What is the role of the student? The teacher? This short excerpt from the film The Paper Chase (Dir. James Bridges 1973) illustrates the Socratic Method of questioning students to get them to think critically. But it can be painful.
Next, how should we summarize this clip (“First Day of Class”)?
Sample One: The First Page–can we do better?
First Page-studentsample research
Sample Two: This is an excellent student example, but note that the works cited page is not annotated.
My philosophy is that TIME is your greatest asset, and you must use it wisely to succeed in college.
Feel free to customize this recipe:
Nov 29: bring in a draft of your annotated bibliography with at least six entries. 2-4 hours.
Dec 1: Annotated Bibliography is finished–paving the way to start writing up your notes into the research paper. 2-3 hours.
Dec 3: Write two pages of research essay-2 hours.
Dec 5: Write two more pages of research essay -2 hours.
Dec 6: Revise and edit your 4 page essay -1 hour.
Dec 7: Edit and proofread your 4 page essay and your Annotated Bibliography – 1 hour.
Dec 8: Turn in Research Essay and Annotated Bibliography (Essays 5 and 6).
Below is a student example that might serve as a model of what you can do.
Because of the Library Session (which was helpful) and the Shared Lunch (which was great!), we are pushing the due date for Essay 4 to Tuesday, Nov 15.
Two tasks for Thursday:
1. Read the comparison poem “Yo Vivo En El Barrio Chino,” by Frances Chung (page 75). What do you make of this comparison?
2. In your notebooks, write a paragraph in which you compare two of your favorite foods. I will not collect this assignment, but I will go around the room to see if you have done it. The comparison essay will be our next essay, by the way.
Here is a handout on improving your conclusions. These five types will be useful for the Music Review essay and for all of our future essays.
Here is a copy of the peer review for our Music Review Essay.