Lesson 3

Announcements and Reminders

  • please sign up for a conference if you haven't yet
  • make sure you are signed up for the google group: e-mail me if you aren't yet
  • Reflective Annotated Bibliography (RAB) project is active

BP1 Musical Chairs Read-Around

  • Collect one or two sentences from each text you read
  • These can be sentences you find particularly skillful, or ideas you find particularly interesting
  • Perhaps these are points that relate to your own thinking on the topic
  • Be sure you write down the author's name as well

Group Composing Session: TWC Chapter 1

1. Read Andrew's RAB entry for the John Swales article
* Take some notes on the style I used in composing this piece
* What points did I bring out? Which points did I ignore?
* What might you have done differently?
* What might you steal in terms of approach?
* What questions do you have for me about writing this kind of document?

2. Using your notes from TWC Chapter 1, compose your own RAB entry on the google doc provided: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nR6thFyL9ZahsoPP5VKmxFbXJC8tFcYfQ9mXV7OANDo/edit?usp=sharing
Suggested process:
* Begin by narrowing down your quotations
* Write an objective summary presenting the key information, claims, and examples from the chapter
* Then write a brief survey of your group's response to the chapter:
* What ideas or topics did your group-mates find interesting?
* What did you agree with or disagree with, and why?
* What do you want to know more about?
* How does what you read relate to your own ideas about writing or about writing in the professional world specifically?
* If there are disagreements or differences in how your group responded to the chapter, try to capture those in your response

For next time


  • Take one or two of the pieces you read in the read-around and write the author a substantial comment in which you respond to either the style or content of what she wrote.
  • Complete and revise your group's RAB entry for Ch 1 of TWC
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