The Writing Studio offers one-on-one tutoring sessions, programming, and resources designed to bolster the written and verbal communication skills of MICA students.Tutors can assist students with a wide variety of writing projects, including:
Simple steps for Documenting your research and sources:
Consists of 2 parts:
The purpose of a list of sources on a topic with notes attached is to give the reader critical analysis and information about the sources as related to as subject.
Helpful Web pages on writing annotated bibliographies:
Chicago Manual Style Rules and Example
From Eastern Nazarene College
What is a literature review?
Not an annotated bibliography
List of sources you investigated while researching your topic/thesis (a portion of published literature on your topic)
Critique of sources
By listing and critiquing other sources and works, you will need to demonstrate who your research fits into the larger study of a topic or how it fulfills a need or missing research for a topic.
Writing the introduction
In the introduction, you should:
Writing the body
In the body, you should:
Writing the conclusion
In the conclusion, you should:
Material taken from:
The prospectus should discuss in clear terms -- understandable to all members of the faculty, including those who are not specialists in your field -- the following:
From Harvard University
By Susan Hegeman
"A prospectus should answer the following questions:
From University of Florida
Find out what the writer is intending to do in the paper (purpose) and what the intended audience is.
Find out what the writer wants from a reader at this stage.
Read (or listen) to the entire draft before commenting.
Praise what works well; give specifics
Comment on large issues first (Is there a clear focus? Is the draft effectively organized? Is the sequence of points logical? Are ideas adequately developed?). Go on to smaller issues later (awkward or confusing sentences, style, grammar, etc.)
Time is limited (for your response and for the author's revision), so concentrate on the most important ways the draft could be improved.
Comment on whether the introduction clearly announces the topic and suggests the approach that will be taken; on whether ideas are clear and understandable.
Be specific in your response and in your suggestions for revision. Explain why you are making such suggestions.
Try describing what you see (or hear) in the paper--what you see as the main point, what you see as the organizational pattern.
Identify what's missing, what needs to be explained more fully. Also identify what can be cut.
Be honest (but polite and constructive) in your response
Don't argue with the author or with other respondents.
From University of Wisconsin Madison
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