On behalf of the students here at Ferris State University, we would like to welcome the incoming class of 2021! Ferris State University offers an abundance amount of majors and resources to help students reach the optimum level of success. Although, transitioning may be a bit overwhelming, you might think that college is just high school continued, but it’s not. College opens doors for you that high school doesn’t and can change you for the better and shape you in ways that you might not imagine. It is important to take all courses, class activities and skills and carry them on until graduation and your future career.
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Another great way of revision is going over your own individual work also known as self-editing. Editing involves looking at each sentence carefully, and making sure that it's well designed and serves its purpose. Proofreading involves checking for grammatical and punctuation errors, spelling mistakes, etc. In the photo shown is a girl using a color coding system to edit her essay. Setting up your own key of revising helps you memorize the skill, identify key words and tone of voice appropriate to a given audience and do it more effectively.
Getting to know your library's database will help you long-term when doing research papers and finding credible scholarly journals, popular magazine or newspaper articles, and books. This helps with identifying the most reliable and useful sources to help make an argument, which will help assure that you understand them thoroughly and can use them effectively.
In the photo we're learning how to use the Flite database for our Unit 4 Bibliography. It is a great way to prepare to write a research paper, and will help prepare you to write research based assignments for other classes. This is helpful for higher extensive writing courses, we'll know how to locate our sources, which ones apply to our writing situation and pinpoint what type of sources are still needed to complete the assignment. Learning about this resource is an example of some of the free resources offered to students and has helped with my other classes as well when researching for articles.
I learned that when constructing an essay after you have narrowed your topic, used the aids to invention, and formulated a thesis, you should have a clear idea about your subject and how you will approach your essay. Now, it's time to collect information about your subject and prepare a draft. This is when we start to think about organization. As you begin to plan the organization of the body of your essay, think about the methods you will use to organize the evidence that will support your thesis. Often the method of organization for academic writing is given to you in the assignment itself.