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Composition 1 - Week 1-2 study guide

by: Mallorie Jones

Composition 1 - Week 1-2 study guide Eng 105

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Date Created: 08/27/16
ENG 105 Composition 1 1. Writing Processes a. Getting Started i. 2 considerations ∙ What to accomplish ∙ How to appeal to your audience a. Who is your audience? a. A Process of Writing ii. Generate Ideas ∙ What to write about? iii. Plan ∙ Decide on main point ∙ Thesis - give your purpose to your audience iv. Draft ∙ Start and restart ∙ Build paragraphs ∙ Create coherence ∙ Open and conclude v. Develope ∙ Explain and support ∙ Add definitions or sample and details ∙ Supply evidence and/or research vi. Revise ∙ Major rearrangement vii. Edit ∙ Start looking at tiny details 2. Process of Critical Reading a. 2 reading approaches i. Active - thoroughly paying attention to each sentence 1 ii. Questioning - evaluating and responding to what you are reading b. Getting Started i. Prepare ∙ Identify purpose ∙ Plan follow-up ∙ Gain background ∙ Skim text ii. Respond ∙ Read deeply a. Paying attention to strategy and structure ∙ Annotate ∙ Keep a Journal iii. Read critically ∙ Read literally ∙ Knowing ∙ Comprehending ∙ Applying a. Connect knowledge → what you already know ∙ Analyzing ∙ Evaluating iv. Read analytically ∙ Generate ideas ∙ Logging your reading ∙ Recalling what you have already read ∙ Paraphrasing a. Restate in your own words ∙ Summarizing a. Reduce main point to essential in your own words 3. Strategies for Generating Ideas a. Finding Ideas i. Brainstorm ∙ A sudden insight of inspiration ∙ Try to get as much in for as possible in a short amount of time 2 ∙ Use free association to stimulate a chain of ideas ii. Free Writing ∙ simply writing sentences without stopping ∙ Develop topic a bit further ∙ Most productive with an aim or goal iii. Mapping ∙ Allows you to see certain ideas’ relationships or relativity iv. Asking a Reporter’s Questions ∙ Good way to find out how to start an essay ∙ 6 questions: a. Who, What, When, Where, Why, How? ∙ Use to generate details! 4. Strategies for Stating a Thesis and Planning a. Starting and Using a Thesis i. One main point ii. Explicit Thesis ∙ Directly stated iii. Implicit Thesis ∙ Indirectly suggested b. How to Discover a Working Thesis i. Working Thesis - a statement that can guide you but you will ultimately refine ∙ Topic+position on topic=working thesis c. How to State a Thesis i. Exactly! → from general to concise and specific ii. Central idea iii. Positive iv. Limit to a statement you can demonstrate 3


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