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Foundations of English

 

Chapter 1: Study Skills

Click to Expand/Collapse! 1.1Understanding Different Learning Styles
Click to Expand/Collapse! 1.2Determining Your Personal Learning Styles
Click to Expand/Collapse! 1.3Understanding and Reducing Stress
Click to Expand/Collapse! 1.4Keeping Yourself Organized
Click to Expand/Collapse! 1.5Managing Your Time Effectively
Click to Expand/Collapse! 1.6Taking Notes and Annotating Text
Click to Expand/Collapse! 1.7Using Effective Study Strategies
Click to Expand/Collapse! 1.8Reducing Test Anxiety
Click to Expand/Collapse! 1.9Taking Advantage of Campus Resources

Chapter 2: Reading Skills

Click to Expand/Collapse! 2.1Preparing Yourself to Read
Click to Expand/Collapse! 2.2Using Visual Clues
Click to Expand/Collapse! 2.3Reading Actively and Purposefully
Click to Expand/Collapse! 2.4Recognizing the Main Ideas and the Supporting Details
Click to Expand/Collapse! 2.5Identifying Organizational Patterns
Click to Expand/Collapse! 2.6Using Context for Unfamiliar Words or Phrases
Click to Expand/Collapse! 2.7Using Word Parts for Unfamiliar Words
Click to Expand/Collapse! 2.8Making Inferences About a Text

Chapter 3: Critical Thinking

Click to Expand/Collapse! 3.1Idenifying Purpose and Tone
Click to Expand/Collapse! 3.2Analyzing Argumentation Strategies
Click to Expand/Collapse! 3.3Identifying Bias
Click to Expand/Collapse! 3.4Evaluating Evidence
Click to Expand/Collapse! 3.5Understanding the Basics of Logic
Click to Expand/Collapse! 3.6Recognizing Logical Fallacies
Click to Expand/Collapse! 3.7Analyzing and Evaluating Visuals

Chapter 4: Grammar and Mechanics

Click to Expand/Collapse! 4.1Understanding Nouns
Click to Expand/Collapse! 4.2Understanding Pronouns
Click to Expand/Collapse! 4.3Understanding Verbs

Click to Expand/Collapse! 4.4Understanding Adjectives and Adverbs
Click to Expand/Collapse! 4.5Understanding Prepositions
Click to Expand/Collapse! 4.6Understanding Conjunctions and Interjections
Click to Expand/Collapse! 4.7Identifying the Characteristics of Sentences
Click to Expand/Collapse! 4.8Identifying Common Sentence Errors
Click to Expand/Collapse! 4.9Using Consistent Subjects and Verbs
Click to Expand/Collapse! 4.10Using Consistent Pronouns amd Antecedents
Click to Expand/Collapse! 4.11Using Correct Pronoun Case and Reference
Click to Expand/Collapse! 4.12Using Commas
Click to Expand/Collapse! 4.13Using Semicolons and Colons
Click to Expand/Collapse! 4.14Using Apostrophes
Click to Expand/Collapse! 4.15Using Quotation Marks, Parentheses, and Brackets

Click to Expand/Collapse! 4.16Using Ellipses, Hyphens, and Dashes
Click to Expand/Collapse! 4.17Using Capitalization and Italics
Click to Expand/Collapse! 4.18Using Abbreviations and Numbers

Click to Expand/Collapse! 4.19Using Basic Spelling Rules

Click to Expand/Collapse! 4.20Spelling Commonly Confused Words
Click to Expand/Collapse! 4.21Proofreading Sentences for Grammar

Chapter 5: Style

Click to Expand/Collapse! 5.1 Maintaining Consistency in Tense and Person
Click to Expand/Collapse! 5.2 Correcting Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers
Click to Expand/Collapse! 5.3 Using Parallelism, Coordination, and Subordination
Click to Expand/Collapse! 5.4 Using Active and Passive Voice
Click to Expand/Collapse! 5.5 Emphasizing Words or Phrases
Click to Expand/Collapse! 5.6 Choosing Clear, Concise, and Vivid Words
Click to Expand/Collapse! 5.7 Using Word and Sentence Variety
Click to Expand/Collapse! 5.8 Using an Appropriate Tone
Click to Expand/Collapse! 5.9 Writing Naturally
Click to Expand/Collapse! 5.10 Using Inclusive Language
Click to Expand/Collapse! 5.11 Proofreading Sentences for Style

Chapter 6: Writing Paragraphs

Click to Expand/Collapse! 6.1 Preparing to Write a Paragraph
Click to Expand/Collapse! 6.2 Choosing a Topic & Narrowing Your Scope
Click to Expand/Collapse! 6.3 Writing a Topic Sentence
Click to Expand/Collapse! 6.4 Choosing an Organizational Pattern
Click to Expand/Collapse! 6.5 Writing a First Draft
Click to Expand/Collapse! 6.6 Revising and Proofreading a Paragraph
Click to Expand/Collapse! 6.7 Publishing Your Work

Chapter 7: Writing Longer Texts

Click to Expand/Collapse! 7.1 Preparing to Write a Longer Text
Click to Expand/Collapse! 7.2 Understanding Genre and Purpose
Click to Expand/Collapse! 7.3 Choosing a Topic and Narrowing Your Scope
Click to Expand/Collapse! 7.4 Writing a Thesis Statement or Purpose Statement
Click to Expand/Collapse! 7.5 Organizing and Outlining a Longer Text
Click to Expand/Collapse! 7.6 Writing a First Draft
Click to Expand/Collapse! 7.7 Using Paragraphs Effectively
Click to Expand/Collapse! 7.8 Revising and Proofreading a Longer Text
Click to Expand/Collapse! 7.9 Publishing Your Work
Click to Expand/Collapse! 7.10 Writing with Technology
Click to Expand/Collapse! 7.11 Peer-Reviewing a Paper

Chapter 8: Research

Click to Expand/Collapse! 8.1 Making a Research Plan
Click to Expand/Collapse! 8.2 Identifying Different Types of Source
Click to Expand/Collapse! 8.3 Evaluating the Credibility of Sources
Click to Expand/Collapse! 8.4 Writing with Sources
Click to Expand/Collapse! 8.5 Organizing the Research Process
Click to Expand/Collapse! 8.6 Avoiding Plagiarism