7-22

Today in class we discussed strategies for structure and transitions in closed form prose. We then peer reviewed the next draft of our WTE essays.

Week 10 Day 3

Homework:

  • WTE – 3rd Draft
    • 750+ words
    • Should evaluate the podcast of your choice with 3-6 criteria you establish
    • Focused on evidence with quotes
    • Clear thesis, transitions, and structure
    • Semi-formal writing style

7-22

Today in class we discussed strategies for synthesis essay theses and structure. We then began brainstorming plans for the final class debate.

Week 10 Day 3

Homework:

  • Synthesis essay – 1st draft
    • 350+ words
    • Printed and brought to class on Monday 7-25
    • Should include your introduction, thesis, forecasting, the beginning of your body paragraphs, and your Works Cited page

7-22

Today in class we discussed strategies for secondary research processes and synthesis writing, practiced using summary writing and quote banks, and conducted the second round of the class debate.

Week 5 Day 2 PowerPoint

Homework:

  • Read A&B p. 217-237 (very important!), 521-533,
  • It is highly recommended that over the weekend you read through two or more sources for your Synthesis essay and create a quote bank and working bibliography for these sources
  • Synthesis Essay-First Draft
    • Due Monday 7/27 (or by your conference appointment)
    • Must have an original thesis
    • Should include 2+ sources
    • 500+ words
    • Submit to Turnitin.com and bring a hard copy to class as well

7-22

Today in class we continued working on thesis strategies and began discussing strategies for making counterarguments.

Week 11 Day 2 PowerPoint

Homework:

  • Read A&B 351-361
  • Sign up for a unit 4 and class progress conference before Friday’s class
  • Journal Entry 28
  • Focus: CA Source Evaluation 1
    • Find the first source you will use for your classical argument essay
    • Read and analyze the source.
    • Sum up the argument it makes or find its thesis statement and write it here
    • Identify the source as supporting your view, supporting an opposing view, or providing neutral background information
    • Finally, play the Believing and Doubting Game to find the strongest and weakest elements of the source.