Week 2

1.   Peer Review Groups:

To help you get to know others and their writing, I’ve created peer review groups. These peer review groups will be used this week and next, then I’ll rearrange group members. Eventually, you will work with everyone in the class. One purpose for this group work and switching around is to prepare you to pick teammates for the Thinking About Reading and Writing project coming up later in the semester. To find your group click on the above link, find your section, then your name.

2.   Peer Review: Read your peers’ Log #1 in CIDocs and leave comments for each of the peers in your group:
  • Go to the log folder and click on your peer’s log. Everyone in the class has access to everyone’s documents.
  • Leave comments by using what is called the 2 stars and one wish approach. Stars are positive – leave 2 positive comments; a wish is an improvement you would like to see – leave 1 improvement comment.
3.   Read your peers’ Log #2 in CIDocs and leave comments for each of the peers in your group:
  • Does your peer’s response indicate a basic understanding of how purpose, audience, persona, and argument play a role in the project?
  • Is there anything that your peer has missed or left out when discussing directive verbs, outside sources and formatting and style guidelines?
  • What do you think about the ideas your peer has put forth to research? Do they seem to fit the assignment? Are some more effective than others? Which one(s) appeal to you most?
4.   Log #3You Ought to Know project reading and analysis
  • Describe briefly the 3 parts to the You Ought to Know project and how they fit together.
  • What is the purpose of the You Ought to Know 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 different parts of 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 various parts of the project.
  • What will be the argument for the various parts of this project?
  • What aspects of the project require outside sources? How many are required? What might qualify as an effective outside source for this project? Where might you locate these outside sources?
  • Generate a preliminary list of possibilities for the web page (at least 3 topics) you might have an interest in working with for this project and write a short paragraph for each. In your paragraphs say what previous class the topic came from and why you are interested in presenting this topic to students.

All work is due Friday at 9 AM Pacific Time.