Some Guidelines for Submitting Work
In addition to reading these guidelines, the following link to advice written by John Porter at the University of Saskatchewan is highly recommended: http://homepage.usask.ca/~jrp638/Exams/PorterEssay.html
Generally, written work for this course will be submitted electronically either by posting it as a webpage on a personal website or as an attachment to an e-mail message sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. As a rule, electronically typed work should NOT be typed on the e-mail message screen but should be prepared in a word processor or webpage designer. Authors are responsible for the appearance of their work as it is read by others. All electronically-submitted papers must include the following: 1.) a header containing the author's name in the upper left-hand corner of EVERY PAGE of the file; 2.) a title which identifies the assignment; 3.) the date submitted; 4.) electronic page numberings (suppressed on the first page); 5.) double-spacing; and 6.) book titles italicized rather than underlined. When including notes, do NOT use the word processor's footnote or endnote commands. (These are extremely difficult to use and to read on the computer screen.) Rather type notes sequentially at the end of the body of the paper.
Work submitted as a webpage (in html format) does not have to be
double-spaced. It will automatically have headers and page numbers. However, it
is still necessary to put the author's name with a mailto: hyperlink so users
can contact the author.. Such work should also have a title on the page and be
appropriately named (use the right mouse button and select "Page
Students sometimes have the option of revising and resubmitting work after it has been graded the first time. In such cases, the original grades on the assignment will be replaced by the revised grade. Rarely will the revised grade be lower than the original grade. In revising work, students should not only address the instructor's specific comments, but reread their papers critically on their own and try to improve them. In the occasional case when work has been graded on paper rather than electronically, students MUST resubmit the original paper along with the revised work. Generally, students have TWO (2) weeks following the original return of assignments to submit revised work for consideration. The instructor reserves the option not to accept revised work submitted after that period of time.
When incorporating images into your coursework, it is very important that you provide descriptive and bibliographic information. Such information includes at least short description of the object, its creator (if known), the date of its creation, its provenance, and your source for the image. This should be done for each image, not just as part of a general bibliography.
An excellent on-line resource for creating proper citation format is http://www.calvin.edu/library/knightcite/index.php. If you use this cite, you cannot go wrong as long as you are consist; i.e, choose MLA, APA, or Chicago format and use that format consistently.
Do not number the entries in a bibliography.
List entries alphabetically by last name of author.
Use a standard format (samples below) to provide bibliographic information. Remember that consistency of format is very important.
When reviewing a single article, book or website all this information should appear at the top of the review.
For further information about citation, see the
MLA Style Electronic Formats by Dr. Mary Ellen Guffey, first published in Business Communication Quarterly, March 1997, pp. 59-76.
Columbia Online Style: MLA-Style Citations of Electronic Sources (Endorsed by the Alliance for Computers & Writing)
For information and guidelines about on-line plagiarism, see:
Preventing, Detecting and Tracking Online Plagiarism
Please note that this site, which has some useful information about plagiarism, is maintained by an organization which may be questionable in its practices. It is a good illustration of why every website you use should be evaluated critically and carefully.
Some useful websites for help with
writing and grammar:
Purdue University On-Line Writing Lab
Big Dog's Grammar
Captial Community College's Guide to Grammar and Writing