• (All student questions are posted as submitted.)


    1. Student: Is the APA research paper required for the writing portfolio?
      Mrs. Metcalf: Yes.

    2. Student: Are we going to be able to have our vocabulary with us from “To Kill a Mockingbird” for our exam?
      Mrs. Metcalf: Yes.

    3. Student: I noticed on the review you posted on the website that you posted the Demon Lover. We read the Demon Lover either last year or sophomore year. I was wondering if we were still supposed to study it?
      Mrs. Metcalf: Sorry, that was a mistake. I updated the exam study.

    4. Student: Is it required to indent for our reflection papers?
      Mrs. Metcalf: Paragraphs should be indented for essay writing, thus the reflection essays require indented paragraphs.

    5. Student: For our exam are we limited to only one other character or can we do more?
      Mrs. Metcalf: Yes, you are to limit the discussion to one character.

    6. Student: When we are putting our research papers in our portfolios do we include the blank pages at the end and after the title page?
      Mrs. Metcalf: Yes.

    7. Student: So on owl.purde for Apa it says if there is 40 characters or less don’t block quote it, in which I did not even though for Mla we usually block quote if it’s more than 2 lines. I followed what Owl Purdue says for Apa so will you take off points for that?
      Mrs. Metcalf: Forty characters usually make up three lines of type; therefore, rather than counting characters, I've instructed the class to maintain the three lines of type.

    8. Student: Hello Mrs. Metcalf. For our research paper are we stapling the signature approval page on the front? If we are, how are we going to be putting the signature approval page into our portfolio?
      Mrs. Metcalf: Please refer to the APA Research paper handout posted on this classroom website. The signature approval page is not stapled to the front of the entire paper; instead, the location for that paper is posted on the handout.

    9. Student: For our research paper, is it okay if I write everything my interviewer said and cite the paragraph?
      Mrs. Metcalf: No, the information must be listed per paragraph that answers the question in the subtitle.

    10. Student: I did my research paper on my iPad and to have the first page header different from the rest you have to pay. There seems to be no other way around it, and the iPad is the only thing I have to do my paper.
      Mrs. Metcalf: You will need to save it somehow and add the page numbering properly on it when you get to a computer. Computers are available at the school, at the local library, and many places.

    11. Student: What are the maximum number of tables that you can have?
      Mrs. Metcalf: No maximum number was given; there is a minimum of one table though.

    12. Student: purdue owl says personal communication (interview) is only cited in the text and not on the reference page is this accurate?
      Mrs. Metcalf: I addressed this issue in class. I want you to add the personal interview in the references because it will need to be annotated.

    13. Student: Mrs. Metcalf our guideline paper for the sophomore class says one table is required figures and additional tables are optional. does this mean only need one table.
      Mrs. Metcalf: Yes.

    14. Student: Can I use the word redshirt or should I use delayed kindergarten entry?
      Mrs. Metcalf: Use the proper term. Do not use slang or informal English.

    15. Student: Would i be allowed to change my apa research paper thesis from football concussions into concussions to athletes in general?
      Mrs. Metcalf: Yes.

    16. Student: Do you want us to put one blank sheet between our cover page and signature approval page and three at the end of our research paper?
      Mrs. Metcalf: Yes.

    17. Student: How do we cite for paragraph numbers for direct cites on the APA paper?
      Mrs. Metcalf: Example: (para. 16).

    18. Student: How do we do the parenthetical if there are more than one authors?
      Mrs. Metcalf: Please click on the link provided on the classroom website titled "Research and Documentation." You will find examples and directions to assist you. If you still have a question regarding citing a source with multiple authors, please send another question.

    19. Student: For our APA Research Paper, how many references do we need?
      Mrs. Metcalf: Please refer to the handout under "Annotated References". I made one change to the required sources; I changed the required two interviews to only one. The remaining required sources are listed there.

    20. Student: Hello Mrs. Metcalf. Does the “Word of the Day” t-shirt need to include every word that we have received throughout the school year or can it include only the words we feel ourselves and people sitting around us would need for the test come Friday?
      Mrs. Metcalf: Good question. You can write whatever you need on your shirt.

    21. Student: When will the peer editing take place for the APA research paper?
      Mrs. Metcalf: As stated in class, the handout is revised for your class, such as only one interview and no scheduled peer editing. You can peer edit on your own; I strongly encourage you to do so.

    22. Student: Are we allowed to use the back of our t-shirts for the test?
      Mrs. Metcalf: Yes.

    23. Student: Are we allowed to use the back of our t-shirts for the test?
      Mrs. Metcalf: Yes.

    24. Student: When the prompt says to use figures and tables, do we have to use more than one of each? I am having a difficult time finding tables to create.
      Mrs. Metcalf: Yes, since the prompt states it in the plural, at least two of each is needed.

    25. Student: Is the paper due online Monday night or in class on Monday?
      Mrs. Metcalf: As stated in class, I would like a printed version by Monday.

    26. Student: Is the format for this essay MLA or APA? [Re: Paul's Case and The Yellow Wallpaper Essay]
      Mrs. Metcalf: Since I neglected to inform the class, I will accept either format.

    27. Student: Before moving to far ahead to go back, is "How can reading a graphic novel effect a person?", as the overall question for our research paper okay?
      Mrs. Metcalf: Your overall question should be more specific. (P.S. "effect" is a noun; "affect" is a verb).

    28. Student: Mrs. Metcalf I was wondering if this was the correct way? According to Stahre, M., Roeber, J., Kanny, D., Brewer RD., & Zhang, X. (2014) approximately 90,000 deaths have occurred each year in the United States from alcohol. Marijuana has not been the cause of death. Therefore, the question remains, why is marijuana not legal?
      Mrs. Metcalf: Correction: Brewer, R.D., In addition, the line that says "Marijuana has not been the cause of death" is awkward. What do you mean to say, i.e. that marijuana is not included in the 90,000 deaths recorded by Stahre, et. al? Do you mean to say there are no deaths reported to be principally caused by marijuana use? Please make that statement clearer to what you intend to say.

    29. Student: Mrs. Metcalf, do we turn in our papers in in class tomorrow, or online by midnight tomorrow?
      Mrs. Metcalf: Please upload your paper to the classroom website before midnight on the due date.

    30. Student: Is the reference page for the Truth essay allowed to be page 4, or is the 2-3 page limit including the reference page?
      Mrs. Metcalf: The reference page is not part of the 2-3 page limit. The page limit applies to the content.

    31. Student: Hello Mrs. Metcalf, is it okay if I exceed the three page limit? It would only be by a small margin.
      Mrs. Metcalf: When there is a minimum and maximum page limit it forces one to edit (a good practice), so no, please stay within the page limit.

    32. Student: s the Glass Menagerie due online or in class ?
      Mrs. Metcalf: Please upload your document to the classroom website.

    33. Student: Do we turn in the Glass Menagerie TRUTH essay online or in class?
      Mrs. Metcalf: Please turn your essay into the classroom website (online).

    34. Student: Hi! Do you want the Death of a Salesman essay submitted online or in class?
      Mrs. Metcalf: Online

    35. Student: How to be cite death of a salesman? Should we cite it as a book or electronic handout?
      Mrs. Metcalf: Cite the source you are using, so if you are using a book, cite it, but if you are using the electronic handout, cite it.

    36. Student: When we use block quotations should we single or double space. Also should quotation marks be used?
      Mrs. Metcalf: Block quotations can be single or double spaced but you must be consistent within your paper, so if you choose to single space then all block quotations must be single spaced. Block quotations do not use quotation marks. The fact that the text is blocked indicates that it is a direct quotation.

    37. Student: For the Sophomore's Death of a Salesman essay, can we resubmit it if it is not past the due date?
      Mrs. Metcalf: Yes, I grade only the last submission.

    38. Student: Do we need a running head for the paper or do we only add that on research papers? Also, do we add our last name when page numbering?
      Mrs. Metcalf: The research paper needs the running head. The current essay assignment is to be composed in MLA which does not use a running head.

    39. Student: Regarding the Death of a Salesman essay, since the only sources are the Death of a Salesman play and movie, can they be cited in the works cited with the parentheticals left out?
      Mrs. Metcalf: If you are paraphrasing, summarizing, or directly quoting from the work then you will need a parenthetical citation in the content.

    40. Student: Does the hard copy of the APA research paper need to be bound?
      Mrs. Metcalf: No.

    41. Student: For the annotated references are they supposed to be apart of the hanging indent of the reference?
      Mrs. Metcalf: Yes.

    42. Student: Does our paper need to be bound?
      Mrs. Metcalf: No.

    43. Student: Do we need a title page for the Death of a Salesman essay?
      Mrs. Metcalf: Sophomore classes - yes, but the junior classes may choose to compose a title page or place the title information on the first page.

    44. Student: After the author, year, title, and PDF Document. Do we just type Available for download from iBooks?
      Mrs. Metcalf: Please refer to the link "Research and Documentation" to get a full explanation and to see a sample to answer your question.

    45. Student: Can you post the link to the library database?
      Mrs. Metcalf: You can find the link on the APA Research Paper link provided under Courses.

    46. Student: In the bibliography, what do you want as the content of that?
      Mrs. Metcalf: The bibliography is a place to list your source information.

    47. Student: When we do the bibliography for the reflections, do we need the a url or can we say “online”?
      Mrs. Metcalf: Please provide the URL.

    48. Student: How do we title the reflection papers?
      Mrs. Metcalf: Please add the words: Refection of _________________ Then add the title in italics.

    49. Student: What person point of view should reflections be in?
      Mrs. Metcalf: First person

    50. Student: When we insert the Kent state shooting research paper into our portfolio, do you want us to take out the blank sheets?
      Mrs. Metcalf: Please do not put the Kent State research paper in the writing portfolio this time. I have not graded it and given it back for you to make the revisions. You will need to add it at the end of the school year with the final exam.

    51. Student: Hello! How would I start out a reflection for any story?
      Mrs. Metcalf: That is a great question! Remember that the opening line is the catcher line for any writing, but other than that--be sure to mention the work and author that you are reflecting.

    52. Student: Is there anyway you can explain how to format the reflections in class?
      Mrs. Metcalf: Yes, I did that today, but I can repeat tomorrow.

    53. Student: Are all of the reflection essays in APA format?
      Mrs. Metcalf: Since you have only been instructed in MLA format, I think that would be easier for you to use, but if you choose to format in APA, please be sure to be correct in the citations, sources, etc. All formatting must be accurate.

    54. Student: For the writing portfolio, do we need to have introduction pages for each of our reflections?
      Mrs. Metcalf: No, one introduction for all of the following reflections will suffice.

    55. Student: In the reflections are we allowed to use "I"?
      Mrs. Metcalf: You may use "I" but the best writing avoids its use.

    56. Student: Is the hamlet test tomorrow?
      Mrs. Metcalf: The "Shakespeare" test will be comprised of information from the beginning of introducing Shakespeare, including the poetic meter, biographical information, and the play, The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark and will be given on Monday, November 26th.

    57. Student: Is it acceptable to have a question as the remaining part of a sentence after the semi-colon?
      Mrs. Metcalf: The punctuation should be applicable for both sides of the semicolon.

    58. Student: What is everything needed in our bibliography? I have the Author, Title, access date, and the URL.
      Mrs. Metcalf: You will need authorship, titles, and publication information. Please be sure to access the "Research and Documentation" link on this website to help you format them accurately.

    59. Student: How should the table of contents be done?
      Mrs. Metcalf: The words "Table of Contents" should be centered at the top, then you will need to organize the content material and state the page that each topic comes into discussion.

    60. Student: Hello Mrs. Metcalf , is there a way I can send a picture of this book on this website because I do not know how to cite it.
      Mrs. Metcalf: Yes, but first try looking at the copyright page for the information then refer to the "Research and Documentation" link provided on this website for assistance. I'd like you to try to do it yourself.

    61. Student: If I introduce a source do I have to cite every little detail of the sentence and the sentences after? It feels like I am being super repetitive with my citations. For example, i would say something like: Whatever was created by "whoever" (citation) in "1995" (citation) for this purpose (citation). I just feel like I am using way too many citations.
      Mrs. Metcalf: I will be back on Monday, so please bring a sample of your writing so we can go over it. I can tell you that I think you are being repetitive, but I want to be sure you understand when you would need to cite.

    62. Student: Is our Kent State paper printed out or submitted online when we turn it in?
      Mrs. Metcalf: Please print it out and turn in a hard copy.

    63. Student: The source I am citing from says they, but is supposed to say the. How do I change it?
      Mrs. Metcalf: To alter a word, use brackets to change the word, i.e. they [the]

    64. Student: If i have 2 different reasons both from the same source, do i cite them separately at the end of each sentence, or do I type out both reasons and cite at the end of the second reason?
      Mrs. Metcalf: You cite the source for any information given. It doesn't matter the content, just remember to cite paraphrase, summarized, or directly quoted material.

    65. Student: If i have 2 different reasons both from the same source, do i cite them separately at the end of each sentence, or do I type out both reasons and cite at the end of the second reason?
      Mrs. Metcalf: Anytime you paraphrase, summarize, or directly quote material from another source, quote the source. It doesn't matter how much information is given, if you use the information, use must cite it.

    66. Student: Is it possible if you could put a sample of an MLA research paper on this website?
      Mrs. Metcalf: I may be able to do so. I'll talk to the class about this possibility on Thursday (peer editing day).

    67. Student: IS this thesis statement okay? The avoidable shooting at Kent State University triggered many negative reactions on many college campuses.
      Mrs. Metcalf: No, you will need to be more specific and more focused on a controversial statement.

    68. Student: Is this an acceptable thesis? Terry Norman is responsible for the Ohio National Guard opening fire on unarmed students at Kent State University on May 4, 1970.
      Mrs. Metcalf: Yes, but remember that you must diffuse the opposition's point of view.

    69. Student: The Kent State tragedy may have initiated many other anti Vietnam demonstrations. Is this a good thesis to support for our research paper?
      Mrs. Metcalf: No, not how it is worded. See me tomorrow in class and I'll clarify.

    70. Student: Is there a certain number of references you would like us to have for our research paper
      Mrs. Metcalf: No, but your thesis must be convincingly supported.

    71. Student: Is there any way an mla research paper example could be provided?
      Mrs. Metcalf: You may look at a few that I have in my classroom. In addition, you may take photos of sections of the paper if needed.

    72. Student: Hello Mrs. Metcalf. I was absent Friday 10/12. I wanted to see what date the Thesis Statement is due for the Kent State Shootings assignment. Some classmates have said that it is due this Wednesday. Thank You.
      Mrs. Metcalf: We will review the thesis statements in class. I will not be collecting them.

    73. Student: Hello Mrs. Metcalf. While researching for my thesis for the APA research paper it has occurred to me that seeing as my line of interest is in surgical/emergency medicine I may not be able to get interviews from these people due to their busy schedules. Should I keep my original thesis or change it due to this? Also if kept and I am unable to get interviews what should I do?
      Mrs. Metcalf: If that is your field of interest, keep the thesis, and arrange an interview. You may have to do the interview via email or over the telephone to meet their needs.

    74. Student: I was just curious about the length of my research paper. When you said twenty pages in class, were you just providing an example of how long a research paper could be, or do you expect about that much content?
      Mrs. Metcalf: There is no page limit on the MLA research paper; nevertheless, with all the requirements, the paper should be longer than any other the other papers you have done so far in class. Be sure to meet all the requirements.

    75. Student: Hello Mrs. Metcalf, I looked into citing within anthologies and it only told me how to do cite it in-text and in the bibliography, I could not find anything about introducing the work in the essay. However, the bibliography did have the work in italics, should I assume that the introduction of Endgame should also be in italics? I looked at some past papers of mine and the literature mentioned was always in quotations for MLA, I can't find either option on Purdue for quotations or italics. Thank you.
      Mrs. Metcalf: The introduction of the work in MLA does not required citation; nevertheless, to introduce a work within the opening paragraphs, the title and the author's name should be mentioned to give your intended reader a base to know what work you are discussing within your essay. Remember that titles are underlined or italicized with MLA and only the use of italics with APA. That is the reason you saw Endgame in italics; it was the preference of the writer to choose italicizing. To clarify your misunderstanding about quotation marks vs italics: titles are italicized (or underlined for MLA) and works within titles, such as chapters, poems, or other such subcategory of a work use quotation marks. For example, the book titled The Scarlet Letter would be italicized and the chapter title within the book "The Governor's Hall" would have quotation marks.

    76. Student: Hello, when referencing an event that was repeated in the play should I cite both parts in which the event occurred? For example, when Hamm asks for his painkiller, should I cite just one page and line or more than one? Thank you.
      Mrs. Metcalf: It depends upon which place you are referencing. If you are generally referencing the play then cite only the play as a whole..

    77. Student: Hello Mrs. Metcalf. It has been quite a while since we have written in MLA format. I was attempting to research the introduction of a work on Purdue Owl, but could not find it. So I was wondering, when we are introducing Endgame in our paper, should it always be italicized or have quotation marks around it? "Endgame" or Endgame (italicized). Thank you.
      Mrs. Metcalf: It is a title of a play within an anthology. If you still cannot find the correct way, let me know. I will give more direction.

    78. Student: Do we need to print out the signature approval page on the 20-poung weight white paper with the 50% or higher cotton fiber content for this week? If not, do we scan it in after signatures are received so that it can be printed at a later date on the heavier paper?
      Mrs. Metcalf: Your signature approval page should be printed on the required 20 lb. weight white paper with 50% or higher cotton fiber. You will keep that page to insert in your completed research paper.

    79. Student: Mrs. Metcalf, I submitted the wrong document. Is it possible that I could send the right one. Thank you.
      Mrs. Metcalf: As long as your submission is before the due date deadline it will be considered for grading. I always grade the last submission.

    80. Student: Hi Mrs. Metcalf. Not all of my Antigone essay submitted, would i be able to send it again? Thank you
      Mrs. Metcalf: Yes, I will grade the last one submitted.

    81. Student: When citing another student is their title italicized or in quotation marks.
      Mrs. Metcalf: I'm assuming that the student's work has not been published in a journal, so it is not part of a main work. Therefore, it would be italicized rather than marked with quotation marks.

    82. Student: Hello Mrs. Metcalf, If I am writing my essay in APA how do I properly do the parenthetical in the citation? I tried finding it on owlpurdue but could not find anything
      Mrs. Metcalf: Place the author's name within the text followed by the copyright date in parentheses. At the end of the source information, add the indicator (page number or paragraph number, etc.).

    83. Student: Do we turn our papers in online or in class?
      Mrs. Metcalf: Online

    84. Student: Would you please post a sample of how the paper for the jury side should be set?
      Mrs. Metcalf: During tomorrow's class I will offer a sample and more detailed instructions for formatting each paper from the Bartleby hearing.

    85. Student: For our typed out paper should we include the court hearing document or just title our paper
      Mrs. Metcalf: You only need to title your paper.

    86. Student: During the trial are we allowed to use notecards as a script or do we have to memorize our content
      Mrs. Metcalf: No, if you have a hard time remembering, your attorney can rephrase and stress points that can trigger your memory. If that doesn't work, the attorney can enter a document as evidence, such as a deposition (the witness's written account of the events).

    87. Student: s this thesis okay? The avoidable shooting shooting at Kent State triggered multiplication negative consequences.
      Mrs. Metcalf: Yes, because your thesis is stating that the shooting was "avoidable" which some may disagree, although innocent (non protesters) students were the victims.

    88. Student: When i do my subtitle, should I keep it centerd? Also, if my title is underlined, would i underline the subtitle too?
      Mrs. Metcalf: You can center the subtitle below the title. The subtitle is not underlines.

    89. Student: I noticed that the due date for our Antigone essay was changed to saturday the 8th. Does that mean it needs to be sent in by saturday night at 11:59 pm?
      Mrs. Metcalf: Yes.

    90. Student: I just submitted the wrong document while trying to turn in my assignment. Am I allowed to turn the right one in?
      Mrs. Metcalf: Yes, your paper is not due until later tonight. I will delete the previous submission.

    91. Student: f our paper for Explaining Death to a 5 year old is less than 2 pages of content, do we need page numbers for the entire paper? Thank you for taking the time to read.
      Mrs. Metcalf: No.

    92. Student: For the Antigone Essay, how do we cite the Antigone handout that you gave us in class in the reference page? Also, do you want us to turn the essay in online or print it out?
      Mrs. Metcalf: Please review the "Research and Documentation" link provided. If you do not find the answer to your question about citing the handout, please let me know if you are using APA or MLA and I will assist you. You are to turn the paper in online on the classroom website.

    93. Student: If I am emailing the Pecha Kucha assignment what is the time it needs to be turned in by tomorrow?
      Mrs. Metcalf: You can upload it to www.wetransfer.com. I have included an announcement concerning how to do this under "Courses." Please review that information. Usually email will not let you send large files such as your presentation. The assignment is due Tuesday before midnight.

    94. Student: Hi Mrs. Metcalf, I have been working on my Pecha Kucha assignment but google slides does not seem to have an option for embedding audio to the presentation. I asked several friends if they knew how to, but they were equally confused. Is there a work around for this, would you like us to bring in a separate audio, or otherwise speak during our presentation?
      Mrs. Metcalf: You will need to use Microsoft PowerPoint not Google Slides.

    95. Student: Hi Mrs. Metcalf, is our Pecha Kucha presentation due tonight (Monday) or tomorrow night before midnight? Thanks.
      Mrs. Metcalf: The assignment is due on Tuesday.

    96. Student: RE: Kent State Paper. When is this due? Thank you.
      Mrs. Metcalf: The due date has not been given yet. I will post a due date once all the material has been taught that is necessary for the completion of the assignment.

    97. Student: Are we allowed using I in this essay? I wasn’t sure because it is a child’s dialogue? Thank you
      Mrs. Metcalf: The best writing, even written in first person, can avoid the use of the pronoun “I”. In dialogue it is acceptable to add to characterization. As the writer, though, avoid its use.

    98. Student: For the college classes pacha kucha the classes who don’t have you till Wednesday is that when theirs is due or is everyone’s due Tuesday? There’s a confusion.
      Mrs. Metcalf: The due date posted is the due date for the assignment whether it is on the day the class meets or not. Students may drop off the jump drive with their name on it or stop by before or after school and I'll copy the assignment and return the jump drive immediately.

    99. Student: Do we have to complete the work on EGCC’s website along with our in school work? I was uncertain because it was not mentioned in class. Thank you.
      Mrs. Metcalf: No, you will follow the directions given in class and the assignments posted on this classroom website, as before.

    100. Student: I'm having trouble logging into the school laptop. What do I do?
      Mrs. Metcalf: You could try one or all of these options. 1. Be sure you are typing your username and password correctly, including capitalization. 2. Use the generic username and password. Ask a peer if they know it; I am unsure of it. 3. Go to the public library to use their computer. Be sure to bring a jump drive to save your work.

     

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