**ATTENTION ALL: MON. 12/11 is the Shop With a Panther Day! If you are involved with this event and will not be in class, please know we will keep working on completion of SRPs through WED. 12/13!!
PLEASE have your Chromebook or personal laptop with you in class ALL THIS WEEK as we work in class toward completing the SENIOR RESEARCH PAPER (SRP), worth 30% of your final course grade!
**ATTENTION: BY TUES. 12/12, YOU ALL SHOULD BE WELL BEYOND SRP CHECKPOINT #2 and working on completion of the body of your SENIOR RESEARCH PAPER!!**
--be prepared each day in class to keep typing/writing, and I'll let each of you know about REVISION OF WHAT YOU HAVE WRITTEN AND FINAL COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS!!!
FYI, FOR A GRADE IN YOUR FOLDER MON. 12/11 or TUES. 12/12, BY THE END OF CLASS FRI. 12/8, for a SRP PROGRESS CHECKPOINT GRADE, students should have completed the FOLLOWING TASKS FOR GRADED CHECKPOINT #2 AS OUTLINED DAILY IN CLASS and placed in their folders and/or shared w/me via Google Docs for assessment:
**FOR THE TWO WEB/ONLINE sources and the ONE PRINT SOURCE GIVEN TO THEM BY ME IN THEIR FOLDER WED. 12/6 for their SRP PRINTED/placed in their provided folders: BASIC 8th ed. MLA CITATIONS WRITTEN OUT for practice on each source somewhere
**ALSO, RE: each of the minimum THREE SOURCES, make sure they are all READ/HIGHLIGHTED for their SRP COMPLETION
**completed typing the SRP TOPIC MEMO w/THESIS STATEMENT COMPLETED on the SRP SHARED DOCUMENT
**started and well into working on completing CORRECTLY/ACCURATELY THE ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY of their min. THREE SOURCES on the SRP SHARED DOCUMENT after the memo
**at this point after completion of CHECKPOINT #2, they are also ready to start COMPOSING THEIR SRP paragraph by paragraph, with the THESIS SENTENCE THE LAST SENTENCE OF THE FIRST PARAGRAPH
**ATTENTION ALL: MON. 12/11 is the Shop With a Panther Day! If you are involved with this event and will not be in class, please BE PREPARED for the MAJOR GRADED INTO THE WILD DISCUSSION THAT WILL TAKE PLACE TOMORROW, TUES. 12/12 (*info/reminders below...)!!
**ATTENTION! FOR CLASS TUES. 12/12:
For Into the Wild, be ready for a FORMAL/GRADED STUDENT-LED 'ROUND TABLE' DISCUSSION TITLED:
"WHY ARE WE STILL TALKING ABOUT CHRIS McCANDLESS?"
- from INTO THE WILD, the theories Krakauer presents in his last chapters RE: McCandless's death vs. YOUR OWN interpretations/thoughts/evaluation
- NEWEST THEORIES of what killed McCandless from various news articles published in the last 4-5 years (assigned below to each of you)
- **FAMILY ISSUES that contributed to Chris leaving home (via your reading excerpts of his sister's memoir THE WILD TRUTH)
**Savannah, Matti, Haley
"Why Are We Still Talking About Chris McCandless?" -Mother Nature Network (MNN), July 2015
**Brooke D., Josie
"What Everyone Is Getting Wrong About Chris McCandless" -Alaska Commons, 2013
**Delaney, Hannah, Zoe
"Krakauer's Wild Theory About McCandless Gives Short Shrift to Science" -Alaska Dispatch News (ADN), 2013
**Jonah, Brooke P., Courtney
"Into the Wild Author Tries Science To Solve Toxic Seed Mystery" -NPR, May 2015
**Ian, Mary, Hope
"How Chris McCandless Died: An Update" -The New Yorker, Feb. 2015
**ALSO: don't forget to bring your CLASS BINDER and your copy of INTO THE WILD with you to class each day, please!
**FINAL REMINDER IN FINISHING INTO THE WILD THIS WEEK: Post-it/sticky note ANNOTATIONS are INCREDIBLY HELPFUL--and they count as an EXTRA CREDIT 100% that I will ask about NEXT TUES. 12/12!!