Tuesday, 22 April

I. Prayer/Attendance

II. Schedule for rest of semester

Paper #5 due today.

a. Thursday, 24 April [No class]

I must attend a faculty session that is scheduled exactly during the time of our class.

Use the time to work on all your other papers

Key thoughts:

Craft good paragraphs and topic sentences
Get the flow right: Put topics in best order for READER to understand
Do one more draft
Read paper out loud

b. 9:45 a.m., Tuesday, 29 April [during the scheduled time for final--we don't have one--in our class]

I will turn back your paper #5 and folder then.

III. Writing thoughts from our Course Handbook
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Writing+Handbook

Concentrate especially on these:

Writing Process
Paragraphs

IV. Documentation thoughts: three sources

a. Citation and Formatting Guide [the yellow pamphlet produced by the Department of History and Political Science

b. Documentation page on this wiki
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Documentation

c. Turabian Quick Guide
http://www.press.uchicago.edu/books/turabian/turabian_citationguide.html

V. In class today: my research on evangelicals and immigration reform

a. New material I discovered since we were last together:

The Jeb Bush follies
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2014/04/08/the-jeb-bush-follies/

Jeb Bush's rush to make money may be a hurdle
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/21/us/politics/jeb-bushs-rush-to-make-money-may-be-hurdle.html?hpw&rref=politics&_r=0

Immigration activists urge Obama to act boldly
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2014/04/15/us/politics/ap-us-immigration-.html?hp

Court deportations drop 43 percent in the last five years
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/17/us/us-deportations-drop-43-percent-in-last-five-years.html?hpw&rref=politics

Obama. Republicans openly feud over immigration legislation
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/16/us-usa-immigration-idUSBREA3F1ZF20140416

b. Other items on my immigration reform research journey since we were last with each other:

Local immigration attorney: Veronica Sanchez Villegas
http://www.avvo.com/attorneys/91790-ca-veronica-villegas-113415.html
http://members.calbar.ca.gov/fal/Member/Detail/208805
1214 S. Glendora Avenue, West Covina (626) 850-5000
YouTube video of her law firm:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSxMyudbkq0&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Finding the right immigration lawyer
Immigration portal to visalaw.com [Sisskind Susser Immigration lawyers]
http://www.visalaw.com/hal.html

Identifying an immigration attorney
NASFA=Association of International Educators
http://www.nafsa.org/findresources/Default.aspx?id=8652

Carl Shusterman immigration attorney website
http://shusterman.com/

Guerra Saenz immigration lawyer
http://www.guerralegal.com/Immigration/Appeals/Board-of-Immigration-Appeals.aspx

Online resources for learning about immigration law
http://www.heartlandimmigration.com/Resources.aspx

Approaches to understanding current US-Mexican immigration issues
Kellogg Institute for International Studies (University of Notre Dame)
http://kellogg.nd.edu/outreach/immigration.shtml

Critical thinking resources for immigration (American Enterprise Institute)
http://www.annenbergclassroom.org/%28X%281%29S%28tonfoo55i0ixa25503tt533k%29%29/pages.aspx?name=critical-thinking-resources-for-immigration&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1

US immigration law research guide (Georgetown University)
https://www.law.georgetown.edu/library/research/guides/ImmigrationLaw.cfm

Larry Ferlazzo's best list on immigration reform
http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2013/01/29/the-best-resources-about-the-new-push-for-immigration-reform/

Immigration Law: A Primer
https://www.americanbar.org/publications/gp_solo/2011/april_may/immigration_law_aprimer.html

Top 9 legal resources for immigration practicioners
http://www.lawlogix.com/blog/top-9-legal-resources-immigration-practitioners

++A Guide for Immigration Advocates (Immigrant Legal Resource Center) [order this]
http://ilrc.org/publications/a-guide-for-immigration-advocates

++Basic Immigration Law 40 Hour Training (9 June-13 June) [Brittany Gwynn/World Relief]
http://www.eventzilla.net/web/event?eventid=2139013375

World Relief Immigrant Legal Services
http://worldrelief.org/immigrant-legal-services/events

++Dick Aced, Trabuco Presbyterian Church, Orange County
Teresa.waggener@pcusa.org or (502) 569-5372
http://www.pcusa.org/news/2014/3/4/lots-and-lots-paperwork/
Among the religious groups that train individuals for BIA accreditation are Immigrant Hope (www.immigranthope.org), World Relief (worldrelief.org), and Catholic Legal Immigration Network Inc. (cliniclegal.org).

++BIA accreditation Immigrant Legal Resource Center
http://www.ilrc.org/info-on-immigration-law/bia-accreditation

Catholic Legal Network, Inc. (CLINIC)
https://cliniclegal.org/training

Toolkit for BIA Recognition and Accreditation (CLINIC)
https://cliniclegal.org/resources/toolkit-bia-recogition-accreditation

Board of Immigration Appeals Recognition and Accreditation Instruction Booklet (Church World Service)
http://hunger.cwsglobal.org/site/DocServer/BIA_Recognition_and_Accreditation_Instructions.pdf?docID=3933

Launching an Immigration legal ministry
http://welcomingthestranger.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Launching-an-Immigration-Legal-Ministry.pdf

Immigration Service and Aid Center (ISAAC)
Guidebook for starting an immigration service ministry
http://isaacproject.org/docs/ISAACGuidebookEd1.pdf

Immigration Policy Center (American Immigration Council)
http://www.immigrationpolicy.org/

Immigration (Brookings Institution)
http://www.brookings.edu/research/topics/immigration



Tuesday, 15 April

I. Prayer/Attendance

II. Paper #4 comments

Writing Assessment Rubric:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Writing+Handbook

III. Schedule for rest of semester

This course designed to help in all your other ones.
Time is short.
I have many things I would still like to go over with you.
But we will work only on key items I would hope you take away from our semester together.

a. Thursday, 17 April [No class]

Use the time to work on all your other papers.

Key thoughts:

Craft good paragraphs and topic sentences [more on this below]
Get the flow right: Put topics in best order for READER to understand
Do one more draft
Read paper out loud

b. Tuesday, 22 April [Meet together as an entire class]
Paper #5 due

Turn in folder to include mind mapping, outline, drafts, final copy.
TOPIC SENTENCES IN BOLD

c. Thursday, 24 April [No class]

I must attend a faculty session that is scheduled exactly during the time of our class.

Use the time to work on all your other papers

Key thoughts:

Craft good paragraphs and topic sentences [more on this below]
Get the flow right: Put topics in best order for READER to understand
Do one more draft
Read paper out loud

d. 9:45 a.m., Tuesday, 29 April [during the scheduled time for final--we don't have one--in our class]

I will turn back your paper #5 and folder then.

IV. In class today: my research on evangelicals and immigration reform

a. New material I discovered since we were last together:

If Republicans want immigration reform, they'll have to get someone angry
[Check out the last paragraph on the groups who want immigration reform]
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2014/02/04/if-republicans-want-immigration-reform-theyll-have-to-get-someone-angry/

A Path to an Agreement? [Stuart Anderson]
http://www.nfap.com/pdf/NFAP%20Policy%20Brief.Analyzing%20House%20and%20Senate%20Plans%20for%20Legalization.January%202014.pdf

Rand Paul: Jeb Bush could have been more artful with his immigration comment
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2014/04/13/rand-paul-jeb-bush-could-have-been-more-artful-with-immigration-comment/?tid=hpModule_ba0d4c2a-86a2-11e2-9d71-f0feafdd1394&hpid=z11

How failure of immigration reform could drag down Paul Ryan
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2014/04/11/how-failure-of-immigration-reform-could-drag-down-paul-ryan/?tid=hpModule_6c539b02-b270-11e2-bbf2-a6f9e9d79e19

US Citizenship and Immigration Services online [response to an email from that group]
http://www.uscitizenship.info/

Jeb Bush talks approach if he runs for president
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/07/us/politics/jeb-bush-outlines-campaign-strategy-should-he-choose-to-run.html?hpw&rref=politics

Jeb Bush to meet with Southern Baptist leader
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2014/04/08/jeb-bush-to-meet-with-southern-baptist-leader/?tid=up_next

More deportations follow minor crimes
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/07/us/more-deportations-follow-minor-crimes-data-shows.html?hp&_r=0

Hoping for asylum, migrants strain US border
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/11/us/poverty-and-violence-push-new-wave-of-migrants-toward-us.html?hp

Few rewards for the Obama administration's rigidity on deportations
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/few-rewards-for-the-obama-administration-in-its-rigidity-on-deportations/2014/04/08/e5423db6-be9a-11e3-b574-f8748871856a_story.html

Why immigration (probably) won't sink Marco Rubio in 2016
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/04/08/why-immigration-probably-wont-sink-marco-rubio-in-2016/?wprss=rss_politics

Who is this “evangelico” you hear so much about?
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/hispanicevangelicalsandthelambsagenda/2013/04/who-is-this-evangelico-you-hear-so-much-about/

American Immigration Lawyers' Association
http://www.aila.org/

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
http://www.uscis.gov/

Recognition and Accreditation [to represent immigrants] (Department of Justice)
http://www.justice.gov/eoir/ra.htm

Board of Immigration Appeals (Department of Justice)
http://www.justice.gov/eoir/biainfo.htm

LexisNexis(R) InfoPro - Zimmerman's Research Guide - Board of Immigration Appeals
http://law.lexisnexis.com/infopro/zimmermans/disp.aspx?z=1235

LexisNexis Immigration cases from law reviews

Executive Office for Immigration Review (Department of Justice)
http://www.justice.gov/eoir/

Google Scholar search on "evangelicals and immigration reform
http://scholar.google.com/scholar?as_q=evangelicals+and+immigration+reform&as_epq=&as_oq=&as_eq=&as_occt=any&as_sauthors=&as_publication=&as_ylo=&as_yhi=&btnG=&hl=en&as_sdt=0%2C5

Cesar Chavez film triggers legacy discussion
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-26869487

Yes He Can, on Immigration (NYT editorial)
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/06/opinion/sunday/yes-he-can-on-immigration.html?hp&rref=opinion&_r=0

Immigration bill splitting House GOP
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/05/us/politics/new-push-on-immigration-bill-causes-gop-rift.html?hpw&rref=politics&_r=0

Inside America's $2billion immigrant detention industry
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-26843600

Mexican Migration Project
http://mmp.opr.princeton.edu/

Interview with Douglas Massey: Measuring the effects of US policy on Latin American migration patterns
http://aapss.org/news/2010/07/06/douglas-massey-measuring-the-effects-of-us-policy-on-latin-american-migration-patterns

It's time for immigration reform (Douglas Massey--July 2011)
http://globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com/2011/07/07/its-time-for-immigration-reform/

Douglas Massey bio sketch (American Sociological Association--by his mentor)
http://www.asanet.org/about/presidents/Douglas_Massey.cfm

b. Today's important article:

How Jeb Bush crystallized the GOP dilemma on immigration
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2014/04/14/how-jeb-bush-crystallized-the-gop-dilemma-on-immigration/

V. In class today: Paragraphs and topic sentences

Go back to this on what a paragraph is.
"On Paragraphs" (Purdue OWL)
Please read and reread this.
https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/606/01/

Techniques for Writing: Writing Topic Sentences for Paragraphs
http://www.ccc.commnet.edu/sensen/part3/sixteen/techniques_topic.html

Paragraphs (UNC Writing Center)
http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/paragraphs/

VI. Personal example: My dissertation outline and my book

VII. In class today: Thinking about Paper #5

Topic: My Life Plan [assuming God is willing]

Brainstorm/mind map for your paper> what categories

Sample topic sentences for your paragraphs



Thursday, 10 April

Individual meetings today and Thursday to work through your Paper #4.

Here is today's schedule:

See you!



Tuesday, 8 April

Individual meetings today and Thursday to work through your Paper #4.

Here is today's schedule:

See you later, alligators!



Thursday, 3 April

I. Prayer/Attendance

II. Homework for individual meetings next week: Paper #4 [maximum of 3 pages]

Topic: Favorite vacation (time of year or a particularly memorable one)

a. I will grade it right while we are together during our individual meeting. You will benefit from seeing how I work my way through a student paper.
b. Emphasize tight writing.
c. Work particularly on idea generation and topic sentences.
d. Put topic sentences in bold.
e. "On Paragraphs" (Purdue OWL)
Please read and reread this.
https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/606/01/

Reminder: Schedule of our individual meetings next week

III. Google Search

100 Google Search Tricks for the Savviest of Students
http://www.onlinecollegecourses.com/2011/01/17/100-google-search-tricks-for-the-savviest-of-students/

IV. LibGuides [check this out]
http://libguides.com/community.php?m=i&ref=libguides.com

American History by Credo Reference (Lake Michigan College)
http://libguides.lakemichigancollege.edu/content.php?pid=222520&sid=1847070

V. Credo Reference [review this one a bit]

a. Topic pages: let's try a few samples, starting with immigration in the United States

Look at how you can access the Library databases right from here.

b. Mind map: use immigration

c. American History by Credo Reference (Lake Michigan College)
http://libguides.lakemichigancollege.edu/content.php?pid=222520&sid=1847070

VI. Google Scholar

Google Scholar
Settings/Find Library
http://scholar.google.com/

a. Teacher's Guide on the Effective Use of Google Scholar
http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2013/02/teachers-guide-on-effective-use-of.html

b. Google Scholar search tips (Google Scholar help screen)
http://scholar.google.com/intl/en/scholar/help.html

c. Using Google Scholar and other Google resources for education [key tutorial from Google person]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJByIPRrTfE

d. Google Scholar for Scholarly Research (Walden University webinar)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjSElY6Uzkc&feature=youtube_gdata_player

e. Google Scholar (Walden University LibGuide)
http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/content.php?pid=225643&sid=1870041



Tuesday, 1 April

I. Prayer/Attendance

This is a week of all-class meetings.

Today, Tuesday, 1 April: whole class meets

Thursday, 3 April: whole class meets

Paper #4 due next week.

II. Homework for individual meetings next week: Paper #4 [maximum of 3 pages]

Topic: Favorite vacation (time of year or a particularly memorable one)

I will grade it right while we are together during our individual meeting. You will benefit from seeing how I work my way through a student paper.

Emphasize tight writing.

Work particularly on idea generation and topic sentences.

Put topic sentences in bold.

*On Paragraphs (Purdue OWL) [Students: please read and reread this prior to your next paper]
https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/606/01/

III. Schedule for remainder of semester

Week #13: individual meetings

Tuesday, 8 April individual meetings to grade your Paper #4
Thursday, 10 April Individual meetings to grade your Paper #4

Week #14: whole class meets

Tuesday, 15 April whole class meets
Thursday, 17 April whole class meets
Thursday, 17 April>>>Paper #5 due: Life Plan [5 pages]

Week #15: individual meetings

Tuesday, 22 April individual meetings to review your Paper #5
Thursday, 24 April individual meetings to review your Paper #5

Week #16: No final exam in our class

IV. In class today:

a. Not "Finding Sources" but "Learning about Something"
http://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/library-babel-fish/welcome-palace-ambiguity

b. Google Search

How to improve your search experience on Google
http://www.google.com/intl/en/help/features.html

c. LexisNexis:

my continued pursuit [Note to myself: on Thursday review Credo Reference and use other examples]

Introduction to Lexis Nexis (Lexis Nexis) [8:22]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZg3tqBC17E&feature=youtube_gdata_player

d. My immigration research

1. My proposed topic:

Evangelicals and Immigration Reform: Players, Positions, and Potential Impact

My focus will be on the apparent shift in the position of certain evangelical groups (considered to be key members of the Republican Party base) toward a greater acceptance of immigration reform, which until recently has had little Republican Party support. I intend to survey the landscape of the current on-going lobbying efforts of evangelical Christian groups (both Anglo and Hispanic) on potential immigration reform legislation at the national level. I will aim for a nuanced analysis of the following: which evangelical groups and persons are the players; what positions does each group hold in the debate; what cleavages exist between the evangelical groups supporting reform; and what strength do the evangelical supporters of reform hold vis-à-vis Republican Party lobbying groups who are against immigration reform in any guise?

2. Since we were last together, I read through the Jeb Bush book:

Jeb Bush and Clint Bolick. Immigrant Wars: Forging an American Solution. New York: Threshold Editions of Simon and Schuster, 2013.

3. New articles since we were last together:

California farmers short of labor, and patience
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/30/us/california-farmers-short-of-labor-and-patience.html?src=twrhp&_r=0

Hopes frustrated, many Latinos reject the ballot box altogether
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/31/us/hopes-frustrated-many-latinos-reject-the-ballot-box-altogether.html?src=rechp&_r=0

Border Patrol seeks to add digital eyes to its ranks
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/22/us/border-securitys-turn-toward-the-high-tech.html?src=rechp&_r=0

Influential Republicans working to draft Jeb Bush into 2016 presidential race
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/influential-republicans-working-to-draft-jeb-bush-into-2016-presidential-race/2014/03/29/11e33b06-b5f2-11e3-8cb6-284052554d74_story.html

Billionaire mogul Sheldon Adelson looks for mainstream Republicans who can win in 2016
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/billionaire-mogul-sheldon-adelson-looks-for-mainstream-republican-who-can-win-in-2016/2014/03/25/e2f47bb0-b3c2-11e3-8cb6-284052554d74_story.html

Sheldon Adelson plans VIP dinner for Jeb Bush at GOP gathering in Las Vegas
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2014/03/22/sheldon-adelson-plans-vip-dinner-for-jeb-bush-at-gop-gathering-in-vegas/

4. Items I need to phase into my outline and think about/research:

Koch brothers: what is their stance on immigration. Their big money could make a difference.

Cognitive dissonance and how this may affect how evangelical Republicans think about immigration reform.

Reconcile the figures:
  1. of undocumented in US 11+ million
  2. of new ones entering yearly
  3. of people deported yearly
  4. of ones returning voluntarily
===does that still mean there are 11+ million still left in America



Thursday, 27 March

This is a week of one-on-one meetings.



Tuesday, 25 March

This is a week of one-on-one meetings.



Thursday, 20 March

I. Prayer/Attendance

II. Paper #3 due today.

Just put your folder on the desk.

III. Items on immigration reform since we last met

I talked yesterday to several research librarians about LexisNexis issues. More conversation to follow!

Received from Amazon.com the Jeb Bush book [English version] on Immigration Reform. Will read it this weekend.
Jeb Bush and Clint Bolick. Immigration Wars: Forging an American Solution. New York: Threshold Editions of Simon and Schuster, 2013.

"Paying price, 16 years later, for an illegal entry"
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/20/us/paying-price-16-years-later-for-an-illegal-entry.html?hp&_r=0

Undocumented immigrant who hid in Chicago church, reenters US
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/19/us-usa-immigration-protest-idUSBREA2I06R20140319

IV. Class schedule for next week:

Individual meetings to go over your paper and talk about issues that I can help you with.

V. Following week: entire class meets on both Tuesday and Thursday

VI. In class today: Documentation

Turabian Quick Citation Guide (University of Chicago Press)
http://www.press.uchicago.edu/books/turabian/turabian_citationguide.html

Department of History and Political Science "Citation and Formatting Guide."



Tuesday, 18 March

I. Prayer/Attendance

II. Homework for Thursday, 20 March: Paper #3 due

Topic: "The Best Party/Event I Ever Experienced"

4-5 pages

Work the entire process: brainstorming, outline, drafts

Turn in your folder: both past papers and your materials for this paper #3

III. In class today [come back to this>>deal with semester schedule first]

a. LexisNexis

Introduction to LexisNexis Academic (8 minutes)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMdNkniUmBc&feature=youtube_gdata_player

b. What I have been up to on my "Evangelicals and Immigration Reform" paper.

~downloaded Zotero to my laptop

~read a bunch of things>>turn to this wiki page
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Immigration+Reform

IV. Schedule for rest of our semester

Remaining class sessions: 12

Whole class meets:
a. updates on my "Evangelicals and Immigration Reform" paper research process
b. databases
c. writing articles
d. documentation

Individual meetings: go over your paper and deal with issues important to you

Week #10: whole class

Tuesday, 18 March whole class meets: databases; writing articles; documentation
Thursday, 20 March whole class meets
Thursday, 20 March>>>Paper #3 due: Event

WEEK #11: individual meetings

Tuesday, 25 March individual meetings
Thursday, 27 March Individual meetings

WEEK #12: whole class

Tuesday, 1 April whole class meets
Thursday, 3 April whole class meets
Thursday, 3 April>>>Paper #4 due: Favorite vacation (time of year or a particularly memorable one)

WEEK #13: individual meetings

Tuesday, 8 April individual meetings
Thursday, 10 April Individual meetings

WEEK #14: whole class

Tuesday, 15 April whole class meets
Thursday, 17 April whole class meets
Thursday, 17 April>>>Paper #5 due: Life Plan

WEEK #15: individual meetings

Tuesday, 22 April individual meetings
Thursday, 24 April individual meetings

No final exam



Thursday, 6 March

I. Prayer/Attendance

II. Homework:

a. Tuesday, 18 March

Introduction to LexisNexis Academic (8 minutes)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMdNkniUmBc&feature=youtube_gdata_player

We will work on this database--along with other fun things--in class.

b. Thursday, 20 March: Paper #3 due

Topic: "The Best Party/Event I Ever Experienced"

4-5 pages

Work the entire process: brainstorming, outline, drafts

III. In class today:

a. Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Quoting (Harvard University)
http://usingsources.fas.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do?keyword=k70847&pageid=icb.page350378

b. The Nuts and Bolts of Integrating Sources (Harvard University)
http://usingsources.fas.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do?keyword=k70847&pageid=icb.page350379

c. Brainstorming of Paper #3: "The Best Party/Event I Ever Experienced"

What categories?
What items under each category?

d. Using the World Series to teach students "show, don't tell"
http://www.insidehighered.com/views/2013/10/29/using-world-series-teach-students-show-dont-tell-essay

IV. Your papers

I may not have been as clear as I should have been on what I was hoping to see in your papers.



Thursday, 27 February

I. Prayer/Attendance

II. No class on Tuesday, 4 February. Learn from and enjoy the sessions during the Common Day of Learning.

No homework for Thursday, 6 February. Just bring your sweet little selves to class and we will do some exciting things.

III. In class today: one article

Washington state expected to enact college aid for undocumented immigrants
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/26/us-usa-immigration-washingtonstate-idUSBREA1P0SI20140226

IV. In class today: databases

a. Credo Reference

Credo Reference: an Alternative to Wikipedia
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfJGYgw37Ps&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Credo Reference: Topic Pages
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSQMiSgi2m4&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Credo Reference: Concept Map
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHhRsFKmePc&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Credo Reference: Toolbox - CIA World Factbook
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEkfmC1TweA&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Credo Reference Toolbar Tours - Find a Book
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEHD5ASk6LQ&feature=youtube_gdata_player

b. Oxford Reference
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFfkoAAQSec&feature=youtube_gdata_player

c. Gale Virtual Reference Library
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNdFw5AKWhw&feature=youtube_gdata_player

d. CQ Researcher
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuVe5hSNOPI&feature=youtube_gdata_player



Tuesday, 25 February

I. Prayer/Attendance

Item of interest:
West Point is placing too much emphasis on football
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/west-point-is-placing-too-much-emphasis-on-football/2014/02/23/a4f08694-97fa-11e3-afce-3e7c922ef31e_story.html

II. Homework for Thursday, 27 February: database videos
We will use the search term "Immigration reform"

a. Credo Reference

Credo Reference: an Alternative to Wikipedia
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfJGYgw37Ps&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Credo Reference: Topic Pages
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSQMiSgi2m4&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Credo Reference: Concept Map
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHhRsFKmePc&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Credo Reference: Toolbox - CIA World Factbook
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEkfmC1TweA&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Credo Reference Toolbar Tours - Find a Book
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEHD5ASk6LQ&feature=youtube_gdata_player

b. Oxford Reference
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFfkoAAQSec&feature=youtube_gdata_player

c. Gale Virtual Reference Library
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNdFw5AKWhw&feature=youtube_gdata_player

d. CQ Researcher
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuVe5hSNOPI&feature=youtube_gdata_player

III. In class today: your papers

a. Turn in all the material from this new paper in the folder I gave you. Include in the folder the autobiographical paper, too.

b. Let's do a little after-action reporting. What did you learn about the topic and your own process?

IV. In class today: several articles on Evangelicals and Immigration Reform.

a. Texas Governor Rick Perry (Republican) thinks Mexico may have just solved America's immigration problem
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/wp/2014/02/22/rick-perry-thinks-mexico-may-have-just-solved-americas-immigration-problem/?wprss=rss_national

b. GOP Congressman in South Carolina takes a risk on immigration
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/22/us/politics/gop-congressman-in-south-carolina-takes-a-risk-with-a-foray-into-immigration.html?src=rechp

c. Diaz-Balart (Republican, Florida): We’re ready to move on immigration, if House GOP allows it
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2014/02/21/diaz-balart-were-ready-to-move-on-immigration-if-gop-leaders-allow-it/?tid=hpModule_6c539b02-b270-11e2-bbf2-a6f9e9d79e19

d. Young Immigrants Turn Focus to President in Struggle Over Deportations
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/24/us/politics/young-immigrants-turn-focus-to-president-in-struggle-over-deportations.html?src=rechp

e. Former Clinton spokesman Mike McCurry finds his faith, marries it with politics
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/former-clinton-spokesman-mike-mccurry-finds-his-faith-marries-it-with-politics/2014/02/21/31e75d4a-9420-11e3-83b9-1f024193bb84_story.html



Thursday, 20 February

I. Prayer/Attendance

II. Homework for Tuesday, 25 February

3-4 page thought paper based on Senate Bill 744.

Immigration Policy Center (American Immigration Council)
A Guide to S. 744: Understanding the 2013 Senate Immigration Bill
http://www.immigrationpolicy.org/special-reports/guide-s744-understanding-2013-senate-immigration-bill

What do you agree/disagree with and why?

Based on this bill along with the articles we have read about evangelicals and immigration reform, where would you head next on a paper about this topic of Evangelicals and Immigration Reform.
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Immigration+Reform

Go through our process: mind-mapping, outline, first draft, revised drafts, final copy.

Turn in all the material from this new paper in the folder I gave you. Include in the folder the autobiographical paper, too.

III. In class today: more on the importance of re-writing

The #1 Secret of Great Writers
http://writetodone.com/2012/07/23/the-1-secret-of-great-writers/

IV. In class today: Senate Bill 744

Let me go over how a bill becomes a law. Senate is only one part of the process.

Then let's talk about the overall shape of the Senate bill and why it includes what it does.

Immigration Policy Center (American Immigration Council)
A Guide to S. 744: Understanding the 2013 Senate Immigration Bill
http://www.immigrationpolicy.org/special-reports/guide-s744-understanding-2013-senate-immigration-bill



Tuesday, 18 February

I. Prayer/Attendance

II. Homework:

a. Thursday, 20 February

The #1 Secret of Great Writers
http://writetodone.com/2012/07/23/the-1-secret-of-great-writers/

b. Tuesday, 25 February

3-4 page thought paper based on Senate Bill 744.

Immigration Policy Center (American Immigration Council)
A Guide to S. 744: Understanding the 2013 Senate Immigration Bill
http://www.immigrationpolicy.org/special-reports/guide-s744-understanding-2013-senate-immigration-bill

What do you agree/disagree with and why?

III. Items I wanted to bring to your attention

Op-ed definition
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Op-ed

The case for a higher minimum wage
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/09/opinion/sunday/the-case-for-a-higher-minimum-wage.html?hp&rref=opinion

IV. In class today: The Editing and Rewriting Process
http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/composition/editing.htm

V. In class today: Evangelicals and Immigration Reform research

Research module: where we will be heading this semester
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Research

Progress report: My paper
Let me show you how I have begun to work on my paper.
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Immigration+Reform



Thursday, 13 February

I. Prayer/Attendance

II. Homework for Tuesday, 18 February: none

III. In class today: reaction to homework

The Lesson behind “Sh++ty First Drafts" (The Writers Coin)
http://www.thewriterscoin.com/the-lesson-behind-shitty-first-drafts/

How to Start a Research Project
http://apu.libguides.com/startresearch

The Research Process: A Suggested Timeline
http://www.apu.edu/library/downloads/guide_researchprocess.pdf

IV. In class today: follow up article to "The Lesson behind 'Sh++ty First Drafts' "

Editing Makes a Huge Difference
http://www.thewriterscoin.com/editing-makes-a-huge-difference/



Tuesday, 11 February

I. Prayer/Attendance

II. Homework for next Tuesday, 18 February

None. I decided to postpone the next paper for a week.

III. In class today

a. Articles on Immigration

In a crowded immigration court, seven minutes to decide a family’s future
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/in-a-crowded-immigration-court-seven-minutes-to-decide-a-familys-future/2014/02/02/518c3e3e-8798-11e3-a5bd-844629433ba3_story.html

Michael Gerson: A Christian split on immigration - The Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/michael-gerson-a-christian-split-on-immigration/2013/11/07/f50fbf5e-47e2-11e3-b6f8-3782ff6cb769_story.html

No, Evangelicals Are Not United on Immigration Reform
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/philosophicalfragments/2013/08/09/evangelicals-not-united-immigration-reform-kelly-monroe-kullberg/

b. Articles on steps in the pre-writing process

Getting started: freewriting
http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/composition/brainstorm_freewrite.htm

Let's try to do some freewriting on Evangelicals and Immigration Reform.

Getting started: clustering (same as mind-mapping)
http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/composition/brainstorm_clustering.htm

Getting started: outlining
http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/composition/brainstorm_outline.htm



Thursday, 6 February

I. Prayer/Attendance

II. Homework for Tuesday, 11 February

a. Articles on Immigration

In a crowded immigration court, seven minutes to decide a family’s future
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/in-a-crowded-immigration-court-seven-minutes-to-decide-a-familys-future/2014/02/02/518c3e3e-8798-11e3-a5bd-844629433ba3_story.html

Michael Gerson: A Christian split on immigration - The Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/michael-gerson-a-christian-split-on-immigration/2013/11/07/f50fbf5e-47e2-11e3-b6f8-3782ff6cb769_story.html

No, Evangelicals Are Not United on Immigration Reform
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/philosophicalfragments/2013/08/09/evangelicals-not-united-immigration-reform-kelly-monroe-kullberg/

b. Articles on steps in the pre-writing process

Getting started: freewriting
http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/composition/brainstorm_freewrite.htm

Getting started: clustering (same as mind-mapping)
http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/composition/brainstorm_clustering.htm

Getting started: outlining
http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/composition/brainstorm_outline.htm

III. Paper #2: will be due on Tuesday, 18 February

Topic: Evangelicals and Immigration Reform

[I need to be more specific and will do so by next Tuesday.]

IV. My aim in our course this semester: model for you the research and writing process

Process goes in fits and starts, progress and dead ends, excitement and frustration. I won't hide any of it from you.

IV. In class today:

A. Evangelicals and Immigration Reform

Please read carefully these 2 articles on immigration reform.

Let's figure out the main issues and the key players in the debate.
[me: put responses on white board]
[someone take a picture of it to send to me]
What do you agree/disagree with and why?
What else should the article have dealt with?

1. Love Thy Immigrant Stranger as Thyself
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/12/opinion/sunday/love-thy-immigrant-stranger-as-thyself.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

2. Among U.S. evangelicals, surprising support for immigration reform
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/10/us-usa-immigration-church-idUSBRE91901U20130210

B. Turabian footnote and bibliography format
http://www.press.uchicago.edu/books/turabian/turabian_citationguide.html

How should we document both of the above articles.

Start keeping 2 pages: one for footnotes, the other for bibliography [use hanging indent].

C. Mind mapping

Read this article about Mindmeister and tell me if you think I should learn to use this software.
http://ejc.net/resources/article/mindmeister-mapping-ideas-wisely

What other such mind-mapping software is out there. Do a quick internet search.

Here is one of my internet selections: "Five Best Mind Mapping Tools" (Lifehacker)
http://lifehacker.com/five-best-mind-mapping-tools-476534555

Mindmeister is not on this list. What choice should I make? Is Mindmeister more than I need?



Tuesday, 4 February

I. Prayer/Attendance

II. Homework for Thursday, 6 February

A. Please read carefully these 2 articles on immigration reform.

Let's figure out the main issues and the key players in the debate.
What do you agree/disagree with and why?
What else should the article have dealt with?

1. Love Thy Immigrant Stranger as Thyself
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/12/opinion/sunday/love-thy-immigrant-stranger-as-thyself.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

2. Among U.S. evangelicals, surprising support for immigration reform
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/10/us-usa-immigration-church-idUSBRE91901U20130210

B. Go to this University of Chicago Press page on Turabian footnote and bibliography format.
http://www.press.uchicago.edu/books/turabian/turabian_citationguide.html

How should we document both of these articles. Start keeping 2 pages: one for footnotes, the other for bibliography.

C. Mind mapping software: Read this article about Mindmeister and tell me if you think I should learn to use this software.
http://ejc.net/resources/article/mindmeister-mapping-ideas-wisely

What other such software is out there. Do a quick internet search.

III. My thoughts on the unfolding semester and our agenda.

IV. In class today

A. Writing Handbook
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Writing+Handbook

Read carefully the following sections:
VI. Active versus passive voice
VII. Sentence fragments
VIII. Sentence structure
IX. Sentence combining
X. Words

B. Scan the listing on each page of the following websites:
Which items do YOU want to know more about?
Read at least two of the items from each website and be prepared to tell our class about each page you chose.

Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL)
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/679/1/

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Writing Center Handouts
http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/



Thursday, 30 January

[Virtual class: we will not meet physically. I need to be at a department meeting with a candidate for the US History position.]

Scan the listing on each page of the following websites:
Which items do YOU want to know more about?
Read at least two of the items from each website and be prepared to tell our class about each page you chose.

Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL)
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/679/1/

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Writing Center Handouts
http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/

Homework for Tuesday, 4 February

Reread these prior assignments which we have not yet had time to discuss in class:

A. Writing Handbook
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Writing+Handbook

Read carefully the following sections:
VI. Active versus passive voice
VII. Sentence fragments
VIII. Sentence structure
IX. Sentence combining
X. Words

B. Scan the listing on each page of the following websites:
Which items do YOU want to know more about?
Read at least two of the items from each website and be prepared to tell our class about each page you chose.

Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL)
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/679/1/

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Writing Center Handouts
http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/



Tuesday, 28 January

I. Prayer/Attendance

II Homework for Thursday, 30 January

[Virtual class: we will not meet physically; I need to be at a department meeting with a candidate for the US History position]

Scan the listing on each page of the following websites:
Which items do YOU want to know more about?
Read at least two of the items from each website and be prepared to tell our class about each page you chose.

Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL)
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/679/1/

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Writing Center Handouts
http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/

III. In class today: Writing Handbook

Writing Handbook
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Writing+Handbook

Read carefully the following sections:
VI. Active versus passive voice
VII. Sentence fragments
VIII. Sentence structure
IX. Sentence combining
X. Words

IV. In class today: your autobiographical papers

One-on-one huddles to go over them.



Thursday, 23 January

A. Prayer/Attendance

B. Homework for next week

1. Tuesday, 28 January

Writing Handbook
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Writing+Handbook

Read carefully the following sections:
VI. Active versus passive voice
VII. Sentence fragments
VIII. Sentence structure
IX. Sentence combining
X. Words

2. Thursday, 30 January
[Virtual class: we will not meet physically; I need to be at a department meeting with a candidate for the US History position]

Scan the listing on each page of the following websites:
Which items do YOU want to know more about?
Read at least two of the items from each website and be prepared to tell our class about each page you chose.

Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL)
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/679/1/

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Writing Center Handouts
http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/

C. In class today

Writing Handbook
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Writing+Handbook

Read carefully the following sections:
III. Paragraphs
IV. Transitional Words
V. Punctuation



Tuesday, 21 January

A. Prayer/Attendance

B. Syllabus is available
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/POLI300+Syllabus

C. Homework for Thursday, 23 January

Writing Handbook
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Writing+Handbook

Read carefully the following sections:
III. Paragraphs
IV. Transitional Words
V. Punctuation

D. Your autobiography

I will probably not be get them back to you until at least next Tuesday.

E. Bye bye.

I need to go early today to get to a meeting on time. So take care of yourselves. See you Thursday.



Thursday, 16 January

I. Prayer/Attendance

II. My "Thorn in the Flesh"
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Thorn+in+the+Flesh

III. Homework for Tuesday, 21 January

5 page autobiography. 12 point type. Turn in a hard copy. Attach all your notes and drafts.

Include material on where/when you were born; info about your parents; where you have lived; if/when you became a Christian; experiences in your K-12 schooling; how you decided to come to APU rather than elsewhere; what you want to do with your life.

IV. In class today: new material

Research and Writing Course handbook
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Writing+Handbook

A. WRITING PROCESS:

A few introductory exhortations:

"Apply posterior to our chair"

Fundamentals must become automatic.

Perfect practice makes perfect.

(1) Pre-writing (30% of the total time allotted to our paper).
Early start
Idea generation: brainstorming or clustering

(2) First draft (10% of the total time)
Try to do the first draft on the computer.
If handwritten: use only one-side of paper; skip lines to facilitate editing.

(3) Revision (60% of the total time).
Revise means to "re-see."
This stage is where you show your artistry.

Revise on screen; BUT print out a hard copy draft periodically

(4) PROOFREADING:

No such thing as a typo; there are only proofreading errors.



B. WRITING ASSESSMENT RUBRIC (STANDARDS FOR WRITTEN WORK):

Grading papers is not a scientific process.
In overall terms, an "A" paper will be well edited with virtually no mechanical (punctuation, grammar, and spelling) errors and will deal with the topic in a thoughtful manner.
Lower grades will be awarded as the mechanical errors increase, the thinking skills lessen, and the editing weakens.

VISUAL APPEAL:
Page numbers.
Paragraph indentation and length.
Clear printer output.
12 point type.

PROCESS:
Clear evidence of pre-writing phase.
Advantage taken of spelling and grammar checking.
Effective proofreading.

CONTENT:
Paper demonstrates clear understanding of subject matter.
Distinction made between major and minor points.
Quotes are appropriate.

PARAGRAPHS:
Unified: obvious topic sentence.
Coherent: effectively organized; appropriate transitions between sentences.
Developed: supporting details are necessary and accurate.

Effective transitions between paragraphs.

SENTENCES:
Progress from coordination to subordination.
Varied sentence patterns.
No sentence fragments.
Active voice.
Consistency in tense, mood, person, and number.
Clarity.
Conciseness.

WORDS:
Nonessential words eliminated.
Appropriate words employed.
Synonyms.
Clear pronoun references.

PUNCTUATION:
Correct punctuation.
Varied use of punctuation—going beyond commas and periods.

OVERALL:
Quantity of turnovers and unforced errors.





Tuesday, 14 January

WELCOME TO SPRING SEMESTER 2013

I'm Dave Lambert. This is POLI 300 Research and Writing

I hope you had a great break.

We are going to have fun together this semester--while learning much in the process.

[P.S. I will send this material to you in an email.]

SORRY, NO CRASHING

I can't add anyone who is not already registered.

1. PRAYER

2. LAPTOP REQUIRED

You must bring a laptop to class every period.

3. CLASS ROSTER (WITH YOUR LOVELY PICTURES ON IT)

4. INFORMATION CARD

(I will pass out a 4x6 card for you to use. Feel free to use both sides of the card.)

http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Info+Card

5. SYLLABUS--still under construction

When it is ready, it will be available on the following webpage:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/POLI300+Syllabus

6. HOME WIKI: THE LEARNING PROFESSOR
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/

Let's take a quick tour of what is on it.

This wiki is public, but only I can make changes to it. You do not need to "join" it or ask to be a member.

7.OUR CLASS PAGE ON THIS WIKI

We will use the material contained on our class page of this wiki during every class period:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Today+POLI+300

8. HOMEWORK: due Tuesday, 21 January

This assignment will give you and me a benchmark for how well you are able to do what our writing handbook calls for.

5 page autobiography. 12 point type.

Turn in a hard copy. Attach all your notes and drafts.

Include material on where/when you were born; info about your parents; where you have lived; if/when you became a Christian; experiences in your K-12 schooling; how you decided to come to APU rather than elsewhere; what you want to do with your life.

9. BYE. HIGH FIVES
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/High+Fives