Today you are work-shopping your thesis statements. Or, if you haven't done the work, writing your thesis statements. Or, if you're really far behind, thinking of a topic...
Next week is crunch time, as you must write and workshop your complete essay over two classes. I am gone October 6th, which means I need your essays e-mailed to me by then. You need to be fully prepared to write your essay on Tuesday.
Today you were in A232 doing "research" on your chosen topic. You were given an outline sheet that must be filled out and submitted for marks.
You need to have a topic and thesis statement so that we can workshop them on Wednesday. You will have Tuesday and Thursday of next week in the lab to type and edit your essays, which will be officially due October 6th (Friday) at 11:59pm (you will be submitting via e-mail; please don't come to me house late on the Friday night, as my wife is a black belt and she will kick your butt).
If you are struggling with an idea, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org before Wednesday, and I will do my best to help you.
Today we will be beginning our first major assignment, the Persuasive Essay. We will be following a classic persuasion style, which will be somewhat regimented, but completely explained.
I will be handing out information sheets, and we will be reading an example of an amateur persuasion essay, and discuss its efficacy.
We didn't go to the library, skippers; instead we broke down the Bloom's Taxonomy sheet and learned something about analyzing an article.
In 2-3, the discussion was interesting and informative; thanks to Marques and Andy for their strong questions and insights.
In 2-4, the discussion was also cool, less engaged, mainly due to it being last period Friday.
Library Tuesday for Academic Dishonesty.
I am tacking this on here so I can show it in class tomorrow. Watch if you'd like.
Hey Grade 12's... for those of you who won't be transferring out due to timetable changes, here's what the week will look like...
Monday will begin with a lesson on rhetoric, a discussion of why the understanding of rhetoric is so important in unpacking modern society, and how Trump got elected. There will be an article to read.
Wednesday will be an introduction to Bloom's Taxonomy, which is a concept we will be revisiting throughout the year. Bloom's is a questioning hierarchy that engenders critical thought. Or it has something to do with flowers. I'll be sure by Wednesday.
Friday you'll be in the library doing the always awesome Academic Honesty seminar in the library. You will learn much.
Your opening assignment will be a persuasive essay on a topic of your choice. Start thinking about what you want to write about.