Tag Archives: Writing Exercises

Day 14: Sharing Our New Writing Styles, New Borders

You’re turning in your final draft of your newly-revised border essay by uploading to this Crocodoc link. And now the fun part, we get to share what we did, what we’re proud of, what we struggled with, and how we … Continue reading

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Day 13: Journals Due + Peer Conferencing

Today is pretty simple: presentations, journal turn-in time, and peer conferencing. For your final journal entry, write out a thoughtful response to this question: What’s the one thing you learned in this class that you will take with you in … Continue reading

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Day 12: TRL! and Writing Lab Time

No, we’re not watching TRL in class today, it’s The Teaching Requests Live! with Ms. Hoermann Show. Contain your excitement. Or for you young things who still send me confused looks about what the original TRL Show is–or was on MTV–here’s … Continue reading

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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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End of Week II: Revising Our Writing Borders

Today we begin revising our writing borders. We’re familiar with the American-Academic English approach to writing, but based on today’s reading, Lisle and Mano pages 16-18, how do intercultural approaches differ? Let’s brainstorm. Look back to the Lisle and Mano … 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 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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