For Monday 4/30 and Wednesday 5/2…

For class Monday 4/30…

  1. Print & Read “Silent Dancing” by Judith Ortiz Cofer [I just updated this link to go directly to the PDF]
  2. Complete HW #18
    1. Pick 5 of the vocabulary words listed. Write the definition of the word and then write your own sentence that uses the word correctly.
    2. Answer Reading Questions #1 and #2.
    3. Answer Discussion Question #1.
    4. Be sure to use details and examples from the text to support your answers.

** Essay #2 Final is DUE next week, Monday 5/7**

 

For lab Wednesday 5/2…

  1. Write Research Notes
  2. Write Annotated Bibliography
    1. You only need to bring ONE copy of each

 

For class Wednesday 5/2…

  1. Print & Read “My Nigerian Culture” by Abimbola Ogundipe
  2. Complete HW #19
    1. Pick 5 of the vocabulary words listed. Write the definition of the word and then write your own sentence that uses the word correctly.
    2. Answer Reading Questions #1 and #2.
    3. Answer Discussion Question #2.
    4. Be sure to use details and examples from the text to support your answers.

For Monday 4/23 and Wednesday 4/25…

For class Monday 4/23…

  1. Print & Read¬†“Williamsburg Renaissance” by Jessica Guerra
  2. Complete HW #16
    1. Pick 5 of the vocabulary words listed. Write the definition of the word and then write your own sentence that uses the word correctly.
    2. Answer Reading Questions #1 and #2.
    3. Answer Discussion Question #1.
    4. Be sure to use details and examples from the text to support your answers.

For lab Wednesday 4/25…

  1. Write Research Proposal
    1. you only need to bring ONE copy of your proposal
    2. see Research Project Packet for details

For class Wednesday 4/25…

  1. Print & Read¬†“The Way We Live Now” by Colson Whitehead
  2. Complete HW #17
    1. Pick 5 of the vocabulary words listed. Write the definition of the word and then write your own sentence that uses the word correctly.
    2. Answer Reading Questions #1 and #2.
    3. Answer Discussion Question #1.
    4. Be sure to use details and examples from the text to support your answers.

**AND KEEP WORKING ON YOUR RESEARCH!!**

For Monday 4/16 and Wednesday 4/18…

*Be sure to look at the previous post about Mid-semester Grades*

For class Monday 4/16…

  1. Read Plagiarism and Ethical Citation
  2. Look at Citing Basics
    1. Click through some of the links on this page to read more about citations
  3. Go through the Research Skills Tutorial, Chp 6. Citing
    1. you do NOT need to take the quiz at the end

For lab Wednesday 4/18…

  1. Write Essay #2, Draft #2
    1. bring TWO printed, stapled copies to lab
    2. bring the P copy of Draft #1 (the one with my corrections on it)

For class Wednesday 4/18…

  1. Read Steps in Writing a Research Paper
    1. Look and read through the links for each step
  2. Go through City Tech Library Tutorials: Beginning the Research Process and Evaluating Information on the Internet
    1. There are additional tutorials on there you might want to check out also!
  3. Start Research Packet (Research Packets will be distributed in class on Monday)

Mid-semester Grades

You will be receiving your mid-semester grade for ENG 1101 via email in the next few hours. This grade is to let you know how you are doing so far this semester. Please remember that these are NOT final grades, and if you are dissatisfied, there is still time to improve the grade before the end of the semester.

These grades are based on your work in the class so far, including HWs, Preparation & Participation, Essays #1 and #2 (including drafts), and the Midterm Exam. I will be handing back your work in class on Monday (4/16), so you will be able to see exactly what you received on each assignment.

What the different grades mean:

P=Passing [This means that if I had to give you a grade right now, you would definitely pass the class with a grade somewhere between an A and a C]

BL=Borderline [This means that if I had to give you a grade right now, you would be right on the border of passing and failing, a grade somewhere between a D and an F. If you receive this grade, I will list the things that are bringing down your grade. I also recommend that you come see me to talk about how you can improve your performance.]

U=Unsatisfactory [This means that if I had to give you a grade right now, you would fail. If you receive this grade, I will list the things that are bringing down your grade. I also highly recommend that you come see me to talk about how you can improve your performance.]

**If you do not receive an email from me, please email me– it means there is something wrong with the email address I have for you– I am sending out ALL mid-semester grades today (Thursday).

As a reminder, for those students who would like to meet with me, I will have office hours on Monday from 11:30-12:30 in Namm 529, so please come by. If you would like to meet at a different time, you will need to email me to make an appointment.

Tomorrow

TOMORROW:

DON’T FORGET THAT WE ARE MEETING ON THE 4TH FLOOR OF ATRIUM IN FRONT OF LIBRARY, NOT IN OUR REGULAR CLASSROOM.

** BE ON TIME!!! **