In this interview, which was conducted after Ta-Nehisi’s groundbreaking essay, “The Case for Reparations” includes Coates discussion of this topic and relates it to his childhood in Baltimore. We are watching this powerful discussion and thinking of these issues in context of his later essay, “Letter to My Son.”
In “Growing Up in Baltimore,”, published before “Letter to My Son,” Ta-Nehisi Coates discusses the environment that shaped his early years. This includes the effects of the optimism created by the Civil Rights Movement, the fear created by crack epidemic, and his romantic memories of the music, sports and comic book heroes of the 80s. The video ends with a tribute to his later home, New York City.
Writing For Success: Chapter 12.2: Developing a Final Draft of Your Research Paper
This chapter is one we looked at thoroughly in class. There is advice for word choice and checklists that discuss how to approach revision. The material echoes techniques we’ve done throughout the semester. Keep working!
Here are transition sheets you’ve received. I’m including them again for easy access:
Transitions for Integrating Sources
Transitions for Beginnings, Middles, and Ends
This video was introduced to me by one of the librarians here at City Tech. We will watch this in today’s class:
Here is the flyer for the Registration Workshops I handed out in class. Go if you can!
This article came out this week in the New York Times and may be of interest to you as you finish your first semester and think about college classes and registration for next semester. There is a chart that shows the lifetime earnings of various majors; however, the main gist is to pursue a major that you personally find value in pursuing.
No! This is not a “required” reading. It should be, however, of great interest to you.
Here is a survey for the OER you are taking part in. I will not know how you answered and this will not affect your grade in anyway.
We have already looked at Purdue OWL’s resources on this matter. To review your updated Works Cited pages, we will use: “Creating an MLA Works Cited Page” The Writer’s Handbook MLA Documentation Guide-University of Wisconsin’s Writing Center.
We will look at two resources from the well regarded Writing Center at the University of Wisconsin.
First, their introduction page with helpful advice for incorporating sources:
Second, “general information” about parenthetical citations. We’ll also look at other pages as necessary: