Pre-AP Article Assignment Rules Step 1 Choosing an Article You are going to be reading this article so make sure it is interesting to you. If it is not interesting to you….more than likely, it will not be interesting to the rest of the class. Choose an article that is no longer than 2 pages. The article should not be a “definition” article. It should be specific in that topic. Step 2 Reading the Article Taking Notes: Write out 10 notes from the article Notes should be things you think are important to know Step 3 Article Review Paragraph 1&2– Why did you choose this article (does it have a special meaning to you, is it something you liked, or did the title help you be interested)? What is it about? You should use the notes you took (in your own words) to create these two paragraphs (You are only allowed 3 sentence to be quoted directly.) Paragraph 3 – Did you like the article? Why or why not? Write about things the author did well / not so well. Is there anything you would have liked the author to add? Explain. This paragraph is about the article…not the topic. This is the bare minimum required….you are welcome to do more Note Taking Avoid writing complete sentences when note-taking. When note-taking, distinguish between what the author wrote and your comments about it (e.g., use different inks or put a star next to quoted sections). Have at least 10 notes about the article Re-read what you have written. Ask other people to read it; they will catch things that you miss. Pay attention to presentation. It has your name on it. Your paper should look as though you are proud of it. What do I turn in on Article Day?? 1. Copy of your article (look for a “printer friendly” version or copy and paste the article to a document) 2. Your 10 notes 3. Your Review (The 3 paragraphs, remember, paragraphs are 5-7 sentences each) Grading Up to 100 points – Having all parts done and sharing it on the day it is due Up to 50 points – Up to 1 day late and all parts are complete (sharing on the day it is due is ½ the grade) Pre-AP Article Assignment Rules All due dates fall on Thursdays Date Sept 10th Sept 17th Sept 24th Oct 1st Oct 8th Oct 22rd Oct 29th Nov. 5th Nov 12th Nov 19th Dec. 3rd Dec 10th Topic An invention created by mistake An interesting Survey Free Science Topic Unique cell Discoveries / Diseases Mixtures gone bad Gases found in or made by something living Free science topic Anything forces and motion Roller Coasters Free science topic Anything chemistry Free science topic Remember – pick an article that you think will be the most interesting. If the topic is blood…don’t pick an article called Red Blood Cells. Find an article about a disease that attacks the blood or something that helps get rid of a blood disease. Something everyone probably doesn’t know.