I hope everyone had a relaxing week last week. Things are definitely upside down in the world right now, but I am happy to be back with you (virtually, at least!) and back to somewhat of a routine. I sure do miss your faces. Now, back to business: Today's information is listed below. I know this whole format can be a little confusing and it is easy to get overwhelmed, but we will get this research paper knocked out and then it will be smooth sailing. Remember that I post assignments at 9AM each day, but you can work on them around the schedules of your other classes. Please do not put off my work and let it pile up as the paper is worth major points and is something you need to know how to do moving forward.
There will be several ZOOM meetings today- for all classes, I'm sure. I am planning to do ones at 10AM, 11AM, and an AP one at 1PM. If you can't make those times, do not worry. I will post recordings of the ZOOMs or notes for those who miss. Mainly, I want to touch base and talk about what we are doing this week. In the AP ZOOM, I will update you on the status of the exam and what info we have so far. (Which isn't much.)
1. RESEARCH! In peeking in folders, I am not seeing nearly as much notetaking as I should be seeing. You cannot write a research paper without any research. I created a notes sheet for you in an effort to help organize your research. If you find that too confusing, just make a GoogleDoc and start making notes. You will have to get creative with sources, but I am not insisting that they be SUPER academic. Do the best you can. I will post information about writing thesis statements and starting outlining today sometime, so you must have some research. We are to the writing stage. It is impossible to write a research paper if you haven't researched the topic. I will make notes on your RC document or Notes document in your research folder. I will work on that today anytime that I am not in a ZOOM.
2. I am not assigning a Warm Read today or anything else because I want you to get back into the swing of things. I will post those things tomorrow. Today, get yourself organized and get your research organized so we can write this paper and get it over with.