Fast Write: You are an accomplished academic writer. (Otherwise you wouldn’t be in this room.) Please write a brief story about a particular event in which you learned something useful about academic writing. Try to create as compelling a story as you can. Let your points emerge through how you describe the characters, setting, and action of your narrative. I’ll ask you to introduce yourself to the seminar through reading this story aloud.
Read Alouds: Please take some notes as you listen to your colleagues’ stories. What similarities do you notice in how they describe learning to write as academics? What differences?
Designing a Writing Course
Writing For Tomorrow
Please draft the overview for your R&C course. You’ll have some time to review some examples of other overviews and to begin writing this afternoon. Please bring two print copies of this piece to seminar tomorrow morning.
Fast Write: What’s the most pressing question on your mind right now about how to design your R&C course?
- Studio: Begin drafting your course overview
- Conversation: Mary Soliday, English, San Francisco State, “Low-Stakes Writing Assignments” [Class Notes]