This is the post for January 9, 2018.
Notes for Today
- Keep in touch. We’re down to the last days of the course, so it’s important to stay on track and finish strong. If you run into trouble, be sure to contact me so we can come up with a solution.
Readings for Today
- Chapter 5.0 to 5.2: Citations and Plagiarism, from Technical Writing by Hamlin, Rubio, and DeSilva
- Chapter 5. Using Sources, from Effective Technical Writing in the Information Age by Schall
- Extra Posts for Today
Tasks for Today
- Complete the tasks and readings included in the Genre Analysis Report Peer Review Module in Canvas:
- Learn how to cite the sources from your research by reading the linked chapters from online textbooks and watching the new #Tutorial on citing sources. The #Tutorial also includes links to citation generators that can help you with your bibliography.
- Watch the video in the #Fact: Polished, Professional Documents Matter post to review the front and back matter for your report.
- Review the #Fact and #Watch on headings (from earlier in the course) and apply the ideas to your table of contents (TOC). In short, be sure that your TOC informs your readers about the report’s contents. Today’s infographic outlines ways that you can write headlines, which can also inform the way that you create information rich headings in your TOC and report.
- Complete peer review in the Group Feedback on Genre Analysis Report Discussion in Canvas:
- Share your draft with your writing group.
- Give feedback to the members of your writing group, following the suggestions in the #Watch: Peer Review Commenting Strategies post.
- Use the feedback from your group members to revise your proposal (which is due by 11:59PM).
- Record the work you have done for the day in your Labor Log.
Note: This infographic already has a transcript.