23 April. Podcast Reflection & Final Portfolio W/S.

Housekeeping

  • I’ll be in my office 10-2 next Thursday, May 2 if you would like to pick up your objects. Also, for those of whose objects will be displayed, I think they can be picked up over the summer. I teach 10-12 during the second short session, so email me if you want the objects back and we can work something out
  • You all did terrific work this semester! It’s been a pleasure!

Revision

  • While revision is built into all major assignments, during the semester you will have the opportunity to revise one major assignment that earns a B- or below. If you wish to revise a graded assignment, meet with me during office hours or by appointment to discuss steps and due dates. The revised assignment will receive an entirely new grade (not an average of the old and new grade).

Part I. Podcast Reflection

Take 6-7 minutes and respond to the prompts below in a Word or Google Doc. Since you will be required to include reflections in your Final Portfolio, please file this reflection with your other process documents.
  • 1. Explain one way your Podcast met one Course Goal/Concept.
  • 2. Given the opportunity to revise, what is one thing you would change in the Project and why?
  • 3. In what ways did the project help you think differently about your writing process?
  • 4. Be prepared to share your responses to the questions above

Part II. Portfolio Workshop

Please complete the following individually or in groups:
  • 1. Open up your Canvas portfolio and, if applicable, add all your final artifacts and process documents
  • 2. Overview of page building/adding documents in Canvas. 1. process documents as .pdf files from Google Drive & 2. embedding web pages
  • 3. Once you have a had a chance to work for 10-15 minutes, form a group around the page of the portfolio you have the most questions about.

Embedding Web Pages in Canvas Portfolio:

The html is below: All you need to do is substitute the src (which is currently another student’s url) with your url.

<iframe id=”here” class=”here” height=”600″ width=”1000″ src=”https://s3-sa-east-1.amazonaws.com/identidog/ENGL1101/index.html”></iframe>

 

16 April. Podcast & Portfolio W/S.

Housekeeping:

Podcast Groups:

  • Before we get started, get into your podcast groups and chat about any last minute plans for the final week of composition.

Panel Presentation: Podcast Drafts

If you are scheduled to present on today, please share the following with the class:
  • 1. Share 30-60 seconds of audio recording and/or one or two annotations or resources you are using to support your final project. If you are presenting, please share any files you would like me to project/play
  • 2. Narrate your Podcast composition process

Reflective Essay Freewrite

On your own, freewrite for 5-8 minutes in response to each of the following prompts. Be prepared to discuss your response with the class after each:
  • 1. Rhetorical Awareness/Stance: From the beginning of the semester to this moment, why have you “grown as a communicator”?

    Your response to the question will form the topic and generate the claim of your reflection. To answer this question, think about the five major communicative modes in WOVEN–have you developed in any one of those areas more than others? Also, think about the artifacts you have produced this semester, what assignments or specific modes within assignments can you point to to show “development” over time? You may also want to frame your claim and subsequent essay in terms of one or more areas featured on the Common Feedback Chart.

  • 2. Draft an outline of the 4-6 paragraphs you imagine will follow from the claim you just generated.

    Organization: While the artifacts in the portfolio serve as evidence, remember, just like in the Literary Analysis Essay, you never want to lead with the evidence. Instead, you want to lead with claim and move from paragraph to paragraph in service of that claim.

  • 3. What artifacts do you plan to analyze to develop & support the claim you generated? (i.e. what final assignments best show your growth as a communicator?)

    Development of Ideas: How can you describe and analyze your own work the way we have described and analyzed images, poetry, essays, and film this semester? What key terms can you borrow from our analysis of design, rhetoric, fiction, and/or film to apply to your own artifacts?

26 March. Reflection.

Welcome Back!

  • 1. There’s no campus sustainability tour today b/c the tour guide in the sustainability office was not available due to an emergency.
  • 2. 3/28 Class Leads: be prepared to ask one question each on the readings listed on the calendar for Thursday
  • 3. If you haven’t, please fill out the Podcast Group preference form

Part I. Object Reflection

So that you have a picture of your object to include in your final portfolio and so we can determine which of the objects to display in our class show, we complete the following.

Before I ask you to vote on which objects you like best, what criteria should we use to determine our preferences?

  • 1. Set your New Futures object or artifact out on your desk, take a picture of your object, and then upload the pic of your object to Canvas.
  • 2. On the note cards that I am passing around please write the following on one side of the card: the title of your object, your name, and a brief description of the object.
  • 3. Once you have finished, walk around an look at your classmates’ objects and choose your 7 favorite objects
  • 4. Put a check mark on the back of the objects’ cards to indicate your preference.
  • 5. At the end of the activity, I will collect all the cards. Then we are going to finish class early enough for you to carry your objects down to my office in Hall.

Part II. Reflection New Futures Reflection

Take 6-7 minutes and respond to the prompts below in a Word or Google Doc. Since you will be required to include reflections in your Final Portfolio, please file this reflection with your other process documents.
  • 1. Explain one way your New Futures Project met one Course Goal/Concept.
  • 2. Given the opportunity to revise, what is one thing you would change in the Project and why?
  • 3. In what ways did the project help you think differently about your writing process?
  • 4. Share your responses to the questions above in groups

Sample Portfolio

Part III. Creating Portfolios in Canvas

  • I am going to walk you through portfolio creation in Canvas. I will follow the steps listed in the document below.
ENGL 1101 1102 Portfolio - Canvas Instructions Spring 2019 Final

 

12 Feb. Reflection & Utopia.

Video Essay, Reflection

Please take 5-8 minutes and respond to one or more of the following prompts. Be prepared to share your answers:
  • 1.Narrate your process in composing the Video Essay. Where did your ideas come from and how did they evolve. Describe your composition process how did the project evolve though stages such as invention, prewriting, outlining, drafting peer review, revising, editing?. 
  • 2.What is your argument or purpose in the Video Essay, and how did you make your argument or purpose visible and persuasive in your artifact?
  • 3.What are the defining features of the genre or media that you used in the Video Essay, and how did you make use of those features?

New Futures Invention Project Overview

Thomas More, B/G

Discussion: Utopia Book I

  • Class leaders: spend 5 or so minutes giving an overview of the main features of the Invention Studio and then write your best discussion question for Thomas More’s Utopia, Book I on the board. 


Class Section Students
1102. F3 Luke, Morgan & Thomas
1102.HP2 Andrew B. & Azhar
1102.D3. Anu, Marc, & Jessica

Part II. Problem/Solutions

Let’s chat about the following:
  • 1. What are the major problems facing England?
  • 2. What are some proposed solutions?
  • 3. Why do you think Thomas More, the author, communicated his critique of England’s social and economic problems through an imaginary dialogue?

Freewrite

Respond to the following prompt without stopping:
What do you think poses the single greatest threat to the future of life on earth? Why?

 

Universalis Cosmographia, the Waldseemüller wall map dated 1507, Amerigo Vespucci

15 Jan. Future Effects.

Featured Image: Dustbowl Phenomena documented in Ken Burns, The Dust Bowl (2014)

Housekeeping

  • 1. I will publish your presentation dates tomorrow. I just wanted to wait till after add, drop, swap
  • 2. I swapped out one chapter from Rob Nixon’s book Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor for another. The reading questions are up and .pdf is in Canvas.

Reflection on First Week Video

Take 6-7 minutes and respond to the prompts below in a Word or Google Doc. Since you will be required to include reflections in your Final Portfolio, please file this reflection with your other process documents.
  • 1. Explain one way your First Week Video met one Course Goal/Concept.
  • 2. Given the opportunity to revise, what is one thing you would change in the Video and why?
  • 3. In what ways would you like to improve your video editing skills?

Blog Post and WordPress Post Basics

Please click on your class Blog feed at the top of the course site and then follow along:
  • 1. The software should prompt you to sign-up with you net ID and password and automatically add you as a contributor
  • 2. How to post
  • 3. First Blog post prompt, Theoretical Analysis

Textual Analysis

Let’s get into groups and answer the following questions about Scott Davies, “Sustainable Nostalgia.” Be prepared to cite and interpret textual evidence in response to your question during class discussion.
  • Group 1: What does “sustainability” mean according to Davies? What are some of its complexities, or rather what accounts for the term’s “political attractiveness” (262)?
  • Group 2: How does the Brundtland report (i.e. Our Common Future) define sustainability? Why do you think that definition has been so influential (263)?
  • Group 3: According to Davies, why have some members of the environmental movement called for the term “sustainability” to be recalled or replaced? Why does Davies disagree with such a call (264)?
  • Group 4: What does Davies mean when he says that the dream of sustainability synonymous with a nostalgia for the future (264)? Does this weird idea fix some of the problems with sustainability as a concept/practice?

Video Essay, Prewrite

  • Make a list of a TV shows, movies, and/or video games in which the concept of the future mediates social, ecological, and technological transformation.