Monday, July 14, 2008

Day 18 (of 21)

Today in class

  • Worked on Essay 7 (Wikipedia article) and powerpoint presentation in computer lab. View drafts here.
Homework for Tuesday 7/15
  • Continue work on Essay 7 and powerpoint presentation.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Day 17 (of 21)

Today in class

  • Wrote Essay 6 (25-minute in-class essay).
  • Worked on Essay 7 (Wikipedia article) in computer lab
Homework for Monday 7/14
  • Continue work on Essay 7.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Day 16 (of 21)

Today in class

  • Received back graded final drafts of Essay 5.
  • Worked on Editing logs for Essay 5.
  • Went to BS-105 lab to work on Essay 7. Tasks: Log in to Wikipedia and create headings for your Wikipedia article. For an example, see here.
Homework for Thursday 7/10
  • Second draft of Essay 7. Post information to at least two sections to your Wikipedia user page (in addition to the intro section).
  • Prepare for Essay 6 (25-minute in-class essay).

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Day 15 (of 21)

Today in class

  • Worked in groups to proofread final drafts of Essay 5.
  • Turned in Essay 5 Final Drafts
  • Got instructions for Essay 7.
  • Went to LCC library to work on Essay 7. Tasks: Create a Wikipedia account. Then on your Wikipedia user page, write and save the first sentence of your Wikipedia article. Here is an example.
Homework for Wednesday 7/9
  • First draft of Essay 7 (intro paragraph for Wikipedia article about your topic). Post that paragraph to your Wikipedia user page and bring a hard copy to class.
  • Bring two Wikipedia articles to class. These articles should be similar to the topic you are writing about for Essay 7. For instance, if your topic is about an architect like the example above, you should bring two Wikipedia articles about other architects like this one.
  • Review the our Wikipedia project page

Monday, July 7, 2008

Day 14 (of 21)

Today in class

Did an exercise on the use of quotation marks.
Turned in drafts of Essay 5.
Met individually with Mr Turner and Andrew to discuss Essay 5 drafts
Continued work on Essay 5 in the LCC library.

Homework for Tuesday 7/8

  • Essay 5 (annotated bibliography) final draft is due. The essay should have 15 entries and be in alpha order. Each entry should include info about each source in correct MLA format. Each entry should also include a 100-125 word paragraph that summarizes and evaluates the source. These paragraphs should be edited for correct sentence skills.
  • Edit the Wikipedia article about your high school. An "edit" may be adding a word, phrase, or sentence; deleting a word, phrase, or sentence; rewording a phrase or sentence; adding a link; etc. To make an edit, [1] click on the "edit this page" tab at the top of the Wikipedia article about your high school. [2] You will be then taken to the editing page. Make your edit. [3] In the "Edit Summary" box, type your initials followed by a colon (:) and then briefly describe your edit. (4) Click on the "Save Page" button.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Day 13 (of 21)

Today in class

  • Shared and commented on Essay 5 3rd drafts in small groups.
  • Shared and discussed scores for in-class essays written on Tuesday.
  • Wrote Essay 4, today in class.
Homework for Monday 7/7
  • Continue work on Essay 5. The final draft will be due on Tuesday 7/7.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Day 12 (of 21)

Today in class

  • Wrote 3 to 4 sentence summaries of what Essay 5 is about. We shared these in class.
  • Discussed 2nd drafts of Essay 5 (annotated bibliography).
  • Received and read packet of essays written in class on Tuesday. Score each essay on a 0 to 5 scale. We will discuss our scores in class tomorrow. This is prep for Essay 4, which will be done in class tomorrow.
  • Went to the library to continue research for Essay 5.
Homework for Thursday 7/3
  • Continue work on Essay 5. The 3rd draft (with 8 entries) is due on 7/3.
  • Prepare for Essay 4.