Mathematics

Instructions for Project Part B:

Writing Your Letter to the Author of the Research Study

Refer to document titled How to Write an APA-Style Letter for formatting of your letter.

1. APA formatting (2 points)

2. Focus on one major point. Give your letter more force by focusing on one issue and providing

evidence for that issue. (1 point)

3. State the article you’re responding to. Orient the researchers as quickly as possibly by stating the

name and date of the article and the specific issue in the study that you are responding to. You can do

this in just one or two sentences. (1 point)

4. State your position. After you have stated the argument you are responding to, you should clearly

state the position you are taking on the issue and why. Take this time to show why the issue is relevant

and important but remember to be brief. (2 points)

5. Provide evidence. Now that you have stated your groups’s position on an issue, you need to back it

up with facts. You need to show that your group has put thought into formulating your letter. Though

your letter is short, providing a few key facts can make a big difference. Here are some ways to provide

evidence: (2 points)

  • Use recent anecdotal evidence from your workplace.
  • Use statistics, data, or survey results.
  • 7. Say what should be done. Once you have provided evidence for your group’s point of view, end the

    letter by saying what can be done to address the issue. Perhaps just raising awareness of the issue is

    enough, but there may be other things that the researchers can do to address the issue in the future

    (ex., recognizing and integrating your suggestions for future research). (2 points)

    8. Have a simple closing. End with one sentence that summarizes your group’s point of view on the

    issue so the researchers have a clear reminder of your main message. (1 point)

    9. Include a closing phrase and your name(s). At the very end of your letter, include a simple

    “Sincerely,” or “Best regards,” to finish your letter. Indicate your MSN student status since it is relevant

    to the issue addressed in your letter. (1 point)

    Editing Your Letter:

    1. Trim down your letter to avoid wordiness. Your letter should be short and concise: between 150 and

    300 words long. (2 points)

  • Cut out extraneous phrases or flowery language. Be straight and to the point. This will help you
  • cut down on your word count.

  • Eliminate phrases like “We think” and “We believe”. It’s apparent that the content of your
  • letter is what you think and believe, so you don’t need to waste the words.

    Instructions for Project Part B:

    Writing Your Letter to the Author of the Research Study

    Refer to document titled How to Write an APA-Style Letter for formatting of your letter.

    1. APA formatting (2 points)

    2. Focus on one major point. Give your letter more force by focusing on one issue and providing

    evidence for that issue. (1 point)

    3. State the article you’re responding to. Orient the researchers as quickly as possibly by stating the

    name and date of the article and the specific issue in the study that you are responding to. You can do

    this in just one or two sentences. (1 point)

    4. State your position. After you have stated the argument you are responding to, you should clearly

    state the position you are taking on the issue and why. Take this time to show why the issue is relevant

    and important but remember to be brief. (2 points)

    5. Provide evidence. Now that you have stated your groups’s position on an issue, you need to back it

    up with facts. You need to show that your group has put thought into formulating your letter. Though

    your letter is short, providing a few key facts can make a big difference. Here are some ways to provide

    evidence: (2 points)

  • Use recent anecdotal evidence from your workplace.
  • Use statistics, data, or survey results.
  • 7. Say what should be done. Once you have provided evidence for your group’s point of view, end the

    letter by saying what can be done to address the issue. Perhaps just raising awareness of the issue is

    enough, but there may be other things that the researchers can do to address the issue in the future

    (ex., recognizing and integrating your suggestions for future research). (2 points)

    8. Have a simple closing. End with one sentence that summarizes your group’s point of view on the

    issue so the researchers have a clear reminder of your main message. (1 point)

    9. Include a closing phrase and your name(s). At the very end of your letter, include a simple

    “Sincerely,” or “Best regards,” to finish your letter. Indicate your MSN student status since it is relevant

    to the issue addressed in your letter. (1 point)

    Editing Your Letter:

    1. Trim down your letter to avoid wordiness. Your letter should be short and concise: between 150 and

    300 words long. (2 points)

  • Cut out extraneous phrases or flowery language. Be straight and to the point. This will help you
  • cut down on your word count.

  • Eliminate phrases like “We think” and “We believe”. It’s apparent that the content of your
  • letter is what you think and believe, so you don’t need to waste the words.Instructions for Project Part B:

    Writing Your Letter to the Author of the Research Study

    Refer to document titled How to Write an APA-Style Letter for formatting of your letter.

    1. APA formatting (2 points)

    2. Focus on one major point. Give your letter more force by focusing on one issue and providing

    evidence for that issue. (1 point)

    3. State the article you’re responding to. Orient the researchers as quickly as possibly by stating the

    name and date of the article and the specific issue in the study that you are responding to. You can do

    this in just one or two sentences. (1 point)

    4. State your position. After you have stated the argument you are responding to, you should clearly

    state the position you are taking on the issue and why. Take this time to show why the issue is relevant

    and important but remember to be brief. (2 points)

    5. Provide evidence. Now that you have stated your groups’s position on an issue, you need to back it

    up with facts. You need to show that your group has put thought into formulating your letter. Though

    your letter is short, providing a few key facts can make a big difference. Here are some ways to provide

    evidence: (2 points)

  • Use recent anecdotal evidence from your workplace.
  • Use statistics, data, or survey results.
  • 7. Say what should be done. Once you have provided evidence for your group’s point of view, end the

    letter by saying what can be done to address the issue. Perhaps just raising awareness of the issue is

    enough, but there may be other things that the researchers can do to address the issue in the future

    (ex., recognizing and integrating your suggestions for future research). (2 points)

    8. Have a simple closing. End with one sentence that summarizes your group’s point of view on the

    issue so the researchers have a clear reminder of your main message. (1 point)

    9. Include a closing phrase and your name(s). At the very end of your letter, include a simple

    “Sincerely,” or “Best regards,” to finish your letter. Indicate your MSN student status since it is relevant

    to the issue addressed in your letter. (1 point)

    Editing Your Letter:

    1. Trim down your letter to avoid wordiness. Your letter should be short and concise: between 150 and

    300 words long. (2 points)

  • Cut out extraneous phrases or flowery language. Be straight and to the point. This will help you
  • cut down on your word count.

  • Eliminate phrases like “We think” and “We believe”. It’s apparent that the content of your
  • letter is what you think and believe, so you don’t need to waste the words.

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