Week 16: Dec 8 – Final Portfolio Workshop

TUESDAY, DEC. 8

Reading

  • Everything’s an Argument, “Web Sites,” pp. 360-61
  • Compose, Design, Advocate, pp. 237-38, 240-42, and 244-64 (online course reserves)

Writing

  • Preliminary draft of your reflective letter due in class (at least 500 words; the minimum word counts is 1,000). Read pages 2-3 of the final portfolio assignment sheet to get started. Bring four hard copies to class. Note: You won’t be able to finalize the letter until you’ve finished revising everything since you need to include evidence from your papers. For the draft, you should think about how you want to structure the letter, and you can start to think generally about how you’ve fulfilled the learning objectives through the assignments. You can add more specific details and references to your papers after you’ve finished all the revisions.
  • Sample reflective letters (These are probably more focused on visuals than yours will be because their course was about visual writing. You can see some good examples of students discussing how their writing has fulfilled the learning objectives and linking to their assignments as evidence of fulfilling those objectives.):

Week 15: Dec 1 & 3 – Multimodal presentations

TUESDAY, DEC. 1

No reading. Multimodal presentations by Aditi, Winston, Elizabeth, Zach, Nick, Markeisha, Sujith, and Jun.

If you are presenting today, email me the visual component of your presentation by 11 p.m. on Monday, November 30.


THURSDAY, DEC. 3

No reading. Multimodal presentations by Jimmy, Davis, Jessie, Dev, Yoltic, Mihir, and Joe.

If you are presenting today, email me the visual component of your presentation by 11 p.m. on Wednesday, December 2.


In class this week
Links to peer surveys for multimodal presentations

Week 14: Nov 24 – Revising Strategies

TUESDAY, NOV. 24 – Revising Strategies

Writing

  • Bring the first two papers you will revise in your final portfolio along with the comments you received on each one. Bring two hard copies of each paper.
  • For each paper, write three ideas for ways that you will revise and expand the paper. These revision plans will help you write the 200-word reflections in the final portfolio. Bring these notes in hard copy as well.

In class


THURSDAY, NOV. 26 – Thanksgiving break, no class

Week 13: Nov 17 & 19 – Performance: Composing in an Oral Mode / Revising Strategies

TUESDAY, NOV. 17 – Performance: Composing in an Oral Mode

Reading

  • Jonathan Adams, “Preaching about an Absent Minority: Medieval Danish Sermons and Jews” (9 pages, online course reserves)
  • Everything’s an Argument – Ch 14: “Visual and Multimedia Arguments” (Pt 2: 334-43)
  • Compose, Design, Advocate, 266-7 & 280-1 (online course reserves)

Writing

  • Blog post due by 10:00 a.m. In your blog post, first write a few sentences considering the way text/image/voice interact in today’s reading (the Danish sermons Adams discusses). Then, create an outline for your multimodal presentation. Using today’s other readings, provide a preliminary plan for the textual and visual elements of your multimodal presentation.

In class

  • Part of class will be devoted to a peer editing workshop for your multimodal presentation plans.
  • Finalize grading criteria for multimodal presentation. A working list of criteria is available here.
  • Form for submission of potential assessment questions during class.

THURSDAY, NOV. 19 – Revising Strategies

Reading

  • Donald M. Murray, “The Maker’s Eyes: Revising Your Own Manuscripts” (online course reserves)
  • Arguing about Literature – Ch 4: “The Writing Process” (Pt 2: 106-8)

Writing

  • Bring the first two papers (either rhetorical or visual analysis & materiality analysis) you will revise in your final portfolio along with the comments you received on each one.
  • Take notes on the readings and highlight strategies for revision that you will use in your final portfolio. Bring a hard copy of these notes to class.

In class

Week 12: Nov 10 & 12 – Writing the Research Paper / Performance: Composing in an Oral Mode

TUESDAY, NOV. 10 – Writing the Research Paper

Writing

  • Full draft (five pages) of research paper due. Bring three hard copies for peer editing workshop.

THURSDAY, NOV. 12 – Performance: Composing in an Oral Mode

Reading

  • Everything’s an Argument – Ch 15: “Presenting Arguments” (344-58)
  • Compose, Design, Advocate: A Rhetoric for Integrating Written, Oral, and Visual Communication (197-211 & 232, online course reserves)

In class

  • As a class, we will determine the grading criteria for your multimodal presentations.
  • You will generate a preliminary outline for your multimodal presentation.

Writing

  • Research paper due via email by midnight on Thursday, November 12.

Week 11: Nov 3 & 5 – Writing the Research Paper

TUESDAY, NOV. 3

Reading

  • Chapter 6: “Writing Research Arguments” (193-230) of Arguing about Literature. This will help you think about how you will expand your proposal into your five-page research paper. Bring a list of ideas and strategies drawn from this chapter to class today.

Writing

  • In-class workshop on research paper. Bring your proposal, as well as any notes and writing you have done so far.

THURSDAY, NOV. 5

Writing

  • Bring a draft of your introductory paragraph and two body paragraphs. Bring four hard copies for peer review. Also bring your proposal and notes.

Week 10: Oct 27 & 29 – Writing the Research Paper

TUESDAY, OCT. 27
Note: Today’s class will take place in Woodruff Library 312.

Reading

  • Stuart Greene, “Argument as Conversation: The Role of Inquiry in Writing a Researched Argument,” in Writing about Writing, 9-19 (available through online course reserves).

Writing

  • Research/Multimodal Project: Draft of Initial Proposal, including three sources, due by Sunday, Oct. 25 at 12 (noon).

THURSDAY, OCT. 29
No class today. Individual meetings with instructor about research topic.

Writing

  • Research/Multimodal Project: Revised Initial Proposal, including five sources, due by Thursday, Oct. 29 at 11:00 a.m.

Week 9: Oct 20 & 22 – Writing the Research Paper

TUESDAY, OCT. 20
Reading

  • Everything’s an Argument – Ch 12: “Proposals” (273-94) & Ch 16: “Academic Arguments” (367-82)

Writing

  • Analysis of the materiality of a medieval manuscript due by the beginning of class (1:00 p.m.)
    • The analysis should be posted to your website by this deadline.
    • Email me the 200-word reflection by 1:00pm as well.

Class Notes


THURSDAY, OCT. 22
Reading

  • Everything’s an Argument – Ch 17: “Finding Evidence” (395-409), Ch 18: “Evaluating Sources” (410-17), & Ch 19: “Using Sources” (418-35)

Writing

  • Research/Multimodal Project: Draft of Initial Proposal, including three sources, due by Sunday, Oct. 25 at 12 (noon).

Week 7: Oct 6 & 8 – Materially-Engaged Reading

TUESDAY, OCT. 6
Reading

  • Excerpt from Barbara Shailor’s The Medieval Book, pp. 8-12, 18-20 (reading available through online course reserves).

Writing

  • Visual analysis of three heroes/monsters due to me via email by the beginning of class (1:00 p.m.)

THURSDAY, OCT. 8
Note: Today’s class is a workshop with medieval manuscripts in the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library. Our class will meet at the usual time in the Rose (MARBL) Library on the tenth floor of Woodruff Library.

Reading