This essay focuses on Exploratory Journals Directions.In the spirit of Oliver’s instruction to “pay attention”, we will spend the first few weeks of our quarter noticing and thinking about ongoing and recent developments in our world.
In the spirit of Oliver’s instruction to “pay attention”, we will spend the first few weeks of our quarter noticing and thinking about ongoing and recent developments in our world. Each journal will contain two entries and their MLA citations. The scoring guide and the example entry are provided as reference points. Ideally, you will be able to discuss topics that you are already passionate journals directions about and find new disciplines/developing stories that capture your interest.
I will also assign other homework journals directions, so please do not wait until the night before a deadline to begin your journal. Typically, the entries will be due Saturday night by 9 pm. While these journals are in no way forcing you to pick or commit to a research topic, they are a series of opportunities for you to begin to collect interesting-to-you stories as they develop in the first month of class.
editorials from previous years, provided you can find all of the necessary MLA citation information. The following are some recommended websites for you to browse.The following guidelines will serve as the foundation of the feedback I will provide. In addition to giving you a numerical score, I will also provide a brief discussion of your journal’s strengths and/or weaknesses.
ScoreDescription7-8Two entries with complete MLA citations included.
Entries are 150-200 words each.
Each entry contains a brief section of quoted, paraphrased, and/or summarized material followed by well-developed reactions to and questions about the text. The student places their reactions into a clear context. The student’s tone is engaging, curious, and/or passionate.4-6Only one entry provided, or two underdeveloped entries. Some MLA formatting errors begin to distract. Reaction commentary is limited in scope and would benefit from additional detail and/or context. Tone may begin to read as disinterested, irritated, or frustrated.
0-3Missing, skeletal entries. Significant deviations from MLA formatting. Topics discussed appear randomly selected; student response is unclear and/or detached. Sample EntriesSuccessful exampleJones, Rachel Elizabeth. “The Broken Promises of American Indian Treaties, Sewn onto Quilts.” Hyperallergic, 27 Feb. 2017, hyperallergic.com/361418/the-broken-promises-of-american-indian-treaties-sewn-onto-quilts/.
can give viewers a chance to explore traumatic aspects of American history that textbooks ignore or gloss over. I thought this article was interesting because I have never before.
. Gina Adams’s project reminds me of effective history teachers who can bring something from the past. Life by transforming it and putting a twist on it. I wonder how other artists might be borrowing content from historical sources. and how audiences are reacting to such content? Big Idea question: How is a quilt a different rhetorical space than a mural or a billboard? (Word Count: 182) Why it’s a successful example: ·The MLA citation is complete and located at the top of the entry.·Source is at least 500 words long·First part of the entry offers summary and a quotation attributed to the author. ·Personal reaction offers connections to other topics and questions for the student to continue to think about.·
Unsuccessful exampleRachel Elizabeth Jones https://hyperallergic.com/361418/the-broken-promises-of-american-indian-treaties-sewn-onto-quilts/ “Benign in appearance, the quilts are subversive in their hybrid identity as documents and textiles — a form broadly considered a staple of American (and particularly European American) folk art. It should not be overlooked that the blanket, in general. was an object weaponized. Colonizers who used them as vehicles for spreading disease.
”I thought this project was interesting
. I liked the images of the example quilts. (Word Count: 67)Why it is an unsuccessful example·The MLA citation is incomplete. Entry is mostly quote material—quote material that student does not attribute to the author. The student’s personal reactions and commentary are severely underdevelop. Citation NotesFeel free to reference the Online Writing Lab. Purdue University or a citation generator like EasyBib for information on how to cite a particular editorial. Directions for the required hanging indent: select the text, right click, select “paragraph”, go to “special” under Indentation, select “hanging”.
Firstly, submit on time
Secondly, take time
Further, lecturer’s advice
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Finally, check language