I have posted final grades for the course.
For the final writing prompt of the semester, I would like for you to look over the lists that your classmates made of the five most significant topics and choose a topic which you did not mention as one of your top five, but that you think is important. Mention what it is and write [...]
A two-part reminder for Friday’s class: 1) Because of the end of semester schedule for MWF classes, Friday will be the last class session of the term and it will be an extra-long class period, from 11:30-2:00. Don’t forget the schedule change. There will be no class on Monday. 2) Our goal for the class [...]
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Every once in a while, things turn up in unexpected places. I was reading about the bankruptcy of Hostess and found a blog post that cited the founder of the company, Ralph Nafziger, in his contribution to the original This I Believe. Here’s what he had to say: The most important thing to for me [...]
We’re in the closing stretch for the course. The last three writing prompts will be designed to have you look back over what we have covered in the course in different ways. For the eighth writing prompt, I would like for you to list in about 250 words what you consider to be the five [...]
Law Professor Orin Kerr makes a joking point about citations.
Just to show that Research Strategies can be the subject of scholarly research: the Pew Trust, a think tank about education and the internet, has just published the results of a survey about how teenagers use the internet to do research. It’s called “How Teens Do Research in the Digital World.” You can read the [...]
Here is the assignment for your second paper for the course: Write a four-page double-spaced essay on the topic: To what extent did the revival of the This I Believe series in 2005 achieve the goals of the people who revived it? Was its impact different from the original Edward R. Murrow series from the [...]