English 105 Week 5

In Class

1.   Peer Review Practice discussion
  • Read this essay:
  • Think about purpose, audience, persona, and argument and how each are presented in the essay. Write a paragraph or two describing what you see.
  • Look at how the writer uses sources and attempts to synthesize them. Write a paragraph or two describing what you see.
  • Consider how you might score this essay using the Writing Criteria. Write a paragraph about the score and why you gave it.
2.   Editing your essay
  • Main idea: Always coming back to what is important
  • Paragraphs: Mini essays with distinct sections
  • Sentences: Structure, variety
  • Word choice: meaning, rhythm
  • Sources/Citations/Works Cited: Check the details


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 by Friday at 9 AM