Again, my apologies for not sending out a full set of class notes last week.
We began our discussion with the special challenges that come with writing a research paper, and then discussed the specific challenges that each of the students was having. At each stage of the process, the challenges are a little different. One that was mentioned included writing the sentences and the paragraphs with a sense of order and coherence.
We watched three short videos about proper documentation, in text citations, and developing a Works Cited page. See the links below for those videos and a couple others that will be helpful.
We finished the class by doing some peer reviews of the first rough drafts that were due today. The papers were in various degrees of completeness. This first draft is important for having the right content and order. I've asked the students to have their rough drafts e-mailed to me by next Thursday so that I can go over them.
Below is the schedule for drafts that are due:
October 19 (Fall Break) -- Rough Draft #1
October 26 -- Works Cited Draft #1
November 11 -- Rough Draft #2
November 9 -- Works Cited #2
November 16 -- Rough Draft #3 (opt.)
November 30, December 7, December 14 -- Presentations
December 7, December 14 -- Final Drafts
Assignments for October 26
-- Work on Rough Drafts (e-mail by October 19)
-- Works Cited Draft #1
Links for this Week
Have a great weekend and a wonderful break!