Month: February 2013

Blog Prompt #5 (S2013)

The fifth blog post is essentially the first portion of the proposal: Identify a specific topic and a working title for your final Research Paper and include the following information: A justification of the topic A specific research question If…

Sample Portfolio Cover Letter

Kelly reminded me to post the sample portfolio cover letter (thanks, Kelly), and I have done so in the “handouts” section in the right side bar. The sample letter covers some of what I expect in your cover letters but…

Blog Prompt #4 (S2013)

For this blog post, I am going to make you use the web site. Click on one of the posts in the RSS feeds to the left of this blog prompt–Daily Writing Tips, NY Times Grammar Blog, Grammarphobia, and Grammar…

A Proposal for a New Punctuation Mark

For several years now, scholars have argued about the role of email, texting, etc. have played on our literacy and written communication. This si the first time I have seen someone propose that our digital communication has prompted the need…

Analysis #1 Draft Comments

Development Try to provide some specific examples from both the professional writer’s work and your work to add clarity and support to your ideas and claims. The trick to adding the examples is to summarize the information and context without…

Blog Prompt #3 (S2013)

Let’s use this blog prompt to get a start on your second analysis draft. Go through one of you papers and find two consecutive simple sentences. First, combine the sentences with a comma and a coordinating conjunction. Then, combine the…