Key Concepts for Reading & Writing

Last updated: Dec. 6, 2019

* = concept to be tested on the final exam:  Decary 209 on Wednesday Dec. 11 starting at 9:45 am and ending at 11:45

I’ll be holding office hours on Monday from 9-11 and Tuesday from 1-3 in my office.

The final exam is on Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 9:45 in our Decary Hall 209 classroom. Please use effective, active study strategies to prepare for the exam. Please arrive early enough to start work on the exam at 9:45. Do not miss the exam. There will be no make-up times offered.

You will need your computer to take the exam. You will also need to know your UNE email login and password to login to the exam. If you are having any problems with that, resolve them by visiting UNE IT services in the Petts Center. 

You are allowed one side of an 8.5×11 inch sheet of paper for handwritten notes. Concepts to be covered on the final can be found here.

Our exam slot runs for 2 hours. I’m writing an exam that a well-prepared student should take about an hour to complete. As usual, the exam will require you to compose your answers. There will be no multiple choice or fill-in-the-blank questions.

If you have any questions, please visit me in office hours next week.

  • Aug. 28
    • *Annotation
    • Study
    • Mastery
  • Aug. 30
    • *Closest cliche syndrome (TS/IS 33)
    • *The believing game (TS/IS 31)
    • *List summary (TS/IS 35-36)
    • *Paraphrase
    • *Direct quotation
    • *Good summary
    • Evidence
    • *Example
    • *Explanation
    • *Signal verbs & Signal phrases
    • Account (narrative as evidence from a point of view)
    • *Shine a spotlight
    • *Connect the dots
    • Reveal how/what you think (about evidence)
    • *QAR: Right there
    • *QAR: Pull it together
    • *QAR: Text+Me
    • *QAR: All Me
    • *QAR: Schema
  • Sep. 9
    • *Prewriting
    • *Quote sandwich
    • *Framing (a quotation)
    • *Hit-and-run quotation
    • *Pull back the curtains
  • Sep. 15
    • *Global Revision/Global Changes
    • *Parenthetical Citation
    • *Works Cited
  • Sep. 17
    • *Local Revision/Local Changes
    • *Describe-diagnose-suggest-engage (formula for effective peer review comments)
    • Revision planning
  • Sep. 20
    • Elaboration
    • Evaluating
    • Bloom’s Taxonomy
    • Skim
  • Sep. 25
    • Mastery
  • Oct. 7-14
    • Bloom’s Taxonomy
    • The Study Cycle
    • Intense Study Session
    • 10 Metacognitive Learning Strategies
    • *Active Reading
    • Motivation Cycle
    • 3 Levers of Motivation
    • Strategies for Improving Motivation
  • Oct. 28
    • *Put Under a Microscope
    • *Say Why it Matters
    • *Good title
    • Elaboration
    • Case Study
    • *Pull back from the particulars/zoom out
  • Nov. 4
    • *4 strategies for building coherence within and between paragraphs
      • Use transitions (pivot words)
      • Use pointing words
      • Repeat key words and phrases
      • Repeat with a difference
  • Nov. 11
    • *The doubting game
  • Nov. 22
    • *Run-on sentences, comma-spliced (fused) sentences and how to correct them.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.