Students had a bit of reading time to start off today, and then it was back to the research project. We reviewed EasyBib from last semester and talked a little bit about the purpose of formal citations in research. Students re-evaluated their inquiry questions from last class to make sure all three were viable, and made revisions or replacements where necessary. They then had time to complete another note card or two before class was over. Homework: everyone should have 3–5 note cards complete by now; if you don’t, you should get caught up over the weekend.
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.