Be ready to identify, define and apply these terms for a quiz on Friday 4/28--See the list on the Aesthetics page!
Read through your notebook from beginning to end with a researcher’s eye, noticing patterns and insights in how you kept a notebook this cycle.
When you sit down to talk to me individually, below are the questions I might ask you. Our conversation will count as a major grade and I will assess you based on how faithfully you have kept a notebook this 6 weeks, your preparedness, and your willingness to show me your notebook as evidence for your answers. Feel free to type or handwrite your responses to these questions.
1. What are the trends/patterns in HOW you write in your notebook? Think about messiness/neatness. Do you doodle or draw? When/where do you write outside of class? Do you need silence or like to listen to music?
2. What are the trends/themes in WHAT you write in your notebook? Is it a journal of daily events or something else? Do you write about the same frustration/fear/person/situation a lot? If so, how does writing about it affect/help you?
3. What strategies from the first 6 weeks have you adopted into your regular practice of keeping a notebook?
4. If your notebook said something to you (as a friend might), what would it say? Why do you think?
5. How committed were you to your notebook practice during this cycle? Please explain.
6. What are you learning about yourself as a writer, thinker, and person through keeping a notebook? (Note: This should not be a quality judgment like “I am good at..” or “I am bad at..”)
7. How many entries have you written since Friday January 6? (does not include class notes or prompted writing)
Be able to identify, define, and apply the following terms for a quiz on Friday 2/3:
For Thursday January 19, bring something in that connects to what we've been talking and thinking about.
Friday January 20: There will be a reading/comprehension quiz over The Apology and the Socrates and Plato PPT (both can be found under the Knowledge and Education tab)
So. You have your notebook. Now what? To generate some momentum and create the habit of keeping the notebook, I want you to write every day for the next seven days. (Today, Friday 1/6 through next Thursday 1/12)
What does that mean? If we write in class, that can count as your entry for the day. Any time outside of class, an entry consists of you writing for a period of time (10, 15+ minutes).
Use the What to Write list we generated in class to help you if you're not sure where to start. You can also always look around, and listen to and write your thoughts.
Be sure to label each entry with the date!
On Monday, the following items are due. Take note and prepare your materials to turn in BEFORE you come to class Monday.
1. Your Final Product:
2. A practiced, professional presentation.
3. Materials for the Major Grade
Monday December 9: Last three source evaluations as a hard copy at the beginning of class. (daily/quiz grade)
Wednesday December 7: Typed, printed Coherent Conversation due at the beginning of class (50 points of major grade)
Thursday December 8: Final Poduct WS completed and signed (20 points of major grade)