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Day 3 writing tools
Day 3 writing tools
Day 3 writing tools
Day 3 writing tools
Day 3 writing tools
Day 3 writing tools
Day 3 writing tools
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  • 1.  
  • 2. <ul><li>The Blank Page </li></ul><ul><li>Drafting </li></ul><ul><li>Revising (and revising…and revising…) </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation </li></ul>
  • 3. <ul><li>College students begin to understand what academic writing really means only after they receive negative feedback on their work </li></ul><ul><li>To become a strong writer in college, you need to achieve a clear sense of two things: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The academic environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The kinds of writing you’ll be doing in that environment </li></ul></ul>What’s different about college writing?
  • 4. <ul><li>College instructors are much more likely than high school teachers to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>assign writing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>respond in detail to student writing – or not much at all </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ask questions that cannot be dealt with easily in a fixed form like a five-paragraph essay </li></ul></ul><ul><li>You may have learned only one kind of writing genre and now find you need to master other types of writing as well </li></ul>More differences
  • 5. Look for: mind mapping, speech to text Look for: word prediction, speech to text, references Look for: mechanics, text to speech Look for: reference management, formatting, templates
  • 6. <ul><li>SmartArt in Word </li></ul><ul><li>FreeMind </li></ul><ul><li>XMind </li></ul><ul><li>Inspiration </li></ul><ul><li>Mindomo </li></ul><ul><li>Mindmeister </li></ul><ul><li>Places to look: Wikipedia: List of concept mapping software </li></ul>Try at least two to see which you like better. Record results on your wiki page.
  • 7. <ul><li>Limited capability in Word </li></ul><ul><li>Sphinx (Geeky!) </li></ul><ul><li>Dragon Naturally Speaking ($79.95 - $199)* </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I recommend the premium version for academic work </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dragon Dictate app (free – iOS only, requires internet connection) </li></ul><ul><li>SpeakQ ($360) </li></ul><ul><li>*low end of scale is student-only pricing from AcademicSuperstore.com </li></ul>
  • 8. <ul><li>Talking Word Processor </li></ul><ul><li>LetMeType </li></ul><ul><li>OpenOffice </li></ul><ul><li>Text Expander (Mac) $29.95 </li></ul><ul><li>Phrase Express </li></ul><ul><li>Texter (a bit geeky) </li></ul>Check out at least two to see which you like better. Record results on your wiki page.
  • 9. <ul><li>Online dictionaries </li></ul><ul><li>Thesauri </li></ul><ul><ul><li>FreeThesaurus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VisuWords </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Multiple-purpose </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Word (& other software) built-ins </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lingoes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Sage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WordWeb </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>StarDict </li></ul></ul>Check out at least two to see which you like better. Record results on your wiki page.
  • 10. <ul><li>Work that word processor! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spell check </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grammar check </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Find & replace </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Spelling/grammar checkers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jspell multilingual </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ieSpell for online writing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grammarly (7-day free trial) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ginger (designed specifically for learning disabilities) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Style checkers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Editor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WordDog </li></ul></ul>Check out at least two to see which you like better. Record results on your wiki page.
  • 11. <ul><li>Read back what you’ve written </li></ul><ul><li>Listen for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mispronunciations: possible misspellings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Long-winded sentences: may need to break into multiple sentences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Odd-sounding phrases: may be grammar errors </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cannot lie to you </li></ul>
  • 12. <ul><li>BibMe </li></ul><ul><li>Son of Citation Machine </li></ul><ul><li>Zotero </li></ul><ul><li>Reference management software pages on Wikipedia </li></ul>Check out at least two to see which you like better. Record results on your wiki page.
  • 13. <ul><li>Hide/show formatting </li></ul><ul><li>Use styles ! </li></ul><ul><li>Save templates to save time </li></ul>
  • 14. <ul><li>Why use a template? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Speed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consistency </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Creating your own templates </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Save as .dot (Microsoft Word) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>File, New  select template </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must save under new name </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Microsoft templates </li></ul>

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