HELLO STUDENTS! Welcome to the Argument and Research Class

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Research Paper: ROUGH DRAFT DUE November 30 On Eli Review and Hard Copy

FINAL DRAFT DUE DECEMBER 14 Both on Eli Review and hard Copy

—ELI REVIEW: CLASS CODE :) 6th hour togas639scarab
Expectations: Students are expected to come to class on time with the appropriate materials: the book(s) we are using, netbook , and notebook and a writing utensil. All formal academic papers should be the student’s original and ‘best’ work, and should be turned in on time. Papers should go through the drafting, review, revision, and editing processes. We will facilitate the writing process through our efforts in the classroom and through the use of the ELI Review software. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Please document all sources.
Student Supplies:
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Flash drive, highlighters, pencils, pens, paper, note cards, sticky notes, spiral notebook
(Bring your charged Chrome Computer start of each class! :) )
Need a yellow highlighter and 4 other colors ...donated tissue boxes are welcomed!!
4 folders or a binder (student choice)
*School issued electronic device
*Independent reading books through school resources, public, and home
*Need donations of school appropriate magazines to be cut up in class
*PARENTS: Looking for ways to support the classroom? Donations of: tape: both scotch and masking tape, tissues, paper towels, paper clips, white board cleaner: All Welcomed! :)

Attendance:

Regular attendance is essential for promotion and success in your schoolwork. Participation in classroom activities, classroom discussions, and certain other interactions are all necessary ingredients of the learning process. Students shall be in attendance for 90% of scheduled classes of each course in order to earn credit in the course, if all course objectives have been met. If a student is present less than 90% of scheduled classes, the student will receive a grade of “N” (no credit) for the could. A student should have 90% attendance which is 53 days per term (7 absences).


Students with 8-11 absences shall be required to take the semester exam for the course and earn a grade of at least 78% (C+) to obtain the calculated grade for the course. If the student does not earn a grade of 78% on the final exam, a grade of “N” (no credit) will issued for the course.
Students with 12 or more absences will receive an “N” (no credit) unless written verification of extenuating circumstances are submitted to the building principal and approved by the attendance committee.
Grading: Final grade based on percentage of points earned: A+ (98-100); A (93-97); A- (90-92); B+ (88-89); B (83-87); B- (80-82); C+ (78-79); C (73-77); C- (70-72); D+ (68-69); D (63-67); D- (60-62); E (0-59)

Policy on Deadlines: Deadlines are to be adhered to and strictly observed.


RETAKES:

Unit tests are able to be retaken with the qualifier of all classwork & homework being completed. Practice assignments/homework will not be averaged into the final grade. These classroom activities and homework may show up on the grade book with a score, but will be for the purpose of formative assessment, to determine how prepared the learner is to take the tests. Exams will not have a retake option. So tests, projects and essays will be averaged to determine each student’s grade.


Exam Policies

• All teachers will give a final exam to all students during the scheduled exam period. The final exam will reflect course content taught during the trimester and/or year.

• The final exam is weighted 20% of the student’s final trimester grade.

• All students will attend all final exams. Any unexcused absence from the exam period will yield a failing grade on the exam.

• All teachers will enter final exam grades in the exam column found in the Powerschool program

Important Dates:
1. This I Believe essay: first draft due start of class Wednesday, September 14 uploaded to Eli Review
Peer Review in Class on Wednesday
Final edited copy due Friday, September 16


1. Propaganda Project Due_
See Note taking procedure open below... fore weekly agenda


2. FULL FIRST DRAFT of RESEARCH PAPER DUE: _November 30

3. LAST FINAL COPY of RESEARCH PAPER DUE:___December 14


EXAM WEEK

Eli REVIEW Course Code:

===As modified on 11-20-15 in class...X= areas to teach and improve paper

STANDARD REQUIREMENT on Final PAPER ( all formal papers )

  1. Font options: Times New Roman
  2. 5-7 pages
  3. size 12 font
  4. double spaced
  5. third person
  6. present tense
  7. creative title for paper
  8. Works Cited Page required
(Note every source cited in paper should be reflected on Works Cited page and vice versa)

  1. POINTS on Integration of Research:
PART 1 Grade
_ Cite a minimum of 15 times from 7 different sources to prove your position
_ Only one of the quotes may be 4 lines or longer ( any more beyond one long hanging indent the student needs to add ½ page to their paper)
_ Define necessary terms ( at least one) this should be cited but will not be included as part of your 15 cited sources for proof
_ Opening paragraph has an engaging grabber J
_ Thesis is clear and placed correctly
_ They Say/ I Say template used
_ Depth of knowledge evident
_ Argument supported by facts and moves logically using signal phrases: Ex. As stated by…
_ Logic is supported by a persuasive technique: Example
cause/effect opinion/reason parallel construction facts/conclusion order of importance comparison/contrast other?
Transitions are evident and move logically between sited sources ( never two sources back to back)
General Effectiveness
Conclusion~ restated thesis placed properly first sentence of conclusion
No new information added to conclusion only areas discussed in paper prior
Integration of credible sources : examples . edu .org .gov_ news.com other__
Cited sources with unrelated information are not credited. Think: Cited sources must build strength to the position of the stated thesis.**

1. FULL PAPER FIRST DRAFT DUE:

2. LAST FINAL COPY DUE:

PART 2 GRADE Writing rubric grade determined with this rubric below for final paper:)

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Class time has major chunks of time designated to researching, writing, and conferencing one on one.

Above rubric: Contact with questions or schedule a conference with Mrs. Seyferth at tseyferth@nmps.net .

TIPS FOR YOU:
MLA Format
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Let the Fun Begin! Sources for help, see below:

How do you determine if a source is credible?
Need a magazine book, article or other... try the online library!
Michigan Electronic Library just use your Walker Library card.

MelCat link - http://elibrary.mel.org/search

PurdueOwl.com = Great resource examples and guidelines

Son of Citation Machine = how to cite properly

Easybib.com = citation help

http://scholarsresearchlibrary.com/ = scholarly resources

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Link to Citation Machine www.citationmachine.net
Link to Michigan Electronic Library:
http://mel.org/
Link to 100 Potential Research Paper Topics:
http://www.midway.edu/library/topics
SAMPLE PAPER Purdue Owl #1: SCROLL DOWN after you open & see WORKS CITED/ this one is in first person/ you MUST USE THIRD PERSON :)


SAMPLE PAPER THIRD PERSON: SEE THIS ONE AS A REFERENCE FOR PAPER

Scholarly vs Non Scholarly

NOTE & SOURCE CARDS http://www.crlsresearchguide.org/04_Making_Source_Cards.asp

ALSO: option of keeping notes on Google Slides( each slide is a note )
LET's START :)

We need to know ourselves in order to begin to understand others... so self reflection of...

NPR's This I Believe example : and NMHS Student's thoughts... Presentations April 30, 2015

Holocaust.Brandon.docx NM student's example on NPR!!!!

Ethos, Pathos, and Logos

Ethos, Pathos, and Logos Video


Week One


Review and share NPR's This I Believe essays to get ideas about how to approach the assignment of writing their own This I Believe thoughts.



WEEK TWO





WEEK 10 & 11


WEEK 12




OLD BELOW>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>





WEEK ONE Agendas and Notes January 4-8, 2016

explanation of defining the terms


Quiz on Vocabulary defined terms: Expand list of arguable topics: Ticket out the door a general topic you might use for research paper:

We watched videos and discussed defining the terms, grabbers, position( thesis), facts vs opinions, credible sources referenced
Showed PP on Aristotle's use of appeal: 3 types of appeal still used today: ethos, pathos, logos
Discussed types of appeals used as video progressed.
Handed out for Rhetoric and related terminology




EXTRA CREDIT MAGAZINES???? TO CUT UP? Due Monday and Tuesday May 4 & 5. Need to be on time for credit. :)

WEEK TWO

Open here Rubric for Propaganda assignment PROPAGANDA PROJECT DUE DATE: Monday, October 19

OLD SCHOOL Note and Source Card style

WEEK THREE

Research, Note taking and forming paragraphs purposefully:


WEEK FOUR

WEEK FIVE & WEEK SIX together...




WEEK SEVEN



WEEK EIGHT & WEEK NINE together


WEEK TEN

WEEK ELEVEN: Complete ROUGH DRAFT DUE Monday, March 14

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WEEK TWELVE Rough Draft returned Monday and Tuesday 21st and 22nd

WEEK THIRTEEN

Spring Break April 1st - April 8

WEEK FOURTEEN Final paper due Thursday April 14th

WEEK FIFTEEN EXAM WEEK



OLD BELOW HERE....

Note Card check? More They /Say I/ Say templates ( just know for final copy all fist person is removed :) )

Extra Information:


Read in class Tuesday to prepare for Guest Speaker Professor Mark Singer and wife Peg


They Say I Say