1. Expand log #5:
- Make a copy of the Chapter Outline and paste it into your log between logs #5 & 6;
- Review log #5 entries to see where each chapter connects to the chapter outline;
- List the chapter title underneath all relevant headings on the outline. For example, underneath academic writing and reading you would list “Reading Games.” Log #5 entries will fall under multiple headings;
- Connect to the outside sources by adding notes about your experiences with academic writing. For example, underneath academic writing and reading you might jot down a few notes about how reading has been a part of your academic writing;
- Based on the readings and your experiences, how will you define what academic writing means to you?
2. Review readings:
- Why is there no “perfect source”?
- What does it mean to put texts “into conversation” with one another? How will doing so impact your writing?
- Analyzing the example
- Transitional words
3. Incorporating Sources: Annoying Ways People Use Sources
1. Log #7: Research and your writing
Write a two-page (minimum), double-spaced personal essay where you discuss your experience in conducting research and using outside sources in your writing. Some ideas to explore in this essay:
- What has been your experience reading outside source materials?
- How was researching/writing for one class different from another?
- What has been the role of form and formatting when you have had to use outside sources in your writing? When has form and formatting played a role in your grade for a project?
- What do you know and what have instructors told you about style guides, such as MLA, APA, etc.?
- What sort of instructions and advice have you received from faculty about researching and writing with sources?
- How has your thinking about research and writing evolved over your education?
Please put a page break (see Google Doc Insert drop down menu) between log entries.
2. Log #8: Peer Review Practice
- Read these 2 essays: Metamorphosis and Academic Writing?
- Think about purpose, audience, persona, and argument and how each are presented in the 2 essays. Write 2 paragraphs describing what you see in the essays.
- Look at how the writers uses sources and attempt to synthesize them. Write 2 paragraphs describing what you see in the essays.
- Consider how you might score these 2 essays using the Writing Criteria. Write 2 paragraphs, 1 for each essay, about the score and why you gave it.
3. Begin work on your midterm essay due next week
Where to post your essay:
- Log on to MyCI and go to CIDocs
- Click on the Shared with Me folder on the left side of the screen.
- Find the English 105 folder I shared with you and open it.
- Find the folder labeled Midterm Essay and open it.
- Click on the new button then scroll down and click on Google Docs to create a new doc.
- Click on “Create and Share” when the pop up “Create in a Shared Folder?” comes up. Everyone in the class has access to everyone’s documents. Often, classmates will read and comment on other classmates’ draft entries.
- Name the doc using your first name (e.g. Clifton’s Midterm).