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Here are some additional writing and citing tips. Are Internet references appropriate for academic writing? They can be. For example, an online refereed journal whose editor is an established authority in his or her field is as valid as the same material would be in print. Government sites with statistical information are generally fine. These are some examples of acceptable types of sources. However, if you wouldn't attach credibility to some material in print, don't accept it from a web page. If the authorship is unclear, if the writing is of poor quality, if there is no way to judge the qualifications of the author, then ask yourself if you want to use the material. If the site looks like it was put together by a crackpot, it probably was. What's the difference between primary and secondary sources? A primary source is one from which you are citing the author's words directly. A secondary source is one in which someone else is citing the author, and you are telling what the someone else is saying. Primary sources make better citations than secondary sources do. That's because with secondary sources you're relying on someone else to tell you what was said, and it may or may not be accurate. What sorts of resources are appropriate for scholarly writing? Generally, resources that are written by academics and appear in books or refereed journals (that is, those journals with editorial boards that review submissions for scholarly rigor) are what you want to shoot for. Woman’s Day and Farm Journal do not generally meet this standard. Commercial web sites generally don’t either. Web sites put up by someone’s kid brother are usually below par.
"Keep the Lights On," which has played the festival circuit, "Beasts of the Southern Wild" and "Middle of Nowhere" garnered four nominations each.
In the female lead category, nominations went to Linda Cardellini, who launched her own awards campaign for "Return," Emayatzy Corinealdi for "Middle of Nowhere," Lawrence for "Silver Linings Playbook," Quvenzhané Wallis for "Beasts" and Mary Elizabeth Winstead for "Smashed."
16th ANNUAL PIAGET PRODUCERS AWARD The 16th annual Piaget Producers Award honors emerging producers who, despite highly limited resources, demonstrate the creativity, tenacity and vision required to produce quality, independent films. The award includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant funded by Piaget.
19th ANNUAL SOMEONE TO WATCH AWARD The 19th annual Someone to Watch Award recognizes a talented filmmaker of singular vision who has not yet received appropriate recognition. The award includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant.
"Pincus," DIRECTOR: David Fenster
"Gimme the Loot," DIRECTOR: Adam Leon
"Electrick Children," DIRECTOR: Rebecca Thomas
STELLA ARTOIS TRUER THAN FICTION AWARD
The 18th annual Truer Than Fiction Award is presented to an emerging director of non-fiction features who has not yet received significant recognition. The award includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant.
"Leviathan", DIRECTOR: Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel
"The Waiting Room," DIRECTOR: Peter Nicks
"Only the Young," DIRECTOR: Jason Tippet & Elizabeth Mims
Time has a way of condensing major historical events into a few
key moments, with one-dimensional, legendary figures at the forefront.
In his new book, author and archivist Todd Andrlik gives life and depth
to one such event — the American Revolution. He uses newspaper reporting
from that era to provide a sense of the Revolution as it actually
unfolded. The book includes eyewitness accounts, newspapers and
battlefield letters — the kind of primary sourcing that's increasingly
rare in our Wikipedia world. It's called Reporting the Revolutionary War: Before It Was History, It Was News.
"It's not just newspaper clippings, it's the entire newspapers,"
Andrlik tells NPR's Rachel Martin. "These newspapers are not like we
think of today, they're quite different in that they're only four pages
in length, and only about 10 by 15 inches tall." Andrlik says
he went on a quest for 18th century newspapers that might contain
accounts of the Revolution, sourcing them from people who'd found them
in attics or in the walls of old homes. "They're available on the open
market much like fine art or any other type of historical collectible. "It's
completely different," he continues — not just in size but in content.
"There's no headlines. Back then, they used datelines because they were
mostly printing news from other newspapers. So today we have AP and
Reuters; back then they had a news exchange system where as soon as a
printer finished typesetting his edition of the week, he would then send
issues to other printers around Colonial America, and those newspaper
printers would take extracts, often verbatim." Andrlik keeps
his antique newspapers carefully in acid-free Mylar folders, but he does
take them out for display occasionally. A New Hampshire Gazette
from April 21, 1775, has breaking news: the battles of Lexington and
Concord. "This is only one of two Colonial American newspapers to print
the news on its front page," he says. Newspapers from that era typically
reserved their interior pages for important news "because that's what
was typeset later in the week so it could be most current."
The Virginia Gazette of Aug. 26, 1775, is another notable
newspaper, featuring an eyewitness account of the Battle of Bunker
Hill. "And alongside that account is an engraving, or an illustration I
should say, of the entrenchment on Breed's Hill [where most of the
battle was actually fought]," Andrlik says. "This is one of a kind ...
in the sense that this is the only known newspaper illustration to
depict a current event during the entire American Revolution." There's
a lot more in those old newspapers than in your high school and college
textbooks, he adds. "The Boston Tea Party, it was not universally
celebrated in America. The 'Shot Heard Round the World,' well, it came
very close to happening four months earlier, in New Hampshire. Benedict
Arnold, he actually revitalized the American Revolution. The fact that
Paul Revere was one of thousands of people caught up in the Battles of
Lexington and Concord, and that he really wasn't mentioned in the
newspapers of the period because they didn't want to let out how they
had alerted the countryside." Andrlik has some tips for readers
looking for historical treasures in old newspapers. "It's an exciting
kind of real-time adventure, but at the same time, you have things that
you're not used to seeing, such as the old English 'S,' which looks like
an 'F.' " The old papers pre-date standardized English, so there are
frequent run-on sentences. "I think I counted once in a paragraph there
were 40 commas and 22 capital letters," he says. If he had to pick one favorite document from the time, Andrlik says he'd choose the Continental Journal
from Jan. 23, 1777, which has George Washington's personal account of
the crossing of the Delaware and the Battle of Trenton. "Each newspaper
has exciting material and new discoveries. ... These newspapers are to
me, the way to make the American Revolution real. Without newspapers,
there would have been no Revolution."
I spent most of a decade working on my PhD in Education, while putting
together part time jobs to must barely make bills, and giving freely to
the members of the Screen Actors Guild in professional quality unpaid
national board service.
My PhD defense is Thursday. Much to review and much preparation for a grueling oral exam.
Now news that the last member of my parents generation, a women who was
like a second mother to me, my Aunt Ann, passed way Wednesday morning at
1:30 AM, one month short of her 92nd birthday.
I will have to focus on a few things over the next several weeks, so
quanity, quality or currency of content on this blog may shift day to
Teaching for a short time six sections of three different courses at
three different colleges; coaching actors at Casting Call and privately;
putting in my time on Sundays at Nevada Public Radio (KNPR 88.9 FM),
making decisions about my mom and aunt's estate; trying to figure out
how to afford a holiday overpriced trip to go through things at the
house and attend the service, including car rental and supplies as
A lot on my plate, plus the holidays.
I will do my best to keep this blog interesting and up to date, but be
aware there may be come temporary changes to meet the demands life