Announcement, Unit 5, Unit Guidelines

Unit 5 Prompt

Unit 5 is the Final Exam for English 102, worth 100 points or 10% of your final grade. The exam will be administered during finals week on Tuesday, May 6 from 10:10-12:10 in WHAM 205.

We will be discussing the requirements in class this week. The prompt is here:
Essay 5/Final Exam Prompt

Daily Homework, Unit 4, Unit Guidelines

Homework for Wednesday, April 2

Here are the assignment guidelines for Unit 4: EXTENDED, SOURCE-BASED, ARGUMENTATIVE RESEARCH ESSAY

For homework, please read them carefully and make a note of anything that’s unclear so we can go over it in class on Wednesday.

Also for Wednesday, please read this editorial, Teens Having Sex At Home: Should Parents Allow It or Forbid It? and write a one-page response. What is the author’s opinion on this question? How does she support her opinion? Use quotations as evidence.

Resources, Unit 3, Unit Guidelines

Helpful Tips for Unit 3

Remember that Unit 3 is a bibliographical analysis, NOT an argumentative research paper. Don’t waste your time making points that you will only have to repeat in your Unit 4 paper! Don’t take a side on the issue yet! The main thing you should be doing in THIS assignment is analyzing your bibliography. What do the sources you have chosen say? How do they work together? What about them (who they were written by, where/when they were published, their authors’ rhetorical strategies) matters most?

Here is the Unit 3 Rubric .

Here are some questions to keep in mind while writing Unit 3 in order to get a good grade on the assignment:

-Do you have a purposeful, strong thesis? Does each successive paragraph contribute to the development of this thesis? Is your thesis organizational in nature, as opposed to argumentative?

-Which of the three organizational schemes suggested in the prompt (Historical Timeline, Multiple Issues or Contrasting Sides) are you using?

-When thinking about this organizing scheme, which of the questions from the prompt (the six that you completed for homework) were the most helpful or revealing?

-Do you mention all 8-10 sources at some point in your paper? Are you using these sources as specific examples/support for claims you make in your paper? Do you use in-text citation properly? Have you included an MLA-formatted Works Cited page?

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

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?