Communications 2000

Assignment #18 - Jury Duty Vocabulary
Assigned: Friday, April 28, 2000
Due: Wednesday, May 3, 2000

Each Friday in May you'll get to grapple with a real problem that faced real people working together in a small group. On Friday, May 5 those of  you who qualify will "serve" as a member of a jury deciding a criminal case.  To qualify, you must successfully complete this assignment.

On a clean, properly headed sheet of paper, do the following.

  1. Write out the term "Dictionary citation". Beneath it, write a citation for your dictionary. Your citation must contain the dictionary’s
  2. Title
    Publisher
    Publication Date

  3. For each word on the list at the bottom of this sheet you are to
  1. number and write out the word
  2. look up and read its definition in your dictionary
  3. choose a sense (legal or medical if possible) to use in a sentence
  4. write out the part of speech for the sense you’ve chosen
  5. write a sentence using the word in the sense you’ve chosen
  6. proofread your sentence for spelling, punctuation, capitalization, clarity, and legibility

Example

    1. evidence

noun
The evidence seemed to prove him guilty.

The list

  1. advocate
  2. autopsy
  3. coma
  4. community
  5. congregation
  6. consciousness
  7. devastate
  8. devote
  9. devout
  1. diabetes
  2. endangerment
  3. endocrinologist
  4. involuntary
  5. manslaughter
  6. probation
  7. procedure
  8. sect
  9. summation