ENVR 202 Assignment writing and technicalities
HUXLEY COLLEGE OF ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Here are the specifics for all the write-ups of your short assignments.
Envr 202 ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES: A SOCIAL SCIENCE APPROACH
Assignment writing and technicalities
Please put your name, student number, and class in school
(First-year, Sophmore, etc.), date, and assignment number on the first
page of your paper. Staple all pages (no binders,
paperclips or folded corners, please). Please submit a typed copy; you
may use reclaimed paper. To avoid waste, you are encouraged adjust the
font and margins to avoid a few lines of overflow onto the last page (but
obviously whether you do this or not won't affect your grade).
For each assignment, please type up your investigation in a
concise style in 2 to 3 double-spaced pages. Fewer words are
better so long as you cover the important ideas and details with clarity.
Follow any instructions given in the particular assignment for
organization or other matters. Please proofread your draft. Use clear well
constructed sentences and correct conventions. You will lose points for
spelling, grammar, punctuation, sentence construction, and other
technicalities. I strongly encourage you to get
assistance from the Writing Center! You can also get helpful tips on
WWU's Writing Center
Any time you draw upon, quote or cite any source (paper, broadcast,
electronic, or in-peron), be sure to cite it, using American Psychological
Association style. (You should be aware of the University's policies
regarding plagiarism. The policies are spelled out in the University catalogue. Also, read the pdf file on using others' ideas and plagiarism at the Sociology Department's web site.) Course readings may be cited by author's last name, date, and page number, and need not be included in your list of references at the end of your paper. All soures other than course readings
should be given full reference listings.
The Writing Center in Wilson Library has helpful sheets to get you
started, or you can consult some web sources:
WWU's Writing Center
Webpages has examples of how to cite sources in APA style
UW Wisconsin's Writing
Center Webpages has examples of how to cite sources in APA style (look
Electronic Sources in APA (and other) style(s).
I often mark papers for a number of basic writing errors which you should
work hard to eliminate from your writing. SeeWriting Errors to Avoid
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