Today was a work day to finish the research paper. I walked students through thesis statements, intros, conclusions, and exporting Works Cited. I reminded everyone of the late policy — on-time essays can be revised after I grade them, while late essays are a zero while they’re missing and lose the revision option after I receive them. Homework: your research paper is due at 11:59 tomorrow night in Classroom.
This class is an opportunity for students to develop and practice their skills in reading and analysis of literature as well as writing. Our various texts will be the vehicles through which they will hone their critical thinking abilities, and our writing exercises will be an outlet of expression for these abilities. We will be reading poetry, short fiction, novels, and dramatic texts. Our objectives are to master the elements of literature, practice the writing process, and improve organization of writing.