Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Keep going until you finish.

The two most common questions students ask me about the first writing assignment -- typing lecture notes into a narrative -- are "Do we need to double space?" (my answer? whatever spacing you like is fine, I'm not controlling) and "How do I start?

My answer? The way to start is to start. 

Just get typing. 

Stop not starting and get started.

If you hit a bump, write something like (find out about Shadrach*----) and keep going. 

 Keep going until you finish one complete draft, put it down for awhile, then *please* proofread for things like spelling and capitalization.  

Also, please underline, highlight or bold all the key terms/phrases from the study guide.

Make sure your essay is in YOUR words. I will subtract your similarity rating (what turnitin.com shows me after it compares your narrative to all former essays and online sources etc) from your grade. 

Here is a sampling of opening paragraphs of "Assignment #1: Type Lecture Notes into a Narrative"  from one single previous class, presented without comment.   


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