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Articles of Style - Origin Story with Dan Trepanier

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Feature articles are a forum for a writer to express their opinion using a fact-based argument geared toward a particular agenda.
They use a different pattern than newspaper reports.
The Writer
The writer is as much a part of the article as its content. Many represent ‘larger-than-life’ people
Personal Agenda
Personal beliefs are very much a part of an article, with commentary as important as facts
Language and Structure
Feature articles are a free-flowing conversation, with use of figurative and emotional language.
Big Bold Headline!
A feature article usually starts with a very short sentence to get the reader’s interest and state the issue. However, this can vary.
Argument begins here. Feature articles will interweave facts and/or statistics. Quotes are not quite as important. Usually directed toward a point.
May have single line statements to hammer a point home.
Continues on a powerful conclusion.
No Formal Structure
There is no formal structure, and sequencing is ordered by argument rather than events
Provides Background
Generally will discuss an issue with background and links to many sources and analogies
Circular
Usually finishes where it begins, and takes an argument full circle
Conversational
A feature article will address its audience, often directly referring to them as ‘you, we, us, our’
Like an essay, a feature article is directed towards constructing an argument using facts, evidence and discussion.
Unlike an essay, however, it features a personal conversation between writer and the audience.
While there is no formal structure, it uses specifics and evidence to justify its opinion. It works like a public debate.
Feature articles usually have the following characteristics:
Use figurative and speculative language
Often use humour, analogies or puns
Incorporate facts in argument
Anecdotal and conversational
Often speaks to audience – uses 2nd person syntax (“you”)
Use emotional language
Feature articles are personal arguments
Use their own structure and style
Address an audience directly

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This tutorial video will walk you through the steps of citing a journal article in APA format.

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This video will show you how to set up your paper following correct APA Style guidelines in Microsoft Word 2010 for PC. This specific video focuses on using parenthetical and in-text citations, quotations, and how to properly credit authors to avoid plagiarism.

The steps should be very similar on every version of Word since 2007 for PC. On Word for Mac, I believe the steps are the same, but the interface is different.

For how to make a Title Page and Running Head:

For how to make a Reference List:

For more information about APA Style, pick up the latest version of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, or browse through the resources at the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL):
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/section/2/10/
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IVC Library Video Tutorial Series – Quick tutorial on formatting MLA citation for newspaper and magazine articles. The tutorial is using MLA Style 8th edition.

This video is based on the 16th edition of The Chicago Manual of Style and explains how to cite both online (0:22) and print (1:11) magazine articles, and print (1:48) and online (1:36) newspaper articles in both your footnote/endnote and in your bibliography. We’ll also explain what to do if you don’t have an author (2:13) or page numbers (2:18).

How to Cite Journal Articles with Volume/Issue Numbers: http://youtu.be/_eMusO5PCFQ

The content was created by Librarians Dr. Kathryn Rose & Crystal Rose, Memorial University Libraries, in partnership with the university’s department of Distance Education, Learning & Teaching Support.

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Check out the other videos in our Chicago Style series:
Basic Introduction http://youtu.be/WPKleOHG6i0
How to Format your Paper http://youtu.be/w_MURP3_MrU
How to Cite Multiple Authors http://youtu.be/sh2z4UpopM8
How to Cite Websites http://youtu.be/sLI68R87VhI
How to Cite Books http://youtu.be/4_LIIFEZNxE
How to Cite eBooks http://youtu.be/9WfPuPk1Ff4
How to Cite Theses & Dissertations http://youtu.be/6WMRAt6r4bU

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A quick guide to inserting a footnote in Word according the Footnote-Bibliography style of Turabian, 7th ed.
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