24 Class WED APR 14

End-of-Semester Schedule

  • WED APR 21
    • Self-Reflective Statement Deadline
  • MON APR 26
    • Portfolio Deadline.
    • Class Activity: Portfolio Double-check
  • WED APR 28
    • Final class meeting
    • Opportunity for students still revising their portfolio materials to interact with their professor in a live workshop setting.
  • FINALS WEEK (FRI APR 30—THU MAY 06)
    • Students will meet individually by appointment in Zoom calls with their beloved professor for brief Grade Conferences.
      • MON MAY 03
      • TUE MAY 04
      • WED MAY 05
      • THU MAY 06
  • FRI MAY 07
    • Final Grades will be posted

The Last Portfolio Task

Guide to the Portfolio

Class Activities

  • Whole buncha trouble with the APA Citation exercise.
  • Grade Levels 1
    • The same paragraph written 4 times, increasingly well, to demonstrate the differences between D-level work, A-level work, and the levels between.
  • Grade Levels 2
    • An “in reverse” unpacking of dense, content-rich statements into their component parts: backwards advice.
  • Stephen Hawking Was Wrong
    • Revision advice on how to grab reader attention with bold claims you can actually support.

 

26 Responses to 24 Class WED APR 14

  1. honeysucklelilac says:

    Self-Reflective Statement
    -should take about an hour, there will be a a guideline/outline to follow
    -due wed apr 21
    Portfolio Deadline
    -mon apr 26
    -one of your arguments will not be included in your portfolio
    -the argument that isn’t included in your portfolio is still going to be part of your research paper
    Final Class Meeting
    -apr 28, you can use this class to interact with your professor about portfolio revisions
    Finals Week
    -for grade conferences
    don’t forget to update your white paper and ask for a regrade if you so desire
    Last Portfolio Task
    -self-reflective statement
    -attempt to persuade the reader
    -use the core values of the first year writing program
    -when you use an example of which argument you are referring to, put the link to that argument
    -don’t just restate the core value, give specific examples. this is a PERSUASIVE argument
    The Portfolio
    -8 pieces, 2 short argumentative essays with an earlier draft for each essay
    -visual rhetoric rewrite
    -annotated bibliography
    -reflective statement
    -researched position argument

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    • davidbdale says:

      All true. As for this:

      -the argument that isn’t included in your portfolio is still going to be part of your research paper

      It’s true too, but also this:

      -the argument that isn’t included in your portfolio is still going to be part of your Non-Portfolio grade

      3/3

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  2. mrmba1 says:

    4/14
    End of semester schedule:
    – 4/21 – Self Reflective Statement Deadline (rucomp2.com/defintion-rewrite-mrmba1)
    – 4/26 – Portfolio Deadline
    – 4/28 – Final class meeting
    – 4/30-5/6 – Zoom appointments, grade conference

    Portfolio Contents, 8 pieces:
    – Two short argumentative essays, original and rewrite
    – Visual Rhetoric Assignment
    – An annotated bibliography
    – Reflective Statement
    – Researched Position Argument

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  3. carsonwentz1186 says:

    Review and Revelation of end of semester due dates
    DO NOT BLOW OFF CONFERENCE (Monday May 3rd)
    Attend April 28th meeting (Can’t hurt to hear peer review and suggestions)
    Core Value 4 pertains to Visual Rhetoric assignment (re-do that ASAP)
    When doing self reflective statement, copy and paste professor’s template to speed up process and make easier
    Hyperlinks are like citations for your self reflective statement (professor can click and verify your claims are true)
    125 word explanation for each core value
    Self Reflective Statement Due April 21st
    8 pieces go into the portfolio in total (2 of the 3 essays (and drafts), visual rhetoric assignment (rewrite, no draft), annotated bibliography, reflective statement, researched position argument
    PORTFOLIO DUE MON APR 26TH (Can revise up until grading is complete)
    Final Grades will be finished by Friday May 7th
    “et.al” to cite authors for an article with several different authors
    Review of how to properly site sources
    (Was entertaining hearing professor hum jingle bells out of nowhere)
    Grading levels review
    Examples of Econundrums overview
    “You are only right until you are wrong”

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  4. justheretopass says:

    4/14/21
    * We opened up class talking about the end of semester schedule 

    * Wed April 21: Self Reflective Assignment 

    * Mon April 26: Portfolio deadline 

    * Wed April 28: Final class meeting 

    * Finals week (April 30-May 06): Students will meet individually with professor 

    * Friday May 7: Final grades will be posted 

    * Just because your portfolio is due the 26th doesn’t mean you have to stop improving your argument 

    * But after its graded it will be too late 

    * The self reflective statement can include personal accounts with professor 

    * As you make your statements use the core values to help you 

    * Core value 1: Writing is a practice that involves a multi-stage, recursive and social process.

    * Core value 2: Close and critical reading/analysis is necessary for listening 

    * Core value 3: Writing is shaped by audience, purpose, and context.

    * Core value 4:Information literacy is essential to the practice of writing.

    * Core value 5: Writing has power and comes with ethical responsibilities

    * The concepts for comp 2 are 8 pieces

    * You need to have at least 2 of the 3 arguments in your portfolio 

    * They include 2-4 sources each on average 

    * The essay length should be around 1,000-1,300 words 

    * A visual Rhetoric assignment 

    * Annotated Bibliography

    * Reflective statement 

    * When you have multiple authors in a source you are allowed to say 

    * Strober, Minx, et.al. which means and others 

    * We then went over what makes the difference between grades based on the essay 


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  5. christianity19 says:

    4-14-21

    -End-of-Semester Schedule
    – WED APR 21 Self-Reflective Statement Deadline
    -MON APR 26 Portfolio Deadline.
    – Class Activity: Portfolio Double-check
    – WED APR 28 Final class meeting Opportunity for students still revising their portfolio materials to interact with their professor in a live workshop setting.
    – FINALS WEEK (FRI APR 30—THU MAY 06)
    Students will meet individually by appointment in Zoom calls with their beloved professor for brief Grade Conferences. MON MAY 03, TUE MAY 04, WED MAY 05, THU MAY 06, FRI MAY 07 and Final Grades will be posted.
    – 75% – Portfolio
    – 20% – Non-Portfolio
    – 5% – Participation
    – The self-reflective statement is an argument that helps persuade the reader.
    – CORE VALUE 1:Writing is a practice that involves a multi-stage, recursive and social process.
    – CORE VALUE 2: Close and critical reading/analysis is necessary for listening to and questioning texts, arriving at a thoughtful understanding of those texts, and joining the academic and/or public conversations represented by those texts.
    – CORE VALUE 3: Writing is shaped by audience, purpose, and context.
    – CORE VALUE 4: Information literacy is essential to the practice of writing.
    – CORE VALUE 5: Writing has power and comes with ethical responsibilities.
    – An example of Core Value #1 is that for example, in my Definition Rewrite I demonstrated my responsiveness to my professor’s feedback.
    – All students must include eight (8) pieces in their final CCII portfolio.Two short argumentative essays with an earlier draft for each essay. During the semester, students will write and revise three (3) researched argumentative essays representing different rhetorical approaches, such as proposal, rebuttal, definition, causation, evaluation, etc. Two (2) of those three (3) essays go into the portfolio; students should have a choice as to which essays go into the portfolio. For each short essay, an early and a revised draft will be provided to demonstrate responsiveness to feedback. The short, argumentative essays must incorporate 2-4 sources, in-text citation, and a References section. The essays should range in length from 1,000 to 1,300 words.
    -The reflective statement should focus on the First-Year Writing Program’s five core values listed below and explain how the student has met the course expectations for these goals. Core Value I: Understand that writing is a practice that involves a multi-stage, recursive, and social process. (In particular, students should address how they have engaged in self-directed revision.) Core Value II. Understand that close and critical reading/analysis allows writers to understand how and why texts create meaning. Core Value III. Understand that writing is shaped by audience, purpose, and context. Core Value IV. Understand the role of information literacy in the practice of writing.
    Core Value V. Understand the ethical dimensions of writing.
    – Researched Position Argument
    The end product of a semester-long research process, this 3000-word argument will synthesize the content of the three shorter researched argumentative essays and contain its own References list.
    – So. The Portfolio contains the following:
    3000-word Research Position Paper (1 piece)
    Annotated Bibliography, 10-15 Sources (1 piece) Visual Rhetoric Rewrite (1 piece), Self-Reflective Statement (1 piece), (5, 6, 7, and 8) Two of the following: (4 pieces), Definition Rewrite, plus the original Definition Argument Causal Rewrite, plus the original Causal Argument, and Rebuttal Rewrite, plus the original Rebuttal Argument.
    – No parenthetical citations are supposed to be used in our arguments.
    – Example 1: My favorite econundrums puncture the inflated claims of greenness too often made by commercial operations determined to sell us something they pretend has big environmental advantages. This sentence packs a lot of material and delivers it in a steady stream that needs no punctuation. Commalessness is not a requirement of good writing, but it’s good evidence of fluency, which is required. Let’s unpack the sentence into its component claims.
    – Example #2:Electric cars make me furious, for example, because their manufacturers pretend exhaust pipe emissions are the only measure of a car’s environmental impact, conveniently ignoring the damage done to the planet to produce the electricity in the first place, a huge percentage of which is lost to transmission before it ever starts the car.The sentence is a little long and might be better phrased, but as it stands it’s certainly not as clumsy at the version it represents, which takes way too much space to spell out the same claims.

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    • davidbdale says:

      Over the last weeks, I’ve noticed an “arms race” of students trying to load their Agenda notes with as many words as possible, presumably in a competition for a 4/3 grade. I’m glad you care enough to try. The way to earn the “overachiever” grade is not to copy and paste as much matter as possible into the notes; it’s to demonstrate INTERACTION with the subject matter. Like a purposeful summary, Notes should SHAPE the material FOR A PURPOSE. A copy-paste dump sends the opposite message.
      3/3

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  6. -75% of your grade is portfolio, 20% is everything else, and 5% is participation.
    -Once the portfolio is approved, it is time for professor conferences,
    -You can identify whatever part of the course that helped you learn during the course in the self reflective statement.
    -You have to be a good reader to be a good writer.
    -Deciding who your audience is will be your first step in writing.
    -Writing has power and comes with ethical responsibilities.

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  7. thecommoncase says:

    -one week from today: self-reflective statement
    -professor will give us template to follow
    -75% of the final grade is our portfolio grade (non-portfolio and participation make up the 25%)
    -if rebuttal needs too much work and you won’t have time to rewrite, drop the rebuttal
    -last day of class (26th) we will double-check portfolio
    -once portfolio is checked for mechanics, you’ll create the professor grade conference
    -MAKE SURE CONFERENCE HAPPENS (May 3rd-May 6th)
    -final grades will be posted May 7th
    -we should throw a last class party/workshop!
    -add links to the items we claim as sources for our info in reflective statement
    -for example, if you mention your causal rewrite, add a link to your causal rewrite
    -you have to convince your reader (the professor) that what you learned was a core value
    -put self-reflective statement in portfolio
    -double check APA citations
    -For articles with lots of authors/contributors, use “et al”
    -If a title has a colon, you can leave out the first part of the title AS LONG AS it is mentioned in bibliography

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  8. imgoingswimming says:

    Today we started with our end of the semester schedule where we see what we will wrap up with.
    Portfolio -75%, Non-Portfolio 20%, Participation 5%
    Our last portfolio task is our self-reflective statement. We will express the core values we have demonstrated. We need to show that that writing is a “ social and recursive process”.
    Our reflective statement is simple and only 125 words each. We should reference our other assignments and add links to each assignment mentioned.
    The Portfolio link on the page shows us what assignments are needed for the portfolio. We need two short arguments with an original and revised draft, a visual rhetoric assignment, the annotated bibliography to our paper, our reflective statement, and finally our Research position argument. Our portfolio is due Monday, Apr 26. Conferences need to be scheduled.
    The class activities – We went over how to use our sources. In grade-level one we went over what each grade would get on each paragraph. In Grade levels two we went over how we should not be able to turn our paragraphs worth of ideas into a sentence. Instead, we should have already condensed the ideas of each sentence. The final example is Stephen Hawking made a mistake. This is an example that we can be wrong, but we have to accept that.

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  9. person345 says:

    WED April 21 is when the Self-Reflective statement is due. MON April 26th is when the portfolio is due. Must decide which two short argument rewrites to put into the portfolio. Choose only two rewrites to put into portfolio. The third one will become part of the non portfolio assignments. MON the 26th is portfolio double check. After the portfolio is due, you can still revise your portfolio until the date of the final grade conference. Final Grades will be posted on FRI May 7th. The Self Reflective Statement demonstrates that the Core Values are being used to improve your writing. There is no rewrite and no feedback for this task. You must understand your texts. The last class WED April 28th will be a workshop where portfolios could be revised.

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  10. rowanrat says:

    -April 21-self-reflective statement deadline
    -April 26-portfolio deadline
    -April 28-final class meeting/start revising portfolio assignments
    -April 30-May 6(finals week)-Grade conferences
    -Monday May 3
    -Tuesday May 4
    -Wednesday May 5
    -Thursday May 6
    -May 7-final grades posted
    -Core values of the FYWP
    -Core 1: writing is a practice that involves a multi-stage, recursive, and social process
    ● You can demonstrate perseverance and openness in developing your ideas and writing across time.
    ● You can use reading and composing processes as a way to think, to discover, and to explore ideas, and you recognize this as a necessary writing practice.
    ● You can identify and use effective processes and appropriate resources in various writing situations.
    ● You can demonstrate responsiveness to readers’ feedback through reflection and revision.
    ● You can distinguish between local and global revision as a reader and a writer, and you practice these at appropriate points in the revision process.
    ● You are able to independently engage and apply the revision practices developed in CCI.
    -Core 2: close and critical reading/analysis is necessary for listening to and questioning texts, arriving at a thoughtful understanding of those texts, and joining the academic and/or public conversations represented by those tasks
    ● You can read arguments closely to interpret and understand writers’ messages, and read arguments critically to evaluate, critique, and question those messages and how they are constructed.
    ● You can recognize or trace how ideas emerge and combine to create meaning in others’ arguments as well as your own.
    ● You can analyze and synthesize ideas across complex arguments, exploring issues or questions, so as to develop your own ideas and determine how to enter into and possibly expand existing conversations.
    ● You can read texts with a writerly eye so as to identify and evaluate rhetorical strategies and approaches as potential models in your own writing.
    ● You understand how popular, academic, and/or technical ideas can be communicated visually.
    -Core 3: writing is shaped by audience, purpose, and context

    ● You are familiar with and can identify argumentative and rhetorical elements and concepts, particularly those associated with civic, academic, and formal argumentation across a variety of texts–alphabetic, visual, print, and digital.
    ● You can identify and evaluate rhetorical choices in argumentative texts, both your own and others’.
    ● You can create rhetorically savvy arguments and can demonstrate flexibility and adaptability in creating arguments
    ● Your own writing demonstrates the ability to respond to varying audience- and context-defined textual conventions and expectations, including, but not limited to form, format, support, use of citations, grammar, and mechanics
    -Core 4: information literacy is essential to
    The practice of writing

    ● You can practice inquiry-driven research in the service of understanding the complexities and nuances of an issue from multiple points of view and positions.
    ● You can identify the most appropriate resources and approaches for finding public, academic, and disciplinary information in a digital environment, and you can rhetorically evaluate that information for usefulness.
    ● You are able to select and use your research to provide evidence and support your arguments, as well as to contextualize, develop, and interpret ideas, in response to a specific rhetorical purpose.
    ● You are able to analyze and evaluate various types of persuasive writing (yours, your fellow students, and published texts) for evidence of research quality.
    ● You can meet the academic expectations for the introduction and documentation of sources, which includes the use of signal phrases, in-text citations, and works cited pages/bibliographies
    -Core 5: writing has power and comes with ethical responsibilities

    ● Your research and writing reveals an honest attempt to appropriately understand and communicate the complexities surrounding argumentative stances and that academic, civil argumentation is a practice of conversation and listening, which respects the agency of the participants and constituencies.
    ● You recognize the quasi-logical nature of persuasion and the inability to draw indisputable conclusions, and thus the importance of qualifying claims.
    ● You use rhetorical appeals responsibly, prioritizing the logical over the emotional, and avoiding fallacious or manipulative argumentation.
    ● You respect the intellectual property of others by appropriately acknowledging others for their ideas and creative productions, including alphabetic, print, multimedia, and digital works.
    ● You can practice the code of academic integrity and can create boundaries between your voice and the voices of others, appropriately using paraphrase, quotations, citations, and works cited pages/bibliographies.

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    • davidbdale says:

      Over the last weeks, I’ve noticed an “arms race” of students trying to load their Agenda notes with as many words as possible, presumably in a competition for a 4/3 grade. I’m glad you care enough to try. The way to earn the “overachiever” grade is not to copy and paste as much matter as possible into the notes; it’s to demonstrate INTERACTION with the subject matter. Like a purposeful summary, Notes should SHAPE the material FOR A PURPOSE. A copy-paste dump sends the opposite message.
      3/3

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  11. johnwick66 says:

    Self reflective statement will be due on April 21

    While working on the self reflective statement make sure to include and incorporate the Core values of the FYWP when working it. Also when working on it make sure to cut-and-paste the format for the self reflective statement and use it while filling it out. Also make sure tag a url to any of your work if you are mentioning it in your reflective statement(a rebuttal url for mention of my Rebuttal essay)(post the first draft of it, no rewrite)

    Final class April 28th

    The portfolio is due on Monday April 26th

    Schedule a zoom conference for the final grade during the last week of final(April 30-Mat 7)

    The final grade will be posted on Friday May 7

    What’s due for the Portfolio:
    Two of the short argumentative essays that also include an earlier draft for each essay

    A visual Rhetoric assignment :

    An annotated bibliography

    The reflective statement

    The researched position argument
    Remember the deadline for the portfolio is Monday April 26

    On that Monday we will conduct a Portfolio Double check to verify that the portfolios are complete

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  12. icedcoffeeislife says:

    End of the semester schedule
    The self-reflection statement is due Weds April 21, we will have an outline of what the statement should look like
    By Monday, April 26, the portfolio will be due, you have to decide which 2 of your 3 essays is going to be a part of your portfolio.
    You can put all three into your portfolio and see how those grades affect your portfolio, to see which one you would not like to include
    Final grades for class with be posted on Friday of May 7th
    The last portfolio task
    It’s an argument like everything else we have done in class
    Your reflection statement can show how you are going to take your to place in your writing.
    The interworld is not interesting, but deciding how you really attendees is how to determine to write to your audiences.
    The Portfolio
    8 pieces of work to make up your portfolio
    2 short arguments with revisions
    The visual rhetoric assignment
    Annotated bibliography
    Reflective statement
    Research Position Argument
    The deadline for the portfolio is Monday April 26th

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  13. davidbdale says:

    I’m impressed that you’re reflecting on the subject matter of the course during our classes. In what follows, you’re clearly interacting with what you’re hearing, but there’s so much static in your own text I can’t quite figure out what you mean. Credit for effort, but deduction for lack of clarity. Do they make sense to YOU?
    —Your reflection statement can show how you are going to take your to place in your writing.
    —The interworld is not interesting, but deciding how you really attendees is how to determine to write to your audiences.
    3/3

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