Chapter 14: Writing Effectively

Learning Objectives

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Describe the importance of good writing skills.
  • Define “academic writing.”
  • Identify key differences between writing in college and writing in high school or on the job.
  • Identify common types of writing tasks in a college class.
  • Define what instructors expect of a college student’s writing.
  • Understand and utilize writing-process steps in the development of academic writing.
  • Differentiate between revision and proofreading, and explain the value of each.
  • Know where to get help with your writing.
  • Identify strategies for ethical use of sources in writing.
  • Understand the special demands of specific writing situations, including in-class essays, group writing, and online.