3050 Session One: Welcome to Class 8/28/2014

Welcome To The Class!

On Tap Today:

Cards of Chaos! On the notecards, provide the following info:

Name (and preferred title)

Preferred e-mail

Major/career path

Hometown

Do you have access to computer & Internet outside of Wayne State?

Fictional character with whom you most identify

Fun Fact! Maybe Two!

Class Orientation

Homework:

Read: 

  • Syllabus and Project descriptions
  • In textbook
    • Ch. 1 (“Communication, Your Career, and This Book”),
    • Ch. 3 (“Defining Your Communication’s Goals”), and
    • Ch. 23 (“Writing Reader-Centered Letters, Memos, E-mails, and Digital Exchanges) Note: Chapter numbers and pagination may differ if you are using the custom textbook.
  • Instructions for Project 1
  • If you are not already familiar with Wikipedia, spend some time reviewing this site; concentrate specifically on the way information is presented for entries relevant to to your academic/career field.

Write:

  • In your notes, write down at least three questions you have after the reading. Bring these to class.
  • Register for this website. Fill out the form on the course homepage. Edit your “About Me” page with a short bio (similar to the information I asked for above).
  • Register to use Wikipedia

 

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1020 Session One: Welcome to Class 8/28/2014

Welcome To The Class!

On Tap Tonight:

Cards of Chaos! On the notecards, provide the following info:

Name (and preferred title)

e-mail

major/career path

hometown

Do you have access to computer & Internet outside of Wayne State?

fictional character with whom you most identify

Fun Fact!

Class Orientation

Homework:

Read: 

  • Syllabus and Project descriptions
  • Wayne Writer:
    • “Introduction”, pgs. xi – xviii;
    • “Introductory College Writing: An ENG 1020 Overview,” pgs. xxi-xxiv;
    • “Writing Process in the Digital Age,” pgs xxx-xl; and
    • Ch. 4 “Critical Reading Process,” pgs 121-129

Write:

  • In your notes, write down at least three questions you have after the reading. Bring these to class.
  • Register for this website. Fill out the form on the course homepage. Edit your “About Me” page with a short bio (similar to the information I asked for above).  These pages will be developed more in the future so just stick to the basics.

 

1020 Session Two: Writer Identity and Community 9/2/2014

Housekeeping:

  • Wiki problems?
  • Syllabus questions?
  • Project Questions?

Today’s agenda:

  • What do we know about what writing and rhetoric?
  • What do we understand about various genres of writing?
  • Personal introductions–“Who am I as a writer?”

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Throughout the semester, we will be reflecting on our skills and knowledge as they relate to the four course learning outcomes: writing, reading, researching, and reflecting. We will consider how we take on each of these roles–who we are as writers, readers, researchers, and reflectors (as weird as that sounds)–and our progress and growth in each of these areas through the work we do this term.

Today, I would like you to spend a few minutes thinking and writing about yourself as a writer. If you had to tag yourself with a number of descriptors of who you are as a writer, what would those descriptors be? And which one of those is paramount?

Use this chart as a guide to answering the question, “Who are you?”

Then we will share these descriptions to start to get to know each other and to begin thinking about what it means to be a writer in this new setting.

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Homework

READ:

WRITE:

Post 1:

Read and annotate Gee’s text. Then, compose a post for your blog (300-500 words) that explains your understanding of Gee’s arguments and especially of the terms primary and secondary Discourse. At the end of the paragraph, pose a question about Gee’s text. What is something you’re wondering or want to know more about now that you have read it? Then, develop a paragraph or two exploring your ideas for Project One. Post your response on your blog under the title “Response to Gee”.