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Engaging -- midterm -- (week 7)

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Engaging -- midterm -- (week 7)

  1. 1. Broad engagement (midterm) (Week 7) W R I T I N G I V (HE285) Prof. Dr. Ron Martinez drronmartinez@gmail.com
  2. 2. Today’s agenda • Continue discussion around the importance of the notion of “position” in academic essay writing. • Begin redraft of your first writing sample.
  3. 3. ‘Digital Literacy’
  4. 4. ‘Narrow Reading’
  5. 5. Midterm • 700 – 1200 words; • an expansion on the research you have already done; • in the genre of ‘popular research communication’; • written in Word, but put on blog (with appropriate hyperlinking and images); • will also be put through PaperRater. • Due Tuesday, May 2nd by 18:00. Class on this day is optional (I will be in class for consultations.) • Your work will be graded on genre appropriateness, effective use of images and hyperlinking, and general care in vocabulary, grammar, punctuation, and style.
  6. 6. Conventional vs “Popular” Research Communication
  7. 7. Today • Post your “5 things” texts online to share with the class. • Talk to me about what you are planning to write, and how your are planning to structure it. • (If time) Write your title and your first sentence(s) of the midterm.

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