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Posted by Quinn Warnick February 25, 2011 Comments Off

I was very impressed by what I saw during our peer-review activity today. Most of your videos are in great shape, and I can’t wait to watch the finished products next week. Your only homework over the weekend is to put the finishing touches on your video and to begin thinking about what specific topic you would like to pursue for Project #3, the research paper.

We’ll spend all three days next week getting started on the research paper. Here’s how we’ll spend our time each day:

  • On Monday, I will introduce the research paper assignment, then we will conduct an in-class activity designed to help you find the right topic for your paper. Your video essay, along with a printed copy of your final script, is due at the beginning of class. Please review the assignment sheet for Project #2 before you finalize your video. If you have any questions about file formats for saving your finished video, please email me.
  • On Wednesday, we will meet jointly with Dr. Loewe’s 1302 class to talk about strategies for developing an argument. Before you come to class, please print out and read the selections from The Craft of Research, by Wayne C. Booth, et al., linked on the Readings page.
  • On Friday, we will meet with Dr. Loewe’s class again to discuss research tools and strategies. Before you come to class, please print out and read two documents: “Tips for Doing Research Online,” by Harvard University, and “Walk, Talk, Cook, Eat: A Guide to Using Sources,” by Cynthia R. Haller. Both documents are available on the Readings page. Update: Before you come to class, please email me your “statement of narrowed topic” for Project #3. (Refer to the assignment sheet for details.)

Good luck wrapping up your video essays! If you have any questions about our plans for next week, please don’t hesitate to ask.

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