Summary: In this assignment, you will write a draft of your introduction to your research paper.
Due: 8:00 a.m., Thursday, 30 September 2010
To Turn In:
Purposes: I intend this assignment and your work for the assignment to provide a variety of benefits. In particular, I expect that they will
Write a draft introduction to your research paper. It is a
draft primarily in that you should expect to change it. Your introduction should be clear, exhibit correct grammar, and demonstrate your mastery of the principles of style.
Special Characteristics: Your introduction should include
Length: 300-600 words.
Audience: You are writing for the typical Web reader. Your reader has probably used some information technology and heard of intellectual property, but has not thought deeply about implications about intellectual property law or its relationship to information technology. Your goal is to entice the reader to continue with the paper.
Software: You may write this document in any software you deem appropriate. I would recommend that you think about writing it within the course Wiki or using a collaboritve writing system such as GoogleDocs.
Citation Guidelines: Use APA style.
In Section 2, we will discuss ....) Your introduction lays the groundwork for the rest of your paper, so you may find it helpful to provide some background information and to raise some issues of conflict. (Hmmm ... note that quotations will help.)
Wednesday, 17 September 2003 [Samuel A. Rebelsky]
Thursday, 18 September 2003 [Samuel A. Rebelsky]
Thursday, 16 August 2007 [Samuel A. Rebelsky]
Sunday, 26 March 2010 [Samuel A. Rebelsky]
I usually create these pages
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