47 thoughts on “25 TUE NOV 27”

  1. 1) We went over dependent and independent clauses.
    2) There is a difference between getting your idea across and getting your 3000 word limit. Don’t just write to hit a word count, write the essay with clarity and brevity to get your point across quickly so the reader does not get bored with the essay.
    3) When talking about the articles don’t just describe what they, summarize what they were saying.
    4) While the Prof. is reading the essays he will be looking for relevant materials. He will also hope that no one is Violating the Academic Integrity.
    5) The Prof. showed us the proper way to cite in text citations.

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  2. Using the sentence structure, DC, IC, we place emphasis on the IC, whether wanted or not.
    Brevity and clarity: Do not write to fill a word count. Tell the reader something with every sentence. Avoid repetition and wordiness.

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  3. Notes:

    Magical Dependency

    Independent clauses emphasize claims.
    – “It won’t help them end their addiction.”
    – “It reduces the crime rates in the city.”
    The word since makes it dependent. Something else has to occur.

    Dependent clauses minimize objections.
    – “While addicts will unfortunately remain dependent on heroin.”

    Brevity and Clarity of Claims

    Make the most of the 3000 words we’re given. If not possible, you simply don’t have enough evidence or support.

    Writing to achieve a word count is obvious. Not the best idea. It starts to sound a little ridiculous because you’re trying to stretch your information. Just gather more!

    Going in depth with your points and explaining with support would also help.

    Telling what a source “talks about” isn’t acceptable. It doesn’t give the value of how important the source is to your topic. “This article compares..” not only sounds better but then gives you the chance to go in depth and actually use the info in the source rather than tell the audience what it “talks about.”

    We want to be able to prove our thesis if it’s true.

    Plus

    – Positive evidence of your scholarship

    Minus

    – Not to find evidence of your inappropriate use of sources.

    – Will be looking for improvement from one paper to the next.
    – Cite! Cite! Cite!
    – Show evidence of research
    – APA Citation and references
    – No abbreviation in citation, spell out fully
    Bibliography is due asap (due now)
    Final paper is due Dec. 4 (due now)

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  4. Nov. 27 Notes
    -When you place your information in a dependent clause you make it less effective than if used in a independent clause. Independent clauses emphasize claims.
    -Dependent clauses minimize objections.
    -Do not use “talks about.” Don’t describe, purposely summarize.
    -Logic must meet the facts for a logical conclusion, when using statistics.

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  5. 1. Independent Clauses:
    – Verbs used as commands are independent clauses. “(You) sit.”
    – Independent clauses contain the real point of the sentence.
    2. Dependents Clauses:
    – The word “since” usually forces dependency on other clauses.
    – Dependents clauses minimize objections.
    3. Brevity and clarity are among the most useful techniques to compose powerful papers.
    4. Reward your readers with knowledge using magical sentences in your writing. Avoid wasting words.
    5. Evaluate the strength of your arguments after getting rid of useless and repetitive sentences.
    6. The more your readers know about the real essence of your sources, the more they understand the value of these sources in your arguments.

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  6. Learned that independent clauses emphasize claims, whereas dependent clauses minimize objections. I believe this to be helpful because it can lend a hand to our writing so that the focus of a sentence serves a specific purpose that will best serve ones case. Emphasized to not write an unnecessary amount of words. Then went on to learn about techniques on how to make writing be more concise. The technique I liked the most was “don’t describe; summarize” where instead of dragging out a piece of writing describing something, simply summarize it while also including the details so it’s worth it to read. Following, learning how to properly quote a source and how to make it easy for a reader to find exactly what source it is that was quoted. Final due dates were discussed, such as the annotated bibliography and the 3000 word research paper is due next Tuesday.

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  7. -Dependent clause, independent clause.
    Puts more importance on the independent clause.
    -Not too much fluff, get to the point and make your claim clearly in as few words as possible
    -Pay attention to how you state our claims and make sure that they mean something.

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  8. -Reward the reader with every sentence with something new and insightful. Don’t let the reader believe they are doing more work than the writer.
    -Brevity is essential. “Talks about” is weak and ineffective and frankly, the reader don’t care what the article talks about. Use more call to action terms and terms that will hook the reader.
    -Paraphrasing authors throughout the writing is effective but must be used properly. See “Revision-Scholarship Plus Minus”
    -Ensure the sources in the annotated bib actually leads to what it should lead too.

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  9. Magical Dependency
    – Independent clauses: emphasize claims
    — One-word sentences are an independent clause when a verb is a command: Sit.
    – Dependent clauses: minimize objections
    Brevity
    – Brief, clear claims will keep readers attention
    – Wordiness will lose readers attention
    Clarity
    – Purposefully summarize content don’t describe
    – Logic has to meet the facts for a logical conclusion
    APA Style
    – Ways to cite
    — Publisher and Title, Quote
    — Publisher plus quote
    — Name of Journal, plus paraphrase
    — Name of Journal, Title of Article, plus paraphrase
    — Author, Name of Journal, plus paraphrase
    Annotated Bibliography
    – Due Tuesday 12/04 before class
    – Make sure professor can easily access sources

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  10. – Discissed Dependent cause and independent cause

    – The link APA style citations and references is for tips on citations within a paragraph and sources

    – Don’t use useless words and sentences to fill your paragraphs

    – Annotated bibliography is due ASAP

    – Make sure links from sources are viewable on a separate tab

    – After citing a quote, Avoid the phrase “talks about,” the reader doesn’t want to know what the article talks about

    – Make Appointments for end of semester discussion and another to discuss remaining work

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  11. -In the Dependents Clauses, the word “since” usually forces dependency on other clauses.
    -Dependent clauses minimize objections.
    -the primary argument is in the independent clause.
    -In the Independent Clauses, Verbs used as commands are independent clauses. “(You) listen.” by this we command a person and make it more clear for that person, that we are talking to ‘him.’
    –Independent clauses contain the real point of the sentence.
    -a verb can be a sentence.
    -For Brevity and Clarity of Claims, Make the most use of the 3000 words we’re given. and if you fail to write then you are not having or providing enough evidence to your topic..
    -Going in depth with your points and explaining with support s the best way to write.
    -“talking about” a topic or source is useful. but that doesn’t mean that the source is important to your topic.
    -According to me, ‘Brevity and clarity’ are the most useful techniques to produce powerful and resourceful papers.
    -make sure that the claims which you state mean something.
    -We want to be able to prove our thesis if you think it’s true.
    -Brief and clear claims will keep readers attention. whereas playing with the words, will lose readers attention.
    -for the APA Style citation: –
    – Publisher and Title, Quote.
    – Publisher plus quote.
    – Name of Journal, plus paraphrase.
    – Name of Journal, Title of Article, plus paraphrase.
    – Author, Name of Journal, plus paraphrase.
    -Annotated Bibliography is due on Tuesday (12/04 before class).
    -Make sure to provide links to the sources, so that the professor can easily access the sources.
    -Make Appointments for end of semester discussion.

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  12. We are looking for dants paragraphs with many compiled ideas.
    The independent clause emphasizes claims.
    The best paper conveys brevity and clarity.
    Logic must meet the fact to force a logical conclusion.
    APA Citation.

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  13. November 27th, 2018
    • There is very little time left in the semester. The last week of the semester we will meet for 10 minutes to discuss final grades (December 11th and 13th). The last of the work in our portfolios will be submitted next week (December 4th and 6th).
    • Dense and rich paragraphs are important because they do not waste words in an essay. Do not bore your readers by using pointless sentences.
    • Reduce writing to its essential.
    • “The best papers convey the most information, most meaning, in the fewest words.” Prof Hodges. Brevity and clarity are among the most useful techniques to compose powerful papers.
    • Independent clauses (emphasize claims) and dependent clauses (minimize objections).
    • Annotated Bibliography (due 12/04) is a revision of white paper. Make sure it provides argument. Be sure that the link you provide actually goes to what it is supposed to. Do not waste time making your OWN bibliographic references.
    • When citing a quote DO NOT say “talk about,” the reader is not interested in what the article talks about.
    • Make sure all claims made in our research essay have a meaning.
    • Portfolio is 75% the rest of the work we did in the beginning of the semester will serve as the other quarter of our grade. White paper does not matter anymore.

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  14. 11-27-18

    Magical Dependency
    -Independent clauses emphasize claims
    -Don’t hide your important information in the dependent clause
    -Dependent clauses minimize objections

    -Reduce your research essay to its essential components, and then write 3000 words of that material
    -Don’t write to achieve the word count

    Annotated Bibliography
    -Don’t describe, purposefully summarize. Get down to the facts/claims.
    -Don’t make your own bibliographic references
    -Don’t forget to include link to source!
    DUE TUE DEC 04
    “Logic must meet the facts to force a logical conclusion.”
    Scholarship
    -Do not misrepresent the intentions of the authors you are mentioning
    -Do not quote out of context to mislead
    -Do not leave out citations

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  15. 11/27/18

    When writing your paper…
    Plus: Accurately providing evidence of your scholarship
    Minus: Taking credit for the work of others

    *Do not try to pass off your earlier work as your final essay!*

    ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY (due 12/4)
    -USE A CITATION MACHINE..save yourself the time and work that should be spent on your final essay
    – Misleading with false information about the source is a big no-no
    -Make sure links lead to what you say they lead to

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  16. Independent clauses emphasize claims.
    Dependent clauses minimize objections.
    Don’t describe; give a purposeful summary
    Don’t write to meet the required word count. Avoid repetition and using too many words.
    The annotated bibliography is due Dec 4.
    Our final class is on Dec 6.
    75% of the grade is strictly based on the portfolio, and 25% is non-portfolio work.

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  17. The primary argument is in the independent clause. Be sure to purposely summarize the sources you use for the annotated bibliography. Use invented claims do not describe. Five different examples of APA in texted citation are posted on the blog page. Use a citation machine. Do not try to do it yourself.

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    1. Well, no. I invented claims for modeling purposes because the sources the student cited didn’t provide anything useful. But, no. I never meant to suggest you invent claims to make your sources seem meaningful.
      2/3

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  18. Independent clauses emphasize claims.

    One word sentences are independent clauses when the verb is something like “Sit!”

    Dependent clauses minimize objections. Brevity is essential to your essay. Clarity keeps things concise.

    Fluffing up your essay gets you nowhere.

    75%
    3000
    Def(rewrite)
    Reb(rewrite)
    VR(rewrite)
    bib
    SRS

    25%
    Non-P
    CRW

    Annotated Bibliography is due 12/04

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  19. Independent clauses contain the subject, and dependent clauses modify that subject.

    “The best papers convey the most information, the most meaning, in the fewest words.” A research paper should be a 10,000 word essay boiled down to the most essential 3,000 words. The arguments should be clear, brief, and non-repetitive.

    An annotated bibliography shouldn’t have description of the sources, it should have purposeful summaries. The content shouldn’t be described, it should state why the source is valuable, what it proves.

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  20. In DC, the word ,”since” forces depending on other clauses. Independent clauses contain the real point of the sentence. Going in depth with your points and explaining with support is the best way to write. Make sure that the claims which you state mean something. Make sure to provide links to the resources, so that the professor can easily access the source.

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  21. – Today we discussed dependent and independent clauses.
    – When writing about articles don’t describe what they are saying, more summarize.
    – The professor will be looking for relevant materials, while making sure no one is violating the Academic Integrity.
    – Dependent clauses minimize objections.
    – The word “since” usually forces dependency on other clauses.
    – Independent clauses emphasize claims.
    – Brevity and clarity are the most useful techniques to compose strong papers.
    – Brevity and Clarity: Make the most out of the 3000 words we’re given.
    – Gather more information if you feel like you are stretching out your current sources.
    – “This article compares..” sounds better and gives you a chance to go in depth rather than saying what the source “talks about.”
    – We also learned the proper way to cite in text citations.
    – Show evidence of research.
    – APA Citation and references
    – No abbreviation in citation, spell out fully
    – Final Paper is due Dec. 4

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  22. -any Independent Clause can be a sentence
    -IC carries primary argument. DC makes some sort of modification on it
    -primary argument is in independent clause
    -how do you be brief but want us to write 3000 words? write a 10,000 essay is 3000 words
    -reduce writing to essential components
    -the best papers convey the most meaning in the fewest words
    -make sure to use evidence and claims from the article in your annotated bibliography
    -make sure statistics prove what they’re supposed to
    -also make sure to cite the authors, no matter if its direct quote or just a paraphrase
    -use a citation machine for your annotated bibliography. Focus more on the content of how the sources were useful to your paper rather than how the actual citation is written. Just make sure professor can access the source and make sure it proved what you said it proved

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  23. 11/27/18

    The primary argument is in the independent clause. These clauses emphasize claims.

    Dependent clauses minimize objections.

    Brevity and Clarity:
    Write a 10,000 word essay and reduce it into a 3,000 word essay. The best papers convey the most information and clear knowledge in the least amount of words.

    Do not write to achieve word count. Wordy essays can easily be spotted. Get rid of the white noise and chatter.

    Be on the lookout for claims in the original article. Include a claim in the essential argument portion of the annotated bibliography.

    Do not try to shape the facts to suit your theory. Say the fact for what it really is.

    “Logic must meet the facts to force a logical conclusion.”

    Discussed in-text citations

    Scholarship plus and minus:
    Plus – Looking for research of relevant materials, and processing this research effectively.
    Minus – Representing the work of others as your own. Using your own earlier work completed as work for this course. Quoting out of context to mislead.

    Don’t bring in material wholesale from somewhere into essay before it is due.

    What has to be in essay:
    Evidence of research

    75% (portfolio):
    3000 word PA
    Definition Rewrite
    Causal Rewrite
    Visual Rhetoric Rewrite
    Bib
    SRS
    25% :
    Non-portfolio
    Rebuttal Rewrite

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  24. – You explained that there is a difference between getting your idea across and getting your 3000 word limit. We shouldn’t just write to hit the 3000 word count. We should be writing our research essay with clarity and brevity to get your point across quickly. We need to reduce our writing to just our essential parts.
    -We need to summarize what articles are saying.
    – We went over what was considered the proper way to cite in text citations.
    – We went over dependent and independent clauses. Dependent clause minimize objectives in writing. Our primary argument is the independent clause.
    -75% of our grade is our portfolio.

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