Thursday, December 1, 2011

Last Day

English 101 Last Day

1. Bruce and Rage

2. H/I Cover Letter

3. H/I Final, Final Draft on Monday in front of my office by NOON. MUST have draft with my comments as well as the final, final draft.

4. Return of Essays, etc

a. First week of Winter Quarter.

b. Grades mostly.

c. For more feedback from me, bring your essay in and we’ll go over it.

5. Grades due Next Friday, posted online under schedule that day

6. My schedule: Winter 102 and American Lit; Spring English 95 x2 and Poetry Workshop

7. Summer? MAYBE 102.

8. Also, you can ask about anything anytime.

9. You can say hi to me on campus. Say your name and I’ll say mine.

10. You can say hi to each other.

11. From my English 102 class: Andy Blevins’ story.

a. One in there Americans in their mid-twenties attended but did not finish college.

b. Only 41 percent of low-income students entering a four year college managed to graduate within five years. (66% of high income did).

c. 75 percent of students enrolling in community colleges said they hoped to transfer to a four year institution. But only 17 percent of those made the switch within five year. The rest were out working or still studying toward the two year degree.

12. Your story has to be different.  You are abrecaminos.

13. The Grapes of Wrath final scene

14. Now, you can do this.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Day 46

Day 46 English 101 Fall 2011

You call yourself a salesman? Coffee's for closers.

1. Essays returned

2. 1030 will have their essays back Thursday.

3. You have until Monday at 12 noon to turn in revised version of 1-2 of your essays. Revised version must include version with my comments. Hard copies of each version only, please.

4. Cover letters still due Friday (1030 class) and Thursday (1255 class).

5. Learn from Leons.

6. MLADM2KXI: The Reckoning Cometh

7. Tomorrow: 1030 class meet in the lab—you’ll have time to ask me questions, to work on your cover letter or to work on revising an essay; 1255 class meet here.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Day 45

Fall 2010 English 101 Day 45

1. Learn from Lindsay and Leon and the Tour De Dumb

2. Homework: Cover Letter due Friday (1030) and Thursday for 1255 class.

Final, Final revised version of 1-2 of your essays due Monday at Noon in front of my office.
I'm working on Essay 3, but if you didn't turn it in via email, and you're waiting on my feedback, you're limiting your options for revision. I'd start now on one or both revisions.

3. Hand in Portfolio Revision Worksheet.

4. MLADM2KXI: Round 1.
a. Put that coffee down! Coffee is for closers! EARMUFFS.

5. Tomorrow, round two: MLADM2KX: 2 Fast, 2 Fuious, 2 Modern Languagey
6. Tomorrow, also, all bp from comments on the blog. Cut and paste into a document and number the comments.

Business Letter Format

Here's one site.
Here's another.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Day 42

Day 42 English 101 Fall 2011

1. How to Grade Essay 3—Rubric review.

2. Hand in final draft of essay 3.

3. O/R

a. Y= first and last paragraphs

b. N= No reading

c. A plate of peas

d. Y=+/- 0

e. N= +/- 0

4. Two more assignments

a. Portfolio Review

b. Cover Letter

5. Next week: MLA Death Match 2011; Leon Lett, Leon Washington, Lindsey Jacobelis and the Tour De Dumb.

Monday, November 21, 2011

In California Last Week

Day 41

Day 41 English 101 Fall 2011

1. Read your essays aloud.

2. Grading Sample Peer Essay.

3. Homework: Final drafts due Tuesday; complete peer editing if you are not done today in class.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Day 40

Day 40 English 101 Fall 2011

1. Peer edit for second class—Hand in and hand back.

2. Volunteers for essay guinea pigs on Monday?

3. Revision Notes

4. Editing Notes

5. Read aloud?

If time, the end of Grapes of Wrath.

6. Homework: Final drafts due Tuesday; complete peer editing if you are not done today in class.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Revising and Editing

1. Revision

Thesis statements

Add support


Topic Sentences should form paragraph




2. Editing

Sentence openings (esp It/There)

Capital letters/end punctuation

Signal phrases

Spelling—Spell check.




Proper names: Friedman, for ex.

Use a ruler

Read backwards

Read aloud

Day 39

Day 39 English 101 Fall 2011

1. Bonus Points—Poetry Reading, MLA?

2. Peer Editing—Complete the process.

a. In groups of four.

b. Trade papers with another person (don’t hand them around the table, trade them with one other person) and read each other’s silently, marking as you go.

c. Complete the peer editing form on both sides.

d. Discuss with author—go over every question point of the form.

e. Author asks questions they still have.

f. Repeat in another pair at your table.

3. Peer edit for second class.

4. If time, read essays aloud in groups of four.

5. If time after that, complete a scratch outline for your own essay.

6. Volunteers for essay guinea pigs on Monday?

7. Homework: Final drafts due Tuesday; complete peer editing if you are not done today in class.