Category: Rhetoric & Comp. 101

Rhetoric & Comp – Friday, October 4th

Book talk & Indie read.  Collected notebooks!  College app essays – overview, prompts, example papers.

Deadline:  Email Mrs. Connolly by Monday morning (aka Sunday 11:59pm).  You can ask a legit question or just make something up, but show you know how to write an appropriate email to a professor (not like a text message).

Upcoming:  College App Essays due for WRITE CLUB Friday, Oct. 11 (aka Thursday 11:59pm).  You WILL have lab time in class on Thursday.

Other Info:  Check out the @ReadWarriors tab above for Twitter book recommendation requirements.  I’ll be looking for each of you to have one for October, November, & December.  Details above!

Rhetoric & Comp – Thursday, October 3rd

Book talk & Indie read.  Quickwrite #9:  “5 Things You Can Do to Improve Your ___________”  Activity:  How to address an envelope.  Reading: “How to Email Your Professor (without being annoying AF)” by Laura Portwood-Stacer.

Supplemental reading about emails:

WRITE CLUB #1 recap:  Nice work yesterday.  Hopefully, it was valuable to read your paper aloud, hear the papers others wrote, get some preliminary feedback, and just get to know your group better.

  1. Make sure EVERY paper you write in here has a title (not the document name, but a real title – you don’t have to use the ones on the memory book sheet either – make them your own).
  2. Keep your Pre-conference sheets (label them with the title of your paper).  Having them at the end of the semester will make your portfolio work easier.
  3. Revise as you’d like.  I won’t be asking you to submit papers for a bit, so now’s your chance to use your group’s feedback and suggestions to improve your writing in glorious ways.

Assignment preview:  Email Mrs. Connolly by Monday morning.  You can ask a legit question or just make something up, but show you know how to write an appropriate email to a professor (not like a text message).

Deadline:  Notebooks collected TOMORROW! (10/4) —- Don’t forget your QW Xtra!

Rhetoric & Comp – Wednesday, October 2nd

Book talk & Indie read.  The Rules of Fight Club & WRITE CLUB.  Quick pre-conference sheet.  WRITE CLUB #1:  bless, address, & press (quickwrite expansion or memory book chapter).

To Do:  Check your notebook for completeness & do your Quickwrite Xtra!

Deadlines:  Notebooks collected Friday!

Upcoming: email ettiquette and college app papers

Rhetoric & Comp – Tuesday, October 1st

Read Aloud What Do You Do With an Idea? & Indie read.  Quickwrite #8:  Indie read ? from table topics cards.  Notebook checklists.  WRITE CLUB demo with Mrs. C’s paper.

To Do:

  • Be certain YOUR paper is in your Drafts folder for tomorrow’s class BEFORE you arrive in class.
  • Check your notebook for completeness & do your Quickwrite Xtra!

Deadlines:

  • Draft #1 due Wednesday 10/2 in class
  • Notebooks collected Friday!

Upcoming: email ettiquette and college app papers

Rhetoric & Comp – Monday, September 30th

WRITE CLUB groups!!  Book talk & Indie read.  Meet your WRITE CLUB:  Share what you are reading with your new group members.  Big Moves / Small Moves of “effective” writers:  Read “Cruel As It Is” by Leonard Pitts, Jr. & watch for/ annotate the “moves.”  Context video:  NYTimes watch “Haiti Quake Day 2”

To Do:

  • Read something!
  • Write your paper – it should be in Dropbox in your Drafts folder by classtime tomorrow.

Parameters for Paper #1:

  1. Write EITHER a memory book chapter (any from 1 – 17) OR expand a QW from your writer’s notebook
  2. Type it in MSWord – about 2 pages, double-spaced, TNR12 or Calibri11 are good fonts (directions on format in the MLA tab at top of website)
  3. Follow the document naming instructions on the MLA Format Tab
  4. Upload it later to your Drafts folder in Dropbox

Rhetoric & Comp – Friday, September 27th

Video:  “The Book Was Better?” w/ John Green.  Book/Movie trailers: If I Stay by Gayle FormanThe Maze Runner by James DashnerBefore I Fall by Lauren OliverThe Fault in Our Stars by John GreenReady Player One by Ernest Cline, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli (Love, Simon)Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom RiggsDivergent by Veronica Roth.  Indie read. Verified Dropbox folders.  Quick demo of dropbox upload, backdoor MSWord use, naming your dcuments, and MLA formatting info (find details at the “MLA Format” page tab above).  Preview/intro to Quickwrite Xtras (find details at the “Quickwrite Xtra” page tab above).

To Do:

  • Create and share Dropbox folders (If you need to create a separate gmail account for this, go to gmail.com and do so.)
  • Think about paper #1 (deadline Tues., Oct. 1)
  • Have a great Homecoming Weekend & read something cool.

Parameters for Paper #1:

  1. Write EITHER a memory book chapter (any from 1 – 17) OR expand a QW from your writer’s notebook
  2. Type it in MSWord – about 2 pages, double-spaced, TNR12 or Calibri11 are good fonts (directions on format in the MLA tab at top of website)
  3. Upload it later to your Drafts folder in Dropbox

Rhetoric & Comp – Thursday, September 26th

Banned books video – 7 recommendations from littlebookowl.  Indie read.  Quickwrite #7:  primeval place.   Study:  What makes writing “good”?  take a look at a paper w/ potential and practice helpful feedback techniques.

To Do:

  • Create and share Dropbox folders (If you need to create a separate gmail account for this, go to gmail.com and do so.)
  • Think about paper #1 (deadline Tues., Oct. 1)
  • Keep reading!

Parameters for Paper #1:

  1. Write EITHER a memory book chapter (any from 1 – 17) OR expand a QW from your writer’s notebook
  2. Type it in MSWord – about 2 pages, double-spaced, TNR12 or Calibri11 are good fonts (directions on format in the MLA tab at top of website)
  3. Upload it later to your Drafts folder in Dropbox

Rhetoric & Comp – Wednesday, September 25th

Banned Books Week video – ClimbtheStacks recommendations.  Indie read.   Study:  What makes writing “good”?  finish read & eval, then norm & decide what makes a paper a “4”?

To Do:

  • Create and share Dropbox folders (If you need to create a separate gmail account for this, go to gmail.com and do so.)
  • Think about paper #1 (deadline Tues., Oct. 1)
  • Keep reading!

Parameters for Paper #1:

  1. Write EITHER a memory book chapter (any from 1 – 17) OR expand a QW from your writer’s notebook
  2. Type it in MSWord – about 2 pages, double-spaced, TNR12 or Calibri11 are good fonts (directions on format in the MLA tab at top of website)
  3. Upload it later to your Drafts folder in Dropbox

Rhetoric & Comp – Tuesday, September 24th

Video:  On the Banning of Looking for Alaska.  Book talk & Indie read.  Study:  What makes writing “good”?  read & eval.

To Do:

  • Create and share Dropbox folders (If you need to create a separate gmail account for this, go to gmail.com and do so.)
  • Think about paper #1 (deadline Tues., Oct. 1)
  • Read something — ANYTHING

Parameters for Paper #1:

  1. Write EITHER a memory book chapter (any from 1 – 17) OR expand a QW from your writer’s notebook
  2. Type it in MSWord – about 2 pages, double-spaced, TNR12 or Calibri11 are good fonts (directions on format in the MLA tab at top of website)
  3. Upload it later to your Drafts folder in Dropbox

Rhetoric & Comp – Monday, September 23rd

BBW video:  Top 11 most challenged books of 2018. Book talk & Indie read.  Quickwrite #6:  Indelible (Moment). Read:  “The Essayification of Everything” by Christy Wampole.  Note & Quote:  create a notebook page for what is important in this piece.

To Do:

  • Create and share Dropbox folders (If you need to create a separate gmail account for this, go to gmail.com and do so.)
  • Think about paper #1 (deadline Tues., Oct. 1)

Parameters for Paper #1:

  1. Write EITHER a memory book chapter (any from 1 – 17) OR expand a QW from your writer’s notebook
  2. Type it in MSWord – about 2 pages, double-spaced, TNR12 or Calibri11 are good fonts (directions on format in the MLA tab at top of website)
  3. Upload it later to your Drafts folder in Dropbox