Saturday, April 19, 2008

Step Seven - B2 and C2 Update

STEP SEVEN (Notice the change in due date)
State how the debatable issue (your topic) was resolved, identifying the principles upon which the resolution was based—if a resolution was possible. If your group decides there is no way to resolve the issue, then there needs to be a detailed (and valid) explanation of why.
  • It is basically your final draft. There is no page length requirement, because the intent of this assignment is to produce an active discourse throughout the course of the project. The only length requirement will be to accurately and convincingly produce a piece of writing that mediates both sides of the chosen argument.
  • This step will be completed by both partners, individually, and each will propose the facts, compromises, exceptions, etc. that were worked out regrading the issue in his or her own words--formally.
  • You must include a works cited / bibliography in this post.
  • Due date for this final post is WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2008 by 11:59 pm.

Learning Record B2 and C2
Your final grade argument will be due in the Learning Record by 11:59 on FRIDAY, APRIL 25. Make sure you address how you have fulfilled the Five Course Strands and use specific evidence from your work over the last half of the semester, especially the blog assignment, to support your argument.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Revised Dates

  • Step Four: Wednesday April 9 (in class)

  • Step Five: Friday, April 11 by 11:59 pm

  • Step Six: Wednesday April 16 by 11:59 pm

  • Step Seven: Monday April 21 by 11:59 pm

  • B2 and C2 (in your LR): Wednesday, April 23 (before class)

Double check the "Breakdown!" post for the specifics of each step.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Peer Reviews and Brief Update

I have arranged the links for the class, putting each pair (or trio) together on the list down the right side of my blog labeled with the course and section number. For the peer reviews, I would like each student to perform a review on the person's BRIEF above or below his or her name. DON'T review your partners brief. You only need to do one review. The reviews don't need to be long, but they should be constructive. Post these as comments on the brief.

For example, if you look at the ENGL 103-013 links:
  • Caroline will review Celia's post, and her partner Ricardo will review Kelley's. This example holds true for the rest of the ENGL 103-013 list. The ENGL 103-027 students need to follow this example for their list. If your partner isn't listed, then you can choose which person's brief to review, either the one above or below.
  • IF you are at the top of the list, you need to review the person at the bottom--vice versa for the person at the bottom of the list.
  • IF you are in the middle of one of the trios, you get to choose whose brief you review. ANY brief, but NOT one of your partners.
  • Please have this completed by 5:00 pm Wednesday, April 2. (TOMORROW!!!)

BTW: If you haven't sent me your URL, it is late--plain and simple. I still need it if you want me to give you credit for the brief. The URL, if you are not familiar, is the web address of your blog. Please email it to me.