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Keys to Successful College Writing



Here are eight habits of mind essential for success in college writing:
* Curiosity – the desire to know more about the world.
* Openness – the willingness to consider new ways of being and thinking in the world.
* Engagement – a sense of investment and involvement in learning.
* Creativity – the ability to use novel approaches for generating, investigating, and representing ideas.
* Persistence – the ability to sustain interest in and attention to short- and long-term projects.
* Responsibility – the ability to take ownership of one’s actions and understand the consequences of those actions for oneself and others.
* Flexibility – the ability to adapt to situations, expectations, or demands.
* Metacognition – the ability to reflect on one’s own thinking as well as on the individual and cultural processes used to structure knowledge.
Source: Framework for Success in Postsecondary Writing Council of Writing Program Administrators





Link to 1A Blogosphere Spring 2013

 Instructor Knapp Website


Homework: Due by midnight Sunday April 7th

Step One: Read the information at the following links:

Click here for a Tutorial on MLA citations.

Click here for Instructor Knapp's attribution information:

Step Two: Create a new post titled: MLA Information
Define the type of sources you used for your Iran Topic Report.
For example: online newspaper, online website with no author, print article, the bible, online web page with multiple authors, or I quoted a source that was quoted in my source.

Step Three: Next, copy and paste the information from either the library tutorial or Instructor Knapp's attribution information that explains how to cite your source. Use a signal phrase to attribute this copied information. For example, according to Instructor Knapp's blog or According to the University Library website

Step Four: Briefly explain if this information helped you to better understand how to document and/or incorporate outside research. Comment on how this  information compares/compliments/supports the work you are doing in Library 10. Offer your feedback on the efficacy of the Library 10 course (and the handbook) for providing this basic documentation information.

Step Five: Go back to your Iran Topic report post and correct your attribution, including any errors on your Works Cited. I understand that the Blogger software makes the reverse indent on the Works Cited tricky, but every other aspect of the Works Cited should be corrected.

This work will contribute greatly to your second quarter blog grade. I will post your second quarter blog scores in the comment box for this post after my review beginning on April 8th.

Note:  in order to pass English 1a, students must demonstrate their knowledge of properly documented research. This is a mandatory Student Learning Outcome for all English 1a courses at Cabrillo. If you were required to revise your Topic report for a grade, then please bring me a hard copy on April 10th.

Thank you!

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