Rough draft of research essay is due on Thursday. Use the outline you made to organize your ideas, and use the notes you paraphrased to fill in the details. Remember your introduction and conclusion as well.
Revise and edit your essay with the following checklist:
Research Essay Revision
A. Does your essay have an effective introduction? Are all of the parts in place? (hook, bridge, thesis) If you put QUESTIONS in your intro, TAKE THEM OUT! This is academic writing; there is NO place for questions!
B. Do each of the body paragraphs include a topic sentence? Do the details of each paragraph relate directly to the topic sentence?
C. Does your essay have an effective conclusion? Are all of the parts in place?
(sister sentence, bridge, final thought) DO NOT have questions in your conclusion! Even your final thought. Make sure it is universal and connected to your topic, but NOT a question.
_____ Check the beginnings of each sentence. Do they vary enough?
_____ Do you have run-on sentences that should be broken into smaller sentences?
_____ Do you have choppy sentences that could be combined or improved?
_____ Did you add transition words and phrases throughout your writing?
_____ Did you use words you don’t know? If so, go back and rewrite them to show you understand your own material.
_____ Is the voice appropriate for the topic and the audience? (NO SLANG)
_____ Does your essay have strong pacing? Do the details make sense in the order you included them?
_____ Do you have enough information for a reader who did not research the same topic? Are there details you should add?
_____ Does this piece sound like academic writing?
_____ Check your spelling. Check it AGAIN!
_____ Check your capitalization, especially names of people, places, and specific events.
_____ Did you punctuate correctly? (NO CAPS, no elipses […], no more than one ! at a time.)
_____ There should be NO spaces between your paragraphs.
_____ The whole essay should be single spaced.
_____ Your first and last name should be in the top left corner.
_____ Font should be plain (arial, times, etc.).
_____ Size should be 12 pt.
PRINT TO THE MEDIA CENTER! Do NOT go get it. I will send someone to collect them at one time.
In class: Review Mexican American War and Gadsden Purchase.
Homestead Act (1862) and Oklahoma Land Rush (April 22, 1889) notes (P. 7 of Manifest Destiny packet.
HW: Finish Manifest Destiny Map = due tomorrow
**Manifest Destiny QUIZ = TOMORROW
**Manifest Destiny packet = due tomorrow
Use the checklist on Google Classroom to use Citation Machine and create your bibliography. Print it and turn it in.
MANIFEST DESTINY QUIZ TODAY!
- Use your study guide and the Manifest Destiny Map (map is due today) to review
- Be prepared to turn in your Manifest Destiny Packet
Westward Expansion Primary Source Activity - Google Classroom
READ this article
Write 3 things you took away from the reading, write 2 questions you have, and complete this statement:
Because _____________________________________, the effect is ______________________________.
This is due TUESDAY - ALSO bring at least FOUR note cards to class on Tuesday.
In Class = Create Flipchart Review; Google Classroom Assignment = DUE TOMORROW; review for Expansion: Manifest Destiny Test = WEDNESDAY!
*If you are required to retake your Manifest Destiny Quiz on Moodle, this is DUE TOMORROW.
In Class = Review Day
Expansion: Manifest Destiny TEST = TOMORROW!
**Use the tools below to STUDY, STUDY, STUDY!!
- Study Guide and Manifest Destiny/Expansion Map
- Manifest Destiny (Moodle) Quiz - retake quiz for extra practice
Here is the article you read yesterday (copy and paste this into your URL)
The author says, "If children are the future, the future might be very ill-informed." He supports that claim with research (four different research-based ideas.) On note cards, paraphrase the research-based evidence the author uses to support his claim. On the back of each note card, write your OWN thoughts about this evidence.
Tomorrow you will give an INFORMAL talk about what you have on your note cards. Include a short intro (lead, thesis - NO bridge) and a short conclusion (sister, final thought - NO bridge.) You will give this talk to a small group of your peers in class.
BAUMERT - TEST (DCA) TODAY!
Expansion: Manifest Destiny TEST (DCA) = TODAY!!!
-Begin working on quarter 3 vocabulary flashcards
Small group presentations.
After presentations, you will read two follow-up passages. On lined paper, write a TO DO LIST (from the readings) to help you verify the reliability of things you read.
Copy and paste this into your browser for the first passage.
The text from the second is here:
Ten Ways To Spot Fake News
1. The story makes you angry.
This one is tough. Sometimes bad things happen, and we have an emotional reaction to those events. However, if the story is written in such a way as to elicit emotion MORE than to present facts, it is likely NOT entirely factual. Stories that intentionally divide people who have differing opinions are often exaggerated or flat-out fictionalized in order to perpetuate that division.
2. The website has an odd/disreputable domain.
We all know the .com, .gov, .org, .edu domains. However, there are some domains that we are not familiar with. If you are unsure of a domain and its qualifications, LOOK IT UP! It may be a foreign organization that raises red flags for you. If you aren’t willing to defend the domain, don’t use it!
3. The story features a poll.
Even reputable sites use polls to show what people think and do. However, the questions for polls are often written to slant the results in one direction or another. This is part of answer-shopping, and it may skew your perspective as you read. Avoid stories that include polls.
4. The story is too funny, interesting, fantastic.
If the story is far more entertaining than everyday life typically is, chances are pretty good that your story is more fiction or fantasy than fact. If you find yourself struggling to believe something like that could happen, you are probably right.
5. The website carries a disclaimer.
Many sites exist purely for the entertainment value of satire or fiction. These sites take their humor seriously enough to tell readers that is what they are. They do not intend to mislead the public, only to entertain. While they are honest about their false reporting, remember that the reporting IS false. You cannot use the information as facts.
6. The story reveals miracle cures.
Many fake news sites will tease readers with the ideas of miracles. Typically they are out to sell or promote something, but sometimes they simply dupe readers into believing a cure for a serious illness (which has not been scientifically studied or proven) has been found. If numerous reputable sites to not release a similar story of this cure, it is safe to assume the story is fake.
7. The story predicts a future disaster.
Much like miracle cures, future disaster stories are hard to back up. If the scientific community is not fully on board, the story holds little or no water.
8. Numerous reputable news sites are not running this story.
When something really big happens, every news community knows about it. They will run a story on this event. If you can find only one source claiming to have an exclusive, you are working with a less-than-credible source. If no other source even mentions the event, it most likely did not occur.
9. Other stories from the same site are incredulous/ridiculous.
Check out the source’s entire site. Are they claiming events that are completely impossible to believe? If they run incredulous stories about other events or people, the one you are reading is not based in fact either. This source is not in any way reliable.
10. The site/source has a reputation for inaccurate reporting.
Even reputable news outlets make mistakes (big or small.) But a source with a reputation to protect will work to admit, apologize for, and correct those reporting errors. Sources that do not work on a reputation that is trustworthy are not sources you should trust. Do your homework on a site before you assume it is reliable.
Research essay PEER REVIEW
Research Essay PEER REVIEW