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The Writing Center

Writing Intensive Skills Handouts

The Writing Center


Enhancing Reading 
          a.  Reflecting on a Quote
          b.  One-Minute Paper
          c.  Journal Writing
          d.  Reading Log
     Planning a Paper
          a.  Writing for Dissonance
          b.  Starting Point
          c.  Exploring My Question
          d.  Focus
     Developing Arguments
          a.  Finding the Real Issue
          b.  Attitudes toward Argument
          c.  Believing and Doubting Game


     Audience Issues
          a.  Audience Analysis
          b.  Attitudes toward Audience
          c.  Argument Structures
     Conventions of Academic Writing
          a.  Informal to Formal Style
          b.  Elegant Explanations
          c.  Integrating Sources
          d.  Formatting Your Paper
          e.  Fine Points of Academic Writing

Questions, comments, and other sundry things may be sent to


The Writing Center


engaged learning
Mailing Address
Cleveland State University
Provost Office
2121 Euclid Avenue
RT Library 124
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
Campus Location
Rhodes Tower 124
1860 E. 22 Street
Office Hours
Mon - Thurs : 9:30 am-7:00 pm
Fri : 9:30 am-4:00 pm

For appointments call:
Dr. Mary McDonald
Fax: 216.687.6943
Dr. Mary McDonald, Director

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