EN 106

Glenn Lester

Park University

 

Major Writing Assignment Sequences Teaching Tables for Implementation Iteration 1 (Spring 2016)

 

Sequence 1

 

 

Student Task/Assignment

Teach/Learn

Reinforce

Read the Stylus and other local student newspapers to identify a question, problem, or issue that concerns Park University students. Your job is to read about this question/problem/issue and report your findings to your classmates in both writing and speech.

Genre

Critical Reading Strategies

Discourse Communities

 

First, perform a rhetorical analysis of a student newspaper article that addresses a question, problem, or issue that concerns you and other Park University students.

Rhetorical Triangle

Three Appeals

Evaluating Sources

Genre

Critical Reading Strategies

Discourse Communities

Next, locate 3-4 credible sources that address the question/problem/issue in a meaningful and sustained manner.

Web/Database Research

Library Visit

Genre

Critical Reading Strategies

Evaluating Sources

Write a one-paragraph summary of each source.

Paraphrase

Summary

Critical Reading Strategies

Blend your summaries into a background report.

Synthesis

Documentation Styles

Genre: Report

Genre

Revision Strategy: Contextualizing

 

Deliver your report orally to the class and add it to the class sourcebook.

Oral Communication

Rhetorical Triangle

Three Appeals

Next, write a letter to the editor addressing the question/problem/issue.

Working Thesis

Toulmin (Claims, Reasons, Warrants)

Editing: Conciseness

Rhetorical Triangle

Three Appeals

Genre

Discourse Communities

 


 

Sequence 2

 

Student Task/Assignment

Teach/Learn

Reinforce

Identify an authentic problem faced by a specific community that you are a part of or identify with (e.g., your school, a job, a church, a major). The more precise, authentic, and intractable the problem the better!

 

Genre

Write a description of the problem and some of the proposed solutions.

 

Working Thesis

Toulmin (Claims, Reasons, Warrants)

Then, research the problem. Invent questions to answer through library, database, and web research.

Developing a Research Question

Web & Database Research

Library Visit

Critical Reading Strategies

Evaluating Sources

Interview a member of the community about his or her perception of the problem.

Interview as Primary Research

Oral Communication

Compile your research into a literature review on the problem.

Genre: Literature Review

Paraphrase

Summary

Synthesis

Documentation Styles

Workshop your literature review with your peer review group.

Revision Strategies: Introduction & Conclusion

Peer Review

Revise your literature review.

 

Revision Strategies: Introduction & Conclusion

Then, write a detailed recommendation for action for your community. Invent the stance, form, and genre to meet your audience's needs.

Genre: Proposal

Rogerian Argument

Rhetorical Triangle

Three Appeals

Discourse Community

Claims & Reasons Why

 

Deliver that recommendation to a member of that community and get feedback.

 

Oral Presentation

Peer Review

Rogerian Argument

Revise your recommendation using the feedback from your community.

Revision Strategies: Explanations & Examples

Rogerian Argument

Create a piece of public rhetoric that addresses the problem and your proposed solution. This can be a video, a web page, a pamphlet, or a poster. Present your work to the class.

Visual Rhetoric

 

Oral Communication

Three Appeals

Rhetorical Triangle