Final Exam Writing Portfolios are due by midnight Wednesday. This is worth 10% of your final grade and can make a difference between whether you earn an A or a B or a B or a C or even a C or a D. Make sure you are putting your best effort forward with your final exam. Don’t just throw stuff together to put it on your blog. I’m looking for your best work, not just work. This is the final step. When you’re finished, you can step back and take a look at where you started and where you’ve come. Be proud of your work, as you all have improved in some way with your writing AND your computer skills. Good job.
You can now view your Essay #3 in InSite. A couple of you need to do a rewrite. If you need help doing a rewrite for this argumentative essay, send me an email to schedule a time to discuss it. If you don’t get it, please take advantage of this opportunity. I know you’re all busy, but this an important essay to understand, especially since you’re all moving on to ENG102 next semester. Rewrites are due by next Wednesday, a week from today.
This is it! Last week. Your pieces of the paper must be completed by Wednesday so you can edit and revise the final and have it ready by Sunday night. Listen to the weekly podcast to learn more. Now is not the time to slack off, or this class will end without you.
Bonus Survey – Win an iTunes Gift Card
I can only offer 10 bonus points this time for the survey, but 10 points is better than no points. Think of that last assignment you may have bombed. It was only worth 20pts. Doing this survey will make it seem like you Aced that assignment! Why not. It only takes a few minutes, and you could win an iTunes gift card so you can load up that smart phone or iPod. Please complete the survey by May 4th.
Here is the student survey link for Survey 2. Our suggested due date for the survey is May 4, 2012.
Welcome to Week 13 and Module V, our last module of the semester. 4 weeks to go! This is an important module because you will be working in groups of 3 to complete the final essay, which is a 5-7 page essay. And as much as you may hate to work in groups, doing so on this project will be much easier than trying to do it alone. I set the groups up so that you all will have good people to work with. As long as you all step it up for next 3 weeks, everyone should be okay with this project. But if anyone slacks off, you will suffer and your group will move on without you. So if you want to participate, you need to do so THIS WEEK! If you don’t show up this week, you will be working alone, and I will be expected the same quality and quantity essay from you working alone as I expect from the groups. In the past, these essays have been excellent! And I think you all will be able to do the same. So watch the Week 13 Weekly podcast below to learn how to get started with this project.
Our module theme this time is personal freedoms. Discuss the personal freedoms that we have lost in recent years or freedoms we have really never had.
The video below is a First Amendment PSA that will give you something to think about. This discussion will be available for one week only.
Welcome to Week 12, the last week in Module IV. So that means it’s essay time. Be sure to listen to this podcast as I talk in detail about writing the position paper. And here is the outline I mentioned in the podcast: Sample Position Paper Outline. Take out the example content in the outline and replace it with your content.
DON’T WAIT until the last minute to write this essay. Get started TODAY!
Now is not the time to start slacking off. You have an essay due this week, and you can’t do a good job with that if you have not done your research (Assn. 7 & 8). You MUST include research from your periodicals assignment in this paper due on Sunday or you will lose points, more if you only use websites. So get busy with Assn. #8 NOW! Don’t throw away your chances for a good grade by being lazy. If you’re having trouble with EbscoHost, use another database on the library list. DO NOT use the web. Use the school library site. Try the Ultimate Search. Don’t just do nothing. You need this research for your argument paper.
Also, remember the topic is social media, not gay marriage. Podcast for Week 12, coming today.
I’ll talk about this more tomorrow when I record the weekly podcast, but I just wanted to give you all a heads up. I really enjoyed reading your last essays, and I want to give everyone who submitted on time a chance to rewrite your essay and work on improving your writing. Remember writing is a process, so I do hope you do take this challenge. It’s not a bad thing to have to rewrite. I’ll open a spot for you to submit in Enhanced InSite later this week, so look for that later.