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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.

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

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

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:
- YOU
- 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.

PLAN YOUR WORK!

Topics:
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%

ASSIGNMENT FOR NEXT WEEK: Proposal Paragraph
- 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.
DUE THIS FRIDAY
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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