Week 7

1.   Read your peers’ methods 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. 
2.   Making a Difference Timeline, Budget, Works Cited and Statement of Purpose due.

Timeline description:

List general dates for the initiation and completion of each phase of the project. The project should be completed in one academic year (August – May) or less.

Budget and Justification description:

List all personnel, materials, laboratory supplies, equipment, travel expenses, and the like that will be required to complete the project, with the estimated cost of each item. Provide a short justification for each category requested. Most of the funding should be used to support your research and reporting activities.

Works Cited description:

The proposal must include a minimum of 4 outside sources cited in the text in MLA format and a works cited section at the end of the proposal, which is also in MLA format.

Where to post your timeline, budget and justification, and works cited:

Post the timeline, the budget and justification and the works cited section following your methods from last week.

Statement of Purpose description:

In a clear, concise 100- to 200-word summary description of the proposed project, briefly identify objectives, methods to be employed, and the significance of the research.

STOP: Before you draft the statement of purpose, re-read the project. Find the sentences that are already in the project that address what is being asked for in the statement of purpose. Put those sentences together in a paragraph. Revise to give it flow and make it readable.

Where to post your statement of purpose

Post the statement of purpose in front of the introduction. It begins the project, even though it was drafted last.

3.   Log #8: Thinking About Reading and Writing reading and project analysis
  • What is the purpose of the Thinking About Reading and Writing project from the professor’s point of view? What is the purpose of the project from your point of view?
  • Who is the audience for the project? In what ways may this audience be similar or different from other audiences you have written for?
  • How should you present yourself in the project? Describe the persona that you should adopt when writing the project.
  • What will be the argument for this project?
  • Identify and define directive verbs used in the assignment.
  • What qualifies as an effective outside source for this project? Where might you locate these outside sources? What sections in the project will need outside sources the most?
  • What formatting and style guidelines are required for the project?
  • What topics listed on the assignment sheet are of greatest interest to you at this point?

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