Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Day 17

English 102 Winter 2011 Day 17

1. Bonus Points? Library workshops, Poetry reading and discussion tonight at Larson Gallery 7-8. Poetry Out Loud Sunday at Allied Arts at 1pm.

2. SOTU reaction? Loads about TWIF. For our class: DREAM Act and Community Colleges. Race to the Top.

3. Hand back essays from previous class.

4. Complete Peer Editing discussion

5. Counter Arguments

6. Revision

Thesis statements
Add support
Outline
Topic Sentences should form paragraph
Intro/Conclusion

Transitions
Counter Argument
TWIF/other definitions needed
Cut?

7. Editing

Sentence openings (esp It/There)
Capital letters/end punctuation
Signal phrases
Spelling—Spell check.
1. its/it’s
2. there/they’re/their
3. to/too/two
4. Proper names: Friedman, for ex.
Use a ruler
Read backwards
Read aloud

8. Paper format
9. Works cited page.

10. Thursday—Sample Essay Comment and Grading—ok, who’s willing?
11. Friday—final essay due.
12. Homework Peer Review, Review.

2 comments:

Dave M. said...

Thanks for all the tips on editing and revising. I'm trying real hard to carefully go over my paper so I can turn it in as error free and as fluently flowing as possible. I just can't believe how belligerent some of the people in the computer lab get when I'm reading my paper out loud though. Come on people - give me a break! I'm going to try reading it backwards but I think I'll wait 'til I get home and do that while standing on my head in front of a mirror. We'll see how it flows that way...

cmgardner713 said...

I must say this english class is really teaching me how to create an essay. I didn't learn many of these 'how-to' tips in 101. Which is rather frustrating.....