ENGLISH 24 ASSIGNMENTS

COMPUTER LAB ASSIGNMENTS
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Week of March 7  Week of March 14  Week of March 21  Week of March 28 
Week of April 4  Week of April 11  Week of April 18 
Week of May 2  Week of May 9  Week of May 16   Week of May 23: Final Exam Citation Format  

Week of March 7

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.

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

  2. 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.
  3. 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 explain why. Then indicate which of the three you believe might be least useful, and explain why.
  4. Bring your answers to our next class

Week of March 14, 2005

WOMEN'S HISTORY

  • FIRST, Read the following article:
    1. Women's History in America

  • THEN, Write a summary of what you consider to be the MAJOR EVENTS in women's history, according to this text. In your summary, please make some connections between the theories that Viktor Frankl expresses in Man's Search for Meaning and the historical events and people that you have read about in the text. THIS SUMMARY SHOULD BE TYPED AND HANDED IN TO ME ON THURSDAY, MARCH 17.

Week of March 21, 2005

MLA Citation Format

This lab assignment will be done in TWO parts over two weeks. You will complete the first part this week and the second part next week.

PART ONE: WEEK OF MARCH 21, 2005

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

  • You will go step-by-step through the following sections of the Guide and then complete the online assignment at the end of this week's lesson:

    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.

    NOW COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING ONLINE EXERCISE

  • English 24 Parenthetical Documentation Exercise

Week of March 28, 2005

PART TWO: WEEK OF MARCH 28, 2005

Today you will look at each of the following online resources:

  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.

  4. NOW COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING ONLINE EXERCISE:
    English 24 Citation Exercise
Week of April 4, 2005

Citation Format Question of Midterm Exam
Please complete the question, located at http://lfkkb.tripod.com/eng24/midtermcitationspring05.html

Remember that this citation question is worth 20 points of your Midterm Exam. You may use your notes, any handouts you have and the web sites linked to our page.
REMEMBER TO PUT YOUR NAME IN THE SPACE PROVIDED. DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR ANSWERS UNTIL YOU HAVE PUT YOUR NAME ON THE FORM

Week of April 11, 2005

Writing an Introduction

FIRST, 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

SECOND, YOU WILL COMPLETE AN ONLINE EXERCISE THAT WILL ASK YOU TO READ AND EVALUATE THE QUALITY OF SEVERAL INTRODUCTIONS.

THIS PART IS TO BE DONE ON THE COMPUTER AND SUBMITTED NO LATER THAN THURSDAY, APRIL 14.
To access the exercise, click on this link:

http://lfkkb.tripod.com/eng24/introductionexercisesp05.html
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Week of April 18, 2005

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, April 18. BRING ALL OF THE ARTICLES TO COMPUTER LAB ON April 18.

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
Week of May 2, 2005

Choosing a Focus for your Research Essay

Today you will do research to help you choose a focus for your research essay.

Your research essay must focus on a person who exemplifies the quote "human beings are ultimately self-determining." This should be a person who has played a major role in the struggle for human rights.

NOTE: For students in section D16D, it should be a person who has played a major role in the struggle for women's rights.

You may choose to write about a man or woman from any field: an artist, a writer, a philosopher, a politician, a freedom fighter, a psychologist, a sociologist, a feminist...

You should do some research on the Internet. I suggest that you use the search engine Vivisimo. Find several articles and then make your final choice.

By Thursday, May 5, all students should hand into me in class the name of the person they will research and why they have chosen this person.

Week of May 9, 2005

Beginning the Process of Writing Your Research Paper:
BODY PARAGRAPHS

Begin by reading the following texts. They are subdivided into sections:

  1. Outline
  2. The Structure of the Outline
  3. The Body of the Essay
  4. Methods Of Organizing Your Essay
  5. Evidence
  6. Logic and Argument--Explore the links that are relevant to your research project
  7. Audience and Tone
  8. Paragraph Unity
  9. Everything you ever wanted to know about Paragraphs--Explore the links that are relevant to your research project
  10. Parenthetical Documentation--Please review this section CAREFULLY

Week of May 16, 2005

WRITING A CONCLUSION AND PREPARING THE WORKS CITED LIST

Read the following texts:

  1. Strategies for Writing a Conclusion
  2. Conclusions
  3. Ending the Essay: Conclusions
  4. Writing a Conclusion
  5. Preparing a Works Cited Section
  6. A Sample Works Cited Page
  7. Format for the Research Paper--BEFORE you begin typing your essay, study this section CAREFULLY.
  8. NOW PREPARE YOUR OWN WORKS CITED LIST FOR THE RESOURCES YOU USED TO WRITE YOUR RESEARCH PROJECT.

    Remember that your completed research essay is due NEXT MONDAY, MAY 23.

Week of May 23, 2005

FINAL EXAM

You may access the final exam question at http://lfkkb.tripod.com/eng24/spring05finalexam.html

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

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