Re: starting on page 2?

Subject: Re: starting on page 2?
From: Phil Snow Leopard <philstokes03 -at- googlemail -dot- com>
To: salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2011 16:47:56 +0700

APA is for academic writing, Chicago is for 'trade' or 'professional' writing.

Your intern knew plenty of what he spoke; you just didn't understand that his knowledge was for a different audience and context. Should the day arise when you want to go get an MA or PHD is Technical Communication, you'd be wise to ask his advice about style.

Best

Phil


On 16 Sep 2011, at 01:53, Chris Morton wrote:

> And *if *APA style, please understand that much of the real world doesn't
> adhere to it.
>
> Four years ago a freshly-minted PhD was assigned to oversee our five-person
> (software) technical writing department and had never heard of any style
> other than APA. He had certainly never heard of the *Chicago Manual of Style
> *, nor style guides published by Sun Microsystems, Apple Computer and
> Microsoft regarding sw documentation. It took weeks to convince him that he
> knew not of what he spoke.
>
> </peace out>
>
> On Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 11:25 AM, Kaye Adkins <kadkinsphd -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
>
>> Teacher speaking here--ask for clarification.
>>
>> I'm guessing that what's going on here is something like APA style. In APA,
>> page 1 is a title page that includes title, author, organization, etc. The
>> number may or may not appear on this. (Personally, I don't make my students
>> fight with Word, and I let them show the running header with the page
>> number.) The text of the paper/report/project begins on page 2.
>>
>> Kaye Adkins
>>
>> On Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 12:14 PM, Becca <becca_price -at- yahoo -dot- com> wrote:
>>
>>> In two classes that I'm taking, we've been given specific formats for our
>>> projects... and they always start on page 2, with the cover page being
>>> considered as page one. I've asked both teachers about this, and they
>> both
>>> feel that this is the way it's always been done.
>>>
>>> Since when has a cover page been considered page 1? I've noticed in Word
>> 10
>>> that it takes a ton of finessing to get the first real page to be
>> paginated
>>> as page 1, that it's automatically determined that the cover page is page
>> 1.
>>>
>>> When did this change take place? and why? And why does Word enforce it
>> so?
>>>
>>> -becca
>>>
>>>
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