Unit 9

In this unit, we talk about clarity and concision. That means we will work hard to make our writing both effective and efficient. Let’s get to work!

Learning objectives

By the end of this unit, you should be able to …

  1. Define 10 terms from the academic word list and use them accurately in writing.
  2. Define clarity and concision, and apply those attributes to writing.
  3. Demonstrate accurate use of noun clauses and use them in writing appropriately.
  4. Demonstrate strategies for effective editing.
  5. Demonstrate awareness of expectations for an organic research paper, and write it according to standard conventions and expectations.
  6. Produce a second draft of the fourth reflection.

Learning activities

To accomplish the learning objectives above, you will …

  1. Study vocabulary by looking up words in a dictionary, practicing the words with Quizlet activities, and then taking a quiz about those words.
  2. Read articles, watch videos, complete practice exercises, and participate in discussions about grammar, composition, and the writing process.
  3. Review feedback on the fourth reflection and use that information to edit your writing.
  4. Combine all three essays into a first draft of an organic research paper.


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