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Annotated Bibliography Samples

Linked here is the explanation of the annotated bibliography, and a sample bibliography, for good measure. Visit the Purdue OWL’s site for additional information.

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How to Have a Rational Discussion

As we’re discussing argument more extensively this quarter, I thought I would post this infographic about how to have a rational discussion. Enjoy!

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David Foster Wallace: “This Is Water”

Continuing our series of excellent commencement speeches, here is David Foster Wallace’s address at Kenyon College entitled “This Is Water.” DFW was an acclaimed writer of both fiction and nonfiction. Please take a listen to his message.

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NPR’s Best Commencement Speeches Ever

As we end this year, we’ll take a look at some famous commencement speeches. This morning, in a happy coincidence, NPR just released this app that archives the “best commencement speeches, ever.” Linked are nearly all of speeches we will listen to … Continue reading

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The American Scholar’s “Ten Best Sentences”

The editors at The American Scholar – a website and periodical maintained by the honors organization Phi Beta Kappa – compiled a list of what they believe the ten best sentences in English. There’s a healthy mix of fiction and nonfiction … Continue reading

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Annotated Bibliography Resources

Hi all, At the links below, you will find resources for annotated bibliographies. We will review these in class, but feel free to use these when getting ready for your author study presentations. Purdue OWLCornell University GuidePurdue OWL Samples Ms. … Continue reading

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Notes from Research Essay

Hi all, As I was grading essays, I decided to compile a list of comments that I found myself making:  Don’t let the evidence dominate each paragraph – don’t summarize Remember to communicate the “so what” of your research claim. … Continue reading

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