Class 23: WED APR 22

Orion's Belt

Calendar Review

Let’s take a look at the rest of the semester by scanning the Agendas for the next couple of weeks. We’ll find deadlines for the last few assignments and for the complete Portfolio.

Grammar Basics

  • The Dreaded FFG (Fails For Grammar)
  • Contains an In-Class Exercise

Portfolio Task:
Self-Reflective Statement



8 Responses to Class 23: WED APR 22

  1. j6128 says:

    We looked at the rest of the semester by scanning the Agenda for the next couple of weeks
    We looked at the deadlines for the last few assignments and for the complete Portfolio
    Counterintuitive argument: Race is a social construct
    We form our own categories in our minds that other people may not see
    Signs are proposal arguments
    Research position paper due April 29th
    Complete portfolio is due May 04
    Need to show substantial revisions in portfolio
    Rewrite shows that you demonstrate your responsiveness to feedback
    Video grade conferences for final grades; after the final class date meeting
    The last time we meet is May 6th- portfolio check
    Grammar basics in class exercise

  2. a1175 says:

    -self reflective statement due May 4 (make sure to link to evidence for each value)
    -research position paper is due April 29
    -complete portfolio due May 4
    -will need to do one rewrite of one of the 1,000 word papers
    -overall paper should have 5-10 references
    -there are 14 grammar basics

  3. alyse816 says:

    We learned what is left for the rest of the semester
    For our portfolio we will rewrite on of our papers and submit both so we can compare them
    May 4 is when everything is due
    Academics is about learning from those before us
    Our research paper is the most important part of our portfolio, it is persuasion
    Schedule end of the semester grade conferences
    We went over basic grammar errors
    Make sure to link your evidence in Self-Reflective Task, by using what we mentioned

  4. bmdpiano says:


    Calendar Review:
    – Research Paper DUE APR 29
    – Reflective DUE MAY 4
    – Portfolio DUE MAY 4
    – Look at checklist for the complete portfolio.
    – Only rewrite one of the three arguments.
    – Showing how your work changed for the better over the semester. Writing is a recursive process.

    Grammar Basics:
    – In class task to correct grammar mistakes in a given paragraph.

    – Copy and paste below the line for a template
    – Link to examples from portfolio to show that the core values were completed.

  5. gossipgirl3801 says:

    4/22/20- In class today we discussed the schedule for the rest of the semester with 4 classes left. In those four classes the research paper, a rewrite, and reflection paper will be due and added into the portfolio to complete it. We will all have an individual last video conference to discuss what our final grade in the class is. We then moved onto grammar basics and did a class exercise where we had to edit the paragraph and make it grammatically correct. Finally our self-reflective statement is due Monday May 4th and he showed us how to properly copy and paste a template he made to make our reflective statement easier for us.

  6. shaquilleoatmeal2250 says:

    – It is just there because someone said it was
    – Some may not even see it at all

    – Hodges posted the upcoming agendas for the rest of the semester
    – Looked at all the agendas so we can get a idea of what’s going on the rest of the semester
    – Last couple assignments coming and then we have to complete the portfolio
    – Will have 7 items in final portfolio
    – End with a planned meeting to find out our final grade

    – 10 basic grammar errors people have lots of issues with
    – In class exercise for grammar basics

    – Just copy and paste what Hodges posted on the page into your own post
    – Just add in your own explanation to each core value

  7. rose1029 says:

    COMP Class Notes 4/22/2020
    We discussed that…
    – Orion’s Belt Does Not Exist Sign
    – Calendar Review
    – Grammar Basics
    – Portfolio Task Assigned: Self-Reflective Statement

    I learned that…
    – What we will be doing for the remainder of the time in the semester
    – The list of requirements needed for the final portfolio are all under Final Portfolio
    – Making Grammar errors may be a small mistake, but can potentially affect the people that determine major life events such as banks, the group you are trying to persuade, your employer, and more.
    – Reflective Statement and Final Portfolio is due Monday, May 4th, the main core values are all listed and can be copied and pasted when writing the Reflective Statement. – must link a specific piece of writing you accomplished to what you say you did.

  8. tenere84 says:

    Notes 4/22

    Orion’s Belt Does Not Exist
    – Its name is a product of our perspective of “Orion’s Belt.” It doesn’t look like a belt from other perspectives in space or on any other planets.

    Grammar Basics

    The Dreaded FFG (Fails for Grammar)
    Notable Not-So-Obvious Rules:

    Rule 3. The reason is because
    – Because means “for the reason that…”
    – Therefore, “the reason is because” is repetitiously and repeatedly redundant.

    Rule 4. Pronoun genders
    – It’s considered socially insensitive to automatically use male pronouns where a person’s gender is not known.
    – While that may be true, using “they/they’re/theirs” to refer to one person is significantly worse (it’s grammatically incorrect). Just stick to using male or female pronouns.

    Rule 5. Count and Noncount Nouns
    – Number and fewer refers to things that can be counted numerically, like votes.
    – Amount and less refers to things that cannot be counted, like snow.
    – If you changed from snow to snowflakes, then you must use number or fewer.
    – More can be used regardless of whether the noun is countable.

    Rule 7. Periods and Commas Inside the Quotes
    – Periods and commas always, always, always go inside the quotes.

    Rule 9. Affect/Effect
    – Affect is a verb. “The cold does not affect me.”
    – Effect is a noun. “The cold has no effect on me.”
    – Affect has a noun form, affection. “It’s an affection of mine!” Effect has no “noun form” because it’s a noun!

    Rule 11. Single Quotes/Double Quotes
    – In America, we use double quotes for everything. If we need to quote something within a quote, it gets a single vote. If that quote contains a quote inside it, it gets double quotes. And so on.

    Rule 12. The Banned 2nd Person
    – Although it’s technically not bad grammar, writing 2nd-person sentences that address the reader as “you” is banned from academic writing.

    Portfolio Task: Self-Reflective Statement
    – The Self-Reflective Statement is the last task for your Portfolio.
    – It will present how you adhered to the five core values of academic writing through your works throughout the semester.

    Core Values:
    1.) My work demonstrates that I used a variety of social and interactive practices that involve recursive stages of exploration, discovery, conceptualization, and development.
    2.) My work demonstrates that I read critically, and that I placed texts into conversation with one another to create meaning by synthesizing ideas from various discourse communities.
    3.) My work demonstrates that I rhetorically analyzed the purpose, audience, and contexts of my own writing and other texts and visual arguments.
    4.) My work demonstrates that I have met the expectations of academic writing by locating, evaluating, and incorporating illustrations and evidence to support my own ideas and interpretations.
    5.) My work demonstrates that I respect my ethical responsibility to represent complex ideas fairly and to the sources of my information with appropriate citation.

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