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Thesis Presentations: May 25-26

Today,

  1. Mrs. Skotnicki reviewed presentation expectations: be courteous, no side conversations, take notes, ask one question per class.
  2. Students scheduled to present gave their Senior Thesis TED Talks. We followed this presentation order:
    1. Block 4/odd
    2. Block 2/even
    3. Block 3/even
  3. Students took notes and asked questions during presentations.

Homework: 

Be prepared to present on your scheduled presentation date.

Thesis Presentations: May 23-24

Today,

  1. Mrs. Skotnicki went over presentation expectations: be courteous, no side conversations, take notes, ask one question per class.
  2. Students scheduled to present gave their Senior Thesis TED Talks. We followed this presentation order:
    1. Block 4/odd
    2. Block 2/even
    3. Block 3/even
  3. Students took notes and asked questions during presentations.

Homework: 

Thesis: May 19-22

Today,

  1. The thesis final draft is due today! Students copied and pasted their Thesis_RoughDrafts into their Thesis_FinalDraft documents, removed colors by changing the font-color to black, and followed these MLA Format directions for header, title, page numbers, and the works cited page.
  2. Mrs. Skotnicki discussed presentation expectations. We watched these two TED Talks Whale Poo and Your Online Life to get a feel for what a good presentation looks like and completed the TED Talk Planning Sheet. Working independently, students brainstormed ideas for their own presentations on the back.
  3. Mrs. Skotnicki shared her presentation about Summer Reading as well as her TED Talk Organizer with the class (see the second page).
  4. We went over the 2016 Senior Thesis Presentation Information guide.
  5. Students spent the remainder of the block formatting their final drafts and working on their presentations.

Homework

  • Be prepared to give your presentation on your scheduled date (see the previous post for a schedule). No exceptions!

Thesis: May 17-18

Today,

  1. Mrs. Skotnicki discussed the Library Card Challenge. Students should return completed application forms by the end of class. 
    1. Library card application (students 17 years or older)
    2. Youth library card application (students under the age of 17)
  2. During the first half of class, students read their papers aloud to one another and used this Senior Thesis Essay Revision sheet for feedback.
  3. We picked presentation order.
    1. Block 4/odd
    2. Block 2/even
    3. Block 3/even
  4. Students spent the remainder of class working on their papers and presentations.

Homework

Final drafts of the thesis are due at the end of class on Friday, May 19 and Monday, May 22. Late papers will be penalized!

Thesis: May 15-16

Today,

  1. We reviewed topic sentences and how to use your outline organize your paragraphs. If you were absent, please look over this presentation about Topic Sentences.
  2. Mrs. Skotnicki also reviewed a previous mini-lesson about transitions and provided students with a handout on Tools for Transitions to aid the process.
  3. Students continued to upload drafts to Turnitin.com.
  4. Mrs. Skotnicki assisted students as necessary and signed Work Logs at the end of class.

Ahead of schedule? Start working on your presentation.

Homework

  • FINAL draft due Friday, May 19 – Monday, May 22.