“Why I Am a Writer” Post-Reading Discussion and Chapter Six: Drafting and Revising ENG 101 College Writing I Professor Robinson Friday January 22, 2010
Today’s Agenda • Collect Today’s HW • Journal Entry #4 /Brief Discussion • Discussion of Pat Mora’s “Why I Am a Writer” from Visions Across The Americas • Post-Reading Questions In-Class Activity • Chapter 6: Drafting and Revising from The Wadsworth Handbook • Moving from Rough Draft to Final Draft • Using Specific Revision Strategies/Peer Review • Homework Explanation
Journal Entry #4 What is Pat Mora’s “Why I Am a Writer” about? How did your outline for Essay #1 help you with the Drafting Stage of the Writing Process? Explain.
Pat Mora’s “Why I Am a Writer” Let’s Recap on Its Content! What are the reasons why Mora writes?
Post-Reading Activity • In Pairs, You Will Complete the Post-Reading Questions for Mora’s Essay • Content: #1 • Strategies and Structures: #1,3, 4 • Language and Vocabulary: #1, 2 • Responses Must Be At Least Three (3) Sentences Long
Chapter Six: Drafting and Revising Revising Your Rough Draft to Final Draft Using Specific Revision Strategies/Peer Review
Moving from Rough Draft to Final Draft • Revision Involves Narrowing Your Focus From Larger Elements Like Overall Structure and Content to Smaller Elements Like Sentence Structure and Word Choice
Revising Your Rough Draft/Additional Drafts • When You Finish Your Rough Draft, Set It Aside For A Day or Two • In Your Review of Your Draft, Focus On A Few Areas At a Time • Evaluating Thesis-and-Support Structure • Evaluating Paper’s General Organization
Using Specific Revision Strategies • Using Word-Processing Tools • Using Microsoft Word’s Comment Feature • Allows Reader to Highlight Portions of Draft and Insert Comments/Annotations • Refer to Example on Page 60 • Conferences with Professor During Office Hours • Refer to “Getting the Most Out of a Conference” Checklist on Page 63 • Participating in Peer Review • Collaborative Revision Strategy That Provides Feedback to Writer from Classmate • Draft Addresses a Specific Audience • Refer to “Questions for Peer Review” Checklist on Pages 60-61
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For Monday’s Class, You Must • Register on MyWritingLab.com • Deadline is Sunday at 5PM • Read Chapter 38 in TWH (Pages 522-531) • Write Second Draft for Essay #2 • Draft Must Be At Least Two (2) Pages Long, Typed and Double-Spaced • Submit a Copy of Draft to MyWritingLab.com • Bring Your Flash-Drive with Draft to Class Monday