APSEM last minute presentation prep – 4/24

Some people asked to see the model IMP one more time. Here it is:


Again, notice how she organizes her presentation, how each claim is backed up by evidence, and how her slides (or headings of slides) leads us from point A (the research question) to point B (the conclusion).

See you at 12 at Clark!

9th grade homework

Due tomorrow Tuesday April 24th:

Go back to your Frankenstein Story and find two quotes from the Frankenstein story that supports what you said about what the Monster represents on your drawing sheet and write them down and why those quotes support that.

APSEM 4/2/18 – Finish your IWA rough drafts


Sorry I won’t be in class today, though I have a feeling many of you will be happy to use all your time writing without having to listen to me talk at the beginning. If you need the laptop cart opened up, just ask Mrs. Bird.

Remember, you should have your full IWA rough draft done for tomorrow (somewhere between 1,800 to 2,000 words). You should be at/around 1,500 for today already. Do not stress out about a works cited page or proper citation format yet. I’d rather you have your main stuff down and we can worry about MLA stuff later.

If you haven’t shared your google doc with your rough draft on it with me already, that should be the first thing you do after reading this blog post. We’re jumping into the editing/revising process tomorrow, and it’ll be hard to do that if I don’t have anything from you to revise. If you haven’t shared your outline (and the pieces of advice you took from the Turabian book from this day) then tomorrow is also the last day I’ll take those for a grade. At this point we should be way beyond outlining.

For those of you struggling with your introductions, the Turabian book has some more clear info on page 119 to the top of page 126. For those of you struggling with a conclusion, go straight to page 126. Here’s the short version:

  • Restate the main argument/thesis from your intro in a more detailed way than before. Remember, your reader has just read 1,500 words on the topic, so don’t treat them like they’re novices
  • Remind your reader of the significance of your research, or even better, bring up new significances or practical applications/solutions to the issue.
  • What other questions/dilemmas might this raise? Remember, CB wants you to evaluate the good and bad of your solutions/conclusions. No solution/conclusion is perfect – CB wants to see you acknowledge that!
  • Tie it all back to your opening context. Knowing what we know now, what might we expect to see in the future if we were take some first steps towards your conclusion?

Good luck! I’ll be around after school if people want to chat about this.