I know a couple of you are planning on turning in your essays late. BUT, I cannot allow you to do your Oral Presentations late. It just won’t work with our schedule. So even if you are going to turn in your essay next week, you still need to do your presentation this week. The ONLY exception will be for Tristan (since he wanted to do it last week and I told him to hold off).
So, Oral Presentations will be this Friday, May 8 ONLY
Your Final Draft and Business Letters are also due this week.
I will only accept late essays next week, but you will lose 30% of your points because it is late.
Your journals and grammar books are also due NEXT Friday.
I will not accept any work after that.
If you have any questions please let me know.
If you need more help, please go to the Purdue Online Writing Lab
- Be consice. Don’t give them a 5 page essay. Stick to the main point and some reasons and important facts.
- Address your essay to a logical recipient. Don’t send an essay about body image to Pastor David. Don’t send an essay about doctor assisted suicide to Jordan Pate.
- Make sure that you have correct formatting
- Bring a stamped envelope so we can mail it after I grade it
The Oral Presentation
- Dress professionally
- Bring a visual aide
- Feel free to use note cards (you may not read off your essay)
- Speak clearly and seriously for 3-5 minutes (don’t be too funny, this is a formal presentation not the improv)
- Present your facts and move your audience towards your persuasive goal–make us agree with you and take action!
The Final Draft
You should be pretty close to finished now.
- Read the essay OUT LOUD to your parents and LISTEN to their feedback
- Have one of your parents proofread your essay for mechanical errors
- Make sure your Works Cited page is perfect
- Check your MLA format
- Ask yourself, are you persuading your reader? Or just spewing facts?