The purpose of this assignment is for you to learn something about yourself and
The purpose of this assignment is for you to learn something about yourself and/or a psychology/class topic.
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I need to do 2 of these. They have to be different from each other. So you cap choose two of the 9 suggested options.
After reading Chapter 4, page 36 till 42 “Chronic Procrastination” reflect upon your experiences in this class. Think about your current writing process and how it may work for you (or against you) in future classes. Consider your biggest time management concerns and how you may be able to address them in the future.
Write: 600 words addressing the following
Describe your experience in class thus far. Did you feel organized and prepared or did you feel disorganized and unprepared?
Share your time-management techniques and how you may do things differently in the future. Identify strategies and ideas from Chapter 4 in College Writing Handbook that you will use to complete papers in your upcoming courses. Must use at least one Quote or paraphrase.
As you discuss time management, share your response to Ferrari’s article. Could you relate to the chronic procrastinators described in the article? Did the research surprise you? What did you learn from the article? The purpose of this assignment is for you to learn something about yourself
Ferrari, J. R. (2018). Chronic procrastination: Life beyond ineffective time management. In A. Garten, College Writing Handbook (pp. 155-159). San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education. (Original work published 2011) The purpose of this assignment is for you to learn something about yourself
By the end of this unit, you should be able to…
- Identify and describe rhetorical choices in written communication
- Explain why an artifact of written work is composed in its observed state
- Explain the exigence and context of a written artifact
- Identify, respond to, and make use of genre conventions
- Identify problems solved by way of rhetorical choice
In the future, you’ll encounter many rhetorical problems (exigences) that you’ll have to respond to, such as a research prompt in a psychology course or a request for a cover letter to accompany a job application. The good news is that while these problems might be new to you, they’re not entirely new, meaning that others have encountered and used language to navigate and respond to similar rhetorical problems.
And Warren and Dirk agree. Warren explains that whenever students confront a writing task they should “learn as much as possible about the audience and its expectations, study the discourse conventions of the particular genre, and consider how to come across as knowledgeable and credible” (55). Dirk cites Amy Devitt’s point that “‘no writing class could possibly teach students all the genres they will need to succeed … [thus there is] value [in] teaching genre awareness rather than acquisition of particular genres’” (259; emphasis added).
Part 1: Artifact Analysis (Minimum length requirement: 4+ pages not including the works cited page)
The first major stage of this project involves rhetorically analyzing a set of texts (we’ll call them “artifacts”) to get a sense of the kinds of moves authors make in different genres and contexts/disciplines in academia. Thonney models what this work looks like. In your essay, use some of the strategies that Thonney uses when she analyzes her own artifacts. The purpose of this assignment is for you to learn something about yourself
To be clear, we’re shifting gears from making use of a text (as we did in Project 1) to now reading texts in order to learn how different genres are composed and what sorts of moves writers in the university make. Please note: you are not summarizing these artifacts. Instead, you are observing the conventions/features/patterns in order to get a better sense of the moves that academics use in their writing. The purpose of this assignment is for you to learn something about yourself
These are the 2 artifacts you will be analyzing: * They are attached files – Rose, Rigid Rules.pdf, and Arielly, Procrastination and Deadlines.pdf
** Both artifacts are located inside the Project 2 heading on Google Classroom. Please download the PDFs so that you can make annotations.
In the Artifact Analysis, you should do some of the following: APA Format
- Note places where the writing is useful in achieving certain goals. To do so, you will observe the “moves” that each writer is doing and what the purpose of each move is. You can then analyze if the move is effective in fulfilling its purpose.
- Refer back to the rhetorical analysis model and use that terminology (exigence, purpose, audience, etc.) to enhance your analysis of each artifact.
- Note the patterns/features/conventions that you notice in each artifact. Do you see moves in one artifact that are repeated in another? What are the purpose(s) of these moves? What is each writer trying to do with these moves? Are the writers successful?
- Strategically quote/paraphrase important passages from your artifacts. These can be effective moves to use in your writing but overdoing them often leads to subordinating your own voice to another. Use them selectively when they can help support a point you are making. The purpose of this assignment is for you to learn something about yourself
- Consider who the artifact is aimed at (audience). Who are the people reading each artifact? Does the artifact assume that the audience has some knowledge in the field of study? Explain why each artifact is or is not useful to their audience.
- Do you notice any moves that Thonney also highlights in her essay “Teaching the Conventions of Academic Discourse”? What does Thonney say about these moves? What does she say in regards to why writers use them? Do you agree?
- You also need to include a works cited page with a reference for each source you cite. The purpose of this assignment is for you to learn something about yourself
Be as thorough as possible and I strongly recommend that you use the terminology found in Halevi’s essay (e.g. exigence). Doing so will strengthen your ability to look closely at each artifact. The purpose of this assignment is for you to learn something about yourself