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FinalProjectPhase1

Page history last edited by Vance Stevens 8 years, 9 months ago

Your Final Project

Phase 1: Support your thesis in a Google Doc

 


 

Files needed for your Final Project 

Final Project overview

Thesis statement generator

See how the Google Doc part of the Final Project is marked

Last week handout

 

The final project recalls all you have learned in this course this semester

It should be minimum 300 words and counts 50% of your Final Mark


Class period 1 (Jan 17-19) Write a thesis and 3 reasons

 

Goals for the class

 

  • Determine your topic

 

  • Review some possible thesis statements

 

  • Write your own thesis statement

 

  • Write out three sentences giving three reasons why you think the thesis is true.

 

  • Find 3 web sites that you think will give you information to support your thesis


What you produce during this class

 

  • Create a Google Doc and write out your

 

    • topic

 

    • thesis

 

    • 3 reasons

 

    • 3 web addresses

 

  • Title the Google Doc: Your name & ID, Class, Final Project
    I have almost 90 students.  I need for you to put your NAME and CLASS on all your work. 

 

  • Share the Google Doc with vancestev@gmail.com



Class period 2 (Jan 22-23) Write a paragraph about each reason to support the thesis

 
Research your topic
In your shared Google Doc

  • Write a complete paragraph (at least three sentences) about what you find in each of your three web sites that you can use to support your thesis.  
    Begin each paragraph with the main idea that supports your thesis. Do NOT try to meet this requirement by copy/pasting from the website.  Write this in your own words.  

 

  • Match one of these paragraphs with each of the three reasons you wrote in class 1.

 

  • Add a paragraph explaining what are the next steps in your research project. 
    Use some of the process markers you learned during this course.

 
It may be that one or more websites you found the day before don’t really have information to support your topic.  In that case, you’ll have to replace them.  
Use a minimum of three websites.  Four or more is better (higher mark)

 

 

In this class you must write one paragraph for each reason explaining exactly what you found in those websites that help you develop your thesis.

 

Be sure you write this in your own words.  Do NOT simply copy and paste from web sites.  You need to show what YOU understand, and how your relate the facts you find to your thesis.

 

 

At the end of this class period, your Google Doc should have 

  • a title for your report

 

  • a thesis statement

 

  • 3 paragraphs explaining three GOOD websites that will support your thesis.  
    Each paragraph begins with a reason you think the thesis is true.

 

  • A paragraph explaining what you have done and how you will complete your project <-- You don't have to do this

 

Class period 3 (Jan 24-26) Complete 5 paragraph essay in Google Docs

Write your report in your Google Doc.  You should have 5 paragraphs, minimum 300 words.

Paragraph

  • Introduces your topic,
    • explains what it is about and why it is important,
    • states the thesis,
    • and says briefly how you will support it in your report

      Your introduction should mention the reasons you are writing about 
      (in the order they are to be presented)
       

 

  • Introduces the first main reason to support the thesis.  
    It introduces evidence from one of the websites to help you make your first point.

 

  • Introduces the 2nd main reason to support the thesis.  
    It introduces evidence from another of the websites to help you make your point.

 

  • Introduces the 3rd main reason to support the thesis.  
    It introduces evidence from another of the websites to help you make your point.

 

  • Reviews why you think your thesis is true. 
    Your conclusion summarizes the main points you made to support your thesis.

    Your conclusion should mention the reasons you are writing about 
    (in the order they were presented)

 

 

For day three of the project, you expand your work in Google Docs to 5 paragraphs, and also make your other three paragraphs longer.  To do that, use information from the websites you have found (at least one website for each reason).  

 

If you use words directly from the website, put quote marks around them and indicate in parentheses where you got those words exactly, like this: “Put words you copy from websites in quote marks like this.” (in parentheses, write from http:// etc.) 

 

 

How your Google Doc is marked

 

See how this part of the Final Project is marked

 

  NC 13 Final Project Mark
Full marks Phase 1 Marking in Google Docs (5 points each)
5 Introduction explains topic and why it is important
5 Introduction states the thesis
5 Introduction indicates how thesis will be supported in the essay
5 Your first Reason 1 supports your thesis
5 Your paragraph is at least 3 sentences
5 It is written in own words
5 Words not yours appear within quote marks
5 References are given for the source of any quoted words
5 Reason 2 supports the thesis
5 3 sentences
5 written in own words
5 Words not yours in quote marks
5 Reference given for source of quoted words
5 Reason 3 supports the thesis
5 3 sentences
5 written in own words
5 Words not yours in quote marks
5 Reference given for source of quoted words
5 Your conclusion is effective, at least 3 sentences
5 Your conclusion summarizes how your thesis was supported
100  
   
This is how your Academic Composition final project Google Docs 
will be marked.  Your Google Doc is due now, and will not be
remarked once you have submitted your Word Document version.

 

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