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Developing professional writing using the six trait rubric.

Mary Lim and Peter Mellalieu explain to students how to improve their assignment grades through addressing the six dimensions of writing quality.

The dimensions of writing quality measured by the ‘six-trait rubric' are:

  1. Ideas, content, and focus
  2. Organisation and genre
  3. Word choice
  4. Sentence fluency and voice
  5. Grammatical conventions
  6. Originality and assistance.

Writing that rates highly against the six dimensions has these features:

1. Ideas, content, and focus

Your ideas are relevant, insightful and original. Ideas and argument are expressed succinctly, logically, and persuasively. Evidence is well-researched and presented.

2. Organisation and genre

Correct application of specified genre such as Business Report, Executive Summary, Press Release, or Literature Review. E.g. Recognisable introduction, purpose, method and evidence, summary, conclusion, recommendations. Sequencing of content is logical and effective. Correct use of topic sentences. Thoughtful transitions between groups of ideas. Figures and tables integrated explicitly into your paper.

3. Word choice

The reader can understand easily what you intend. Words are specific and accurate. Technical terms are applied correctly. Cliche, metaphor, and jargon are used sparingly. Words have a single, correct meaning. Miniwords minimised. Word choice adopts Global English principles. Example: ‘Ultimately, the Chief Executive will make the decision.’

4. Sentence fluency and voice

Your confident and succinct construction of sentences helps make your meaning obvious. Purposeful sentence beginnings. Short sentences rather than sentences connected with miniwords. Connecting phrases show how sentences interrelate (‘Furthermore’, ‘However’). Expression is confident and appropriate for international business reader. Your paper is a delight to read aloud.

5. Grammatical conventions

Minimal copyediting would be required to ‘polish’ your paper for publication. Paragraphing reinforces organisational structure. Grammar contributes to clarity and style. Punctuation and spelling are accurate.

6. Originality and assistance

All assistance acknowledged honestly and correctly. All assistance acknowledged honestly and correctly. Quotations and paraphrases from research include in-text citations. Citation and referencing of sources, figures, and tables uses APA style. Turnitin Originality score < 15.

Writing that is deficient against the six dimensions has these features:

  1. Ideas: You are just beginning to identify what you want to write.
  2. Organisation and genre: The structure and sequence of your paper is jumbled and confusing. 
  3. Word choice: The reader is often asking “What did you mean by this?”. 
  4. Sentence fluency and voice: Your sentences are awkward, incomplete, or rambling. 
  5. Grammatical conventions: Copyediting and proofreading not under control.
  6. Originality and assistance: Assistance from literature,  staff, or students uncited and unacknowledged.

Deficient writing is detailed further in the six-trait rubric.

Copies of the six trait assessment rubric

Available from:

Mellalieu, P. J. (2013, July 25). Assessment Rubric for Professional Language: Six-Trait Method for Evaluating Writing Quality (Ver 1.5) (pdf). Unitec Institute of Technology. Retrieved from https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/49418067/Six%20trait%20rubric%202013_PUBLIC.pdf

Word version here: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/49418067/Six%20trait%20rubric%202013_PUBLIC.doc

Related

Mellalieu, P. J. (2013, October 3). How can we incentivise our students to develop an appropriate professional writing style? My policy and practice. Innovation & chaos … in search of optimality. Retrieved from http://pogus.tumblr.com/post/62944857816

Mellalieu, P. J. (2013, October 3). How should we write? Style guide suggestions for New Zealand business students. Innovation & chaos … in search of optimality. Retrieved from http://pogus.tumblr.com/post/62961602825

Mellalieu, P. J. (2013, October 3). Exemplars and guidance for writing a technical executive summary and report. Innovation & chaos … in search of optimality. Retrieved from http://pogus.tumblr.com/post/62931215234

References

Coe, M., Hanita, M., Nishioka, V., Smiley, R., & Park, O.-C. (2011). An Investigation of the Impact of the 6+1 Trait Writing Model on Grade 5 Student Writing Achievement (No. NCEE 2012-4010). Washington, DC: US Department of Education/National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance/Institute of Educational Sciences. Retrieved from http://educationnorthwest.org/webfm_send/1218

Dusseau, D. (n.d.). Genres of business writing. University of Oregon. Retrieved November 18, 2013, from http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~ddusseau/101/199/199GENRES.htm

Education Northwest. (n.d.). Six-Trait Analytical Writing Assessment Model - Scoring Guide (Rubric). Toolkit98. Retrieved March 10, 2013, from http://apps.educationnorthwest.org/toolkit98/traits/index.html

HyperGrammar: Electronic grammar course. (n.d.). The Writing Centre, University of Ottawa. Retrieved September 30, 2013, from http://www.arts.uottawa.ca/writcent/hypergrammar/

Maryvale Elementary. (n.d.). Student Friendly Writing Rubric (From a School Using the 6 Traits of Writing). (J. Norton, Ed.). Retrieved from http://frzm9.cpeg6.servertrust.com/What-is-a-rubric-and-how-this-impacts-your-grade-s/222.htm

McAlpine, R. (1997). Global English for Global Business. Longman.

McAlpine, R. (n.d.). From Plain English to Global English. Quality Web Content. Retrieved August 12, 2009, from http://www.webpagecontent.com/arc_archive/139/5/

Peha, S. (n.d.). Looking for quality in student writing: Learning to see things kids can do so we can teach them to do the things they can’t. Retrieved March 10, 2013, from http://www.ttms.org/writing_quality/writing_quality.htm

St Vincent High School Six Traits of Writing Cross-Curricular Rubric (Full rubric). (n.d.). Retrieved April 12, 2011, from http://www.svdepaul.org/HighSchool//Files/Student_Friendly_Writing_Rubric.doc

What is a rubric and how this impacts your grade. (n.d.). Retrieved February 1, 2013, from http://www.childbook.com/What-is-a-rubric-and-how-this-impacts-your-grade-s/222.htm

Exemplars and guidance for writing a technical executive summary and report

Here are some references about Executive Summaries that provide:

  • Examples of good practice
  • Guidance on how to write an Executive Summary
  • A sample rubric that shows how an Executive Summary might be graded by a teacher.

What is an Executive Summary?

An Executive Summary is a key component of a Formal Report because it allow readers to decide quickly whether or not they need / want to read the entire document. Your reader (audience) uses an Executive Summary to determine:

  • Whether or not the document is relevant;
  • The main conclusions and recommendations of the document.

(Abridged from “Abstracts and Executive Summaries,” (n.d.))

An Executive Summary is a stand-alone document. Consequently, an Executive Summary should be considered as being independent from the formal report. Consequently, the readers of your SUMMARY will OFTEN choose not to read your full report. In practice, this means that the Executive Summary is purely a SUMMARY. Furthermore, the Executive Summary MUST NEVER contain any information that is NOT in the formal report. Note that some impatient readers of your report may NOT read your Executive Summary! Therefore, your Executive Summary cannot be used in place of the formal Introduction and Background sections in your full report.

Accuracy is essential because decisions will be made based on your summary by people who have not read the original or full report.

The Executive Summary should contain the key elements of the formal report. For a typical technical report, the Executive Summary would include:

  • Situation: Provide context information.
  • Problem: Define the issues that the paper addresses. The issues may be problems, opportunities, or challenges faced by the enterprise described briefly in the ‘Situation’ paragraph(s).
  • Investigation method: The method(s) that were used to conduct the study and investigate the costs and benefits of alternative solutions to the issue(s).
  • Solution: Describe the solution – its key characteristics, fundamental principles, and how the solution solves the problem.
  • Evaluation: Provide a summary of evidence for how well the solution solves the problem. Summarise how efficient, effective, and appropriate is the proposed solution compared with (a) the next best alternative (b) doing nothing (c) continuing current practice (d) other alternatives.
  • Recommendations: Give suggestions for implementation or future work. Who should do what by when? What further investigations should be conducted?

The audience for an executive summary is precisely what the name indicates: executives and managers. 

An Executive Summary may optionally contain brief summaries of tables and figures presented in greater detail in the full report or appendices. See Manyika et al., (2013). An excellent explanation of the importance, and role of professional graphic design for an Executive Summary is presented in Parkinson, (2012), from which the following example is sourced:

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Citations to referenced material should be included in an Executive Summary. The citations will ALSO be referenced in the full report and listed in the Bibliography. See the examples Gibson (2003), and Mellalieu (2008). Manyika et al., (2013) is an example that uses footnotes. However, if your tutor requires you to submit in the APA citation style, then you would provide a Bibliography in your main report. 

The length of an Executive Summary is typically one to ten pages to cover adequately the elements indicated above. For large reports, the Executive Summary can be longer, around five to ten per cent of the length of the full formal report. For an example of a long Executive Summary of 25 pages length, see Manyika et al., (2013).

Include the full report title in your Executive Summary: It is possible your Executive Summary will be detached or “cut-and-pasted” from your full report, perhaps repurposed as an Internal Memorandum. Therefore, include the full title and author in your report and Executive Summary. Manyika et al., (2013) shows the title and publisher included in the document header. If the document is publicly-available provide a full bibliographic link to the full report at the end of the Executive Summary.

Internal document links. Consider adding pointers to the specific sections of your formal report or appendices in which each paragraph of your Executive Summary is elaborated. These pointers make it easy for your ready to quickly find the support for the arguments and evidence you provide in your Executive Summary. Pointers include: chapter section numbers, table numbers, or internal document hyperlinks.

Last, but not least: Professionalism

Parkinson (2012) reminds me that if there are faults or “annoyances” in the first three paragraphs of your Executive Summary then your work is likely to be “binned” … along with your reputation. He remarks:

Evaluators [of your Executive Summary] are just like you and me. They make quick judgments based on what they see and read. We say our company is the best-of-the-best. If so, our proposal better prove it. Poor graphics (made by untrained designers using clip art and clashing colours with inconsistent or common graphics) and bad writing (written by untrained writers with poor spelling and grammar, hard-to-follow descriptions using passive language) scream that our company is unprofessional, unreliable and may fail to deliver.

Assessment rubric for an Executive Summary

Here is a sample rubric that shows how an Executive Summary might be graded by a teacher.

Mellalieu, P. J. (2014, May 30). Assessment Rubric for an Executive Summary. Peter Mellalieu’s GoogleDrive. Retrieved from https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1lsRNNGIEhS0fL82IZUnIFSr49bGBNVOuU8vaCm0LV4U/pubhtml

Related: Memorandum or memo

Memos. (n.d.). Purdue OWL. Retrieved March 10, 2014, from https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/590/1/

Examples of Executive Summaries and Technical Reports

Here are two contrasting, but ‘trivial’ examples of an OK and poor Executive Summary, with explanations of their relative merits.

Good and poor examples of executive summaries. (n.d.). Retrieved September 25, 2013, from http://unilearning.uow.edu.au/report/4bi1.html

This sample shows the selection of data to present in a brief Executive Summary:

Executive Summary Report Example: Opening of the London Store. (2011, September 26). Retrieved September 23, 2013, from http://www.buzzle.com/articles/executive-summary-report-example.html

The following is a comprehensive report. Highlights in the document explain special features of the writing and documentation style. Shows the use of citations in the Executive Summary.

Gibson, B. (2003). Sample report: Portable computer use at client sites. Retrieved September 23, 2013, from http://www.monash.edu.au/lls/llonline/writing/general/report/1.xml

Here are two examples of Executive Summaries written by a student. Note the examples are concise, but contain crucial, informative detail.

Sample Executive Summary: The Surfer Speaker. (n.d.). UCSB Writing Program. Retrieved October 2, 2013, from http://www.writing.ucsb.edu/faculty/holms/50E_sample%20_exec_sum.htm

This example shows an Executive Summary so brief that I would describe it as an abstract. It is certainly succinct. The example also shows the corresponding full Technical Report.

Executive Summary - Just-In-Time (JIT) Inventory Management in a Restaurant (example paper). (n.d.). CustomWritten.com. Retrieved September 23, 2013, from http://www.customwritten.com/example-papers/jit-inventory-management-restaurant-paper

Here is an elegant and contemporary Executive Summary from one of the world’s great management consultancies, McKinsey. A rather long Executive Summary (25 pages). But rather than producing an Executive Summary of the Executive Summary (!), the document includes engaging infographics as an inducement to read the whole summary. Assuming the Executive Summary is about five per cent of the full report, the full report would be at least 500 pages long.

Manyika, J., Chui, M., Bughin, J., Dobbs, R., Bisson, P., & Marrs, A. (2013, May). Disruptive technologies: Advances that will transform life, business, and the global economy: Executive Summary. McKinsey Global Institute. Retrieved from http://www.mckinsey.com/~/media/McKinsey/dotcom/Insights%20and%20pubs/MGI/Research/Technology%20and%20Innovation/Disruptive%20technologies/MGI_Disruptive_technologies_Executive_summary_May2013.ashx

Here is a complete, professional technical report with a substantial Executive Summary section at the start. However, because it is written for a specific client according to their reporting ‘house style’, the Executive Summary is presented as  ’Section 0: Recommendations’ rather than titled ‘Executive Summary’. The report also shows a brief ‘Abstract' at the very beginning of the document.

Mellalieu, P. J. (2008). Investing in education for eco-sustainability: A “fast follower” strategic posture for Unitec Institute of Technology. Auckland: New Zealand Centre for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Unitec Institute of Technology. Retrieved fromhttp://unitec.academia.edu/PeterMellalieu/Papers/1518816/Investing_in_education_for_eco-sustainability_A_fast_follower_strategic_posture_for_Unitec_Institute_of_Technology

Further guidance on how to write an Executive Summary

A Guide to Writing an Effective Executive Summary. (n.d.). Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center. Retrieved from http://www.med.navy.mil/sites/nmcphc/Documents/environmental-programs/risk-communication/Appendix_E_AGuideToWritingAnEffectiveExecutiveSummary.pdf

Abstracts and Executive Summaries. (n.d.). Retrieved September 23, 2013, from http://www.engineering.utoronto.ca/Directory/students/ecp/handbook/components/abstracts.htm

Executive Summary, University Writing Center. (n.d.). Retrieved September 23, 2013, from http://writingcenter.tamu.edu/2008/types-communication/business-professional-writing/executive-summary/

Formal reports and proposals. (n.d.) (Chapter 9). Pearson Canada. Retrieved from http://www.pearsoned.ca/highered/divisions/virtual_tours/northey/sample_chapter_9.pdf

Greenhall, M. (n.d.). Writing an executive summary, with examples. UoLearn. Retrieved October 15, 2013, from http://www.uolearn.com/reportwriting/writingexecutivesummaries.html

How to Write an Executive Summary: 18 Steps (with Pictures). (n.d.). Retrieved September 23, 2013, from http://www.wikihow.com/Write-an-Executive-Summary

Newman, J. (2009, September 24). The Executive Summary. Retrieved September 23, 2013, from http://www.lupinworks.com/roche/pages/exSummary.php

Parkinson, M. (2012, November 29). Top 5 Executive Summary Secrets. Billion Dollar Graphics. Retrieved from http://billiondollargraphics.blogspot.co.nz/2012/11/top-5-executive-summary-secrets.html

Turner, K., Ireland, L., Krenus, B., & Pointon, L. (2009). Doing case studies and writing reports. In Essential Academic Skills (Revised., pp. 125–148). Melbourne, Australia: Oxford University Press. Retrieved from http://openlibrary.org/b/OL10135765M/Essential-Academic-Skills

Writing the Executive Summary [Technical report]. (2013, Winter). MIME Capstone Design. Retrieved from http://classes.engr.oregonstate.edu/mime/fall2011/ie497/Handouts/executive_summary.pdf

Further guidance on report writing

Mellalieu, P. J. (2014, May 22). Guidance for writing a formal technical report. Retrieved from http://pogus.tumblr.com/post/86483674558/guidance-for-writing-a-formal-technical-report

Reports writing guide. (2009). James Abela. Retrieved from http://www.jamesabela.co.uk/bus/ReportsWritingGuide.pdf

Turnbull, M. L. (2005, August). An exemplar for writing a simple academic technical report. School of Information Technology, Central Queensland University. Retrieved from http://seismo.cqu.edu.au/CQSRG/staff/MikeT/publications/Creating_a_Simple_report_101.doc

Zeegers, P., Deller-Evans, K., Egege, S., & Klinger, C. (2007). Writing a report. In Essential Skills for Science and Technology (pp. 139–146). Melbourne, Australia: Oxford University Press. Retrieved from http://www.oup.com.au/titles/higher_ed/media_studies/9780195558319

Assignment writing in general

Lim, M., & Mellalieu, P. (2013, November 18). Developing professional writing using the six trait rubric [video]. Innovation & chaos … in search of optimality. Retrieved from http://pogus.tumblr.com/post/67325245170/developing-professional-writing-using-the-six

Mellalieu, P. J. (2013, October 3). How can we incentivise our students to develop an appropriate professional writing style? My policy and practice. Innovation & chaos … in search of optimality. Retrieved from http://pogus.tumblr.com/post/62944857816/how-can-we-incentivise-our-students-to-develop-an

Mellalieu, P. (2013, March 15). Creating The A Plus Assignment: A Project Management Approach (Audio). Innovation & chaos … in search of optimality. Retrieved from http://pogus.tumblr.com/post/45403052813/this-audio-tutorial-helps-you-plan-out-the-time

Track who is reading your research through Google Citations

I have now set up Google Scholar to track who is citing my work in their publications, herehttp://scholar.google.com/citations?user=oq_kacMAAAAJ.

It will be interesting to see if I get a lift in citations now that the publications are more easily accessible via my Academia.edu portal.

My most highly cited papers so far are:

Year of publication in (brackets).

  • Business Attitudes to Government Export Services and Export Marketing Behaviour (1981)
  • Preparing to engage in education for sustainability: A critique of the New Zealand tertiary education strategy (2008)
  • An interactive planning model for the New Zealand dairy industry (1983)
  • Investing in education for sustainability: An exploratory strategic audit of a tertiary educational organisation (2008)
  • Auditing the strategic plan (1992)
  • Investing in education for eco-sustainability: A ʻfast followerʼ strategic posture or Unitec Institute of Technology (2008)
  • Shifting frontiers, new priorities, creating pathways: elevating the case for tertiary education for sustainable development in New Zealand (2009)
  • Opening the black box: Beyond adventure-based management education programmes (1994)
  • New Zealand perspectives of international entrepreneurship (2004)


For advice on setting up Google Citations, see:

Eisen, J. (2012, April 3). Playing with Google Scholar’s “Citations” system - some nice features but in need of a little fine tuning. The Tree of Life. Retrieved April 18, 2012, from http://phylogenomics.blogspot.co.nz/2012/03/playing-w-google-scholars-citations.html
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A month of citations - September 2010

What a bizarre mix of reading has passed through my mynd over the past month! Of course, I haven’t read ALL these items over the month. For instance, I’ve just begun to read Spada’s biography of Streisand.The list is slightly atypical of my usual reading due to my role of organising a concert programme of French art song on Sunday 26 Sept. And in case anyone is wondering, my reading has lead me to reject the notion that the Great Pyramids are evidence of God (or aliens).

Thanks to zotero.org for the citations management system.

allmusic ((( Marguerite Monnot > Biography ))). (n.d.). . Retrieved September 25, 2010, from http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:66bsa9lgi23s~T1

Ambroise Thomas: Biography - Classic Cat. (n.d.). . Retrieved September 9, 2010, from http://www.classiccat.net/thomas_a/biography.php

Apple - Pro - Techniques - Maximize Your Inputs with Aggregate Audio, p. 1. (n.d.). . Retrieved September 15, 2010, from http://www.apple.com/pro/techniques/aggregateaudio/

Apple - Support - Discussions - Your Questions. (n.d.). . Retrieved September 18, 2010, from http://discussions.apple.com/questions.jspa

Archer, J. (1996). The fourth estate. London: HarperCollinsPublishers.  

Ayres, I. (2010, September 1). Is Your University Complying With the New Textbook Law? NYTimes.co. Retrieved September 2, 2010, from http://freakonomics.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/09/01/is-your-university-complying-with-the-new-textbook-law/

Berlioz and Shakespeare. (n.d.). . Retrieved September 25, 2010, from http://home.vicnet.net.au/~bard/Berlioz%20and%20Shakespeare.htm

Bonjour, Suzon!, song for voice & piano (or orchestra): Information from Answers.com. (n.d.). . Retrieved September 9, 2010, from http://www.answers.com/topic/bonjour-suzon-song-for-voice-piano-or-orchestra

Business plan Project and rubric. (n.d.). . Retrieved September 22, 2010, from www.schools.manatee.k12.fl.us/…plan/ent_business_plan_project.doc

BusinessGreen.com Group - UK green professionals Group News | LinkedIn. (n.d.). . Retrieved September 12, 2010, from http://www.linkedin.com/news?viewArticle=&articleID=191444425&gid=1931321&type=news&item=191444425&articleURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Ebusinessgreen%2Ecom%2Fbusiness-green%2Fnews%2F2269449%2Ftransocean-hits-back-bp-self&urlhash=psYx&goback=%2Egde_1931321_news_191444425

Carr, N. (2010a, August 27). How the Internet is making us stupid. Telegraph. Retrieved September 4, 2010, from http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/internet/7967894/How-the-Internet-is-making-us-stupid.html

Carr, N. (2010b). The Shallows: How the Internet is Changing the Way We Think, Read and Remember. Atlantic Books.  

Ce que je suis sans toi (Peyre, set by C. Gounod) (The Lied and Art Song Texts Page: Texts and Translations to Lieder, mélodies, canzoni, and other classical vocal music). (n.d.). . Retrieved September 9, 2010, from http://www.recmusic.org/lieder/get_text.html?TextId=12738

Cornford, C., & Coltman, D. (2009). Unitec Sustainability Framework – Phase 1 - Memo to Leadership team. Unitec Institute of Technology.

Édouard Lalo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (n.d.). . Retrieved September 25, 2010, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lalo

Emerson, L., MacKay, B. R., Funnell, K. A., & MacKay, M. B. (2002). Writing in a New Zealand Tertiary Context: WAC and Action Research. Language and learning across the disciplines, 5(3), 110-133. Retrieved from http://wac.colostate.edu/llad/v5n3/v5n3.pdf#page=112  

Firefox 4 won’t run on PowerPC Macs, Mozilla says. (n.d.). . Retrieved September 16, 2010, from http://www.downloadsquad.com/2010/08/26/firefox-4-wont-run-on-powerpc-macs-mozilla-says/#thankYou

French song from Berlioz to Duparc … - Google Books. (n.d.). . Retrieved September 25, 2010, from http://books.google.co.nz/books?id=ov70_xg3En0C&pg=PA396&lpg=PA396&dq=lalo+L%27aube+na%C3%AEt,+et+ta+porte+est+close!&source=bl&ots=CcVHo7o5Qy&sig=neZnczRvA6IeGK8HnJpHS3gWpjM&hl=en&ei=R5qdTOe4IZG-sAPQs5jWAQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=5&ved=0CCkQ6AEwBA#v=onepage&q=L%27aube%20na%C3%AEt&f=false

Friedman, E. (2008, August 5). Apple TV is the Apple Newton of my generation. Marketing.fm. Retrieved September 2, 2010, from http://www.marketing.fm/2008/08/05/apple-tv-is-the-apple-newton-of-my-generation/

Gabriel Fauré - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (n.d.). . Retrieved September 25, 2010, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabriel_Faur%C3%A9

Gabriel Urbain Fauré (Gabriel Urbain Fauré) - Composers - Cantorion, Sheet music & concert listings for free. (n.d.). . Retrieved September 25, 2010, from http://cantorion.org/composers/178/Gabriel_Urbain_Faur%C3%A9

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Great Pyramid Proof of God | Odd Books. (n.d.). . Retrieved September 17, 2010, from http://oddbooks.co.uk/oddbooks/riffert.html

Hamilton, F. W. (1918). Word Study and English Grammar: A Primer of Information about Words, Their Relations and Their Uses. Typographic Technical Series for Apprentices, Part VI, No. 32. Chicago: Committee on education, United typothetae of America. Retrieved from http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/30036  

Haswell, R. H. (1983). Minimal marking. College English, 45(6), 600-604. Retrieved from http://www.google.co.nz/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CBQQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fusers.ipfw.edu%2Fwellerw%2Fminimal_marking.pdf&ei=uMmNTKKNMYXfceqd6ZgE&usg=AFQjCNHWruG3HqdrPpSI-TYaMHRN_TShPQ&sig2=iaBVfx_5uNalrJpIRx-YAA  

History of geodesy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (n.d.). . Retrieved September 18, 2010, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_geodesy

Is the CPU on the iMac G5 upgradable? How do you upgrade the RAM in the iMac G5 models? How do you upgrade the hard drive? @ EveryMac.com. (n.d.). . Retrieved September 16, 2010, from http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/imac/faq_g5/imac-g5-processor-upgrade-ram-and-hard-drive-upgrade-pci-slots.html

JSTOR: The Musical Times, Vol. 61, No. 927 (May 1, 1920), pp. 302-305. (n.d.). . Retrieved September 25, 2010, from http://www.jstor.org/pss/909930

La mort d’Ophélie, H 92 (Berlioz, Hector) - IMSLP. (n.d.). . Retrieved September 25, 2010, from http://imslp.org/wiki/La_mort_d%27Oph%C3%A9lie,_H_92_(Berlioz,_Hector)

Les Inrocks : Charles Trenet - “Trenet, ni mort ni juif”. (n.d.). . Retrieved September 25, 2010, from http://www.lesinrocks.com/musique/musique-article/article/charles-trenet-trenet-ni-mort-ni-juif/

Mantle, J. (1989). Fanfare: The unauthorised biography of Andrew Lloyd Webber. London, UK: Michael Joseph.  

Mellalieu, P. (2010, September 6). A history of environmental sustainable development (ESD) at Unitec Institute of Technology. Unitec Institute of Technology.

Mellalieu, P. J. (2010a, August 22). Matangi Dairy Factory, New Zealand Dairy Group. Innovation & chaos … in search of l’excellence. Retrieved September 8, 2010, from http://pogus.tumblr.com/post/990000387/matangi

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A Po.fessor&#8217;s reading records over 18 months
The CEO of Amazon e-store announced recently that the ratio of e-books sold to &#8216;real&#8217; books was 6:10. (See here) Accordingly, I decided to analyse my own reading record. Since March 2009 I have been recording much of my reading in my Zotero citations database. The pie graph shows that approximately 75 per cent of my 1729 items read  - or noted! - comes from material off the web &#8216;not otherwise classifiable&#8217; as journals, books, reports, conference presentations, magazines, or newspaper articles.
You can view some of my references, related to sustainable development, here:
Mellalieu, P. J. (n.d.). Zotero | Groups &gt; sustainable development (Shared reference library). Retrieved June 24, 2009, from http://www.zotero.org/groups/sustainable_development

A Po.fessor’s reading records over 18 months

The CEO of Amazon e-store announced recently that the ratio of e-books sold to ‘real’ books was 6:10. (See here) Accordingly, I decided to analyse my own reading record. Since March 2009 I have been recording much of my reading in my Zotero citations database. The pie graph shows that approximately 75 per cent of my 1729 items read  - or noted! - comes from material off the web ‘not otherwise classifiable’ as journals, books, reports, conference presentations, magazines, or newspaper articles.

You can view some of my references, related to sustainable development, here:

Mellalieu, P. J. (n.d.). Zotero | Groups > sustainable development (Shared reference library). Retrieved June 24, 2009, from http://www.zotero.org/groups/sustainable_development

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