Navigating the site:
How to do well in all my classes:
I am devoted to encouraging you to do excellent work in a coherent though challenging manner. I do so that you may practice your ability to analyze opposing arguments and decide for yourself, based on evidence the best means of revealing your academic strengths.
• Complete the assigned reading before coming to class and ask questions in class based on our readings.
• Turn in drafts of essays before the due date, and I can return it to you suggested improvements.
Writing papers is a principle means in this class of judging your acquisition
of new knowledge and applying newly acquired information to old ideas.
Insert some text to support your interpretations of the authors.
Try not to use really long quotes, but when you do be sure to indent them
Always tell the reader where the quote came from:
William Shakespeare, Macbeth.
Citations: these are explicit footnotes, or end notes that identify to any and all readers where you got your ideas from. A citation answers the question: "So how do you know that?"
Plagiarism-- Just Don't do it.
You must never take another writer's words and use them as if they were your own. If you do that you are guilty of the crime of plagiarism. A person guilty of the crime is a plagiarist and is untrustworthy. Doing so will earn you an F in my or other classes.
"geographical regeneration" was an idea of George Perkins Marsh. *
* Joseph V. Siry, Marshes of the Ocean Shore, p. 98. See also:
G. P. Marsh, Man and Nature, 1864.
Web pages are really a way to present the essential information in an essay, in some graphically imaginative manner to best get across the key ideas you have discovered.
Tips for success in web page building for this class: