April 16, 2008 Archives
As you know by now from your STW class, writing a college research paper involves finding original research from credible academic sources.While we still have some works of literature to read before the end of the term, much of our focus will turn towards preparing you to write a short academic research paper.
Today's reading (please write an agenda item as you would for any other assigned reading):
We will discuss turning your topic into a research question, which is a step on the way to coming up with a thesis statement.
In class Friday, after I realized that students weren't as familiar with prefixes, roots, and suffixes as I had expected (I had four years of that stuff in high school), I decided to add a quick unit on that subject. We might not get as far into the ongoing changes that English is experiencing, but if you know more about the raw material of language (that is, the pieces that make up our vocabulary), you'll be able to make more sense out of new words you encounter.
Prefixes are important, as in this label for an "AB NORMAL" brain.