The emphasis of this week is to start the semester with the entire class having approximately the same level of knowledge and experience on how to conduct library research and producing a Research Binder and Formal Essay Outline, before the students start writing their essays.
During the class we are in the computer lab, I introduce the students to the computer lab environment and the course website in the Learning Management System (LMS).
During the class we are in the regular classroom, I introduce students to the Ten Minutes of Mindfulness approach.
Ten Minutes of Mindfulness (regular classroom only)
Second class: Critical Thinking Quiz #1
Friday at 4:00 p.m. the Research Binder and Essay #1 is DUE Created and written in groups of 2-3 students Solo is optional
Note: Essay #1 is a Formal Outline only
APA pg. 706, 735-59, A4-A7, A32
Ch. 11 Evaluating and Reviewing
Ch. 31 Working with Sources
Ch. 33 Evaluating Sources
Individually logging into the computers and course website
Ch. 30 Planning Your Research Project
Ch. 20 Strategies for a Thesis and Planning (Outlines)
As a class, deciding percentages for the Essay Rubric
While each student is responsible for setting up their own account, it is wise to request IT Services staff be available in the computer lab to help with the first-time users.