ELO - Discussion Post Redux
Use "1-2-3 Rule" - Revise E E Cummings or "Yellow Wallpaper"
Revised Due Date: Sunday, 2.19.17, before Midnight!
Your ELO (Extra Learning Opportunity) Assignment, Should You Choose to Accept It:
STEP #1 - CHOOSE DISCUSSION POST TO REVISE:Using "The 1-2-3 Rule" - see our News Items, screenshots, below - choose one of the two following Discussion Posts - choose the one that requires the most revision - either:
- e e cummings poem from Course Content
- "The Yellow Wallpaper"
STEP #2 - REVIEW ALL RESOURCES:
See my additional resources, below - also in our News Items - as to how you may effectively revise your post in order to receive the maximum full, earned credit possible.
*This includes our Discussion Post Smore, as well as our "1-2-3 Rule" Smore:
Discussion Post Smore:
"1-2-3 Rule" Smore:
STEP #3 - REVISION:
Revise your original post, using "The 1-2-3 Rule," also known as "Context - Evidence - Analysis," as well as the additional tips in our Discussion Post Smore.
STEP #4 - RUBRIC:
Check your work against the rubric, below, to ensure you have made significant revisions to merit 100% credit on this assignment:
STEP #5 - SUBMISSION TIME:
- Use ".doc," ".docx," or ".pdf" file types, only - submit only (1) Word document, please - include everything on the same document!
- Use an MLA Header at the top left of your first page
- Copy and paste your original Discussion Post into your Word Doc, and label it "Original Discussion Post - and put the title of your poem or story discussed in quotes
- Label your next section "Revision," and add your revised Discussion Post, here.
- Label your final section "Reflection," and discuss in a paragraph of 6+ sentences how your revised paragraph is a significant improvement from your first post. In addition to discussing your use of "The 1-2-3 Rule," include your careful consideration of:
--Diction (lack of repetition; use of SAT words and formal English)
--Syntax (sentence structure)
--Varying your sentence length
--Analysis of at least (1) literary device used by the author within the poem or
short story in your Discussion Post revision
--Made an original point - did not copy ideas from other posts
Worth up to 10 points on your Modernism Unit Test. So do a SUPERIOR job.
News Item -Posted 1.27.16 - How to Write Persuasive Discussion Board Posts
Example - See "Superior" Discussion Post in Light Green at Bottom Right
The above example, "Superior - EX#3" - is what you want your Discussion Posts and Replies to Look Like:
- Use a good balance of "The 1-2-3 Rule" - "Content - Evidence - Analysis"
- Grammar: Vary your sentence structure and length
- Use "partial quotes" - using only a few important words, or a phrase, will help you to avoid plagiarism - but don't forget to also cite your source when writing research papers!
- For replies to peers - use different quote from the text, or take the discussion in a different direction
- Always use "Netiquette" - be polite - the most persuasive speakers and writers always pay acknowledge their oppositions' viewpoints - If you have learned how to write a "Counter-Argument," it is using this format. We will work on this as you get closer to paper-writing time!
- Always do your best work!