"Happiness, not in another place but this place...not for another hour but this hour."-- Walt Whitman
Scholastic Book Fair is going on 9/21-27 in the Library! Shop daily; the library is open from 7:30-3:45!
NEXT WEEK IS SPIRIT WEEK: HERE ARE YOUR HIGH SCHOOL DRESS UP DAYS
MONDAY: COLLEGE GAME DAY
TUESDAY: BACKWARDS DAY
WEDNESDAY: ONE PERCENT DAY
THURSDAY: SENIOR CITIZENS DAY
FRIDAY: CLASS COLORS DAY
Working on an English/Catch-All Thesis?
For the assignment due on 9/28, any student completing an English/Catch-All thesis must complete four parts:
First, on Thursday, September 14, students must attend a thesis workshop presentation on completing a Review of Literature and formal Introduction. A laptop or tablet is required. Between now and September 14, students need to begin looking for additional sources but may use the time next Thursday as well.
Second, students must prepare an annotated bibliography of five new, additional sources. The sources used for the source analysis (turned in on August 18) must also be included on the annotated bibliography, but annotations are not required for those sources. The annotated bibliography is due September 28.
Third, using the ten sources gathered at this point and the thesis proposal included on the 8/31 assignment, students will create an outline that details that body of their argument. This outline needs to be substantive in nature and is due September 28.
Fourth, students will draft a paragraph detailing the conversation(s) they have had with their mentor. This is due September 28.
Keep in mind that no changes will be made to the thesis once we return from Fall Break.
1. Common App essays: here's the link to the 2017-18 prompts: http://www.commonapp.org/whats-appening/application-updates/common-application-announces-2017-2018-essay-prompts
2. For those of you working on an English/catch-all thesis, please see the attachments below for a recap of our meeting last week to discuss annotated bibliographies and outlines.