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Writing in and out of College
Transcript of Writing in and out of College
Part 2 Presentation Group C
Critical thinking and reading
Writing in response to text
Make sure your writing has a point
Include a very brief summary if readers may be unfamiliar with your subject
Center each paragraph on an idea of your own that supports your thesis
Support the paragraph idea with evidence from the text
Conclude each paragraph with your interpretation of the evidence
Don't say or do any thing you wouldn't say or do face to face
Pay careful attention to tone
Avoid say anything in e-mail that you would not say in a printed document such as a letter or memo
Reading and responding to messages
Tips for taking class notes:
Use your own words
Leave space in your notes if you miss something
Include any reading content mentioned by your instructor.
Review your notes shortly after class
Steps for reading: previewing (skimming)
first reading read in a place where you can concentrate
give yourself time
try to enjoy the work
make notes sparingly during this first time reading
Distinguish main ideas from supporting ideas
learn key terms
discern the connections among ideas
Add your own comments
Understand the meaning
Understand the organization
Distill each section
State the main idea
Support the main idea
Use your own words
Reviewing and memorizing the material:
Link new and known information
Create groups of ideas or facts that make sense to you
Create narratives and visual images
Use mnemonic devices,or tricks for remembering
Organizing summaries of the material
and test yourself!
Know the writing situation posed in each assignment
Develop and organize your writing
Synthesize your own and other's ideas
Revise and edit your writing
Acknowledge your sources
previewing the material:
1.What is the work's subject and structure/
2.What are the facts of publication?
3.What do you know about the author
4.What is your preliminary response?
reading and summarizing
How does the work compare with works by others?
How does the work fit into the context of other works by same author or group?
What cultural,economic, or political forces influence the work?
What historical forces influence the work?
Using RAIDS for analysis:P73
question for analysis
synthesizing ideas about an image
evaluating and analysis
Choosing structure and content
Using academic language
Organizing the presentation
It follows the conventions of standard American English for grammar and usage
It uses a standard vocabulary
It creates some distance between writer and reader with the third person (he, she, it, they)
It is authoritative and neutral
Delivering the presentation
Method of delivery
Gain the audience's attention
Put yourself in the speech
Introduce your topic
Creating Web compositions
Creating online papers
Creating original sites
Sketch possible site plans before getting started
Consider how menus on the site's pages can provide overviews of the organization as well as direct access to the pages
Treat the first few sentences of any page as a get-acquainted space for you and your readers
Distill your text so that it includes only essential information
see more information on Public writing please look up on P117-128
Thank you for listening!
"Believe it or not, the best presenter is almost always the presenter who is the most prepared."
By Debbie Bailey
plan your presentation with several questions:
What are my goals?
What is my main message?
What are my key points?
What supports my key points?
How can I present the story?
How can I bring the message to life?
Using techniques of critical reading
Developing a critical response
Viewing images critically
Preparing for exams
Becoming an academic writer
Reading for comprehension
Listening and taking notes in class
Understanding and Using the Elements of Argument
1. Logical Thinking
2. Rational, emotional, and ethical appeals
3. Acknowledgment of opposing views
Organizing an Argument
Using Visual Arguments
5. Recognizing Fallacies
6. Choice of images
It can be disputed, will be disputed, it is narrow enough to research and argue in the space and time available.
Past or present reality, value, recommendation for a course of action, statements of fact or belief.
Facts, Statistics, Examples, Expert opinions, Appeals to readers' beliefs or needs.
If your readers do not share your assumptions, they will be less receptive to your argument.
Avoid: Insulting words, Biased language, Sarcasm, Exclamation points
Before or while you draft your essay, list for yourself all the opposing views you can think of.
Errors in argument
The introduction establishes the significance of the subject and provides background.
The body states and develops the claims supporting the thesis.
The response to opposing views.
The conclusion completes the argument.