Monday, May 6, 2013
May 6th Facebook activity update
Last week, the students were told about the upcoming Facebook activity with Irwin's class. They felt a bit anxious that someone else would be critiquing their writing. I assured them that they had nothing to fear and that we would develop their research papers in stages (with the "paragraph exchange" as one of the stages). The students have selected their topics, formulated research questions, and developed thesis statements. They will begin researching their topics and writing the introduction next week and will have the first body paragraph produced in time for the Facebook activity on the 15th of May. With the previous two essays, students have conducted peer reviews and so they are accustomed to giving other students feedback. Nevertheless, we will review "proper etiquette" for critiquing the paragraphs for the activity.