Make sure you have access to all of your coding materials...transcripts, videos, etc.

  • You'll need printed versions of your transcripts.
  • Anyone want to share what you did? Let's look at some videos!!!

What Are Ya Doin' When You Write???

Using the customized code you created, your task today is to assign the code of the activity to the printed transcript. In addition to "coding" your transcript, it is crucial that you indicate TIME on your transcript. Students have found the easiest way to do this is in pencil, writing directly onto the transcript.

  • Here's a sample of what this should look like.
  • You'll have to listen to and watch your video, and transcribe each action as it occurs. Also, you'll notate time.
  • Please wear ear buds, if you have them, so we don't all go crazy.

Crunch the Numbers

  • Finish coding your transcripts. You should have at least 15 minutes coded by today.
  • "Start crunching the numbers:"
    • Calculate how much time you spent on the main composing activities: drafting, reading instructions, brainstorming, editing, etc.
    • Next, look for patterns. What activities led to "bursts of drafting?" What activities tended to slow you down?
  • Began drafting a short assessment that summarizes your findings of your experiment. Please format your assessment according to MLA guidelines.
  • Once you finish all of this, please print this assessment, and staple it along with your printed, coded transcripts, AND a copy of your code to class on Tuesday, Feb. 21. This will count as TWO homework for the coded transcripts and one for the assessment.

Last 30 Minutes: Practice Essay Exam

  • Let's review the Writing Processes. Remember, these processes occur any time you write anything...even a list of reminders to yourself in your planer.
  • We'll practice writing one of the essay questions in a "real" exam environment. This means, no notes and write in long-hand, not on the computer.


  • Assess your essay. Review your notes, get with friends from your Writing Group, and assess how you did on the practice essay. What did you leave out? What needed more evidence?
  • Write a "backwards outline" of the essay. In other words, look at the essay your wrote today, and convert it into bullet points you can memorize and bring in your head to the exam on Thursday.
  • Do the same for the other 3 essays!
  • Finish writing out your study guide.
  • Good luck on the Exam!!! Make me proud of your essays!!!

Reminder: Don't forget we won't meet as a class for Seminar or Comp on Thursday. Instead, attend your assigned conference w/ me and Prof. Marquez. Here's the schedule: