19 Class WED APR 03

Wake Up: How to Fix a Slogan


The National Science Teachers Association

“Working to Help Improve
Science Teaching Efforts since 2008”

  1. We want to improve teaching, not effort.
  2. We want to do the improving, not help.
  3. We want to show results, not work at it.

The National Science Teachers Association

“Better Science Teaching since 2008”

Even that doesn’t brag about the ultimate result, which would be more science LEARNING, wouldn’t it? No matter how well the Association improves teaching, if students don’t learn more science, it fails.

The National Science Teachers Association

“Our Students Learn More, and We Can Prove it.”


The National Science Teachers Association

“Demonstrably Better Learning since 2008”


The Sources Unit

  • Sources Workshop Number 2
    • Responsive to Student X’s trouble finding academic sources
    • Located in Course Documents/Research Tips/Sources Workshop

11 Responses to 19 Class WED APR 03

  1. nousernamefound1 says:

    How to fix a slogan- “Working to Help Improve
    Science Teaching Efforts since 2008”
    1.We want to improve teaching, not effort.
    2.We want to do the improving, not help.
    3.We want to show results, not work at it.
    The slogan is terrible because its misguiding the true issue. We want to improve teaching not effort. Show the result so we can brag about it. “Our Students Learn More, and We Can Prove it.” If we are better writers at the end of the year then the teacher failed.

    Sources Workshop Number 2-
    Scholarly articles are written by an expert. Footnotes, abstract, specialized letter, and .pdf are all signs of sighting a scholarly article. Popular sources are created to get news out fast. Often magazines or newspapers that are brought from publisher. Lots of academic sources can better writing. The job is to persuade people using sources that are 100 percent true.

    Revision—Rhetoric- Ask yourself these questions when type a paper. Does the paragraph use precise language to emphasize its ideas? Does it make clear claims? Does the paragraph ask readers to accept a specific premise? Does the paragraph reveal (or does it hide) its arguments? Does the paragraph present a complex thesis? Does the paragraph employ its Scholarship effectively? Does the paragraph give readers time to disagree?

  2. pomegranate4800 says:

    – Typically, a slogan should show accomplishments and what the efforts of this person or company.
    – Do not use “you” or “your” in your work.
    – We do not want to “single out people.”
    – Scholarly periodicals are valid sources because they are written by experts.
    – Newspapers are considered popular periodicals.
    – References is a citation, not just a link.
    – There are gray areas in when deciphering whether or not a source is scholarly.
    – Google scholar is a good place to look for sources.
    – The library database is also a good place to look.
    – Pay close attention to the language in the sources you do find.
    – The only way you know you’re good at finding your own rhetorical imperfections, find it in someone else’s.

  3. yourfavoriteanon says:

    – we want to show results n the slogan, not talk about efforts
    – scholarly articles are way better for sources than periodicals
    – look for an association with a university or a PhD
    – if you can’t find more sources and the same are coming up or they aren’t scholarly, examine the way you’re searching

  4. daphneblake25 says:

    -fixing your slogan example exemplifies that making your point more focused and centered on the improvements is beneficial to the reader
    -In academic writing, do not use the second person (you, you’re, yours)
    -substitute you for the word we, first person plural
    -scholarly articles: look for phd or association with a university
    -scholarly articles are usually much longer than popular magazines
    -magazines do not go through peer review
    -consult professor if worried source isn’t scholarly
    -having someone else look at your work will give you a perspective of if other people can understand your work

  5. nina525 says:

    Scholarly vs popular periodicals
    Scholarly periodicals include articles written by professionals and journalists
    Popular periodicals are magazines and news paper sources that are not considered appropriate
    Scholarly articles are usually long in legnth
    Popular periodicals run from 3 to 5 pages long
    Consult with the professor when using or contemplating appropriate soucres
    Enough about you: removing second person language and replacing it
    Citing sources allows the reader to follow along with the readers claims and know that the information is cited properly
    Popular sources include:CNN, New York Times, TMZ articles etc…
    Scholarly sources include articles written professionally. journalist, psychologist, etc..
    Using You, Yourself, is not to be used in our writing.

  6. wazoo1234 says:

    Always ask professor if not sure if journal is scholar.
    Is kneeling speech?
    If you cannot access book, got to prof search and check the rowan library
    other notes in other reply box

  7. rowanstudent2 says:

    Sources Workshop
    Scholarly vs. Popular Periodicals
    – scholarly periodicals are known as journals
    – they are evaluated by other authors (peer-reviewed)
    – popular periodicals are known as magazines
    – what to look for in a scholarly periodical taken from the internet
    – contains an abstract
    – short biography
    – footnotes
    – references
    – specialized vocabulary
    – very long
    Having trouble finding sources?
    – don’t look up things too specific
    How to find good and reliable sources
    – reexamine your search technique
    – first, examine the sources
    – unlike academic sources, opinion pieces from news sources, make no effort to cite their own references beyond linking to other stories from their own publications
    – signal phrases: contain language that hints at fields of research that are worth pursuing

  8. nyaj32 says:

    Make sure that if you are reading a journal that it is not a magazine. they are easily confused for each other.
    A scholarly article must be written by an expert and peer reviewed by an expert so that it will classify as one. Otherwise it is not by a scholar
    To find sources you must type in the word search key to help you find good articles on a scholarly website.

  9. hazelnutlatte123 says:

    – slogan should show accomplishments and what the efforts of this person or company.
    – Don’t use second person such as “you”
    – Scholarly periodicals= valid sources
    – Scholarly sources have an abstract
    – Newspapers= popular periodicals
    – References= citation
    – Google scholar is a good place to look for sources.
    – Use database to find scholarly sources
    – Language matters
    – always examine sources

  10. doorknob9 says:

    NTSA wants to improve teaching not effort, they want to do the improving not help, and they want to show results not work at it. Use scholarly sources that can easily be found in the library’s data base, scholarly sources are made by experts on the given topic so you know they are reliable.

  11. g903254 says:

    a slogan is a brief window into a companies goal
    keep it professional, do not use you, I, your, etc.
    don’t try to focus on individuality, focus on the group effort

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