English 105 Week 8

In Class

1.   Midterm feedback
2.   Midterm Essay Archive

The link above includes midterm essays that received an “A” from the scoring team.


1.   Log #11: Reflect on midterm scores

Write a two-page (minimum), double-spaced essay where you analyze your midterm essay using the 6 individual criteria found in the Writing Criteria. Some suggestions for writing this essay:

  • Focus on the essay and what is on the page, rather than the work/effort you put into writing the essay;
  • Provide brief examples from your essay to make your points;
  • Address all of the criteria, but you need not be balanced in addressing the criteria. Spend more time on criteria that you think influenced your score.
  • Consider ways you could have improved your essay’s score, but you need not mention or discuss your score directly.

Please put a page break (see Google Doc Insert drop down menu) between log entries.

2.   Log #12: Final Essay reading and Analysis
  • What is the purpose of the Making a Difference project from the professor’s point of view? What is the purpose of the project from your point of view? How will this project be valuable to you?
  • Who is the audience for the project? Is there more than one audience for this project? Identify and describe them. In what ways are these audiences familiar and unfamiliar to you?
  • How should you present yourself in the project? Describe the voice, tone, and persona that you should adopt when writing the project.
  • What will be the argument for this project?
  • Identify and define all the directive verbs used in the assignment.
  • What qualifies as an effective outside source for this project? Where might you locate these outside sources? What purpose(s) will  outside sources serve?
  • What preliminary ideas do you have about selecting an everyday text to use in this assignment? Identify 3 and write a sentence or two about each and why you might choose it.
  • What formatting and style guidelines are required for the project?

Please put a page break (see Google Doc Insert drop down menu) between log entries.

3.   Log #13: What I know about the term, rhetoric, right now.

Write a one-page, double-spaced entry describing anything that you already know or already have familiarity with regarding rhetoric. The purpose of the log is to document where your knowledge was at when you started the assignment and compare that with what you learn over the coming weeks.

All work must be completed and submitted by Friday @ 9 AM