Week 2: Tuesday, September 3rd - Friday, September 6th
Goals for this Week
the concept of summarizing. Review the notion of objectivity versus fairness
and discuss the three types of summaries: main point, key point, and outline
students’ understanding of the writing situation model by applying it to an
example of public discourse, Peter Singer's essay, “The Singer Solution
to World Hunger” (http://www.petersingerlinks.com/solution.htm)
the importance of purpose, audience and context for writing summaries.
- Assign Peter
Schrag's essay, "High Stakes are for Tomatoes" (http://www.theatlantic.com/issues/2000/08/schrag.htm).
effective use of paraphrasing and quoting. (See page 194 in PHG.)
the concept of responding. Describe the three types of response used in
this course: agree/disagree, interpretive/reflective, analytic/evaluative.
You’ll find a discussion of these types of response in the teaching guide
on summarizing and responding at http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/teaching/summaryresponse/.
Activities for this Week
Detailed lesson plans are available for the first four weeks
of the course. Beginning in the fifth week, you will be expected to choose
activities from a set of suggested activities and/or develop your own
activities that will help you and your students achieve the course goals for a