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