This essay, which appeared in The Atlantic in July 2015, is an excerpt from Coates’ book Between the World and Me, which went on to win many well deserved awards for the quality of its writing and the necessity of its subject. In our class, we will read this closely over two class sessions, and consider it in context of events that have happened since its writing and in context with other interviews and topices we have considered..
This poignant TEDx Talk by Jay Smooth addresses mindsets and habits that often get in the way of important discussions of race.
Ta-Nehisi Coates reads from a section of “Letter to My Son” in this visual and auditory introduction to his work.
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.”
See the previous post for transitions to flow from section to section and paragraph to paragraph. This list helps you transition between your ideas and the ideas from your sources.Transition-Words-to-Integrate-Sources
In today’s class, we went over chapter 12.2 in your OER Textbook, Writing for Success.
This chapter goes over strategies for revision and checklists for clarity and cohesion.
Chapter 12 in Writing for Success: http://open.lib.umn.edu/writingforsuccess/part/chapter-12-writing-a-research-paper/
Here is a previous link to a Sample Research Essay on Purdue University’s OWL:
Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab (OWL) has an excellent resource, the annotated MLA Sample Paper. This paper visibly demonstrates how the first page, page numbers, and in-text citations should appear on your own papers. Your papers will not include a “notes” section. We will look at this in our self-editing workshop.
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:
This lively video by comic artist Tim Urban discusses pitfalls and costs of procrastination and also gives tips for rising above the all-too-common habit that wreaks havoc on so many students’ lives.
Yes…we will also reflect on where YOU are in your research writing process.