Thursday, December 9, 2010


Show me your thesis and get feedback before the weekend!
Introduction paragraphs need 5 components:
1) Hook (rhetorical fragments, anecdotes, statistics, startling statements, etc.)
2) Background information about your historical event
3) What do different groups say about this event?
4) What are their motivations?
5) What is the lasting significance or impact of this event?

Introduction presentation with sample (PDF): Printer-friendly version of slides

Introduce Annotated Bibliographies: DUE TUESDAY!
Bedford/Diana Hacker's website to compare citation formats
MLA NoodleTools Tips and Sample Citations for "weird" sources
MLA Sample Citations for "weird" sources from The Myrin Virtual Library

Watch film version of A Raisin in the Sun.

HW: Bring all 8 research sources/notes to class tomorrow for me to check. Work on annotated bibliography - Due Monday. Read Acts II and III of A Raisin in the Sun. Discussion Quiz on Wednesday over the rest of the book.

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