NCSU Libraries Assignment Calculator by hcj

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									Sample Assignment Calculator Timeline Print-out


       NCSU Libraries Assignment Calculator                                          Starting on: 2/1/2006
                                                                                     Ending on: 03/06/2006


       You have 32 days to finish.

         Step 1: Understand your assignment by Thu Feb 02, 2006

              Suggestions for understanding assignment sheets --
                http://www.unc.edu/depts/wcweb/handouts/readassign.html


         Step 2: Select and focus topic by Fri Feb 03, 2006

              Selecting Your Topic -- http://owl.english.purdue.edu/workshops/hypertext/ResearchW/topic.html
              Refining Your Topic -- http://owl.english.purdue.edu/workshops/hypertext/ResearchW/refine.html


         Step 3: Write working thesis by Sat Feb 04, 2006

              Thesis Statements and Research Questions -- http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/545/01
              Sample thesis statements -- http://www.gmu.edu/departments/writingcenter/handouts/g_b_thes.html


         Step 4: Design research strategy by Sun Feb 05, 2006

              QuickStudy: Designing a research strategy -- http://tutorial.lib.umn.edu/infomachine.asp?moduleID=13
              NCSU Libraries Ask a Librarian -- http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/libref


         Step 5: Find, review, and evaluate books by Wed Feb 08, 2006

              Keep careful notes, with source clearly indicated
              NCSU Libraries Catalog -- http://catalog.lib.ncsu.edu


         Step 6: Find, review, and evaluate journal articles by Thu Feb 16, 2006

              Keep careful notes, with source clearly indicated
              Step-by-Step Guide to Finding Journal Articles -- http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/instruction/finding_articles/
              Database Finder -- http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/searchcollection/findarticles/


         Step 7: Find, review, and evaluate web sites by Sat Feb 18, 2006

              Do some general web searching - not Library-related
              Keep careful notes, with source clearly indicated
              QuickStudy: Finding web sites -- http://tutorial.lib.umn.edu/infomachine.asp?moduleID=7


         Step 8: Outline or describe overall structure by Sun Feb 19, 2006

              Outlining -- http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/544/02
              Help with planning your structure -- http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/documents/argument/index.cfm


         Step 9: Write 1st draft by Wed Feb 22, 2006
    Writing Your First Draft -- http://owl.english.purdue.edu/workshops/hypertext/ResearchW/1draft.html
    Writing and Speaking Tutorial Services (NC State) -- http://www.ncsu.edu/tutorial_center/writespeak/index.htm


Step 10: Conduct additional research as necessary by Sat Feb 25, 2006

    QuickStudy: Evaluating Sources -- http://tutorial.lib.umn.edu/infomachine.asp?moduleID=9
    NCSU Libraries Ask a Librarian -- http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/libref/


Step 11: Revise & rewrite by Sat Mar 04, 2006

    Revising Your Work -- http://owl.english.purdue.edu/workshops/hypertext/ResearchW/revise.html
    Writing and Speaking Tutorial Services (NC State) -- http://www.ncsu.edu/tutorial_center/writespeak/index.htm


Step 12: Put paper in final form by Mon Mar 06, 2006

    QuickStudy: Citing Sources -- http://tutorial.lib.umn.edu/infomachine.asp?moduleID=10
    Proofreading Strategies -- http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/general/gl_proof.html
    The Elements of Style - William Strunk, Jr. -- http://www.bartleby.com/141/
    Strategies for Improving Sentence Clarity -- http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/general/gl_sentclar.html

								
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