In the library today

  1. Open your social media paragraph.
    1. If there are comments you have not resolved, read them and resolve them.
    2. Then click “comments” in the top right corner. Review all comments, making sure you understand. The goal is to make sure you know what you need to keep in mind as you write today and in the future.
  2. If you have any questions — if you don’t understand feedback from me or others, ASK. Your goal should be to improve as much as you can with every assignment.
  3. One thing to say to many of you: your attributions are still not good. Saying “Amy Webb, a writer at Slate.com” is not necessarily good attribution. If you are going to cite her in your sentence, it’s often better to say why she is reliable. Say “Amy Webb, Nieman Fellow at Harvard University,..” Or don’t attribute in the piece at all — simply parenthetically cite her name at the end of the sentence. As another example, some said “Zadie Smith, blogger and mother” instead of “Award-winning novelist Zadie Smith.” Give credentials that lend the most ethos.
  4. In your shared folder, type a response to the prompt from yesterday’s two articles. You annotated it. We had a brief discussion. Now it’s time for you to show me that you can put your thoughts on paper in a coherent way.
  5. In the upper left corner of the Google doc, please title the document “Dual article evaluation”
  6. As you write, consider all of the things we have talked about this year.
    1. quote embedding
    2. attribution
    3. staying focused on your thesis
    4. using evidence well
    5. providing explanatory links that put information in context
    6. making sure each sentence is clearly connected to the previous one
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