Last Updated 10-14-11
It is the responsibility
of the student
to obtain, complete, & submit
to their X-Block teacher.
(once you open the Excel document
use <CONTROL + F> command to search for your name)
Fall Senior X-Blocks 2011
Feel free to peruse the 2010 Fall X-Blocks information (found below) for lessons such as: Writing Your College Admissions Essay, Interviewing Techniques (lots of great questions in Work Packet 3), Writing the Rough Draft, and Presentation Techniques.
Session 1 — September 16
Session 2 — October 19
- Writing the Paper will be the focus on October 19.
- This week we’ll be doing the lesson on the labeled as Week 6.
- In short we will be writing papers in class.�
- To structure papers I suggest using the hieroglyph method and / or the outlines of Ms. Faith and Mrs. Pierce.
- We only have ONE MORE X-Block after this one. Thus, come to the November X-Block with papers, visuals, and presentation ready to present! (There should be time for some run-throughs on Nov. 16.)
Session 3 — November 16
- The Presentation will be the focus on November 16.�
- This week we’ll be doing the lesson on the labeled as Week 8.
- We’ll be doing run-throughs of your presentations this week. As this is the final X-Block session students would do well to be prepared so that constructive criticism can be given by your X-Blocks teacher and peers.
- Some examples of winning PowerPoints are located on the Q: drive (please see your X-Blocks or Mentor teacher to see these Examples of WIN!
- Remember, there are many ways to present your topic… a PPT is not the only way!!
- Due: Final Draft of Paper, Project Visual, Presentation
- Turn in papers to your Senior X-Block teachers on Wednesday Nov. 16 (the last date that papers will be accepted is Nov. 18).
- Late Papers: on the 17th/18th will be turned in at the front office.
- Bring a copy of your paper to your Mentor Teacher on (or before) the day of the presentation.
Fall Senior X-Blocks 2010
If you need one of the files & the link is broken, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know which file(s) you need. Thanks!
An asterisk (*) after a link denotes an item / activity that should be turned in for class credit.
- Additional links are provided in the lesson plan
- The University of Chicago College Admissions Essay Page Link 1
- Choose 1 question and write an admissions essay to the college of your choice.
- Colleges Market Easy, No-Fee Sell to Applicants
from the New York Times
- Student Packet 3
* (examples of sources were provided in class — if you need to make this up you will need to find your own sources)
Week 4 & 5
- See also Page 3 of the Senior Project Student Packet (Week 1) and Hieroglyphs (Week 2) for writing structure; & Week 3 Citation Packet / MLA Made Easy for how to properly cite your sources.
- Senior Project Peer Review Sheet – BF*
* (turned in for participation, then returned to student whose paper was reviewed)
- Participation in Class*
Weeks 9 & 10
- Practice run-throughs of Senior Projects
- Participation in Class*
- Week 10 Final Survey (used in 2010, not used in 2011)
Spring Senior X-Blocks
Week 1 – 02-18-11
Week 2 — 02-25-11
Week 3 – 03-11-11
Week 4 – 03-18-11
- Social Networking – Turn in 5 things that you will do (or have already done to protect.
- Social Networking
Week 5 —04-01-11
- Drunk Driving Movie & Audio File will not upload to this site. Please email Mr. Osborne at email@example.com to receive the files. Please indicate what files / week of X-Blocks you need.
- Drunk Driving PowerPoint
- All Thumbs
- View movie, listen to audio file, view PowerPoint, and read “All Thumbs.”
- Write a 3×5 paper (intro, 3 body paragraphs, conclusion) response paper titled “AWARENESS” and submit to your X-Blocks teacher.
- HAVE A FUN AND SAFE SPRING BREAK!!!
Week 6 – 04-11-11
- Time Management (read and follow instructions)
- Complete pages 34-35
- Complete the Weekly Schedule (last page) for how a typical week for you (right now) is scheduled. This tool is EXTREMELY useful for post-high school time management.
Week 7 – 04-22-11
- Stress Management (technical issues uploading file, firstname.lastname@example.org with “Stress Management” in the subject header to receive this file).