Monday, January 28, 2008

Day 14

English 102 Lesson Plan Day 15

  1. State of Union, economics

  2. Faculty Lecture: January 29th 7pm G-A 119.

  3. Print out comments on blog for BP.

  4. What about social services?

  5. What about homeless count?

  6. What about 211?

  7. Complete Peer Review Review.

  8. A story about plagiarism.

  9. MLA Paper Format

  10. Integrating sources.

    1. Four Parts to every quote

      1. Signal phrase (As Ehrenreich notes, "alsdkfja;lsdj")

      2. The quote, set off in quotation marks.

        1. Punctuation goes outside/inside.

        2. Parenthetical citation. (Ehrenreich 53).

          1. No pg. pp. etc.

          2. Period goes at very end.

        3. Make use of the quote by explaining how it fits the topic of the paragraph, or the overall thesis. Period goes at the end of the cite.

  11. A couple of tricky bits

    1. If you are taking words out of a single sentence, use …

    2. If you are taking words out between sentences, use ….

    3. If you need to include a word not in the original quote, use brackets [ ]

    4. If you are quoting someone else, who is quoted someplace else, use "qtd. in"

    5. Do not use … a the beginning of end of quotes (considered redundant).

    6. If the work has two or three authors, they must be named in either the () or the signal phrase. More than three use et. al.

    7. When the author is unknown, use the title of the article. You may abbreviate the title.

    8. When the page numbers are unknown, use only the author's name if there is one.

  12. What to avoid:

    1. Quotes that just lay there.

    2. Dropped quotes.

    3. Not using quotation marks correctly.

    4. Not quoting accurately.

  13. Works cited, see link.

  14. MLA Practice exercises

    1. One Thesis Statements (MLA 1-1)

    2. Two Avoiding Plagiarism (MLA 2-1)

    3. Three Integrating Sources (MLA 3-1)

January 30: Draft Two Due. Bring two copies

We'll be reading the While I Was Sleeping in TWIF first.


eesirock said...

Does anyone happen to know what channel that President's address thing is on? Or if I would be able to watch on the internet a little later?

ahmad said...

The speech will air live on CNN television and All the local channels will also have coverage of them at 8pm or 9pm. The State of the Union Address will also be online afterwards.

mullinnex17 said...

He said that the State of the Union Address would be on the internet. I am waiting for that, hoping I can fast forward to the good stuff!

Beth said...

These links were extrememly useful. I sometimes had trouble with formatting stuff in MLA as it is different from what I knew before. These links helped me find the necessary information to make my paper a lot easier to understand.