9-12

Today in class we introduced the prose continuum and discussed techniques for writing closed for prose and our rhetorical analysis essay.

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rhetorical-analysis-sample-1

Homework:

  • Sign up for a conference
    • Conference registration closes at 4pm
    • You must be signed in to your FIU email to access the sign up sheet
  • Rhetorical Analysis Draft 1
    • 250+ words
    • Should include your introduction
    • Printed copy brought to class (and your conference appointment)

9-8

Today in class we introduced evaluative writing and gave our class media presentations.

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Homework:

  • Read A&B 167-173
  • Blog Entry 2
  • Prompt: Which class presentation was best and why?
    • Now that you have a better understanding of evaluative writing and the criteria we are using to judge our media presentations, identify which presentation you considered to be the best in our class, and give examples and explanations of why you chose this presentation. This evaluation should be based on the grading criteria we have discussed in class. You should give specific examples from the presentation to support your evaluation.
    • Note: you may not select your own group project.

9-7

Today in class we introduced a new skill, the critical consumption of information, practiced doing rhetorical analysis as a class, and continued planning for our group presentations.

Links for class activity:

Web Article: “American Multilingualism: A National Tragedy”

Rhetorical Analysis Sample 1

Rhetorical Analysis Sample 2

Homework:

  • Find a web article for use with your rhetorical analysis essay. Bring a printed copy of this article to class on Thursday.
  • Bring a highlighter to class on Friday
  • Read A&B 68-74

4-26

Today in class we discussed strategies for hooks and overall podcast engagement and peer reviewed the second draft of our podcast walking tour scripts.

Week 15 Day 1

Homework:

  • Podcast Walking Tour – Draft 3
    • 750+ words
    • Should include all major sections/locations of your podcast and be nearing completion
    • It is recommended that you read through your whole podcast at least once while timing yourself to make sure that you will fall into the 5-10 minute time frame
    • Submitted to Turnitin.com and printed copy brought to class on Thursday

Conference 3

At the end of the post, you will find the link for signing up for our third class conferences. Please read the instructions below before signing up:

  • You must be signed into your FIU email to access the sign up sheet. I will not respond to sharing requests from non-FIU emails
  • Sign up for your desired time by entering you name and email address
  • Arrive on time and make sure you can stay for at least 15 minutes
  • Conferences locations are located next to each day
  • Sign up for conferences 24 hours ahead of time
  • Do not overwrite or delete other students entries (Google Docs tracks all entries and revisions)
  • Bring a printed copy of your synthesis thesis or current draft with you to the conference
  • Conference registration will close on Wednesday 4-13

Conference 3 Sign Up

2-23

Today in class we finished our informative writing skills activities and worked together to create a sample historical marker for Venetian Pool.

Week 7 Day 1

Links for class activities:

Homework:

  • Read I&A 23-36
  • Sign up for conference 2
    • Sign up available Today at 3:30 pm
    • Registration closes Friday at midnight
  • WTI- Draft 1
    • 200+ words
    • Due Tuesday 3/1 to Turnitin.com
    • Printed and brought to class
    • Should include location of the marker as well as the text

ENC – Conference 1 Sign Up

Please read the following directions and use the link below to sign up for ENC Conference 1

  •  Please sign up for a day and time by entering your name and email. For students that miss or have to reschedule their conference, I cannot guarantee you a conference spot.
  • Be respectful of other students’ entries. Do not overwrite or remove anyone else’s entry.
  • Sign up for conferences 24 hours ahead of time. If you sign up for a conference at the last minute, I may have made other arrangements by that time and not be able to accommodate you.
  • Skype conferences, please call my username (Ander0246) at your appointment time.
  • N/A stands for times that are not available due to other appointments or times that have been blocked when less than 24 hours remains before the appointment.
  • Bring a printed copy of your current major essay draft to the conference with you.

Conference 1 Sign Up

Blog Entry 2

  • Focus: Literacy Narrative Brainstorm:
  • Begin thinking of ideas you might use for your literacy narrative. Write out a brainstorm that includes:
  • What problem your literacy narrative could address
  • How this explains part of your background
  • What major characters and settings it could include
  • What major events could take place
  • If you are having trouble selecting a single idea to work with, try brainstorming several problems you could focus on or achievements you have that could make a story
  • Note: you do not have to go in depth with any of these items just yet

Minor Essay 1

  • 250 -500 words
  • Based off of Brief Writing Project 1 from pg. 23-24 of the A&B textbook
  • Due Friday 1/22 to Turnitin.com
  • 3 sections:

1.Text message to a friend: explain that you are going to miss an upcoming social event because you are sick

2.An email to a professor: explain that you cannot met an assignment deadline because you are sick and need an extension

3.Reflect on the two messages: Based on your two examples, explain how the different purpose, audience, and genre of these messages caused you to make difference choices when composing them.

12-1

Today in class we scheduled our conferences and presentations for the rest of the semester, reviewed the content of our podcast scripts, and did an audio peer review.

Week 15 Day 1

Homework:

  • Presentations begin 12/3
    • 5-10 minutes per student
    • Address/practice technology usage ahead of time. You will be penalized for excessive delays
    • Use a link (send via email or post on blog) or flash drive
  • Podcast Walking Tour Script – Final Draft
    • 1,000+ words
    • Must include all major sections/locations of your podcast. Don’t forget to provide audio directions for your listeners! You may also include screen or speaker cues if you choose but these are not required
    • Submitted to Turnitin.com by 12/2 at midnight(you will not receive credit for the presentations if you do not submit your script)

11-30

Today in class we scheduled our conferences and presentations for the rest of the semester, reviewed the content of our podcast scripts, and did an audio peer review.

Week 15 Day 1

Homework:

  • Presentations begin 12/2
    • 5-10 minutes per student
    • Address/practice technology usage ahead of time. You will be penalized for excessive delays
    • Use a link, send via email, post on blog, or bring flash drive
  • Podcast Walking Tour Script – Final Draft
    • 1,000+ words
    • Must include all major sections/locations of your podcast. Don’t forget to provide audio directions for your listeners! You may also include screen or speaker cues if you choose but these are not required
    • Submitted to Turnitin.com by 12/2 at midnight(you will not receive credit for the presentations if you do not submit your script)

Extra Credit Opportunity: Reflective Vlog

Purpose: Reflect on your experiencein ENC1930 this semester     -OR-        Reflect on your experiences as an international student living abroad in Miami

  • Select one of the above prompts. Do not attempt to do both in one video.
  • Make sure to go through all four stages of the reflection process, and keep the content equally distributed throughout these four stages

Audience: Your ENC classmates and instructor.

  • You can consider this audience informal, so 1st person speaking is acceptable and complicated terminology is not needed.

Genre: Reflective vlog

  • This is a multimodal assignment that must be submitted in the form of a video. Editing is not necessary unless you choose to do so. Simply speak to the camera and your audience.
  • NO SCRIPT is needed for this assignment, as most vlogs are not usually scripted. However, you may wish to take a few notes to help yourself stay on track before you begin

Requirements:

  • 5-10 minute video blog
  • Posted on your class blogs
  • Submit links via email no later than 12/7 to receive credit

 

Four Stages of Reflection

  1. Concrete experience: What happened? What are the most important experiences you had?

    • Use this section of the vlog to describe your most important experiences as they relate to your topic. Since both topics cover a whole semester, you will not have the time to cover every event; instead, focus on only the most important ones that impacted you the most. Keep in mind this summary should be brief and not occupy more than a quarter of the video
  2. Reflective observation: How did you feel about these experiences? How did/might they affect you?
    • Use this section of the essay to describe your reactions and feelings to the important experiences you had above. You might also describe similar or related experiences you have had firsthand
  3. Abstract conceptualization: What did you learn from this experience? How is it related to other concepts or things you have learned, in class or other areas of your life?
    • Use this section of the essay to explain what you have learned or could learn from your experiences.
  4. Active experimentation: How will you apply what you learned from this experience? How will you do things differently in the future?
    • This is the most important stage of reflection. Use this section of the video to describe what you would do differently if you could start the semester over or what you plan to take from your experience to do things differently in future semesters.

11-24

Today in class we discussed strategies for hooks and overall engagement in our podcasts and peer reviewed the second draft of our podcast scripts.

Week 14 Day 1

Homework:

  • Regular class cancelled for Wednesday 11/25
    • Extra credit event from 2-4 in GC274 and GC286
  • Podcast Walking Tour – Draft 3
    • 1,000+ words
    • Should include all major sections/locations of your podcast and be nearing completion
    • It is recommended that you read through your whole podcast at least once while timing yourself to make sure that you will fall into the 5-10 minute time frame
    • Submitted to Turnitin.com and printed copy brought to class

11-23

Today in class we discussed strategies for hooks and overall engagement in our podcasts and peer reviewed the second draft of our podcast scripts.

Week 14 Day 1

Homework:

  • Regular class cancelled for Wednesday 11/25
    • Extra credit event from 2-4 in GC274 and GC286
  • Podcast Walking Tour – Draft 3
    • 1,000+ words
    • Should include all major sections/locations of your podcast and be nearing completion
    • It is recommended that you read through your whole podcast at least once while timing yourself to make sure that you will fall into the 5-10 minute time frame
    • Submitted to Turnitin.com and printed copy brought to class

11-20

Today in class we had our final quiz, peer reviewed the first draft of our podcast scripts, and discussed strategies for the body paragraphs of our podcasts.

Week 13 Day 3

Homework:

  • Podcast Walking Tour – Draft 2
    • 500+ words
    • At minimum, should include your introduction, directions to the first location (or two), and explanation of that location
    • Printed and brought to class on Monday

11-19

Today in class we had our final quiz, reviewed the first drafts of our podcast scripts, and introduced strategies for audio editing and production to aid in the creation of our podcast walking tours.

Week 13 Day 2

Homework:

  • Podcast Walking Tour – Draft 2
    • 600+ words
    • At minimum, should include your introduction, directions to the first location (or two), and explanation of that location
    • Printed and brought to class on Tuesday

11-17

Today in class we reviewed the unit 3 material, discussed strategies and content for creating podcast walking tour introductions, and began brainstorming ideas and strategies for our podcasts.

Week 13 Day 1

Homework:

  • Bring computers/laptops to class on Thursday
    • If you have external microphones for use with these, bring them as well
    • Ipads or tablets can be an acceptable substitute but are not preferred
  • Podcast Walking Tour – Draft 1
    • 250+ words
    • Should include your introduction and directions to the first location within your tour

11-16

Today in class we discussed strategies and content for creating podcast walking tour introductions and began brainstorming ideas and strategies for our podcasts.

Week 13 Day 1

Homework:

  • Bring computers/laptops to class on Wednesday
    • If you have external microphones for use with these, bring them as well
    • Ipads or tablets can be an acceptable substitute but are not preferred
  • Podcast Walking Tour – Draft 1
    • 250+ words
    • Should include your introduction and directions to the first location within your tour

11-13

Today in class we introduced Major Essay 4 – the Podcast Walking Tour, analyzed sample student essays, and brainstormed possible locations for our podcasts.

Week 12 Day 2

Homework:

  • Blog Entry 10
    • Focus: Podcast Walking Tour Brainstorm
    • Now that you have been introduced to the requirements for the final project of the semester, the podcast walking tour, begin thinking of possible locations you could use for your own walking tour. This should be a location you are familiar with, have visited before, or be able to visit before the end of this project.
    • You can use this blog entry to consider several different places you might utilize or to consider what to write about for a single place if you already have one in mind.

Blog Entry 10

  • Focus: Podcast Walking Tour Brainstorm
  • Now that you have been introduced to the requirements for the final project of the semester, the podcast walking tour, begin thinking of possible locations you could use for your own walking tour. This should be a location you are familiar with, have visited before, or be able to visit before the end of this project.
  • You can use this blog entry to consider several different places you might utilize or to consider what to write about for a single place if you already have one in mind.

11-12

Today in class we introduced Major Essay 4 – the Podcast Walking Tour, analyzed sample student essays, and brainstormed possible locations for our podcasts.

Week 12 Day 2

Homework:

  • Blog Entry 10
    • Focus: Podcast Walking Tour Brainstorm
    • Now that you have been introduced to the requirements for the final project of the semester, the podcast walking tour, begin thinking of possible locations you could use for your own walking tour. This should be a location you are familiar with, have visited before, or be able to visit before the end of this project.
    • You can use this blog entry to consider several different places you might utilize or to consider what to write about for a single place if you already have one in mind.

Major Essay 4: Podcast Walking Tour

Below you will find the assignment sheet for the fourth major essay of our class, your own Podcast Walking Tours:

Podcast Walking Tour Assignment Sheet

To gain a better understanding of the genre, Professors Cayce Wicks and Andrew Golden have provided example student essays for us to read and evaluate. These are real student essays, and I ask that you treat them respectfully.

Podcast Walking Tour Sample 1

Podcast Walking Tour Sample 2

Podcast Walking Tour Sample 3

 

11-10

Today in class we discussed vocabulary and strategies for unity, coherence, transitions, and structure in closed form prose.

Week 12 Day 1

Homework:

  • WTE – Final Draft
    • Final draft due to Turnitin.com by 11/12 at midnight
    • 750+ words
    • Should evaluate the podcast of your choice with 3-6 criteria you establish
    • Focused on evidence with quotes
    • Clear thesis, transitions, and structure
    • Semi-formal writing style

11-9

Today in class we discussed vocabulary and strategies for unity, coherence, transitions, and structure in closed form prose.

Week 12 Day 1

Homework:

  • WTE – Final Draft
    • Final draft due to Turnitin.com by 11/12 at midnight
    • 750+ words
    • Should evaluate the podcast of your choice with 3-6 criteria you establish
    • Focused on evidence with quotes
    • Clear thesis, transitions, and structure
    • Semi-formal writing style

Blog Entry 9

  • Focus: Peer feedback and WTE revision
  • Now that you have completed your peer review and read through your peer feedback, take a few minutes to think about that feedback, our conferences, and how you will use those suggestions to revise your WTI essay as you work towards the final draft.
    • What was most helpful to you from the peer review exercise?
    • What did your peers think was strong about your essay? Do you agree?
    • What suggestions for revision did your peers offer? Do you think these suggestions are helpful and correct?
    • How did your essay compare in different areas to the essays of your peers?
    • What will you do to revise the second draft of your essay to improve it for your final draft?

11-5

Today in class we had our peer review workshop for our WTE essays, getting individual feedback from at least classmates as well as the professor, and then reflected on our plans for editing and finalizing the essay.

Week 11 Day 2

Homework:

  • WTE – Draft 3
    • Due Tuesday 11/10 or by your conference time
    • 750+ words, MLA format, printed and brought to your conference
    • Should include your introduction, thesis, and forecasting, body paragraphs, and conclusion
  • Blog Entry 9
    • Upload to your blogs by Friday 11-6

11-4

Today in class we had our peer review workshop for our WTE essays, getting individual feedback from at least classmates as well as the professor, and then reflected on our plans for editing and finalizing the essay.

Week 11 Day 2

Homework:

  • WTE – Draft 3
    • Due Friday 11/6 or by your conference time
    • 750+ words, MLA format, printed and brought to your conference
    • Should include your introduction, thesis, and forecasting, body paragraphs, and conclusion
  • Blog Entry 9
    • Upload to your blogs by Friday 11-6
  • Sign up for Conference 4
    • Required for attendance and participation
    • Bring a printed copy of your WTE essay to the conference
    • Registration will close tomorrow at 10 am

11-3

Today in class we had our unit 3 grammar and editing lesson, focusing on techniques for closed form prose and refining the theses for our WTE essays.

Week 11 Day 1

Homework:

  • WTE – Draft 2
    • Due Thursday 11/4
    • 750 words, MLA format, printed and brought to class
    • Should include your introduction, thesis, forecasting, your body paragraphs, and conclusion
  • Sign up for Conference 4
    • Sign up sheet on class website today at noon
    • Required for attendance and participation
    • Bring a printed copy of your WTE essay to the conference

Conference 4 Sign Up

At the end of the post, you will find the link for signing up for our third class conferences. Please read the instructions below before signing up:

  • Bring a print copy of your current WTE draft with you to the conference
  • You must be signed into your FIU email to access the sign up sheet. I will not respond to sharing requests from non-FIU emails
  • Sign up for your desired time by entering you name and email address
  • Arrive on time and make sure you can stay for at least 15 minutes
  • Conferences will take place in PC 314 (except for Sunday conferences which are conducted via Skype)
  • Sign up for conferences 24 hours ahead of time
  • Do not overwrite or delete other students entries (Google Docs tracks all entries and revisions)

Conference 4 Sign Up

(Registration for this conference is now closed. If you have not yet completed your registration, please send appointment requests to NAnde014@fiu.edu)

Historical Marker Presentation – Extra Credit Winners

After a week of presentations and rigorous, critical evaluations by our fellow classmates, I am pleased to announce the winning historical marker presentations for each class:

U3M- Santiago Chrino

U4M- Mohammed Alyoussef

U5M- Maria Angelica Silva

These winners were determined from the highest overall score for each class’ presentations based on your ratings for visuals, information, and engagement by your peers.

The winners for each class will receive extra credit on their Major Essay 2: Write to Inform.

11-2

Today in class we had our unit 3 grammar and editing lesson, focusing on techniques for closed form prose and thesis development.

Week 11 Day 1

Homework:

  • WTE – Draft 2
    • Due Wednesday 11/4
    • 500 words, MLA format, printed and brought to class
    • Should include your introduction, thesis, and forecasting, and your first body paragraph or two
  • Sign up for Conference 4
    • Sign up sheet on class website on 11/3 at noon
    • Required for attendance and participation
    • Bring a printed copy of your WTE essay to the conference

10-30

Today in class we selected a list of criteria for podcast walking tours, evaluated a sample podcast together, and created a thesis and outline for a podcast walking tour evaluation.

Week 10 Day 2

Homework:

  • WTE – Draft 1
    • Due Monday 11/3
    • 250 words, MLA format, printed and brought to class
    • Should include your introduction, thesis, and forecasting (and perhaps part of your first body paragraph)