The Final Evaluation for this class will take place at 9 a.m. (not 8 a.m.) on Friday, May 6th.
If you are come early, you may pick up an evaluation form in the box on Dr. Benton’s office door (HM 316A). After you have filled it out, you may put it along with your final paper in the box on his door. Dr. Benton will be in about 8:30 a.m., if you have any questions.\
As you put the final touches on your paper, I encourage you to keep these images running through your brain:
Monday, April 18, 2011
50. Spend a minimum of 15 minutes producing a minimum of 150 words relevant to your final paper.
Post it on your blog.
Due: Midnight on Wednesday, April 20th.
51. Spend a minimum of 15 minutes producing a minimum of 150 words relevant to your final paper.
Post it on your blog.
Due: Midnight on Friday, April 22nd.
And remember: no scheduled class on either of these days except for the FIVE of you who are going to benefit from exchanging drafts on Friday. You know who you are! (And so do I.) One of you should provide me a brief account of your Friday get together: who came? how did it go?
Posted by Steve Benton at 11:00 AM
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011
|ECU Scholars gather to discuss what makes academic writing academic|
featuring ECU faculty members (from left to right in the photo at left): Chelsea Baker, Jim Hunter, Jennifer McMahon, Houston Mount, and Robin Murphy.
More Questions Worth Considering (feel free to comment by clicking on the button below!):
Preston Marshall: Does an academic essay need to be persuasive? I sometimes think that an essay could be interesting without it being there to persuade the reader to any particular view point. I think an essay could just present an idea or be someone giving their opinion on a matter or sharing something interesting. I just wonder if these types of essays fall more into the personal essay category or can an academic essay be just an exploration as well? When I was in high school all of my teachers led me to believe that an essay was there to persuade someone to your view not to just express a view.
|"Free Speech" (1943) by Norman Rockwell|
Laramie Mims: Which part of an academic essay do you feel should get the most attention or is the most important? I ask this question because I am curious to see which part should be used to hook and keep the reader interested. I realize every part of an academic essay is important, but is there a specific part that you would find most important or deserves the most attention for any reason?
Posted by Steve Benton at 4:38 PM
Friday, April 8, 2011
|Annie Oakley hit her targets.|
Break your assignment down into many mini-assignments. For example, you may want to include deadlines for a 50% draft, a rough draft, and feedback conferences (with your favorite readers). You may want to establish a date for summarizing an essay you want to use as your launching point.
Due: E-mail your work plan to me, if you haven't already done so, by the start of class on Wednesday, April 13th.
Once you've turned in your work plan, notify me via e-mail every time you hit one of your target goals. If you miss a goal, send me a new work plan.
Posted by Steve Benton at 11:15 AM
|A Scholar (1631) by Rembrandt van Rijn|
Posted by Steve Benton at 11:10 AM