Research 1 Plans

Monday, June 15

Tuesday, June 16

  • Library Scavenger Hunt

Wednesday, June 17

Thursday, June 18


Monday, June 22

Planners: Begin library research on your topic.

  • Task for today: If you haven't already, Go on your name page and in a 'Class Work' section, start a new page for your notes. You can copy and paste the following code, inserting your own name before the second set of brackets:
[[[Research Notes YourName]]]
  • Begin reading through the sources you have found through the library catalog and take notes.
  • Remember: For MLA citations you need to take note of author's name(s), title of book or article, the publisher, place and date of publication, and page numbers.
  • We are only using the library catalog for research! The only two sites you should be on are the wiki and the library website!
  • NOTE: You must find and take notes on three different sources of information to pass this week. You will not have time to read an entire book, so use the index and/or table of contents to find a section that interests you and then just focus on that.

Tuesday, June 23

Planners: Continue research

  • Task for today: Continue researching and taking notes on your topic.
  • Remember: For MLA citations you need to take note of author's name(s), title of book or article, the publisher, place and date of publication, and page numbers.
  • We are only using the library catalog for research! The only two sites you should be on are the wiki and the library website!
  • NOTE: You must find and take notes on three different sources of information to pass this week. You will not have time to read an entire book, so use the index and/or table of contents to find a section that interests you and then just focus on that.
  • 11:00 class: Come and see me during my office hour today. Tell me one thing that is going well in the class and one thing that continues to be a struggle.

Wednesday, June 24

Planners: Continue research

  • Task for today: Continue researching and taking notes on your topic.

Thursday, June 25

Planners: Wrap up research phase


Monday, June 29

Planners: Create outline of informative essay

  • Task for today:
    1. First, go into 'edit' mode on your name page and in your 'Class Work' section, create a new page titled [[[Outline]]] followed by your name.
    2. Then, develop a thesis sentence for your informative essay. An informative essay explains something specific about your topic to us, your readers. What do you want us to know about your topic? What point do you want to make about it? Check out: Tips for Writing a Thesis Statement. Write your thesis statement right at the top of
    3. Finally, copy and paste the following code onto your outline page:
+ Format for Outline
+++ ##black | I. Introduction##
++++ A. Background (give us some interesting background information about your topic)
# Interesting bit #1:
# Interesting bit #2:
# Interesting bit #3:
++++ B. Thesis Statement:

+++ ##black | II. First subtopic:##
++++ A. First Point:
# supporting evidence #1:
# supporting evidence #2:
++++ B. Second Point:
# supporting evidence #1:
# supporting evidence #2:

+++ ##black | II. Second subtopic:##
++++ A. First Point:
# supporting evidence #1:
# supporting evidence#2:

++++ B. Second Point:
# supporting evidence #1:
# supporting evidence #2:

+++ ##black | IV. Third subtopic:##
++++ A. First point:
# supporting evidence #1:
# supporting evidence #2:

++++ B. Second Point:
# supporting evidence #1:
# supporting evidence #2:

+++ ##black | V. Conclusion: A restatement of the main points of your paper:##
++++ A. 1st Point:
++++ B. 2nd Point:
++++ C. 3rd point: 
++++ D. Interesting Ending:

Hit 'save' and then hit 'edit' and start filling in the outline. These are due by the end of class tomorrow.

Tuesday, June 30

Planners: Work on outlines — due today

Wednesday, July 1

Planners: Writing Day today

  • Task for today: Go into 'edit' mode on your name page and start a new page titled [[[Informative Essay]]] followed by your name. Using your outline as a guide, begin writing your essay.

Thursday, July 2

NO UPWARD BOUND CLASSES


Monday, July 6

Tuesday, July 7

Wednesday, July 8

Thursday, July 9

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