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  1. May 2020
    1. Finding the main idea and paying attention to text features as you read helps youfigure out what you should know. Just as important, however, is being able tofigure out what you do not know and developing a strategy to deal with it

      I am lead to believe that this paragraph states the main idea of the section, which will be on comprehension.

    2. How did my instructor frame the assignment?

      This is an important question to keep in mind for students, as sometimes dense text can be overwhelming, so knowing what the teacher expects us to get out of the reading lets us know what to focus on.

    3. CNM offers resources that can help younot only with your studies but also withmanaging your responsibilities as well

      This shows the reader that the school is there to help us succeed in our studies.

    4. Position PaperStates and defends your position on an issue (often acontroversial issue)

      The author defines another kind of paper commonly written in college classes, this one, I'm assuming relates to rhetoric.

    5. SummaryRestates the main points of a longer passageobjectively and in your own words

      Definition of a summary essay.

    6. Personal Response PaperExpresses and explains your response to a readingassignment, a provocative quote, or a specific issue;may be very brief (sometimes a page or less) or morein-depth

      The author defines a type of paper commonly written in college.

    7. College courses emphasize expository writing, writing that explainsor informs

      Creative writing is less common in college than in high school, which may create a problem for some of us who were taught to be very descriptive, as now we will need to be more concise in order to inform in a meaningful way. We will need to learn new writing techniques, possibly with help from this textbook, as that's why I think they brought it up.

    8. CChapter 3: Common Writing AssignmentsPart 1: Chapter 3ollege writing assignments serve a different purpose than the typical writingassignments you completed in high school.

      Serves as the "hook" in this introduction paragraph and lets us know that the chapter will likely talk about the difference between college and high school essays.

    9. Time management, not talent, has been the secret to a lot of great writing throughthe ages. Not even a “great” writer can produce a masterpiece the night before it’sdue.

      To summarize, time management is key to succeeding in a writing class.

    10. Tips for Emailing Your InstructorAdapted from “Chapter One ” of Successful Writing, 2012, used according tocreative commons 3.0 cc-by-nc-saBe polite: Address your professor formally, using the title “Professor” with theirlast name. Depending on how formal your professor seems, use the salutation“Dear,” or a more informal “Hello” or “Hi.” Don’t drop the salutationaltogether, though.Be concise. Instructors are busy people, and although they are typically morethan happy to help you, do them the favor of getting to your point quickly. Signoff with your first and last name, the course number, and the class time. Thiswill make it easy for your professor to identify you, and although they aretypically more than happy to help you, do them the favor of getting to yourpoint quickly.Do not ever ask, “When will you return our papers?” If you MUST ask, make itspecific and realistic (e.g., “Will we get our papers back by the end of nextweek?”).

      This information is useful for communication, which leads me to believe that the author encourages us to communicate with our teachers.

    11. Summarize. At the end of each section, pause to summarize the main pointsin a few sentences. If you have trouble doing so, revisit that section.2. Ask and answer questions. When you begin reading a section, try toidentify two to three questions you should be able to answer after you finish it.Write down your questions and use them to test yourself on the reading. If youcannot answer a question, try to determine why. Is the answer buried in thatsection of reading but just not coming across to you? Or do you expect to findthe answer in another part of the reading?3. Do not read in a vacuum. Look for opportunities to discuss the reading withyour classmates. Many instructors set up online discussion forums or blogsspecifically for that purpose. Participating in these discussions can help youdetermine whether your understanding of the main points is the same asyourpeers’.

      The purpose of these strategies are to help with reading comprehension and understanding the text moving forward,

    12. Your method for breaking up the assignment will depend on the type of reading. Ifthe text is dense and packed with unfamiliar terms and concepts, you may need toread no more than five or ten pages in one sitting so that you can truly understandand process the information.

      I understand that the reading time depends on the difficulty of the text, but what if we are not sure how dense the text is until we actually read it?

    13. This section discusses strategies you can use to get the most out of your collegereading assignments. These strategies fall into three broad categories:1. Planning strategies. To help you manage your reading assignments2. Comprehension strategies. To help you understand the material.3. Active reading strategies. To take your understanding to a higher anddeeper level.

      This serves as a thesis statement for the section and helps to show what we are meant to get out of reading it.

    14. In college, academic expectations change from what you may have experienced inhigh school. The quantity of work you are expected to do is increased. Wheninstructors expect you to read pages upon pages or study hours and hours for oneparticular course, managing your workload can be challenging. This chapterincludes strategies for studying efficiently and managing your time.

      This paragraph tells us that the chapter will focus on (strategies for success in college courses) Possible thesis?

    15. This textbook will cover ways to communicate effectively as you develop insightinto your own style, writing process, grammatical choices, and rhetoricalsituations. With these skills, you should be able to improve your writing talentregardless of the discipline you enter after completing this course.

      This could serve as a way of showing the reader that it is okay to have a different writing style than others by stating that it is versatile and can grow with you as you develop writing skills, whereas in high school, I've noticed that everyone is expected to write in a very similar way to get the grade.