Monday, June 11, 2018

June 11/12/13

Preparing for your final presentation:

AFTER printing your final draft and turning it in to Ms. Riley,


  • List the five most interesting/impactful facts about the person who your paper explains.
  • Create a visual of some kind (it can be anything) to accompany your presentation and discussion of the person who your paper is about.
What to consider when you are planning/practicing your speech:

SL4
Presents information effectively and appropriately to purpose, audience, and task
4
Ø Presentation addresses the prompt creatively, completely and proficiently
Ø Presentation:
§ presents information and findings thoroughly and insightfully
§ provides clear supporting evidence
§ is concise and logical, so that listeners can follow the line of reasoning, organization, and development
§ meets all specific requirements for assignment and goes beyond in at least one area
§ has a style appropriate to purpose, audience, and task

3

Ø Presentation addresses the prompt completely and proficiently
Ø Presentation:
§ presents information and findings thoroughly
§ provides clear supporting evidence
§ is concise and logical, so that listeners can follow the line of reasoning, organization, and development
§ meets all specific requirements for assignment (i.e. length, etc.)
§ has a style appropriate to purpose, audience, and task

2
Ø Presentation mostly addresses the prompt
Ø Presentation:
§ presents information and findings with some pieces missing
§ provides some supporting evidence
§ is not always concise and logical, so that listeners cannot always follow the line of reasoning, organization, and development
§ meets some specific requirements for assignment (i.e. length, etc.)
§ has a style somewhat appropriate to purpose, audience, and task
·         
1
Ø Presentation does not address the prompt
Ø Presentation:
§ presents information and many  pieces missing
§ provides limited supporting evidence
§ is not concise and logical, so that listeners cannot often follow the line of reasoning, organization, and development
§ does not meet many specific requirements for assignment (i.e. length, etc.)
§ has a style inappropriate  to purpose, audience, and task

student may be removed from presentations for off-task behavior or distracting others
 
NE
·        Student does not present
OR
·        Student is not present


Thursday, June 7, 2018

Editing Day June 7/8

There are to be NO PHONES or devices (except chrome books, if you have not finished your rough draft.) Be prepared to go see Josh or Mr. Anthony if your phone is out or on.

Have your rough draft printed out in front of you on your table. (Or, get it from me if you printed it out on Wednesday.)

Get an editing sheet and fill out the first two questions about YOUR own paper.

Bring your rough draft and editing sheet to me and I will give you another student's paper to edit. BE SPECIFIC. Take your time and offer as much feedback as you can to help the person improve the paper. 

When you are completely done editing another student's paper, come up and give it to me. I will then give you a second paper to edit. EVERYONE should edit two papers and everyone's rough draft should receive two edits. You will likely be editing papers from another class.

When your paper has been edited two times, you will get it back with two edit sheets and you can proceed to use that feedback to type your final draft.

TAKE HOME YOUR DREAM/VISION BOARDS TODAY. THE REMAINING BOARDS WILL BE RECYCLED ON THE WEEKEND.


Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Editing Sheet for Research/use this as a rubric as well


PEER EDIT – Research Paper                    Author of the research paper                           _______    
FORMATTING                                            Editor of the research paper   _________________________          

For the writer:
1. What is the thesis?  (write it here)



2. What in particular do you want the reviewer to check?
           
_________________________________________________________________________________
For the reviewer:  Write answers on the back of this sheet if necessary, and on the draft. Put a check next to the requirement for the research paper.  Feel free to write any comments you have…

Part 1
1.  APA FORMAT:

______ Title page
            ______ Name
            ______ Date
            ______ Title
            ______ Teacher Name
            ______ Assignment
______ Header on page with name and page #
______ Reference sheet with header and correct spacing and indentations
______ at least 5 paragraphs long



2.  INTRODUCTION
______ Thesis statement without I, me, my, you…
______ Good introduction


3.  PARAGRAPHS/CONTENT:
______ 3 clear body paragraphs                                     ______ Organized Paragraphs?
            ______ Paragraph 1 provides relevant evidence
            ______ Paragraph 2 provides relevant evidence              ______ Do all topics relate to main topic?
            ______ Paragraph 3 provides relevant evidence           
           

4.  MECHANICS:
______ Spelling                                    ______ Punctuation
______ Grammar                                  ______ Spacing (double)
______ Correct Margins                        ______ Font (Times New Roman) like what is on this paper!!

______ENTIRE PAPER IN THIRD PERSON: no “I”, “you”, “we”


Part 2:
You will be looking only for corrections in grammar or spelling; using the following grammar checklist, correct the paper for any and all mistakes.


1. Read through the entire paper and look at all of the words that end with –s. Check and make sure that the writer didn’t forget to make a possessive –s. On the paper, put ’s (apostrophe s) anywhere where it is needed.

2. Read through the entire paper and look for any sentence that begins with the following words: when, because, since, if, although, after, even though, while, in order that. First, make sure these sentences are not fragments. Second, make sure there is a comma after the subordinate clause.

3. Cross out any dead (unnecessary) words, suggest how the writer can avoid these words.

4. Read through the entire paper. Mark all uses of the words “they” and “their,” and make sure that the antecedents are plural. THE ENTIRE PAPER NEEDS TO BE IN THIRD PERSON. NO USE OF THE WORDS I, WE, YOU, etc.

5. Read the entire paper and make sure that all sentences make sense. Mark sentences that don’t make sense and suggest how the writer can change them.

6. Read the entire paper again and make sure that all words are spelled correctly. Circle words that are questionable. Check for common misspelled words: then, than, effect, affect, its, it’s, their, there, to, too, two.

7. Check all quotes. Make sure that they are not by themselves and that they have APA citation. Make sure that the sentences are punctuated correctly, and make sure that the page numbers are done right. LOOK CAREFULLY for fragments and run-on sentences.

8. Make sure that all the book titles (Brave New World) are always italicized or underlined.

9. Read through the entire paper and check every time the writer uses the word “that”. Make sure it shouldn’t be who.

10. Check every comma in the paper, and make sure that they are bringing together two complete sentences and there are connecting words where needed. (and, so, because)

12. Check all of the following words: and, but, so, for, or. Make sure that there isn’t a comma needed. Ask me if you are not sure. If these words are bringing together two complete sentences, then use a comma.

13. Read the paper one last time and make sure that there are no other mistakes that you can identify. Check for transitions, double negatives, verb forms, subject-verb agreement, and so on. Help the writer get an A.




Outline example from class discussion

Click HERE to see an outline example

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Research Paper Requirements- May/June 2018


Influential woman in Medicine/Science Research Paper-Riley

Women in medicine and science have engaged the minds and the spirits of the people around them, impacting the world in countless ways. Many people could fit the title “Influential Woman,” but it is up to you to choose ONE and convince me that your person is the person deserving of this title.

            To convince me, you will need a thesis statement. A thesis statement in an essay is a sentence that explicitly identifies the purpose of the paper or previews its main ideas. It is also an assertion about which reasonable people can disagree. There are many websites that deal in the process of developing a thesis statement. You will have to have your thesis statement approved BEFORE you start writing your paper.


Project requirements:

·        All papers must be three or more pages, word-processed, spell and grammar checked (no “I”, “you” or “we/us”), using 12 point, TNR font, double-spaced with one inch margins all around.  The paper with complete Works Cited Page must be turned in together. 
·        A minimum of three valid Internet sites and one print or other resource must be used.
·        Photos, images, graphs and any other media must be cited/credited to their author using appropriate format as shown on the Purdue Online Writing Lab, APA format.
·        Follow the directions of the research paper exactly.  If you have questions, ask!
·        Start right away.  Make sure to write down the correct citation information about sources as you go along, don’t wait until the end to try and rebuild it all.
·        These thematic papers will be a huge part of your second semester grade, as they are your final. 
·        You will have limited class time to work on your research, outline, works cited and paper in class, so make sure that you use time wisely. 
·        A rough draft of your paper is expected to be turned in one week prior to the final paper’s due date.  It will be peer edited and returned to you for corrections. 


Due Dates:

·        May 31/June 1___ ______ – Claim/Thesis Statement Due – approved in class
                                                Notes will be checked regularly

·        _June 4/5________ ______ – Outline of paper due – checked in class and                                                           returned


·        _June 6- Wednesday_____ – Rough Draft Due – peer editing in class


·        _____June 7/8___________ – Continue Peer Editing


·        _____June 14/15________ – Final Draft Due (title page, final draft, bibliography)


·        _____June 14/15  _______-Presentations with visuals
(more on the requirement for this later)


Thursday/Friday Researching women

Review note taking strategies

Remember to record your sources AS YOU GO.

For this paper, you will be required to do a works cited page in APA format.


Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Tuesday/ Wednesday Beginning Research ideas

Finish vision board presentations if we need to.

Please click on this doc and fill out your choices for research.

Watch this video on YouTube about women in medicine.

Watch this Ted talk about women in science.

Send me a list of three important contributions your subject of research gave to their field of expertise.

Check out how cool the ZUMBATHON was! Over $200 raised for Desiree!

June 11/12/13

Preparing for your final presentation: AFTER printing your final draft and turning it in to Ms. Riley, List the five most interesting/...