Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Interview Assignment

Please post a description of your interview and a collection of interview questions.  This assignment is due Wednesday, 11/18.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Ethics in Research Blog Post, Due 10/26

Please post your reaction to the short reading about research ethics I gave you on Wednesday.

Some questions for you to consider in formulating your response include:

Have you thought about ethics in research, beyond avoiding plagiarism?

Do you think your morals or ethics in general shape how you write or what you choose to write about?

Why do these authors find it necessary to include this chapter in their book?

Monday, October 19, 2009

Class Work, 10/19 Due Wednesday 10/21

This assignment is due by 5pm on Wednesday, 10/21.  Use class time on 10/19 to complete this assignment, while we have our scheduled midterm evaluations.

This exercise will prepare you to write the compare and contrast paper I will assign next Monday, 10/26.

Choose two articles that you plan to use as sources for your final research project.  Make sure one is a scholarly source and the other is not.

Create a citation and outline for each article and turn them into me as a typed paper document on Wednesday at 5pm.  Your document should look like this. (Click on the link for a detailed description of the assignment)

For tips on outlines, look here.
Your outline should detail the main ideas and supporting evidence that you read in each of the articles or other pieces of writing you are considering.  You may include direct quotes from the article for the supporting evidence, but please try to paraphrase the main ideas.  This exercise is similar to the one we did in class with the blogging chapter from Mary Pipher.

For tips on citations, look here.
Your citation should follow the standard MLA format we have been practicing.

Worksheets from 10/14

You can view the three exercises we did in class on 10/14 on google docs.  These sheets contain useful tips for writing paragraphs, thesis statements and introductions.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

RESEARCH PROPOSAL: Migratory Consolidation As A Key To Propel U.S. Economy - FIQWS: Web Discourse NewsActivist Ning

RESEARCH PROPOSAL: Migratory Consolidation As A Key To Propel U.S. Economy - FIQWS: Web Discourse NewsActivist Ning: "payer

Incorporating Quotations/Works Cited

Please use the links below to supplement your efforts to incorporate quotations in your papers and format your works cited page.  We will spend some time in class on Wednesday practicing these techniques.

Works Cited: This link is to the basic information about works cited in MLA 2009 format.  At the bottom of the page displayed by the link, you will find more information about how to format specific sources.

Incorporating Quotations

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Defining Academic Writing: Due 10/5/09

Now that you have completed the first draft of your first paper at CCNY (at least in FIQWS), devise a working definition for academic writing.

This statement should be no more than a paragraph long, and should include:

1. Your concept of how writing is used to learn and/or perform other tasks in the college setting.

2. An acknowledgment of your position in the world of academic writing:  what do you stand to gain from writing papers in college, and what does the college stand to gain from you?

Reminder:  We will meet in the library on 10/5 at 5pm.  Please arrive on time to room 1/340.