Great work today! I really appreciated how well everyone fully participated in pair and group work. Although it's only the second lesson, we're getting into the nuts-and-bolts (=idiom for details) of essay writing.
We learned how to make a bibliography for a research paper. A bibliography is an alphabetical list of all the sources you use for your research paper. When you organize your source information in your bibliography, you need to arrange it using the MLA style (MLA=Modern Language Association).
MLA referencing is one of the ways you can document your sources in your research paper. This style is used in the humanities, especially for writing about language and literature.
We also learned about the different parts of an introduction:
b. general statements
c. thesis statement
You can choose from five different hooks:
b. rhetorical questions
d. interesting facts
Please be aware that your writing must be submitted on time if you would like to receive my comments. If you submit your writing after a deadline, it will not be checked.
We quickly went through how to format your essay (e.g. spacing, titles, etc.). If you need additional information, please see the "Essay Format" document at the end of today's summary.
Please submit your Introduction and Bibliography as Word documents. You will need to attach them to the emails you send to me.
Blog Question #2:
*Write 8-10 sentences.
*Use capitalization, punctuation & spelling correctly.
*Submit by Tuesday, April 21 by 6:00pm.