Thursday, October 1st

English 421:

  • Today we looked at another writing trait – word choice.  We discussed the power of words, using powerful verbs, making specific word selections, and denotation vs. connotation.  Notes and activities can be found on the English 421 site.
  • Tomorrow: Students must have a complete, printed draft of their narrative writing assignment for peer revision tomorrow.  The polished copy is due on Monday.  Students will also register for a turnitin account during class tomorrow.

English 431:

  • Today students had an opportunity to re-submit their portfolio items for September.
  • We had a guest speaker into our class today – Tim Kaiser, to comment on the role of a school police officer.  We had read a news article about a teen arrested after a confrontation with his school’s police officer.  We will follow-up with discussion on this tomorrow.

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