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.
- The Dreaded FFG (Fails For Grammar)
- Contains an In-Class Exercise
DUE MON MAY 04
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
-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
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
– 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.
– 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.
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.
– 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
SELF REFLECTIVE STATEMENT
– Just copy and paste what Hodges posted on the page into your own post
– Just add in your own explanation to each core value
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.
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.
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.
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.