Category: Rhetoric & Comp. 101

Rhetoric & Comp – Monday, September 24th

Indie read. (Xtra:  voter registration for anyone 18 by Nov. 6). Revision-cycle:  college app edition.

Reminder:  You should be building one Quickwrite Xtra each week.  You can find inspiration in the slide deck on the QW Xtra page above.

Upcoming:  New paper for WRITE CLUB this Friday 9/24.  (MB or QW expansion)

To Do:  Make any revisions you’d like to the papers you’ve written thus far.  Use your group feedback or even solicit feedback from other friends and fellow writers.

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Rhetoric & Comp – Friday, September 21st

Book trailers & Indie read. WRITE CLUB:  college app edition.

Reminder:  You should be building one Quickwrite Xtra each week.  You can find inspiration in the slide deck on the QW Xtra page above.

To Do:  Make any revisions you’d like to the papers you’ve written thus far.  Use your group feedback or even solicit feedback from other friends and fellow writers.

 

Rhetoric & Comp – Tuesday, September 18th

Book talk & Indie read.  Quickwrite:  revision (choose one to reread and make some changes – consider the possibilities).

College App Essay – tips, examples, notice big “moves” that make examples effective.

Upcoming:  More look at college essays tomorrow, lab time on Thursday, & a draft of your college app essay for WRITE CLUB on Friday.

Rhetoric & Comp – Monday, September 17th

Guidance presentation about college options, testing dates, financial aid, etc.

Collect college letters (in envelopes).

Intro to college app essay prompts (think about what you will write this week).

Common App Prompts 2018-2019

Extra:

  • Titles:  All pieces you write need an original title (NOT an assignment label).
  • Document names:   should be standard – LastnameQWMB#  (Explained again in class on Wednesday).  Example:  LawsonMB#7.docx

Rhetoric & Comp – Thursday & Friday, September 13th & 14th

Book talk & Indie read.  “Lab” time (5 & 7) (2nd was panoramic photo).

Assignment:  Email to Mrs. C & Letter to a college/university for Monday 9/17.  Read the directions CAREFULLY.  (You are smart and can figure this out.  Make it professional and impressive.)

Email and letter assignment

Extra:

  • Titles:  All pieces you write need an original title (NOT an assignment label).
  • Document names:   should be standard – LastnameQWMB#  (Explained again in class on Wednesday).  Example:  LawsonMB#7.docx

Friday, September 14th

  • Half-day schedule (no 2nd hour)
  • 5th & 7th hour “Lab” time for work on emails & letters (due Monday)

Rhetoric & Comp – Wednesday, September 12th

Book talk & Indie read.  Quickwrite #7:  “5 Things You Can Do To Improve Your ________” (inspired by Kelly Gallagher).  Addressing envelopes – do you know how?  Email ettiquette – read the three articles below and send Mrs. C an academic-setting email to prove you can do this.

How To Email Your Professor (without being annoying AF) – medium.com

18 Etiquette Tips for Emailing Your Professor – US News & World Report

Re: Your Recent Email to Your Professor – Inside Higher Ed

Assignment:  Email Mrs. C by class time Monday 9/17.

Extra:

  • Titles:  All pieces you write need an original title (NOT an assignment label).
  • Document names:   should be standard – LastnameQWMB#  (Explained again in class on Wednesday).  Example:  LawsonMB#7.docx

Rhetoric & Comp – Tuesday, September 11th

Book talk.  WRITE CLUB.  Bless, Address, & Press your way to group feedback on paper #1.  (Use what you learn to improve/change your paper as you wish).

Titles:  All pieces you write need an original title (NOT an assignment label).

Document names:   should be standard – LastnameQWMB#  (Explained again in class on Wednesday).  Example:  LawsonMB#7.docx

Read something awesome!

Rhetoric & Comp – Monday, September 10th

Read aloud & Indie read.  Collect notebooks (flag one for Mrs. C to read).  WRITE CLUB practice round – whole class write club group with Mrs. C’s draft.

Deadlines:

  • Fill out the pre-conference sheet (about the piece YOU wrote) for tomorrow’s WRITE CLUB (should already be done)
  • “working” draft of either a memory book chapter OR an expansion built on a quickwrite should be uploaded in YOUR WC Drafts folder!
  • comment (meaningfully) on the blog posts of your WRITE CLUB group members

Read something awesome!

Rhetoric & Comp – Friday, September 7th

Book trailers.  Dropbox check in:  add shared folders, check that your paper is uploaded to YOUR WC Drafts folder.  Small “Moves” of Effective Writers (make your own post-it).  Search them out by RLaW using the piece “Cruel As It Is” by Leonard Pitts, Jr.  Intro to how WRITE CLUB runs (check the page at top of website if you missed it or need a recap).  Pre-conference sheet overview.

Deadlines:

  • Fill out the pre-conference sheet (about the piece YOU wrote) for next week’s WRITE CLUB (due Monday)
  • “working” draft of either a memory book chapter OR an expansion built on a quickwrite due today!  (but we didn’t read them yet, so get it done!)
  • comment (meaningfully) on the blog posts of your WRITE CLUB group members

Deadline:  Notebooks will be collected on Monday.  Use the checklist to make sure yours is ready – think about which entry you will flag for full read-through.