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College Readiness Writing: Chapter Summary
As a college student, you will be doing a tremendous amount of writing of various types, so your skills will need to be up to the task. You can ensure that they are by using the advice and suggestions in this college readiness chapter. These brief, yet engaging and well-presented lessons will give you the tools that enable you to polish and refine your writing skills, and the user-friendly online platform places the material at your fingertips 24/7/365. You will find the following topics in this chapter:
The Writing Process
This lesson helps you to examine and test your proficiency with the steps and definition of the writing process. You can measure your skill in developing a written work from start to finish by making effective use of the tips and helpful hints contained here.
Elements and Structure of Formal and Informal Writing
Some of the writing you will do in college will be formal in tone, and some of it won't. You can use this lesson to review the difference between these two styles and identify the distinguishing characteristics of each, thus enabling you to assess your skills in both.
How to Proofread an Essay for Spelling and Grammar
Spotting errors is crucial, especially in the kind of writing you will be doing as a college student. This lesson will help you pinpoint and correct mistakes in grammar, spelling, and other issues that can affect the quality of your writing, and help you improve your chances of achieving academic excellence.
Strategies for Revising Writing Over Multiple Drafts
Here you'll find useful suggestions on how to make revisions through several successive drafts of your work. You'll rediscover the meaning of the old saying among writers that ''writing is rewriting'', and enhance your ability to make your work the very best it can be.
1. The Writing Process: Definition & Steps
Writing is one of the most common ways we communicate. To be a successful writer, you should practice the five steps of the writing process: prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, and publication.
2. Formal & Informal Writing: Structure & Elements
Knowing when to use formal or informal writing is important, much like knowing whether or not you're driving in the right direction on a one-way street.
3. How to Proofread an Essay for Spelling and Grammar
Proofreading is the last step in revising an essay - don't skip it! A single typo can sometimes ruin the hard work of an entire paper. This lesson will help you find the right proofreading strategy for you.
4. Strategies for Revising Writing Over Multiple Drafts
Revision is perhaps the most important stage of the writing process. But what does it mean to revise? This lesson discusses revision goals and strategies for revising multiple drafts.
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