Week 6 Is Reading Week!

February 5, 2015

You won’t find pre-class readings for Week 6 or a Module 6, because Week 6 is Reading Week. You’ve earned your time off! Go enjoy it.


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 […]


Week 5: Pre-Class Readings

January 26, 2015

We’ll be talking about essay structure in class this week. Please read the following documents: First, read about introductions at the University of North Carolina. Consider what Harvard University has to say about Essay Structure. Finally, check out what University of Richmond has to say about conclusions. Next, read these resources on Thesis Statements: This document from […]

Man Reading Book and Sitting on Bookshelf in Library

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 […]


Week 4: Pre-Class Readings

January 21, 2015

No pre-class readings. You have enough on your plate preparing for your examination. Get yourself over to Module 3 and get to work!


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 […]


Week 3: Pre-Class Readings

January 14, 2015

Last week in our library session, you learned about using the library databases to secure reliable sources. We talked primarily about popular sources: reliable newspaper and magazines. To prepare for class this week, I want you to use the library databases to find 3-5 newspaper or magazine articles that deal with the same topic as your chosen […]


Module 2: Library Lab (and some hints for Quiz #1)

January 14, 2015

Watch the video above for reminders about your Library Lab (which will stand in for Module 2) and some tips for preparing for Quiz #1. You should also spend some time reviewing the assignment guidelines for Essay #1 (green sheet distributed in-class in Week 2 and available on-line here) and reading and re-reading your chose […]


Week 2: Pre-Class Readings

January 6, 2015

This week, class meets in the library. We will be looking at the zine collection and learning how to access popular media sources. In preparation, please review the readings linked in the Welcome post. These will give you a good sense of what zines are and how they function. We’re going to talk about what makes […]


Module 1: Paragraph Structure and Form

January 6, 2015

After you’ve watched the video lecture, read the following documents. Here’s what Purdue OWL has to say about proper paragraph structure. Here’s what Indiana University has to say about proper paragraph structure. Here’s what wikiHow has to say about structuring effective topic sentences (with some great examples). (One of the benefits of not having a […]