For Monday 4/30 and Wednesday 5/2…

For class Monday 4/30…

Nothing due!

We will be watching 13th (DuVernay, 2016) in class.

 

For lab Monday 4/30…

  1. Write Research Notes
  2. Write Annotated Bibliography

**We will also be having a short Thesis Statement workshop, so bring any materials you might need to work on the Thesis for your Research Paper.**

 

For class Wednesday 5/2…

  1. Write Thesis Statement
  2. Revise Essay #2, Final Version
    1. Hand in: one printed, STAPLED, final version
    2. Hand in: all drafts with my comments

We will finish watching 13th (DuVernay, 2016) and discuss it in class.

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 Monday 4/23…

  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 Monday 4/16…

  1. Go through City Tech Library Tutorials: Beginning the Research Process and Developing a Research Question

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 Tutorial: 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.