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1-11-10_writing-points - What are the top personal...

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What are the top personal qualities employers look for in college graduates? 1. Communication skills (verbal & written) 2. Strong work ethic 3. Teamwork skills (works well with others) 4. Initiative 5. Analytical skills SOURCE : National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) (n.d.). Job Outlook 2009 . [Online]. Available: http://www.naceweb.org/press/quick.htm January 11, 2010
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Consider: What a s pe c t o f yo ur writing   do  yo u wa nt to  im pro ve ? What a s pe c t o f fo rm a l writing   is  diffic ult? With what as pe c t o f writing   a re  yo u s a tis fie d? January 11, 2010
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January 11, 2010 Topics To understand the structure and requirements of the course To review general academic writing guidelines To complete some writing exercises To peer-critique the assignment
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January 11, 2010 Names. .. Who is Who is Mrs. Vitolo ? Mrs. Vitolo ? The instructor of your course is Dr. T. M. Vitolo Dr. T. M. Vitolo or T. M. Vitolo, Ph.D. T. M. Vitolo, Ph.D. ANSWER: My mother.
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January 11, 2010 Academic Writing Is . .. “Product of many considerations” (p. 7) Audience Purpose Organization Style Flow  Presentation Wha t is  the  purpo s e  o f a n  e s s a y q ue s tio n?
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January 11, 2010 Writing Basics Structure Frame / introduction Content Transitions Closure / summary Organization Should reveal the purpose purpose of the writing Should embody a strategy strategy to the writing Problem-solution Definition Comparison-contrast Cause-effect Classification Historical progression OUTLINE
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Your Turn! Compose a definition of a “computer programming language” double-spaced 1-inch margins 10-12 pt. font not to exceed 1 page January 11, 2010
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January 11, 2010 Writing Basics Grammar Complete sentences Active voice (usually) Subject / verb agreement Pronoun / referent agreement Appropriate tense == Consistent tense
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January 11, 2010 Writing Basics: Grammar -- continued P.2 Mechanics Punctuation Capitalization Connective phrases Parallel constructions Transition constructions Word usage; vocabulary Style Select more “formal” options Gender
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January 11, 2010 Do // Don’t PROOFREAD Have one topic per paragraph . .. Check “that”
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