Rhetoric & Comp – Friday, September 27th

Video:  “The Book Was Better?” w/ John Green.  Book/Movie trailers: If I Stay by Gayle FormanThe Maze Runner by James DashnerBefore I Fall by Lauren OliverThe Fault in Our Stars by John GreenReady Player One by Ernest Cline, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli (Love, Simon)Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom RiggsDivergent by Veronica Roth.  Indie read. Verified Dropbox folders.  Quick demo of dropbox upload, backdoor MSWord use, naming your dcuments, and MLA formatting info (find details at the “MLA Format” page tab above).  Preview/intro to Quickwrite Xtras (find details at the “Quickwrite Xtra” page tab above).

To Do:

  • Create and share Dropbox folders (If you need to create a separate gmail account for this, go to gmail.com and do so.)
  • Think about paper #1 (deadline Tues., Oct. 1)
  • Have a great Homecoming Weekend & read something cool.

Parameters for Paper #1:

  1. Write EITHER a memory book chapter (any from 1 – 17) OR expand a QW from your writer’s notebook
  2. Type it in MSWord – about 2 pages, double-spaced, TNR12 or Calibri11 are good fonts (directions on format in the MLA tab at top of website)
  3. Upload it later to your Drafts folder in Dropbox

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