You made it to the last week--congratulations! The goals this week are to complete students' arguments for a public audience and to wrap up Portfolio III. You will need to decide when you are collecting the components of Portfolio III and how you are conducting the Final Exam.
For this last week of the course, you should take it upon yourself to develop any activities you think would be useful in helping students complete their final argument for a public audience. In thinking about what to focus on in class, ask the following questions:
What do my students most need to be successful as they revise their academic argument into a public argument?
What do I most want students to gain during this final week of the course?
What criteria do I plan to use to evaluate students’ final arguments? Have we reviewed and practiced all of these criteria in class, or are there some criteria that I should still address?
Are there any basic concepts or skills that my students would benefit from reviewing during this last week as they finish their final argument?
If you cannot think of any specific activities to conduct during this final week, consider holding conferences or facilitating a final workshop.
Assign the following to students this week:
Complete your Portfolio III Argument for a Public Audience