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

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