Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Today in class we reviewed what a thesis sentence is. Briefly stated it is "the basic stand you take, the point you make about your limited subject. It's your controlling idea, tying together and giving direction to all the separate elements in your paper. Your primary purpose is to persuade the reader that your thesis is valid" (from Writing with a Thesis 3).

Students had an opportunity to access the President's website and watch or read his speech then respond to the questions listed in a separate entry on this website. Even if you are not comfortable with calling a professor, I can't help you when you run into snags between classes if you don't call.

I check email on Tuesdays and Thursdays during my office hours, but this might not be soon enough for your more pressing issues or questions.

Homework, due Monday, January 29, is to read the Introduction to Students and from pages 1-10 in WWT. Also complete all the exercises. As a rule, you can write the answers in the book in pencil for all exercises this applies to.

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