Week 9

1.   Select Your Collaborators for Thinking About Reading and Writing
  • Review your peer reviews and peers’ logs  to find collaborator(s) you can work with for the next assignment. Look for individuals that have similar goals for the class and project as you. Consider your peer review experiences. I will expect you to solve group problems, so choose wisely and prepare yourself to handle whatever situation should arise.
  • Identify one or two other people to join you in this endeavor and contact them in-person or through campus email. Emails are available through Canvas or through the directory.
  • If you are not able to find partners by this week’s deadline, the instructor will assign you to a group. I encourage you to pick your own collaborators, rather than having me assign them.
2.   Select Your Cornerstone Readings
  • Your cornerstone reading is as important as your collaborators. You may want to pick the cornerstone first and see who wants to work on the topic with you.  If you can’t get into the topic, none of this will be worthwhile. Each of these cornerstone readings are about reading/writing challenges. You may want to consider picking a topic that you struggle with and want to learn more about. Try to see the project as a mechanism for strengthening your own writing.
  • Your cornerstone reading is one of your five sources. You and your collaborators will need to seek out a minimum of four additional sources that further your knowledge and understanding about the topic of your cornerstone reading.
3.   Report Your Decision to the Instructor

Fill out this form.

4.   Thinking About Reading and Writing bibliography due
  • Create a new document in the English 330 folder>Thinking About Reading and Writing. One document per group.
  • List all group members on the first page
  • List potential sources (5 minimum, including the cornerstone) the group is considering for evaluation.
5.   Log #10: Creating slide presentations for You Ought to Know project
  • Google the phrase creating slide presentations. You will retrieve a number of online articles.
  • Choose at least 3 of the articles to read and write about.
  • Part 1: Begin the log entry by listing the name of the article’s writer(s), the name of the article, and by providing a link to the article (you may paste the URL or create a hypertext).
  • Part 2: Create a Top 10 list to serve as a writing guide for you as you begin creating your slides.  Bullet points and numbers are acceptable for your list. Each item on your list should have a short description that will help you and others know why you put it on your list.
6.   You Ought to Know web page

For those looking for advice about when to complete the web page aspect of this project, I would suggest you should have it near completion by now in order to give yourself time for the slides and screencasts.

All work is due Friday at 9 AM Pacific Daylight Time.