MIT11_481Js09_write

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MIT OpenCourseWare http://ocw.mit.edu 11.481J / 1.284J / ESD.192J Analyzing and Accounting for Regional Economic Growth Spring 2009 For information about citing these materials or our Terms of Use, visit: http://ocw.mit.edu/terms .
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Karen R. Polenske Revised 2007 From 1984, 1988, 1994, 2002 versions SUGGESTIONS FOR WRITERS Please type all drafts and final versions of papers, articles, proposals, etc. One or more of the following references should be used for guidance or for help with grammar, spelling, usage, and paper formats. Bernstein, Theodore M. 1995. The Careful Writer: A Modern Guide to English Usage . New York: Free Press. Chapman, Robert L., ed. 1992. Roget's International Thesaurus . 5 th ed. New York: HarperCollins. Fowler, H.W. (Editor) 1983. A Dictionary of Modern English Usage, 2 nd edition. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press. Grossman, John (Preface). 1993 . The Chicago Manual of Style : The Essential Guide for Writers, Editors, and Publishers (14th Edition). Chicago: Chicago University Press. Miller, Shirley M. 1966. Webster's New World Word Book . New York: The New American Library. no author. 2000. Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary . 9 th ed. Springfield, MA: G.S.C. Merriam Co. (Also see their on-line dictionary at http://www.m-w.com/home.htm ) Strunk, William Jr., E.B. White, Charles Osgood, and Roger Angell. 2000. The Elements of Style . Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon. Turabian, Kate L. 1996 . A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations . 6th ed. Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press. (This is basically a condensed version of the Chicago Manual of Style cited above.) van Leunen, Mary-Claire. 1986. A Handbook for Scholars . New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Zeisel, Hans. 1985. Say It With Figures . New York: Harper and Row, 6th ed., revised. [NOTE: Later editions of some of these publications are available. Use the latest edition.] _______________ This set of notes was prepared by Karen R. Polenske. A draft was reviewed by Louise Dunlap, Irene S. Raught, and Mark Schuster, who provided helpful suggestions for changes or clarifications.
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- 2 - The following common guidelines will help you prepare well-written papers. 1. Typos, incomplete sentences, and misspellings . Please check the paper carefully and make all necessary corrections before submitting it for others to read. Be aware that word processor spell checking is not always accurate and that a spell-checker obviously will not find places where you have mistyped a word, but the word you have typed is correctly spelled. 2. Facts must be stated with substantiation and/or accompanied with a reference. 3. Too many footnotes . Journal and book publishers are trying to get authors to use fewer footnotes, because of the time and expense in processing them. In any case, many of the pieces of information authors include in footnotes are not relevant to the case being presented and just waste the time of the reader or are sufficiently important that they should be included in the main part of the text. The chief reason for using a footnote is in the case
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