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Notes from today, and homework for next week

Today we discussed methods and styles for the documentation of practices and processes: how it works, what it is, how it works, why it is important, and what unintended consequences or issues might arise. Many of you posted very relevant … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on process documentation

A few of you have asked some questions about the blog post about process documentation due tomorrow, so I want to clarify what you should be looking for. You want to locate a manual, document, video, or other text- or … Continue reading

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Notes from today, and reading/blogging assignment for Wednesday, April 25

Today we discussed standards, methods and styles for citing text and non-text media. You all generated citation styles of value to this class, but remember to follow the rules of MLA citation for your research paper and online documentation project. … Continue reading

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Notes from today, and reading and blogging homework for Monday, 4/23

Today we discussed the rationale for documentation and citation. Our close in-class reading of the selection from Hauptman yielded some great questions and observations about how the six purposes of documentation he describes can be used, or mis-used, for a … Continue reading

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Notes from today, and reading and assignments for Wednesday, April 18

Today we discussed writing an academic research paper and played the evaluation game in class. Congratulations to the winning team: Carlton, Ibn, and Matthew, who presented an article from the AprilĀ  12th Chicago Tribune titled “Student Loan Debt a Growing … Continue reading

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Tips and Troubleshooting for Developing a Good Research Paper

One thing that i have learned about writing a good research paper is that it is important to have an outline to help you develop a good paper. In high school i never knew that it was important when i … Continue reading

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Notes from today, and reading/blogging for Monday, April 16

Today we discussed some research writing strategies, and then moved on to discussion of the Grimmelmann and Fister articles, and why to evaluate information in all types of media. Slides from today are available here. I’ll be close to email … Continue reading

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Notes from today, and reading & homework for Wednesday, April 4

Today we discussed how to evaluate information and crowdsourced evaluation criteria for web content; here is the proof. The final criteria we determined in class are the following: authenticity objectivity scholarly merit date of publication Your research paper outline is … Continue reading

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Notes from today, and reading and blogging assignments for Monday, April 2

Today we discussed strategies for locating articles in the library’s subscription databases. I hope you found some useful information sources while you searched, and don’t forget that you should continue to develop your list of Works Cited, even if you’ve … Continue reading

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Notes from today, and reading/homework for Wednesday, 3/28

Today we discussed library catalogs and reviewed the guidelines for the annotated bibliography, which is due on Wednesday, March 28, preferably as an email attachment sent to me before the beginning of class. We discussed using some browser add-ons such … Continue reading

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