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September 26, 2006

Research Proposals


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Research Writing Students,

Your Research Proposals will be due on September 28th. Please see the previous PowerPoint lectures and class e-mails (both on the P:drive) for the detailed instructions . . .


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September 21, 2006

Research Essay - Simian Communication and Language


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As you saw me present the "demo" powerpoint presentation today in class, I asked you to take notes in your journal on the following information. Some of these you may have needed to answer outside of class.

Here are the questions:

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September 19, 2006

Documentary Film - Trekkies


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As you screened the film today in class, I asked you to take notes in your journal on the following information. Some of these you may have needed to answer outside of class.

Here are the questions:

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September 14, 2006

Narrowing Things Down & Your First Four Sources


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Students,

Enter your information about your most recently narrowed topic and MLA cited sources as indicated by these instructions in the comment box. Later, we'll use this posted information to peer-review and provide feedback for one another. Remember, this is a public space, so do your best and be mindful of your language mechanics. Who knows, maybe someone out there in cyberspace will give you some feedback to your topics as well (it's happened before).

Part 1: REVISE

Sometime this weekend, look at your topic and how it was refined by your classmates. Decide if you like it or not. If not, use the same exercise and narrow it down (according to the rules of Ballenger, page 54) to some way that you DO like. Write it down.

Part 2: RESEARCH

Continue the process of exploratory research. Go to the library or work from home, but sometime before our next meeting, and find . . .

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September 07, 2006

Research Writing - Asking Questions About Potential Topics


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Today, in research writing, we tried an exercise that practiced our abilities to generate ideas about potential research topics by asking questions.

First, the students arranged their desks into a large circle. Each student was assigned one of the following topics. (They were completely random) . . .

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