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Revising Borders

Now in our final week, we’re revising the academic essays we wrote last week and repurposing them to fit with a different, international style of expression, such as the African Nommo or the Chinese eight-legged essay. I want to give … Continue reading

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Day 8: Peer Conferencing

Today is dedicated mostly to peer conferencing, which we’ll move straight into after today’s presentation. Why do we peer conference? Every writer needs a reader, no matter how advanced they may be. So stay open-minded, give quality, helpful feedback, and … Continue reading

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End of Week I

It’s been a good week, and we’ve flexed our writerly muscles in so many ways. We’ve written both informally in our journals and formally in class. We’ve workshopped or critiqued the writing of others. We’ve read about writing and speaking … Continue reading

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Day 4: Reflecting and Goal Setting

The Literacy Autoethnographies you wrote yesterday are looking really good and I’ve enjoyed reading them. From what I’ve seen thus far, it seems that we as a class will benefit from focusing on: 1. Adding substance to our writing with … Continue reading

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Day 3: Finding Our Borders In-Class Write

Yesterday’s writing was a form of brainstorming. Today’s writing is still exploratory, but more formal. Use your very best skills–what you know works well in writing and what doesn’t–to synthesize the ideas you have, organize them logically, and present them … Continue reading

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Day 1: Welcome to Class

Today we’ll lay the foundation for the rest of the semester–and we want our semester to rock, so it’s got to be good. Look alive. Let’s start by covering these points: Introductions  Notecards Syllabus & Expectations Email Set-Up Requirements Homework … Continue reading

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