Week 4

1.   Peer Review Groups:

New peer review groups for this week and next.

2.   Read your peers’ Log #5 in CIDocs and leave comments for each of the peers in your peer 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.
3.   Making a Difference Introduction due

Introduction description:

Describe the problem to be investigated making use of outside sources to show that the problem is significant. Follow with a statement of the objectives of the proposed project, and then a discussion of the solution to be tested, or the creative endeavor to be undertaken, and the anticipated significance of the project.


This is one of the longer sections of the proposal. Aim for 500 – 750 words for this draft. This section should be 1/2 to 3/4 of a page, single-spaced.

Where to post your introduction: 

  • 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 330 folder I shared with you and open it.
  • Find the folder labeled “Making a Difference” and open it.
  • Click on the blue 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 MAD).
  • Post each part of the proposal as it comes due in this document. In other words, you will add to the document and build the proposal over the coming weeks.
4.   Log #7: Writing for web pages
  • Google the phrase writing for web pages. You will retrieve a number of online articles.
  • Choose at least 3 of the articles to read and write about. If you prefer, you may use one of or both of the readings associated with  the You Ought to Know assignment in addition to the ones you find.
  • Part 1: Begin the log entry by listing the name of the article’s writer(s), the name of the article, and by providing a link to the article (you may paste the URL or create a hypertext).
  • Part 2: Create a Top 10 list to serve as a writing guide for you as you begin creating your web page.  Bullet points and numbers are acceptable. Each item on your list should have a short description that will help you and others know why you put it on your list. Note: This list will be important to you later in the semester when you are working on You Ought to Know Presentation.
  • Part 3: Finish the log entry with a paragraph describing your topic for the web page, the class the topic was connected to, and why you chose the class and the assignment.

All work is due Friday at 9 AM Pacific Daylight Time.