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Composition for the College-Bound Student

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 12/12 Analyze The Cove using "Questions for Documentary" film   questions for documentary.docx
 12/10 Finish analyzing The Greatest Movie Ever Sold

 Criteria for evaluating the final Socratic Seminar.docx
 12/8
  • Warm-up quiz
  • Finish formal presentations
  • Review questions for analyzing documentary film. How is a documentary film an argument?
  • Begin The Greatest Movie Ever Sold
 Six Traits Writing Rubric
 11/28
  • Warm-up
  • Quiz: "Education is not the Economic Panacea"
  • Formal research presentations
  • Read "Fair is Fair" by Stanley Fish
  • Write an essay on opportunities that should be fairly available to everyone--essay due on 12/4
 
 11/26
  • Warm-up
  • Formal research presentations
  • Read and take notes on "Why Education is Not an Economic Panacea"
  • There will be a quiz over the article that includes:
  1. the basic tenets of the argument
  2. the evidence used to support the argument
  3. foot-noted terms
 
 11/14
  • Warm-up
  • Formal research presentations
  • Read "What Ever Happened to Upward Mobility"
  • Answer question #3 on p.908
 
 11/8
  • Warm-up
  • Work time: presentations begin next week
 
 11/6
  • Warm-up
  • Revisit rubric for oral presentations
  • Work time: presentations begin on Monday for block 1 and Tuesday for block 2
Research paper rewrites for block 1 are due on 11/27. You must turn in a hard copy of the rewrite.
 11/2
  • Warm-up
  • Lecture: Formal Research Presentations
  • Extra-credit opportunity:
  •      Watch the video linked below and take notes
    research presentation link
Formal research presentations will begin on November 12/13. You must be here for your assigned date, and there will be daily points for completing the individual presentation assessments.
10/24-11/1 For these class periods, students will complete a grammar warm-up, and then they will have the rest of the class to work on the research paper. This is an excellent time to meet with me and discuss issues with formatting or synthesizing the sources. BLOCK 1
The research paper is due for block 1 on 11/2. The class code for block 1 is: 19442112. The password is: block1

BLOCK 7

The research paper is due for block 7 on 11/5. The class code for block 7 is: 19442128. The password is: block7
 10/23  Example of MLA research paper  
 10/19
  •  Warm-up
  • Share and evaluate slide shows on chpt.19
  • Read and analyze one of the academic papers in Everything's an Argument
  • Analysis questions:
  • How well do they introduce or frame the material?
    What are the various ways the author uses sources:
    to provide context
    to define key concepts or terms
    to explain technical details
    to furnish evidence
    to lay out contrary opinions
 
 10/17
  • Warm-up
  • Read and take notes on chpt.19 of Everything's an Argument
  • Create a slideshow based on the five big ideas in chapter 19
  • Each slide must include the following (20 pts):
    1. The point expressed in your own words
    2. An example that illustrates the point
    3. An image that anchors the main point of the slide
    4. A question you can ask the audience to determine if they understand the information
Final Research paper is due on 11/2 for block 1 and 11/5 for block 7. It must be submitted to turnitin.com by the start of class when it's due.

 10/15
  • Warm-up
  • Collect outlines
  • Individual writing conferences for outlines
  • Read chapter 16 of Everything's an Argument
  • ​Answer questions over the reading
 
 10/8 Read the example outlines and research papers. 

Write an outline for either sample paper 1 or sample paper 2.

Outline and research paper example 1

Outline and research paper example 2

Sample paper 2

Sample paper 3
Practice outline for sample paper due Wednesday/Thursday.

Outline for your research paper due October 8/9.
 10/4
  • Warm-up
  • Lecture: How to write an annotated bibliolgraphy
     Annotated Bib
  • Work time
The annotated bibliography is due on October 8/9--see assignment sheet posted on 9/26 for more details
 10/2
  • Warm-up
  • Individual meetings to discuss research questions
  • Read and take notes on chapter 8 of Everything's an Argument​--quiz next class
 
 9/28
  • Check warm-ups
  • Ms. Bell presentation in library on data bases
  • Work time: the research question, a working thesis, and four basic tenets of the argument are due next class

Due Next class:
-research question
-working thesis
-four basic tenets of the arument 

 

 9/26  
 9/25  Cover letter.ppt

cover letter rubric
Students should write a cover letter to a future employer.
 9/24
  • Warm-up
  • Collect resumes
  • Lecture: cover letters
College essay rewrites due on Friday.

Extra-credit: cover letter due Friday
 9/20
  • Warm-up
  • Graded class discussion: "Why is college in America so expensive?"
  • Lecture: how to write a resume
  • Work time: the resume is due at the beginning of next class
 
 9/14
  • Work Day: the college essay is due next class.
  • Bring a hard copy of the essay. Staple the rubric to the copy.
 
 9/12
  •  Warm-up
  • Read "Why it's Important"--an article on the college essay
  • Kahoot: college essay
  • Read & analyze three college essays
  • Work time: the college essay is due on September 18; I must have a hard copy at the start of class.
College essay due 9/18
 9/10
  • Warm-up
  • Work day: pre-writing and outline for the college essay
The outline for college essay is due next class.
 9/6
  • Warm-up
  • College admissions activity
  • Lecture: audience & purpose
  • Assignment: diction exercise 
 
 9/4 Counselor presentation: what you need to know about the college application process  
 8/30
  • Warm-up
  • Lecture: Discovering voice (part 2)
  • Assignment: In partners, complete a DIDLS chart(diction, imagery, details, language, syntax) for a story that will have a resilient tone.
 
 8/28
  • Warm-up
  • Lecture: Discovering your voice
  • Assignment: Choose one of the prompts and respond with two different tones. Make sure the language choices you make reflect the tone.

 
 8/22
  • Warm-up
  • Name Game
  • Kahoot over chpt. 1 of Everything's an Argument
  • Watch "In 500 Words or Less"
 
 8/20 Read and answer questions on chapter one of Everything's an Argument.

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