Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Day 10

English 102 Lesson Plan Day 10


  1. Homework: Four copies of Rough Draft.
    1. Please don't use the Writing Center to print.
    2. 20 pts possible. Based on quantity, mostly, did you get to three pages and put some effort into it?
  2. BP Opportunities this week
    1. Including Peer Editing on Wednesday from 1030-1120.
  3. A quick note about teaching content v. process
    1. the short version, we're not going to finish the posters of jobs/bosses/etc, yet.
    2. We're going to work on the writing process for now.
  4. Review
    1. Argument uses three things: Logos, Ethos, Pathos
      1. They're connected.
    2. Appearance/Reality/Unlikely/Likely *(add to this list from yesterday's second class).
      1. Which side is more convincing?
    3. Your paper will have a thesis that looks like the one on the board.


  5. Each paragraph should have a clear topic sentence. Choose good "key words" in the thesis. Repeat them in the topic sentences to create a thread.
    1. Sample?


  6. Each paragraph should have between 1-3 items to support the idea. Mix N&D and CM.
  7. Other places, too—Yakima Herald Republic? Proquest, for ex.
    1. Number and type of sources work towards Credibility.
      1. If you want to get technical, academic sources v. non academic sources.
        1. Peer Reviewed
        2. Editors
        3. Depth


  8. How to do "In text" citations in Rough Draft.


  9. "Works cited" due with final draft on Friday.


  10. Rough draft due Wednesday. Bring four copies.



Outline the following, according to the EVALUATION CHAPTER, due Friday:


a.     How did she do as a worker? (196)



b.    How did she do at "life in general"? (196)



c.    Why are the official poverty rates misleading? (200)



d.    If productivity is increasing, why aren't wages? (202-3)



e.    What keeps the workers from finding better jobs? Where is the friction? (205)



f.    Explain the "vicious cycle" of labor costs described by the book. (212)



g.    What makes the working poor invisible? (216)



h.    List some of the complaints the middle and upper class have about the

working poor. (220)



i.    Summarize the problems facing the working poor.



j.    What are the solutions to these problems? (213-214; 221?)



k.    What are the objections to these solutions? (214)



l.    Why does Ehrenreich call the working poor the most philanthropic of all

social classes? (220)

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