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Hello folks,

As promised, this page represents our work product together during two sessions of Writing Science with Clarity, November, 2019. As such, it is proprietary to both me, L. Michelle Baker, the Conservation Writing Pro, and those who participated in the course. Therefore, while you are free to download and use all resources here for your own learning and writing purposes, please do not share either this page or any resources on it with anyone who did not participate in the course without contacting me first for permission: michelle@conservationwritingpro.com

Next Steps

Exercise 8.1. Polish your briefing paper. Be sure to reference the GPO for any questions you may have about matters of style, such as punctuation, capitalization, etc. Email it to me for review and comment: michelle@conservationwritingpro.com

Exercise 8.2. Download the Plan for Long-Term Writing Improvement from your email account. Complete the plan and email it to me: michelle@conservationwritingpro.com

Exercise 8.3. Sign up for a coaching call. http://conservationwritingpro.setmore.com I am available from Nov. 26-Dec. 7 to meet with course participants.

Course Files

Briefing Paper Template Link

https://fishnet.fws.doi.net/regions/9/nwrs/SitePages/Briefing%20Paper%20and%20Meeting%20Request%20Templates.aspx

Updated Links for Commonly Confused Words:

Oxford Dictionaries: https://www.lexico.com/en/grammar/commonly-confused-words

Santa Monica College: http://www.smc.edu/AcademicPrograms/English/Reading-Center/Pages/Words-Commonly-Confused.aspx

Commas after I.e. and E.g.

We had a question in class about the guidance given in the notebook RE e.g. and i.e., namely, that no comma should be used after either abbreviation. I have combed the GPO to determine whether that guidance is correct.

The GPO offers no guidance regarding the placement of a comma after either abbreviation. However, in practice, the GPO almost always uses a comma after both abbreviations (see 2.5; 2.36; 3.26; 7.7, 8.150; 9.3; and 12.17; and 15.9, footnote 1; for exception, see 8.76). Therefore, in accordance with regular editorial practice and common GPO practice, I recommend INCLUDING a comma after the abbreviations i.e. and e.g.

In-Course Creations

Mindmap Week 1
Mindmap Week 1
Mindmapping, Week 2
Mindmapping, Week 2
Review--Day 1, Week 1
Review–Day 1, Week 1
Reading Actively Exercise
Reading Actively Exercise
Knowledge Resources, Week 2
Knowledge Resources, Week 2
Review, Day 1, Week 2
Review, Day 1, Week 2
Modes of Discourse, Concur
Modes of Discourse, Concur
Narrative Etymology
Narrative Etymology
Narration Sample, Part 1, Week 1
Narration Sample, Part 1, Week 1
Narration Sample, Part 2, Week 1
Narration Sample, Part 2, Week 1
Narrative, Part 1, Week 2
Narrative, Part 1, Week 2
Narrative, Part 2, Week 2
Narrative, Part 2, Week 2
Comparison Contrast Week 1
Comparison Contrast Week 1
Comparison Contrast Block Organization
Comparison Contrast Block Organization
Comparison Contrast Point-by-Point Organization
Comparison Contrast Point-by-Point Organization
Comparison Contrast Reading Example
Comparison Contrast Reading Example
Comparison Contrast, Part 1, Week 2
Comparison Contrast, Part 1, Week 2
Comparison Contrast, Part 2, Week 2
Comparison Contrast, Part 2, Week 2
Comparison Contrast, Part 3, Week 2
Comparison Contrast, Part 3, Week 2
Grammar Notes, Part 1, Week 2
Grammar Notes, Part 1, Week 2
Grammar Notes, Part 2, Week 2
Grammar Notes, Part 2, Week 2
Sentence Revision, Week 1
The revised sentence reads “If the consultation is delayed, of the most vulnerable species, some may be denied the benefits of the consultation …
Using Personal Pronouns
Using Personal Pronouns
Active and Passive Voice
Active and Passive Voice
Review, Day 2, Week 1
Review, Day 2, Week 1
Day 2 Review, Week 2
Day 2 Review, Week 2
Three Types of Review
Three Types of Review
Polishing Notes, Week 1
Polishing Notes, Week 1
Grammar and Review Notes, Week 2
Grammar and Review Notes, Week 2