ENGL/EDUC 695 - Writing & Learning


Class
Date
Focus
Activities
1
9/11
Introduction
Orientation; Expectations Writing; HW: Position Paper; Flowers article; select books
2
9/18
Generating Topics
Presentation: Generating Topics (Jim Davis - “Swapping Stories: Generating Topics While Building a Writing Community”); HW: Read/Reflect; Bring copies of a writing for next week
3
9/25
Revision Groups & Writing Process
Discussion: Writing Process & Reading/Writing Groups; Article: "The Helping Circle"; R/W Groups Meet; HW: Continue developing ideas/drafts for personal and/or professional writings; continue responses to texts; respond to Elbow & Murray articles
4
10/2
Writing Workshops
Presentation: Writers Workshops (Nick Maneno - "Didactic Writer's Workshops That Lead to Greater Student Autonomy"); HW: Bring copies of drafts or revisions for next class; continue responses to texts)
5
10/9
Elaboration
TheReading/Writing Connection; R/W Groups Meet
6
10/16
Personal Writing & Journalling
Discussion: Professional Writing; Presentation: Intensive Journaling (Vic Kryston - "Application of the Intensive Journal to the Classroom")
7
10/23

Discussion: Texts; R/W Groups Meet (start professional and personal writings by this date)
8
10/30
Writing & Technology
Writing & Technology: Theory & Technology in Practice
9
11/6
Other Approaches to Writing
Presentation: Using Talk to Generate Writing
10
11/13

R/W Groups
11
11/20
Revision
Presentation: Revision (Orelan Anderson - "Revision Strategies Across the Disciplines")
12
11/27
Writing Analytically
Discussion: Portfolio Requirements; Presentation: Writing Analytically
13
12/4

R/W Groups Meet (final meeting); Discussion: Publication
14
12/11

Bring papers for copying; Portfolio due; Discussion: Professionalism & Agents for Change
15
12/18

Course Evaluation; Publication Party & Read-Around