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Interesting Readings
& Sample Writings


Writing Style in US Colleges
@ A1A Writing in College for First-year Students
@ A1B Transitioning from High School to College Writing
@ A1C Writing in North American Colleges
@ A1D Writing for North American Academic Audiences
@ A1E 10 Myths about College Writing
@ A1F Taking Essay Exams - Some Tips

Interesting Readings & Journal Ideas

NONFICTION
@ A2A Is Writing Important at Work?
@ A2B Writing Issues for Young People
@ A2C Quotes about friendship
@ A2D Guide to healthy eating
@ Taking Lecture Notes
@ A2E The McDonald's Meal Builder (Healthy or Not?)
@ A2F Short Stories by ESL Students
@ A2G Elections, leaders and policies in California
@ A2H The EASY VOTER GUIDE 2014
@ A2I Short Readings with Audio
@ A2J Business English Readings (Level 50/310)
@ A2K Are you smarter than an 8th grader?
@ A2L Halloween Quiz!
@ A2M Jury Service!
@ A2N Easy Readings (new each month)
@ A2O Money Management Quiz
@ A2P Money Knowledge for College Students
@ A2Q Portion Size & Diet

NEWS
@ A3A CNN News with Summaries + Activities
@ A3B Voice of America News
@ A3C National Geographic News
@ A3D Many topics from today's news (Level 50/310)
@ A3E Useful EASY News with audio/video
@ A3F TIME Magazine for Kids (INT)
@ A3G Many topics from today's news (Level 50/310)

FICTION
@ A4A *LISTEN TO* Aesop's Fables
@ A4B Famous American Folktales
@ A4C Eleven International Folktales
@ A4D The Monkey's Paw (scary story!)

How to Write
Paragraphs & Essays

Paragraph Writing
@ B1A Basic Paragraph Structure
@ B1B The Paragraph (basic info)
@ B1C Paragraphs explained
@ B1D Paragraphs explained
@ B1E Paragraph Coherence & Unity
@ B1F Paragraphs: 5 Tutorials & 5 Quizzes
@ B1G Paragraphs: 5 Exercises
@ B1H Mixed-up Paragraph
@ B1I Paragraph Punch (Click 'Start Writing Now')

Topic Sentences
@ B2A Basic topic sentence explanation

Different Kinds of Paragraphs
@ B3A Comparison/Contrast Paragraphs
@ B3B Cause & Effect Paragraphs

Essay Basics
@ B4A Learn about essays (audio/video)
@ B4B Basic Essay Structure
@ B4C Thesis Statements
@ B4D Essay Punch - (Click 'Start Writing Now')
@ B4E Advanced Writing Tutorials (310)
@ B4F Many links about essay writing
@ B4G Complete Essay Tutorial (do all parts)
@ B4H All about essays
@ B4I A sample 5-paragraph essay
@ B4J Introductory paragraphs (INT)
@ B4K Writing Introductions/Conclusions
@ B4L Topic Sentence Transitions

Different Kinds of Essays
@ B5A Different Kinds of Essays
@ B5B Different Essay Words
@ B5C Problem/Solution (PDF)
@ B5D C/C Essay Info
@ B5E C/C Essay Fill-in (Vocab)
@ B5F C/E Essay Info
@ B5G Arg. Essay Info
@ B5H Sample Opinion/Persuasive Essay #1
@ B5I Sample Opinion/Persuasive Essay #2
@ B5J Creative & Personal Writing

Grammar & Style for
W 50 Writing

Grammar and Sentence Structure
@ C1A Grammar & Punctuation Review
@ C1B Sentence Fragments
@ C1C Great step-by-step grammar info
@ C1D Putting Sentences in Order
@ C1E Many Grammar Topics! Scroll down to your level!
@ C1F Self-Study Grammar Quizzes
@ C1G 310-Level Grammar Topics (INT)
@ C1H Click on 'Hypergrammar' (ADV)
@ C1I ESL Blues Grammar Review (30/40) (BEG)

The Writing Process
@ C2A Writing Process
@ C2B Brainstorming

Writing & Plagiarism
@ C3A Plagiarism and ESL Writers
@ C3B Avoiding Plagiarism
@ C3C Reference/Citation - Vocab to know

Revising Your Writing
@ C4A Where Do I Begin?
@ C4B Finding Common Errors
@ C4C Suggestions for Proofreading
@ C4D Revising for Cohesion
@ C4E Steps for Revising Your Paper

Can You Summarize That?
@ C5A Basics of Writing a Summary
@ C5B Summarizing & Paraphrasing (audio)
@ C5C Summary writing: 100 words
@ C5D Summary writing: 50 words
@ C5E Summary writing: 25 words

Keyboarding (Typing) Skills
@ C6A Typing Practice 1
@ C6B Typing Practice 2
@ C6C ESL Spelling/Typing Practice
@ C6D Improve your writing with good typing and spelling!

Spelling Skills
@ C7A Online Spelling Course (with answers) Level 50 vocabulary!
@ C7B Common Spelling Mistakes
@ C7C 151 Spelling Quizzes!!


Handouts *downloadable*
& Information

SPRING 2016 STUDENT INFORMATION, TEXTBOOKS, GRADING, TMAY, ETC!

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Class Info & Schedules
NEW! Student Information Sheet & TMAY
NEW! Class Schedule Weeks 1-8

NEW! First Week Writing Sample
At Home Writing One COMING 1/27

Draft Discussion Sheet (in class)
Practice Introduction/Conclusion Assignment

Organizing Paragraph Ideas
Good Paragraph Example with COLOR (PDF)
Supporting a Paragraph with 1-2-3: OVERVIEW
IC Writing: Supporting Examples
Revising Well - Examples with Color
Writing Essays (Book Excerpt)

COLLEGE EXCELLENCE
NOTE TAKING
TAKING TESTS
CRITICAL THINKING
READING