English 105 Week 3

In Class

1.   Change your thinking about…
  • Commenting on punctuation in logs. 
  • Adding any extra space between paragraphs in log essays.
  • Highlighting an entire paragraph when leaving commentary.
2.   Midterm essay sources collaboration and discussion:
3.   Preview Homework


1.   Read your peers’ Log #4 in CIDocs and leave comments for each of the peers in your group.
  • Go to the log folder and click on your peer’s log. Everyone in the class has access to everyone’s documents.
  • Leave comments by using what is called the 2 stars and one wish approach. Stars are positive – leave 2 positive comments; a wish is an improvement you would like to see – leave 1 improvement comment.
2.   Log #5Midterm essay sources review:

Review the curated sources listed in the link above (omit “What is Academic Writing?” as we have already covered that text) and address the following for each:

  1. Title
  2. Writer
  3. What is the text’s purpose? (In your own words)
  4. Where in the text is the purpose stated? Support your answer with examples/quotes from the text? (1 or 2)
  5. What is the text’s argument? (In your own words)
  6. Where in the text is the argument stated? Support your answer with examples/quotes from the text? (1 or 2)
  7. How does this text connect with “What is Academic Writing?” Use the Chapter Outline to assist you.
  8. Support your answer with examples/quotes from the text? (Multiple quotes)

This log entry will carry over to week 3 and will be due at the end of week 3.

3.   Log #6:
(Part A): Divide and Conquer: Rethinking Your Approach to Research
  • Why is there no “perfect source”?
  • What does it mean to put texts “into conversation” with one another? How will doing so impact your writing?
   (Part B): Help! I’ve Been Asked to Synthesize
  • What is synthesis?
  • What is the key to any researched essay? What does it have to do with synthesis?
  • What do you think are the most important points to keep in mind when writing requires synthesis?
All work must be completed and submitted by Friday at 9 AM.