Monthly Archives: October 2009

Extra Credit Assignment 2

Create a Twine for your research topic.  Bookmarks the lens in your Delicious account and subscribe to its RSS feed on your Protopage.  The Twine must include a minimum of 15 items.

For help in creating the Twine, use the Twine Help pages or watch these videos.

When you have completed the assignment, e-mail the instructor at the address in the syllabus the web address for your Twine.

You may earn up to 25 points for this extra credit assignment.

Formal Outline

Following the instructions and examples on pages 395-396 in your textbook and in “Developing an Outline,” create a formal outline for your argumentative paper based on the argument you constructed for Research Journal Assignment #10. The outline should include at least three levels of detail (Roman numbers, capital letters, and Arabic numerals) and as many sections as needed.

You may use the template provided on the Files page on the class wiki (ENG 1020, ENG 122).

Remember that an outline is a plan that can be changed. Right now I want to know what your plan is for your paper, but I realize that when you start writing, you may change the plan.

Research Journal Assignment #10

Post in Your Blog:

Post twice  in your blog (research journal), using the numbers and phrases in bold as the titles of your posts:

RJA #10a:  Thesis StatementUsing the guide on page 180 of your textbook, the discussion and examples on pages 178-182, and the guidelines in “Introductions, Body Paragraphs, and Conclusions for an Argument Paper,” draft your thesis statement.  Please clearly indicate your research question, precise claim, reasons/blueprint, and complete thesis statement.

RJA #10b: Argument–Using the guide on pages 190-192 of the textbook and the discussion and examples on pages 182-190, construct your argument.  Add and subtract elements as needed.  Please use bold and/or italics to indicate the headings and subheadings.

If you need to, continue searching for reference works, books, and periodical articles on your topic. Update the appropriate posts on your blog if you find more sources. Don’t forget to bookmark relevant sites in your Delicious account and add any relevant RSS feeds to your Protopage.

Use the department and course number (ENG 1020 or ENG 122) and other appropriate tags (”Labels” on Blogger) for the posts.

The Phoenix Transformed by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory

A few days ago, I finished reading The Phoenix Transformed (New York: Tom Doherty Associates, 2009)by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory.  While the resolution of the plot was interesting, I was disappointed with the book overall.  Without spoiling the book for anyone else, I’ll just say that Chapters Seven through Sixteen (pages 150-391), about half the book, could have been left out without any loss.

Since I read the first book in the series, I’ve been trying to figure out what the phoenix in the titles is because, while there are dragons, there are no animals of that species in the book.  I guess it must refer to High Magic and Wild Magic as possessed by Knight Mages, which reappeared after a 1000-years hiatus to deal with the new evil in the world.

Links for 2009-10-14 [delicious.com]

Results of Google Alerts Test 10-12-09

Google Blogs Alert for: “4R x T”

Research Journal Assignment #9 « 4R x T
By Elizabeth
4 days ago; 4RxT: Results of Google Alerts Test 10-5-09 – Google Blogs Alert for: 4R x T Research Journal Assignment #8 « 4… http://ow.ly/15Tcyc 6 days ago; 4RxT: The Wait Is Two Thirds Over – Back in June I wrote that I could hardly
4R x T – http://4rxt.wordpress.com/

Google Web Alert for: “4R x T”

links for 2009-10-07 « 4R x T
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Black Order by James Rollins « 4R x T
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Extra Credit Assignment 1

Create a Zakta guide for your research topic.  Bookmarks the lens in your Delicious account and embed it in your blog (research journal).  The guide must include a minimum of 5 sections and 25 items.

For help in creating the guide, watch “Zakta.com – Creating A Guide” at Time Saving Tutorials.

To embed the guide in your blog, follow these instructions on “How to Add Page Elements in Blogger” with the HTML code you get when you click on “Embed this Guide” under the picture (or placesaver for it) in your guide.  If necessary, you can adjust the width and/or height of the guide in your blog.  You may add it to the sidebar or at the bottom.

When you have completed the assignment, e-mail the instructor at the address in the syllabus the web address for your embedded Zakta guide.

You may earn up to 25 points for this extra credit assignment.

Research Journal Assignment #9

Post in Your Blog:

Post once  in your blog (research journal), using the number and phrase in bold as the title of your post:

RJA #9: Evaluation of Sources–Select six of the sources you’ve found on your topic, including one book, one periodical article, and one website. Following the guidelines in “Evaluating Sources of Information,” evaluate these sources. Post your evaluations in your blog.  Be sure you include bibliographic information for all six sources, including a web address or link for the website(s).

If you need to, continue searching for reference works, books, and periodical articles on your topic. Update the appropriate posts on your blog if you find more sources. Don’t forget to bookmark relevant sites in your Delicious account and add any relevant RSS feeds to your Protopage.

Use the department and course number (ENG 1020 or ENG 122) and other appropriate tags (”Labels” on Blogger) for the post.

Videos: Celebration of the 500th Anniversary of Henry VIII’s Coronation on Renaissance Island

Video:  “Renaissance Island Volunteers: Planning the Coronation of Henry VIII & Katherine of Aragon

Video:  “500th Anniversary: Coronation of Henry VIII & Katherine of Aragon (Trailer)

Video:  “Renaissance Island: Coronation of Henry VIII & Katherine of Aragon

Links for 2009-10-07 [delicious.com]