Tag Archives: understanding texts

Looking Past the First 10 Results: Tips for Filtering Sources Effectively

By Isabella Comin You have an assignments that requires you to use 8-10 sources. You’re probably thinking, “Do I really need 8-10 different people to tell me I’m right?” Well, as it turns out, you do. And who you recruit to … Continue reading

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Avoiding “HESI-tancy” in the HESI Examination

By Aly Sicat If you are currently a pre-nursing student (or are thinking about becoming one), you’ve probably heard whispers and rumors about the new entrance exam. The HESI A2 examination stands for Heath Education Systems Incorporated Admissions Assessment and … Continue reading

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Reading Strategies: Previewing, Annotating, and Note-Taking

By Greta Ochsner If you find yourself struggling to focus on textbooks, then this blog is for you. Although reading a blog about reading strategies might be the last thing you feel like doing, these strategies can help reduce the time … Continue reading

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Decoding the Core Humanities Prompt

By Erin Beatie Before you can start any essay, you have to understand what the prompt or assignment is asking you to do. This can be particularly tricky for Core Humanities 201, 202, and 203 as they often involve more … Continue reading

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Strategies for the Passive Reader

By Pamela Hong With academic reading, sometimes it seems like you are reading the sentence and it just seems like you are reading it over and over and you are reading the sentence and it just seems like you are … Continue reading

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Quick Guide to Blending Quotes

by:  Derrian Goebel When attempting to incorporate quotes into an essay, one of the biggest problems for students is blending the quote into their own words. A teacher asks students to provide source evidence, some students will copy/paste a quote … Continue reading

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Reading Through Different Lenses: Critical Reading

by Brian H. McLelland As one develops advanced critical reading skills over a period of time with practice, critical reading can be a lot more accessible than you might realize. Text analysis shouldn’t cause you to feel perplexed or intimidated. … Continue reading

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