Urban Geography GEOG 377
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577 Urban Geography Notes on Writing Personal observations are good but stay away from 1st and 2 d person perspectives 0 1st Person I think Detroit should do is 0 2quot01 Person You need to think proactively Learn to use its 0 its is a pronoun Phoenix is attractive because of its climate 0 it s is a contraction of the words it and is 7 It s dif cult to say with certainty whether Buffalo declined because of the weather 0 Good way to test usage If you cannot replace it s with it is and have it make sense then you should use its Editing symbols Capitalization 7 state of New York Start new paragraph 7 SPELLCHECK IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROOFREADING Structure of a narrative essay is important Is the information presented in a logical format that can be understood and followed Does it progress from one point to the next Is it written with complete sentences To test if a sentence is awkward or incomplete it often helps to read it out loud To set up a logical structure for your essay it often helps to do an outline first Another way to see if it makes sense is to have your friendhousemateroommatesuitemate read it In the case of the GrowingDeclining Cities essay is the information grouped categorically economy climate education etc or geographically Detroit Phoenix Do you have the same information for both cities For example if you give the population from 1990 to 2006 for one city or the metropolitan population for one city you need to provide the same information for the other city Approximately 6 pages means 5 to 7 not 3 and 1z and not 16 Using an outline to organize your thoughts and then organize your essay then careful editing is important to stay within the assignment The Concept of Register The difference between quotformalquot and quotinformalquot is not that between quotgrammaticalquot and quotungrammaticalquot The difference is best understood as an instance of what linguists call register The speaker of an language learns at a very young age that certain speech situations call for certain ways of putting words together A child of six or seven will speak one way to fellow children another way to parents and perhaps even a third way to teachers Adults speak one way to children and another way to adult friends and colleagues What varies in these diverse situations is not simply tone of voice and vocabulary the insertion of please and thank you for example in children39s exchanges with adults but syntax as well Geneseo Writing Guide httpwritingguidegeneseoedupgtopicsformalinformalhtml Please source correctly Anytime you present information that is not your own original thought it needs to be referenced This includes data According to the SUNY Geneseo Undergraduate Bulletin Plagiarism is the representation of someone else s words or ideas as one39s own or the arrangement of someone else s materials as one s own Such misrepresentation may be suf cient grounds for a student s receiving a grade of E for the paper or presentation involved or may result in an E being assigned as the nal grade for the course Any one of the following constitutes evidence of plagiarism 1 direct quotation without identifying punctuation and citation of source 2 paraphrase of expression or thought without proper attribution 3 unacknowledged dependence upon a source in plan organization or argument Writers should note that even a borrowed idea will be considered plagiarized unless the source of that idea is appropriately noted in the paper Writers who cite sources properly draw attention to the original ideas in their essays When you distinguish your thinking from that of a critic or researcher your professor will be able to give you the appropriate credit for your work httpwritinomlide geneseo edn 3 39 39 39 39fnla iarism Online Sources Use of sites like wikipedia and answerscom for basic data should be avoided It s okay to use them for some background information but your works cited list should include some primary sources with reputable editors books journal articles magazine articles nonopinion newspaper articles etc Page Numbers Please put page numbers and name on each page If your paper fell apart I would have a tough time putting the pages back together If you re using Microsoft Word and don t know how to do this come see me I will show you GREAT RESOURCES USE THEM Writing Learning Center Welles 217 and Milne http www geneseo eduenglishwlchtml SUNY Geneseo s Online Writing Guide http writingg11ide geneseo edu
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