Structure-

There are five parts for this project and due dates are distributed throughout the semester. The first one is just an exercise to get started. The second one is to include an indented bulleted paragraph and footnotes using superscripts. The third section is to have an embedded audio clip and the fourth is to have pictures. The fifth part is to pull it all together.

The audio clip is to be of you reading your paper for that one segment of the assignment. The purpose of this is to help you proofread your work and make corrections. The more you read it out loud, the more the opportunity to see errors. You can start by reading it to your cat but eventually you should read it to someone who is charges to make suggestions for improvement. If you do not have the wherewithal to record audio, check in with the IT department in Willard hall as tehy have facilities to do so.

The arrangement of the document can be visualized as follows: 5, 1, 5, 2, 5, 3, 5, 4, 5 where 1-4 in the sequence are papers written about each of the four videos and the 5s represent introduction, connecting, and conclusionary paragraphs. The number of paragraphs in the 1-4 sections depend on your writing style but are be 3 – 4 paragraphs onloy. Remember, I am not teaching how to do research, but allowing you to explore MD Word.

Footnotes, addenda, bibliography, citations, references and the like are to be at end of the document or a separate page and are not counted in the scope of the paper. Reference marks in the document are restricted to superscripted indicators.

Here are some hints in how to write a paper for content but they are only hints and not a focus of the assignment. I will do what I can to help you develop your writing style as I watch for the mechanics.

The structure of your writing is to be invisible. It is easy to do a lot of damage to your point if you cause the reader to stop and think about how you worded something rather than seeing the content of what you wrote. You could lose reader, have your ability to write be challenged, or have people miss your point altogether. One of the worst things you can do is to make the reader go back and re-read a passage due to confusion or distraction.
Therefore, avoid:

  • Duplicate words in a sentence or in nearby sentences or paragraphs. Find a synonyms or other words that might fit. OTOH, being overly concerned about avoiding duplication of words may be on the obnoxious side. Use judgement. For example: (to be entered)
  • Duplication of phrases: Similar to avoiding the use of duplicate words, be aware of using a phrase more than once especially if they are in close proximity to reach other. Many times, a simple rewording can bring out another point or view to enhance your position.
  • Competition in the sound of words: Be aware of content that causes the reader to stop and
  • Legal but poorly used structure The use of “Bill Gates ambition was to…” can be improved by rewording it to “The ambition of Bill Gates was to…”

  • On the other hand, deliberate use of these cautions can actually enhance your work. Use discretion.

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