Friday, January 16, 2009

Day 10

Day 10

  1. BP?
  2. Selling and Evaluation chapter

    1. The writing process
    2. Essay overview
    3. Hacker-style: pages 5, 11, 16
  3. Thesis work

    1. Guidelines

      1. Practice
  4. "In text" citations in Rough Draft.
  5. "Works cited" due with final draft.
  6. Rough draft due Wednesday. Bring four copies.
  7. Research ideas:

    1. Gregoire's stimulus plan.
    2. Obama's stimulus plan.

6 comments:

John Y. said...

"Nickel and Dimed" was a great book. I enjoyed reading it a lot. Although I didn't think the author was completely objective in her approach, I certainly do agree with her.

scott said...

I believe that the reading load was a little steep for our first book. we have other classes

Kirsten said...

I thought it was a great book too. It made me open my eyes to that type of lifestyle. I thought Ehrenreich was very brave to try something like that. I don’t think I could go from being a successful journalist to a waitress or a worker at Wal-Mart = [.

Cierra C. said...

I have to be honest, I didn't follow the book as well as I'd hoped. I mean, it did open my eyes to the poverty and struggles people experience, but I'll have to agree with Scott, I thought it was a lot of reading.

Dave said...

"Nickel and Dimed" was a an easy quick read. I did not like the way Ehrenreich insisted that this was a journalistic take on her experience. I felt it was largely biased to her point of view, which is fine once admitted. I do feel as though textual and critical analysis of the work was done for us in the afterward chapter and worksheets assigned to us.

publius said...

I whole heartedly agree with Dave, and then some. I have no problem with blatantly subjective op-ed pieces, but please don’t call it journalism. I think that society would be better served if people were honest about their motives and biases.
-Matthew