"Where Ya At?" [sic]

  • WP 2 - AS OF TODAY, YOU SHOULD:
    • Have read your assigned chapter at least a couple of times.
    • Have thoroughly read the instructions for the assignment.
    • Have a rough, rough draft posted to Bb.
    • Chosen the primary source documents you think you'll want to focus on in your paper
  • WP 2 - by EARLY NEXT WEEK, YOU SHOULD:
    • Have developed a plan for outlining the paper (you'll do this in Seminar on Monday)
    • Write a sentence outline of the paper
    • REVISE your sentence outline (after you get feedback in Seminar on Wed.)
    • WP 2 is due on March 9!!!
  • What will we do with WP 2? Once it's done, it's done. Your thorough knowledge of the chapter from CV will help you on Exam 2!
  • WP 3 - AS OF TODAY, YOU SHOULD:
    • Have a "brainstorming list" in which you have explored SEVERAL topics pertaining to American History, up to 1865.
    • You should have checked to see what BOOKS there are in the Bell Library about your different topics.
    • You should have been thinking about this as you sat through lecture, read in GML and CV etc.
  • WP 3 - by EARLY NEXT WEEK, YOU SHOULD:
    • Be "married" to a topic.
    • Have located at least three books from the Bell Library re. your topic.
    • Have read through the assignment instructions thoroughly and carefully.
    • Begin building a Research Log for this project.
  • What will we do with WP 3? It's the building block for WP 4 AND your Group Presentation 2016

Round Robin

  • Open a word document and in BIG letters type three different topics you are considering on the page.
  • SAVE this document onto your USB drive, onto the desktop, etc.
  • Everyone will walk around the room and give fe
    • What advice would you give to the person considering this topic?
  • After you provide your feedback, sign your name and hit SAVE. Move on to the next work station!edback on at least one topic. Questions to consider:
    • What do you want to know about the topic?
    • What about the topic do you find interesting?

Homework

  • Use your Round Robin responses from today's class to help you decide on a topic. It's also ok to ditch those topics and pick something entirely new!
  • Come to Comp on Monday ready to get MARRIED to an American History topic you will be reading about and writing about for the rest of the semester! GASP!
  • Please create a Research Proposal (in MLA format!) in which you do the following:
    • Complete the following sentence: "I am joining an ongoing conversation historians are having about ______________________________. I hope to find out _____________________________________ by exploring and researching this topic.
    • List any sources you have already located pertaining to this topic that were already on your Brainstorming List
    • Look up your topic in the index of Give Me Liberty. Read about your topic and then write a summary, using correct parenthetical documentation, and add the book to a Works Cited list.
    • Locate one article from Credo Reference about your topic, and write a summary of this article as well, again with correct in-text citations. Add this to your Works Cited list.
  • Please bring this document as printed, stapled version to class on Monday.
  • Also, please make sure you have access to your Round Robin responses on Monday (electronic format is ok).