1. This class period is designed more as “work time” for
students rather than a lesson. If you wish, this planned work
period may be omitted, but it is often useful. At
this point, students have been given all the tools necessary
to construct an academic essay which fulfills the project parameters.
should work on producing a polished, typed final copy,
in which all the previously taught concepts
are incorporated. This period is best spent in the computer
lab - encourage each student to bring his/her rough draft
and a floppy disk.
As students are typing their final drafts, you may wish
to call each student up to speak with you individually
the status of his/her paper.
Depending on your class size
the amount of time you have, this may prove a challenge -
but it is usually well worth the effort.
Ask each student
how he feels about his final project essay. Is there any
section that they are having trouble with? Perhaps you
can take a moment
to read one section, a sentence, or paragraph which is particularly
problematic for the student. Offer advice and direction where
Remind students that their final drafts are
due the following day (if that is the case). Final drafts should
be typed and formatted according to your specifications.
should be completed and handed in the following day if appropriate.
assessment for this lesson. Final essays will be evaluated for
correct implementation of essay concepts learned.