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We are trying to get better standards for internet research from our little birds… To that end, we are introducing the CRAAP Test for evaluating resource reliability. You will be given three sites that appear reliable but only one is actually a “good” source. However, we want you to avoid the chaff and turn to the databases as an alternative to the madness Google tends to feed you.

CRAAP Test Handout:

CRAAP Test Scoresheet:

Our websites for evaluation:

All About Explorers: Christopher Columbus –

The Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus –

Canada protects unique glass sponge reefs – –

Here are some resources to help you complete your draft of the annotated bibliography:

  1. Annotated Bibliography Template – formatted for Microsoft Word, this provides the correct style and formatting to meet modern MLA standards.
  2. Annotated Bibliography Template (Google Docs) – formatted for Google Docs, this provides the correct style and formatting to meet modern MLA standards. You must open this then save a copy to your own Google Drive to edit it and add your own data.
  3. Annotated Bibliography PowerPoint– a PowerPoint slideshow designed to guide and assist you with your AnnoBib.
  4. The Purdue Online Writing Lab – a site dedicated to MLA formatting and proper citation, consult here first if you need to cite something not covered in class.
  5. Short Story and Poetry Citations

Here are the three handouts you need to be successful this week! The first poem we will be discussing is “Stopping By Woods…” by Robert Frost. We will also be looking at the short story “A&P” by John Updike and trying to answer the question: What comment does the author, through the protagonist, make about society?

Here are the handouts from Friday!

We discussed “Introduction to Poetry” today as well as expectations for tomorrow. Our first long-term creative assignment was given as well! Neat. The handout is available below. The due date for both tasks is Friday, 1/18/18.

Remember we are not in Rm. 8219 tomorrow but Rm. 8105. Please go there and promptly find a computer and log in!

These are the two handouts given out today. The first is Using TPCASST which acts as a guide for reading and analyzing poetry. The second, Introduction to Poetry, features a poem to be annotated by TPCASST and quick analysis questions which are due Thursday, 1/10/19.

Today we read Watcher at The Gates and the assigned homework for tomorrow is to Write a letter to your Watcher. The letter need only be a page at most and is required for your final essay in May.

Here you will find a template for your Macbeth essay. Just change the name in the header and in the top left-hand corner. Make sure you replace the “X” and put your correct hour. Remember, this template has been created with the proper formatting already built-in!

General Class Template (Word)

General Class Template (Google) (Please download a copy of the Google document then edit as you see fit.)


Turn in your final essay to by 11:59pm tonight!

Here is the handout to assist you to prepare for your timed writing: Paragraph Prep

Here are two sites to help understand Macbeth:


Good Luck!

Looking for some help with your College Application Essay? Below you will find links to trusted sites that can really speed up your search!

College Depot: For Scholarships

College Depot: For FAFSA information

Common Application: A Common application used by many out-of-state colleges and universities (yes, you can use these prompts!)