Writing for Success: Chapter on Revision

This chapter is one we looked at thoroughly in class. There is advice for word choice and checklists that discuss how to approach revision. The material echoes techniques we’ve done in class.

Here are transition sheets you’ve received. I’m including them again for easy access:

Transitions for Integrating Sources




“Six Myths about Choosing a College Major” – The New York Times

This article came out this week in the New York Times and may be of interest to you as you finish your first semester and think about college classes and registration for next semester. There is a chart that shows the lifetime earnings of various majors; however, the main gist is to pursue a major that you personally find value in pursuing.

No! This is not a “required” reading. It should be, however, of great interest to you.

Resource 25: “Creating an MLA Works Cited Page”-Writers Handbook (University of Wisconsin)

We have already looked at Purdue OWL’s resources on this matter. To review your updated Works Cited pages, we will use: “Creating an MLA Works Cited Page” The Writer’s Handbook MLA Documentation Guide-University of Wisconsin’s Writing Center.



Resource 24: “MLA Documentation Guide”-The Writers Handbook, U. of Wisconsin Writing Center

We will look at two resources from the well regarded Writing Center at the University of Wisconsin.

First, their introduction page with helpful advice for incorporating sources:

Second, “general information” about parenthetical citations. We’ll also look at other pages as necessary:



How writing changed me

BROOO! I kid you not! at the beginning of the semester I realized my writing was horrible I couldn’t write fully understandable sentences my thesis statements were vague. my grammar, capitalization, and punctuations were horrible. I’ve never liked to write AT ALL! even though my handwriting is awesome it always seemed boring , But until now I realize some major improvements my thesis statements became  proper. I would find myself correcting my grammar, capitalizing letters and actually putting periods and commas, as you’ll see in this writing assignment. On the other hand I’m still having trouble in certain areas such as trying to explain what it is I’m trying to say and putting it on paper For example whenever you go out and you talk to someone it’s like you just know the right words to say, but when it comes to putting it down on paper it’s like you have to actually think about which words you can use and cannot use. One thing that I actually like about writing is my handwriting it’s just beautiful ok let me stop. What I really enjoy is that with writing I can put a lot of my emotions into it giving me a deeper connection with myself since I’m connecting more with my feelings.

College Effect!

My academic writing has improved a lot compared back to my high school writing. I have learnt many new skills that have positively improved my writing.one of the skills that has significantly improved is the structure in mu essays, my essays have a more solid structure than before. However I need to keep working on transitions. My transitions from idea to idea are not solid yet. I’m hoping to learn how to improve my transitions.
Argumentative essays are my favorite essays to do. When people dont agree with my ideas I challenge my self to counter there ideas. I  learn from them and this helps me develop better analytic skills and over all helps me with my academic writing.