On the bottom fifth of the first page, I chose to list the internet sites that I use most often when writingor designing for any class. I frequently have numerous internet browsers running simultaneously but donot have these particular sites listed anywhere. I spend more time searching through my bookmarkstrying to find the site that I need. I listed them, in no particular order, for quicker referencing while I amworking on an assignment.The final quarter of my fact sheet spread is devoted to APA citation style guidelines. All throughout highschool and college, I used the MLA citation style. I have done a little with APA in the past but I am notfamiliar with all of it yet. I have listed the basic citation guidelines as well as three example citationsbased on the resources I use most frequently. There is a sample citation and in-text citation for books,online journal articles, and websites.
I have chosen to list only the information that I felt was most important to my needs. There are certain
areas that I excel in better than others and so I wanted to create a “cheat sheet” for the areas that I
often need help developing. At first glance, it may appear to be lacking substantial information but I liveby the motto that less is more. I felt that too much information would be overwhelming when referringto my fact sheet.I did not feel that it was necessary to include categories such as the paramedic editing method, the fivefactors writers should consider, persuasive strategies, etc. Often times, when it comes down to it, I caremore about the final product and the message that is being conveyed. I wanted my personal fact sheetto include information that would help me reach the bigger picture and less of the details within thepicture. I want to clarify that the resources already available for these issues persuaded me to create afact sheet about the issues that are discussed in less depth.I chose the design of my fact sheet based on personal preference and past experience. It pains me to seegridded papers and symmetrical lines. When the manner of presentation is boring, I often suffer fromlack of inspiration. For that reason, I chose to really indulge in the design of my fact sheet. I chosesweets and treats as the theme of my spread because I have always had a weakness for sugar. Thelayout of my information also stems from my education in design in addition to my need to be different.Having briefly reviewed the reasoning behind my content, and perhaps lack thereof, I feel that mypersonal fact sheet will prove to be extremely useful in all of my future endeavors as an individual,writer, and designer. It covers the areas that I know will prevail time and time again and organizes themin an easy-to-read manner.Attachment: Personal Fact Sheet