Reflect on the writing process for your first essay. Answer these questions:
- What did you do well in your essay?
- What are the strengths and weaknesses of your essay?
- Where did you struggle, if at all?
What are some possible reasons for banning books?
Introduction to Sandra Cisneros
Have you ever read anything by Sandra Cisneros before this class?
Did anybody look here up? What did you find out? Her books were banned in Arizona. Why do you think they banned them?
Why are we reading her stories in a composition class? How is this different from our previous readings?
If you were Rachel, what would you have done?
To answer this, write a dialogue between Rachel and Mrs. Price. Begin your dialogue with:
Mrs. Price: Of course the sweater’s yours. I remember you wearing it once.
Continue the dialogue any way you want.
Library Research Notes
Today we are meeting in the Crafton Library computer room.
In the Crafton Hills website go to the library link.
You can search for books, ebooks, reference books, and articles.
Use the EBSCO Academic Search Complete database under interdisciplinary section
Find your keywords to search effectively in the databases.
Example topic: the rising costs of textbooks
Keywords: textbooks, cost, price, course reserves
Search the keywords you came up with for your topic.
Limit the results to full texts and scholarly.
Can also limit the results to current publication date, depending on your topic.
Use the Boolean search terms to help narrow your search results
AND, OR, or NOT
Read the abstract, summary, and/or introduction of the article you are considering to see if it is useful and relevant to what you are researching.