Please note that the daily assignments are separated into a Research section and a Vocabulary section. I also add additional notes to the end of the day’s assignments. Be sure to read and complete all sections! All assignments are due by 11:59 PM to Turnitin.com. If you are having difficulty meeting this deadline, you need to discuss your situation with me individually and I will help you come up with a solution.
Here’s what you need to do to complete the Day 4 Research assignment:
- Log in to Turnitin.com and click the gray Discussion tab at the top of the page.
- Discuss your findings from yesterday with your group and have ONE group member collect and post the names, definitions, and examples of the techniques in the Group # Presentation discussion board. You may identify the videos as MSNBC and Fox so you don’t have to type the entire name when you identify your examples.
- Find the handout titled “Argument Research Synthesis Essay” you were given in class and read the description of the research paper assignment (on the Google drive, the file is in the Writing folder and is titled “Argument Research Synthesis Essay SP20”). Your first task is to decide on a topic and an argument.
- On the discussion board titled “Research Paper Topics and Arguments,” post a minimum of three topics and arguments that you might be interested in writing about.
- Read over the ideas that your classmates have posted and respond (Be nice! Be tactful!) to at least three of your classmates’ ideas. Help them by telling them why you think an idea may or may not work. You might also suggest which of their three topics you think might be the best one for the task. (If you are the first person to post, you will need to come back later in the day after more of your classmates have posted their ideas in order to respond to others.)
- Open the Essay Guide. This is titled “Your Essay and Multimedia Project Guide Ver. 7.pdf” and can be found in both the Writing folder and the main British Lit folder.
- In the Essay Guide, read the section titled “Step 1: Create a Working Thesis” (pages 6 – 9). There are lots of things to consider, lots of dos and don’t, so read carefully. Your thesis/claim should be a SIMPLE sentence. It can be very brief – you don’t want your argument to be misunderstood.
- Read over the suggestions that your classmates have given you and decide which topic you are going to choose for your research paper.
- Go to the Assignment titled “Claim Statement.” Submit your one, simple statement of argument, following the revised directions for submitting the claim statement I have posted above, and I will provide feedback.
Check your answers to Unit 10 CTRW (In the Vocabulary folder on the Google drive), and work on Vocab 10 Syn/Ant.
Contact: My normal online “office hours” will be from 10:30 until noon, Monday thru Friday. If you have a question or concern, you may either email me or tune into the live office hours on ZOOM. I posted information Monday on how to access the live session. Scroll down to read that information. I also posted the ZOOM access ID code to the “On the Web” page of our class web site so you don’t have to scroll down every day to get the access code. If you email me outside of office hours, I WILL respond, but there might be a delay in the response since I do occasionally have to get out of this desk chair! 😊
Assignments: I will post the day’s assignments by 9:30 every morning; however, I will often post them the evening before. If you want to get a “sneak peek” at the next day’s assignment, you will often be able to do that by 10:00 PM on the previous evening.
Have a great day! Stay safe and healthy!