Minor writing assignment

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Minor writing assignment

  1. 1. SuggestionsMINOR WRITING ASSIGNMENT
  2. 2. Minor Writing Assignment Focus Interpret the message in the source  What is the main point that this source is trying to get across?  Advanced: could there be a mixed message? Avoid: Your own opinion on the topic being presented  Unless you think it can contribute to helping the reader know that you get the message
  3. 3. Minor Writing AssignmentStrategy Find the connection between the sources first.  This will help you determine what aspects of source to focus on in the interpretation part of the assignment Avoid:  trying to make the sources fit concepts that you think might apply  Using terms that you do not accurately understand or can define/prove  Ie. Reasonable accommodation, history, nationalism
  4. 4. Minor Writing AssignmentTechnique Quote the source at your own risk:  Always explain the quotation that you use  Otherwise it is called cribbing – No need to bring in outside information/sources. Train of thought vs. good writing

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