Writing an Excellent Rationale Paper

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This presentation discusses some issues I've spotted in your preliminary papers and how you can write your best paper.


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Writing an Excellent Rationale Paper:

Writing an Excellent Rationale Paper Suggestions and Limitations

Share Paper in Progress as Needed:

Share Paper in Progress as Needed Share in our Google Docs Folder Ask other classmates to review, edit, make comments Know how to view document revisions Grammar tips Ready for Preliminary Review by due date

PowerPoint Presentation:

Chapter 3: Writing Clearly and Concisely Chapter 4: The Mechanics of Style Review APA Manual

Some Common Issues:

Some Common Issues Incorrectly formatted numbers Bad verbs! Improperly formatted compound sentences Anthropomorphism Long paragraphs Extraneous words Folksy language Etymology: Late Latin anthropomorphus of human form, from Greek anthrOpomorphos , from anthrOp - + - morphos - morphous 1 : described or thought of as having a human form or human attributes ( anthropomorphic deities) 2 : ascribing human characteristics to nonhuman things ( anthropomorphic supernaturalism)

My Suggestions:

My Suggestions ABSOLUTELY CRITICAL: Cite research and connect theory & practice to EACH artifact Make your first paragraph powerful (but maybe write this AFTER you address all AECT Standards!) Hire someone to proofread and edit

Instructor Limitations:

Instructor Limitations What I can do for you Read and provide some specific and overall comments Provide evaluation score Identify the need for additional help from outside resources What I cannot do for you Completely edit and rewrite your paper Correct all mistakes

Submit By Due Date:

Submit By Due Date Preliminary Review Groups Submit by Due Date!

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