Suggestions for Week Eight:
M 2-23: Narrowing your topic; developing your claim; doing research
Bubbl.us Assignment: See email sent out on the afternoon of Saturday, 2-21 – more to follow shortly on the blog
- Your own research sources (Really. Read your research sources and find more!)
- The Intros & Outline assignment sheet
- Read the introductions for the following:
Miscellaneous: Sign up for your mandatory RBA appointment with Christine. Everyone must sign up for one appointment by Monday, Feb 23, though the appointment itself can happen during Weeks 8, 9, or 10.
Reminder: You are required to sign up for and attend one appointment with a Hume writing consultant before the end of the quarter (see official assignment sheet). If you have already seen an Hume tutor (even if it was for a different class), write me and let me know so that you get credit!
In-class link: Introduction Draft Brainstorm
- Your own sources
- The first draft assignment sheet
- Also read Envision, Chapter 6, p. 179-187 (on outlines, transitions, and spotlighting your argument)
- Read in full at least one of the sample essays:
- RBA introduction (draft TWO different versions of your introduction and bring them to class) and your outline. See the Intros & Outline assignment sheet for more details. See also the SAMPLE OUTLINE for a model to follow.
- Sign up for your mandatory RBA conference. Everyone must sign up by today’s class!!! (The appointment itself can happen during Weeks 8, 9, or 10).
- Come prepared to write in class. This might mean bringing some sources with you, or your preparation might be just mental/psychological. But be ready …
- Reminder: Sign up for your Hume Center appointment through sututor.stanford.edu if you haven’t done so already! See the official assignment sheet for recommended tutors and details about how to sign up.
In-class link: Game Over
COMING UP NEXT WEEK: RBA Draft #1 due on Monday; Peer Review on Wednesday