Writing Into the Day - Habits of Mind

Announcements

  • Ice Cream Social for Freshman in Faculty Center, Friday, September 8th, from 12-2pm at the Department of Undergraduate Studies (DUGS). HEY, FOLKS THAT IS TODAY! GO GET A SCOOP!
  • How about setting up your Writing Portfolio

Pair and Share; Then Share with the Class!

  • Working with a partner, please come up with 2 questions or comments or concerns about the syllabus?

Course Goals

Professor Burnett's Bespoke Goals for English 1302 in Learning Community E

  • Writing Into the Day
  • Creating a Culture of Argument
  • Creating a Culture of Community
  • Embracing complexity in our world and the idea of the "Wicked Problem."
  • Knowledge Practices and Dispositions
  • You are capable intellectual agents who can problem-solve, ask questions, conduct research, seek help, and are the guardians/shepherds of your own grades and lives. (I am just here to direct traffic and to be your advocate!)
  • Troublesome Knowledge and Moving Beyond the find the answer/fill-in-the-blank/5 paragraph essay Paradigm
  • Building ethos/credibility with your peers and faculty in Learning Community E

Reading Discussion

Homework

  • Look over the assignment description for the Rhetorical Analysis Assignment. You may encounter some terms that you are unfamiliar with as you read. Don't be intimidated by this. Read on. Remember that bullet point above that says "You are capable intellectual agents who can problem-solve, ask questions, conduct research, seek help, and are the guardians/shepherds of your own grades and lives." Conduct some research by looking up on 2 words that look unfamiliar.
  • Read A Chapter on Rhetorical Analysis
  • Read Concept 1 - Writing is a Social and Rhetorical Activity in Naming What We Know (NWWK)
    • 1.0 Writing is a Social and Rhetorical Activity
    • 1.1 Writing is a Knowledge-Making Activity
    • 1.2 Writing Addresses, Invokes, and or Creates Audiences
  • Write in your Writing Portfolio. Work with the idea that "Writing is a Social and Rhetorical Activity" by considering how our course syllabus as an example. Can you build a mini-argument that our syllabus is a piece of writing that is both social and rhetorical in nature? You will turn this in in class on Monday. You should aim to write at least 250 words on this subject.