Agenda • Process writing • Peer Review • Netiquette
Peer Review • What is it? • Why do it? • Why should I have you review each other’s papers instead of just reviewing them myself? • What are some of the issues that we face with having you give your classmates feedback? • How can you be an effective reviewer? • What types of things should you look for when reviewing?
Netiquette • What is netiquette? • Where does it apply? • What are the common mistakes that students may make while emailing their professors.
Activity • Write an email to your academic adviser asking for a letter of recommendation in order to support your application for a grant/award. This grant will be used in order to cover your expenses for a conference presentation. (Take 5 minutes) • Put it aside when you are done, we’ll come back to it.
What is wrong with these emails? Hi I want to ask for leave for tomorrow's class. My period is coming early this month and Ifeel so uncomfortable because of this. I will ask Z**** or S**** about Wednesday'sschedule. Thank you. Sincerely, M****
What is wrong with these emails? Hi Erika Sorry because I can’t come to class today, I feel tired. Have a nicday and I will try to meet you any suitable time to take my quiz and other essay if you don’t mind. Thanks,
What is wrong with these emails? • Subject: I need your evaluation of my two essays (*Student’s Name) • Body: None.
What is wrong with these emails? • From: S******* • Date: August 30, 2012 8:28:34 PM HST • To: S*** K** • Subject: Discussion Circle Topic • Is video/computer game harmful to people? • Can I change my topic later if I find better topic?
Hi Bal, Please find the attachment. No attachment attached.
Netiquette • Be careful when you select reply. • Write an appropriate subject line. Don’t reply to the same subject if your email has a new content. • Think about tone and politeness. • Give sufficient details, but don’t write unnecessary information. Your teacher does not remember everybody’s name in the class. • Don’t forget attachments, if any. • Emailing a professor or teacher: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/694/01/ • Requests should be softened by using modal verbs. • Take note of power differentials.
Go back to your email draft and see if you want to make any changes or want to reconsider anything.
Homework • Writing Workshop 1 Revisions • Read assigned pages from Unit 1 of textbook • Look at course website for specifics on what tasks you will be assigned.