Category: Rhet-Comp 101 / English 7A

Rhetoric & Comp – Friday, September 25th

Complete the TIME AUDIT ACTIVITY on GClassroom.

  1. Watch the video & complete the notebook work (takes about 15 minutes)
  2. Fill out the Time Audit response form (attached to the stream) to check-in for the day and be counted present

OFFICE HOURS:  Mrs. C will be in the zoom all day if you need help, have questions, or just want to stop by.

DEADLINES:

  • Don’t forget to send Mrs. C your self-addressed “envelope” (if you haven’t already)
  • Write Mrs. C a “professional” email as assigned yesterday
  • Take a closer look at your college app essay and make initial revisions anytime between Friday 9/25 and end of day Sunday 9/27 (Still leave it in your DRAFTS folder)

EXTRA:  Read How to Conquer the College Admissions Essay (from The New York Times) for additional tips on how to make this paper remarkable.

Rhetoric & Comp – Thursday, September 24th

BEFORE class – sign into the padlet board and post a new reading post-it.  Include what you are reading, the page # of your progress & the date 9/24.  Start doing this each class day as a check-in.

Quickwrite #8:  5 Things You Can Do to Improve Your ___________________

WRITE CLUBS who didn’t meet on Tuesday will stay and work through the college app essay in small groups.

TO DO:  Read How to Email Your Professor without Being Annoying AF

QUICK ASSIGNMENT:  Write Mrs. C a “professional” email in the style recommended by the article we read.  In the subject line, type I CAN WRITE AN EMAIL.

DEADLINES:

  • Don’t forget to send Mrs. C your self-addressed “envelope”
  • Take a closer look at your college app essay and make initial revisions anytime between Friday 9/25 and end of day Sunday 9/27.

EXTRA:  Read How to Conquer the College Admissions Essay (from The New York Times) for additional tips on how to make this paper remarkable.

UPCOMING:  An on-demand time audit activity & office hours on Friday & next week – a look at revision &  definitions for rhetoric.

Rhetoric & Comp – Tuesday, September 22nd

BEFORE class – sign into the padlet board and post a new reading post-it.  Include what you are reading, the page # of your progress & the date 9/22.  Start doing this each class day as a check-in.

Intro & “Rules” of WRITE CLUB.

Some WRITE CLUBS will stay and work through the college app essay in small groups.  Other WRITE CLUBS will work this same process on Thursday.

Watch the video below:

Quick Assignment:  Using the ENVELOPE template attached to the GClassroom stream as an example, create your own slide/envelope and address it TO yourself at your home address and FROM the school (3148 Fehling Rd.).  Save it in your own Drive as LastnameEnvelope and send it to Mrs. C as an GSlide attachment or a PDF.  The subject line of your email needs to be ENVELOPE.

TO DO:  One more video. . . (which you might have to watch on another device? – I’m working on it)

Rhetoric & Comp – Thursday, September 17th

Book talks 🙂

WRITE:  Quickwrite #6: CA listing & Quickwrite #7:  CA storytelling

STUDY:

  • College App Essay Tips (Notes part 1)
  • Example papers by accepted students – what do we notice?
  • Link here to record our notices on the College App Padlet Board
  • Read another example (or 2) – find them in your drafts folder in Dropbox & record your notices on the Padlet board
  • Notices & Trends (Notes part 2)

DEADLINE:  College App Essay Assignment – complete a draft anytime between Friday 9/18 and end of day Sunday 9/20

TO DO:  Read something awesome – try for 20 minutes per day

UPCOMING:  Work day on Friday.  Email Mrs. C if you need help or have questions.

**Check out Friday’s quick video on MLA Format & then use it on ALL PAPERS.

 

Rhetoric & Comp – Tuesday, September 15th

Today, begin by posting a reading check-in on the padlet – USE the link on the right for Indie Read Check-Ins ENGLISH 7A – add a post-it as instructed.

Book talks. 🙂

WRITE:  Quickwrite #5:  Indelible – write about an indelible moment.

STUDY:

NEW: College Application Essay intro & prompt info. – CHOOSE or BRING a prompt for class on Thursday (Yes, it can be one you’ve been working on).

Common App Prompts 2020-2021

TO DO:  Read something awesome – try at least 20 minutes per day.

DEADLINE: The extended deadline for SWIC course registration is TODAY 9/15.  It could be your last chance to register, so please do so!

UPCOMING:  College application essay work

Rhetoric & Comp – Friday, September 11th

TODAY – Complete the INDIVIDUAL READING RATE activity & GForm on GClassroom to check-in today.  Instructor OFFICE HOURS today from 9 – 12 & 12:30 – 2 (Zoom link on GClassroom).  Stop in with questions about the assignment, to get help on platform sign-up/use (Dropbox, Padlet, Flipgrid).

REMINDERS:

  • Did you register for SWIC? (I’m working on finding out what we do if you missed the deadline.)
  • Read at least 20 minutes – EVERY DAY.
  • Apply for a GC library card. (Pick up your real card at the main library and maybe get a FREE book).

DEADLINE:

UPCOMING:  Next week – read-like-a-writer w/ your WRITE CLUB groups & college application essay work

Rhetoric & Comp – Thursday, September 10th

WRITE: Quickwrite #4:  we’ll watch the video below and then react with a 3 minute in-class notebook write.

STUDY:  Return to thinking from Tuesday about “good” writing.  We’ll refresh our thoughts on the student papers we read & see what we can learn from quantifying our evaluations:  norming out 4s & 1s, what makes a 4 a 4?, why are some evals all over the place?  Visit the goodwrite Padlet board here.

CREATE/PRACTICE:  Quick intro and practice at giving feedback – we’ll use a sample paper that you gave a 2.  Try pointing out at least one thing you like (and why), asking one readerly question, and posing one “what if..” suggestion.

STUDY:  Quick lecture – SOME TRUTHS ABOUT WRITING (take notes on the next page in your notebook)

TO DO:

DEADLINE:  SWIC course registration by 4pm TODAY. Here’s how – watch the video about Dual Credit.on Tuesday’s post  Use the directions to register for class.  Find the codes for your specific course section attached to Tuesday’s GClassroom post.  (Hint: the part of the video specifically about registering starts about 7:25 into the video) Link to SWIC registration HERE.

PAST DATES:

  • WRITING 1 was due Sunday 9/6

UPCOMING:  Discovering your reading rate (tomorrow) & more read-like-a-writer w/ your WRITE CLUB groups (next week).

Rhetoric & Comp – Tuesday, September 8th

Today, begin by posting a reading check-in on the padlet – USE the link on the right for Indie Read Check-Ins 7A – add a post-it as instructed.

Quickwrite #3 – What’s in the Box? (3 minute write)

Mini-discussion:  Learning to read & write – “How to Bartle Puzzballs”

Study:  What makes writing “good” and why does that matter?  Use the handouts on GClassroom to work on evaluating some writing.  Then, we’ll work together to see what we can learn.  Visit Today’s Padlet Here.

TO DO:  Read at least 20 minutes a day – EVERY DAY.

DEADLINESWIC course registration by 4pm this THURSDAY. Here’s how – watch the attached video about Dual Credit.  Use the directions to register for class.  Find the codes for your specific course section attached to today’s GClassroom post.  (Hint: the part of the video specifically about registering starts about 7:25 into the video) Link to SWIC registration HERE.

PAST DATES:

  • Reader/Writer survey was Friday 9/4
  • WRITING 1 was due Sunday 9/6

UPCOMING:  More read-like-a-writer & what is writing?

Rhetoric & Comp – Friday, September 4th

TODAY – Complete the survey on GClassroom to check-in today.  Instructor OFFICE HOURS today from 9 – 12 & 12:30 – 2 (Zoom link on GClassroom).  Stop in with questions about the assignment, to get help on platform sign-up/use (Dropbox, Padlet, Flipgrid, SWIC application).

REMINDERS:

  • What are you reading?  YOU NEED A BOOK.
  • Set-up Dropbox, Flipgrid, Padlet, apply to SWIC & apply for a GC library card. (Pick up your real card at the main library and maybe get a FREE book).

DEADLINE:

  • Reader/Writer Survey 2020 TODAY!!
  • Writing Assignment #1 – window for turn in Friday 9/4 to end of day Sunday 9/7. Follow the directions on the assignment sheet. (You can find the syllabus & welcome letter at the top of this page under the SYLLABI tab).
  • SWIC APPLY – We will need to register next week, so get those numbers! (If you applied but didn’t get yours, use the search bar in your email to check your inbox & spam for emails from enrollment services or swic.edu)

UPCOMING:

  • Next week – independent reading, what is “good” writing, & more read-like-a-writer.
  • SWIC class registration.

Rhetoric & Comp – Thursday, September 3rd

Today, we’ll start with thinking about education and its reliance on grading and ranking.

Watch:

QW #2 – Points vs. Learning – YOUR thoughts on this video.  Whatcha thinkin’ right now? (3 min. write)

Visit today’s Padlet Board  with the code Mrs. C gives out and add your thoughts via post-it.  Work on what YOU think, not what your friends post.

Read Like a Writer:  Reread How I Became a Pirate  (you’ll find a copy in your Drafts folder in Dropbox).  Open the document in MSWord and use highlighters and commenting to point out what you notice about HOW THE TEXT WAS WRITTEN.

Notes:  READ LIKE A WRITER – we’ll add these to our notebooks for reference.  THEN – Go back to the How I Became a Pirate and using your RLaW notes, see what else you find.

REMINDERS:

  • What are you reading?  YOU NEED A BOOK.
  • Set-up Dropbox, Flipgrid, Padlet, apply to SWIC & apply for a GC library card. (Pick up your real card at the main library and maybe get a FREE book).

DEADLINE:

  • Writing Assignment #1 – window for turn in Friday 9/4 to end of day Sunday 9/7. Follow the directions on the assignment sheet. (You can find the syllabus & welcome letter at the top of this page under the SYLLABI tab).
  • SWIC APPLY – We will need to register next week, so get those numbers!

UPCOMING:

  • Check in tomorrow via survey (will be posted tomorrow)
  • Office hours all day Friday 9/4 – 9am to 12pm and 12:30 to 2pm.  Use the zoom invite to log in and get help whenever it works best for you.