Based on your tentative idea for your course proposal, and using the researching search skills we practiced in class last week, search available databases (UIC library, UIC library’s research and subject guides; Google scholar, etc.) for books and articles that you think might work as suggested readings for your independent course proposal. They should be highly relevant to your subject, and also important/highly regarded among all texts written on similar topics.
Then, using the OWL Purdue guide to MLA format, format your findings in complete, correct MLA format. Include at least 2 full books and at least two journal articles.
Post your MLA citations here as a comment, along with a short explanation of your idea for the course proposal.
Think back over the various writing skills you have learned, honed, practiced, and improved over the past semester. As you get ready to enter ENGL 161, think carefully about what aspects of your writing you know that you still need to work on. Using specific examples, discuss elements of grammar, punctuation, spelling, research, organization, argumentation, etc. that you plan to tackle in 161.
After reading, please write a response here (100-200 words): If you’ve had to write a cover letter for a job before, what was the job, and how did you go about tailoring it to the position? If you’ve never had to write a cover letter before, brainstorm a possible job application situation that you could foresee yourself facing in the next 5 years, and write about what kind of experience and character attributes you would want to emphasize in that context.
Please read the following photo essay (click on “more” to expand each caption): http://www.fodors.com/news/photos/10-things-not-to-do-in-chicago
What makes this a successful example of the photo essay genre? What use of language, types of evidence, and kinds of rhetorical appeals are used to advantage in this genre? What kinds of images seem particularly effective here? (100-200 words)