For your blog #4, after you post your notes, you will reflect on Zakaria’s essay. This is invention/pre-writing for your Essay #2 Assignment Summer 2013 Clark College, so please do not use your syllabus-provided freebie for this assignment. In addition, this assignment will serve you best if you post your notes on Zakaria’s essay first. Both assignments are due Sunday night before midnight.
Please practice divergent thinking (remember Sir Ken Robinson) as you answer these questions. Remember that you do not need to answer all of them– you can pick one or two– or jump around and answer many of them. In addition, if you have OTHER responses to Zakaria’s essay, you may feel free to write about those.
Heuristic– Writing PROMPT.
Two Heuristics Today: Five Senses and the other is The Reporter’s Questions
SCENE from your brainstorming of your significant learning event
Classroom with a Teacher with an assignment
MESSY. Not be linear.
- WHO was there
- Where did this take place?
- When did this take place?
- WHAT happened?
- HOW did it happen? DETAILS.
- WHY did it happen?
- Hearing– Dialogue
The purpose of writing papers in English 101 is NOT about the actual paper you produce. It’s not about the PRODUCT. IT’s about the PROCESS and learning the process. Paradox is that if you engage in the PROCESS of writing Essay #1 for the SAKE of LEARNING the Process, the product will be probably the best thing you’ve ever written.
Invention— How you get from having NO idea to having an IDEA.
First, a Fun YouTube Clip that Jen thinks Relates to Our Class and to the Rest of Your Lives.
Big Picture Goal this Week (Week Two out of Ballenger’s Five Week Process): To move from a WORKING knowledge (a 1 minute dinner conversation) to a FOCUSED knowledge (a 15 or 20 minute presentation to the class).
Ballenger says, “Focused knowledge is the product of smart research [italics mine] this week and the next” (69).
So . . . this week . . . you should be RESEARCHING! 🙂
Please write your name and your e-mail address on a blank sheet of paper.
Please tell Jen what you are thinking about in terms of a CONTROLLING NARRATIVE
SPECIFIC not GENERAL
Ex. HONOR CODE VIOLATIONS and how that impacted/created/relationship between those violations and GRADES.
Then tell Jen about the relationship between that controlling narrative and ONE of our sources (Tough/Robinson).
Hello, English 101 and English 102 students.
I write this from a dorm room at the very beautiful Evergreen State College. I had no idea how expansive and extensive and tree-filled this gorgeous campus is! Deer literally frolic (with their fawns! I saw Bambi!) as we walk from our lodging to the buildings where we are attending seminars, working on our action plan, and receiving a LOT of homework. Yes, teachers give each other homework at these things.
Learning Objectives: Taking notes this way helps you:
- Read like a Writer
- Internalize Essay Structure
- Practice the MOVES of Integrating Sources
- Create a “backwards” outline of what the essay says/does
- Invent for Essay Drafting (you can use your summaries and paraphrases in your essays).
- Make Five Guesses as to the Title
- Summarize the Introduction (use a signal phrase).
- Identify the Topic Sentence of EACH body paragraph. Then PARAPHRASE it. Use signal phrases every time!
- Summarize the Conclusion. Use a signal phrase.
Please post your notes as a blog entry, using this format, on the essay “What if the Secret to Success is Failure?” by Sunday night the 21st before midnight.
Opening Freewrite: Describe a time you were challenged in an academic setting.
Pair Share to get an idea of Audience for Essay #1.
Jen goes over the schedule and homework for the weekend.
Jen goes over the Essay #1 Assignment.
Overview: In this essay you will
- Tell a Story: You will relate a significant (positive or negative) learning experience (or series of connected events) that have been important in shaping the kind of reader/writer you have become (“good,” “bad,” “bookworm,” “Anti-Reader,” etc.)
- Analyze Your Experience: After you relate your narrative, you will ANALYZE your experience using one or both of the texts from English 101 (Sir Ken Robinson’s Ted Talk “Changing Educational Paradigms” and/or Paul Tough’s essay “Is Failure the Secret to Success?”)
Opening Freewrite: What is research? Why “the research paper” class? Why is English 102 required (high school/running start requirement, AA requirement, transfer requirement) by the high school, Clark College, the state? So what? Who cares? What role will research play in your academic life here at Clark? Your academic life when you transfer? Your “real” life?