Week 5

1.   Read your peers’ introduction to Making a Difference project and leave comments for each of the peers in your peer group:
  • Go to the Making a Difference folder in CI Docs and click on your peer’s draft.
  • 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 or in this case, a helpful idea you want to share with your peer – leave 1 improvement comment. 
  • Later in the semester, you will be asked to give a more critical reading of this project, but for now, look at the big picture and help move your peers along.
2.   Making a Difference Background and Rationale due

Background and Rationale description: 

Describe the work (research) that others have done on this problem/topic or in something related to the topic. (Note: Describe and cite the research you conducted during Week 3. While not required at this time, you might want to begin a Works Cited section now.)

Discuss your interest in and any experience you have that would make you a suitable researcher for the project. In particular, note your knowledge of your major.


The longest section of the proposal. Aim for 750 words for the background and 250 words for the rationale for this draft. This section should be a full page, single-spaced.

Where to post your background and rationale:

Post the background and rationale in CIDocs directly following your introduction from last week.

3.   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.