Class meets in Cyberia Tue. Nov. 11th

We will meet in Cyberia Lab Tuesday, Nov. 11th, located at ARTX 265.

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Homework for the Week of November 11 and 13

Dear Students,

Let me first say that I’m very proud of you all for continuing to work hard. Here’s the homework for next week:

 

  1. Finish reading the Tara Yosso article. Here’s a link if you don’t have a copy: WhoseCultureHasCapital.
  2. Read and review Rules for Writers section Read and review Rules for Writers “Conducting Research,” section 53a,b,c,d,e,f,g. (Please note that you can earn lab credit by doing these activities on the computer or with a tutor at the Writing Lab.)
  3. Read Dreams from My Father by Barack Obama, pages xii-27, “Introduction” and “Chapter One.” Bring your book to class starting next week.
  4. For Thursday, write a journal in which you select one capital from Yosso’s “cultural wealth model” that you most identify with. You may include a quote and any questions you may have. Also, provide a specific example of how the capital applies to you. Summary is not required, but if you chose to do so, limit it to 5 effective sentences.
  5. Start working on your research paper.

**We will meet in Cyberia Lab Tuesday, Nov. 11th, located at ARTX 265.

Be well,

Ms. Nicolas

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Homework for the Week of November 4 and 6

 

Dear Students,

 

Get help from Teeanna with drafting your outline for Essay #3. Make an appointment with her.

 

  1. Review and select your evidence for In-Class Essay #3, now postponed to on Tue. Nov. 4th. Draft your outline.
  2. Read and review Rules for Writers section Read and review Rules for Writers “Evaluating arguments,” section 7a,b,c and “Quotation marks,” section 37d,e,f and Exn37-2. (Please note that you can earn lab credit by doing these activities on the computer or with a tutor at the Writing Lab.)
  3. Review The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog by Bruce D. Perry. Bring your book to class with you Tuesday for the essay.
  4. For Thursday, write a journal for the documentary Unnatural Causes, episode one, “In Sickness and In Wealth.” Watch the film online if you missed it. Write a brief summary and then focus on one idea that is relevant to you. Reflect on how that idea may impact your future behavior or thinking.

 

 

Warm regards,

Ms. Nicolas

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Class meets in R301 Tuesday, Oct. 28th!

We will meet in the library tomorrow for a screening. See you in Rosenberg 301 at 11:10am.

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Tutoring Party Tomorrow, 11am-1pm!

Teeanna will be hosting the first work session this Friday, Oct. 24 from 11:00-1:00 in MUB 357. Snacks will be provided.
Students are encouraged to attend and bring anything they’d like to work on. It’s an opportunity to get some work done here on campus with Teeanna available for support and guidance.
You can work on your outline with Teeanna!

 

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Homework for the Week of October 28 and 30

 

Dear Students,

 

Get help from Teeanna with drafting your outline for Essay #3. Make an appointment with her.

 

  1. Review and select your evidence for In-Class Essay #3 on Thur. Oct. 30th. Draft your outline for Thursday.
  2. Read and review Rules for Writers section Read and review Rules for Writers “Evaluating arguments,” section 7a,b,c and “Quotation marks,” section 37d,e,f and Ex. 37-2. (Please note that you can earn lab credit by doing these activities on the computer or with a tutor at the Writing Lab.)
  3. Meet in Rosenberg Library 301, Tuesday, Oct. 28th.
  4. Review The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog by Bruce D. Perry. Bring your book to class with you Thursday 10/30 for the essay.

 

Get some rest!

 

Warm regards,

Ms. Nicolas

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In-Class Essay #3 Assignment (Oct. 30th):

Raising Humans

 

The object of this assignment is to practice persuasive writing based on your reading of a full-length text and to continue to practice careful summary. Your thesis (main idea or argument) should state clearly what you believe about your topic. This essay should be approximately five pages, 4-6 paragraphs, using MLA format. Each body paragraph should include a topic sentence (main idea of paragraph) that offers a reason for that belief, and at least two forms of evidence (quotes, paraphrases or illustrations from the book and only one example from personal experience for the entire essay) to support that reason. Include an introduction and a conclusion paragraph. Underline your thesis statement.

 

Print neatly in blue or black ink, only. Use lined paper. Double-space your paper.

 

Write a 4-6-paragraph essay on the following topic:

 

Topic A:

After carefully reading The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog, by Bruce D. Perry and Maia Szalavitz, write a paper arguing when a person is most vulnerable, and why. For your content, select 2 or 3 chapters from the book that you feel capture the essence of Perry’s work. Select your evidence from those chapters. Your introduction paragraph should provide a short overview of the entire book and tell which chapters you’ll address. Two-to-four body paragraphs should provide the actual evidence. End your essay with a brief conclusion, summing up your ideas and reiterating your thesis. When you reference the author in text after the initial introduction, use only Perry’s last name. Follow MLA rules for your entire essay.

 

Topic B:

Choose your own topic. Be sure you have a clear thesis statement, supporting your main idea and that it is in conversation with Perry’s book and work. This will allow you to quote sufficiently from 2 or 3 chapters of the book that you feel capture the essence of Perry’s work and support your claim.

 

Be sure to proofread and edit your work for grammar and spelling errors before turning it in.

 

Also, you may bring a one-page, one-sided outline to class, but you may not copy from a completed draft or notes other than an annotated text. I recommend you visit in the Writing Lab and Teeanna for help with drafting your outline.

 

 

Essay #3 (150 points –800 words):                   Thursday, October 30, 2014

 

 

“We are not responsible for our oppression, but we must be responsible for your own liberation.” ~Audre Lorde

 

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