Daily Writing: Pre-Writing the Reflective Overview
Open a new freewrite for today and respond to the following prompts:
- List a piece of evidence you've decided to include in the portfolio (refer to your list)
- Clearly explain what the piece of evidence is
- Next, argue why/how you think it represents your persistence as a college student or writer. How is the piece of evidence of your persistence? (In other words, what's the "story" behind the evidence?)
- Repeat the previous steps for each piece of evidence you've decided to include!
Use your Pre-Writing to Start a Draft
Your final RO should be very different from your daily writing. For your final draft, make sure you revise to include:
- An effective introduction. Many of you needed work on your introductions in Writing Project 1, so be cognizant of this.
- Sophisticated transitions. This link gives you some great transitional words and phrases to help with this.
- A conclusion that ties everything together and reflects on your persistence as a student and writer thus far based on the evidence you've collected.
Connecting to your Journal Reflection
- What important points from today's practice can you utilize in your Research Journal?
- Also, let's discuss a few things about your Source Review drafts:
- remaining objective
- incorporating quotes
- using scholarly sources
- explaining significance, not just information
- Finalize your decisions regarding the evidence you want to include in your Triad M Portfolio.
- Draft a Reflective Overview, using your daily writing today.
- Bring an electronic version of your Reflective Overview to class on Monday for peer review.
- This will count as a homework grade.
- Read the short story Mericans, by Sandra Cisneros.
- We'll use this to connect some ideas within the Triad and discuss perspective.