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2010 Proposal example

In a small group, read and grade this APA-style example proposal. Use our criteria. Note any problems you see for our later discussion. Emily Hanna Rethinking Recycling: Why Reusing Needs to Be User Friendly Many people hold on to the belief … Continue reading

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For workshop 23Oct17

“You know you can take a breath now.” I hear the displeasure in my voice but don’t care to change it. “You’d think that as long as you had been in my pond you’d need a good breath by now.” … Continue reading

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Quotation, paraphrase, and summary

Quotation: According to linguist Fredrick Jones, “this is a great location for words; not elsewhere” (128). Paraphrase: To paraphrase linguist Fredrick Jones, rather than some other spot, words ought to be placed here (128). Summary: To summarize linguist Fredrick Jones, … Continue reading

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For workshopping: 26Sep17

When I open my eyes, the stone walls feel far away. I stretch my arms above my head and let out a deep yawn. There’s just enough light filtering through the window fifteen feet above me to reveal the floor … Continue reading

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Revision example

First, mid-process, and as accepted for publication drafts are separated by asterisks. *** Pallets Pallets, you know, the wood frames used to move stacks of goods around warehouses, into and out of the backs of trucks. They are very low. … Continue reading

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Example annotations

A good annotated bibliography should include a perfect works cited page entry a clear and concise summary of the source’s key ideas the thesis of its source attributive tags and the kind of source a plan describing how the student … Continue reading

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Three links: punctuation, first sentences, and characterization

I found these interesting and thought you might, also. If you’re in the mood for a list, consider “The 5 Best Punctuation Marks in Literature.” It’s easy to underestimate the work punctuation can do. We tend to obsess over first … Continue reading

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