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Close Reading for Effective Writing

Norfolk State University's choice of "Close Reading for Effective Writing" (CREW) for its second Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) centers on the basic notion that reading and writing skills are complementary.   All stakeholders of the University, especially, faculty, staff, and student leaders, will work to improve the reading comprehension and writing competency of students by focusing on the traditional idea that reading academic texts and materials for analysis, context, and connection will lead to more effective writing and writers. 

Through the use of the CREW Close reading techniques, students will practice paying careful attention to all elements of a text (content, organization, tone, style, format, sentence structure, grammar, and such) in order to analyze, as well as comprehend the text, and become familiar with effective writing practices to be transferred into one’s own writing.

For more CREW information, please contact Dr. Charles Ford, QEP-CREW Director, at (757) 823-8344, or