Quick CP Update

11.9 Agenda:
-Resume Worksheet.  Now that we know about our dream jobs, how would we apply for it?  This is a packet that details what a resume is and has  a fill-in-the-blank section for students to start creating their own resumes.  It is part of our Career Research Packet. 
HW: If you didn’t finish the Resume Worksheet in class, finish it at home!


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PAP Update

11.9 Agenda:
-Overview of Leadership Action Research Project (AKA What are we using our sources for?)
-In Class Announcement: You will need a separate 3-ring BINDER (at least 1″) with a viewable front to turn in your Leadership Action Research Portfolio (Pick one up soon!).  Also, we are starting Romeo and Juliet after Thanksgiving, so go ahead and BUY your copy of No Fear Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet!
-PC Lab Time working on Source #5 (Since you already had Sources 1-4 done, this shouldn’t have been a problem), Works Cited Page, and Drafting our Exposition (Explaining Cause) and Persuasive (Convincing Others to help) Essay Pieces

Here’s our Pre-AP Research Project Schedule: Just focus on completing what we’re doing each day!
Due Thursday: Printed Works Cited Page (With Five Sources in MLA Format)
Thursday in Class: Working on Exposition and Persuasive Pieces ONLY
Due Friday at beginning of class: Printed Drafts of Exposition and Persuasive Essays Due
(**Note: I can’t help you in our scheduled in-class Essay Draft Conferences if you don’t have the majority of your paper done.**)
Friday: Working on Cover Sheet, Table of Contents, and About the Author Page; Continuing to Improve Exposition & Persuasive Drafts
Monday: Working on Cover Sheet, Table of Contents, and About the Author Page; Continuing to Improve Exposition & Persuasive Drafts
Tuesday: Creative Day (Working on 3 Creative Pieces) WITHOUT COMPUTERS (Arts and Crafts in class! Yay!), Peer Editing
Wednesday: Last day to work on Presentations – in PC Lab (Finishing Touches on Everything)
Friday: Presentations/Service Cafe

Wednesday Homework:
If you still need to finish source 5, you are behind! Finish it tonight!
Come in tomorrow with a printed Works Cited Page!
Start outlining your Persuasive and Expository Essays!

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CP Update 11.8.11

11.8 Agenda:
Research Cover Sheet Pages 7 (Job Interview Tips), 8 (Teens and Responsibility) and 9 (Career Tips for Teens) completed and logged into Career Research Cover Sheet
Researching: Completing Powerpoint Projects, Printing off Powerpoints & Works Cited Pages, and Digitally turning in powerpoints onto the “Shared Drive” Folder. (If not done, they need to come in after school on Wednesday 11.9 to complete their work)

HW: If not done with 7, 8 and 9 in Cover Sheet packet, it is homework!

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Pre-AP Update

11.8. Agenda:
-Steve Jobs Article on Leadership & Discussion (goes in Cover Sheet!)
– Research Day!
Daily Goal: With the 2 Sources they finished last night, by the beginning of class Wednesday students should have four 2-column notes sheets completely filled out.  

HW: If not done with source sheets in class, students should make sure that all four source sheets are done tonight !

ATTENTION:  Independent Reading  books for IR#2 are leadership books.  I have several available for checkout in the mornings and afternoons.  I need to verify that students have their IR books no later than FRIDAY, so on FRIDAY every Pre-AP student needs to bring in their IR book so I can make sure they’re on track and reading it.


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Pre-AP Research Links

MLA Formatting with Word:

Creating a Works Cited Page in Microsoft Word 10.doc

Works Cited Entries.doc


Multiple Citations in the Same Sentence

To cite multiple sources in the same parenthetical reference, separate the citations by a semi-colon:

…as has been discussed elsewhere (Burke 3; Dewey 21).

Citing Authors with Same Last Names

Sometimes more information is necessary to identify the source from which a quotation is taken. For instance, if two or more authors have the same last name, provide both authors’ first initials (or even the authors’ full name if different authors share initials) in your citation. For example:

Although some medical ethicists claim that cloning will lead to designer children (R. Miller 12), others note that the advantages for medical research outweigh this consideration (A. Miller 46).


Citing Multiple Works by the Same Author


If you cite more than one work by a particular author, include a shortened title for the particular work from which you are quoting to distinguish it from the others.

Lightenor has argued that computers are not useful tools for small children, though he has acknowledged elsewhere that early exposure to computer games does lead to better small motor skill development in a child’s second and third year (“Hand-Eye Development” 17).

Citing Indirect Sources (Someone Quoted in a Source)

Sometimes you may have to use an indirect source. An indirect source is a source cited in another source. For such indirect quotations, use “qtd. in” to indicate the source you actually consulted. For example:

Ravitch argues that high schools are pressured to act as “social service centers, and they don’t do that well” (qtd. in Weisman 259).

Note that, in most cases, a responsible researcher will attempt to find the original source, rather than citing an indirect source.

 Still having trouble?:  Tryhttp://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/557/01/

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CP Update

Nov 7
Career Research!
-Catch Up Day
-Working on Powerpoint Presentation Career Research Project

Nov 4
Career Research!
-Career Cruising Source Page Completed
-Interim 2 Skills Check
-Research Pages #5 and #6

Nov 3
Career Research!
-Website Source Page Completed
-Research Pages #4and #5

Nov 2
Career Research!
-Research page#3
-Source Page – Book Source

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9 PAP Update

Nov 7
Interim 2 Skills Check
Research – Must find 2 sources for Leadership Action Research Project!
Extra Source Sheet Link

Nov 4
MLA & Research
MLA & Research Quiz –

Nov 3
MLA Review & StudySheets
Leadership Intro – Leadership Action Research Project

Nov. 2
New IR Book Information
Research Intro
Leadership Intro

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