Incoming Freshmen for 2020 (Class of '24)
Looking to get ahead? Here are a few suggestions:
-Read with purpose. Yes, sometimes that purpose can be entertainment. You don't have to limit your reading to literature. Read non-fiction. I generally read biographies and history over the summer. I am currently reading a bio on Geoffrey Chaucer and a book on the history of printing called White Magic: The Age of Paper.
Prefer short stories? Try this site: https://americanliterature.com/short-story-of-the-day
-Familiarize yourself with the rhetorical triangle and the rhetorical rhombus. You may not know them by name, but they are ubiquitous in advertising, social media, education, etc.
-Study punctuation. You likely already know many of the rules for commas (including the ones that are not actual rules), but can you use semicolons? Colons? Parentheses? Em dashes? Traffic signs/signals guide traffic; punctuation guides reading.