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About the Cyberia Activity Guide

The Activity Guide, designed with CCSF students and faculty in mind, has been created to make reading and writing more meaningful and lab time more productive. By integrating video of CCSF students and faculty with instructional material, we hope the Cyberia Activity Guide will provide direction for both students and instructors using Web resources and computer software to support and deepen reading and writing practice.

If you're a student ...

Anyone who needs help with reading or writing may find the Activity Guide useful. If you are an English K, L, 9, 90, 91X, or 92 student, use the exercises in the Activity Guide to help you make meaningful use of your required lab hours.

Remember, your teachers are your primary guides, so discuss the Cyberia resources with them. Once you have a good idea of what you're looking for and what you need more practice with, the reading and writing Web resources on the Cyberia home page will become that much more useful.

Please let us know what you like and what we can do better.

If you're an instructor ...

The Activity Guide has been created by CCSF instructors in order to document, guide, and share teaching and learning practices. This Guide could help instructors improve their use of CCSF’s lab resources or their integration of technology into a reading or writing class.

Use the Activity Guide to target electronic writing and reading resources to help guide your students' learning outcomes. If you'd like to create an online syllabus with integrated online activities, course tasks, and lab guidance, jump here.

Talk to your students about what’s helpful or what could be more helpful in the Guide. Here's a template to help you contribute to the Cyberia Activity Guide. Thank you in advance.

The Cyberia Activity Guide

The Cyberia Activity Guide is designed to support various layers of learning in Planning and Writing, Style and Research, Reading and Studying, Grammar and Mechanics, and Argumentation.

Prewriting & Brainstorming
Forming a Thesis
Planning & Outlining
Introducing & Concluding
Forming Topic Sentences
Strengthening Paragraphs
Giving & Getting Feedback
Surviving Timed Writing
Learning from Sample Essays
Producing a Portfolio

Enhancing Clarity
Varying Sentences
Using Transitions
Sustaining Focus
Trimming Wordiness
Adding Details
Using Tropes
Thinking Modally
Beginning Research
Evaluating Research
Organizing Research
Integrating Research
Documenting Research

Identifying and Avoiding Fallacies
Modelling Argumentation
Using Induction and Deduction
Constructing Counterarguments
Understanding Rogerian Argument

Developing Vocabulary
Clarifying Pronunciation
Improving Spelling
Reading Comprehension
Reading Speed
Reading Actively
Reading Critically
Strengthening Study Skills
Improving Note-Taking
Using an Online Syllabus

Learning Parts of Speech
Avoiding Fragments
Avoiding Run-Ons
Making Subjects and Verbs Agree
Using Verbs Correctly
Maintaining Parallel Structure
Using Coordination & Subordination
Placing Modifiers
Avoiding Mixed Syntax
Clarifying Pronouns
Using Commas
Using Semicolons & Colons
Using Quotation Marks
Using Other Punctuation

Last updated: -- #BeginDate f>>> April 15, 2007
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