The Word on College Reading and Writing
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The Word on College Reading and Writing

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Table of Contents
  • The Word on College Reading and Writing
  • The Word on College Reading and Writing
  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • Part 1: Working with Texts
  • What is a Text?
  • Building Strong Reading Skills
  • Read Effectively
  • Create an Optimal Setting for Reading
  • Use Pre-reading Strategies
  • Read Efficiently
  • Annotate and Take Notes
  • Do Quick Research
  • Discover What a Text is Trying to Say
  • Explore the Ways the Text Affects You
  • Reflect
  • Troubleshoot Your Reading
  • Writing about Texts
  • Reading Critically
  • Exploring the Structure of a Text
  • Dialectic Note-taking
  • Analyzing Content and Rhetoric
  • Sentence-Level Analysis
  • Point of View
  • Word Choice
  • Paragraph Analysis
  • Summarizing a Text
  • Critiquing a Text
  • Drawing Conclusions, Synthesizing, and Reflecting
  • What is Information Literacy?
  • Why is Information Literacy Important?
  • Finding Quality Texts
  • Learning About Plagiarism and Guidelines for Using Information
  • Part 2: Writing
  • About This Section
  • Why Write?
  • Self-Exploration and Self-Enrichment
  • Creativity
  • Comprehension and Academic Performance
  • Professional Opportunities
  • Effective Communication and Persuasion
  • Determining Your Audience and Purpose
  • Audience
  • Purpose
  • Appealing to Your Audience
  • Exercises
  • Tone, Voice, and Point of View
  • Prewriting—Generating Ideas
  • Selecting and Narrowing a Topic
  • Strategies for Getting Started
  • Imagining Your Audience’s Needs
  • Drafting
  • Organizing Your Ideas and Looking for Connections
  • Finding the Thesis
  • Writing a First Draft
  • Writing Paragraphs
  • The Paragraph Body: Supporting Your Ideas
  • Developing Relationships between Ideas
  • Patterns of Organization and Methods of Development
  • Writing Introductions
  • Writing Conclusions
  • Writing Summaries
  • Paraphrasing
  • Quoting
  • Using Sources Correctly
  • Crediting and Citing Your Sources
  • Citing or Identifying Images in Your Writing
  • Handling Titles
  • Proofreading Your Work with Sources
  • Using Citation Generators
  • Dealing with Obstacles and Developing Good Habits
  • Overcoming Writing Anxiety and Writer's Block
  • Good Writing Habits
  • Procrastination
  • Revising
  • Higher vs. Lower Order Concerns
  • Reverse Outlining
  • Editing
  • Document Format, Documentation Style, and Proofreading
  • Giving and Receiving Feedback
  • What's Next?
  • Grammar and Style
  • Resources for Working with MLA
  • Creating a Works Cited Page
  • Results for the "Check Your Understanding" Activities
  • Glossary of Terms
  • Works Cited in This Text
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