Class 10: The MLA Third and the Final Draft and the IELTS Final Preview

Writing Rules: No plagiarism, please. The class was at 40%, down to 10%. A third draft that is plagiarized will get a Zero since I have found the plagiarism and the student(s) have ignored the identified markers and then continued to plagiarize at their free will again. 

Thank you for 1,800 words (our aim is 1,200 to 1,800) without paragraphs of direct quotes or lifted passages! Only three direct quotations, please. Summarization is the key. And plagiarizers, please apologize AGAIN to your classmates for wasting everyone's time. Summarize, Summarize, and use quotation marks when you want to glorify the writer's work. Lift up and not denigrate. 

Summary: We had a writing workshop day where we reviewed writing strategies. There was a focus on MLA in-text citations signal phrases, transitional devices, 
and basically do not plagiarize, use in-text citations, and summarize. 

Homework: 3rd draft by email (Sending earlier than the deadline is great for quick feedback to you (If you DO NOT plagiarize!):

Due via email on Wednesday 07/29/2020 by 3:00 PM 

1. Please still label your attachment file with your name on it:'Your Name,'_3rd MLA Draft. 

2. Write the body of your MLA paper by using your developed topic sentences a the first sentence of the paragraph, and give examples with in-text citations when you refer to other authors' work. Please refer to:

     a) OWL Purdue MLA Guidelines online link for your in-text citations, 

     b) The OWL Purdue sample paper (attached in classes 05 and 06) will also help;

     c) The MLA midterm assessment guidelines/portfolio (attached) shows you all the criteria for a successful essay 

   However, the first sentence of your conclusion should start with a signal like, "In conclusion," and then write a similar sentence as the last sentence of the first paragraph of your introduction in the past tense. 
   That sentence is the topic thesis statement. 

4. Put your paper in Criterion and Veritus. Do it!

Note: The free version of Grammarly will help you as a writing assistant. 

5. Could you please make an entry to TOEFL Criterion essay if you have not finished the five essays.