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Writing and Style Guide A panda walks into a café. He orders a sandwich, eats it, then draws a gun and fires two shots in the air. “Why?” asks the confused waiter, as the panda makes towards the exit. The panda produces a badly punctuated wildlife manual and tosses it over his shoulder. “I’m a panda,” he says, at the door. “Look it up.” The waiter turns to the relevant entry and, sure enough, finds an explanation: Panda . Large black-and-white bear-like mammal, native to China. Eats, shoots and leaves.” by Lynne Truss Punctuation mistakes and other grammatical errors can seriously change the meaning of your writing! Look what happened to this panda just by misplacing a comma after ‘eats.’ Your final proposal should be written properly. I will expect any comments I make on your drafts to be addressed and sections fixed by the time you turn in your completed final proposal. Refer to pages 58-69 in your Short Guide to Writing About Psychology guidelines for writing (sample on p.61). Writing style Use simple, straightforward, and to-the-point language. Convey only what is necessary and don’t try to “dress up” your paper. Your logic should be apparent and flow from section to section.
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This note was uploaded on 08/04/2010 for the course PSY 310 taught by Professor Luhmann during the Spring '09 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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