To catch up on anything you feel your students still need,
or add conference or practice time.
Workshop your partner's draft in terms of the workshop guide,
the assignment sheet, and the criteria we generated in class.
Bring 2 copies of the workshop guide to class, one for your partner
and one for the instructor.
A workshop guide for the Summary/Response (generate one--see
the appendix for a sample--or use the guide generated by your
students in the last class).
This is intended to be a "catch-up" day for anything
you feel your students need to write their Summary/Responses.
Following are a few suggestions for what you might do:
If you feel your students are still having trouble with Summary/Response
structure, try a simple question-and-answer session in which you
try to isolate the source of the confusion and deal with it in
If you feel your students are simply having trouble with one
area of a Summary/Response(critical reading, focus, development,
revision strategies, etc.), design--or steal--an exercise that
pinpoints those skills. Your own brain and those of your colleagues
are good resources for these, as well as your friendly neighborhood
Composition Faculty members. Do a little networking before this
class and find an activity that's well-directed toward your students'
If you feel that your students simply need more structured
practice, have an in-class drafting and mini-conference session.
Or, if you feel that the Summary/Responses are fairly well
on-track, begin working toward the Inquiry Essay with a discussion
on points of connection between the four authors your students
have read so far. Use the discussion prompts in earlier lessons
in this syllabus as guidelines for structuring your own discussion
Remember to have students exchange drafts for the workshop
before they leave!