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Tuesday, January 12

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    Practice public speaking. Fill-in handout (see below) in preparation for presentations.
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Wednesday, January 6

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    Practice public speaking. Fill-in handout (see below) in preparation for presentations.

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Tuesday, January 5

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    http://www.sfu.ca/~jeffpell/Ling480/ParberryMembrane.pdf
    Begin exploring speech. Answer three questions:
    1) Why is this subject important?
    2) What are the competing sides?
    3) What do you intend to say?

    12/22
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Tuesday, December 22

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    Writing the Research ProposalWriting the Research Proposal
    You will be required to write a short proposal for your argumentative research paper. (Final draft—six to eight pages--is due in January and presented) This proposal will be an expansion of your thesis statement to tell a bit more about your paper topic and present a few of the sources from which you plan to gather your researched material. This short proposal must include the following information:
    Your purpose for writing this paper. What will you examine and why is that important?
    Your role as the writer of this paper. What techniques will you use to both inform your reader and present your argument in a persuasive manner?
    Your working thesis statement or hypothesis. What do you expect to find in your research?
    Here is an example of a short research proposal:
    Some university instructors complain that incoming freshmen are inadequately prepared for the demands of college-level research tasks. This is probably due to a failure of communication between high school and college instructors and administrators. This research project will examine the existing literature concerning the research habits of high school and college students and will also present original data collected from the examination of hour first-year college English courses and four senior-year high school English courses. This research and its conclusions will seek to adequately prepare their students for the rigors of college courses. By isolating the skills in which students most need improvement, this project will assist high-school instructors and administrators to plan and teach more effective English courses.
    As you can see, this is a one-paragraph proposal. And yet, it conveys, directly or indirectly, all of the required information listed above. The purpose is to help those instructors and administrators to improve their students’ skills in research. The researcher’s role in the project is both to inform the audience, and to advocate a particular course of action (by drawing forceful conclusions concerning what methods seem to work best at the high school level). And the working thesis is contained in the opening lines: that the inadequate preparation of incoming college freshman is due to high-school teachers’ poor understanding of college-level work.

    12/21
    Choice book.
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Monday, December 21

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    Choice book.

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    Tutorial of blending quotes.
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Thursday, December 17

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    Senior Writing (Fall 2015)
    12/17
    Tutorial of blending quotes.
    Class add citations to cause/effect paper and submit hardcopy.
    12/16
    Text essay on school uniforms.

    12/14
    Work on Cause/Effect paper.
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Monday, December 14

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    Senior Writing (Fall 2015)
    12/14
    Work on Cause/Effect paper.
    Share rough draft with teacher by midnight.

    12/11
    Discuss and collect both Shapiro and MacMillan cause/effect readings.
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Friday, December 11

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    Senior Writing (Fall 2015)
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    Discuss and collect both Shapiro and MacMillan cause/effect readings.

    12/9
    Discuss Bruce Shapiro.
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    Page 461, “I Have a Dream” by Martin Luther King, Jr. 1/5
    Page 509, “The Coming White Underclass” by Charles Murray 1/7
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    Draft 1/8
    Final Draft 1/12
    Presentations 1/12-15
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Thursday, December 10

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    Senior Writing (Fall 2015)
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    Discuss Bruce Shapiro.
    Watch New Haven crime video.

    12/8
    Practice cause effect paper and choose topics.
    12/7
    Begin Cause/Effect essay. Read introduction is text.
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Tuesday, December 8

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    Begin Cause/Effect essay. Read introduction is text.
    Tutorial.
    Update course schedule:
    Course Update:
    Cause/Effect:
    Page 405, “One Violent Crime” by Bruce Shapiro 12/9
    Page 423, “The Movie That Changed My Life” by Terry McMillan 12/11
    Rough Draft 12/15
    Final Draft 12/17
    Persuasion/Argument:
    Page 461, “I Have a Dream” by Martin Luther King, Jr. 1/5
    Page 509, “The Coming White Underclass” by Charles Murray 1/7
    Rough Draft 1/8
    Final Draft 1/12
    Presentations 1/12-15

    12/3
    choice books
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    5:19 am

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