Week 8 Sources and Evidence
Locating Sources 1
o Begin by reading generally on your topic
o What are you looking for? A topic that has enough sources, that is interesting,
and a topic with which you can see yourself coming up with something relevant
HTM2010 Contribution Assessment Grading Rubric
(Print both your first and last name)
You are responsible for monitoring your own contribution. At the end of each class, please
do the following:
Check off the column (or note the grade) that most
Purdue OWL Writing Exercises
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Some people think the apostrophe is doomed, a victim of texting. But in the writing world theres no
strong groundswell of support for getting rid of it anytime soon. Learn how to use it.
1. Use an apostrophe to indicate po
Planning Negative Messages
o A direct or indirect approach:
Will it come as a shock?
Does the audience prefer a short or long message?
How important is this message to the reader?
Is it important to maintain a relationship?
Do you n
Week 7 Writing Mechanics 3
First: Introductions and Conclusions
o Every major work of writing you do beyond the paragraph has to begin somehow.
The first paragraph of most formal works of writing is called the introduction.
Introductions do a few things:
Lecture 1 Crafting Messages for Electronic Media
Electronic Media Basics
o Functions through PLATFORMS
Platforms = determines the nature of the message and how it is viewed
o Common Platforms for Business
Email, webpages, blogs, social media
Email as a
Lecture 3 Writing Mechanics II
Basic Paragraph Structure
o Topic Sentence
o Supporting Sentences
o Concluding Sentence
o Once you introduce a topic, you must describe that topic with a number of
o A strong guideline is 3-5 s
Lecture 2 Writing Mechanics I
Basic English Sentences contain the following elements:
o Subjects the person/place/thing/ in which something happens
Simple Sentences = one subject, one verb, one object (AKA independent clause)
o Pigs eat.