Writing the Literary Analysis
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Author: Brian Yothers
What is Literary Analysis?
It's literary It's an analysis It's-An Argument! It may also involve research on and analysis of secondary sources
How is i
Reasons Students Fail College
Below are some of the primary reasons students fail. Critically examine each to see if it describes you. Determining the problem, being aware of the causes, is a first step in seeking a workable solution. If you recognize you
By Emily Munson
What is a direct quotation? How is it different from a paraphrase?
A direct quotation records the exact language used by someone in a speech or writing. A paraphrase is also a restatement of a portion of text in yo
Personal Statement Guidelines
Caada's scholarship Outside scholarships 4 year school Transfer applications
Know the Requirements Deadline date: March 2, 2009, 4:00 pm
Application form College transcript(s) of all college work Unoffical transcript a
Perfecting Your Personal Statement
The What and the Why of Grant Aid and Scholarships
What is the difference between merit based and need based scholarships? Why should you apply for grant aid and scholarships?
What to Include
A focused anecdote (story)
Cross-referencing: Using MLA Format
A workshop brought to you by the Purdue University Writing Lab
Purdue University Writing Lab
Why Use MLA Format?
Allows readers to crossreference your sources easily Provides consistent format within a discipline Gives
USER GUIDE Keylight on After Effects
Visual Effects Software
2007 The Foundry Visionmongers Ltd. All rights reserved. Keylight User Guide This manual, as well as the software described in it, is furnished under license and may only be used or
How NOT to Plagiarize
Presented by: Rita Sabbadini
MLA (Modern Language Association) APA (American Psychological Association) Chicago or Turabian Always check with your instructor to see what style they prefer.
What is plagiarism?
IDENTIFYING COMMON FALLACIES
Spotting fallacious reasoning when you read, avoiding fallacious reasoning when you write
An argument based on false beliefs, mistaken ideas, or obfuscation (an attempt to cloud the
issue) is called a fallacy. Fallacious argum
Capital Community College
Avoiding Run-on Sentences
The length of a sentence has nothing to do with whether or not a sentence is considered a run-on. An over-exuberant, run-off-at-the-mouth, 400-word gorilla of a sentence can be structurally fine. A run-
and what we do about it.
Stress: the wear and tear that our bodies, minds, and feelings experience as we perceive and respond to everyday life.
What is it?
1. I let go of negative thoughts and worries at the end of the day. 2. When I get angry I e
Understanding College Reading
Preview Predict Conclude
How To Preview:
Read the back cover, the author, the title, the titles of chapters, subheadings, charts, drawings etc. Scan for key words or other words that jump out at you. Underline
Twelve Steps to Better Revising and Editing
presented by Judith M. Davis, Director Writing Technology Laboratory 31 March 2003
What is revision?
Real revision is "re-seeing"-reading, analyzing, and critiquing the paper with "fresh eyes."
What is not r
The Relaxation Technique
Pick a focus word, short phrase, or prayer that is firmly rooted in your belief system. Sit quietly in a comfortable position. Close your eyes. Relax your muscles, progressing from your feet to your calves, thighs, abdomen, shoul
Test Taking: Be a Better Test Taker
Types of Tests:
True false Matching Multiple choice
Types of Tests:
Fill in the Blank
Long, indepth answers in
Think positive One test won't ruin your life Avoid tes
True / False o Beware of qualifiers: always, all, none, never. These make statements false. Usually, sometimes, generally, frequently will usually make a statement true. o Look at the length. For a statement to be true, all of the stat
Test Taking Strategies
1. Arrive early. Allow enough time to compose your thoughts, sharpen your concentration, organize your materials and relax. 2. Bring all materials to class: pencils, pens, calculator, eraser, etc. 3. Listen carefully to your instruc
Test Preparation Worksheet
Test Information Name of class Day, date, and time of test Location of test Kind of test essay multiple choice short answer problems Amount of time allowed for test "Weight" of test in total grade for class (if known) % Textbook
TBA Workshop, Library Research Paper Name: _ Class _ Instructor _ LIBR Research Paper 1. Read this short article about the swine flu:
Title: The Moment Magazine: Time Author: Alice Park. Volume: 174
Issue: 15 Date: Oct 19, 2009 Page: 11. (It's a one page
PRE-READING STRATEGIES: The following strategies are designed to take you into, through, and
in some cases beyond a variety of reading situations. They will help you to assimilate new information
more easily and organize your study time more effectively.