Course Contents at a Glance

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The following list shows a summary of the topics covered in this course. To see all of the course pages, visit the Table of Contents.

Success Skills

  • Identify and Practice Habits for Success
  • Identify and Apply Critical Thinking Skills
  • Analyze Time Management Practices
  • Define Successful Approaches Towards College Writing Tasks
  • Apply Word Processing Skills Toward College Writing Tasks


  • Analyze Various Types of Reading Materials
  • Analyze General Reading Strategies
  • Analyze Reading Strategies for Specialized Texts
  • Analyze Vocabulary Usage
  • Analyze Thesis Ideas of Texts
  • Analyze Supporting Claims of Texts
  • Analyze Use of Logic and Structure in Texts
  • Analyze Summary Skills for Reading Comprehension


  • Analyze Topic Selection Activities
  • Analyze Pre-Writing Activities
  • Analyze Activities to Find Evidence in Support of a Claim
  • Analyze Essay Organizational Techniques
  • Analyze Drafting Activities
  • Analyze Revision Activities
  • Analyze Proofreading Activities


  • Analyze Preliminary, Intermediate, and Advanced Search Techniques
  • Analyze Methods of Analysis to Assess the Quality and Reliability of Sources
  • Analyze Reasons to and How to Write Ethically
  • Analyze MLA Document Formatting and Practices


  • Explain the Use of Nouns and Pronouns
  • Explain the Use of Verbs
  • Explain the Use of Other Parts of Speech Including Adjectives, Adverbs, Conjunctions, Prepositions, and Articles
  • Explain the Use of Common Punctuation Marks
  • Explain Sentence Structure and Variety of Sentences
  • Explain the Use of Both Active and Passive Voices