April 17th

Hi Everyone!

These things are due by the end of this week! 

  • Look at your Research Question Worksheet, look at the notes and highlighting that you have made for the various sources that you have read, and think of 3 great research questions that you might use for your second paper.
  • Do focused reading and note-taking with your worksheet.
  • Look at your Research Question Worksheet again, post your 3 research questions here and tell us which sources provide the most evidence to support each research question. Also, tell us the focus for each research question.
  • Last, please find one more source for your research. Some of you might want to find two or three more sources. You can use online newspapers, websites, or any other source. Evaluate the source using the advice in our textbook on page 147, 148, 149, and 150. Post a citation for each source here. Use our citation resources. (Tamaki and Yosuke, please post full citations for all of your main sources)

If you have any questions, please ask me!

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Presentation Groups

Presentation Groups

Group #1 will go on Tuesday.
Group #2 will go on Wednesday.

You guys are awesome!

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April 16th

Hi guys!

  • Let’s finish our 1st papers tonight and turn them in tomorrow. (In particular, be careful with parts of speech; some of you are using adjectives when you should be writing nouns, or using nouns when you should be writing something different. Make sure that you are using the correct part of speech for the words in your sentences. Also, use the Feedback worksheet to check your paper organization and use of evidence)
  • Also, let’s continue reading our sources for our 2nd paper, taking notes for Open Reading, writing questions in the margins, highlighting main ideas, posting responses and citations (here, here, or here), and posting some good questions (possibly good research questions) here.
  • Also, please start thinking about how you might want to focus your ideas for the second paper. As you take notes and highlight your reading sources, think about which parts and ideas might help you to focus your paper.

Be careful with the feedback that I gave you. Not all suggestions are good. Use your knowledge of grammar and writing, and if you have any doubts, please check with me!

(^_^ )

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April 15th (^_^ )

Hi everyone in 442w,

Tonight…

  • please continue to work on your first papers. The final version of your 1st paper will be due on Wednesday.
  • please continue to write responses for our readings for our 2nd paper.
  • post responses with citations to our 2nd Paper Open Readings pages: here, here, or here.
  • also, please begin posting some good questions that you are writing in the margins of the readings for our second paper. Post these questions here.
  • Check the resources page later; I’m adding a link with information about proper language and tone for academic writing.

If you have any questions, please contact me!
You guys are awesome!!! (^o^ )

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April 15th (^_^ )

Hi everyone in 442w, 

Tonight…

  • please continue to work on your first papers. 
  • the final version of your 1st paper will be due on Wednesday. 
  • please continue to write responses for our readings for our 2nd paper. 
  • post responses with citations to our 2nd Paper Open Readings pages. 
  • also, please begin posting some good questions that we are writing in the margins of the readings for our second paper. Post these questions here. 
  • Check the resources page later; I’m adding a link with information about proper language and tone for academic writing. 
  • If you have any questions, please contact me! 

You guys are awesome!!!  (^o^ ) 

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April 11th — April 15th

Hi Everyone!

OK! The Feedback worksheet is on the Resources page.

Please use this to give some feedback for a classmate:

  • Hang gives feedback for Nozomi.
  • Tamaki gives feedback for Hang.
  • Nozomi  gives feedback for Tamaki.
  • Ewelina  gives feedback for Yosuke.
  • Yosuke  gives feedback for Marco.
  • Janete gives feedback for Fatimah.
  • Fatimah gives feedback for Ewelina.
  • Marco gives feedback for Janete.

You can post feedback at the bottom of the 1st submission pages, here or here.

Do this feedback for a classmate and also for yourself, and use the feedback during the next 4 days as you refine your paper. If you have any questions, please meet with me or contact me! I’m at HELP all day on Fridays. My office hours are on Thursday afternoons after 3:30pm.

(^_^ )

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