10H – 23 September 2013 – Writing Day

First, a reminder that I’ve asked you to read Foster Chapter 1 and his interlude, “One Story” for class tomorrow.

As for today, we’ll meet in the lab to work because today is a writing day.  I have only two three little tidbits for you today:

  1. Remember that I reserve up to four days on your first drafts b/c they take the longest for me to comment on.  In on WEDNESDAY = Back on TUESDAY.
  2. Lots of folks are struggling with the difference between SUMMARY (or RESTATING) and ANALYSIS. I’ve provided this little Google Doc to help you see the difference. In your paper, you’re working to ANALYZE the evidence.
  3. Lots of people have questions about block quotes. First, a technological short cut–> you can highlight the whole section you want to indent and hit tab. Then the whole thing will go over. However, if it’s dialogue and some of it goes onto an extra line, you’ll need to add individual tabs for each new paragraph. Here’s a visual for you.

Original, no block quote:

Screen shot 2013-09-23 at 8.24.24 AM

Using the technology short cut (highlight and hit tab), the paragraph would look like this:

Screen shot 2013-09-23 at 8.35.34 AM

But notice that some lines spill over onto the next line. So now I have to go back and individually tab the first line of each new paragraph (yes, every time there is a change in speaker, it’s a new paragraph). When I finish that, here’s what it looks like:

Screen shot 2013-09-23 at 8.32.15 AM

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