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  • Guide: Developing a Thesis Statement
    you can shape and implement a plan of action for conducting your research You begin by creating one or more suppositions or hypotheses as to what the answer to that question might be Think of them as preliminary thesis statements The difference between a preliminary and a final thesis can be thought of as the difference between I don t know but I m thinking such and suchâ and Trust

    Original URL path: http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/guide.cfm?guideid=21 (2015-10-15)
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  • Guide: Developing a Working Bibliography
    a working bibliography is a tool one that will change and grow as the focus of your research shifts and narrows It has two purposes To keep a record of the sources you ve already examined and those that you are going to examine To record the publishing details of each source you use or cite so that they can be properly referenced in a Works Cited or References List at the end of your document Many writers record individual sources on 3 X 5 or 4 X 6 inch note cards Then as the stack grows they can be arranged rearranged and compiled in any order of importance that suits the researcher s purpose Other writers use notebooks small enough to fit in a pocket Still others use a word processing program or a computer database such as the Writing CSU Sources and Source Notes Tool Regardless of your method the more care you take at the beginning of your project the more time you ll save later when it s time to document your sources Having the titles authors dates page numbers and URLs at your fingertips will save you frantic trips back to the library or the

    Original URL path: http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/guide.cfm?guideid=26 (2015-10-15)
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  • Guide: Developing Your Ideas
    conversation without details is like a blank canvas plain and lacking color until the painter arrives When we talk with others the details we provide help our listeners better understand our ideas Providing details and support for our ideas is called development Writers who develop their ideas usually do a better job of keeping their readers attention and gaining their readers trust To develop your ideas you ll need to

    Original URL path: http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/guide.cfm?guideid=27 (2015-10-15)
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  • Guide: Documentation Systems: An Overview
    Guide Contributors Citation Writing CSU Guide Documentation Systems An Overview Documentation systems are tools by which one participant in an academic discipline or field of study acknowledges the work of another Using one is much more than a professional courtesy it is a requirement This guide covers the reasons for this requirement the kinds of sources that must be documented as well as explanations and examples of the different formatting

    Original URL path: http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/guide.cfm?guideid=14 (2015-10-15)
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  • Drafting
    In or Create an Account Home Writing Collections Drafting Drafting A collection of resource to help writers as they work their way through the different issues involved with drafting texts Development Focus Organization Tweet HELP SITE INDEX ABOUT THIS SITE CONTACT Writing CSU is an open access educational Web site supported by Colorado State University Content on this site is Copyright 1993 2015 Colorado State University and or this site

    Original URL path: http://writing.colostate.edu/collections/collection.cfm?id=42 (2015-10-15)
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  • Guide: Editing and Proofreading Strategies
    Format About this Guide Contributors Citation Writing CSU Guide Editing and Proofreading Strategies E diting and proofreading are writing processes different from revising Editing can involve extensive rewriting of sentences but it usually focuses on sentences or even smaller elements of the text Proofreading is the very last step writers go through to be sure that the text is presentable Proofreading generally involves only minor changes in spelling and punctuation

    Original URL path: http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/guide.cfm?guideid=45 (2015-10-15)
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  • Electrical Engineering
    improve their writing skills for the classroom and professional settings in the field of electrical engineering It includes a series of resources such as video commentary on writing from experts in the field of electrical engineering as well as annotated examples online templates and step by step guides for helping you write in electrical engineering Writing for Electrical Engineering Engineers On Writing Videos Tweet HELP SITE INDEX ABOUT THIS SITE

    Original URL path: http://writing.colostate.edu/collections/collection.cfm?id=33 (2015-10-15)
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  • Guide: Electrical Engineering Lab Reports
    Once the experiment is finished you gain insight by analyzing your results Performing experiments and writing lab reports provide hands on experiences with engineering concepts and devices A lab report is an account of an experiment and what was discovered during the experiment Typically lab reports present data discuss results and provide conclusions Some lab reports also describe the experiment and the procedures followed As a student lab experiments provide

    Original URL path: http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/guide.cfm?guideid=87 (2015-10-15)
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