Announcements

  • Looking Ahead
    • Week 10 --Prewriting and Drafting (Primary Source Activities 1,2,3,4, 5 & 6)
    • Week 11--Draft and Revise/Working on your other Genre
    • Week 12 --Polish, Edit, and Publish --WP3? is Due on Friday & it's your last day to drop.
    • Week 13--Prepping for Symposium
    • Week 14--Thanksgiving Week --Monday's Class is online
    • Week 15--Symposium is on Wednesday; Friday is a portfolio workshop
    • Week 16--Last Day of Class; History Exam 3
  • Office Hours Extended: Monday and Thursdays from 12 to 2 and Tuesdays 10 - 12:30
  • Writing Center Visits -- NOW is the time to start scheduling and attending the Writing Center visits. You can earn up to 9 extra points on your final grade for Writing Project 3 with 3 points given for each 30 minute appointment.
  • I am creating an Office Hour Assignment in Blackboard. This assignment is worth 10 points. In order to get full credit for this assignment, you must bring your draft in to get help from me sometime during my office hours. I will be holding extra office hours on tuesday from 10 to 1 on Tuesdays. Everyone should get in two visits to get the full 10 points.

More Prewriting and Drafting for Writing Project 3

Activity 5-The Rhetorical Situation

Paragraphs

Excellent Source on Paragraphs!

Read this source and see how you can use this information to help you write stronger paragraphs in each of the Prewriting and Drafting Activities for Writing Project 3. Remember the following from the Writing Center at UNC:

Every paragraph in a paper should be:

Unified: All of the sentences in a single paragraph should be related to a single controlling idea (often expressed in the topic sentence of the paragraph).
Clearly related to the thesis: The sentences should all refer to the central idea, or thesis, of the paper (Rosen and Behrens 119).
Coherent: The sentences should be arranged in a logical manner and should follow a definite plan for development (Rosen and Behrens 119).
Well-developed: Every idea discussed in the paragraph should be adequately explained and supported through evidence and details that work together to explain the paragraph’s controlling idea (Rosen and Behrens 119).

Homework for Next Week

If you have been hustling all week on Prewriting and Analysis Activities, you should have all the raw materials necessary to compose your Critical Analysis for Writing Project 3. You next task is to start thinking about how you are going to present this information to an audience. This means that you will need to making many decisions about what to include, what to leave out, how to arrange your ideas and so forth. You are writing to an academic audience; they have certain expectations for form and content!

  • Wednesday --Come to Class with an introduction, thesis and an outline of your paper -- for Peer Review
  • Friday ---Come to Class with 1st Rough Draft for your paper

0399 for This Week

Week Ten