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FYE Prez....Chap 7: Thriving In College

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Mark Martin Jr

on 17 October 2012

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photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli Research, Writing, And Speaking!!!
Mark Martin, Jr Key Academic Skills Relevant Research Strategies Speaking Strategies Writing Only 3? Chapter 7 World Communication Do They Really Matter? Internet Age Information Overload (Yep) Effectively Develop RESEARCH
To (You with the face) AKA: "Information Literacy" Skills (Why?) Is your topic Narrow? or BROAD Try again :) Multiple Sources Print Books Dictionary Magazine Online Search Engines "GOOGLE IT" Databases Who What When Why How Evaluate The Sources Credibility
Currency Approved By Instructor? Wikipedia :( Evaluate the Number & Variety of References Do you have enough? More = Less chance of being accused of Plagiarism Variety? More variety gives a chance to demonstrate a higher-level thinking skill SYNTHESIS/INTEGRATION Sources = Stepping Stones Analyze Synthesize Evaluate + + = College Paper A+++ CITE YOUR SOURCES Recognize the work you have quoted EXCEPT FOR Common Factual Knowledge EX. Earth = Third planet Found in a encyclopedia? Cite your sources within:
The body of your paper
Works cited page Styles?
MLA (Modern Language Association)
APA (American Psychological Association) May have to use other styles
Ask Instructor!!! Types of writing
Expressive/Informal Strategies Letters
Creative Literature Diaries
Logs Such strong emphasis is being placed on effective communication in today's work world that college graduates with well-developed communication skills will have a clear advantage in today's job market (Mackes, 2003) Writing-to-Learn Increases your level of involvement with your topic Can finish these quickly Written to benefit the writer (you) Promote your own learning and understanding EX. Writing out your notes Free-Writing Jump Start thinking
Active involvement (Thinking out loud on paper) Writing to Listen
Writing to Read
Writing to Remember
Writing to Organize
Writing to Study
Writing to Understand
Writing to Discuss Hearing,Seeing and writing = 3 brain traces Capture critical ideas Checklist, agenda plan "Muscle memory" EX. Verb Name game Synthesis
Categories Test preparation Own words. Own thoughts
You should understand yourself better Write your concerns before a discussion
Lowers speaking anxiety Writing to Communicate Bad communication = F :/ Essay Multi-Stages 1. Know your objective
What is the assignment asking?
What type of thinking is your instructor asking you to show?
What criteria are you being judged on? 2. BRAINSTORM
Write down ALL ideas
Repeat!!!!!!! 3. Organize
Review brainstormed ideas
Group the ideas that relate to the same general category Order the ideas into a sequence
Start Middle End 4. ROUGH Draft
Writing your key ideas down
Disregard for grammar,punctuation,etc
Break 5. 2nd Draft
Focus on your organization
Intro - Thesis
Body - Content
Conclusion - Summarize all of the above 6.Reading and editing
Posses higher level thinking?
- Direct quotes, Specific Ex,Data,First-hand experiences
-Does it all flow together?
Sentence Structure
Word Selection
-Wordplay 7. Feedback 8. Final Draft
-Synthesize everything 9.Proofread & Submit 10. Review
-Worst Shyness
Better conversations
Keeps you active
Creates two brain traces
"Audible" "Physical" Solving something?
Pair up with
Student or Students
-Bounce off of another
Seminar classes
-Less Anonymous
Front of class
-Everyone looks Ex. "Ooooo" Higher Level Presentations/Speeches Purpose 1. Informative
2. Persuasive Pick a topic Brainstorm
Organize ideas categories and sequentially sound familiar? Delivering Your Presentation Rehearse and Revise Cut out "Uh""umm"
Filler Cue Cards
Check Time
Feedback ANXIETY!! Before Match Practice
Observe Others
Introduction Hump
Equipment & Yourself
Settle In Anxiety = Natural
Missed info
Normal Conversation
Audience = Normal people During Movement/Fidgeting
"Message Not the Messenger" May not work for you
If not See a professional at the Academic Support Center
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