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Class 2: Academic writing and referencing

February 22, 2012

CLASS SUMMARY:

Locks gave an introduction to writing in the academic style, explaining what it means, how to do it and why it is important. From now on all blog entries should be written in this style, starting with a rewrite of your first post to your new blogs. The school uses the Chicago referencing style which can be found by clicking here.

ACTIVITIES FOR NEXT WEEK:

Rewrite your blog entry from last week this time applying the conventions of academic writing.

Reading: recent article in The Irish Times about using social media for branding.

Look at a designer’s blog, professional blogillustrator’s blog, art blog.

Prepare a one-minute elevator pitch about yourself and what you hope to gain from the module.

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