Unit 1: Tips For Active Reading
Your success as a writer is reflected in your ability as a reader. That's why that in assessing your readiness for this course, you have exhibited proficiency in both reading as well as writing!
Key to effective reading is your ability to recognize main ideas in paragraphs, the basic unit for developing meaning in explanatory writing. This Unit examines basic patterns of paragraph development, each defined by the placement of the topic sentence and main idea of each paragraph.
Readings in The Longman Writer
2) Complete the reading exercise, "Some Words About the Writing Process." Follow the directions at the top of the first page. Submit a list of the main ideas.
Due Date for Submission
Student Learning Outcomes
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