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Class notes 11/18/10

Today we discussed documentation of processes or products, and you demonstrated the documentation sources you found for your homework.

We also discussed your research paper draft, and some issues that appeared frequently in your drafts.

More details are available in today’s slides.

Also, here’s the formatting example for your final research paper that I handed out in class today.

There’s no reading or homework this weekend other than revising your paper. Your final paper is due on November 30th! Detailed guidelines are available on the Assignments page.

Please let me know if you have any questions.
Have a good weekend,
Prof Smale

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Homework for 11/16/10

READ Badke Ch. 9 & Purdue OWL APA Style
(don’t worry about reading about MLA Style, we will discuss it in class)

WRITE your research paper draft

BRING a printout of your research paper draft to class
(so we can peer review during class)

BRING an electronic copy of your research paper draft to class
(so we can work on your citations during class)

I’m looking forward to reading all of your papers next week! Please don’t hesitate to email me if you have any questions (the sooner, the better!).

Best,
Prof Smale

Research Journal Post 11/9/2010

When I write papers in general I usually use an outline. I look through all my resources and organize all the information. After I feel that i am organized and have everything in order I start by just throwing down the info in order on page just to have it all on there. I start elaborating on some things and see what needs to be cited or not. Eventually I have a “rough” rough draft. I then go from there and have it just the facts proofed to make sure i am correct.  Then the next draft after that I have checked for spelling and grammar. The only thing that I don’t like is having a set due date on a rough draft. I feel that as long as it is checked over by people at some point before handing in the final draft then I would be set. I feel that I rush things just to meet the deadline.