Please see the blogs of Amanda, Emma, Jess D. (M1) and Victoria (M3) Eleanor cam by Skype and Taylor came for a bit (M1).
The Monday campus session 10th April was about thinking through the final writing for each module.
So looked at samples of writing, had a library session, and then talked about our own writing using the oral – speaking – before writing.
Formal writing uses structure a bit more to make 'arguments' so to state you point of view - you make key points (propositions) that you then provide examples and evidence for - drawing to a conclusion based on the discussion. The paragraph is used as a unit of thought - so introductory sentence - key points a concluding sentence - is a essay style. We write in the first person like a report - so not 3rd person- so we use 'I'.
I sent everyone the articles we used in the campus session.
The Cottrell extract talks about the formal structure of writing and the others are examples of briefer articles about acting – and we talked about who the summary style of writing was to develop positions, arguments, and conclusions in a shorter piece of writing.
Michelle gave a brief session about searching – e.g. Using the quotation marks to see the Harvard citation - I have sent everyone her handouts.
I also sent a sheet explaining the Harvard citation method – the university also uses http://www.citethemrightonline.com – you can login using your university IT User name and password.