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Class Plan -- Unit Three, Day 41
Goals Assignments
Take-home workshop. Continue Drafting.


Discuss Final Exam Assignment - Spend about 15 minutes at the beginning of class telling students what will be expected of them during the final exam period. On the last day of class, you will be asking them to make a list of three possible audiences to which they could direct the argument they are writing--audiences OTHER THAN THEIR INTENDED AUDIENCE FOR THE ARGUING ESSAY. Over the weekend, you will choose ONE of these audiences for them to use for the purpose of the final exam assignment. During the final exam period, they will be asked to spend some time analyzing the audience you have chosen for them, then they will spend the rest of the period re-reading their final drafts of the Arguing Essay, making a list of the changes that would need to be made in order to address this new audience, then writing up a "revision plan" for this hypothetical paper (in paragraph form). Explain to your students that the purpose of this exercise is to engage the analysis skills they have learned in CO150, and to demonstrate their knowledge both of their arguing topic and of what is involved in directing an argument to a particular audience. Also reassure them that this is worth a relatively small percentage of their semester grade (5%), and is not like a conventional "exam." Field student questions about this assignment. YOU MIGHT WORK THIS INFORMATION ABOUT THE FINAL EXAM ASSIGNMENT INTO A SHORT ASSIGNMENT SHEET IF YOU THINK THAT IT WOULD BENEFIT YOUR STUDENTS.

Workshop - Hand out the Arguing Workshop Sheet (See appendix), and have students get started on this in pairs in class in the time remaining. [Ask them to workshop with someone who was in their original Research group--someone who is likely to know a good deal about their topic.] Explain that they will finish the workshop for homework and will discuss it in the next class. (It might be a good idea to have them exchange phone numbers, in case some students are absent in the next class.)

Explain that in the next class, they will discuss each other's workshop comments, then they will be given the rest of the class to work on their drafts and/or to conference with you (the instructor) during class time [AND FILL OUT EVALUATIONS, IF NEXT CLASS IS WHEN YOU CHOOSE TO DO THAT]. [Or announce the second workshop if you choose this option for the next class.]