Class 13: Kraska Notes


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the types of words chosen by the write, the cadence in the placement of words, and the
length and form of sentences or paragraphs used
the writer's attitudes of relation toward the subject matter
stealing another's ideas by using words and the idea of another without properly documenting the original source and how that source was used
restating an author's ideas in one's own words and giving proper credit to the original source
Pre writing
prepare to write by arranging notes on the literature, making lists of ideas, outlines,
completing bibliographic citations, and organizing comments on data analysis
get ideas onto paper as a first draft by freewriting, drawing up the bibliography and footnotes, preparing data for presentation, and forming an introduction and conclusion
evaluate and polish the report by improving coherence, proofreading for mechanical
errors, checking citations, and reviewing voice and usage
inserting new ideas, adding supporting evidence, deleting or changing ideas, moving sentences around to clarify meaning, or strengthening transitions, and links between ideas
cleaning up and tightening the more mechanical aspects of writing, such as spelling, grammar, word usage, very tense, sentence length, and paragraph organization
information on the topic, the research problem, the basic findings, and any unusual research
design or data collection features
Executive Summary
more detail than an article abstract and includes the implication of research and major
recommendations made in the report
• Establishes the tone and direction for the rest of the piece
• Should capture the readers attention
• Should make clear the purpose and importance of the study
• Define the research problem
Keep the discussion, analysis and interpretation of the data to a minimum
Discussion Section
• A concise, unambiguous interpretation of the data's meaning
• Selective emphasis on the interpretation
Restate the research question and summarize findings in the conclusion
Natural History
as event unfold chronologically
Zoom Lens
the author begins broadly with a topic, then increasingly focuses it more narrowly
and specifically
common topics