Monday, November 23, 2009

Research Concerns!!!

RE: Research Paper Proposing a Solution. The presentations have been going well. However, the papers I'm reviewing don't have a minimum of 5 citations in the text and, as discussed in class, 5-7 Works Cited. This is required for a passing grade. Use the Citation Sandwich with each point you provide.

Nov. 24

REMINDER: Tomorrow, Tuesday, the 8:00 class will be observed by Dr. Chinery. Be sure to be on time and ready to go right at 8:00. Dr. Chinery has an important meeting to go to and I don't want to waste any time keeping her away from her meeting.

We have a few presentations and then it's on to a grammar lesson as discussed OR we may do the reverse order, depending on what works best for Dr. Chinery.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Nov. 19 Directions and Assignments

To access Bedford St Martin Grammar Exercises:

Go to: (no www.)
Click on: Exercises on top in blue section
Click on: Basic Study Plan
· Choose topics listed on left in blue assigned for homework
· Register self by pushing student registration button
Instructor e-mail :
· Providing my instructor e-mail will allow your scores to be sent to me.

Don’t do this the last minute! Filling in the registration information may take some time

November 19:

Sign on to the Bedford St Martins website and do the following:
(Remember the topics list is on the left side of the screen in blue)
Unnecessary Commas
Pick any 2 exercises

Unnecessary Commas
Commas with Clauses
Do exercises #135 and #550

Subject Verb Agreement
With a Compound Subject
Do # 143 and #144. Use the “Tips” for explanations.

Subject Verb Agreement with Dependent Clause
Do #482

Due Dates

The final revision of the Persuasive paper is due Tuesday Nov.24.

The final draft of your Solution paper is due December 1.

Class will not be held December 1. I will leave an envelope in my mailbox. You can place your papers in the envelope for me to pick up.

I will be posting an assignment for that day.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Nov. . 12 Assignment

As you prepare your research paper and presentation on Proposing a Solution be sure:
You have five sources.
You insert any in text citations that are missing.
Develop your Works Cited page.

The paper is to be 5-7 pages.

Check the handout I gave you for assignments.
Also check the entries below for assignments and directions.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Feed the Panda

and while you're at it, name it too!

November 10 Assignment

Essay 4/Draft 1 - solid first draft. Of course, citations must be included.

Start developing ideas and crafting your oral presentation. What visual aids will you use?

It's imperative that you read all the planning and organization notes I provided in previous postings. Read all past postings to make sure you're up to date on reading assignments. You may find some you overlooked that will be helpful to you now.

For instance, be sure you have read the chapter on Proposing a Solution.

More to follow; Stay tuned!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Organizing and Planning an Essay

Planning Your Essay:
Read the introduction
Underline the thesis. Don't have one? Oops! Work on it.

On a separate piece of paper:
Paragraph 1: Write the topic of the paragraph
-give examples
-give illustrations
-give description, or quotations
Anything that will support the ONE topic in that paragraph.
Do the same for the rest of the paragraphs.

**Remember 1 topic to a paragraph.
Look at your conclusion. Does it reflect the intro? Does it complete the essay or leave the reader hanging.

AFTER doing this process, go to the ADC. Ask for help with focus.

Did you develop each idea in each paragraph?
Did you use examples, description, quotes etc to support the main idea of the paragraph & develop the thesis. ?
Is there one topic to a paragraph?

November 5 Assignment

Proposing a Solution. Time for some real research. Please ask the research librarians for help.

Have a fully developed outline with full explanation of problem and fully developed solutions and source information. Would like you to have an introductory paragraph with a clear thesis.

Remember that in this paper - which will be 5-7 pages - can have an introduction that is two paragraphs. Just make sure all the information is pointed and direct to set up your thesis.