Monday, December 2, 2013

Day 25

1. Attendance
2. Announcements:
  • I got everyone's rhetorical analyses
  •  Some people did not turn in their outlines on dropbox. 
3. Workshop time!!!
  • Warm up
    • Switch desks and give feedback on the person's outline
  • Powerpoint
    • Get into groups of 4 and give feedback on each other's powerpoints.
    • Keep in mind these criteria:
      • Are slide titles easy to comprehend?
      • Is the amount of text appropriate?
      • Are graphics and font clear?
      • Is the design appealing?
      • Is it easy to understand?
  • Presentation
    • In new groups of 4 give feedback on each other's presentations
    • Keep in mind the follow criteria:
      • Can you hear the speaker?
      • Is there good eye contact?
      • Are there little to few "ums," "oohs," or other filler words?
      • Does the speaker have good posture and does not move needlessly.
If you haven't picked when you want to present, please choose here.
Read the rubric here and practice your presentations!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Day 24

1. Attendance
2. Warm up: First, let's watch these youtube videos.
What are some ways these speeches could have been better? Share your answers in google docs, here

3. Now, let's look at this powerpoint.

4. Let's look at this powerpoint, what do you think is wrong with it? 

Look at this powerpoint for guidelines.

Turn in your paper on Compass2g, Sunday, December 1st is the deadline.
Outline of presentation should be in dropbox by Friday. Use this outline as your guide. I highly, highly suggest to start making your powerpoint or prezi presentation during thanksgiving as well. We will discuss it in class. Here is a rubric to help you out. 

Next Class: Outline/Speaking workshop 

Monday, November 18, 2013

Day 23

1. Attendance
2. Announcements
  • Due Date for Final draft is December 1st. NO later.
  • Grades will only be discussed in Office Hours or by appointment.
3. Introduction to Oral Presentations
  • Worth 15% of your final grade
  • Why? In the US, you have to do presentations ALL the time. 
  • Write about your public speaking experiences here. Anonymous of course. :D
  • Next- Compare these two rhetorical analyses. One is of a commercial and one is of an article. Find two differences and two similarities. 
  • Now look at this Prezi. What does it do well? What does it do wrong? (there are no right or wrong answers here)
  • Using this outline as a guide, unscramble the steps of Oral Presentation with the handout I will give you.
4. Visual Aids- Content
First, let's compare this two youtube videos. First one and then the second one. Use a handout I will give you to analyze. 
Now, let's watch this powerpoint. Use another handout to fill out the answers.

Final draft of Rhetorical Analysis is due December 1st on Compass. 
Writer's Help Exercise- Passive vs. Active Voice
Pick a commercial you want to do. Please put your selection in this google.doc.
Advice for picking a commercial:
    • Should be in English.
    • 30 seconds to 1 minute and 30 seconds long.
    • Video quality should be good.
    • Should have enough for you to analyze. 
    • Everyone must do a different commercial.

Next Class: Oral Delivery, Visual Aids- Content & Design

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Day 22

1. Attendance
2. General Issues for Rhetorical Analysis Paper
  • Subject/verb agreement
  • Page Number and Title
  • Use last name when referring to a writer
3. How to write more details...The E in PIE.

4. APA

Further reference: ESL APA Guidebook

5. Paraphrasing
  • Let's look at this Prezi.
6. Once more, Peer-Review

A second draft of your Rhetorical Analysis is due next Monday. 11/18/2013. Please turn it into our dropbox. Your second draft will be due before Thanksgiving Break on Sunday, November 24th.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Day 21

1. Attendance
2. While I take attendance and we get ready for peer-review, fill out this form.  Help me help you!
3. Peer-Reviewing
4. Library Visit

Next Class: No class, conferences. We will have class on Wednesday.
Print and fill out this form before our conferences next week. Next class is cancelled for conferences. Have you picked a time? Click here to do so.
Your first draft is due THIS Friday at 9AM.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Day 20

1. Attendance
2. What is a peer-review?

  • Get into groups. Use the internet to find out a definition. Share what you think on Primary Wall. 
  • Next let's look at this powerpoint together
  • Watch this youtube video. What is working in this video?
  • Get back in your groups. Write two things that could be good and two things that could be bad with peer-reviewing. 
  • Read this comment list. Discuss what is good and bad about these comments.
  • Now, evaluate this paragraph.  You can use the comment tool on Microsoft Word
3. Article Mini-lesson
  • Watch this powerpoint and fill out the sheet as we work together. 
Homework: Work on your draft to show your classmates. Fill out this template to help you get a good peer-review.

Next Class: Peer Perception Workshop and Library Visit.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Day 19

1.  Attendance
2.  Review from last class:
  • Let's take a fun quiz (not for a grade).
  • Next, write what a Rhetorical Analysis essay is about on Primary Wall. 
3. Writing Introductions and Conclusions in Rhetorical Analysis

  • Let's start on this powerpoint 
  • First, let's work on introductions.
  • Now thesis statements.
  • What thesis statement did you write from last class? Switch with a partner and critique. A good thesis statement should be:
    • Debatable
    • Not too wide, not too narrow
    • Analyzing the essay, not your opinion on the topic. 
    • Be polite! :)
  • Let's look at some conclusions.
Write an introduction for your analysis essay. Be sure to include the thesis statement we critiqued in class today.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Day 18

1. Attendance
2. APA Review

3. Outlining a Rhetorical Essay
The purpose of this task is to get you aware of how a rhetorical essay is structured

  • Warm up: Talk about how you have used outlines in the past. Write your experiences on the board
    • Talk about your experiences writing outlines in this class or other classes.
    • What is important in a good outline?
    • How has writing an outline help you in the writing process?
    • Is an outline always the same? How do you think an outline 
  • Main points to consider
    • 1) students are encouraged to make a brief outline with a thesis statement and main points before they start writing so that they have a clear sense of direction and purpose.
    •  2) a typical outline should have an introduction with a list of important background info and thesis statement and a body with main ideas (points) to support/elaborate the thesis
    •  3) students should always check the writing prompts to figure out what kinds of essential information should be included in the outline and that 
    • 4) reverse-engineering can be helpful when you are trying to imitate a structure of a good writing model but one should be careful not to follow it too closely or copy it blindly.  
    • Basically, thesis statement, main points, and conclusion are the core of any outline 
  • First, let's review the thesis statement. What does a thesis statement need?
      • Now, let's work on this worksheet in groups of three.
    • Now, in the same group, reverse outline this essay I will hand to you.

    Homework: Decide which essay you want to analyze for your rhetorical analysis. Write a thesis statement for your essay. Please either hand write it on a piece of paper or print out a word document.

    Writer's Help Exercises:
    Subject/Verb Agreement 1
    Subject/Verb Agreement 2
    Subject/Verb Agreement 3

    Next class: Review Rhetorical Analysis Thesis Statements, Writing Introductions and Conclusions for Rhetorical Analysis

    Wednesday, October 23, 2013

    Day 17

    1. Attendance
    2. Turn in your paragraph portfolio on compass
    3. Don't be too stressed out!!!
    4. Review Logical Fallacies
    In groups, find the fallacies in this Santa Claus handout.
    5. Evaluating Persuasive Strategies
    First, let's go over the guiding questions again together as a class.
    Second, let's analyze this essay together as a class.
    Finally, let's analyze an opposing perspective in groups.
    E-mail what you wrote today to use as your start for a draft of your analysis. 

    Next class: Developing Outline and Thesis for Rhetorical Analysis

    Start writing an analysis of either essay using the guiding questions. This assignment is for a grade!! Either print it out or write it by hand, but you need to turn it into for next class. 

    Monday, October 21, 2013

    Day 16

    1. Attendance
    2. Thoughts on reflection drafts
    • Save your document in the right format. .rtf should work.
    • You do not need to compliment me to get a good grade. 
    • Do not just describe what happened, also tell me interpret and discuss the current outcome.
    • Writing overall is much better than in previous paragraphs.   
     3. Analyzing persuasive strategies
    • Discuss the article you read for class.
    • What is the rhetorical context
    4. Logical Fallacies 

    First, let's do an activity.

    Then, let's look at this logical fallacies powerpoint. Fill out the handout I will give you meanwhile. 

    Next Class:
    Logical Fallacies, Writing Persuasive Strategies

    Start working on writing your rhetorical analysis now. Use what we learned today to help you. Your first draft of the Rhetorical Analysis essay will be due November 8th at 9AM. Please analyze the essay we read in class today or this essay you will read for the next class.
    • Read this essay for next class. Look for the rhetorical context and ethos, pathos, and logos.
    • Read this handout on logical fallacies from the University of North Carolina
    • Your paragraph portfolio is due Wednesday,October 23rd at 9AM. 
      • The rubric with guidelines is here.
      • Everyday the portfolio is late, your grade drops 25%. 

    Wednesday, October 16, 2013

    Day 15

    1. Attendance
    2. Thoughts on paragraphs.
    • Four separate paragraphs. One for each topic: compare/contrast, cause/effect, process, and reflection.
    • Be careful with commas and run on sentences.
    • Remember format.
    • Be careful with word choice.
    • Look at the rubric to give you help. 
    3. Review Rhetorical Situations and Persuasive Strategies
    Let's take this fun quiz. Not for a grade. 

    4. How to do a Rhetorical Analysis Paper
    • First, let's go through this powerpoint. Why is analysis important?
    • Next lets go through your homework you did last class.
    Next Class: Identifying logical fallacies and evaluating persuasive strategies.

    • Your paragraph portfolio is due Wednesday,October 24th at 9AM. 
      • The rubric with guidelines is here. 
    • Your reflection paragraph is due Friday, October 18th at 9AM. You may also send it to me earlier through e-mail. 
    • Start working on writing your rhetorical analysis now. Use what we learned today to help you. Your first draft of the Rhetorical Analysis essay will be due November 8th at 9AM
    • For next Monday read this article and then fill out this chart. Write a short analysis on the article using these questions.
      • Don't worry about being perfect in your writing. The purpose is to get you thinking

    Sunday, October 13, 2013

    Day 14

    1. Attendance
    2. Housekeeping
    • Workload is going to increase. Be careful managing your time!
    • Free grammar tutoring!!!!!
    3. Rhetorical devices- Understanding Rhetorical Situations
    Rhetorical Thinking important for your writing/reading/listening/critical thinking in English and your native language. This is one of the most important skills I learned in undergraduate! 
    For this unit we will prepare a 3-4 page essay analyzing rhetorical situations. This will help prepare you for ESL 112.

    Warm up: First, lets look at these three different forms of communication by me.
    One, two, three
    • How are these different?
    • List as many forms of communication you do. List in groups on the board.
    • The type of communication we do in class depends on the Rhetorical Situation
    • Let's look at this powerpoint
    • Now pick three kinds of rhetorics you wrote on the board and analyze them with this worksheet.
    • Finally,write two to three compare/contrast sentences comparing the kinds of rhetoric we did in class.
    4. Persuasive Strategies
    Now, we are going to discuss persuasive strategies. Let's look at advertising as an example.
    Look at the this Analysis of Rhetorical Situations handout
    Now analyze the rhetorical appeals in this different handout in groups of three.

    Next Class:

    Your paragraph portfolio final drafts will be due next Wednesday, October 24th by 9AM. 
    Hint: do it on Sunday, not Monday morning. Here is a link to the paragraph portfolio rubric to give you some guidelines.

    Do a Rhetorical Analysis Chart of an article I will give you. This is due Wednesday.

    Your draft of your reflection paragraph will be due Friday.

    Writer's Help Exercises:

    Saturday, October 5, 2013

    Day 13

    1. Attendance
    2. How to double space and indent
    3. Don't abuse spellcheck.
    4. Portfolio Paragraph rubric
    • I made a mistake. Each paragraph is worth 5%. 
    5. Process Article- "How Does a Camera Work?"
    • Outline first part together
    • Outline in groups
    • Discuss answers
    • Discuss paragraph one and two in smaller groups. Put your thoughts on primary wall
    • How is this different from cause/effect and compare/contrast paragraphs?
    6. APA reference page

    7. Reflection 

    • Write for 5 minutes with what you think about this quote and picture. This is called free writing.
    • We are at mid-term now! Let's take some time to reflect on the semester. 
    • Next remember reflective writing consists of:
      • Description
      • Interpretation
      • Outcome
    • Critique a reflective paragraph I wrote. Yes, I made mistakes :) Where are the big three?
    • I reflected on my travels. Now, I want you to reflect on your writing so far this semester. Look at the reflective questions here.DO NOT try to answer all the questions.
    • What signal words would you use? See signal words here. Apply them.
    • Save your paragraphs, you will turn these into me next Friday.

    Next Class:
    Reflection paragraphs, Understanding rhetorical situations

    Process paragraphs are due next Monday. Put them in the folder I will show you in class.
    Start writing your reflection paragraph. Use what you wrote in class as a start. A draft will be due Friday October 18th. 
    Suggested Reading: Writing a Reflective EssayRhetorical Functions in writing: Reflection

    Day 12

    1. Attendance
    Just for laughs:

    2. Speaking voice in class
    3. Cause/Effect short review
    4. Let's take a fun APA quiz
    5. Process Paragraph
    • We have learned Compare/Contrast and Cause/Effect. Now we will learn Process.
    • Think about the processes we see in the video.
    • Two kinds of process writing
      • how to do something
      • how something works. Which one is this video?
    • Next, let's watch this youtube video. While watching, think about how you would explain the process in your own words.
      • Vocabulary for this video:
        • Nouns: domino, car, ball, string, club, lever, cone, mouse trap
        • Verbs: hit, pull down, release, slide down, follow, go down/up, knock over, send, throw
    • In groups, write part of what happened in the video with this handout.
      • Hint: Make a list!
    • Share your outlines.
    • Next, take the outline and add details.
    • Finally, add signal words using this list to help you. Yes, you decide where each word goes.
    • How is this paragraph structure different than Compare/Contrast or Cause/Effect?
      • Brainstorm ideas with your row.
    Next Class:
    APA references, Reflection Paragraph

    • Read this sample process article. Think about how it shows a process.
    • Start working on your process paragraph. It is due Monday, October 14th. You can write on any process. Speak to me if you need ideas.
    • Suggested reading: Writing a Process Paragraph

    Saturday, September 28, 2013

    Day 11 10/2

    1. Attendance
    2. Compare/Contrast paragraphs
    • Must turn in before you can turn in paragraph portfolio.
    • Write a paragraph, please!
    • Use signal words.

    3. Grades
    4. Introducing primary wall!
    5. Cause/Effect Part II
    • Go to primary wall. Please write a cause and effect sentence using cause and effect structure words. Use the article you were assigned to read last class as inspiration. (2 minutes maximum)
      • Discuss answers.
    • Make cause/effect of the article with markers in groups. You may get help from your neighbor, but don't use a dictionary.
      • Discuss answers.
    6. APA in-text citations
    • What is the difference between paraphrasing, summarizing, and quotations?
      • Get into groups of three and write answers on this primary wall.
      • Discuss answers. 
      • There are many styles of citation, MLA, Chicago, Turabian. We will use APA. 
    • Paraphrasing time! Paraphrase this article. Remember to use synonyms to help you. 
    • There are also two types of citation. Let's look at this handout and figure out both.
      • In-text
      • References
    • Now, apply what you learned! Interview your neighbor about "What do you love about the University of Illinois?" After the interview, write a sentence with a signal phrase and proper citation. 
    Next Class: Process Paragraph

    Writer's Help Exercise: Integrating sources in APA papers.

    Suggested Reading: Writer's Help, Citing APA articles Purdue/OWL, Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing

    Cause/Effect Paragraph draft is due next on Monday October 7th. Remember to put in the Paragraphs Patterns> Cause/Effect folder on dropbox. Name it netidCauseEffect.rtf or.doc.

    Wednesday, September 25, 2013

    Day 10 9/30

    1. Attendance
    2. Announcements
    • Discuss IEF
    • Discuss new sections of the website. 
    • Discuss Papers
    • Draft of Compare/Contrast paragraph due today.
    3. Review Compare/Contrast 
    Remember, here are two examples of Compare and Contrast.
    Point style       Block Style

    4. Cause/Effect 
    -Watch this youtube video. What was the cause and effect? Discuss it with your neighbor.
    -Sometimes cause and effect are more complicated, but still important to understand.
    -Watch this video. Can you think of the cause and effect? What about contributing factors? ---Discuss it with your neighbor. Fill out the contributing factors sheet with your neighbor.
    -Now, lets each make a star chart with the cause and effect of Facebook. I will give you a copy of the star chart now.
    -Let's practice making cause/effect sentences with this chart.
    -Outline this paragraph as a class:

                   "Recurring headaches can have initiate disruptive effects in a person's life.  Initially, in many cases, these headaches make a person nauseous to the point that he or she must go to bed.  Furthermore, sleep is often interrupted because of the pain.  Disrupted sleep worsens the physical and emotional state of the sufferer.  For those who try to maintain a normal lifestyle, drugs are often relied on to get through the day.  Such drugs, of course, can lead to other negative effects.  Drugs can inhibit productivity on a job, perhaps even causing regular absences.  Not only is work affected, but the seemingly unpredictable occurrence of these headaches leads to disruption in family life.  The interruption to a person's family life is enormous: cancelling plans in the last minute and straining relationships with friends and family.  It is no wonder that many of these people feel discouraged and even depressed due to the cycle of misery reoccurring headaches cause."


    -Now using what you learned, write a paragraph with cause and effect. Tell me what happened in the youtube video using cause and effect.

    Next Class: Cause/Effect, APA In-text citations

    A draft of Cause-effect is due a week from today on Monday, October 7th.
    Please name it netidCauseEffect and put it in the cause/effect folder in the paragraph portfolio folder on dropbox.

    Didn't read the article last class? Read it for class next time. Click here.

    Writer's Help Exercise: Idioms

    Suggested Reading: Writer's Help on Cause/Effect

    Sunday, September 22, 2013

    Day 9 9/25

    1. Attendance
    2. Spend a few minutes giving me feedback. Survey is here.
    3. Turn in your essay today! 
    4. Discuss Compare/Contrast article.
    -Instead of the one assigned let's read this one.
    -Fill out organization worksheets together.

    5. Paraphrasing

    Write a paraphrase with a partner in a blank microsoft word document.

    -Original Passage:
    The Champaign Police Department issued a press release stating they will have extra officers on patrol over Halloween weekend, focusing their efforts on the University of Illinois Campus. Chief of Police R.T. Finney stated in a press release, “These officers are specifically deployed to prevent campus attacks, but will identify, apprehend and arrest those who come to campus with the intent of preying on innocent victims.” The police department also issued safety tips for people on Halloween, stating to be aware of surroundings, stay in well-lit areas, walk confidently, follow gut instincts, be secure, be aware and to not travel under the influence. 

    Next Class: Cause and Effect

    -Writer's Help Exercise: Misused words

    -Don't forget your Compare/Contrast paragraph is due next Monday. Please put it in the dropbox folder named Compare/Contrast. Name it netidCompareContrast.rtf or .doc

    -Read this article for next class. There may be a quiz.

    Saturday, September 21, 2013

    Day 8 9/23

    1. Attendance
    2. Common errors I am seeing in drafts
    • No indenting
    • Punctuation
    • Commas
    3. How to submit your paper:
    Step 1. Login to the Compass 2g website here.
    Step 2. Click on ESL 111-Sections C, K, Introduction to Academic Writing
    Step 3. Click on SafeAssign Submission on the left side.
    Step 4. Name the file netidDiagnosticRevision and make the file an .rtf.
    Step 5. Please put your UIN, NetID, Course Section, and name in class on the top of the document

    4. Compare/Contrast Paragraphs
    • With a partner pick one celebrity before and after photoshop from this link.
    • Put the mouse over a picture to see it before photoshop.
    • Compare how both pictures are similar. A comparison means similarities. Find three similarities.
    • Contrast how both are different. A contrast means differences. Find three differences.
    • Look at compare and contrast signal words, here.
    • Look at Paragraph 1 or 2, highlight the signal words you see.
    • Discuss the paragraphs together.
    • Work on this handout with a partner.
    Next Class: Paraphrasing, Cause and Effect

    -Submit your paper by Wednesday 9/25 to Compass2g. I will deduct 25% from your grade everyday it is late.

    -Write a paragraph that compares or contrasts your room in your home country and your room in Illinois. It should have a clear topic sentence and use at least four compare/contrast signal words from the Compare and Contrast Signals document.

 It is due 10/01 before class. Please name it NetIDCompareContrast.doc or .rtf. Put your preferred class name and netID on the top of the document. Put in the folder Paragraph Patterns>Compare and Contrast. Use this document to help you write the paragraph. Do not just fill in the blanks, please write a paragraph. You can also use
    Paragraph 1 or 2 to help you.

    -Read this article for next class. There may be a quiz.

    Saturday, September 7, 2013

    Day 7 9/18

    1. Attendance
    2. Review Thesis Statements see this handout for in class activity
    3. Review Introductions
    4. Conclusions

  • Start with this handout.
  • Watch this powerpoint.
  • Do open friend quiz.
  • Write conclusion to this essay.
  • Peer review conclusion with this checklist
  • 5. Avoiding Plagiarism 

    • Let's do a scavenger hunt!!
    • Fill out this worksheet
    I highly suggest work on writing your introductions and conclusions tonight. Diagnostic Revision is due on 9/25. Be sure to name it netidDiagnosticRevision. Make the file a .rtf.  You will submit it to compass2g.

    No Writer's Help Exercises. :D

    Day 6 9/16

    1. Attendance Check
    2. Review PIE 
    • Point
    • Illustration
    • Explanation
    3. Review Cohesive Devices
    • Repetition (parallelism)
    • Synonyms
    • Pronouns
    4. Transitions
    The ultimate transition resource:

    5. Introductions (see powerpoint here)

  • Discuss this paragraph handout in groups
  • View this powerpoint.
  • Discuss this handout in groups.
  • Now, open Microsoft Word and write a thesis statement about capital punishment.
  • Then switch seats :)
  • Write a hook...
  • Then switch seats again

  • Next Class: Conclusions, Avoiding Plagiarism, and Review for Diagnostic Essay

    Writer's Help Exercises:

    Thursday, September 5, 2013

    Day 5 9/11

    1. Attendance
    2. Review Paragraph Structure
    3. PIE (see powerpoint here) we will work on this handout in class.
    • Point
    • Illustration
    • Explanation
    4. Cohesive Devices/Transitions (see powerpoint here, see handout here)

    Next Class: Introductions & Conclusions 

    Diagnostic Essay Revision. Revise your original diagnostic essay using the skills you have learned so far. You have some time to write this essay, but keep the assignment in mind as we learn other material. This essay is due 9/23. You need to use your outline to write this essay.

    Watch these youtube videos to get extra help understanding transitions:
    Writing - Transitions - Therefore, Thus, Consequently [13:18]
    Writing - Transitions - In addition, Moreover, Furthermore, Another [9:45]

    Writer's Help Exercises:

    Tuesday, September 3, 2013

    Day 4 9/9

    1. Attendance Check
    2. Discuss Reflection Essay
    3. Review Outlines & Thesis Statements
    5. Paragraph Structure & Development (see powerpoint here)
    Use this handout in class.
    • Unity
    • Coherence
    • Clear Topic Development
    • Development of Ideas
    Next Class: PIE Structure, Cohesive Devices

    Remember your outline is due 9/11.

    Diagnostic Essay Revision. Revise your original diagnostic essay using the skills you have learned so far. You have some time to write this essay, but keep the assignment in mind as we learn other material. This essay is due 9/23. Please spend some time writing this.

    Writer's Help Exercises:

    Thursday, August 29, 2013

    Day 3

    1. Attendance
    2. Writer's Help
    3. E-mail Manners
    4. Interpreting Writing Prompts
    • What is a writing prompt?
    • Analyze prompt together
    • Analyze second prompt in groups
    5. Thesis Statements & Outlines
    • Thesis Statements (see powerpoint here)
    • Outlining Basics (see powerpoint here)
    • Revise Sample Outlines
    Next Class: Paragraph Development & PIE Structure

    Diagnostic Revision Process Assignment
    Reverse Outline your diagnostic assignment using the rules you learned about outlines. Please upload the outline template, here. The outline is due 9/11. Then upload it to the Diagnostic Essay Outline folder, here. It is worth 5% of your grade!

    Writer's Help Exercises
    Please do the following two exercises.:
    All Uses of the Comma
    Using Articles 1
    They are due the next class 9/9. You should be able to find the articles on the link. If you can't please search for the article. You can use Writer's Help to give you guidance on how to do the exercises or you are welcome to visit me during my office hours.

    Remember Reflection #1 Essay is due today. Please put it in the folder called Reflection Essay #1, hereEvery day the paper is late, the credit drops 25%. Please do not do it late,as it is easy points! Please name it NetIDReflection1. My netID is kbecker4, so I would name the file kbecker4Reflection1.

    Saturday, August 24, 2013

    Day 2

    1. Attendance
    2. Diagnostic Test
    • Write the following on the top of your diagnostic in a Microsoft Word document:
      • Name, UIN, netID, ESL 111 K
    • Name the file NETID_ESL111_MW For example, my netID is kbecker4, so I would name the file KBECKER4_ESL111_MW
    • The file must be .doc or .rtf
    • You must be registered for this course to take the diagnostic.
    • Only use Microsoft Word. No dictionary, no cell phones, only Microsoft Word. 
    • Return the prompt booklet following the test. 
    • Only writing utensils and scratch paper beside you. 
    3. Brainstorming
    Ways to come up with a topic:
    • Talking
    • Listing
    • Free Writing
    • Clustering
    • Questions
    4. Prewriting

    Next Class: Interpreting Writing Prompts and Formal Outlines

    Reflection Essay #1, Due next Wednesday, 9/4. Thanks to Labor Day, the essay is due next class.
    Every day the paper is late, the credit drops 25%. Please put it in the folder Reflection Essay #1 before class starts.Please name it NetIDReflection1. My netID is kbecker4, so I would name the file kbecker4Reflection1.

    What was the most positive writing experience in your academic (school) life, either in your own language or in English? What kinds of events, actions, or help from others, led to such experience? What process did you go through? This essay is not graded for grammar, but quality of content. Please try to write at least two paragraphs.

    Day 1

    1. Attendance check
    2. Basic Housekeeping
    • Should you be registered for this course?
    • ATLAS LAB Rules
    3. Tech
    • Dropbox
    • Writer's Help
    • Gmail and google docs
    • Prezi

    4. Introduction to the Course
    5. About the Diagnostic 
    6. Icebreaker
    7. Positive Writing Experiences (if time)

    Next Class: Diagnostic and Positive Writing Experiences

    • Fill out questionnaire. Linked here. (Adapted by Kathleen Becker, Created by Eunice Nam)
    • Upload your photo to the dropbox folder I sent via e-mail. Please name the photo with your NETID. For example, kbecker4.jpg.  Any image file is fine!
    • Read the Course Introduction document on our course website.