- To discuss/model good development.
- To discuss and begin practicing MLA documentation.
- Full draft of the Arguing Essay.
- Start with an appropriate Daily writing exercise:
Insert your own Daily here.
- Design an activity for today which models good development
in an Arguing Essay and highlights language analysis. For instance,
you might have the class break into small groups and analyze a
sample for its development, and then bring the groups together
to draw some conclusions about how to develop their own essays.
- Devise an activity to teach documentation. One good way to
do this is to start the class by discussing, briefly, why documentation
is necessary. Then, you can give a quick talk on the basic process
of documentation, the basic parts of a citation, and the process
of looking up citation formats for different kinds of sources.
Then you can put students into groups, give each group 1-2 sample
sources, and have them help each other look up the styles both
for in-text and works cited citations. Finally, you can have
your students spend any remaining time looking up documentation
styles for their own sources. You can pick up on anything you
don't finish today in the next class.