English 1301 Agenda for 9/26/2013

  1. Submit WA1 (final, revised version for instructor review)

Your peer review guide from our last meeting included the following requirements for your submission of WA1–

When you submit WA1 for instructor review, you will need to include the following: 

  • Final version of WA1 for instructor review (see assignment)
  • Draft of WA1 for peer review (from peer review session)
  • Responses from peer reviewer (answers to questions from the peer review guide; I need the complete version with reviewer’s name so I can give the peer reviewer full credit for the extensive and thoughtful feedback he/she provided)
  • Your own response to this feedback (see “Response” section of peer review guide), including a detailed plan for revising WA1 based on feedback provided during peer review
  • Reader Response 4 (if you have not already submitted this)
2. Homework–Reader Response 5
Your reading for RR5 is your choice.

Step 1: Choose an essay from your textbook, Problem Posing: Readings for Democratic Learning. You should select something other than the essays I have assigned (see syllabus for a complete list of the assigned readings).
Step 2: Respond to it as just as you have your previous readings (see RR rubric). As you write up your RR5, you should pay special attention to the concepts you explored in WA1. Think about how the reading you selected might “speak” to the ideas, experiences, and concepts you featured in your WA1.

Bring this RR5 with you to class Tuesday. As you can see from your syllabus (pdf), RR5, RR6, and RR7 will be on essays from the textbook that you choose from among those we haven’t already read and discussed together. As you read for RR5-RR7, consider how the essay informs your developing understanding of the three themes introduced in Chapter 1 of your coursepacket (available here):

  • Writing About Writing
  • Empowering Education (critical pedagogy)
  • Literacy Studies
Your WA2 will be an annotated bibliography that includes a brief introduction that brings these themes together as you see them at work in the essays you select. RR5-RR7 will provide extensive support for this assignment.
  • RR5 is due at the beginning of class
  • We will discuss the essay you selected 
  • I will introduce WA2, providing examples of annotated bibliographies and discussing the key features you should include in your own annotations of the essays you select from Problem Posing (your textbook). 
  • You will practice writing a complete citation and annotation based on the essay you selected for RR5. 
  • I’ll assign RR6 for next time, which will work much like RR5 except it should cover a different essay from PP.