Electronic Publishing
Essay Exchange Unit

Lesson Two
Rough Drafts

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  • Objectives
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  • Activity Description
  • Internet Resources

  • Brief Description

        Lesson 2: Rough Drafts. Students submit rough drafts of position papers. Rough drafts are evaluated by instructor and students refine them. Messages announcing the project are placed on computer networks. The instructor e-mails copies of rough drafts for evaluation to those who respond. Reader-volunteers can also visit the school's Website where the essays are posted to read and review. Phase 2 duration: One to three weeks. Up to Contents of this Page

        Students will:

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    Materials and Resources Needed

        In developing our lessons and activities, we made some assumptions about the hardware and software that would be available in the classroom for teachers who visit the LETSNet Website. We assume that teachers using our Internet-based lessons or activities have a computer (PC or Macintosh) with the necessary hardware components (mouse, keyboard, and monitor) as well as software (operating system, TCP/IP software, networking or dial-up software, e-mail and a World Wide Web client program, preferably Netscape, but perhaps Mosaic or Lynx). In the section below, we specify any "special" hardware or software requirements for a lesson or activity - over and above those described above - as well as our sense of the Internet access required to do the activity.

    1. Special hardware requirements: None.
    2. Special software requirements: Word processing software.
    3. Internet access: Medium-speed (28,000 BPS via modem), or High-speed (greater than 1 MBPS via network) connection.

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    Activity Description

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    Internet Resources

        The following are a brief list of some sites where you might submit a notification about social science related essay exchange projects.

        The following sites are places you can go to learn about making HTML documents.

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