Thursday, November 29, 2012
Homework is to locate or identify your social entrepreneur. Bring in your 5 sources in MLA format. The final essay will be due with the portfolio. Bring it to the restaurant, along with an abstract for all present (smile). We will present informally there.
I will give everyone a portfolio checklist next week and we will start assembling the portfolio.We didn't get to all of the plans I listed below. It took the entire class time to talk about the Ode article.
We also practiced the 3-part thesis structure and developed a sample outline using Muhammad Yunus as the example.
Lastly, we created a bibliography with three sources: the video, Yunus's website and the Ode article. Visit http://www.pbs.org/opb/thenewheroes/meet/yunus.html
Ode article on line: http://odewire.com/53697/turning-poverty-into-peace.html
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
We will also complete the MCE 2 and write a reflective essay on The Pidd Experience after completing the Hootenanny Essay on Thursday. We have four more meetings until the end of the semester.
Email your essays to me along with the self-reflection. Look for my graded response.
Have a happy holiday (smile).
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Book Report Essay & Photos
Students practiced the 3-part thesis (handout). They then started writing their introductions. Homework is to complete the introduction and outline. Students write their IPS in class. Don't forget to find three other sources: published book review, author profiles and perhaps an article on the topic.
I gave students an article from Ode magazine on social entrepreneur and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Muhammad Yunus. We will review it in two weeks (when we return from Thanksgiving Break.) We also adjusted the due dates for the next essay(s)--Pidd included.
Presentations are Nov. 20 for the Book Report Essay. Bring any questions on Thursday.
We will continue writing Thursday. I gave students a handout on conclusions as well. We will write a conclusion on Thursday too.
Tuesday, November 06, 2012
I left COA at 1:30 PM which made me a bit late, but I saw students in the Dia de los Muertos and in the History Gallery. I hope I didn't miss any of you.
1. Work on Pidd this week. Catch up. According to our schedule, we are finishing up Pidd this week. Do the exercises for the remaining essays: Parallel Structure and Subject Verb Agreement. If you need help, go to the Writing Center.
2. Complete your book for the Book Report Essay.
3. Complete the Frontline World On-line Assignments
4. Start thinking about your SE. COA librarians can help you. I can too. Let me know if you are still undecided next week.
Don't forget to VOTE!