Section 04

Student ID Essay 2 10% Presentation 5% Research Paper 2nd Draft 15% Final Grade Final Average
2016209090 80 90 90 75.94230769 CB
2014209096 80 0 75 66.64230769 DC
2014209135 0 85 92 83.59358974 BB
2014209081 92 95 90 87.68717949 BA
2014209003 80 80 71 77.08076923 CB
2015209147 85 80 77 80.67435897 BB
2016209096 90 90 80 85.53717949 BA
2014209030 75 90 90 85.16794872 BA
2016209015 75 75 80 80.56794872 BB
2016209018 85 85 85 86.95 BA
2017209192 80 90 80 79.63589744 BB
  1. If you have not turned in a physical copy of your research paper, you must do so ASAP.  This physical copy is what I will grade.  The turnitin copy is to simply check for plagiarism.
  2. Please sign up for an appointment next week to go over your Draft 1 of the research paper:
    1. Appointment times
    2. We do not have class on Tuesday so this is a mandatory appointment.  You cannot skip the appointment or be late.  THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT!!!!
  3. If you have turned in a copy of your First draft both on and the physical copy to me, you should forget about your paper until our appointment.
  4. Take this break from your research paper to go back and look at your older essays from last semester and earlier this semester.  Think about what you have learned about the writing process and how you have grown as a writer.  Your Essay 2 will be a self assessment of your writing and how you have grown and changed.  Begin gathering evidence of your own growth and change.  We will discuss the details of Essay 2 on Thursday.

Homework April 24, 2018

  1. Review CMS formated Paper and adjust your first draft to ensure proper formatting.  Format counts!!
  2. Create a reverse outline
    1. Reverse Outline 
    2. Review the outline and the organization/structure of your essay.  Determine what changes you should make to create a stronger Draft 1 and revise your essay.
  3.  You may turn in the reverse outline in order to replace your original outline grade if you chose to do so.  This should be uploaded before Wednesday at midnight.
  4. Upload Draft 1 of your Research Paper on by Wednesday at midnight.  Good Luck!!!
  5. Bring your pre-draft (the draft you used to create your reverse outline with numbers and notes) and a copy of your uploaded Draft 1 to class on Thursday.
  6. Read:  Rampolla “Revising for content and organization” Week 12
  7. Rampolla “Editing for Style and Grammar”

Homework April 12, 2018

  1. Review/print the research paper prompt.  Enjoy the break and write a little and review a little every day.  With all of the preparation already completed (for the most part) this part of the process should be enjoyable and give you some time to really think about what you are communicating in your writing.

Research Paper Prompt

Draft 2 – Essay 1 due Sunday April 15th by midnight.

Draft 1 of research paper – Due in-class for peer review Tuesday April 24th

Draft 1 of research paper – Due on Wednesday April 25th at midnight

Reverse Outline due on Friday April 27th.

Homework: April 5, 2018

  1. Esssay 1 due tonight at midnight on
  2. Begin creating your Research Paper Outline with full sentences to introduce each section/paragraph/claim.  In the points of evidence to support your claim, you should be listing information and citation information from your sources.  This will be due on by Sunday.
  3. Presentation On Presenting 
    1. You will be giving a presentation next Tuesday to discuss your research/research process.

Tuesday Presenters:

1:00 – Mert Bana

1:10- Mert Aydemir

1:20 – Ali Murat Akdemir

1:30 – Enes Sonmez

1:40 – Elif Yalçin

1:50 – Alperen Onatkan Yilmaz

2:00 – Mehmet Salih Çoban

2:10 – Sena Nur

2:20 – Sena Nur Narin

2:30 – Elif Yalçin

2:40 – Hacer Kaya

2:50 – Suat Dinç

3:00 – Ertuğrul Evis

****Be prepared to present on Tuesday – some students may be absent/ some students may go over time, but come ready to present and if we are over time, some may present on Thursday.

Homework: April 3, 2018

  1. Continue working on Essay 1.  Be sure to include proper CMS format and 1 outside source (e.g. Canaries in the Mine) and a bibliography.  The essay is due without exception on Thursday April 5th by midnight.
  2. Read the Outline Strategy and come to class prepared to discuss it on Thursday.  We will also discuss the “presentation” you will be giving next week.
  3. Begin reading Cheryl Glenn “Defining Silence” in Week 5 of our course book.

Homework: March 29, 2018

Final Proposal due Thursday March 29th at midnight

Annotated Bibliography – Due April 1st at midnight

Tuesday’s class will meet in BİM Computer Lab 2.  Bring your first copy of your Essay 1 to work on during class time.


Homework: March 27, 2018

Brainstorm on the possible thesis of the film Denial.  What were the filmmakers trying to accomplish in this work.  What did they use to convey this message? (Characters, locations, narrative, symbolism)

Come to class prepared to discuss the film deeply in preparation for your Essay 1.

  • Reminder:  Your Final Proposal is due Thursday March 29th at midnight.

Homework: March 22, 2018

  • Review the handout for the film analysis:
  • On Tuesday March 27 our class will meet at the regularly scheduled class time in the SineBU theater to watch the film Denial – Essay 1 will be based on the viewing and analysis of this film.
  • Your Final Research Paper Proposal will be due on Thursday – March 29th.  Research Proposal – Final
  • Your Annotated Bibliography will be due Sunday April 1st  Annotated Bibliography.rtf (1)

Homework:  March 15, 2018

  • Upload Synthesis Exercise to by Friday March 16th at midnight.
  • Read: Evaluating Sources
  • Sign up for a meeting on the following sheet to discuss writing issues within your Summary and Synthesis assignments:

****We were scheduled to watch a film this week but that has been postponed for this class.  The low attendance average and difficulty with the most recent writing tasks requires us to be in-classroom and continuing to work with a steady focus through these issues.

March 13, 2018

Read Week 6: “Libraries Real and Virtual”

  • Read: Evaluating Sources
  • Your revised draft of your Synthesis will be due on Friday March 16th.  Continue to improve your writing based on your peer feedback.

If you have not signed up for an appointment to discuss your tentative proposal, you must email to do so immediately.IMG_7839Homework: March 8, 2018

This homework is divided up into three parts:

Part I

  1. Re-read Deborah Lipstadt.
  2. Find evidence (quotations from the reading) to support the idea that she is opposed to revisionist or postmodern historiography.  Email this to me so that I may refute your findings.
  3. Find evidence (quotations from the reading) that she is open to the idea of revisionist or postmodern historiography.  Keep this for your notes.
  4. Discover what Lipstadt is writing in opposition to.

Part II

  1. Review Synthesis Reading in Week 5, page 3:  Writing The Synthesis Essay.
    1. Create a thesis for your synthesis essay.  You should have an opinion about both Glenn and Lipstadt.  This will allow for your opinion (analysis) to enter the writing process.

Part III

  1. Create an outline for your synthesis essay, including quotations (with citation information) and transitions.
  2. You should focus on convergences before divergences (similarities before differences)
  3. Write your synthesis essay using appropriate transitions.  Remember to guide the reader using you “camera” by using lateral movements (parallels) smoothly (using transitions)  between the works, and zooming your lens deeper in focus as you write your synthesis.  Bring to class March 13 to work on peer review

To follow up/explain quotes use these transitions:

  • that is to say
  • in other words
  • to explain
  • i.e., (that is)
  • to clarify
  • to rephrase it
  • to put it another way

To Contrast points:

  • that is to say
  • in other words
  • to explain
  • i.e., (that is)
  • to clarify
  • to rephrase it
  • to put it another way
  • however
  • though
  • otherwise
  • on the contrary
  • in contrast
  • notwithstanding
  • on the other hand
  • at the same time

Compariston Transitions:

  • in the same way
  • by the same token
  • similarly
  • in like manner
  • likewise
  • in similar fashion


  1. Write your synthesis essay.  Bring to class Tuesday March 13th.

Homework:  March 6, 2018

  1. Continue to brainstorm on points of comparison and contrast between the Lipstadt and Glenn readings for your “Controlling Your Camera” presentation.
  2. Find quotes to support those points and brainstorm transition words to connect these points with your teammates.
  3. Come to class prepared to work as a group on synthesizing these sources.  This will be the foundation for your next graded assignment, so be sure you have done the  work.  You will have 15 minutes at the start of class to solidify your presentation.
  4. Read “Writing Clear and Coherent Paragraphs” Located in the Course Reader:  Week 5 just after Cheryl Glen’s “Defining Silence”

Homework:  March 1, 2018

  1. Final Draft of Summary due on by Sunday March 4th at midnight.
  2. Bring peer review/first draft/vocabulary list/short paragraph on summaries to class on Tuesday.
  3. Read: “Canaries in the Mine” pp 15-29
  4. Read: “Synthesizing Sources”
  5. Continue reading sources for your research project.  You should be refining your research question and eliminating sources.

Homework February 27, 2018

  1. Write Draft 1 Summary: on Cheryl Glenn’s “Truth, Lies, and Method:  Revisiting Feminist Historiography”.  Bring 2 copies to class on Thursday March 1st for peer review.  Your final draft will be due on Sunday March 4th at midnight on
  2. Read:  Deborah Lipstadt “Canaries in the Mine” pp 1-15.

Summary Assignment Sheet:  Click Here

Homework February 13, 2018

  1. Post 2 potential research questions to the discussion board on by Wednesday February 14th at midnight.
  2. Read “Gathering Information”
  3. Thursday February 15th – Attend library session during our regularly scheduled class time on Thursday.  Attendance will be taken. Bring this sheet to both your library session and research session Potential Research Topic 1.  Begin filling it out as you research.
  4. Tuesday Feb 20th – No regularly scheduled class.  Research and find solid academic sources for your research topics.  Determine which one of your three topics has the best sources and strongest possibility for a research project.
  5. Thursday February 22nd – Computer lab session 10:00-11am- Bilgi İşlem Merkezi Lab 2. Campus Map
    1. You will begin to write a tentative research proposal on your strongest research topic due February 25th at midnight on  Tentative Research Proposal
    2. Samples of research proposals: Sample 1 – Research_Proposal  Sample 2 – Research Proposal
  6. Come to class February 27th having read “The Art of Summarizing” and “Truth Lies and Method:  Revisiting Feminist Historiography”

Homework February 8, 2018

  1. Write paraphrase of opening section of Williams “Speculation”.  Upload to by Saturday at midnight.
  1. Citation information:   Robert C. Williams, “Speculation,” in The Historian’s Toolbox; A Student’s Guide to the Theory and Craft of History (London, 2003): 130-135.
  1. Read handout on “Brainstorming” for class on Tuesday.  Choose a style of brainstorming for your potential research topic and begin a brainstorm.  Bring it to class on Tuesday.
  2. Read “Thesis and Topic Sentences” for class on Tuesday.  Week 2
  3. Read “Deconstructing History” Week 1

February 6, 2018

  1. Create login for this class
    Class ID:  17405795
    Enrollment Key: 12345

2. Actively read and annotate Williams “Speculation”.  Come to class prepared to discuss it and paraphrase it.

4. Edit your in-class writing using the grammar section, in your course packet, or by using the following link:  Grammar Review  Bring your final version to class on Thursday.

3.  Begin thinking about potential topics (research questions) for your research paper.  You will need to have 3 main topics and 5 subtopics for each topic by February 22nd.