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5 Matching questions

  1. rhetorical
  2. WHAT I DID ON THIS (FIRST) COLLEGE RESEARCH PAPER THAN I HAD DONE ON PREVIOUS (HIGH SCHOOL) RESEARCH PAPERS:
  3. arguable assertion vs. vs. "uncontested assertion
  4. 5 ¶ essay vs. college essay
  5. Best resources for newspaper articles
  1. a sake of the agurment
  2. b = Intro + Body + Conclusion vs. Beginning (point of departure) ⇒ Middle (writer leads reader through argument / journey) ⇒ End (destination)- essay = attempt to get at something (from french word essayer)-
  3. c Lexus Nexus and EBSCO host's Newpaper Source.
  4. d such as statement of preference, taste, or belief (including "I believe")- Title: Capitalization of Subtitle
  5. e The writing process was not overseen/prescribed by teacher, so there was more self-motivation and time management involved. It was up to me whether I had an outline or went to the library early enough to get source materials through interlibrary loan.
    I had to learn a new way to do in text citations (parenthetical references).
    I had to learn and strictly follow a specific style: MLA format.
    I had an argument / asserted own opinions / wrote in my own voice.
    I argued my thesis statement rather than simply presented information.
    Scholarly research can and SHOULD be interesting!
    My own ideas matter!
    I had a "working thesis" = I "rebuilt" my thesis again and again
    I revised to make more sense, be more clear, and fix my ideas.
    I had the freedom to write about something I liked!
    I considered the reliability of my sources.
    Questionable quality of available sources made me change to a narrower more supportable topic.
    I ENJOYED the reading and the writing!
    I analyzed rather than praised my topic.
    The writing process was recursive: I never felt that I was finished.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. memory device
  2. onecatch
  3. is often wrong in your sentence and also sounds unnatural
  4. Avoid the word should in assertion.)
  5. make notes in the margin

5 True/False questions

  1. INEXPERIENCED WRITERS' REVISION STRATEGIES TO AVOID"Use big words" and "Use different words for the same meaning (use thesaurus)" [Sommers' research shows that this is the main revision strategy of inexperienced writers.]
    "Turn in first drafft." [Hjortshoj argues that most student papers are actually first drafts.
    "Check just for grammatical and spelling mistakes" [A big problem with this revision strategy is that, if you routinely make mistakes, you probably won't notice that you have done so. Also, such "editing" is not really the "reseeing" that Hjortshoj and Sommers say is expected in college level or mature writing.]
    "Use big words" and "Use different words for the same meaning (use thesaurus)" [Sommers' research shows that this is the main revision strategy of inexperienced writers.]
    Check just for grammatical and spelling mistakes" [A big problem with this revision strategy is that, if you routinely make mistakes, you probably won't notice that you have done so. Also, such "editing" is not really the "reseeing" that Hjortshoj and Sommers say is expected in college level or mature writing.]

          

  2. coordinating conjunctionsometimes useful = sometimes language of avoidance
    how to support an assertion with concrete information

          

  3. euphemsitic constructionsnext to each other

          

  4. Capitalization of TitleFirst, Last, and All Important Words Are Capitalized (unimportant words = prepositions, coordinating conjunctions, articles, and the to of an infinitive)

          

  5. It's okay to break some rules of mechanicssuch as the rule not to write in fragments-if you do so intentionally and successfully for rhetorical reasons . (For my papers, indicate in pencil in the margins if you are intentionally breaking a rule of mechanics, so that I know you know what you're up to.)

          

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