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  • 1. Writing….SomeAdvice.
  • 2. RULE 1: No One Wants to Read BadWriting
  • 3. Bad Writing is illogical, disorganized,ungrammatical and factually wrong LOGICAL ARGUMENT Socrates is a Man. All men are mortal. Therefore, Socrates is mortal.
  • 4. ILLOGICAL ARGUMENTSocrates is a Man.Socrates eatscheeseburgers.Therefore, all men eatcheeseburgers.
  • 5. DRIVEL (Not even an Argument)Socrates is a Man.Socrates did notdrive a car.Therefore, I likepasta and wearorange sweatervests.
  • 6. ORGANIZE! USE AN OUTLINE!
  • 7. CHECK YOUR FACTS !!! Better yet, don’t make up stuff and stick it in your paper as “filler”
  • 8. CHECK YOUR GRAMMAR!!!Final drafts should be free of basic errors – invest in the effort to correct your work
  • 9. RULE 2: PLAGIARISM IS WRONG
  • 10. Teachers, Professors, Bosses and Editors can check:
  • 11. “FreeEncyclopedia”does notmean “Free tocopy andpaste wholeparagraphs orpages into mypaper withoutattribution”
  • 12. ATTRIBUTIONPARAPHRASE In your own wordsand state your source.QUOTATION “Ask not what yourcountry can do for you, but what you cando for your country”CITATION -------->
  • 13. This advice wasfornon-horrible,academicallyacceptable,writing

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