This short piece, “How to Be Emotionally Intelligent” from the New York Times identifies traits of an “emotionally intelligent” leader; they are skills that could be applied to many balanced individuals. The article, published in 2015 by Daniel Goleman, also offers a general definition of what “emotional intelligence” can mean.
This article in the New York Times discusses causes for rising levels of stress on campus, the potential stigma surrounding mental illness, and how several campuses are attempting to help their students.
“Colleges Get Proactive in Addressing Depression on Campus”–New York Times
In this essay, Dr. Rachel Ginsburg offers tips targeted at developing three skill sets: Emotional Readiness Changes, Academic Readiness Changes, and Daily Functioning “Adulting” Challenges”
“Preparing ‘Emerging Adults’ for College and Beyond”
This student’s story describes factors that led to her downward spiral during her first years of college and her successful path of coming out of the experience successful as a student and as a better prepared adult.
“One Student’s Story: A Climb Out of Depression, Doubt, and Academic Failure”-The New York Times
This article, published in 2014 in the Washington Post, raised attention nationwide about an increasing problem of depression among freshmen on college campuses across the country. Though the audience of this article is targeted to parents, many of the issues are relevant to your reading as a student.
Today we will look at the components of a paragraph. The information is detailed in your OER textbook, Writing for Success. This is a short chapter! We are most concerned with summaries. This chapter also covers purpose, tone, and audience.
Chapter 6: Writing Paragraphs: Separating Ideas and Shaping Content
For your summary assignment, click on this link to go to the New York Times article and and choose one of the answers to summarize. To get the full source, you will need to choose the topic and click on the + beside it so the full account shows. The + will turn to an X when it is fully displayed.
We will have a class handout with additional information, but this is a good overview of the basics for integrating sources into your writing:
This concise New York Times article/blog post offers tips on how to do well in college. These include attendance, socializing, and getting to know your professors.
“Tip Sheet: How to Succeed in College”
This resource is actually 5 separate resources but we will look at them all as one.
The first is an overview of essay writing: “Essay Writing”: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/685/01/
Second, an overview of the Expository essay and the classic “five part” essay: “Expository Essays”: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/685/02/
Third, an overview of the Descriptive Essay, a technique we will discuss in this class: “Descriptive Essays” : https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/685/3/
Fourth, an overview of the Narrative Essay, a technique we will also discuss: “Narrative Essays”: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/685/4/
And finally, an overview of argumentative or persuasive techniques, which we will also discuss in this class: “Argumentative Essays”: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/685/5/