Intro to Course

Ice Breaker

Interview your neighbor.

  1. Name
  2. Major
  3. Favorite book or movie
  4. Interesting Fact

Annotate Your Texts

How to Annotate

To summarize how you will annotate text:

1. Identify the BIG IDEA
2. Underline topic sentences or main ideas
3. Connect ideas with arrows
4. Ask questions
5. Add personal notes
6. Define technical words

“Shitty First Drafts”

The writing process is a very important concept that you need to learn. This will move you from writing ok papers to good papers.

The first draft is the down draft.

The second draft is the up draft.

The third draft is the dental draft.

Anne Lamott, “Shitty First Drafts

Take a couple minutes and read the short article. Annotate the text.




  1. Narrative
  2. Report
  3. Argument
  4. Literary Analysis

What is Literacy?

Literacy – the ability to read and write.

Also, competence or knowledge in a specified area.

  • Read
  • Write
  • Drive a car
  • Cooking
  • Jobs
  • Walk
  • Poop
  • Talk
  • Eat
  • Tie Shoes
  • Etiquette
  • Adulting
  • Self Control
  • Dress
  • Play Instrument
  • Sports
  • Laws
  • Sibling
  • Language
  • University
  • Responsibility
  • Computers