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Dear Students, Readings your responses to chapters 9 & 10 has alerted me to many areas of confusion. So that you can  write a good paper, please read my general comments and then go with me through the sources one by  one: IGNORE THIS AT YOUR PERIL!! I will have no tolerance for statements/presentations that fail to  incorporate directions below.  General comments: 1. READ the introductions -- to the chapters, and to each individual source; doing so will avoid many erros. 2. If you do not know the meaning of ANY word/s -- look it up! https://ezproxy.sju.edu/login?qurl=http%3a%2f%2fdictionary.oed.com%2fentrance.dtl will take you to the login for the Oxford English Dictionary; if you're on campus, just go to www.sju.edu/catalog and find the OED under E-Z Resources. 3. Format: (if you think this doesn't matter, try being an attorney who does not conform to the court's  standards ( >rejection of document, you being sued for malpractice), or a physician who cannot write a  prescription properly (see above parentheses). ALL punctuation marks EXCEPT ; go within " marks. Why? Because this is American English Cite sources as spelled out in the syllabus: (Author, WWW [in italics or underlined, b/c it's a book], p. -- that's  p, period, space, then actual number. "pg/pg. is NOWHERE accepted for "page number." (If you're going  over more than one page, it's "pp. 202" [that's pp, period, space, actual number -- comes from the Latin  papyri, if you want to know .... ) AND -- use VERBS in the ACTIVE voice!! This is one of the easiest and most effective ways to make your  writing clearer and more powerful. Sources, Chapter 9: Lin Zexu, is of course writing deferentially -- he's addressing his letter to the Queen of England! appeals to  her to consider moral implications of selling narcotic to Chinese. (BTW -- opium is eaten as well as smoked  -- no one's ever had hash brownies?)
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