ENGLISH 24 ASSIGNMENTS

COMPUTER LAB ASSIGNMENTS
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Weeks of March 8 and March 15  March 22  March 29
  April 5  April 19  April 21  April 26
May 3  May 10  QUIZ   May 17   May 24

Weeks of March 8 and March 15, 2004

YOU WILL DO PART ONE OF THIS EXERCISE DURING THE WEEK OF MARCH 8
AND PART TWO DURING THE WEEK OF MARCH 15

PART ONE: Week of March 8, 2003

WOMEN'S HISTORY

PART TWO: Week of March 15, 2003

EVALUATING WEB SITES

It is important to be critical of information resources, especially those you find on the Internet. Knowing how to tell the difference between a web site that presents reliable information and one that presents someone's opinion can save you time and energy in the research process.

Today you will practice evaluating web sites.

You will access and evaluate 3 different web sites on the same subject. Please note that each web site will open in a new window, so that you can compare/contrast the content of each.

  • Read the Evaluation Criteria chart online at http://lfkkb.tripod.com/eng24/search.html#eval

  • NEXT practice evaluating the some web sites on women's rights:

    • Go to RefDesk: Women's Issues on the Internet

    • Choose a total of THREE different web sites. A suggestion: you might choose web sites that pertain to the person you will write about for your first research essay.

    • Evaluate EACH of the 3 web sites according to the EACH OF THE 5 criteria listed in the chart. Be sure that your evaluation is complete and clear. Be sure to cover each of the criteria separately for each web site. Indicate which of the three web sites you believe is most reliable and worthwhile, and tell me why. Then indicate which of the three you believe might be least useful, and tell me why.

    YOU MUST HAND IN YOUR ANSWERS TO ME NO LATER THAN MONDAY, MARCH 22. Remember that all homework is graded and counts toward your final grade in the course, so pay attention to proper essay format and to grammar and sentence construction.

  • Week of March 22, 2004

    THE RESEARCH PROCESS

    • Begin with Steps in the Research Process Web Site.

    • Work your way Step-By-Step through each of the 6 pages that comprise this web site. Open Microsoft Word and do the exercises I've listed at each step. Type your answers into a file called myresearchstep#.doc, where # is replaced with the appropriate step. So if you are doing Step 1, you will name the file myresearchstep1.doc

      1. Step One: Preparation

        • What do you already know about the topic you've chosen?
        • What resources have you already found? List book/magazine titles and the URLs of web pages.

      2. Step Two: Discovering and Choosing a Topic

        • Why do you want to do research on this topic? What elements of this topic most interest you? BE SPECIFIC.
        • What questions will you answer through your research?
        • What print, film and Internet resources are available on this topic?

      3. Step Three: Looking for and Forming a Focus

        • Take notes on what you read. Use individual note cards to categorize the various aspects of your research.
        • Identify the specific aspects of the topic that you will discuss in your research paper.

      4. Step Four: Gathering Information

        • Make a list of the resources that you find in the library or on the Internet. Remember that books, magazine/journal articles, Internet texts, and films, both popular and documentary, are all valid and useful resources for your research.
        • Be sure to document all sources. Write down all relevant information on EACH source you gather. REMEMBER THAT YOU HAVE TO CITE ALL OF YOUR SOURCES IN A WORKS CITED SECTION AT THE END OF THE PAPER.

      5. Step Five: Preparing to Write

        • Analyze and organize your information.
        • Put your sources and notes into categories. These will form the various subsections of your research paper.
        • Construct your thesis statement. What is the main idea/thesis that will drive your research report?

      6. Step Six: Writing the Paper

        1. Prepare an outline of the various sections of your research paper

          Here is a model for a possible outline:

          • Introduction
          • Statement of the Importance of this person in Women's Studies
          • Thesis Sentence
          • Body: Paragraphs 1 and 2
            • History of this Person's Role in Women's Studies (Remember to cite your sources.)
          • Body: Paragraphs 3 and 4
            • Extent of this Person's Work in Women's Studies (Remember to cite your sources.)
          • Body: Paragraphs 5 and 6
            • Results of this Person's Work in Women's Studies (Remember to cite your sources.)
          • Body: Paragraphs 7 and 8
            • Implications (Remember to cite your sources.)
          • Conclusion
          • Summarize your findings
        2. Write a rough draft of your research paper. BRING THIS DRAFT TO CLASS ON TUESDAY, MARCH 30
        3. Get Peer feedback on your rough draft (Tuesday, March 30).
        4. Revise for your FINAL DRAFT.
        5. Proofread your work.
        6. FINAL DRAFT OF YOUR FIRST RESEARCH ESSAY IS DUE ON MONDAY, APRIL 5

    Week of March 29, 2004

    Writing Your Thesis Statement:

    To prepare for how to compose the thesis statement for your research essay, first read the following articles, paying especially careful attention to the examples of thesis statements provided:

    1. Thesis Statement
    2. Introductions and Thesis Statements

    Next begin to formulate YOUR thesis staement. Use the examples provided in the articles as a guide. To formulate your thesis statement, you must first think carefully about how you will FOCUS your research.

    1. Write down your topic in a general/broad way. For example: "Harriet Tubman's role in Women's Rights"
    2. Now step-by-step begin to narrow the focus of your topic by adding phrases that specify which aspects of the topic you will research. You should write several sentences as you progressively narrow the focus of your topic.
    3. Finally, write TWO statements:
      • The first states the focus of your research; in other words, what your actual topic will be.
      • The second states your thesis. Follow the examples given in the web sites listed above as a model.

      YOU SHOULD BRING BOTH STATEMENTS TO CLASS TOMORROW. REMEMBER THAT THE TYPED ROUGH DRAFT OF YOUR FIRST RESEARCH ESSAY IS DUE IN CLASS TOMORROW.

    Week of April 5, 2004

    Writing an Introduction

    BEFORE YOU COME TO COMPUTER LAB ON MONDAY, you should read the following articles, which discuss how to write an effective essay Introduction:

    1. The First Draft: Writing an introduction-from the Purdue OWL
    2. Introductions and Conclusions--from The Writing Center
    3. The Structure Of An Introduction from The UVic Writer's Guide
    4. Sample Introductions from The Writing Center

    THIS PART IS TO BE DONE IN COMPUTER LAB ON MONDAY, APRIL 5
    Now go to the exercise, which you will complete and submit ONLINE. To access the exercise, click on this link:

    http://lfkkb.tripod.com/eng24/introductionexercisesp04.html
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    Week of April 19, 2004

    Citation Format Question of Midterm Exam
    Please complete the question, located at http://lfkkb.tripod.com/eng24/midtermcitationsp04.html

    Remember that this citation question is worth 25 points of your Midterm Exam. You may use your notes and the handout I gave you.
    REMEMBER TO PUT YOUR NAME IN THE SPACE PROVIDED. DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR ANSWERS UNTIL YOU HAVE PUT YOUR NAME ON THE FORM

    April 21, 2004 (Monday schedule)

    Read Stanley Milgram's article, "The Dilemma of Obedience".

    Then write answers to the seven questions that follow the article and email your answers to me.

    Week of April 26, 2004

    ESSAY QUIZ ON MILGRAM

    Note to Students: I will not be in today because I am not feeling well. You MUST complete the essay question below to receive credit for attending today's class. Remember that THIS ESSAY IS A QUIZ. I will check back for your essays later today after your class ends at 12:30pm.

    Today you will write an essay based on Milgram's text, "The Dilemma of Obedience." PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS ESSAY WILL BE GRADED AS A QUIZ

    You will type your essay directly into the computer form. I would suggest that you first type the essay into either MS Word or Notepad and then cut and paste it into the form. That way if the KCC network has any problems, you will not lose your work.

    You can find the essay question at http://lfkkb.tripod.com/eng24/milgramessaysp04.html

    Pay careful attention to organization, development of ideas and grammar. Leave time to proofread and correct your errors.

    Week of May 3, 2004

    Gathering Information for Research Essay #2

    STEPS TO FOLLOW AND IMPORTANT DUE DATES

    1. Write a rough draft of your research paper. BRING THIS DRAFT TO CLASS ON TUESDAY, MAY 18
    2. Get Peer feedback on your rough draft (TUESDAY, MAY 18).
    3. Revise for your FINAL DRAFT.
    4. Proofread your work.
    5. FINAL DRAFT OF YOUR SECOND RESEARCH ESSAY IS DUE ON MONDAY, MAY 24

    Week of May 10, 2004

    THEORIES OF MORAL DEVELOPMENT: CAROL GILLIGAN AND LAWRENCE KOHLBERG

    You should download, PRINT OUT and read the articles linked to the end of this week's assignment for Monday, May 10. BRING ALL OF THE ARTICLES TO COMPUTER LAB ON May 10.

    THERE WILL BE AN ONLINE ESSAY QUIZ ON MAY 10.
    You may access the quiz through the link at the end of today's assignment.
    :

    Some background information: Lawrence Kohlberg and Carol Gilligan both developed separate theories of moral development. The basic criterion for moral development in Kohlberg's view is judgment. Kohlberg believed that moral development and moral judgment have a profound influence on important historical and social events in our lives. Carol Gilligan was Kohlberg's student. She believed that Kohlberg's theory was flawed because it was based primarily on the moral development of men. Gilligan maintained that women's moral development and moral judgment did not follow the same principles. Her theory attempted to present a more universal viewpoint on moral development.

    1. Kohlberg's "Heinz Dilemma"
    2. Gilligan's Theory of Moral Development
    3. Carol Gilligan
    4. General Overview of Gilligan and Kohlberg
    5. Carol Gilligan and Her Work
    6. Ethics and Gilligan/Kohlberg
    7. Kohlberg's Stages of Moral Development
    8. Kohlberg's Theory of Moral Development
    QUIZ

    USE YOUR NOTES AND THE ARTICLES ABOVE TO WRITE A WELL-ORGANIZED ESSAY IN RESPONSE TO THE FOLLOWING ONLINE QUIZ: http://lfkkb.tripod.com/eng24/quizonbluesteye.html

    Week of May 17, 2004

    MLA Citation Format

    You should review the linked articles before class on May 17.
    In computer lab on May 17, you will complete the following exercises:

    1. English 24 Parenthetical Documentation Exercise
    2. English 24 Citation Exercise

    • You will begin with A Guide for Writing Research Papers based on Modern Language Association (MLA) Documentation

      PART ONE:

    • You will go step-by-step through the following sections of the Guide and then complete the assignments, which you will find at the end of each section:

      1. A Statement on Plagiarism
        This section explains in detail WHY you must carefully document all of the sources you use to prepare your research project. It defines plagiarism and describes the penalties for it. The bottom line is IF YOU WANT TO GET A PASSING GRADE ON YOUR RESEARCH PROJECT AND IN THIS COURSE, DO NOT PLAGIARIZE!!

      2. Parenthetical Documentation
      3. MLA Documentation: Citations in Text: The articles in this section teach you how to document your sources within the BODY of the text of your research paper.

    Also look at each of the sections in the following: How to Cite Sources (includes Citation Maker)--Note: When you type the required information into Citation Maker, it automatically produces the correct format for the Works Cited section.

    NOW COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING ONLINE EXERCISE

  • English 24 Parenthetical Documentation Exercise
  • PART TWO:

    1. Preparing a Works Cited Section
      This section teaches you how to gather the information you will need to document your sources so that you can cite them appropriately in the Works Cited page

    2. A Sample Works Cited Page
      This section provides you with a section of an actual typed Works Cited page, and it also provides you with examples of actual citations. You can use this examples as models and plug in the appropriate information for your own resources

    3. Types of Resources
      Go to the link "Citing Sources." Mouseover to the right for an extensive list of many different types of resources, including books, articles in a book, periodicals, films, and many more. If you click on the name of the resource, it takes you to a page with explanation and examples.

      NOW COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING ONLINE EXERCISE:
      English 24 Citation Exercise
    Week of May 24, 2004

    FINAL EXAM

    You may access the final exam question at http://lfkkb.tripod.com/eng24/spring04finalexam.html

    REMEMBER THAT THIS QUESTION IS WORTH 20 POINTS ON YOUR FINAL EXAM
    GOOD LUCK!

    This page was last updated on May 20, 2004