16 thoughts on “Agenda WED APR 18”

  1. Conferences can be made for the finals week after the portfolio is complete. Claims in the research paper should have the fat cut off them and be as breif and clear without losing substance. The research will be analyzed for scholarship in citation, clarity of research, and proper use of diction.


  2. -schedule meetings for grade conferences, portfolio is due next Wednesday
    -add links to your papers that link to your work, ex: in your reflective statement link your white paper in your text instead of a link to the URL below your descriptions
    -try to use as many words as possible without repeating yourself
    -try to mention all ideas and bring out all the evidence you have to back up your ideas
    -It is easy to notice when students are repeating themselves and it really does not make an essay sound well written
    -it is easy to rewrite your ideas once read over for repetition
    -any evidence of a copy of earlier work is plagiarism


  3. – When publishing our posts to the blog it very easy to hyperlink articles into our own work through the edit section on the blog.
    – Brevity and Clarity are what you must focus on when conducting a writing piece, get the essential content in the paper and do no fluff it up with “ideas”. Stating the claims and getting directly to the point is a more efficient way of writing. Less is more at times.
    – You must make sure to cite your sources within your writing piece if it is in your references section. Also even if you are just pulling ideas out of an article to help guide your own paper, cite it so that you are no penalized for plagiarism.


    1. do not fluff it up with “ideas”.

      Actually, ideas are exactly what we SHOULD add to our papers. They’re the opposite of fluff. Periods belong INSIDE THE QUOTATION MARKS.


  4. In today’s class, we discussed how to add hyperlinks inside of your essays and papers. This was needed to be done in our reflective paper. After, we looked at a paper that struggled to not be repetitive. The same ideas were repeated over and over just to get to the needed word count. What I got from this was that we need to assess all facts your paper must have, without repeating the same things. When writing our annotated bibliography, we must be specific with the claims the source makes. We must show the clear meaning of the source you have cited by being exact and to the point. The brevity and clarity lecture did help a lot and I will reference this when writing any paper.


  5. We should link the source to the words that refer to it. This can be done by highlighting the words and clicking “add link,” then pasting in the url of the source. Prof. explained that we should always focus on brevity and clarity in our arguments. He prefers 3,000 words of pure content over 10,000 words of fluff. If we do not reach 3,000 words, we must generate more ideas, not more words. In class, we analyzed a white paper to demonstrate how we should narrow our summaries to make them actually useful. We should be careful not to claim that our evidence proves anything that it does not actually prove. Where authors place phrases (in the dependent clause or the independent clause) affect what is emphasized in the claim. We must make sure to uphold academic integrity; we should be sure to properly represent the research that we cite, and we must cite our sources.


  6. Only a few more days of class (woo). Not much left to do really. Class started with prof. asking if there was anything we wanted to do, but no one really had anything. The next thing we went over is brevity and clarity. Word counts can sometimes cause us to have a lot of extraneous and useless words. We went through some different arguments as examples in class, and how they’d be revised to be more clear and less wordy.
    Magical dependency was the next tab we went over. I already knew most of it though so I didn’t really pay attention (if I’m being honest).
    Scholarship Plus and Minus was the last tab we went over. Surprisingly, using old work as new work is considered plagiarism and a violation as a academic integrity. Evidence of research needs to be seen. Make it seem like you actually did stuff in this class that was asked of you.

    Class was useful today. I’m glad this class is finally coming to an end. Not because I didn’t enjoy it, though. Mostly because the work load is a lot, and my other classes are hoping on the essay band wagon.


  7. We learned how to create hyperlinks within our blog posts.
    It’s important to use brevity and clarity in writing. Fit as many ideas as you can into a smaller amount of words and get rid of fluff.
    Make sure to cite all sources to meet academic integrity standards.


  8. We began class learning how to attach links to certain words in our assignments. For example, we can add a link to our white paper on the actual text that says “White Paper.” We then started discussing word count and how to make the best of the 3,000 words. This is done by not using fluff or repeating yourself. Much of what we (or I) write is not necessary to the reader and may actually just bore them.


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