Class Introductions and What this class should be.
Readings for Week 2
Please note: Your reader response is one document that takes in the assigned readings (not one for each reading). Look for themes or ideas that connect and write about those, for example.
Rhetoric Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYMUCz9bHAs
The file below is a book called Bad Ideas About Writing edited by Cheryl Ball and Drew Loewe. We will be reading serveral chapters from it.
History of Modern Composition Timeline
Additional readings oncompostion and rhetoric:
Aritotle's The Art of Rhetoric
READINGS FOR WEEK 3 --FEB 4 and 6
For Tuesday, February 4
For Thursday, February 6
The Anzaldua piece is long, so do your best. Read the following sections more closely: El Otro Mexico and How to Tame a Wild Tongue.
ANNOUNCEMENT: Ryen Dwyer from Red CLoud Indian School will be on campus February 6th. He will be talking about opporutnities for volunteers there. There will be a table on the ground floor of the RCC from 1:00-2:00, and a presentation in RCC 201 from 2:00-3:00.
Composition Rhetoric Studies: Keywords in Writing Studies (CR)The CR Project requires that you explore, in depth, one of the critical terms from the Keywords in Composition handout (below) by first reading the Introduction and then browsing the book for a term that catches your attention. During your initial browsing, chose 3-4 terms which interest you; then you will narrow that to one term to write about. You will also write up your exploration and include it in your mid-term portfolio (3-4 pages).
This project is not just a summary of the entry in Keywords in Composition, but rather you should critique, challenge and build upon the text perhaps offering something that has not been included within the term or a new way of thinking about the term. In other words, since this edition of Keywords in Composition (which is from 1996), what has shifted or changed that provides a different perspective on the keyword? What might be added as a keyword to compliment or add contrast? Consider, too, how the term reflects your own interest as a student, potential teacher, or other participant in writing studies.
We will discuss this project in class, and we will take your writing through a review process. An early draft will be due on Tuesday, February 11 to share, and the final draft will be due on March 17 in your mid-term portfolio.
You will give a 5-minute summary of it in class.
Readings for Week 4 --Feb 11 and 13
Please note: Sorry for the late notice, but I will be off campus for a meeting on February 11th so there will be no class.. The workshop and grammar pet peeve will be wrapped into Thursday's work.
For February 13
Workshop for CR project
Grammar pet peeve and why
<3 Valentine's poem that takes place in the kitchen--or a Valentine's poem to a pet--for fun
In this next reading, please just look at "Errors Windows to the Mind" (p55-65)
This next article is an additional piece on errors (not required)
Readings for Week 5 --February 18 and 20
For February 18 Please read three selections from the section "Bad Ideas about Style, Usage, and Grammar" in Bad Ideas (pp. 117-162) here:
For February 20
Readings for Week 6
Keywords Presentation Schedule:
Please read “Creative Writing is a Unique Category” For February 25
For February 27
https://www.awpwriter.org/programs_conferences/overview link for AWP programs
Readings for Week 7
For March 3
Below is the rubric/checklist for your midterm portfolio due March 17. Please place your work in a 2-pocket folder or a manila envelope.
PORTFOLIO INFORMATION )in addition to inforamtion on p. 4 of syllabus). You can set up your portfolio however you want as far as the projects go. The point is to showcase the work you have done to date, so set up the CR project in the way that shows you have invested work into it. I’m not as fussy about form as I am for content.
The cover piece should include a narrative on the work you have done specifically for this class, how you have approached the major projects, and what you think you have learned about them. Point to what you have done in your projects as evidence (quote from them, even). As well, the cover letter should address things like attendance, participation, being prepared for class, etc (and what effort you will make for the next half of the semester). Again, this is a chance for you to showcase your work to date, to consider what you might do moving forward, and offer what you have learned that you might use in other classes or areas of your career.
Week 8 --Spring Break
Midterm Portfolios due on return to class (March 18)
Update regarding the coronavirus:
First, be safe. Pay attention to what you are being asked to do as far as handwashing and social distancing. Be kind to one another, too. There is no need to horde goods or blame others. We are all in this togther.
Look for an email from me by the end of week (likely on Thursday, March 20). By then, we will have updates on how classes will be conducted. I know your portfolios are due, and I am going to provide information on that as well. For now, you do not need to get them to me this week as classes are cancelled.
Week 9 March 18 and 20
Monday: Portfolios Due; Read and respond to following
Don't forget to bring in 1 or 2 of your favorite poems. Here is one that I wrote a couple years ago:
Wednesday: We will be moving into technical and professional writing and looking at various genres and options in these fields.
Read and respond to following
Blog on Technical Writing: www.instructionalsolutions.com/blog/what-is-technical-writing
Week 10: March 25 and 27
Pecha Kucha http://www.pechakucha.org/
“We Have Met the Enemy…” http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/27/world/27powerpoint.html?_r=0
C.R.A.P. Information: http://www.presentationzen.com/chapter6_spread.pdf
Read an online manual for your phone or other electronic device. Look specifically at the sections that describe your device and the settings. Try following one of the directions to try something you have not done or known about. How usable are the directions?
Readings for Week 11: April 1 and 3
“Laws that Choke Creativity”: http://www.ted.com/talks/larry_lessig_says_the_law_is_strangling_creativity.html
Malik Williams will be visiting class. Check out his website:
US Copyright Law: www.copyright.gov/title17/
BELOW IS THE SYLLABUS WITH THE REVISED SCHEDULE:
Readings for Week 12 April 8 and 10
http://multimodalcomposition.wordpress.com/2011/02/06/defining-multimodal-composition/ and http://www.ncte.org/governance/MultimodalLiteracies
http://www.users.muohio.edu/romanots/assignments.htm and http://writing.colostate.edu/gallery/multigenre/introduction.htm
REMINDER: Be sure you are responsible to your group. Answer all emails and please do you part promptly so that no one is waiting for your work. BE IN CLASS ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10 TO WORK WITH YOUR GROUP!
Wednesday In-class work on project
CAREER AND INTERNSHIP FAIR: THURSDAY APRIL 11 IN TINSLEY CENTER https://my.bridgew.edu/departments/CareerServices/Documents/JFEmployers2019.pdf
Readings for Week 13
Monday--Holiday No Class
Readings for Week 14 April 22 and 24
Wednesday--read and write a response
Readings for Week 15 April 29 and May 1
Monday--Please read and write a response to Lisa King's chapters here. In class we will develop questions to ask; work on group projects
Wednesday May 1-- Meet for Lisa King's Presentation in RCC 201. Please be respectful and on time. Attendance will be taken as this is class for the day. Bring your questions to ask. Following, please write a reflection to put in your portfolio.
Week 16 May 6
Final Portfolios due May 6 in class
Additional Readings --I've made some categories, so you can consider these for your CR project.
Composition and Writing: Includes grammar, teaching, studies of error, plagiarism, and more
Cultural Rhetorics--African American, Latinex, Asian, Indigenous, Queer, Gender
slides for Rhetorical Powwows here:
Visual, Material, and Embodied Rhetorics