Week Five

M 10-24: Developing and narrowing topics; working with style

Reading due: Draft of Texts in Conversation essay

    • Envision chapter 8, p. 298-299 on decorum; chapter 3, p. 110-116 Style in Argument
    • Sample essays (for Monday, read these for your own use as models for drafting your TiC — we’ll be discussing them in class on Wednesday)
    • Optional: additional TiC samples linked through the Texts in Conversation assignment page

Writing due: Texts in Conversation Blogpost and Comments – FULL DRAFT as a Microsoft Word document due by class. Upload to your Texts in Conversation subfolder  by your class time.  NOTE: it is only optional, not required, for you to turn in a draft of your annotated bibliography with your full TiC draft at this time.

Miscellaneous due: 

      • Sign Up for a required TiC conference with Christine using the “sign up” link on the right sidebar.

In-Class links


T 10-25: No Class – work due

Writing due: (Optional) Upload any revision to your TiC draft by 5pm to your Stanford Box folder so your peer review partner can read it


W 10-26: Working with style, continued; revising the TiC


      • Read through your peer review partners’s TiCs (wait until after 5pm on Tuesday to access their file on Box)
      • Review Envision readings that were due on Monday
      • Review the sample TiC reading you did for Monday

Writing due:

      • Annotate your designated peer review partner’s TiC (each student will annotate only ONE of their partners’ drafts, although they will read through both) and write your peer review memo, using the TiC Peer Review guidelines.  Bring the annotated drafts with you to class.  Upload your peer review memo to your peer review partners’ TiC folders on Stanford Box.  Remember that, as the guidelines point out, you need to write a 200-250 word summary comment for the essay that you annotate.  Here are the peer review groups and designated annotators for peer review:
        • James|Pao|Alaiah — everyone read each essay, but James annotate Pao, Pao annotate Alaiah, Alaiah annotate James
        • Alex K|Annikh|Arjun — everyone read each essay, but Alex annotate Annikh, Annikh annotate Arjun, Arjun annotate Alex
        • Nick|Chaz|Armando — everyone read each essay, but Nick annotate Chaz, Chaz annotate Armando, Armando annotate Nick
        • Wilmer|Brenna|Jnani — everyone read each essay, but Wilmer annotate Brenna, Brenna annotate Jnani, Jnani annotate Wilmer
        • Alex W|Alec D|Jacie — everyone read each essay, but Alex annotate Alec D, Alec D annotate Jacie, Jacie annotate Alex W
      • Go to the blogpost on style and read through it.  Now, look at your sources and choose a quote (only needs to be 1-3 sentences long) from one source that exemplifies EITHER high, middle, or plain style.  Reply to the blogpost, quoting from your source, and then identify which level of style it belongs to and why you have categorized it that way (referring to the specific writing strategies at use in the quotation).

Miscellaneous: Have you signed up for your required conference with Christine on the TiC yet?  Do it as soon as you can; the longer you wait, the stronger the possibility that there might not be any times still available.


COMING UP NEXT WEEK: TiC Revision due on Tuesday







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