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Writing Capstone - General Studies

Writing Capstone - General Studies
  1. Author: Institute for Learning and Teaching Excellence
  2. Number of episodes: 24
  3. Web site: http://www.ius.edu/

Podcast Description:

IU Southeast online capstone writing course for IU School of Continuing Studies. This course is taught by Michael Abernethy, a Senior Lecturer in Communication Studies. Produced by Scott McKenzie

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Writing Capstone - General Studies

  Name Time Artist/Performer Release Date Description Author Language  
1.Write Well - The Song00:03:32Scott McKenzie5/28/2010You loved it in the video...and now you can download the song for yourself. Right Well -- written and performed by Scott McKenzieInstitute for Learning and Teaching ExcellenceEnglishDownload
2.The Grand Finale00:03:35Michael Abernethy5/28/2010Finally, at long last, the course is over...and so is your semester, and most likely, your undergraduate college career. You worked hard, logged long hours studying and doing homework, and it was worth it all for this moment: This moment where I get to congratulate you, the graduate! (And you also learned to write well in the Writing Capstone.) IU Southeast Instructor: Michael Abernethy Produced (and song performance) by: Scott McKenzieInstitute for Learning and Teaching ExcellenceEnglishDownload
3.The Grand Finale HD00:03:35Michael Abernethy5/28/2010Finally, at long last, the course is over...and so is your semester, and most likely, your undergraduate college career. You worked hard, logged long hours studying and doing homework, and it was worth it all for this moment: This moment where I get to congratulate you, the graduate! (And you also learned to write well in the Writing Capstone.) IU Southeast Instructor: Michael Abernethy Produced (and song performance) by: Scott McKenzieInstitute for Learning and Teaching ExcellenceEnglishDownload
4.Putting It All Together00:05:24Michael Abernethy5/28/2010This episode explains how to incorporate all the elements covered in this writing class into a polished and proofread final paper. Just as you can’t write a paper without careful editing and thoughtful planning, you can’t make a video, or have a successful career without employing those same principles. IU Southeast Instructor: Michael Abernethy Produced by: Scott McKenzieInstitute for Learning and Teaching ExcellenceEnglishDownload
5.Strengths and Weaknesses00:05:35Michael Abernethy5/28/2010This episode focuses on analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of a theory or concept. IU Southeast Instructor: Michael Abernethy Produced by: Scott McKenzieInstitute for Learning and Teaching ExcellenceEnglishDownload
6.Importance of Theories00:05:13Michael Abernethy5/28/2010This episode focuses on what makes a theory good and why it is important to understand the theoretical concepts within one’s field. Special attention is paid to the logical consistency, consistency, and testability. IU Southeast Instructor: Michael Abernethy Produced by: Scott McKenzieInstitute for Learning and Teaching ExcellenceEnglishDownload
7.Review of Literature00:04:20Michael Abernethy5/28/2010This episode focuses on a researcher’s review of literature and it’s importance to the writing process. IU Southeast Instructor: Michael Abernethy Produced by: Scott McKenzieInstitute for Learning and Teaching ExcellenceEnglishDownload
8.Proofreading00:04:54Michael Abernethy5/28/2010This episode focuses on proofreading by underscoring its importance to the writing process and providing tips on how to proofread and edit a paper. IU Southeast Instructor: Michael Abernethy Produced by: Scott McKenzieInstitute for Learning and Teaching ExcellenceEnglishDownload
9.Theory Assignment00:04:30Michael Abernethy5/28/2010This episode focuses on theories and their importance within one’s field and to one’s post-college success. Also discussed are principles and concepts and how they differ from theories. IU Southeast Instructor: Michael Abernethy Produced by: Scott McKenzieInstitute for Learning and Teaching ExcellenceEnglishDownload
10.Incorporating Sources00:04:05Michael Abernethy5/28/2010This episode, focusing on incorporating sources, is a companion piece to the source citation and finding good sources episodes. Key concepts include: what to cite in a paper, how to properly cite sources (internal, a list of sources page, and bibliographies), and avoiding plagiarism. IU Southeast Instructor: Michael Abernethy Produced by Scott McKenzieInstitute for Learning and Teaching ExcellenceEnglishDownload
11.Finding Good Sources00:04:43Michael Abernethy5/28/2010This episode focuses on the importance of finding good sources for your research papers. Special attention is given to criteria, such as recency, impartiality, consistency, and relevancy, that increase the creditability of a paper. Watch for the bonus feature at the end. IU Southeast Instructor: Michael Abernethy Produced by: Scott McKenzieInstitute for Learning and Teaching ExcellenceEnglishDownload
12.Writing for the Reader00:04:10Michael Abernethy5/28/2010This episode focuses on elements of writing that go beyond simple mechanics. A good writer always keeps the target audience in mind, ensures the paper is properly organized, and perhaps most importantly, is imaginative in how the facts and research are presented. IU Southeast Instructor: Michael Abernethy Produced by: Scott McKenzieInstitute for Learning and Teaching ExcellenceEnglishDownload
13.Citation Formats00:02:40Michael Abernethy5/28/2010This episode focuses on the two main source citation and paper formatting methods--APA and MLA-- and provides proper citation examples for each. IU Southeast Instructor: Michael Abernethy Produced by: Scott McKenzieInstitute for Learning and Teaching ExcellenceEnglishDownload
14.Career Services00:09:09Michael Abernethy5/28/2010In this episode, Michael interrogates career counselor, Jo Hatfield, in an attempt to discern why it is so important for employees to hold a college degree. Key areas Jo addresses include: resume creation, networking, using careful course selection to improve marketability, and utilizing university-provided services aimed at turning job seekers into highly valued employees. This piece is an exclusive to WAMW. IU Southeast Instructor: Michael Abernethy Produced by Scott McKenzieInstitute for Learning and Teaching ExcellenceEnglishDownload
15.Career Services HD00:09:09Michael Abernethy5/28/2010In this episode, Michael interrogates career counselor, Jo Hatfield, in an attempt to discern why it is so important for employees to hold a college degree. Key areas Jo addresses include: resume creation, networking, using careful course selection to improve marketability, and utilizing university-provided services aimed at turning job seekers into highly valued employees. This piece is an exclusive to WAMW. IU Southeast Instructor: Michael Abernethy Produced by Scott McKenzieInstitute for Learning and Teaching ExcellenceEnglishDownload
16.Career Assessment00:03:47Michael Abernethy5/28/2010This episode focuses on career choice and ways to assess the market for the field you are about to enter. IU Southeast Instructor: Michael Abernethy Produced by: Scott McKenzieInstitute for Learning and Teaching ExcellenceEnglishDownload
17.Career Assessment HD00:03:47Michael Abernethy5/28/2010This episode focuses on career choice and ways to assess the market for the field you are about to enter. IU Southeast Instructor: Michael Abernethy Produced by: Scott McKenzieInstitute for Learning and Teaching ExcellenceEnglishDownload
18.Peer Review00:05:00Michael Abernethy5/28/2010This episode discusses the primary responsibilities involved in a peer review. Both the reviewer and reviewee roles are covered and key concepts to keep in mind when participating in a peer review are provided. Remember: be diplomatic and specific AND be open and reactive. Featuring Diane Reid as Ms. Softie and Meanie and John Stammerman as the "man in the blue rap suit" IU Southeast Instructor: Michael Abernethy Produced by: Scott McKenzieInstitute for Learning and Teaching ExcellenceEnglishDownload
19.Peer Review HD00:05:00Michael Abernethy5/28/2010This episode discusses the primary responsibilities involved in a peer review. Both the reviewer and reviewee roles are covered and key concepts to keep in mind when participating in a peer review are provided. Remember: be diplomatic and specific AND be open and reactive. Featuring Diane Reid as Ms. Softie and Meanie and John Stammerman as the "man in the blue rap suit" IU Southeast Instructor: Michael Abernethy Produced by: Scott McKenzieInstitute for Learning and Teaching ExcellenceEnglishDownload
20.Outlining00:02:04Michael Abernethy5/28/2010This episode provides information and tips on creating an outline for your APA or MLA formatted papers. IU Southeast Instructor: Michael Abernethy Produced by: Scott McKenzieInstitute for Learning and Teaching ExcellenceEnglishDownload
21.Grammar00:03:14Michael Abernethy5/28/2010This episode focuses on some of the most common grammar mistakes students make in their written work and offers suggestions on ways to rethink problem areas. IU Southeast Instructor: Michael Abernethy Produced by: Scott McKenzieInstitute for Learning and Teaching ExcellenceEnglishDownload
22.Course Introduction00:02:05Michael Abernethy5/28/2010A Course introduction like no other...you will learn to write well! This is the music video for "Write Well", a song summarizing the Writing Capstone experience, composed to the tune of Flo Rida's "Right Round". IU Southeast Instructor: Michael Abernethy Produced (and song performance) by: Scott McKenzieInstitute for Learning and Teaching ExcellenceEnglishDownload
23.Write Well00:03:32Michael Abernethy5/28/2010A Course introduction like no other...you will learn to write well! This is the music video for "Write Well", a song summarizing the Writing Capstone experience, composed to the tune of Flo Rida's "Right Round". IU Southeast Instructor: Michael Abernethy Produced (and song performance) by: Scott McKenzieInstitute for Learning and Teaching ExcellenceEnglishDownload
24.Write Well HD00:03:32Michael Abernethy5/28/2010A Course introduction like no other...you will learn to write well! This is the music video for "Write Well", a song summarizing the Writing Capstone experience, composed to the tune of Flo Rida's "Right Round". IU Southeast Instructor: Michael Abernethy Produced (and song performance) by: Scott McKenzieInstitute for Learning and Teaching ExcellenceEnglishDownload