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Post by Anthony Villarama on June 15 at 03:52:50 AM

I think the definition of skimming and scanning is not accurate. Skimming is to read fast- it's getting the overview, while scanning is to look for a particular word, like searching for a particular word or figures.

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Post by Alan Chok on October 10, 2016

is this remedial English composition course

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Last reply by: Peter Fraser
Thu Dec 3, 2015 3:34 PM

Post by Erin Cannon on March 2, 2015

Is it possible to have the downloadable slides in order or, at least, with page numbers? I'm having to re-order them to fit the lecture for my son and it would be much easier if they were already in order. We are looking forward to the rest of the course. Thank you so much.

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Last reply by: Malayna Canfield
Wed Jun 26, 2013 2:15 PM

Post by Malayna Canfield on June 26, 2013

You said that the protagonist goes through a change, but what if the character is flat, not round?

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Last reply by: Professor Gonzaga
Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:48 PM

Post by Rishabh Kasarla on March 28, 2013

If the perspective of a story is from a bad guys, and he trying to fight the good guy, Who is the protagonist and antagonist?

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Last reply by: Professor Gonzaga
Fri May 3, 2013 12:03 PM

Post by Gus Oliver on March 7, 2013

where was the article that we needed to summarise? thanks.

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Last reply by: Frank Reeves
Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:33 PM

Post by Frank Reeves on February 11, 2013

How do we print or find the Harry Potter character summary portion of the assignments?

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Post by Changrok Oh on November 10, 2012

Nice one

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Last reply by: Gabriela Theis
Mon Sep 3, 2012 8:23 PM

Post by Gabriela Theis on August 27, 2012

For each lesson, there is a video. I watched the video " How to Write a Summary" and later I tried to watch only the part of the video for " Assignment" but I couldn't because it kept plying for the beginning instead of the part for "Assignment". My question: is there a way to only play a part of the video? I do not know if my question is clear!!!

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Post by Jorge Sardinas on August 15, 2012

Good job!

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Last reply by: Jorge Sardinas
Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:32 PM

Post by Moynul Hussain on June 29, 2012

This is a great lecture

How to Write a Summary

  • Skim and Scan reading skills
  • Keywords and Signal words
  • Major points and Minor Points
  • Interrogative questions
  • Luna Love good example
  • Hollywood Three Acts

How to Write a Summary

Lecture Slides are screen-captured images of important points in the lecture. Students can download and print out these lecture slide images to do practice problems as well as take notes while watching the lecture.

  • Intro 0:00
  • What is Summarization? 0:12
    • Samual Langhorne Clemens
    • Why Do We Need to Summarize?
    • Plans for This Lesson
  • Skimming and Scanning 2:49
    • Skimming
    • Scanning
  • The Details 4:12
  • Ask the Right Questions 4:45
  • Summarizing an Article 5:24
    • Summarizing an Article, Continued
    • Summarizing an Article, Continued
  • Get the Details 8:38
  • My Summary 9:36
  • Summarizing Stories 11:02
  • What is a Protagonist? 11:16
    • Qualities
    • Examples
  • Three Act Structure 12:12
    • Act One
    • Act Two
    • Act Three
    • Three Act Example 1
    • Three Act Example 2
    • Three Act Example 2, Continued
    • Three Act Example 2, Continued
  • Assignment 17:38