COMM 1E03 CORRECTIONS EXERCISE (W2014)
This exercise will take approximately three hours to complete. You will find some of the most common spelling,
grammar, editing, and citation errors students make on their assignments. If you can find these errors, you will be less
likely to make them on your own submissions. Be aware that the content, company information, and dates in this
exercise are largely fictional. As a result, there is no flow from element (e.g., Contents) to element (e.g., Notes).
Step 1. Review the Citation Guide (January 2014); the link is on Avenue. Be prepared to answer all of the questions on
the next page.
Step 2. Find and correct the errors on the subsequent pages. Summarize the number of errors on each page.
Step 3. When reviewing the subsequent pages, apply the formatting requirements for the Team Contract to this exercise.
The general formatting requirements are:
o one inch margins
o full justification for the body only
o an impersonal point of view (don’t use ‘we’ or ‘our’)
o size 10 Arial font for all pages
o follow grammar rules, including full sentences and paragraphs
o numbered pages (also size 10 Arial font)
o 1.5 line spacing EXCEPT for within and between endnote and bibliographic citations; apply Citation Guide rules
for endnote and bibliographic entries
Step 4. Bring this exercise - which should include your corrections - and the Citation Guide (January 2014) to Tutorial #3.
You will be expected to actively participate throughout the tutorial.
Throughout your program, you will be evaluated on results, not effort. As a minimum, all work that is submitted should be
free of any formatting (e.g., spelling, grammar, and editing) and citation errors. This is why is it important that everyone
in the group edits all assignments before they are submitted. After all, five sets of eyes will catch more errors than one
set of eyes. This work can at times be tedious; however, it remains a reflection of you and your professionalism.
If this exercise was being formally marked, the group would lose one mark for each formatting error. That is, if an error
was made five times, the group would lose five marks. The penalty for incorrect or missing content is usually steeper.
Academic dishonesty (i.e., not citing someone else’s work) is a serious matter and it could result in a grade of zero for
everyone in the group. You can see where marks received for content could easily be lost due to formatting and citation
errors. 1. What are the element titles that must be bolded and centred at the top of a page? (Hint: p.1)
2. What elements must be included in your Team Contract?
3. How many spaces should there be between the element’s title and the Body? (Hint: p. 1)
4. Should subheadings be bolded? (Hint: p. 2)
5. For page numbers, what is the required page number location, font and font size? (Hint: p. 2)
6. Where do you find the required subheadings for your submission?
7. What does continuous dotting mean on the Contents page? (Hint: p. 2)
8. What is the maximum page limit for the body of your Team Contract?
9. What titles should be italicized? (Hint: p. 3)
10. Do you write out whole numbers between one through one hundred? (Hint: p. 3)
11. How do you write percentages? (Hint: p. 3)
12. When should an appendix be created? (Hint: p. 3)
13. Must an endnote number always be placed at the end of a sentence that refers to an appendix and / or to content
in an appendix? (Hint: p. 4)
14. Must a table or graph in the body include the full source citation? (Hint: p. 4)
15. What are the two main purposes of endnotes? (Hint: p. 5)
16. If you are referencing two sentences, is it sufficient to have one endnote number at the end of the second
sentence? Explain. (Hint: p. 5)
17. What is the spacing within endnote citations and between endnote citations? (Hint: p. 6)
18. Does each endnote citation end in a period? (Hint: Look at all the examples in the Citation Guide.)
19. When do you use subsequent or repeating endnote citations? (Hint: p. 6)
20. What does Ibid. mean and when do you use it? (Hint: p. 7)
21. Is Ibid. found in the Notes or the Bibliography element?
22. When do you include an annotation in a citation? (Hint: p. 7)
23. Why do you use the citation to several sources in one endnote format? (Hint: p. 7)
24. What is included in a Bibliography? (Hint: p. 9)
25. In what order do you s