- Freewrite today about your writing process.
- Try to reflect on all the different things you've done so far that serve as pieces to the puzzle for your argument.
- What steps in the writing process have you done the most with?
- Which activities have been most helpful?
- Imagine a timeline of your project.
- How far along the continuum are you?
- Do you know what to do to get to the end? (Is there an end?)
- Visual Rhetoric recap
- Let's discuss Chapter 14!
- Take a few minutes to examine the Rubric for your final Writing Project.
- Add notes to your freewrite about anything confusing, concerning, or unclear that you find in this document.
- Let's discuss the implications of some of the points!
- When incorporating your sources into your text, it is helpful to break your important points into "chunks".
- To do this, you can organize the quoted material that you want to use into a framework similar to this:
- Begin with your main thought or idea
- Utilize a quote/paraphrase to support, prove, or document your idea
- Add sentences that analyze or discuss your thoughts in relation to the documented material.
* By chunking your work this way, you not only give yourself a neat little package of information in which to utilize your source material, you give the reader a comfortable pattern by which they can digest the content of your essay.
- Use a quote that you have available from the research you've done and build a short paragraph with it, using the chunking method.
- You should have about 20-30 minutes or so to work on it, so pace yourself accordingly. I'll come around to help out, too.
- Chunking is usually the last thing I do when I compose a draft in order to use my research to effectively reinforce my ideas. If this technique is helpful to you, use it to strengthen your draft for Wednesday's peer review!
- Upload an anonymous draft to blackboard by Wednesday for Friday's peer review!
- This draft will be your final homework grade, so be sure you get it done.
- The finished project is due in two weeks, so think about where this peer review fits into your schedule of writing.
- Try to plan ahead to use your feedback effectively!