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Unit One, Day 17 - Wednesday

Class Goals: Workshop their essays with a specific focus on organization.

Connection to Course Goals: The backwards outline gives them another tool for evaluating the effectiveness of their own writing as well as evaluating and understanding other readings in other contexts.


  1. Orally, guide them through the backward outline workshop from the appendix. Only read one step at a time because you don’t want the students to anticipate answers. We’ve put this in the appendix, though, because they can use it at other points in workshopping and you may want them to do this again.
  2. At the end of the workshop, hand out copies if you want as a good revision strategy they can use themselves later.

Assignment: Bring in a revised copy of your essay for a final workshop.