Introduction to Writing
4 Writing: Exercises
- Find out more about your learning style by visiting your academic resource centre or doing Internet research. Take note of strategies that are recommended for different types of learners. Which strategies do you already use? Which strategies could you incorporate into your routine?
- Apply the following comprehension and active reading strategies to an assigned reading:
- Locate the writer’s main idea and major supporting points. (Use text features to gather clues.)
- Apply the SQ3R strategy: Survey, Question, Read, Recite and Record, and Review and Reflect.
- Apply at least one other active reading strategy appropriate for the text, such as visualizing or connecting the text to personal experiences.
- After reviewing your syllabus, map out a timeline of major assignments in the course. Describe the steps you anticipate needing to follow in order to complete these assignments.
- This chapter was adapted from “Introduction to Writing: End-of-Chapter Exercises” in Writing for Success by a publisher who has requested that they and the original author not receive attribution (and republished by University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing). Adapted by Allison Kilgannon. CC BY-NC-SA.