Week of 4 September 2006
Reflect on your pre-test results. Work on developing a single idea, rather than making a list of interesting but loosely related observations.
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Schedule an individual conference with the instructor.
I won’t quiz you on grammar or anything like that, but I will ask you to bring a printout of paragraph 2 (either the first draft or the revision; whichever you’d like to discuss).
Come prepared to discuss how you will make use of the resources available to you (your textbook, Eduspace, the writing center, the tutoring center, my office hours, etc.) to succeed in this course.
Online at Turnitin.com, submit a thorough revision of your Par 1 draft. Due 15 min before class is scheduled to start.
- Form: Is it a single paragraph of about 200 words, developing a single idea that presents what you think of when you hear the term "college writing"? (4pts)
- Voice: Do I get a sense of who you are as a person, as a writer, and as a student in this class? (4pts)
Revision: Does the revision make use of the comments I made on your rough draft, and does it demonstrate your careful efforts to apply those comments to prevent similar problems from appearing in this draft? (4pts)
Focus: Is the writing concise and focused, with no excess words or sentences, and no digressions or unnecessary details? (4pts)
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