- Full Workshop on Essay 3 drafts
Connection to course goals: The final workshop emphasizes the importance of ongoing revision during the writing process (versus simply one draft) and writing as a response to context.
1. Workshop Essay 3 (45 minutes): Design a workshop that highlights the aspects of this assignment that you think need most attention. Since students have already spent some time looking at focus, you might try to center this workshop on development, organization, and/or cohesion. The backwards outline workshop in the appendix works very well for this. Also remind them that evidence needs to be relevant, specific and explained. Students will want to be especially detailed with their evidence from the actual TV show to ensure that readers can see the connections the writer is trying to make in terms of how those examples substantiate their thesis. (See the Essay 3 Workshop Guide sheet in the appendix for another idea.)
2. Have students read the feedback they received on their draft and begin writing a revision plan (5 minutes):
- Revise and proofread your Essay 3 draft. Be prepared to hand in your paper with all process work in class Wednesday.