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2G03 Lecture 3: The Writing Process Continued (1) The Writing Process (Continued) 2G03: Problem Solving & Technical Communication Dr. E. Cranston and Mr. V. Leung
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2G03 Lecture 3: The Writing Process Continued (2) • Emily Cranston: ecranst@mcmaster.ca • Vince Leung: leungv@mcmaster.ca Hand in assignments in class (unless courseware says to upload to Avenue) • ABBASI-LAM (F): Sarah charlos@mcmaster.ca • LAM (W)-ZUO: Kevin kankh@mcmaster.ca Due today: Summary and PEP Proposal Housekeeping
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2G03 Lecture 3: The Writing Process Continued (3) Check Avenue regularly! – News, Calendar, Content, Discussion, Groups – Comment about emailing/posting • Tutorials THIS week: BSB 241 (computer lab) – Kevin will go over how to search the literature, use Refworks and include citations in a Word document. You will need to upload the tutorial assignment to Avenue DURING the tutorial. – Read pages 15-18 of courseware to be ready. Housekeeping
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2G03 Lecture 3: The Writing Process Continued (4) • Due next week (Oct. 3): NOTHING • Get started on your term paper: Outline due after Thanksgiving (Oct. 17) • Start “Boss quality” assignments (p. 42) • No tutorials next 3 weeks! (See outline) Housekeeping
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2G03 Lecture 3: The Writing Process Continued (5) • Searching for Research Articles • Refworks • What is Plagiarism? • Using Word Efficiently • FOSS/Free Software • Proofreading • “Boss-Quality” Documents • Marking schemes What’s in the Coursepack? • Pyramid Writing Technique • How to Write a Summary • How to Write an Outline • How to Write an Abstract • Formatting • Figures • Tables • Equations and Symbols • References
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2G03 Lecture 3: The Writing Process Continued (6) • Pyramid Review and Reflection • The Writing Process • How to Write an Email • Parts of a Formal Report • Referencing/Plagiarism • Elevator Pitch Today’s Class
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2G03 Lecture 3: The Writing Process Continued (7) • Fancy wording is never necessary • Clarity is everything • Have a “story” • Tell the reader what they want or need to know first! Pyramid writing technique Technical Communication
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2G03 Lecture 3: The Writing Process Continued (8) • Where can you NOT use it? – Novel, poetry, biographies, plays, journals, surveys, (formal letters, magazines) • What DON’T you like? – Too direct/gives too much away – Time consuming (you have to know the point!) – Hard to choose most important part (reader) – Does not allow for spontaneous writing – Too brief (hard to write one sentence summary) What you thought re: Pyramids
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• Use pyramid style • Know why you are writing • Proofread • Omit needless words • Avoid fancy, pompous, low-information words • Avoid jargon • No double negatives • Watch word placement • No intensive adverbs (really, very, actually…) Review from Last Week
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