Quasi-professional: multiple stakeholders in a conversation; My brother is a Unix admin and he estimates that he writes 15% of the time on his job
“Minute paper”—The minute paper can now be done outside of class easily without a paper shuffle
Should be at 25 at the start, 35 minutes at the end of this
You can’t be the bottleneck in the process!
Start this at 40, end at 50 minutes
Using Asynchronous Tools in Your Writing Class[room] Scott Warnock, PhD Assistant Professor of English Director of the Freshman Writing Program Coordinator, Online Writing Teachers Drexel University Philadelphia [email_address] March 2010
Hi everyone, Timpane makes the argument that we massively downplay the effects of depression on our society. He describes the results by using a slew of statistics. Do you agree that mental health disorders are an out-of-bounds topic in many aspects of our culture? Why? Be good to yourselves, Prof. Warnock
Folks, Simple question: What did you think of Kennedy’s address? Let us know, Prof. Warnock
Hi everyone, As you now know, essay #1 was designed to challenge you. Cutting is one of the most difficult parts of writing, which is perhaps why the most ruthless editors of their own writing are often also the most successful writers. Tell us some of your experiences--your woes and triumphs--working through the process of essay #1. What did you learn? What specific strategies did you use to reduce your word count? Why was this so difficult? How much do you now hate your professor? I have thick skin, Prof. Warnock
Students evaluate/edit their own posts and create a portfolio
Dear students in English 902, I’m tired of hearing everyone complain about the cost of college. Considering how much people benefit earnings-wise over the course of their lifetime based upon the degree they have earned (see http://www.acinet.org/acinet), college probably should cost MORE money. Yep, that’s what I think, Dr. Logoetho
Working from this brief sample discussion in which students were discussing revision, try out the roles (they’re reproduced at the bottom) in creating sample moderator posts that you might post to this conversation
My initial prompt
Hi all, We are looking at/reading about revision this week. Perhaps you could talk more about your own writing process (and maybe even some obstacles you’ve encountered along the way): What things do you find in the Sommers and Berkenkotter articles, the Andy Reid drafts, the A&B, or the Brief that are similar to or different from what you do? Also, perhaps you could talk about your writing training thus far, especially in terms of revision and process. Looking forward to hearing your side, Prof. Warnock
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