Friday, January 6, 2017

ENX099.9476 Schedule

*I will be meeting with you individually during these three days to discuss specific issues and possible strategies to fix them. Please keep track of any trends in your writing by checking the scoring rubric I return with each test and the more specific feedback on the spreadsheet below.

1/7/17: Day 1: Diagnostic
Room: E106

9:30- 10:30 Introduction to the test and the skills we will be practicing
10:30- 12:00: Practice Test 1
12:00-1:00: Lunch
1:00-2:00: Diagnostic Quizzes
2:00-3:30: Practice Test 2
3:30-4:00: Cookie Break. Print out activities to complete based on your feedback sheet and our discussions. The class moves to E-150
4:00-5:30: Completing activities

Writing Activities:
  • Print out handouts from Grammar Bytes (run-on sentences, comma splices, fragments)
  • Complete interactive activities from John Jay's Grammar Tutorials (Sentence Structure, Sentence Combining, Verb Forms, Verb Tense)
Feedback for Tests HERE

1/8/17: Day 2: Practice, or finding your style
Room: E150

9:30-10:30: Exercises for creating non-formulaic thesis statements using topics from Test 1 and 2
10:30-12:00: Practice Test 3
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:00: Exercises for understanding audience/connecting/close reading
2:00-3:30: Test 4
3:30-4:00: Cookie Break.
4:00-5:30: Integrating ideas from the reading into a body paragraph

Feedback for Tests HERE

1/9/17: Day 3: Review
Room: E106

9:30-10:30: Practice connecting to topics
10:30-12:00: Test 5
1:00-1:30: Review and Meditation
1:30: Walk to C Building
2:00: CAT-W Retest in Room C126

Feedback for Tests HERE

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Day 19: CAT-W Scores are in!!

Dear Class:

I will see you at 5:45 sharp tonight (6/15) to share scores and figure out next steps.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Day 18 : CAT-W Review

A. Review of "I Know the Truth, So Don't Bother Me with Lies."

B. CAT-W Practice for Claims and Theses HERE.

  • Final Project Instructions HERE. See an example of such a project HERE.
  • Final Reflection Instructions HERE.
W6/1: Final CAT-W Retest NO CLASS Work on Portfolio M 6/6: Final CAT-W Retest NO CLASS Work on Portfolio

Monday, May 23, 2016

Day 17: Quoting vs. Reported Speech/Final Project

1. Reviewing "Mom, Dad, Buy the Broccoli"

2. Practicing quoting and reported speech with CAT-W reading "New Health Rule: Quit Worrying About Your Health"

3. Introducing the Final Project. Instructions HERE. See an example of such a project HERE.

For Lab, continue working on your To Do List

Day 16: CAT-W Practice

Monday, May 16, 2016

Day 15: Personal Experience

We will listen and read the talk by Mia Birdsong The Story We Tell About Poverty Isn’t True

Now write a 400-word response to it, using personal experience to connect to specific ideas (maybe quote?) the speaker has mentioned. This will be Print Piece #13.

Lab: Continue working on your To Do List

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Day 14: CAT-W Practice

Homework: Go HERE and choose ONE video to watch (I recommend using the subtitles) from the following options:
      • Jamie Oliver. “Teach every child about food.”
      • Mark Bittman. “What's wrong with what we eat.”
      • Louise Fresco. “We need to feed the whole world.”
      • Dean Ornish. “The killer American diet that's sweeping the planet.”
      • Barton Seaver. “Sustainable seafood? Let's get smart.”
      • Jackie Savitz. “Save the oceans, feed the world!”
      • Tristram Stuart. “The global food waste scandal.”
      • Ann Cooper. “What's wrong with school lunches.”

Then, TYPE a response to the talk that is at least 350 words (we are working on LENGTH for this one). This will be Print Piece #12.