Daily Homework, Unit 2, Unit Guidelines

Unit 2: Unit Folder Checklist

The final draft of the Annotated Bibliography was due on Monday digitally; a hard copy is due in class today, Wednesday. It is worth 150 points, AKA 15% of your final grade for the class.

The final draft of the Proposal Essay is due on Friday and is worth 50 points, 5% of your grade. When revising, please take a look at your peers’ comments as well as the Essay 2B Guidelines and Rubric, which can be found on the blog.

The Unit 2 Folder is also due on Friday. This should be an actual folder (NOT a binder, please) and its contents are also worth 50 points, 5% of your final grade.

Here’s what should go inside:

– Response 6: The Beauty Myth
– Response 7: Mannequins
– Response 8: Selfies
– Response 9: Benevolent Sexism
– Rough draft of 2A with instructor’s comments
– Improved draft of 2A with Peer Review comment sheet
– Rough draft of 2B with Peer Review comment sheet

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Announcement, Daily Homework, Unit 2

Class cancelled; Unit 2 Due Dates

Class is cancelled today, March 3, due to the wintry weather. Yea!

A digital copy of your Unit 2A Annotated Bibliography is due today by the time class would normally meet. Please upload it to the appropriate dropbox on Desire2Learn. I will collect a hard copy on Wednesday.

The second peer review of the Unit 2B Proposal Argument will be on Wednesday March 5. Make sure to bring a completed draft of your paper (3-4 pages plus Works Cited) and the peer review sheet I handed out last week so you can participate and receive credit.

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Resources, Unit 2

Annotated Bibliography Resource

Here’s a guide from Cornell University on how to create an annotated bibliography.

The guide gives the following example of an entry:

Waite, Linda J., Frances Kobrin Goldscheider, and Christina Witsberger. “Nonfamily Living and the Erosion of Traditional Family Orientations Among Young Adults.” American Sociological Review 51.4 (1986): 541-554. Print.

The authors, researchers at the Rand Corporation and Brown University, use data from the National Longitudinal Surveys of Young Women and Young Men to test their hypothesis that nonfamily living by young adults alters their attitudes, values, plans, and expectations, moving them away from their belief in traditional sex roles. They find their hypothesis strongly supported in young females, while the effects were fewer in studies of young males. Increasing the time away from parents before marrying increased individualism, self-sufficiency, and changes in attitudes about families. In contrast, an earlier study by Williams cited below shows no significant gender differences in sex role attitudes as a result of nonfamily living.

The writer of this annotation compares it to another source he or she is using, which is great. Remember, in the annotated bibliography you create for English 102, I want you to be really explicit in stating how each source will be used.

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Resources, Unit 2, Unit Guidelines

Questions for a Proposal Argument (from MyCompLab)

Now that you have thoroughly researched your topic, you should have a clearer idea as to what your final assignment will be on. Essay 2B requires you to write a paper proposal for your final essay in this course. Your final essay will take the form of a extended, source-based, argumentative research essay.

For this building assignment you should answer each question with a minimum of 2 targeted sentences each (at least 10 sentences in total). The questions are:

1. Your proposal should demonstrate the existence of the problem. Therefore, you should answer why this problem is important?

2. Your proposal will need to allude to possible solutions to the issue. Therefore, how do you think the problem could be solved?

3. What are some of the main ideas of the critical research you have done on the problem already?

4. What is a gap, hole, or shortcoming in the ideas of this research? In other words, your goal should be to fill this gap in the present critical thought–what is the gap that needs to be filled?

5. What are areas of further research that you will need to complete?

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Daily Homework, Unit 2

Homework for Monday, Febriuary 17 (NOT due on Friday)

A rough draft of your Annotated Bibliography is due in class on Monday. Here is what you must include:

– An explanation of one to three sentences that introduces the topic of your project

Ten possible sources for your paper, listed alphabetically in correct MLA formatting

– Complete annotations of 150-250 words for three of these sources

Remember: Your list must include at least one book (could be a book chapter), at least one journal article, at least one magazine/newspaper article, and at least one website. You may use a documentary film or other video clip with Ms. Brattin’s written approval. All sources must be three pages in length or more; any shorter sources must be approved in writing by Ms. Brattin.

There is no reading assignment due for Friday; it would be smart to get a head start on this so you can enjoy your weekend!

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