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Class Thesis Revisions

Post your revisions of the the class thesis sheet below.

Project 2 Criteria

As per the Project 2 handout, there are three fixed criteria for this paper. The paper must:

• be at least four pages
• cite at least one source
• be in MLA format (including Works Cited page and in-text citations)

Your task is to be done on or before Friday (10/14). you are to reply to this blog entry with three other criteria that should go into determining a paper's grade. Be Specific. DO NOT just say something like "grammar." State how the criterion should be measured and what impact it should have on a paper's grade.

Sample Semiotic Essay responses

After you read the Sample Semiotic Essay, please post your response to the following issues before class on Monday (10/3):

1. What argument does the paper attempt to prove?
2. How is its argument supported?
3. What is one question you have about the paper's use of in-text citation?
4. What is one question you have about the paper's Works Cited page?

Chapter 2 "Reading the Text" questions

After reading your article, respond to the questions under "Reading the Text" that follow it (not the "Reading the Signs" questions). Please put the title of your article in your subject line. Please do this before class on Thursday (9/29).

Chapter 1 "Reading the Text" questions (part 2)

After reading your article, respond to the questions under "Reading the Text" that follow it (not the "Reading the Signs" questions). Please put the title of your article in your subject line. Please do this on or before Sunday (9/25).

Chapter 1 "Reading the Text" questions (part 1)

After reading your article, respond to the questions under "Reading the Text" that follow it (not the "Reading the Signs" questions). Please put the title of your article in your subject line. Please do this on or before Wednesday (9/21).

Sample essay responses

After reading Signs of Life in the USA pages 25-44, select one of the three student essays and provide a thorough response to it to this blog entry. You should address issues such as why the essay was effective/ineffective, what you would do differently if you were in a similar writing situation, where research or other evidence was used well or where it was needed, and so forth. Please post your response before class on Monday (9/19).

Project 2 questions and answers

Below is a list of questions and answers about Project 2 that came up in conferences.

Defining semiotics

After reading Signs of Life in the USA pages 1-18, post a response to this blog entry with your definition of semiotics (also called the semiotic method). You may wish to use other resources (dictionaries, internet search, etc.) in addition to your textbook. Please do this before Friday (9/16).

Project 1 manual explications

Comment to this entry anything you would like your scorers to know, such as why you made the choices you made and why certain elements (such as a TOC or index) may not be necessary for your work.

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