Week 9

1.   Log #10: Thinking About Reading and Writing reading and project analysis
  • What is the purpose of the Thinking About Reading and Writing project from the professor’s point of view? What is the purpose of the project from your point of view?
  • Who is the audience for the project? In what ways may this audience be similar or different from other audiences you have written for?
  • How should you present yourself in the project? Describe the persona that you should adopt when writing the project.
  • What will be the argument for this project?
  • Identify and define directive verbs used in the assignment.
  • What qualifies as an effective outside source for this project? Where might you locate these outside sources? What sections in the project will need outside sources the most?
  • What formatting and style guidelines are required for the project?
  • What topics are of greatest interest to you at this point?

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

2.   Log #11: Collaboration resume

Write a one-page resume where you detail your experiences collaborating with others. The goal of this resume is to help you recruit fellow collaborators for the upcoming Thinking About Reading and Writing project. You are welcome to discuss collaborations involving school projects, but you may also discuss collaborations related to extracurricular and work situations.  Some suggestions for organizing the resume:

  • At the top of the page, write a short description (3 – 4 sentences) of what type of collaborator you are;
  • Choose 5 to 6 experiences to highlight and list the experiences;
  • For each experience, identify the project/situation, school/location, purpose of the project, your role in completing the project (2 to 3 lines for each).
  • At the bottom of the page, write a short description (3-4 sentences) about what type of collaborator(s) you want to work with.
  • Resumes do not look like essays. They communicate information in the shortest, quickest form possible. If you’ve never written a resume, google the term and explore some of the templates to help you.

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

3.   Log # 12: What remains to be done for the Making a Difference proposal?

Last week you received detailed feedback from your peers on your draft. You have 5 weeks before this document is submitted for grading. How will you address the issues raised in peer review? What else do you want to do to improve the document before portfolio submission?

Generate a list of activities you will do in the coming weeks to help you prepare this project for portfolio submission and identify when you will do them. (For example, meet with the professor over Zoom in week 10, or go to the Writing and Multiliteracy center in week 11, or revise the Background section based on peer feedback in week 11 and ask for more peer feedback in week 12.)

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