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Friday, September 21, 2012

Past weeks APA assignment Recap (formal, content)

Formal Requirement:
- 2 to 4 paragraphs, no more than 400 words
- 12 pt font, times new roman
- Make sure every assignment is exactly what the instructor asked for.
- Three choices in font are times new roman, ariel, and courier.
- Prof prefers times new roman
- Always double space (easier to read, single space creates type camping)

Content Requirement:
- Man features – in text citation and reference page.
- Example
- For this class, you do not need to provide an abstract.
- Don’t use title pages in this class.

Peer Editing:
- Has to be constructive criticism.
- Editor has to be objective.
- Look for things that can be fixed.
- Never write on another classmates text, write on the back.

Do not use APA unless instructed to.
Use Short Document style.

Sheet Layout:
Top left:
For: Prof’s name.

Top right:
Pages: 3 of pages
Words: # of words

- enter twice under date, center and put your title.
- Enter twice again and begin your first paragraph with an indent.
- Regular paragraph – 150 words
- Research project paragraph – 300 words, sometimes more.
- On pages following the first page, have the page numbers in the top right hand corner.
- Use essay style writing (indenting every new paragraph)
- No slug between paragraphs. No hard right.
- 12 pt font, times new roman, double spaced.

Narrative: STORY – has a beginning, middle and an end.
Narration: the telling of the story.
Narrator: Story teller. (not an author)
Narrative voice: Will you use first person, second person, or third person?

First Person:
- I, me.
- Writing from the point of view of a character in the story. (Inside the main characters head)
- Limited. Can only write about what that character is doing or thinking.
- Makes the story intimate.

Third Person:
- Exterior to elements of narrative.
- Unlimited. (can get any characters head)
- Omniscient, omniscience, all knowing narrator.
- Very broad reach.

Second Person:
- Don’t use.

Story Graph: (in words)

The stories events are measured in interest.

The story starts with the status quo.
Status Quo: establish characters, main relationships, life before the story kicks into place.

Next comes the complication.
Complication: changes things up from the status quo, conflict.

Next comes a series of beats.
Beats: each paragraph after the introduction is going to be a beat.
- increasing interest to reader.
- Complications.

Following the beats, the climax will take place.
Climax: an acute angle on the story graph.
- where the story breaks.

The story will finish with the new status quo.
- how life is different after events that took place.
- Not the same as the beginning!
- The change

STORY ASSIGNMENT: Due week seven

Word Count: 1000 (+ 20)
Paragraphs: 5 – 7

Status Quo – first paragraph

Complication – end of first paragraph or beginning of second paragraph.

Climax – second last paragraph.

Conclusion (resolve everything) – Last paragraph

Beats – every other paragraph. (5 paragraphs you’d have two beats. 7 paragraphs you’d have four beats.) One beat per paragraph.


Fiction or real life. For real life stories, things may have to be changed, added or taken out to make story keep the readers interest.
Find a balance between an actual experience and add in fiction to add interest.

Assignment can be found on week seven on the calendar in the forum.

Worth 20%

- use short document style
- one paragraph long
- a proposal.
- First person.
- Beginning, middle, end of the story. (ideas of content)
- What narrative voice you’re using and why it’s a better choice
- Include main characters and relationships.
- What the story is about
- Clear and concise.
- 8 – 10 sentences.
- Do not exceed one paragraph.
- Half a page double spaced.
Next weeks class:
- will have a 20 minute meeting with your prof and others in your group.
- Your proposal will be graded that day.
For the Meeting:
- arrive ten minutes early.
- Read each others proposal and find the one your group likes the most. This will make the meeting go over more smoothly.
- Make changes if it turns out you’re missing something such as an ending or relationships.

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