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Intro to academic writing

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Intro to academic writing

  1. 1. Writing for the University Jessica Montgomerie jessica.montgomerie@du.edu
  2. 2. Effective academic writing has… • Obvious purpose • Appropriate for audience • Professional tone • Appropriate vocabulary • Coherent, logical statements • Adequate evidence to support thesis
  3. 3. Choose sources carefully…
  4. 4. I am here to help you avoid cheater’s prison.
  5. 5. What do I do? Cite: give credit to the person who gave you the idea or the data you are using • In-text citations: in the sentence where you use the idea or the quotation, point out where it came from. • References: at the end of the essay, list the compete publication information for the all sources you used.
  6. 6. When do I cite? Every time you use information from a source, whether you quote or paraphrase it, you must cite. Two things you don’t have to cite: • “Common knowledge” (China’s currency is the yuan) • Your own opinion.
  7. 7. Quiz time! • Do we have to cite direct quotations?
  8. 8. Quiz time! • Do we have to cite direct quotations? Yes! Example: I agree with Diana Hacker that when we finish our first draft, our “ideas will probably have gone in directions [we] couldn’t have predicted ahead of time” (27).
  9. 9. Quiz time! • Do we have to cite paraphrased ideas or facts?
  10. 10. Quiz time! • Do we have to cite paraphrased ideas or facts? Yes! Example: I agree with Diana Hacker that students can be surprised by how much their ideas change during the process of writing the essay (27).
  11. 11. Reference 1. http://gamezblog.com/wp- content/uploads/2011/02/Plagiarism.gif 2. http://www.sociology.camden.rutgers.edu

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