Monday, August 26, 2013

Introduction Speech

Please reflect on your first speech by writing one well-written and thought out paragraph. Upper class students should be writing paragraphs with compound and complex sentences that are a minimum of six sentences long. Use complete sentences and correct grammar. 

Things to consider (you do not need to include all of them)

*eye contact
*audience feedback
*preparation (enough? not enough? What will you change for next time?)
*voice (rate, variation)
*confidence level
*introduction and conclusion
*visual aid (if applicable)

What went well? What do you need to work on? Be as specific as possible.

Please leave feedback for at least two of your classmates. Feedback should be constructive, original, and well-written. 
Reflection: 20 points
Feedback: 10 points each

Tuesday, August 20, 2013


"The trouble with quotes on the internet is that it's difficult to determine whether or not they are genuine."  --Abraham Lincoln
  1. Find 2 or more definitions of plagiarism online. 
  2. Use one you found or come up with your own definition of plagiarism. If you use someone else’s, it should be in quotes and cited with the resource. If you used some ideas in one you found, it does not need to be quoted but you should still cite it as a resource after. Be creative!! Webster’s is right but boring! Make it your own!
  3. Comment on at least one of your classmate’s post. Do you like their definition? Agree/disagree? React to it.