Weekly Syllabus

Week of Monday, May 18 through Friday, May 22

This is it. Our time together is nearly over. This week we will study and discuss Ta-Nehisi Coates' article. I think that it ties in very nicely with a lot of other things that we've learned about this year. I will give you all the information you will need for the exam on Thursday. Thanks for your efforts this year, and best of luck for the rest of your careers at Sem, and the rest of your lives. I will always remember you.

Monday, May 18, 2015 (40 minutes)

Due: The final draft of your termpaper must be submitted on turnitin.com by the start of class.

Topic: Discussion of the reading in small groups.-I will break you up into groups to discuss some specific aspects of the articles.

Homework: Please read the packet of two articles handed out today in class. You will want to have them read by the start of class tomorrow.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 (50 minutes)

Topic: Discussion of the reading.


Wednesday, May 20, 2015 (50 minutes)

Topic: Discussion of the reading.

Homework: Please write a three paragraph email to me that will serve as a "self-evaluation" of the research paper project.

The first paragraph should discuss your feelings about all of the sub-assignments (the notetaking, the outline, the annotated bibliography, the first draft). Do you think that you did your best on these sub-assignments? If not, how would you have improved? If not, why?

The second paragraph should discuss the research process itself. Why did you pick your topic? Do you like it more or less now? Why? What did you learn during the research process about your subject? About yourself?

The third paragraph can be up to you to describe any other thoughts that you have about the research paper process and (if you choose) this course as a whole.   This assignment will be worth 5% of the total research paper project.
I need to receive this email by the start of class on Thursday.

Thursday, May 21, 2015 (35 minutes)

Topic: Information about the exam, and goodbyes.


Friday, May 22, 2015 -SOCIETY DAY

: Prepare for your exam. I will be available for conferencing next Monday and Tuesday.