901 Writing - Homework Posts


Writing HW - Due 1/21

posted Jan 18, 2015, 11:31 AM by mr.wells@fmhsnyc.org   [ updated Jan 18, 2015, 11:34 AM ]



Final Draft of Position Papers Due at the beginning of class.  No need to print them.  Just type them on the doc you were sent last Friday.

Writing 9 HW - DUE 1/14

posted Jan 12, 2015, 7:06 AM by mr.wells@fmhsnyc.org

Use your notes from today's class and create a list of the ELEMENTS of a POSITION PAPER.  Make sure the list has at least 10-12 items and includes all the things you need to do or include in your position paper.  Make the HW look good.  It will be collected.

Writing HW - DUE 12/17

posted Dec 17, 2014, 8:09 AM by mr.wells@fmhsnyc.org

On Friday in class, we will write another body paragraph explaining why our issue is important to NYers.

To prepare for this paragraph, please do two things.
  1. Finish your QSS or Final Word Protocol
  2. Review your grade and feedback on Paragraph #2, to see what you can do better on the next paragraph.

Writing HW - DUE 12/17

posted Dec 15, 2014, 9:31 AM by mr.wells@fmhsnyc.org

Please finish reading at least one article on your issue.  

In class on Wednesday you will have time to complete the QSS or Final Word.

Writing HW - DUE 12/15

posted Dec 12, 2014, 11:39 AM by mr.wells@fmhsnyc.org


Revise your Paragraph #2 for Voices of Action to include a counterargument and a refutation of the argument.  Use one of the "Take-Aways" from Friday's Fishbowl.  Make sure you end you paragraph with a concluding statement about why your issue is the most important to NYers.

Remember to refute a counter claim correctly, you need to:  (1) Identify the Counterclaim, (2) Explain the reason why the counterclaim could be true, and then (3) either show that that reason is not true, or explain that that reason is still not as important as your reason for your issue.  

A good counterclaim refutation will include all three steps.

Writing HW - DUE 12/8

posted Dec 5, 2014, 7:11 AM by mr.wells@fmhsnyc.org

Write one paragraph answering the following question:
  • Why is your issue important to New Yorkers?  
    • What reasons make it important to New Yorkers? 
    • Is it equal opportunity, civil rights, human rights, number of NYers affected?  Explain!

  • Requirements for Paragraph
    • Use ideas from your Fishbowl Discussion/Takeaways
    • Make sure you explain your ideas.
    • You will be assessed by Writing 1B.
    • It can be handwritten or typed and printed.
    • You will hand it in stapled to your Fishbowl Notes.

Writing HW - DUE 11/24

posted Nov 21, 2014, 11:17 AM by mr.wells@fmhsnyc.org

Please complete Field Notes #2.
This will need to be printed on Legal Sized Paper.

This means that you will need to go to the site you chose as the "heart of your neighborhood," where you did your first Field Notes, and write down descriptions that fit your unified idea.  Write descriptions that you could add to the collage poem you created this past week.  

I will be checking that the entire Field Notes (all rows, all columns) is complete when you come to class on Monday.

Writing HW - DUE 11/19

posted Nov 17, 2014, 9:59 AM by mr.wells@fmhsnyc.org



Please revise 4-5 of your best descriptions from Field Notes #1.  Revise to make sure your descriptions meet the criteria established in class for Writing 3E and make sure they use Active Language.

Please write your revisions on a colored piece of paper (as provided in class).  Make sure there is space between each description so you can cut the descriptions apart in class on Wednesday.

Writing HW - DUE 11/17

posted Nov 14, 2014, 11:19 AM by mr.wells@fmhsnyc.org


Please go to the place that you have chosen as your "heart of the neighborhood" and complete Field Notes #1.  You do not have to fill out the Make Connections column, but you do need to complete all the other boxes on the sheet.  You must have 6 complete rows of observations from your chosen place.  Make sure the observations you make and the verbs you use fit the unified idea you want to show about your neighborhood.


This will be assessed on Monday.

Writing HW - DUE 10/27

posted Oct 24, 2014, 11:12 AM by mr.wells@fmhsnyc.org



For Monday, please complete your Local Voices Essay on the document sent to your inbox.  On Monday we will peer review work for possible revisions and edits.

To complete your Local Voices essay, you will have to complete the following:
  1. Intro Paragraph
  2. Revised Body Paragraph #1
  3. Revised Body Paragraph #2
  4. Conclusion Paragraph
  5. Annotated Bibliography

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