Writing Intro the Day -- Please spend about 10 minutes reflecting on your experience at First Year Symposium.

Announcements

Morning & Afternoon Classes --Compinar for Wednesday

  • Morning - I will be joining you in Instructor Benjamin's class. We are going to be reviewing for the history exam and celebrating the end of the semester. (This means you don't have to come to our English Class on Wednesday!)
  • Afternoon - I will be joining you in Professor Hartman's class. We are going to be reviewing for the history exam and celebrating the end of the semester. (This means you don't have to come to our English Class on Wednesday!)

Office Hours for this Week

I will be holding regular office hours this week on Monday and Wednesday and I can be available by appointment. I won't be holding office hours during the following week.

Learning Community E Final Portfolio Workshop

The Portfolio is due on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. in Blackboard for Composition.

The Assignment Sheet

Thinking About the Rhetorical Situation -- Making Decisions as a Writer!

  • It's a major assignment that counts in all three classes in LCE. Should your Reflective Overview Essay have a formal heading and page numbers in accordance with MLA?
  • Are you really reflecting deeply about the work and reading you have done this semester?
  • Think about your writing in your Reflective Essay. Are you making a point a reach out to and engage your audience?
  • Think about the Assertion, Evidence, Commentary model. Do you make some strong assertions that backed by evidence, explanation, and commentary?
  • Thinking about your evidence. Have you provided enough evidence to present a convincing argument?
  • Consider your Reflective Essay -- does it demonstrate your ability to make connections and to think critically?
  • Consider your Reflective Essay -- is it carefully constructed as an essay with well-developed paragraphs.

Some Final Thoughts about Writing

  • Remember that writers consider each act of writing as having its own unique rhetorical situation!
  • Writers always need to consider their purpose for writing and their target audience when crafting a message!
  • Remember that Writing goes out into the World and Makes Things Happen! You can use writing to be an advocate for yourself, your family, and the things that you believe in!
  • Remember that writing is a Knowledge-Making Activity. You can use writing to learn about the subjects you are studying and yourself!
  • Remember that evidence is necessary for supporting and backing up claims!

History Exam III

Homework

YOUR LEARNING COMMUNITY E FINAL PORTFOLIO IS DUE BY 10:00 AM ON WEDNESDAY. LATE WORK WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.