Thursday, May 31, 2012

Integrating the Fifth Source

If you would like to paraphrase and cite the fifth source, instead of directly quoting it, you may.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Grading Grid Assignment Three

Attach written suggestions from your peers to your final drafts for full peer review credit. Italicize sentences that are significantly changed from the draft (by making the sentences look like this).
1. Thesis: argument fully corresponds to the assignment student is revising (20%)
1 5 6 7 8 9 10

2. Structure: Essay organized around topic sentences; each paragraph provides 'they say' context; paragraph frames material; full introduction and conclusion are present (20%)
1 5 6 7 8 9 10

3. Evidence: Essay successfully places direct quotes into each body paragraph; essay cites those quotes correctly according to MLA guidelines; essay contains a bibliography; essay includes three outside sources;  integration of outside research into paragraphs (framing, citation, paraphrase); presence of three sources  (30%)
1 5 6 7 8 9 10

4. Critical Thinking: Essay interprets quotes in original ways that go beyond class discussion; essay connects main ideas to other texts or moments in text; essay utilizes keywords and defines them (20%)
1 5 6 7 8 9 10

5. Polish: Essay demonstrates signs of revision; essay italicizes new material; essay follows assignment instructions; grammatical errors do not detract from meaning (10%)
1 5 6 7 8 9 10

Final Blog due May 31

For your final blog of the semeter, offer your concluding perspective on the subject of this class: the industrial food system. Explain to your readers what you think is the most important information they need to know about this system, explain how your perspective on the system evolved (or didn't) over the course of the semester, and explain how the subject matter has or has not challenged your own personal perspectives on eating in America.

Class on Thursday May 31 includes conferences

We have only two classes left. Please take the time over the next week to revise your third essay so that we can talk about it on Thursday. I will hold these conferences in the first hour of class. The first hour of class is very important to attend as well, as we will be holding a final exam review.

Blogging the Peer Review

Citing Web Sources

Web sources need to be framed, cited, summarized, and paraphrased, too. See our class discussion today, and don't forget to use the LaGuardia Library Website.

Revised Prose: Final Drafts

Please italicize, or make the sentences look like this, when you have changed more than 30% of the sentence (just count the new words versus the old words. If you changed more than 30% of the sentence, put it in italics. I want to be able to quickly see what material you added to these essays, and what is new from previous drafts. The italics button is between the "B" and "u" button at the top of word processing screen on the toolbox line.

Attaching previous drafts

When you turn in the final draft for this essay, please turn in your peer review notes from class on Thursday May 24, and also please turn in ONE COPY of the the draft you brought in for that peer review.

If you didn't bring an essay to the peer review, please go to the Writing Center, and also be sure to turn in a copy of the draft as well.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Blog Five: Due by Sunday

Summarize (and/or frame)  the main points of the film The Eleventh Hour. Paraphrase a quote from one speaker in the film, and connect the speaker's idea to an issue we have been discussing during the semester. Remember you're writing for an outside audience.

See the Twitter assignment below.

See the survey link below.

To receive your final grade, you will have to show proof that you completed the survey.