Facilitate a full in-class
workshop on students' complete Academic Summary/Response papers.
Establish the hierarchy you will use to evaluate papers.
to Course Goals
CO150 strongly encourages peer cooperation
and exchange of ideas. The course also strongly encourages
deep or global revision rather than simple editing or local revision.
Establishing a hierarchy for grading also provides students with
a voice in the evaluation of their work and underlines the importance
of context (purpose, audience, focus). We want to reinforce
that meeting the expectations of a particular context creates
effectiveness (rather than writing a 5 paragraph paper for every
Possible Sequence of Activities for Today
1. Introduce class session and take attendance.
2. Connect the Academic Summary/Response to the course
goals and review what makes an effective workshop if necessary.
Revise the rough draft of your Academic Summary/Response for
Portfolio 1 according to the feedback you received during workshop.
Bring a copy of your draft to the next class session.
Find at least 2 letters to the editor that deal with a topic
in which you are interested to bring in for the next class session.
You should also locate the editorial/article to which the letters
repsond (you may need to use the library database for this if
you have already recycled your previous editions of the newspaper).
Read the Sample Portfolio 1 Letters to the Editor posted on
the forum in the Writing Studio.
**If you are going to have students use their Summary/Response
drafts in class on Tuesday (for revision activities), be sure
to remind them to bring their papers with them.
Now that students are getting close
to completing their first major paper, Arrangement
and Form in Essays can provide you with extra ideas to help
ensure their success.
It can be challenging
to teach from a rhetorical standpoint and teach "proper grammar
and mechanics" at the same time. Ways
to Teach Editing is helpful in that it provides ways to situate
editing within particular contexts and avoid emphasizing the "grammatically
correct" over the meaningful.