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Writing Strategies:

The following documents contain different types of writing strategies that can help students understand the vocabulary of the discipline.


To obtain files from the Teacher’s Zone, navigate to the sub-area and then click on a link to begin your download. If you are not sure what a strategy is, hover over the name of the strategy to get a quick description. You also have three different types of formats to choose from:
  • PDF (Cannot be changed)
  • Word (Can be changed)
  • Pages (Mac Only - Can be changed)

The Social Studies Resource Center makes available to any teacher resources, lessons, templates, and ideas. Any file downloaded from the Resource Center has been created in-house and cross-checked to ensure that all sources of information have been correctly cited to the best of our knowledge.

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Cornell Notes

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Formal vs. Informal Writing

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Setting Up Your ISN

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Processing Ideas

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QCER Process

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Writing a Thesis

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Tweet It - Blog It - Publish It

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Dialectical Journal

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S-M-E-L-L (Document Analysis)

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Cubing and Hexagonal

Writing