1. Midterm essay sources collaboration and discussion:
2. 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 #5: Midterm 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:
- What is the text’s purpose? (In your own words)
- Where in the text is the purpose stated? Support your answer with examples/quotes from the text? (1 or 2)
- What is the text’s argument? (In your own words)
- Where in the text is the argument stated? Support your answer with examples/quotes from the text? (1 or 2)
- How does this text connect with “What is Academic Writing?” Use the Chapter Outline to assist you.
- 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:
- 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?