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English 5 – 2/17/16

17 Feb

Title of Session and Day’s Word:  celerity = swiftness; speed.

“What cannot be said above all must not be silenced but written.” -Jacques Derrida

WAW:  Listen to you SELF.  More than anyone, YOU are your strongest teacher.

Title – 5 points

Introductory Paragraph/Thesis – 5 points

First Body Paragraph, starting the “argument” – 5 points

Supporting Paragraphs – 5 points

General usage of sources – 5 points

Mechanics – 5 points

Voice – 5 points

Word Choice – 5 points

Paragraph before conclusion – 5 points

Conclusion – 5 points

*** Consider the essay as a whole, and not just what’s quantifiable, but the feel of the writing…  Did the author convey authority, a passion for the direction they chose.  Did you learn something?  Does it seem as though they learned something with their unique consideration of Hunter’s book?

Every workshop should be helpful, useful for the strengthening of a draft.  And, more than anything, professional and safe.   So, comment honestly.  Compliments do help, but so does specific and truthful criticism.

Today – 0730 to 0820: readings, presentations, comments, rubric

0820 to 0840: Plath, Open Mic, Poetry

0840 to 0850: WAW’s, HW (Plath poems & reactions), Creative Writing

Plan for today…

12 May

Readings, and reading further, not for how we can build on what’s on the page, but the coherence and togetherness, the conviction of these first pages. And we need counterarguments.. some opposition, and not for sakes of simply doing so, but to empower the speaker.. so start.. and write down what they read.. offer critiques, criticisms, remarks, ask for more clarity in certain portions of the read..

Pay attention to:
-Title (5)
-Introduction/framing of topic, argument (10)
-First body paragraph, how the sequence evidence is introduced and established (10)
-Selected examples and usage thereof (10)
-Tone/Voice (10)
-Word Choice (10)
-Demonstrated Authority (10)
-Mechanics (10)
-Pathos (making us care… or at the very least, interested) (10)
-Conclusion (10)
-Works Cited Page (5)

Today, or this morning, or afternoon, is very much about enjoying each other’s work but as well hearing what your colleagues have to say about what you’ve written, so be open to feedback, and embrace it– ‘REACTION’ is the aim of today’s game…
Please consider each portion of this rubric, and consider how each paragraph contributes to and is affected by each item. I know… Do the best you can. What I’m hoping is demonstrated, all aside, OWNERSHIP!

Let’s go back to that question: “What have you taught yourself this semester?”….. So? And where do you go from this, or these revelations? This meaningful SELF-instruction?

An idea, this second-to-last “regular” meeting: “Don’t rush the story.” Thoughts?

Walk away with this: Your character has meaning, and has a story, and this last assignment isn’t anything even loosely resembling an ‘end’.
And this: Education.. a student has to be taught, yes, but the “student” must also have a need, not just a desire, to learn, to be enriched, to thoughtfully grow…
Then this: Ownership. Over your work. If you disagree with this notion, then you have nothing.