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A class weblog for English 110, North Dakota State University. Kevin Brooks, Instructor.

Thursday, April 01, 2004

Camille Paglia on Marshal McLuhan and the NOrth American Intellecutal Tradition.

A review of Eminem's Marshall Mathers LP.

Same review, Mike Ross, new Eminem LP (The Show), same concerns.

Wednesday, November 12, 2003

I thought the PowerPoint project was the most fun thing we've done so far. It's nice to do things where you learn but still don't have to bust your butt with the same 'ol writing.

Tuesday, October 21, 2003

My piece of advice for Chapter 14 would be to create topic chains so the reader knows where the writer is going.

Sunday, October 19, 2003

I'm starting to catch up on my blogging. Anyway, a tip that I had come up with from reading the student essays was to watch and record the sources that I use as I come across information that I want to use. This way I don't have to try to find a cite again later on after I decide to use the source. This eliminates a lot of time and frustration.
A tip that I picked up on from reading chapter 14 was to start with a good thesis statement and to stick with it to have a paper that is well organized. A paper that is well organized will save a lot of confusion and will make for better reading.
Hi! I was just looking back at the sylabus and realized that I was supposed to post a note about a strategy I use to reading difficult material. I always look at any pictures that are provided first and try to figure out the gist of what is going to be said so I have a general idea of what I should be looking for in the reading.

Friday, October 17, 2003

After reading chapter 14, the best advice that I found would be to pick a pattern of organization that relates to your particular purpose and establishes that purpose to the readers.

Wednesday, October 15, 2003

Feel free to ask a question on the blog while email is down.

Friday, October 10, 2003

A strategy you could use when reading difficult material is to skim through the whole thing right away and pick out the stuff you understand.
Hello everybody,

My technique to reading over these indepth articles is to think about the title and what to look for from there....then i skim....and skim....and then look at what looked important from the skimming....Have a good weekend!
As you are doing research and trying to decide what kind of article you have found, you might want to consult the Colorado State University guide to Scholarly, Trade, and Popular Magazine articles.

The University of Texas at San Antonio has a similar guide.

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