Peer editing of drafts.
In-text citation phrases.
Homework (final paper due 6 February 2018)
Revise your drafts based on the feedback you receive in class.
Include citations to support your ideas. Use APA style references.
Use in-text citation phrases when you cite.
Make sure to include a references section.
Some tools you might want to use. See the resources section below.
Revise mind maps based on peer evaluation.
Outline of final paper.
Use your mind map and outline to write a first draft of your paper. Please make sure each paragraph is structured properly with a topic sentence, supporting sentences, detail and example sentences, and proper citations in English. You should also include a references section. Please upload your first draft using the link below.
First draft upload.
Grammar and proofing: Grammarly.
Style, passive voice, adverb use, readability: Hemingway Editor.
Cliche check: Cliche Finder.
Online writing tool: Draft.
* This is a useful set of writing tools, especially the versioning feature. Versioning means being able to look at the different versions of your documents. It also has a nice commenting function.
Free writing activity.
Describing a past event writing activity.
Referencing and citations review.
Final paper schedule.
Final paper topic discussion.
Based on the topic chosen in class, make a mind map and/or outline of your ideas.
After making your mind map, find articles or books that support your ideas. Use a reference manager to keep records.
Include your references in your mind map/outline.
Peer editing of midterm writing test.
Based on the feedback you received from your classmates, revise your paragraph.
Midterm writing check.
Homework review and revision.
Detail and example practice.
For each of your five revised reasons, write two detail and example sentences. Minimally, one of the two sentences should have a citation from an English source. Upload your homework using the link below.
Free writing practice.
More practice on providing evidence.
Provide five reasons why student-centered learning is "better" than traditional teaching. For each reason, provide cited support. Upload your homework below.
In class writing check.
In-text citations, references, and bibliographies.
Citaion styles: APA and MLA.
Use a reference manager of your choice to properly format your references in MLA or SPA style.
Homework check and peer editing.
Using evidence to support your ideas.
How to use Google Scholar.
Write 10 specific and focused statements about education.
Find supportive evidence for each of your statements. Use the APA style to cite your sources.
Find negative evidence for each of your statements. Use the APA style to cite your sources.
Working with mind maps.
Write 5 topic sentences about skills students need to be successful in college.
Make a mind map of each topic sentence and include supporting ideas and details.
Choose the "best" topic sentence and ideas. Then write one paragraph about that idea.
Paragraphs types and structure.
Based on the feedback you received about your paragraph, please do the following:
1. Make a new mind map of your ideas using MindMup. Save it as a PDF.
2. Use your new mind map to revise/rewrite your paragraph.
Reasons to write.
Introduction to thesis statements.
Free writing (everyday)
Make a mind map on this topic sentence: University students should use IT for writing assignments.
Write one paragraph based on your mind map.
First writing and peer editing task.
Useful apps and services.
By the end of this course you will be able to write an expository essay of at least 3-4 pages that contains a clear thesis statement, coherent and cohesive introductory, body, and concluding paragraphs, as well as in-text citations and a bibliography. Additional essay level writing skills, such as outlining, writing drafts, revising, and editing will also be developed.