There’s much more at the linked article, and the result looks pretty robust after several different studies. I don’t have any policy against laptops in the classroom (and don’t plan to, either), but you might want to consider whether your laptop is really helping you.
Welcome to the fall semester of 2014 everyone. I’m back in the office, and classes start Wednesday, August 20. The links in the header above will take you to the pages for the courses I’m teaching, where you’ll find information about each course. I’ll post syllabi there as I put the last finishing touches on them, and links to Blackboard for those of you taking inline sections.
Several of you have asked about examples of movie evaluations. The purpose of a this assignment is to answer the question, “is this movie worth seeing?” If so, why? If not, why not? Be sure to include a Work Cited section with publication details of your film following MLA format. (Hint: if you don’t know all the publication information about your film, such as year and studio, the Internet Movie Database [IMDb] can probably help you out.) See sample Work Cited section at the bottom of this page. Don’t worry about putting your Work Cited entry on a separate page; just put it immediately after the end of your last paragraph.
For your next assignment, you’ll be writing about a movie. We’ll discuss films and how to talk about them in class, but in the meantime, here are some resources to help get you started on developing a film vocabulary.
The breakfast sandwich hasn’t changed 40 years, and we think this breaks that paradigm.
Have you seen Taco Bell’s new breakfast menu? What challenges does Taco Bell face breaking into the already-crowded fast-food breakfast market? Is this brand extension consistent with Taco Bell’s image?
How about Taco Bell’s ad campaign? Is this an effective promotional message? (Hint: try to count how many times they mention the name of their competitor in 50 seconds):
Here are two examples of annotated bibliography first drafts. Note that both require further editing and proofreading. The first covers Kudzu Bugs includes all the entries alphabetically in a single group, rather than subdividing them into topics. The second covers Arctic explorer Vilhjalmur Stefansson and is divided into two category: works by Stefansson and works about Stefansson.