English 105 Week 3

In Class

1.   Peer Review: Read one of your peers’ Log #5 in CIDocs and leave comments. Choose someone’s log you have not read before.
  • 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.  Discuss Divide and Conquer
3.  Discuss Help! I’ve Been Asked to Synthesize
4.   Jigsaw Research: Academic
  • CI Docs folder: Academic Writing Resources,
  • Each table reviews one article from the Writing Spaces link above,
  • Everyone at the table has access to the document.
  • Each table works together to answer questions on Google Doc,

Questions to answer on the Google Doc:

  1. Title
  2. Writer
  3. What is the text’s purpose? (In your own words)
  4. Support your answer with examples/quotes from the text? (1 or 2)
  5. What is the text’s argument? (In your own words)
  6. Support your answer with examples/quotes from the text? (1 or 2)
  7. How does this text connect with “What is Academic Writing?” Make a list using the same wording found in this document: Analysis
  8. Support your answer with examples/quotes from the text? (Many quotes)

Later, I’ll create a spreadsheet from your answers that you can all use to help you make use of the sources and to synthesize the material.

Before Next Class

1.   Draft Midterm Essay

Where to post your essay: 

  • Log on to MyCI and go to CIDocs
  • Click on the Shared with Me folder on the left side of the screen.
  • Find the English 105 folder I shared with you and open it.
  • Find the folder labeled Midterm Essay and open it.
  • Click on the new button then scroll down and click on Google Docs to create a new doc.
  • Click on “Create and Share” when the pop up “Create in a Shared Folder?” comes up. Everyone in the class has access to everyone’s documents. Often, classmates will read and comment on other classmates’ draft entries.
  • Name the doc using your first name (e.g. Clifton’s Midterm).

For the draft to receive credit, it must be complete, which means it is 4+ pages, has a works cited section, and 4 outside sources in the essay. As this is a draft, it is expected to be rough, but the basic elements need to be in place.

All work must be completed and submitted 24 hours prior to your weekly class meeting.

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