Week Eight


Suggestions for Week Eight:

You’ll probably be still reading and working with sources as you start writing your first draft, and that’s okay. Just try to expedite the process by always thinking: where does this fit into my argument? That way you’ll have a better sense of how to integrate it into your draft.

If possible, you’ll want to collect all your surveys and finish all your interviews by the middle of the week so you can think about the results and how they can be used in relation to your argument.

Also, as always, don’t forget that you are writing AN ARGUMENT, so keep thinking about what claim you are making and how to best leverage your sources to support it.

M 11-13: Research/read/write day

See email for additional details about research/read/write day

Reading due:


  • Fill out the peer review input form
  • Sign up for your mandatory RBA appointment with Christine – this appointment can take place during this week or the week after Thanksgiving, but please sign up before Friday, November 18, no matter which week you plan to meet with me.

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!


W 11-15: peer review, researching, and writing

Reading due:

  • Your own sources
  • Read & annotate your peer review partners’ first drafts (read both of them; use the peer review guidelines to help you annotate and for instructions for your peer review comment!). Peer review partners are: Alaiah, Nick, Alec D. || Arjun, Chaz, Armando || Pao, Brenna, Wilmer || Alex K, Jacie, Alex W || James, Aanikh, Jnani

Miscellaneous due:

  • Sign up for your mandatory RBA conference.  Everyone must sign up by Friday!!! (The appointment itself can happen this week or the week after Thanksgiving).
  • 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.

COMING UP NEXT WEEK: RBA Draft #2 due on Wednesday; Peer Review on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday





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