Quick Write

  1. What was your favorite reading so far? What was your least favorite?
  2. What do you think has been the best class lesson so far? Why?

The “Other Side” is not Dumb

In groups, come up with two to three takeaways/lessons from the article that we can use in our own writing.

Chapter 8 “As a Result”: Connecting the Parts

Chapter 8 covers what to do when connecting the parts of your essay together. They explain that creating connections between sentences and ideas increases sentence variety and helps construct a more convincing argument. Consider transitions both within a paragraph and between paragraphs. Look at pages 108-109 for transition words.

They give four principles:

  1. Using transition terms (like “therefore” and “as a result”)
  2. Adding pointing words (like “this” and “such”)
  3. Developing a set of key terms and phrases for each text you write
  4. Repeating yourself, but with a difference

Let’s come up with a list of transition words to use in our essays. What words do you use to transition?

MLA Works Cited

Sample Works Cited page

Works Cited

Dean, Cornelia. “Executive on a Mission: Saving the Planet.” The New York Times, 22 May 2007, http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/22/science/earth/22ander.html?_r=0. Accessed 12 May 2016.

Ebert, Roger. Review of An Inconvenient Truth, directed by Davis Guggenheim. rogerebert.com, 1 June 2006, http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/an-inconvenient-truth-2006. Accessed 15 June 2016.

Gowdy, John. “Avoiding Self-organized Extinction: Toward a Co-evolutionary Economics of Sustainability.” International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology, vol. 14, no. 1, 2007, pp. 27-36.


Effective Images

Mass Incarceration in the USA

Grading Criteria Report

  1. Use of Sources and Research
  2. Organization
  3. MLA and Sources
  4. Title and Images
  5. Word Count, Word Choice, Grammar