Monday, November 2, 2009

Monday November 2, 2009

Today, we started by writing our thesis rough drafts on the class blog. We reviewed how we should write a good thesis...
  • Use the author's full name and spell is properly (William Shakespeare)
  • Make sure the thesis is argumentative
  • Check for grammatical and spelling errors, wordiness
  • Create complex thesis statements by showing that "this" leads to "this", cause and effect
  • "Although" statements are a great way to set up your thesis statement
  • Never use personal statements (I, you, we, etc)
  • Use "college writer" words
  • You can use to opposing ideas (Loyalty vs Betrayal, Sanity vs Insanity, Good vs Evil, etc)
  • Remember that Hamlet is a play, not a book or story
*There is a writing lab on Tuesday and Thursday in C-9, if you want extra help*

Then, we checked that everyone had posting privileges on Smith's blog. If you never responded to the email, please make sure that you do.

We finished up by watching scenes from the movie.

The Act 2 quiz has been moved to Wednesday.

1 comment:

  1. In Hamlet by William Shakespeare, the play implies friendship as a lie because Hamlet realizes that only a few shows a sense of loyalty towards him.