- Return Project #2: Interview with a Social
- Discussion of Handout: "What
Business People Think about Grammar and Usage" -- Maxine
- Paper #3 comprises
a comparison / contrast informativen newsletter article. This should
be something like a piece written for a newsletter in your anticipated
field. The content of this piece must be related to your major.
- For Project #3 you will prepare a
- How could you do a story for a newsletter about your interview,
or about some other personal experience, or about readings from
- Who is the audience?
Review what audience knows / does not know, and techniques to
- What is the main purpose of your newsletter article?
- The "rhetorical purpose"
is to inform.
- What is the main idea of your newsletter article? Write that
down in one sentence.
- You may not write a letter-to-the-editor type piece, or something
like a description of an athletic event.
- Remember, for a newsletter piece your writing
must be interesting.
- Then begin freewriting / drafting your newsletter piece.
- Eg., "How Much is Too Much?"
-- Tim Roufs
- Brief re-view of observing, note taking, data sorting, interpreting,
outlining (planning), and revising.
- Review Handbook Section 3a. In-class "prewriting" about
your newsletter article for 15-30 minutes.
- The rhetorical purpose is to inform
- Make a list of the things you might refer to in your article
- For Paper #3, the newsletter article,
prepare a preliminary bibliography of 3-5 sources (books, articles,
films/videotapes, people to interview) which you expect to use for
Paper #3. Use correct bibliography format.
Follow The New St. Martin's Handbook, Chs. 44-47.
- However, note that in your final newsletter piece you
may need to incorporate the attribution within the text rather
than in a separate "bibilography" at the end of the
- Come to the next regular class prepared to discuss ways and places
to find information on the topic and questions.
- Prepare bibliography and note cards on your researches. Make (1)
a bibliography card, and (2) several note cards on 4 x 6 or 3 x 5
cards [or recycled paper of the same size].
- See The New St. Martin's Handbook, §42a.1 for information
on and samples of bibliography cards.
- On the note cards briefly summarize / paraphrase topics (100
to 150 words). Do this as if you were taking notes for a 5000-level
term paper. On your note cards you should also include your personal
reaction / evaluation as a separate section on each card. See
§42c. for examples of note cards, and information on how
to prepare the note cards.
- You do not have to hand these cards in, but the information
on your bibliography card should be included somewhere
in your newletter piece.
- Review Handbook
- Ch. 23 "Memorable Prose"
- Overview of Chapter
- Editing Tips: "Editing verbs and nouns" (p.
- Review Ch. 51 "Designing Documents"
- Overview of Chapter
- Useful Lists and Guidelines: "Guidelines for using
visuals" (p. 660)