Thursday, March 17th
SENIOR THESIS DEADLINE: FINAL PAPERS due PRINTED by 9:30 am in Ashley's tray next Wednesday, March 23rd
TED Talk Prep Schedule (Week of 3/21-3/25)
Common Errors in your papers checklist + Helpful Template for MLA formatting an entire paper
Alright y'all here's what we got on the menu for today's class. Get stoked!
First, we'll hear from the lovely Jesse Hut about Senior Celebration on May 26th
Then I'll remind you about a few things:
Then we'll take care of some mandatory bizness!
Finally, we'll move onto work time!
Monday, March 14th
Review from last Thursday's Class
1. ELEMENTS UPDATE!!!
See the handout linked above for an explanation of changes we're making to the structure of your paper. Read it carefully, and let me know if you have any questions. This is also, as always, linked on the Senior Project Page of my DP.
2. Peer Critique Protocol and Groups
See the handout linked above for your peer critique groups and instructions. ABSENT? Email one of the members of your group to find out your group's schedule and meeting times/places.
3. If you missed a lot of class last week and feel behind, please conference with me today!
Starter: Scheduling SPAM 4 Email
1.Request letter MUST be sent by Wednesday, 3/16, EOC
2.Meeting should take place before Spring Break
3.SPAM 4 Form is due on Friday, 3/25, 3:15
SPAM 4 Request Email: Here are some things you should consider:
1. A ceremonious greeting/salutation
2. Heartfelt and beautifully crafted thanks for helping you with your paper up until this point
3. An explanation that we’re transitioning from talking about the paper to talking about your project
4. An explanation that there will be a total of 3 meetings about the project, 1 now, and 2 in the month of April.
5. The goals of the meeting, as laid out on SPAM 4 form
6. A suggested time for the meeting
Week 7 Objectives
TED Talk Schedule
Writing Workshop: Sentence Focus
Conference with Ashley about paper and/or Take Action project as needed
Starter: Email your draft to your Senior Project Advisor and Ashley
Go over Elements Update (Parts 3 and 4 changed)
Go over the peer critique protocol and groups (see below)
Get into groups, plan your schedule for critiques, begin critique #1
Wednesday, March 9th
Starter: Take Lacey's Survey
REMINDER: Anyone have any days they actually CAN't Be scheduled for the TED Talk?
Read this resource from Purdue OWL on In-Text Citations and pay close attention to the various rules as well as how to punctuate citations--- where do periods go, etc...?
Writing Workshop: Setting up quotes
Exchange rough drafts with your neighbor
If absent Monday and Tuesday make up Monday's blog! Send Ashley evidence of your work.
Monday, March 7th
Starter: Read through the Senior Thesis paper rubric(s) and jot down any questions you have (regular and Honors)
Go over this week's schedule and objectives
SPAM 3 Email Guidelines
See the Senior Project Page of my DP for the form, and what should be included in your email this time. The email should be sent no later than the EOC tomorrow, and your draft must be emailed to your SPA by the EOC on Thursday.
Read through and general critique:
In groups of 3, swap papers parts I-III with someone in your group. Read through all parts, and make comments as you go. Things to note could include:
Writing Workshop: Transition and Topic Sentences
Do ALL the steps for both parts in your same peer critique groups.
HW: By tomorrow, you should have Part II of your paper drafted.
SPAM 2 form due Monday at 3:15
Elements Review: We’ll review the specifications for Parts II and III
Writing: Get Part II written.
Conferences: Ashley will continue conferences on outlines
Wednesday, March 2nd
Turn in the PRINTED copy of your final outline and EMAIL a copy to your SPA (Senior Project Advisor)
What is a Caucus? How does it work?
Last night's Iowa Caucus results: Discuss y'all's reactions. Who attended a caucus last night? Tell us about it.
HW review: By the start of class tomorrow you should have Part I written.
Conference with Ashley: Bring the printed copy of your outline to the conferene
Tuesday, March 1st
1. Caucus announcement (see blog post below)
2. Review this week's schedule and objectives (see below)
3. Outline, parts I-IV peer critique
4. Outline refinement and outline Part 5 (Conclusion)
Humanities teacher at Animas High School