This is the post for the November 17 and 19, 2014 class meetings.
Today is peer feedback day. The goal is to provide constructive feedback that will help one another develop the projects further. We will follow this plan for the feedback:
- We will rearrange seating in the classroom so at least one person giving feedback is someone who hasn’t been sitting near you as you worked on the project.
- Feedback groups will take turns following this process:
- The project author will introduce the project, giving a summary of the project’s rhetorical situation, using the questions on pp. 111–112 of Writer/Designer. You need to be ready to explain about your audience, purpose, and design choices. Aim to take no more than 3 minutes for this part.
- The people giving feedback will read and explore the project, using the guidelines in the section of the book on “Providing Feedback as a Stakeholder” (pp. 112–115 of Writer/Designer) to structure their comments. Take about 6 to 7 minutes on the the feedback.
- After about 10 minutes, you will switch and another project author will introduce her work.
- Once everyone has received feedback on her project, you will each write a revision plan for the project as your blog post for the day. See pp. 116-118 of Writer/Designer for details on writing a revision plan. If your project is online in a place where I can see it, please be sure to include the link in your revision plan.
Independent Work for Friday, 11/21
Please spend at least 50 additional minutes of your time after our session ends on Wednesday working on your project in lieu of attending class in person on Friday. You can work on whatever pieces of your project you need to. Remember to use your revision plan to guide your work.
As part of your work, I would like you to write a blog post about what you did and why you did it along with some concrete, visual evidence that you were working on your project even though you were not in the classroom. Your evidence can take many forms, such as the following:
- a selfie of you with your project in the background
- a photo someone else takes of you working on your project
- screenshots of a section of your project before you worked on it and then after
Be creative and use what you know about multimodal composing to demonstrate that you used your 50 minutes wisely.
Writing Schedule and Homework
Wednesday, 11/19: Your blog post for this day should be a revision plan for the project (see pp. 116–118).
Friday, 11/21: Your blog post should include the “what you did” and “why you did it” sections as well as visual evidence that you were working on your project. Publish your blog post by 11:55 PM on November 23 (Sunday) for credit for the day’s work.
11/22 to 11/30: Thanksgiving Break. Be safe. Have fun.
Monday, 12/1: Discussion of the reflection memo for Project 3. Last day of independent, in-class work. Write a blog post on what you’ve done and why you’ve done it for the day.
Wednesday, 12/3 to Wednesday, 12/10: In-class presentations. Link to your presentation due by 11:55 PM the day before you present.
Wednesday, 12/10: Reflection Memo and Project 3 links due by 11:55