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Engl 1101, Week 1 Notes

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These notes highlight and review important topics discussed during the first week of lectures, and recaps the readings for the week. Notes are in cornell format.
English Composition I
Carla S. Chwat
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Date Created: 08/24/16
  Week of     University of North Aug.22 Georgia English Composition Engl 1101 • Fall 2016     Heading: Notes:   Academic Writing Read Chapter 1 & 2. Notes ● Formality positively reinforces credibility and is the main are from the textbook and difference between academic writing and casual writing. class lecture. ● Academic writing has a purpose. It is usually to inform, debate and persuade. Academic writing has citations correctly Academic writing implemented throughout the paper, and only includes relevant topics throughout the papers. ● Academic writing has a thesis. The thesis of your paper Confident precise writing should be one to two sentences and state what the whole paper is about. It should also include a general idea of what Planning process your point of view towards the topic is. ● Quote, paraphrase, and summarize credible outside texts and state if you agree or disagree with the stated claim and why Methods for reading in academic context ● In the sentences following the thesis, explain and elaborate to quantify that thesis ● Explain why the topic is important and why people should Annotation listen   ● Support the thesis with facts, scenarios, and evidence. Use   mostly published research and try to use reason to stay     objective.   ● To add more credibility to the paper, acknowledge an array     of perspectives on the topic. (ex. Using 3+ differing points of view)     ● Be clear, straightforward, and direct in your writing style. Use   claims and declarative sentence to take an authoritative     stance.   ∽​Professors don't look for perfect papers, they look for precise witters.   Writing is a process. Think, understand and p​a          The Planning Process:     ● Generalizing Ideas- Thinking about what you want the paper to   be about and what format you want it to be in     ● Organize the information- Put your thoughts on paper and separate into logical sections     ● Drafting- Add structure details and ideas to the paper   ● Revising- Make major structural or intellectual changes to in the     content a paper   ● Editing- Making minor adjustments to the paper. This includes   correcting grammar and spelling errors   ● Submission and Upload- Turning in the paper in the correct     format on time       Academic Reading It helps to have prior knowledge of important concepts and   vocabulary before reading an academic paper. Get a hint of what the text is about by paying attention to not only the title, but the date published subtitles and other headings. Try to find the thesis of the writing. Be sure to read any graphs, charts, or pictures the author provides. If you don't understand the text, it's okay to take a break, and then go back and re-read. Annotate the text and make notes of the text as you read to organize your thoughts. Annotation is interaction with the text. *Immagine someone is having a conversation with you and the text you are reading is their part of the dialogue. Mark in the text where you would normally ask a question. Mark in the text where you would agree or disagree with the person. Take note of any new information that surprised you or vocabulary that you don't understand.* To make sense of the writing, it may be useful to color code, use symbols and write in the margins. Outline what each section of writing addresses. After you've read, Write down the main ideas from the text to help you remember the information better. You should be able to pick out the purpose, audience, genre, stance and design of an academic piece after reading and annotation. Important dates this week: Summary 8/24 Academic Writing should have a purpose, and the writer should Read ch. 1 & 2 in textbook. utilize different genres dependent on the purpose of the particular paper. Academic papers should have a thesis and Make a list of general ideas the paper should support that thesis- steer clear of irrelevant you want the narrative paper topics. An academic paper should be clear and direct. to be about There are different strategies for reading various types of academic papers. Learn how to understand content and arguments    


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