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Eng 119, Week 1 Notes

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Eng 119, Week 1 Notes ENG 119L-114

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Date Created: 10/14/16
1  ENG 119L­114: Chapter 1  September 1, 2016  Professor Quinn  [Word Alert] (pp.2­5)  Raunchy​ ­ obscene, vulgar  Depicting ​ ­ representing in a picture  Mitigating​ ­ become less in force or intensity  Cater​ ­ to be attentive   Dubious​ ­ uncertain, undecided, filled w/ doubt  Beckons ​ ­ invites, summons    How to Be a Confident Writer (pp.6­7):  ● Adjust your frame of mind.​ Don’t be afraid to take a risk in your writing and have a  positive attitude.   ● Schedule time for writing. ​Make time in your schedule to get a project done, especially  if you are a procrastinator. Know when assignments are due and keep track of which ones  you complete.   ● Motivate yourself. ​If you get to choose what your topic will be for an assignment make  s​ure it’s somethin​ ou want to write about.  ● Develop your powers of observation. ​Get involved in life and stay in touch with the  world around you. Take notice of the things you see, smell, and hear around you.  ● Read.   ● Get wired. ​You have access to laptops and different devices to help collect information  about your assignments. If not try going to the library or a computer lab.     The ​literal level​ of reading and writing is about words and what they actually say, their  dictionary meanings.  The ​critical level​ is about reading between the lines to discover what words imply or suggest.  The underlying meaning of a text.    ­ A relatively short piece of writing that may serve one or more  purposes: to persuade, inform, entertain, explain, or merely express an  idea, feeling, or impression.    2  How to Read an Essay w/ Understanding (p.8)  ● Build background before reading  ● Read actively  ● Review after reading    Thesis​­ the central idea of an essay, supported with specific evidence or information.  Direction of Development​­ the way evidence is organized, or arranged.  Intro →Thesis→ Evidence to support,explain or prove the thesis→Concluding paragraph:  summarizes major points or leaves the reader with something to think about.    ***​Take the audience's needs and interests into consideration when writing and also keep in  mind some of their characteristics. The topic needs to be relatable to the audience, so be aware of  their AGE, ROLES, KNOWLEDGE BASE, ASSUMPTIONS, INTERESTS, VALUES, and  CULTURE/ETHNICITY. (pp.12)    Figure 1.1 Reading an Essay and Writing an Essay (p.9)  Stage 1: Prewriting  Writing a discovery draft is one strategy, clustering, or using a concept map, is another  prewriting strategy that can help you gather and organize evidence to support a topic.  Stage 2: Drafting and Organizing  “Exploratory Stage” experimenting with the ideas you came with in Stage 1 to create a  rough draft, or a rough piece of writing.  Stage 3: Rewriting  This stage involves revising and editing. You have the choice to add content, improve  organization, refine your style and check for grammar and punctuation.      Critical Thinking  Creative Thinking  Informs every part of the writing process,  ­ Choose a topic that challenges your  from prewriting, to drafting and organizing, to  thinking  rewriting.  ­ Question assumptions and be open to  ­ Find a purpose for writing.  change.  ­ Define your audience’s characteristics.  *A creative thinker ​THINKS OUTSIDE OF  3  ­ Write an outline.  THE BOX ​and comes up with new ways and  ­ Choose an organizational pattern to  techniques to solve a problem or understand  arrange your arrange.  the text.  ­ Analyze your topic from all sides.    ­ Reflect on what you have written and  BOTH​ critical and creative thinkers are  on ways to improve it.  similar because they look past the surface of  *A critical thinker ​DIGS DEEP​ into the text,  the text, and in order to be one you have to be  and finds more information below the surface.  the other.  This gives them a more in depth  understanding of the text.              1  ENG 119L­114: Chapter 1  September 1, 2016  Professor Quinn    [Figure 1.3 Organizational Patterns for Thinking and Writing]     Narration  To relate an event of series of events leading  to an outcome  Description  To describe or create a mental image of a  person, place, etc.  Process  To explain how to do something or how  something can be done.  Classification and Division  To break down a topic into categories; to  divide a topic into parts.  Comparison and Contrast  To explain similarities and differences  between two things.  Cause and Effect  To explain the reason for something, the  results of something, or both.  Definition  To define a term or even a situation perhaps  because you may think many people  misunderstand it or because it has a unique  meaning to you.                          2        [Figure 1.5 Writing is a Recursive Process]                               3                             


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