Never say in seven words what you can say in three. E. B. White

  This page contains links to usefull documents and pages which may help you to locate articles and write your papers for your classes. First some tips:
1. I will be reading over 80 papers this semester alone. Make yours stand out.
2. Find a friend or classmate to review your paper (and return the favor!) or use the UNI Writing Center.

Check here to make sure I have your paper (Both the rough draft and the final draft are required to receive a check mark). If you do not have a check by your name under the Paper 2 column, I am either missing your rough draft or the final draft/rough draft.

Here is the Wikipedia definition of critical thinking - it fits in with my expectations for both the case study assignments and the paper assignments:

Irrespective of the sphere of thought, “a well cultivated critical thinker": 

  • raises inportant questions and problems, formulating them clearly and precisely;

    • gathers and assesses relevant information, using abstract ideas to interpret it effectively
  • comes to well-reasoned conclusions and solutions, testing them against relevant criteria and standards;
  • thinks open-mindedly within alternative systems of thought, recognizing and assessing, as need be, their assumptions, implications, and practical consequences; and
  • communicates effectively with others in figuring out solutions to complex problems; without being unduly influenced by others' thinking on the topic.

Format Documents - Here is a document which explains how to set up a paper for the class (it is expecting that you are using Word 2007).

Case Study Guidelines - Here are some tips/tricks on how to write good case studies.

Grading Rubric Explanation -  Here is a word document which details what I am looking for and considering as I fill out the grading sheet for your papers. 

How to Read A Research Article - Tips on how to read a research article (what needs to be read etc.)

Google Scholar - You can use this website to find scholarly articles.

The OWL at Purdue - This page provides a FREE resource on how to write in APA style. 

APA Plagiarism Help Sheet - This is the definition of plagiarism that I will be using for the classes that I teach. Please read the supplement carefully to avoid committing plagiarism.

Paper Requirements - This sheet gives an example of the page setup for your papers, as well as an explanation for what I am looking for in each section. Please read it, and print it out for your records.

Paper Gradeform - This is the sheet that I will be using when I grade your final papers. Please review it, and make sure that your paper is the best possible that it can be.

Critical Analysis Guide - Guide on how to write a critical analysis paper. I recommend adapting the guide to fit the needs of your paper.