While we are concluding the first 500-Word Summary Project, we are moving ahead with the 750-1000-Word Expanded Definition Project. It is described on the syllabus as:
Individual: 750-1000-Word Expanded Definition, 10%
Individually, you will write a 750-1000 word expanded definition of a technical or scientific term, with cover memo, which demonstrates: 1. correct memorandum format. 2. knowledge of the etymology and historical development of the term. 3. examples of the term’s use in various written contexts. 4. ability to compare and contrast various uses of the term. 5. use and citation of sources with proper attribution. 6. awareness of audience. At least three library-sourced citations are required and should be cited following APA format.
For this week’s writing assignment, I would like you to do some brainstorming about what term you would like to explore in this project.
To that end, write a short memo with the following information:
- Memo Block (TO, FROM, DATE, SUBJECT: 750-1000-Word Expanded Definition Brainstorming)
- One sentence stating three terms that you will choose from.
- One sentence definition for each of the three terms in your own words–no citing, no looking at the web, use only what is in your own brain.
- After using the databases, Oxford English Dictionary, and ebooks available through the Library’s website, write one sentence stating which of the three terms you have selected as the focus of your expanded definition project.
Save your memo some place safe and then copy-and-paste it into a comment made to this post.