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More guidelines for your research paper

Hi everyone,

Here are the notes I put on the board in class today when we were discussing the outline for your research papers. To remind you, even if you’ve already started writing I encourage you to create an outline — it will help you structure your paper and stay on track when you’re writing.

Remember that there’s lots of great writing guidelines in the Badke book, especially chapters 2 and 10 (and the Appendix).

Please email me with any questions. And remember:

I’m looking forward to reading your papers next week!
Have a good weekend,
Prof Smale


APA Style handout

Hi everyone,

Here’s a PDF version of the APA Style handout I passed around in class yesterday.

See you tomorrow — please don’t forget to bring or email your annotated bibliographies to me by the beginning of class.

–Prof Smale

Search strategies

Hi everyone, I thought it might be helpful to post a picture of the notes I took when we were discussing search strategies this week: Boolean searching (AND, OR, NOT), truncation (usually *), phrase searching (using quotes), and nesting (using parentheses). Hope this helps as you search for sources for your bibliographies.

Have a great Spring Break! I’ll see you on April 6th in the upstairs classroom (Rm A540).
-Prof Smale

New blogging homework schedule

Here’s the new blogging homework schedule we discussed in class:

DUE: 3/16 (by the beginning of class)
Find 2 sources in any format on a course topic that interests you, read them, and write 1 blog post in response to each. Please select sources that are new to you, not the assigned class readings.
(This incorporates and replaces the assignments for 3/9 and 3/11.)

DUE: 3/18 (by the beginning of class)
Comment on at least one blog post written by one of your classmates.

Also, add this assignment to Thursday, 4/22 (due at the beginning of class):
Comment on at least one blog post written by one of your classmates.

Please let me know if you have any questions.
Have a great weekend!
Prof Smale

Pavlik on reserve

Hi everyone, just wanted to let you know that John V. Pavlik’s “Media in the Digital Age” is now on reserve at our library. There’s nothing further assigned from the book this semester, but I put it on reserve in case you’re interested in reading more from it. The book’s call number is: HM851 .P38 2008.

–Prof Smale

Class in small room this week

Don't forget!Hi everyone, just want to remind you that our class will be in the small library classroom on the 4th floor (Rm A441) both days this week: Tue Feb 23rd and Thu Feb 25th. Also, I’ll have to cancel my office hours on Thu Feb 25th. If you need to speak with me, please come to Tuesday’s office hours or we can make an appointment for another time.

See you Tuesday!
Prof Smale

Image credit: teachingsagittarian

A few notes about comments & weather

Great blogging work, everyone. Just want to remind you to comment on your fellow classmates’ blog posts, too. It’s a way for us to continue the conversation outside of class. Commenting is one of the key features of blogs and blogging, and enables bloggers to build community with others of similar interests.

Also please don’t forget to give your post one or more tags. Think of them as keywords — pick a few concepts or ideas you discuss in the post to use as tags. We’ll talk more about this in class tomorrow.

As of now City Tech is open tomorrow, but check the school’s website in the morning for the most up to date info: http://www.citytech.cuny.edu/.

See you in class tomorrow!