Homework for Wednesday, May29: SEP
Homework for Friday, May 24: Apostrophe story
There will be a final exam on Friday, May 31. Here's what you will need to prepare:
- Coordinating conjunctions
- Semicolons: dividing sentences and to avoid confusion
- Conjunctive adverbs
- Commas and the various rules
- Subordinating conjunctions
- Quotation marks in conversation
- Quotation marks vs. italics
- MLA in-text citations
- Those usage words we didn’t go over but you really ought to know: there, their, they’re/ to, too, two/ your, you’re/ wear, were, where/ new, knew/ whether, weather/ then, than
Homework for Wednesday, May 22:
Comma quiz on Monday, May, 20
Homework for Thursday, May 16: Comma sheet rule #3:
The final writing assignment for Toolbox is a student generated one. You have two choices and both are worth 35 points:
- Write a short story (minimum of two pages)
- Create two visual pieces of propaganda (one pro, one con) of the same item/object/topic, etc., and include a typed paragraph explaining your thoughts and choices.
The rough draft of either of them is due Monday, May 20 and the final draft if due Friday, May 24.
Homework for Tuesday, May 14: subordinating conjunction i
Homeowrk for Friday, May 10: Comma sheet rule #2:
Homework for Wednesday, May 8: Comma sheet #1:
Monday, May 6: Final draft of reserach paper due
Thursday, May 1:
Rough draft of research paper due (at least two full pages, typed and shared with me)
Tuesday, April 29:
Interjections quiz, introduction to the comma, work day on paper.
If you have not completed the Purdue OWL hunt, please have it done by this day
Homework for Friday, April 25:
Share your typed outline with me BEFORE class.
Homework for Wednesday, April 24: Bring in your topic or thesis and one page of reserach. This should be typed and shared with me. Remember the followoing:
Keep track of the websites you visit (you will need this!!)
If you are writing a persuasive paper, you must have a thesis, and it must pass the "so what" test.
What is plagiarism?
Homework for Wednesday, April 17: quiz on quotation marks.STUDY!!
Bring in three ideas for paper topics (you will be sharing these)
Research Paper Unit
Research Paper Assignment: due dates will be posted for individual steps
Italics and Quotations2: due Monday, April 15
Quotations homework due Monday, April15
Final draft of your story due Thursday, April 11. Print BEFORE class!!
Quotation1 to go over in class April 3Homework due Friday, April 5: Quotations 5Sample stories: Rainy WeddingFriday, April 5: work dayTuesday, April 9: rough draft. Have at least two pages, typed. Bring the electronic copy to classThursday, April 11: final draft due. Have it printed BEFORE CLASS!!!!!
Quotations Marks in class
On Monday, March 25, there will be an in-class paper. You will have the entire period to work on this paper. Today the class decided on the following topics. You will need to select one.
Please share with me a typed outline for the paper you will be writing! This will be worth 10 points!
- Is AI a danger to humanity?
- Is the current education system flawed and if so, how?
- If someone discovered the ‘Elixir of life’ that would enable us to live forever, would it be a blessing or a curse?
Next Thursday, March 21, you will be writing an in-class paper. What will the prompts be? Well, that’s what we will decide on Tuesday. Your homework over the weekend is to write down three prompts you would like to write on. As a class, we will examine all the options and decide on two.
Please write your prompts in a google.doc and share it with me BEFORE class. You MUST use complete sentences and standard English to receive full credit. Also, you may not have a story prompt; they must all be persuasive or expository.Colon Quiz on Friday, March 15
The Oxford Comma is SOOOO important!
Homework for Tuesday, February, 26:
Quiz on coordinating conjunctions, semicolons between independent clauses, conjunctive adverbs, and semicolons to avoid confusion
Due Thursday, February 21:
Final daft of million dollar paper
Due Tuesday, February 19:
Semicolons to avoid confusion
Bring a PRINTED copy of your two page million dollar paper. NO NAME!! JUST YOUR STUDENT NUMBER.
Due Friday, Feburary 15:
Next paper: Ten Million Dollars!
Friday, February 15: bring in a list of items you will be purchasing
Tuesday, February 19: have an electrontic copy (and share it with me)
Thursday, February 21: final draft, typed, printed BEFORE class!
Homework for Monday, Feb. 11:
If you have not read the conjunctive adverb sheet, read it.Homework for Thursday, Feb. 7:Semicolon and commas in compound sentences (only the first page!!!)Final draft of your letter dueHomework for Tuesday, February 5:Bring in electronic rough draftAssignment #1: the business letter
Bring in 3 names of people you might want to write to: January 31
Rough draft workshop. Bring an electronic copy of your typed, fully formatted draft to class for peer review (10 points): February 4
Final draft due. Bring two PRINTED copies of your final letter to class (one to send and one for me to grade): February 6
Homework for Tuesday, January 29: 106 Fragments.
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