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    •  
      • The Blank Page
      • Drafting
      • Revising (and revising…and revising…)
      • Presentation
      • 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?
      • 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
    • 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
      • 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.
      • 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
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • 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
      • 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.
      • Hide/show formatting
      • Use styles !
      • Save templates to save time
      • 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