I started class with a very quick review of research note-taking on index cards, and then talked about my research page on this site, to which I will continue adding resources for the duration of this project. Students did some more database-focused research. Then we talked about the importance of evaluating online sources and some suggestions for how to do that. We also talked about how to add online sources to EasyBib. Then students did some research with online sources, with the goal being six total notecards finished and filed by the end of class.
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.