Sunday, March 1, 2015

Day 18- Choosing a topic continued

Today You Will Learn:
  • How to develop an appropriate topic for your research paper.
Class Today:

Writers Help Presentations (5 minutes)
Yantong will present

Common Writing Mistakes from Final Draft
Article use
Passive voice
Run on sentences, comma splices
Unnecessary adjectives or adverbs

Chart workshop (5 minutes)
From the last lesson, open up the chart from your individual box folders. Let's finish the chart together.

Warm Up (10 minutes)
Discuss Article. The article can be found here.
In our shared google doc, write about the following questions:
1.) What are some of the organizations mentioned in the article?
2.) Broadly, what is the overall problem discussed in the article? Did this surprise you? Why or why not?

In your row, briefly discuss how a topic and organization could be related.

Choosing a Topic Powerpoint (10 minutes)
Let's look at this powerpoint together.

Group Practice (20 minutes)
In new groups, pick a topic for an organization and justify it together using this handout

Class Discussion (5 minutes)

Next Class: In-class plagiarism test


1.  Do steps 1 and 2 in the Pre-Research Portfolio template and upload them to your Box account. Save the document as NetIdResearchPortfolio12.doc. This is due by Wednesday at Midnight. 

2. Prepare for the in-class plagiarism test on Wednesday. If you do not pass this test, you may fail this class. 

3. Finish 8 Writer's Help exercises by March 20th.

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