Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Lab Work- Dec. 3rd

Come prepared to work in the lab on Friday. You should have notes, articles, interview transcriptions and earlier drafts. I expect each person to prove that he/she accomplishes a great deal in the lab. Come with a written goal for the day.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Riddle Extra credit

Type up your riddle and bring it to class by Wednesday for extra credit.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Extra credit- Due Dec. 3rd

Students with C- or below on their second of point of view may earn points. Students must meet with their mentor and come up with a detailed to do list. The list must be signed by the mentor. Points will be given for a detailed point of view.

Engaging Opening- Dec. 1st

Bring your engaging opening to class for peer editing. Some of the openings looked too short last week. Review your work. It should be a paragraph or two. Four sentences are not enough.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Introduction Hook-November 23

Write the opening to your senior exhibition. It should be creative and enticing. Do not use you, imagine or any other cliche beginning. This should be typed or neatly written in pen.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

November 22nd- Portfolio Deadline

Proof of six completed cover sheets and a personal statement are due!
This is mucho points in both English and Government!!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Nov, 19th- Second Point of View Completed

Same requirements for second point of view as for the first point of view essay.
Type the essential question at the top of the page. Underline the point of view statement which should be the last sentence of the first paragraph. Textnotes are facts and ideas from sources. Remember you are writing an argument. Prove your point of view with strong evidence and analysis. You must include an annotated works cited page. Carefully proofread!!!!!

This should be a new draft- it should not be the same as your draft on Wed.

Do not forget to attach article summaries, Nov. 15th and 17th drafts, plus the peer edit.

Remember to highlight additions and corrections on your final paper. One color for content and a different color for grammar/spelling corrections.
500 Points

Finished draft of Second Point of View- Nov. 17th

Finish your second point of view essay. It should be typed with textnotes and an annotated works cited page. Three pages for the essay. We will peer edit the papers, and there may be time to work on revisions in the lab.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Monday, November 15th Homework

Bring an addressed and stamped thank you note to your second interviewee.

Come to class with notes and articles to write your 2nd pov in class. Do not forget to bring the summaries of two articles.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Articles and Senior Work- due November 10th

Bring two articles that will support your second point of view to class. Extra credit will be given for articles that were taken from databases or websites on the handout.

Bring your work from class this year, so you can complete a portfolio assignment cover sheet.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Research Help

Here are several databases and website for your senior exhibition!!!

General Databases
Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center draws on the acclaimed social issues series published by Greenhaven Press, as well as core reference content from other Gale and Macmillan Reference USA sources to provide a complete one-stop source for information on social issues. Access viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles.
Academic OneFile is the premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. With extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects, Academic OneFile is both authoritative and comprehensive. With millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text with no restrictions, researchers are able to find accurate information quickly. Includes full-text coverage of the New York Times back to 1995. Updated daily.
These two databases are available from your public library's web site and require a library card number to access them.
Peninnsula Library System plsinfo.org
San Mateo County Library www.smcl.org
San Francisco Public Library www.sfpl.org

Government Sources of Facts and Statistics
ERIC (the Education Resources Information Center) is an online digital library of education research and information. ERIC is sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides credible and reliable information and data & tatistics, diseases and conditions, emergencies and disasters, environmental health. healthy living, injury and violence & safety, workplace safety and health, and more…
Bureau of Labor Statistics (the BLS) of the U.S. Department of Labor is the principal Federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy. Its mission is to collect, analyze, and disseminate essential economic information. As an independent statistical agency, BLS provides products and services that are objective, timely, accurate, and relevant.
The U.S. Census Bureau and is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census. It also gathers other national demographic and economic data. As part of the United States Department of Commerce, the Census Bureau serves as a leading source of data about America's people and economy

Non-Profit Sources of Facts and Statistics
EFF (the Electronic Frontier Foundation) Blending the expertise of lawyers, policy analysts, activists, and technologists, the EFF confronts cutting-edge issues defending free speech, privacy, innovation, and consumer rights. From the beginning, EFF has championed the public interest in every critical battle affecting digital rights.
ACLU (The American Civil Liberties Union) works in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve individual rights and liberties. These include 1st Amendment rights, equal protection under the law, and due process and privacy rights. The ACLU also works to extend rights to segments of our population that have traditionally been denied their rights, including people of color; women; lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people; prisoners; and people with disabilities.
National office: http://www.aclu.org/
No. Cal. office: http://www.aclunc.org/
The Guttmacher Institute advances sexual and reproductive health worldwide through an interrelated program of social science research, public education and policy analysis. They specialize in data, statistics, and analysis of adolescent sexual & reproductive health; relationships, intimacy & sexual behavior; and healthy pregnancies, contraception & abortion.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Second Interview- November 8th

Three pages of transcription, proof of interview and annotation are due.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Revise Personal Statement- November 4th

Carefully revise your personal statement. Make sure you answer the prompt, use descriptive language and proofread. Many students will need to make major changes to their papers.