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  • Guide: Email
    Effective Messages to Individuals Effective Messages to Small Groups Effective Messages to Large Groups Email Logistics Courtesies in Using Email Professor Perspectives on Email Resources Print Friendly Format About this Guide Contributors Citation Writing CSU Guide Email E mail is used to communicate in many settings Effective use of email requires a clear sense of the purpose for writing as well as a clear statement of the message Continue Tweet

    Original URL path: http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/guide.cfm?guideid=44 (2015-10-15)
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  • Guide: Engineering Proposals
    proposals to be read and approved by management while others send proposals to specific funding agencies or clients Definition of Proposals A proposal is a description of the work you will complete on a project The details included in a proposal depend on the project s scope and who will read the document Typically organizations advertise a need for proposalsand consulting engineers respond to the need However as an engineer

    Original URL path: http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/guide.cfm?guideid=81 (2015-10-15)
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  • Guide: Engineering Technical Reports
    about a design you created Then you d produce a design report or you may need to combine these two Many report types are classified as technical reports You should always determine what information you need to convey and who your audience is before you start writing T echnical reports present facts and conclusions about your designs and other projects Typically a technical report includes research about technical concepts as

    Original URL path: http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/guide.cfm?guideid=88 (2015-10-15)
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  • Guide: Environmental Policy Statements
    to the environmental health practice It sets the stage for expectations and performance of persons individuals or groups and it precedes the development of specific procedures or practices that should be followed to realize the expectations of the policy The goal of a policy statement is to implement a new policy The success of a policy s implementation depends on the ability of the author s of the policy statement

    Original URL path: http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/guide.cfm?guideid=82 (2015-10-15)
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  • Teaching Guide: Error Pattern Analysis
    error Determining patterns of errors Second level ranking of errors Finally Working with the student Evaluate the student s ability to recognize the most disruptive error Start with basic explanations and move to error correction Important Caveat Teaching Tips Print Friendly Page Authors Contributors Teaching Guide Error Pattern Analysis This guide addresses error pattern analysis to help students with editing and proofreading their own papers Most often you ll use this technique with speakers writers of English as a second language but you can use the techniques with any students who have multiple errors in a paper they need to edit Depending on the student native speaker or non native speaker experienced or inexperienced writer you ll need to adapt how you use the results of your analysis The analysis itself is fairly straightforward and falls into distinct stages Initial error marking Checking error marking Clustering errors into patterns Ranking errors to edit Highlighting a particular error Determining patterns of errors Second level ranking of errors Finally Working with the student Evaluate the student s ability to recognize the most disruptive error Start with basic explanations and move to error correction Important Caveat Teaching Tips Tweet HELP SITE INDEX ABOUT

    Original URL path: http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/teaching/error/ (2015-10-15)
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  • Guide: Ethnography, Observational Research, and Narrative Inquiry
    and narrative in nature and relies less on the experimental elements normally associated with scientific research reliability validity and generalizability Connelly and Clandinin 1990 suggest that qualitative inquiry relies more on apparency verisimilitude and transferability On the other hand Lincoln and Guba 1985 emphasize the importance of credibility transferability dependability and confirmability in qualitative studies Because the field of qualitative research is still evolving the criteria and terminology for its evaluation are not yet agreed upon What is agreed upon is that qualitative observational research is a systematic inquiry into the nature or qualities of observable group behaviors in order to learn what it means to be a member of that group The researcher s job rather than to describe a stable entity is to give continually updated accounts of observations on multiple levels of group interactions that occur on both a temporal and continuous basis simultaneously Thus this type of research attempts to identify and explain complex social structures within the study group Typically qualitative research methodologies are combined with each other in order to provide comparative results A triangulation of methods also called multiple methods where three or more methodologies are used and the results compared against each other is common and can provide a more complete understanding of the behavior of the study group Qualitative study lends itself to thick narrative description and it may be intensive given the complexity of group interactions It takes place on site in the group s natural environment and attempts to be non manipulative of group behaviors The purpose is to aim for objectivity while it must take into account the views of the participants This guide attempts to acknowledge the broad categories of qualitative observational research First qualitative observational research is broken down into its most common approaches including types

    Original URL path: http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/guide.cfm?guideid=63 (2015-10-15)
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  • Guide: Evaluating Sources
    Source s Publication Medium Questions to Ask about Print Sources Questions to Ask about Electronic Sources Questions to Ask about Field Sources Consider a Source s Publication Date Consider a Source s Degree of Specialization Consider a Source s Role in Your Research Consider a Source s Origins Are they Primary or Secondary Consider a Source s Evidence Is it Accurate Balanced Resources Print Friendly Format About this Guide Contributors

    Original URL path: http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/guide.cfm?guideid=15 (2015-10-15)
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  • Teaching Guide: Evaluating Writing Assignments
    Sample grading criteria Additional Resources Print Friendly Page Authors Contributors Teaching Guide Evaluating Writing Assignments To learn more about how to maximize the feedback you give your students without putting an undue burden on your time click on items in the list below Focusing your commenting energies Handling grammar Using a grading sheet Resource Sample grading sheets Resource Sample grading criteria Additional Resources Tweet HELP SITE INDEX ABOUT THIS SITE

    Original URL path: http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/teaching/grading/ (2015-10-15)
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