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October 10 (101A)

  1. 1. October 10, 2011<br />
  2. 2. Turn in Essay #2 with rough draft, peer review, and rubric behind it<br />
  3. 3. Vegas Grammar Review Game<br />I will place you in groups<br />Each group will receive $200 in grammar money<br />You wager on each sentence before you see it<br />Always a $10 minimum<br />$50 maximum through sentence 5<br />$100 maximum through sentence 10<br />$200 maximum through sentence 15<br />No maximum wager through sentence 20<br />After I reveal the sentence, you have one minute and thirty seconds to write the correct answer<br />If you have the answer correct, you win your wager. If you answer incorrectly, I take your money.<br />The group with the most money after sentence 20 wins three extra credit points.<br />
  4. 4. Sentence #1<br />The temperature of water boils at 212 degrees Fahrenheit.<br />Time!<br />10 seconds!<br />
  5. 5. Sentence #2<br />My income is smaller than my wife.<br />Time!<br />10 seconds!<br />
  6. 6. Sentence #3<br />I hate cold weather more than you.<br />Time!<br />10 seconds!<br />
  7. 7. Sentence #4<br />The flu epidemic makes a person’s body weak.<br />Time!<br />10 seconds!<br />
  8. 8. Sentence #5<br />Sam likes playing the guitar better than to sing.<br />Time!<br />10 seconds!<br />
  9. 9. Sentence #6<br />A spider eats more flies than a frog.<br />Time!<br />10 seconds!<br />
  10. 10. Sentence #7<br />Erosion has and always will reshape the shoreline.<br />Time!<br />10 seconds!<br />
  11. 11. Sentence #8<br />In their effort to save time on the road caused them to get a speeding ticket.<br />Time!<br />10 seconds!<br />
  12. 12. Sentence #9<br />Saturday Night Live is funnier than any show on television.<br />Time!<br />10 seconds!<br />
  13. 13. Sentence #10<br />Covered in wildflowers, Johanna admired the hillside.<br />Time!<br />10 seconds!<br />
  14. 14. Sentence #11<br />Doris went shopping and bought a pair of high heels, a new CD, and she bought a new pair of glasses.<br />Time!<br />10 seconds!<br />
  15. 15. Sentence #12<br />Although nearly finished, we left the play early because we were worried about our sick cat.<br />Time!<br />10 seconds!<br />
  16. 16. Sentence #13<br />Cindy hasn’t yet but soon will finish her report.<br />Time!<br />10 seconds!<br />
  17. 17. Sentence #14<br />I heard that my roommate intended to throw a surprise party for me while I was outside her bedroom window.<br />Time!<br />10 seconds!<br />
  18. 18. Sentence #15<br />A driving exam is when you are tested on your driving skills.<br />Time!<br />10 seconds!<br />
  19. 19. Money count!<br />
  20. 20. Sentence #16<br />Defining your terms clearly strengthens your argument.<br />Time!<br />10 seconds!<br />
  21. 21. Sentence #17<br />The cost of organic milk is greater than regular milk.<br />Time!<br />10 seconds!<br />
  22. 22. Sentence #18<br />In the United States, there are ninety-two scanners, and in Europe, eighty-five.<br />Time!<br />10 seconds!<br />
  23. 23. Sentence #19<br />Walking to college on a subzero morning, my left ear became frozen.<br />Time!<br />10 seconds!<br />
  24. 24. Sentence #20<br />The mayor refuses to negotiate or even talk to the civic association.<br />Time!<br />10 seconds!<br />
  25. 25. Prompt and rubric for Essay #3<br />
  26. 26. Essay #3 Prompt<br />Essay #3 will be a research paper. Do not be afraid of the term "research paper" as you have been writing research papers all semester. The key difference with this essay is that you will have the freedom to choose any topic you would like, though the topic must be approved by me. I will not approve topics that have been overdone by college students (abortion, gun control, legalizing drugs, violence in the media, gay marriage, euthanasia, global warming) unless you can show me how you will say something entirely different.<br />
  27. 27. Essay #3 Prompt<br />Remember this essay should not be a report. You should not read material and then tell me about what you read. The essay should be centered on your ideas and the sources you use should be there to back you up or there for you to refute them. Your original ideas might be a compilation of the sources you read, but they shouldn't rely on one source too much. You will need to have at least four sources for the essay (no more than two can be from the textbook) and you will need to have a works cited page.<br />
  28. 28. Essay #3 Prompt<br />This assignment should be approximately five to seven pages long. The rough draft of the essay is due Wednesday, October 19, 2011. We will peer review on this day and you can earn up to three extra credit points. Please bring your highlighters. The final draft of the essay is worth 135 points and is due Wednesday, October 26, 2011. Keep in mind that if you do not have a rough draft, your final draft will be marked down.<br />
  29. 29. Report vs. essay<br />
  30. 30. Report vs. Essay<br />
  31. 31. Report vs. Essay<br />
  32. 32. Report vs. Essay<br />
  33. 33. Report vs. Essay<br />
  34. 34. Report vs. Essay<br />
  35. 35. Report vs. Essay<br />
  36. 36. Excerpt from a report:<br />Facebook is a social networking phenomenon that has taken the United States by storm and gained universal popularity. Facebook has more than one-half trillion members; 1 out of every 12 people on the planet has a Facebook account. More than 70% of those accounts are outside of the United States. Membership grows by almost three-quarters of a million people each day. If Facebook were a country, only China and India would surpass it in population (Grossman, 2010). About a billion new pieces of information are posted on Facebook each day (Stengel, 2010). Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook as a Web service from his Harvard University dorm room in February 2004 when he was a 19-year-old student. Last December, Time named the Facebook founder its 2010 Person of the Year. The now 26-year-old joins a list of honorées who have included American Presidents, royalty, and Nobel Laureates.<br />(Siegle, D.. "Facing Facebook: A Guide for Nonteens. " Gifted Child Today  1 Apr. 2011: General Interest Module, ProQuest. Web.  16 Mar. 2011.)<br />
  37. 37. Excerpt from an essay:<br />But Facebook friends and social networking are not adequate substitutes for authentic friendship. We long for relationships with people who know us so well that their lives impact and influence ours. Young people love the high-tech world of multitasking and interactive media, but like the rest of us, they long for personal intimacy. On our campus, we are converting spaces in dorms back to common rooms because of the increasing desire of undergraduates to gather together in small groups.<br />We may have multiple social networks and thousands of acquaintances and still find ourselves profoundly lonely. A sociological study found that between 1985 and 2004 the average American's number of close confidants declined from three to two, and that those reporting "no close confidants" jumped from 10 to 25 percent. Lynn Smith-Lovin, one of the study's authors, noted that "you usually don't expect major features of social life to change very much from year to year or even decade to decade." But the data suggest a "remarkable drop" in the number and quality of friendships in American culture. The findings also confirm and amplify my anecdotal sense that more and more "connected" people, from CEOs to talented youth and young adults, are struggling with loneliness.<br />(Jones, L. Gregory. "My Facebook friends." Christian Century 15 July 2008: 35. Academic Search Premier. EBSCO. Web. 16 Mar. 2011.)<br />
  38. 38. Homework<br />Study for quiz<br />Paragraph with topic for Essay #3<br />Reading Journal #3<br />

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