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Sunday, October 23

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    Change this: The committee held a meeting to give consideration to the proposal
    To this: The committee met to consider the proposal. (from here)
    Use Transition Words to move from one subject to another. Here is a list of Transition Words
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    Do backup your work. You need to have at least 2 copies of your work so it won't disappear when (not if) you have a malfunction.
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Thursday, October 20

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    Paper Format
    Do backup your work. You need to have at least 2 copies of your work so it won't disappear when(not if) you have a malfunction.
    Do follow the APA format (6th edition)
    Do place running titles in the upper left corner.
    Do place Arabic numbers in the upper right corner (inside the header).
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    a number ofon the front page.Dopage. Do use Page
    Do follow this Headings format. (APA 6th Edition)
    Do use the (Obama, 2008) format for citing references
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    Use 1" margins on all sides, except left margin - 1.5"
    Use italics to identify your search terms in your Methodology (i.e., The reviewer use social media, teacher education and Twitter for search terms when searching the ERIC and Google Scholar databases.)
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    APA Formatting GuidelinesGuidelines:
    6th Edition {apa6thEditionGuide.pdf}
    Use the Instructional Technology Literature Review Masters Paper template (6th edition) - This template is designed to provide you with the appropriate formatting for your review.
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Tuesday, January 12

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    Do follow the APA format (6th edition)
    Do place running titles in the upper left corner.
    Do place Arabic numbers in the upper right corner (inside the header).
    Don't place a number of the front page.Do
    use Page
    Do follow this Headings format. (APA 6th Edition)
    Do use the (Obama, 2008) format for citing references
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    APA 6th Edition (Part 1) video - Overview of how to use APA format. (8 minutes)
    APA 6th Edition (Part 2) video - Review of how to write your References using APA format 6th edition.
    Do place Arabic numbers in the upper right corner (inside the header).
    Don't place a number of the front page.

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    Do backup your work. You need to have at least 2 copies of your work so it won't disappear when(not if) you have a malfunction.
    Do follow the APA format (6th edition)
    Don't put your nameDo place running titles in the upper right header or use running titles.left corner.
    Do use Page Breaks
    Do follow this Headings format. (APA 6th Edition)
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Tuesday, March 10

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    Avoid beginning or ending a paragraph with a quote.
    Don't include a list of characteristics (e.g., 7 Traits of an Effective Portfolio) or steps (e.g., 6 Steps Towards Effective Blogging) or groups (e.g., 5 Types of Video Instruction) unless you are going to use it as an organizational tool later in the review. Otherwise it just takes up room and has no added value in a Literature Review.
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    the raven. OR here is a cool song/rhyme that helps you along
    Don't use Wikipedia as a reference.
    Don't use the phrase "such as" in your Methodology when listing the databases that you used. Be specific and tell us exactly which databases you used.
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Sunday, March 1

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    Do use Masters review terminology - use Examine instead of "look for", Designed instead of "aimed to" Many instead of a lot
    Do write in 3rd person. (If you refer to yourself, you are the Reviewer and not the Researcher.)
    You CAN write in 1st person in the Conclusions and Recommendations section.
    Do cite your source when you make a broad statement. i.e., Schools are cutting programs today.
    Don't utilize utilize use use
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    The only thing in quotation marks are direct quotes. If you want to emphasize a term, use italics.
    Within the content of the paragraph do not use "&" in referring to multiple authors. Conrad and Donaldson (2004) state..., the & goes in the citation (Conrad & Donaldson, 2004).
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    people...use "who". "That" is grammatically correct, but "who" is SO MUCH classier.
    Do write your Abstract in present tense.
    Do use past tense when reporting research in the Analysis and Discussion.
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    Do use Page Breaks
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    Do follow this GameK
    Do use the (Obama, 2008) format for citing references
    For citing direct quotes, use (Obama, 2008, p. 54) at the end of the quote.
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    Do use double spacing throughout, including initial pages (with lower case Roman numerals) and reference list.
    Free Smothered Verbs. The most important word in a sentence is the verb, the action word, the only word that can do something. Weak writing relies on general verbs, which take extra words to complete their meaning. When you write a general verb such as make or is, check to see if you can turn a nearby word into a verb.
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    the proposal.
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