English 105 Week 5

In Class

1.   Log #8: Peer Review Practice
2.   Formatting your essay & creating the Works Cited: Purdue OWL
  • Create the document according to the instructions below if you haven’t done so already.
  • Set the document to double-space, remove any spacing after paragraphs.
  • Enter your student ID, professor’s name, course & section #, Spring 2019 on separate rows on the left side
  • Center the title of the essay – for now, you can simply use the word, title.
  •  Insert a page break.
  • Type and center Works Cited at the top of the new page.
  • Build a citation for “What is Academic Writing?”
3.   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. You should continue revising the draft through next week

All work must be completed and submitted by Friday at 9 AM