Friday, May 21, 2010

Guest Reviewers: Suggestions/Tips

Thank you for those who have already sent me reviews. I will start posting them shortly, probably Monday!

Here a few tips for those still working on them (borrowed from last summer):

- Add commentary! That's the fun of this - you get to give your opinions, spark discussion, etc. Make it more than a transcript or recap. Go out on a limb! We'll still love you, I promise ;)
- If you want to include pictures, that is fine (but totally up to you). If you do, it's best to make some kind of mark at the spots in the review where you want them (1, 2, 3, etc) and then give me the corresponding links to find them or attach them to the email.
- Please, please spell check and do not use any text speak. When it comes to spelling and basic grammar, please write it as if this were an official paper or article.
- Please don't add any formatting, other than something easy to replicate like the bolding of the names for quotes. Blogger is not friendly to copying from Word (or is Word not playing nice? who knows) and I have to convert to plain text, which means I have to put any formatting back in myself.
- If you think you won't be able to do your review, it's ok! Just email me and let me know as soon as possible so that someone else can take your place.


Kate said...

It's Word. It's always Word. I swear it's incompatible with itself.

Anonymous said...

if we shouldn't use word, what should we use? I am interested in writing a review but i am a student and am waiting for the end of term to commit :)

chillip said...

old school, anon. wordpad, notepad, emacs, vi :) just plain text.

Kate said...

Google Docs. Seriously, I love that sucker.

For a final paper, I'd import it (after it was finished) to Word to check the formating specifics just to be safe.

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