Bring to class: Your list of "10 Places -- there than dorm or home - Where I Spend Time" from unit 1.
1. Turn in Op-Ed. With it, turn in this post-write (7 to 10 min. fast write)
1. The next time you read or write an argument, what two things do you want to remember from this experience practicing informal argument? Why?
2. What was the easiest step in the op-ed for you? What was hardest?
3. Most important thing you want me to address in my reading and comments on your op-ed:
2. Read and annotate: Chapter 8. Focus on: What are the main characteristics of narrative?
3. Invention: list 10 Statements of Belief. What are 10 things you believe? Your beliefs can be big and abstract (“I believe in love”) or small and specific (“I believe in tipping the pizza guy”), or anywhere in between. Turn this in.
4. Read and respond: Read the LifePlace handout by Robert Thayer, Jr. In 300 to 500 words, discuss the following:
a. Come up with a working definition of LifePlace.
b. Why does Thayer think LifePlace is important?
c. How might LifePlace be a topic for a personal essay? What’s personal about it?
Turn this in.
For Thursday, March 27
1. Read and Annotate: “Lydia’s Story” (pg.128) and “Literacy: A Lineage” (132). Look for the genre characteristics from chapter 8. Bring your notes, be prepared to discuss in class.
2. Invention: Using a fresh Research Journal, visit the LibGuide “Local Resources” section and explore places from your list, and new ones. Keep track in the Possible Sources section. Turn in a copy.
3. Blog - email to me by Monday at 9 a.m.: Midterm response/ participation grade check in. Directions: Review the participation grade descriptors on the website, and the grading policies from the syllabus. In 300 to 500 words, assign yourself a current participation grade and explain why you believe that grade is appropriate. Email me a PDF or Word Doc.