Module 13: The Self-Edit Checklist

March 30, 2015

You received Module 13 in class on the peer review day. This is the last thing you should do before finalizing your essay: this module is about polish and finesse, and reviewing your assignment expectations to make sure you haven’t missed anything. If you’re handing your essay in in Week 14, you need to do […]


Module 12: Revising Your Own Work

March 23, 2015

Module 12 was distributed in class on the Peer Review day — it’s the blue handout your received in class. This module asks you to review your essay and the feedback you have received so far and to synthesize it — in short, to decide what you’re going to do with it. Before you get […]


Module 11: Research Essay Outlines

March 17, 2015

This week’s module is incredibly straightforward: I just want you to finish the exercise we started in class this week. If you missed class, come by office hours to pick up a copy of the handout and discuss what you missed. Over the next couple of days, finish outlining your essay, and then get ready […]


Module 10: How to Follow a Style Guide

March 10, 2015

For today’s Module, you’re going to get familiar with using a style guide — in this case, MLA. It’s important to note, though, that this isn’t about memorizing a style guide. This is information you can always look up and never need to waste brain cells memorizing. But understanding what kinds of things a style […]


Module 9: Prepping the Annotated Bibliography

March 5, 2015

First, watch the lecture: Make sure you complete the freewriting exercise explained in the video¬†above. This will be your submission for Module 9, so keep it somewhere safe. When you finish, invest some time in thinking about your upcoming research paper. What will your paper be — and why? What interests you about your original […]


Module 8: Library Worksheet

February 26, 2015

This week, your Module 8 assignment is simply to finish up the worksheet you were assigned in your library session. It’s also a really good idea to get a headstart on finding the articles you intend to use for your annotated bibliography. This library worksheet is not to be handed in to the librarians; it’s […]


Module 7: Preparing an Essay for Submission

February 18, 2015

Complete this module after you finish writing but before you finalize¬†Essay #2 for submission. You’ll need a printed-out copy of your paper (you will hand this in later as evidence that you’ve done this module). This Module is about preparing an essay for submission. This is a chance to take some time over the details […]


Module 5: Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing

February 5, 2015

After you’ve watched the video, complete the following readings: How to Quote a Source Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing Quotation Mark Usage Chart Now, your task for Module 5. You’ll need the essay you printed out for last week’s pre-class readings, “The Ill Effects of the Five Paragraph Theme,” and you’re going to use it to […]

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Module 4: Introducing Essay #2

January 26, 2015

After you watch the video, make sure you have the following material in front of you: Your assignment guidelines (from class, or retrieved from here). Your chosen zine. A copy of “Grrl Zines in the Library” by Jenna Freedman. This is the first part of your assignment: from the citation that follows, find the zine […]


Module 3: Prepping for Essay #1

January 21, 2015

No video this week: you’ll have to do without my smiling face! That’s because you don’t need a lecture; you just need some time to focus. Please work through the following steps and come talk to me if you’re running into any difficulties. Before you start, you need the following: Paper and pens or a […]