Class,Tues, 5/10

Essay Two (e2d3): Finishing Work

Stage One: Copy-Editing

Exchange drafts with the person next to you. Read your partner’s draft closely, pen in hand,  ready to make corrections, offer suggestions, or otherwise point to work that needs to be done. In particular, I’d like you to look closely at:

  • First Page: Name, Date, Assignment (e2d3), Title (e2d3)
  • Following Pages: Running Head with short title and page numbers
  • Paragraphs: These should be indented or separated by an extra space
  • Quotations: All direct quotes must be clearly identified. Quotes running more than a sentence should be blocked (BLQ).
  • In-Text Citations
    • Underline the titles of works as you encounter them in the text. Check to see if they also appear in the list of references. If they do, put a check by the title in both the main text and references. If they don’t, circle the name or title and write “Ref?” in the margin.
    • Titles: Italics for long works; “Quotes” for short ones.
    • Page citations: Every quote should be followed by a page number (or time marker). If  you don’t see one, circle the end of the quote and write  “Page #?” in the margin
  • References
    • Alphabetical?
    • Author, date, title, publisher/place.
    • Links should be live.

Please also correct any typos, misspellings, missing words, or other errors you may come across. If you’re not sure how to fix a certain mistake, circle it and write “?” in the margin.

Sign your name when you are done. This will remind the writer to thank you in their acknowledgments.

Stage Two: Back Matter

  • References: Check to see these are complete and correct. Make any needed changes.
  • Author’s Note: Write.
  • Acknowledgments: Write.

To Do

  1. Thurs, 5/12, class: Bring a print copy of your final essay and your laptop. We will work in class on digitizing your pieces.
  2. Tues, 5/17, class: Bring your laptop. We will present your digitized essays (r10) in class.
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Joe Harris

I teach composition, creative nonfiction, and digital writing at the University of Delaware.