You feel the need for a little extra (or a little?) spending money
so you decide to make a some quick cash by writing a feature article
for the Statesman. The Editor wants you to do a piece on
academic language on college campuses for the week after next.
What luck! That's just what you're working on in Comp.
So you set off to do some research and interviewing. Naturally,
as you prepare for doing your freewrite you will want to take
good notes, properly quoting, paraphrasing, and
summarizing your material in a useful manner. And, naturally,
you will want to properly keep track of your bibliography items,
even if it is for the Statesman.
So you work out your project schedule following §40b "Scheduling
a research project" (p. 439 text), and you anticipate doing
(1) some library research, (2) surfing the web, (3) interviewing
three faculty members and, (4) interviewing at least a half dozen
students who frequent the Espresso Express coffee bar. At least
one of the professors needs to be one of those kind that uses
big words, so you scratch down "check with philosophy prof."
Samuel T. Williamson's "How to
Write Like a Social Scientist" seems like a good place to
start, so your task for today is to take good notes, properly
quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing from
"How to Write like a Social Scientist." Follow the suggestions
for quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing
below. In your project for today you must have (1) a section
of quotes, (2) a section of paraphrases, (3) a summary section,
and (4) a bibliography reference, all from "How to Write.
. . ."
When you are through e-mail the results to email@example.com.
At the end of the session today we'll have a look at what your
finished interview project should look like.