Friday, May 1, 2009

Sped Law Paper, 5/1/09

360 minutes of writing

I spent the day completely focused on the SpEd Law paper and was able to complete a first full draft. In addition to bringing in the new references (and finding another gem to add to the collection), I was able to identify some related case law. I worked on the section on UDL and the conclusion, but neither make the point I wish to make to my liking. I need a much stronger ending and probably need to change my conclusion to a "Stakeholders" section, expand that section, and write a separate conclusion. I also need to make my UDL section much more relevant to my topic of law. Basically, I currently have a lot of good, but disjointed work.

I've submitted the manuscript to Bob McCord for his review. I hope he will be able to offer a lot of guidance for improvement. I just want to be done with this paper. I would LOVE to finally catch up with my "almost ready to go in the outbox" box.

Sped Law Paper, 4/30/09

45 minutes of writing

I began delving back into the research for the SpEd Law paper. In addition to the articles I authored on the topic, I found three other recent gems from JSET. I began editing the paper to include these pieces and to improve the text already in existence.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Sped Law Paper, 4/26/09

20 minutes of writing

I am dedicating this week to completing the special education law paper. I began by reviewing the paper and integrating the outline I prepared about a month ago. I see that the paper will require a review of more recent literature - most references are pre-2004. I also need to inquire with Dr. McCord whether he is aware of any case law that may be relevant to my topic.

My next task is to review the major tech and special education journals for recent articles relating to the topic. I also need to revisit the "What Works'" and AJDE papers (which I know I will need to reference in this paper).