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OASIS Writing Skills

Common Assignments:
Critically Reflect & Organize

This guide includes tips on writing common course assignments.

Critically Reflect & Organize

  1. Before beginning to write, make sure you have read all of the required readings with a critical eye.
  2. After reading, spend some time jotting down your reactions, ideas, and responses to the reading.  Jot notes down about specific elements, examples, or experiences you would like to include in your journal entry.
  3. After you have constructed these notes, choose to write about the ideas that best answer the questions and that you can easily support.
  4. Organize these ideas into a clear narrative structure or outline by logically piecing together your ideas in a way that clearly addresses the instructor’s prompt.

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