Ask students what each of these patters should “look like” in a transcript. What was Tony doing at each step?
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Quiz question #1Draw your own writing process map For Thursday: Read Anne Lamott’s “Shitty First Drafts” (WAW 301-304) and Stephen King’s “What Writing Is” (WAW 305-307). Post to FB or bring to class: Pick at least one quote from either text that really relates to your own writing process. Explain why you connected with this quote.
Recursiveness“Students wrote by shuttling from the sense ofwhat they wanted to say forward to the wordson the page and back from the words on thepage to their intended meaning” (207).
Editing“While editing, the students were concernedwith a variety of items: the lexicon(spelling, word choice, and context of words);the syntax (grammar, punctuation, andsentence structure); and the discourse as awhole (organization, coherence, audience)”(209).
Rule Confusion“The simple set of editing rules at theirdisposal was often inappropriate for the typesof complicated structures they produced. As aresult, they misapplied what they knew andeither created a hypercorrection or impairedthe meaning they had originally intended toclarify” (208).
Egocentricity“While they occasionally indicated a concern for their readers, they more often took the reader’s understanding of the text for granted. They did not see the necessity of making their referents explicit, of making the connections among their ideas apparent, of carefully and explicitly relating one phenomenon to another, or of placing narratives or generalizations within an orienting, conceptual framework” (209).
Looking for patternsUsing the sample transcript, look for patternsin the student’s writing process. Start withthe code we have, and then add to it if youneed to.
Quiz question #2What advice would you give to thisstudent, based on what you learned fromcoding his transcript?
Quiz• How does your writing process relate to Tony’s?• Is your writing process recursive? How so, or not?• How does Tony experience “rule confusion?”• What aspect of Tony’s writing process did you find most interesting?