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Using & Evaluating Sources for Writing-Chapter Summary
Within this chapter, our knowledgeable instructors outline how to utilize and examine sources for writing. The lessons in this chapter will help you brush up on putting information to use for multimodal writing and ways to incorporate visuals in communication. In addition to this, you will review ways to find important concepts in various resources and learn to assess different sources with reverse outlining. You'll also focus on confronting significant ideas in research. By the time you finish this chapter, you'll be able to:
- Understand the usefulness of numerous forms of data for multimodal writing
- Identify the significance of visuals when communicating
- Understand the differences between textual graphics and visual graphics
- Recognize approaches for obtaining the main viewpoints of sources
- Demonstrate the reverse outlining process to examine resources
- Explain how to question main ideas in research
In our lessons, we use brief but engaging videos that provide you with the most important information that needs to be learned. Our lessons include self-assessment quizzes so that you can evaluate your comprehension. Use the video tags to conveniently move around to fundamental topics in the videos.
1. The Role of Visuals in Communication
Visuals used in business communication can help with message development. This lesson will explain how the use of visuals can increase understanding, development, communication, and the retainment of a message.
2. Using Visuals to Present Data: Textual Graphics vs. Visual Graphics
Textual and visual graphics can aid in visually presenting data to a business audience. You must first identify the type of data you will be presenting and then decide whether it is details, patterns or relationships being communicated.
3. Understanding Key Arguments of Sources
In this lesson, you'll learn some strategies that might help you identify the key arguments contained in various text types, including articles, historical documents, charts, and letters.
4. Using Reverse Outlining to Evaluate Sources
Throughout your education and in your future career, evaluating sources will be important. This lesson discusses how the tool of reverse outlining can help you to evaluate sources more effectively.
5. Challenging an Idea: Identifying Key Points & Avenues of Research
In this lesson, we will learn about challenging an idea or claim. We will explore how to identify key points of a claim or thesis and highlight strategies used to provide a rebuttal.
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Other chapters within the College English Composition: Help and Review course
- Conventions in Writing - Grammar: Help and Review
- Conventions in Writing - Usage: Help and Review
- Writing Mechanics Help
- How to Revise an Essay: Help and Review
- Using Source Materials: Help and Review
- Parts of an Essay: Help and Review
- Essay Writing: Help and Review
- Reading and Understanding Essays: Help and Review
- Composition Best Practices - Theory and Application: Help and Review
- The Writing Process: Revision and Skill Development
- Teaching Writing
- Teaching Materials & Resources
- Prose Nonfiction
- Prose Fiction
- Nonfiction and Informational Text Skills Practice
- Teaching Literature
- Reading Basics
- Analyzing Reading
- Analyzing & Interpreting a Passage
- Analyzing Key Ideas of Nonfiction & Informational Text
- Teaching Reading
- Speaking Skills
- Reading for Key Ideas & Details
- Text Structure & Reading Skills
- Reading & Thinking Critically