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Writing Guides

Writing Guides
The following Writing Guides are available. To view guides, click on the list of catgories on the list below. You may view or hide descriptions of the guides. Writing and Speaking Research Writing & Documentation Writing in Specific Disciplines Conducting Qualitative & Quantitative Research About the Writing@CSU Guides These guides are the result of a joint effort of the Writing@CSU project and the Colorado State University Writing Center. In 2012, the guides were moved into a content management system developed for the Writing@CSU site.

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Thesis Guide Senior Theses in Computer Science A senior thesis is more than a big project write-up. It is documentation of an attempt to contribute to the general understanding of some problem of computer science, together with exposition that sets the work in the context of what has come before and what might follow. In computer science, some theses involve building systems, some involve experiments and measurements, some are theoretical, some involve human subjects, and some do more than one of these things. Computer science is unusual among scientific disciplines in that current faculty research has many loose ends appropriate for undergraduate research. Senior thesis projects generally emerge from collaboration with faculty.

Coherence: Transitions between Ideas The most convincing ideas in the world, expressed in the most beautiful sentences, will move no one unless those ideas are properly connected. Unless readers can move easily from one thought to another, they will surely find something else to read or turn on the television. Providing transitions between ideas is largely a matter of attitude. You must never assume that your readers know what you know. In fact, it's a good idea to assume not only that your readers need all the information that you have and need to know how you arrived at the point you're at, but also that they are not quite as quick as you are. You might be able to leap from one side of the stream to the other; believe that your readers need some stepping stones and be sure to place them in readily accessible and visible spots.

Professional and Technical Writing/Rhetoric/Author/Style Writing style can mean some things. It can mean the features that make the person or authors type of writing unique. On the other end of the spectrum there is a legal or scientific style of writing, referring to writing characteristics shared by certain groups of professionals, like lawyers or scientists. 1009 Writing About Your Research: Verb Tense Folks: The posting below gives some great tips on the use of present and past tenses in your writing. It is from the February 2010 issue of the online publication Graduate Connections Newsletter [ , pp 16-17, from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and is published by the Office of Graduate Studies. ©2010 Graduate Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Reprinted with permission.

AWE App @ UCL Survey of English Usage Available for: iPhone 3-6, iPod Touch, iPad and iPad mini. Also on Google Play for Android. Published by UCL Business PLC Apple >> AWE Android >> AWE >> Support >> FAQ >> Feedback >> Facebook Plain Writing We at the Department of Agriculture (USDA) are committed to improving our service to you by writing in plain language. By October 2011, we will use plain language in any new or substantially revised document that: Provides information about any of our services and benefits; Is needed to obtain any of our benefits or services; or, Explains how to comply with a requirement that we administer or enforce.

Resouces for Using English at the United Nations These resources focus on the specialized language, formats and style used by the United Nations. Except for Correspondence Writing workbook, these links are all on the United Nations Intranet. The links are not accessible on networks outside the United Nations. Qualities of Academic Writing Write to Learn At Empire State College — because you study independently, sometimes at a distance from your mentor or tutor — writing is a way to show your mentor you have learned. But there's a more important reason to write. Writing helps you think, and thinking is what college is all about. College writing is not simply about recording ideas or proving learning, it's about creating ideas, creating learning.

Sentence and paragraph development - Writing for the United Nations Contents A. Sentence development B. Paragraph development C. Search Engines for Serious Writers June 20th, 2010 Finding the information you need as a writer shouldn’t be a chore. Luckily, there are plenty of search engines out there that are designed to help you at any stage of the process, from coming up with great ideas to finding a publisher to get your work into print. Both writers still in college and those on their way to professional success will appreciate this list of useful search applications that are great from making writing a little easier and more efficient. Professional Find other writers, publishers and ways to market your work through these searchable databases and search engines.

Academic Writing:Words:Hints for formal words Hints for choosing more formal words In academic writing you should aim to be succinct, thus: 1. When picking a word, choose the most relevant and specific one for the point you wish to make; for example: (match the colours across the examples to see the alternative words)