Writing Section 10.2: Writing Your Way to Success In College Taking Charge: Chapter 10 © 2010 TSTC Publishing
Writing in College: Unavoidable <ul><li>Basic skills will help you from feeling overwhelmed </li></ul><ul><li>Grammar skil...
The Essay <ul><li>Used to evaluate your understanding of material </li></ul><ul><li>Five paragraph essay </li></ul><ul><ul...
Essay Suggestions <ul><li>Cut out the deadwood  </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid repetition </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure you know wo...
Research Papers <ul><li>Important! Avoid plagiarism! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use quotation marks when directly copying a sou...
Lab Reports <ul><li>Only involves observable facts within the: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><...
Technical Writing <ul><li>Includes facts, data and observations </li></ul><ul><li>Tips </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use active vo...
Technical Categories <ul><li>Algorithm </li></ul><ul><li>System Construct </li></ul><ul><li>Performance Evaluation </li></...
Further Reflection <ul><li>Have you plagiarized in the past? Why is it important not to plagiarize? </li></ul><ul><li>What...
Additional Resources <ul><li>Guide to Writing a Basic Essay  http:// members.tripod.com/~lklivingston/essay /   </li></ul>...
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Taking Charge (2nd ed.), Chapter 10.2

  1. 1. Writing Section 10.2: Writing Your Way to Success In College Taking Charge: Chapter 10 © 2010 TSTC Publishing
  2. 2. Writing in College: Unavoidable <ul><li>Basic skills will help you from feeling overwhelmed </li></ul><ul><li>Grammar skills will help your GPA </li></ul><ul><li>Essays, research papers and technical writing </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  3. 3. The Essay <ul><li>Used to evaluate your understanding of material </li></ul><ul><li>Five paragraph essay </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Choose a topic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Determine your purpose </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop a thesis statement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organize your thoughts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Write paragraphs: intro, body and conclusion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Edit your rough draft </li></ul></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  4. 4. Essay Suggestions <ul><li>Cut out the deadwood </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid repetition </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure you know word meaning and parts of speech </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid using clue words </li></ul><ul><li>Use a spelling and grammar checker, but don’t depend on these functions </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  5. 5. Research Papers <ul><li>Important! Avoid plagiarism! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use quotation marks when directly copying a source </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thoroughly paraphrase by using your own words </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Check paraphrases against your source </li></ul></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  6. 6. Lab Reports <ul><li>Only involves observable facts within the: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Materials and hazards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Procedure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discussion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  7. 7. Technical Writing <ul><li>Includes facts, data and observations </li></ul><ul><li>Tips </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use active voice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be specific </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eliminate jargon </li></ul></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  8. 8. Technical Categories <ul><li>Algorithm </li></ul><ul><li>System Construct </li></ul><ul><li>Performance Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>A Theory </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  9. 9. Further Reflection <ul><li>Have you plagiarized in the past? Why is it important not to plagiarize? </li></ul><ul><li>What skills have you learned in this chapter that can make writing for school easier? Are you less afraid of writing? </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  10. 10. Additional Resources <ul><li>Guide to Writing a Basic Essay http:// members.tripod.com/~lklivingston/essay / </li></ul><ul><li>Lab Report Guideline www.csubak.edu/chemistry/331/laboutline.html </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
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