Sources to Improve Writing

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Sources to Improve Writing by Mind Map: Sources to Improve Writing

1. Style Guides

1.1. In-text Citations

1.1.1. Purdue OWL Shows basics for citing in-text in APA style

1.2. Parenthetical Citations

1.2.1. The Writer's Handbook ¨Definition of Parenthetical Citations

1.3. Works Cited/References

1.3.1. CHS Research ¨Works Cited / Reference Page¨

1.4. MLA vs. APA

1.4.1. Santa Barbra City College Chart ¨Comparing MLA and APA Citation Styles¨

2. 6+ Traits of Writing

2.1. One Source: Education Northwest

2.1.1. Has a list of all traits

2.1.2. Includes Ideas, Organization, Sentence Fluency, Voice, Word Choice, Conventions, and Presentation

2.1.3. Very thorough and helpful source

3. Writing Process

3.1. Prewriting/Brainstorming

3.1.1. Pasadena "Help with Brainstorming and Organizing Ideas" This website contains information on brainstorming, free-writing, and mapping/clustering techniques.

3.2. Outlining/Organizing

3.2.1. Purdue OWL "Why and How to Create a Useful Outline"

3.3. Drafting

3.3.1. Studying Guides "Rough Drafts"

3.4. Revising

3.4.1. University of North Carolina "Revising Drafts"

3.5. Editing

3.5.1. Harvard College "Editing the Essay"

3.5.2. Oxford Royale Academy "13 Essential Editing Tips to Use in Your Essay Writing"

4. Argumentation/Analysis

4.1. Aristotle's Rhetorical Triangle

4.1.1. LSU Departmant of English ¨The Rhetorical Triangle: Understanding and Using Logos, Ethos and Pathos¨

4.2. Toulman's Argumentation Model

4.2.1. Explains each element of the Toulman model with examples

4.3. Fallacies & Sound Logic

4.3.1. Carson-Newman College ¨Logical Fallacies Handlist¨ Lists different types of logical fallacies with in-depth explanations of each

4.4. SOAPStone

4.4.1. College Board (AP Central) ¨SOAPStone: A Strategy for Reading and Writing¨