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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. Related:  technical English

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. To write a thesis, students may enroll in Computer Science 91r one or both terms during their senior year, under the supervision of their research advisor. Thesis Timeline for Seniors December Mid-January Early February Mid March End of March or early April Late May Thesis Readers

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. Guideline 1: Find Out What is Expected[edit] An effective voice is one that matches your reader's sense of what is appropriate. • How formal do my readers think my writing should be? When you use contractions and colloquial words and phrases it starts to sound informal, like a conversation. • How subjective or objective do my readers believe my writing should be? In subjective writing you word opinions by using "I", in which you introduce yourself to your writing. • How much "distance" do my readers expect me to establish between them? In personal style, you appear close to your readers because you use personal pronouns and address readers directly. • Your purpose. • Your subject. 1. 2. 3.

FOR-LEARN Bloomin' Apps This page gathers all of the Bloomin' Apps projects in one place.Each image has clickable hotspots and includes suggestions for iPad, Android, Google and online tools and applications to support each of the levels of Bloom's Revised Taxonomy.I have created a page to allow you to share your favorite online tool, iOS, or Android app with others. Cogs of the Cognitive Processes I began to think about the triangular shape of Bloom's Taxonomy and realized I thought of it a bit differently.Since the cognitive processes are meant to be used when necessary, and any learner goes in and out of the each level as they acquire new content and turn it into knowledge, I created a different type of image that showcased my thoughts about Bloom's more meaningfully.Here is my visual which showcases the interlocking nature of the cognitive processes or, simply, the "Cogs of the Cognitive Processes". IPAD APPS TO SUPPORT BLOOM'S REVISED TAXONOMYassembled by Kathy Schrock​ Bloom's and SAMR: My thoughts

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. The use of the little conjunctions — especially and and but — comes naturally for most writers. Repetition of Key Words and Phrases Pronoun Reference Parallelism

Anki - powerful, intelligent flashcards Sentence and paragraph development - Writing for the United Nations Contents A. Sentence development B. Paragraph development C. A. Sentences can be extremely simple or incredibly complicated. However, when you review your work, you should make sure that all of your sentences contain all the necessary elements - at the most basic level, at least a subject and a verb. B. Paragraph patterns Paragraphs should be unified and coherent so they are more easily understood by the reader. United Nations reports often use the following types of paragraph organization: Paragraphs often combine different patterns of development: chronological order used with comparison/contrast, definitions with recommendations and so forth. Here are some examples: Definition Located at The Hague, the International Court of Justice is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations. Analysis or classification Conflicts today are a complex mix. Time, space or sequence (chronological order) The Security Council has held several special meetings on Africa at the ministerial level. C. D.

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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. Regards, Rick Reis UP NEXT: Mentors Make The Difference Tomorrow's Research ----------------------------------------- 754 words -------------------------------------- Writing About Your Research: Verb Tense CONSISTENCY OF VERB TENSE helps ensure smooth expression in your writing. To describe your methodology and report your results. We hypothesized that adults would remember more items than children. We extracted tannins from the leaves by bringing them to a boil in 50% methanol. In experiment 2, response varied.