Thursday, October 18, 2018

Education Synthesis Essay, 2018

Education Synthesis Essay
Due Friday, November 2

Considering several of the pieces we have read in this unit – as well as your personal reading, observation, and research – write an argument that explores ONE of the following questions: 1) What is the value of education?  OR 2) What is the best way for people to learn?
 
Typed. Double Spaced. Twelve point. No blank lines between paragraphs, except to indicate a major shift in tone or setting. Four – six pages. Don’t forget a title. Don’t forget your header.

Required:
·      Include three different rhetorical devices, used to create a specific effect. Underline your devices.
·      Support from a minimum of three classroom sources.
·      Support from a minimum of two additional source from a college level website. Consider looking at .edu, .gov, and .org websites.
·      At least two “synthesis” paragraphs.
·      Properly formatted Works Cited Page.

Suggested: End with a plan of action for the future. Employ anaphora in your conclusion.

Audience: 1) The editor of a nationally published magazine. 2) The well-educated readers of that magazine. 3) Yourself.

Purpose: 1) To explore contemporary issues regarding the way people learn and the way we teach 2) To evaluate the current state of education in America or the world at large. 3) To suggest a plan of action for the future.

How to approach this paper:
·      Develop an opinion on this subject.
·      Gather evidence (from our texts and from research) to support your opinion. This is an argument; therefore, personal experience is valid evidence and first person is an acceptable POV.
·      Create clear, defensible topic sentences.
·      Draft paragraphs with two quotations to support your topic sentences.
·      Draft paragraphs with an eye towards ethos, pathos, and logos.
·      Proofread to ensure your quotations are properly formatted and cited. For this essay, “you will need to include the author’s name in your parenthetical citation” (Kline 1).
·      Create your Works Cited page.

Agenda, October 18

Today's Agenda:
  1. Field Trip Forms Due Friday
  2. Bouldering again
  3. MLA 8 Notes
  4. "Changing Education Paradigms," by Sir Ken Robinson

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Agenda, October 17

Today's Agenda:
  1. Field Trip Forms Due Friday
  2. Bouldering again
  3. Synthesis Revision Activity
  4. MLA 8 Notes

Monday, October 15, 2018

Agenda, October 16

  • Due Now: "Laziness Does Not Exist," by E. Price. Take, of course, good newts
  • Late: Return your narrative to your portfolio.
  • Late: Optional revision of five corrections on your narrative. Highlight changes on NEW draft. Paper clip new draft on top of previous draft.
  • Due Monday: Vocab Styx
Today's Agenda:
  1. Field Trip Forms
  2. Bouldering again?
  3. Rose: Effective 2nd person
  4. A couple of curses
  5. Price: Three dominant strategies

Agenda, October 15

  • Due Now: "Laziness Does Not Exist," by E. Price. Take, of course, good newts
  • Due Now: Return your narrative to your portfolio.
  • Due Now: Optional revision of five corrections on your narrative. Highlight changes on NEW draft. Paper clip new draft on top of previous draft.
  • Due Monday: Vocab Styx
Today's Agenda:
  1. Field Trip Question
  2. A lacksadasical discussion
  3. A focused discussion

Vocab Styx

For each of the words below, copy the dictionary definition, paraphrase the definition into student friendly language, and write one original sentence involving ancient mythology. Feel free to find model sentences, but be sure to write your own original sentence. 

Typed. Single Spaced.
 

1. Follies
2. Impressionistic
3. Speculative
4. Euphemistic
5. Assertion
6. Jargon
7. Disdainful
8. Ominous
9. Acquisition
10. Dissemination

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Agenda, October 9

  • Due Now: "'I Just Wanna be Average'," by Mike Rose
  • Due Now: Vocab Hive 
  • Due Now: Typed Synthesis Paragraph
  • Due Wednesday before 7:30 am, Per 5: Typed Synthesis Paragraph
  • Due Monday: "Laziness Does Not Exist," by E. Price. Take, of course, good newts
  • Due Monday: Return your narrative to your portfolio.
  • Due Monday: Optional revision of five corrections on your narrative.  
Today's Agenda:
  1. The Synthesis Paragraph Questions
  2. An Average Discussion
  3. Note Share

Monday, October 8, 2018

Agenda, October 8

  • Due Now: "'I Just Wanna be Average'," by Mike Rose
  • Due Now: Vocab Hive 
  • Due Tomorrow, Per 4: Typed Synthesis Paragraph
  • Due Wednesday before 7:30 am, Per 5: Typed Synthesis Paragraph
  • Due Monday: "Laziness Does Not Exist," by E. Price. Take, of course, good newts
  • Due Monday: Return your narrative to your portfolio.
  • Due Monday: Optional revision of five corrections on your narrative.  
Today's Agenda:
  1. Vocab Hive
  2. The Synthesis Paragraph Questions
  3. Average Questions
  4. An Average Discussion

Friday, October 5, 2018

Agenda, October 5

  • Due Monday: "'I Just Wanna be Average'," by Mike Rose
  • Due Monday: Vocab Hive 
Today's Agenda:
  1. Malcolm X Rhetorical Analysis?
  2. School Pros and Cons
  3. The Synthesis Paragraph Made Simple

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Agenda, October 4

  • Due Now: "Learning to Read," by Malcolm X.
  • Due Monday: "'I Just Wanna be Average'," by Mike Rose
  • Due Monday: Vocab Hive 
Today's Agenda:
  1. Unity Week, Per 3 Only: What do you heart?
  2. Malcolm X Says/ Does
  3. Malcolm X Rhetorical Analysis