12 tips to make your writing better

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12 tips to make your writing better

  1. 1. 12 Tips to Make Your Writing Better<br />Jennifer Falvey<br />Midlands Technical College<br />Academic Success Center<br />
  2. 2. What is your first thought when you get a new writing assignment?<br />NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!<br />image by Alex E. Proimos,; used with Creative Commons permission<br />
  3. 3. It doesn’t have to be that hard!<br />Image by twicepix, used with Creative Commons permission<br />
  4. 4. Tip # 1: Know the Reading<br />
  5. 5. Tip # 2: Know the Assignment<br />
  6. 6. Tip # 3: Prewrite@ Your Comfort Level<br />
  7. 7. Tip # 4 : Get Help When You Need It<br />
  8. 8. Hey Look—You’re Ready to Write!<br />Image by matt mcgee used with Creative Commons permission<br />
  9. 9. Tip # 5: Write the Thesis First<br />
  10. 10. Tip # 6: Write Topic Sentences Next<br />One for each main point or section you will discuss<br />Check for overlap of ideas<br />
  11. 11. Tip # 7: Identify Your Evidence<br />
  12. 12. Tip # 8: Get Help When You Need It!<br />
  13. 13. Hey! You Have a Draft of Something There!<br />Image by universalpops used with permission from Creative Commons<br />
  14. 14. Tip # 9 : Leave Time to Revise<br />
  15. 15. Tip # 10 : Give It the Step Test<br />
  16. 16. Tip # 11 : Use Your Resources<br />English 100 Handbook<br />Little, Brown Handbook<br />Purdue OWL http://owl.english.purdue.edu/<br />
  17. 17. Tip # 12 : Get Help When You Need It!<br />SPRING 2011 SEMESTER HOURS <br />Airport Campus Monday-Thursday  7:30 AM - 8:00 PM; Friday 7:30 AM - 1:30 PM Beltline Campus Monday-Thursday  7:30 AM - 8:00 PM; Friday   7:30 AM - 1:30 PM   Batesburg-Leesville Campus Monday/Wednesday  8:30 AM - 2:30 PM; Tuesday/Thursday 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM; Friday 8:30 AM -1:30 PMHarbison Campus Monday-Thursday  8:00 AM - 7:00 PM; Friday 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM<br />

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