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STEP 1: Locate the forum Entitled “Essay 4 Peer Review” on our Moodle Forum
STEP 2: Create a post in the forum. In this post, ATTACH a copy of your paper or provide a link to a Google Doc version.
STEP 3: Wait for others in the class to post their papers and read and respond to TWO papers from two of your classmates (just like in a normal peer review).
*special note, if you see that a paper already has two comments on it and another student has no comments, please consider commenting on the student paper with no feedback. When examining each other’s papers, look for the following:
A clear thesis with a clear position either agreeing, disagreeing, or both.
2-3 paragraph summary of the original text by Grant Morrison
1-2 properly introduced, integrated, cited, and explained quotations in the Summary
Response section beginning with personal restatement of your thesis
Lead in with personal reasoning for position
Examination and explanation of the reasoning using original text and at least 2 external sources (cited and explained)
A clear works cited page.
STEP 4: Use your feedback to make improvements to your essay for Rough Draft submission on Sunday, Nov. 25 by 11:59 PM via Moodle.
Today marks a sad day. November 12, 2018 marks the death of comic book legend Stan Lee (
Stanley Martin Lieber) at the age of 95. One of the greats!
Our modern world is filled with superhero movies. Superheroes have become an important part of the world around us. However, are superheroes just entertainment or more? In his book,
Supergods, Grant Morrison makes the argument that superheroes have a power we may not actually realize is there. Morrison, in the introduction to Supergods is ______________ because _______________________________.
You need to fill in the blanks:
Deciding whether you agree, disagree, or both
Reasons why you have the position of agreement, disagreement, or both.
To help us work on our summaries, let us work on this process with this handout to help us move forward on our Response Essays.
So, no class today. Yesterday, my wife and I welcome a new baby boy:
So, instead, you will go to Moodle this evening and turn in what you have of an Introduction and Thesis Statement for Essay 4
Please post what you have for an introduction and thesis statement to this link by 11:59 PM tonight (Wed., Nov. 7). I’ll see you next class.
I am going to be out tomorrow, so please continue to work on crafting your Thesis Statements for Essay 4.
As it pertains to your Introductions and Summary, please work on those as well.
Introductions for this kind of Essay should make the initial set up of talking about the Author and Title of the Article, as where it came from, in your case:
Grant Morrison. “Introduction” to his book
Supergods. It would be beneifitial to introduce the reader to Grant Morrison a bit as well and perhaps some background on the publishing of Supergods (like publisher and year).
Use the link
HERE and HERE to help you out with that. This last one may even serve you as a source. I will hopefully see you on Wednesday, barring issues, but if not, I will set up a Moodle link for you to submit what you have for my by Wednesday night. Look for a posting to that matter.