Wednesday, October 7, 2015

General problems with EII written work

First and foremost: you must proof-read. To catch sentence level errors, proof-read aloud.

If you get distracted by your own beautifully-forged outline, read the last sentence aloud first, and then the second last and so on.

Major problems:
  1. No proof-reading
  2. No outline, or contradictory outline
  3. Sentence fragments
  4. Run-on sentences
  5. Multiple parenthetical phrases
  6. Comma splices
  7. Misuse of commas
  8. Repetitive words
  9. Tense choice problem
Minor problems:
  1. Spell out small numbers, eg "seven" not 7. Large numbers eg "$10,000", are fine.
  2. Comma after prepositional phrase
  3. Its versus it's
  4. There versus their

Friday, October 2, 2015

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Debate: Monbiot vs. Ecomodernists, an advanced discussion, for EII and ESS

Most students in both classes are trying to get their heads around the root environmental ideas, I know, but if you're sitting there already understanding everything, and want to read something a little deeper and more advanced, this opportunity is for you.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Physics lab notes grading rubric

Item/Level of Achievement
Does not meet
Is there a research question?
No question or wrong question
Logical question, not narrow enough
Logical, well-stated and narrow question
Identifies materials and quantities?
No/inadequate materials list, incorrectly I.D. of materials
Adequate but minimal details
Expanded, complete, relevant details
Drawing or sketch?
No/poor sketch
Labeled, clear, concise
Labeled, clear, concise, neat and organized
Procedures (narrative)
Missing steps or no procedure
All steps present, could be better explained, more specific
Complete, relevant, well-worded explanation