Showing posts with label AMH1050. Show all posts
Showing posts with label AMH1050. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Keep going until you finish.

The two most common questions students ask me about the first writing assignment -- typing lecture notes into a narrative -- are "Do we need to double space?" (my answer? whatever spacing you like is fine, I'm not controlling) and "How do I start?

My answer? The way to start is to start. 

Just get typing. 

Stop not starting and get started.

If you hit a bump, write something like (find out about Shadrach*----) and keep going. 

 Keep going until you finish one complete draft, put it down for awhile, then *please* proofread for things like spelling and capitalization.  

Also, please underline, highlight or bold all the key terms/phrases from the study guide.

Make sure your essay is in YOUR words. I will subtract your similarity rating (what turnitin.com shows me after it compares your narrative to all former essays and online sources etc) from your grade. 

Here is a sampling of opening paragraphs of "Assignment #1: Type Lecture Notes into a Narrative"  from one single previous class, presented without comment.   


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Saturday, August 26, 2017

Gwam Alfonso Haiti Jibudie: Name 5 Countries in Africa


 Pretest Question #22: Name 5 Countries in Africa.

 About 3/4 of my students correctly identified 4 countries in Africa.

Here is a sampling of the rest of their responses:

Africa-africa
Alfonso
Alqueons
Answise
Bing
Bosnia
Byabidi
Calculus
Chi
Chile
China
China
Ecudor
Flor
Gwam
Haiti
Islam
Italy
Jabooty
Jamaica
Jibudie
Kembabwe
Kidip
Kingston
Korea
Lands
Lark
Lemur
Libriya
Loco
Lu
Madagascarullo
Maraccas
Mexico
Nicaraguana
Nile
Niquereqgwa
North Africa
North Africa
North Africa
Pakistan
Paraguay
Peru
Pride Rock
Quebec
Rio
Rivers
Rota
Sabria
 Sears
 Sema
Siria
South America
South Arabia
Sowali
Su
Swahili
Tahiti
Tako
Tally
Texas
The one with the weird K word.
Thing
Thomasthetrainville
Toton
Tuscan
 Tutu
Yourmom
Zantwot
Zito
Zombobway

No clue. After 1880s?

Pretest Question #4: What country did the US win our independence from? When?   

62/150 students did not know the answer to this question.

 I have many theories on why they are lost, but that's for another time.

Here you go:
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Africa; I have no idea
Asia
Bahamas, after a war
Britain, 1400s
Britain, 1500s
Britain, 1500s
Britain, 1530
Britain, 1600s
Britain, 1668
Britain, 1868
Britain, 1976
Britain, 1970s
Britain, before George Washington’s time
Britain, during WW2
Britain, in the 1900s
Brittain, 1862
Brittin, before 1900
China, 1900s
Colombia, July 4
Cuba 1854
Cuba, 1800ish
England, 1600s
England, 1650s
England, 1840something
England, 1856
England, 1875
England, 1890
England, 1400
England, 1400s
England, 1700
England, 1800? Time is an illusion, not linear
England, 1800s
England, 1840s
England, 1850s
England, during the Hamilton era
Europe, before the wars
Europe
Europe during the 1800s and 1900s
Europe, 1762?
France
France, 1700s
France, 1800s
France, before I was born
France, July 4, 1752
France, mid 1700s
German, before the 1850s
Germany, 1824
Germany, 1800
Germany, during the 1900s
Great Britain in the 1900s
Great Britain, 1800s
Great Britain, after 1400
Mexico, after the Civil War
New England, 1776
No clue. After 1880s?
North Korea
Russia, 1794
Spain, 1840
Spain, after 1700s
Spaniards/Spain
USA
USA, 1901