Hope everyone has a wonderful summer. Attached is the GATE Summer assignment 2011. See everyone in September.
hi mr. millers, are we allowed to use any internet research/ other biographies to research the population of the country, current transportation, current technological developents, current events, etc.?
Your biography should cover all the sections. You are not allowed to use internet research.
Hey Mr. Millers hope your summer is going well. I was just wondering for the report are we only allowed to use one biography, or can there be multiple biographies.
You should only use one biography.
For the third and fourth paragraphs, is 3 traits the minimum amount you can write about?
You should only write about three, not more or less.
how long is our biography supposed to be? like the book we have to read. thankss.
have a great summer!
hows nhd go? those groups were amazing.
There is no set length for the biography.
i can’t open the file because its a compressed folder. would you please change it?
Please try to open again, I just checked and had no problems.
what does all information have to be cited from the biography, do you have to do a bibliography on it, quote text from the biography….?
You should just have the one book.
do we need a bibliography?
You just need to have one source, the bibliography you read.
the bibliography we read? or do you mean we need to have a bibliography for the biography we read?
Yes you need to have the source for the book you read.
Hi Mr.Millers. The folder is a zipped file so i cannot open it. Is there any other way you can post it? Thanks
I did not zip the file and it is not zipped on my computer. If you cannot access please email me and I can send as an attachment.
how long should our bibliography (like the one we write) be?
You should only have the one source.
What does it mean to “cite all the information”?
just like all writing you need the source for the information.
Will we need to know the states names for the test or will the names be on the paper?
Yes you will need the state names.
Is there a specific length the biography you write should be?
PS : I mean the one you write, not the one you read!
Not a length requirement as long as you answer all the questions.
should we include the election in the first paragraph?
and also, how long should the biography THAT WE WRITE be?
You can and there is no specific length requirement.
Do we have to email the essay to you or will we be turning it in class?
You will turn it in. Please DO NOT email.
For paragraph 3, can you write about traits that helped become president instead of what helped him as a president?
Yes you may but include how they eventually helped him as president.
Does the biography need to be in MLA format?
Yes it needs to be MLA.
Will we give you our paper, or email it?
You will turn it in, please do not email.
What if my report is eight pages? :-/
That seems like it might be a little bit long.
For the 2nd paragraph, do we have to just talk about America or do we have to talk about the major events around the whole world?
The majority should be on America.
Are we allowed to email our biography to you for revision and corrections?
Yes you may, it might take a little while for me to get back to you though.
Hi Mr. Millers,
Can we use a trait that provided an advantage and a disadvantage in both the third and fourth paragraphs?
Yes you may as long as your descriptions are specific.
For the three best traits, could you use one example that fits for all of the three traits?
No, you need to find separate examples.
What if the examples were related to each other?
That is fine if they are related.
will we have to do History Day again next year?
Yes, History Day will be required next year.
Hi Mr. Millers,
For the summer assignment, is it necessary to cite the biography with inline citations and footnotes? Thanks in advance.
No, you just need the citation at the end.
Is there anything we need to do for our oral presentations besides the biography we are turning into you? Thanks.
You will be given a sheet the first day of school that explains the requirements.
Mr.MIllers, I sent you a second email.. SORRY but can you edit it for me?
I think I have replied to all the emails. If I missed one please resend.
do we need citations?
You only need the full MLA citation for the biography you read.
so we dont need citations of every thing we use in the essay?
for example. Abraham Lincoln is on the penny. (page 5)
That is correct, you do not need internal citations.
Mr. Millers, what if the biography does not adequately cover what fashion, social and musical trends there were? Can i switch books? Or do i have to use what i can?
You should use what the book has, you do not need to switch books.
mr millers, for weak traits, do you mean bad traits? And for the strong traits, do you mean good traits or the most visible trait the president has?
Yes weak traits are bad and strong traits are good.
Where should we put our citation? On a separate page or just at the end?
A separate page at the end.
when is the biography due?
The biography is due Monday September 12.
Mr. Millers, do we have to have three weak traits on the fourth paragraph?
Yes you need to have three.
I have written all other paragraph, but the 2nd one because my biography does not describe the historical era the time when he was president. Only source it has that there are few pictures of people throughout the book. Can I use these to describe what people wore? Can I site this like, “People during the 1900’s wore simple suits and dresses.” (Donald 170) ?
Yes you may use that along with your general knowledge. You do not need to include internal citations.
Do we have to do in text citations or do we just have a bibliography of the one book at the end?
You do NOT need internal citations.
should the last paragraph be in first person?
Yes it should be first person as it is your opinion.
is 5 and a half pages too much?
Yes that is long for a five paragraph paper, quality is more important than quantity.
Does it have to be only 5 paragraphs or could you have more to make the report more organized?
It should be five paragraphs. What do you feel is not organized about thre layout?
Hi Mr. Millers,
What do you mean by ‘Give citations for your reasons’ in the fifth paragraph?
Give specific examples from his Presidency that support your opinion.
i have like 700 words in my first paragraph is that too much?
Yes you need to shjprten the paragraph.
Hi Mr. Millers,
If my biography was published before the majority of Reagan’s presidential term, can I use another book to supplement information for my essay? Thank you!
You may use a second book but it is not required.
mr millers, can we have a bad trait that manifested in the presidents early years but was corrected later in his life?
Yes you may.
Will you be handing out a supply list on the first day of school or are we expected to bring them the first day?
There is no supply list for US History.
Do u know if we have to go to ta in the morning first tommorow or is it regular schedule cycle 1?
You will start wiith TA in the morning.
For the weaknesses of his presidency, may we write about a political mistake he made during his presidency that negatively affected his reputation and presidency instead of writing about a weak characteristic or trait?
You can but you must include the underlying trait that caused the weakness.
After all revisions, my essay is a little over 6 pages. I got rid of small informations and it is still 5 pages. Will this affect my grade? I also have it double spaced , Times New Roman, and 12 font.
That sounds fine, it does not appear to be too long. The length will not affect your grade unless it is very short or way too long.
Does the bibliography need an annotation?
You do not need an annotation for the bibliography.
where is the classwork stuff attached???
We will finish the classwork tomorrow in class.
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