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Site Map for the 4 Main Modules

 
 

Getting Ready to Write

Generating Ideas

Class Notes
Review Readings
Talk with Students
Key Words & Ideas
Review Ideas
The Next Step

Developing a Thesis

The Steps
Thesis Statement
Examples of Thesis Statements
Writing a Good Thesis Statement
Judging Thesis Statements
Checklist for a Thesis Statement
Changing Your Thesis Statement
Organizing Your Paper
Types of Organization
Linear Logic
Linear Logic in English Writing
Using Resources
Ideas for Resources
Deciding Which Information to Use
How to Judge the Value of Information
The Next Step

Mapping Your Ideas

Developing an Outline
Practice with an Outline
Ordering Activity
Reflection Questions
The Next Step

 

 

 

Developing Your Ideas

Read and Take Notes

Important Information
How to Take Good Notes
The Next Step

Using Others' Ideas

Citations
Paraphrasing
Summarizing
Avoiding Plagiarism
The Next Step

Compose

Organization: The Outline
Following an Outline
Changing the Outline
References
Style
Reflection Questions
The Next Step

 

 

 

Revising Your Work

Importance of Revision

Advice
Questions
Each Point Is Important
More Revision
The Big Picture
Perspective
Getting Feedback

Read Your Paper Out Loud

Suggestions
Read Alone
Example of Student Reading Out Loud
Record Your Voice
Make Corrections

Glossing

Demonstration of Glossing
The Purpose of Glossing

Using a Checklist

Revision Checklist
Checklist for You
Reflection Questions
The Next Step

 

 

 

Editing and Polishing

Automated Writing

Finding Errors
Resources

Spelling and Grammar

Demonstration
Make Your Own Decisions

Punctuation

Does Punctuation Matter?
Basic Sentence Structure
Phrases & Clauses
Using Complete Sentences
Sentences and Fragments
Avoid Run-on Sentences
Run-on Sentences
Clauses
Types of Clauses and Sentences
Punctuating Clauses
General Guide in Punctuation for Clauses
Other Guidelines for Punctuation
The Next Step

Personal Editing Guide

Purpose of a Grammar Journal
Grammar Journal
Your Own Grammar Journal
Example
The Last Step

Format

The Importance of Format
Basic Format
Title Page
APA Style
APA Second Page
MLA Style
Abstract
Reflection Questions
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