Chapter Draft - Part One

  • Individual
  • Audience - the people of the Coastal Bend who will be using The Coastal Bend Survival Guide.
  • Each member of the group must submit a paper at least 2 pages (single-space, 1 inch margins, no larger than 12 point font) about the chapter topic (your choice as what you choose to focus on and write about). The paper should have an additional page 3 that will include your reference list (using APA format http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/). Format for the first 2 pages is not as important as making sure you have at least 2 pages of content. These 2 pages can include information you have already written, but the information will not count unless it is relevant to the chapter. So part of the assignment involves you deciding if you have the info you need or if you need to gather more info. And remember the information can come from many different sources, including interviews, observations, blogs, movies, etc.
  • Evaluation
    • Is the info full and complete?
    • Have you considered audience needs when writing the information?
    • Do you cover all of the important elements related to your topic?
    • Does the info meet the audience need as determined by the purpose of the chapter?
    • Is APA format correct, including proper in-text citations?

Chapter Draft - Part Two

  • Group
  • Submit as a pdf file (So we can give you feedback on the visual layout as well as the content)
  • Audience - the people of the Coastal Bend who will be using The Coastal Bend Survival Guide.
  • Using all of the information gathered by the group, the group will need to submit a draft of the chapter, including visuals. Here is the template of the winning mock-up that you will need to use:
  • Evaluation
    • Is the chapter full and complete?
    • Has the group considered audience needs when writing the chapter?
    • Do the visuals support the written text, as opposed to just providing decoration?
    • Does the chapter cover all of the important elements related to the topic of the chapter?
    • Does the chapter meet the audience needs as determined by the purpose of the chapter?
    • Is APA format correct, including proper documentation for visuals?
    • Is APA format correct, including proper in-text citations?
    • Does the chapter follow the same format provided in the template?

Meeting

  • Group
  • We have referred to our group many times as the technical writing team working together to create The Coastal Bend Survival Guide. At this point when most of the writing and the visuals are complete, we now need to come together as group and talk about the book as a whole, rather than focusing on single chapters as you have to this point. So this will be a working group meeting in which each group will talk about their chapters and as a whole we will make final decisions regarding the overall guide.

Final Chapter

  • Submit as a doc file (so we can put the chapters together)
  • Evaluation
    • Is the chapter full and complete?
    • Has the group considered audience needs when writing the chapter?
    • Do the visuals support the written text, as opposed to just providing decoration?
    • Does the chapter cover all of the important elements related to the topic of the chapter?
    • Does the chapter meet the audience needs as determined by the purpose of the chapter?
    • Is APA format correct, including proper documentation for visuals?
    • Does the chapter follow the same format provided in the template?
    • Have all issues been addressed that have been discussed throughout the completion of the chapter, including points from the class meeting?

Chapter Statement