Thesis: May 11-12

Today,

  1. Students with completed drafts submitted them to Turnitin.com (for a grade) by creating an account, and uploading rough drafts from Google Drive as a single file upload. Follow these Turnitin directions. The directions include the class codes and passwords.
  2. Mrs. Skotnicki gave a brief presentation about introductions and conclusions and shared her exemplar introduction and conclusion.
  3. We continued working on drafting our senior theses Mrs. Skotnicki conferenced with students. Need an example? Here is a link to the Mrs. Skotnicki’s early draft, rough draft with citations, a counterclaim paragraph, and Works Cited page.

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Homework

  • Completed draft due: May 15-16
  • Turnitin.com due: May 15-16
  • Final draft due: May 17-18
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Thesis: May 9-10

Today,

  1. Partial thesis draft is due today.
  2. Mrs. Skotnicki also gave a brief mini-lesson on counterarguments. As students write they should evaluate the information in their notes (and drafts) and use only the most essential information for their papers.
  3. Students worked on drafting their papers for the remainder of the block.
  4. Students whose body paragraphs were complete wrote their introductions and conclusions.
  5. Mrs. Skotnicki checked drafts and assisted as necessary.

Homework

Continue working on your draft. The complete rough draft is due this week, May 11-12.

Thesis: May 5-8

Today,

Today,

  1. Mrs. Skotnicki reviewed the rules for in-text citations by demonstrating how she used her Works Cited citations to determine what to reference in her parenthetical citations. See her Works Cited and Partial Draft (with citations) document if you have questions.
  2. Students spent the remainder of class working. Mrs. Skotnicki asked that students start to insert in-text citations into their drafts (at the end of every section of colored text) so she can make sure everyone is on the right track.
  3. Students filled out Work Logs at the end of the block.

Homework

Be working on your draft. Partial drafts are due Friday, May 5 and Monday, May 8.

Thesis: May 3-4

Today,

  1. Mrs. Skotnicki gave a brief presentation discussing academic writing (particularly point of view).
  2. Students spent the remainder of class working. Mrs. Skotnicki asked that students start to insert in-text citations into their drafts (at the end of every section of colored text) so she can make sure everyone is on the right track.
  3. Students filled out Work Logs at the end of the block.

Homework

Be working on your draft. Partial drafts are due Friday, May 5 and Monday, May 8.

Thesis: April 27-28

Today,

  1. Students who did not create an outline last class did so today.
  2. Mrs. Skotnicki gave a brief presentation on Turnitin. Students should take care to write papers in their own words.
  3. Mrs. Skotnicki demonstrated how she moved from organized notes to early draft, working one sub-topic at a time.
  4. Students continued to organize their notes and write rough drafts for the remainder of the block.
  5. Mrs. Skotnicki collected Progress-o-meters and initialed Work Logs at the end of the block.

Homework

Continue working on your rough draft. Partial rough draft (3-pages) is due in one week.

Thesis: April 25-26

Today,

  1. Mrs. Skotnicki passed back preliminary thesis statements. Students made any necessary changes. Absentee students wrote preliminary thesis statements.
  2. If necessary, students moved their notes into their Google Classroom Notes document.
  3. Students organized ideas from their notes and research studies by completing the Organized Outlines chart.
  4. Students copied and pasted their completed notes into their new Organized Notes document and use their organized outline charts to organize their digital notes documents. (Students whose notes are yet complete should finish them before beginning their organized notes.)
  5. Mrs. Skotnicki shared her example of organized notes and students spent the remainder of class organizing their notes digitally.
  6. Students updated Work Logs and Mrs. Skotnicki initialed them.
  7. Mrs. Skotnicki collected Notes Progress-o-Meters at the end of class from students whose notes (7 sources) were completed.

Homework

  • Continuing organizing your notes.