We dug more into the research paper today, going through some of the details of the assignment, and reviewing research databases and notecards form last semester. With the topic chosen Monday, each student then used the research databases to complete 2–3 notecards. At the very end of class, we reviewed EasyBib and started collecting sources there with the ones students found today.
SECOND SEMESTER, 2014–15
This class is an opportunity for students to develop and practice their skills in reading and analysis of literature as well as writing. Our various texts will be the vehicles through which they will hone their critical thinking abilities, and our writing exercises will be an outlet of expression for these abilities. We will be reading poetry, short fiction, novels, and dramatic texts. Our objectives are to master the elements of literature, practice the writing process, and improve organization of writing.