Calendar – Section 3

“La bella vita” by John Armstrong

“What is Art For” from The Book of Life

One or more “Let’s Talk About Art” Project(s) (You may also reference your own)

Section J ePortfolios            Section C ePortfolios

Free Draft Due: April 12

Formal Draft Due: April 26

Week 11—Multimodal Composition

April 3 (Tuesday)

  • Formal Draft Due!
  • Grammar video
  • Finish art projects—Section C
  • Class discussion on Beauty—Science is beautiful
  • Watch Art Movie:
    • Making connections with “Let’s Talk About Art” projects
  • Personal Exercise—
  • Prompt 3—Free Draft Due April 12 /April 26
  • For next class:
    • Print, Read, And Annotate “La Bella Vita” by John Armstrong
    • BRING IN AN ANNOTATED PHYSICAL COPY OF THE ESSAY. (worth 3 homework points)
    • Transcribe “What is Art For?”
    • Blog #13: (200-300 words) Explore Armstrong’s statement, “To regard beauty as a luxury adornment or a social signifier was to miss the true potential of the experience.” Expand on this comment. How do you view beauty? How do you feel that society views beauty? Choose at least one other quote from Armstrong’s essay to integrate into your writing as you consider all that Armstrong’s statement implies.
    • Not required, but encouraged. Check out:,29307,1995575_2148904,00.html –SCIENCE IS BEAUTIFUL!

April 5 (Thursday)

  • Free draft due in one week!
  • Eats, Shoots, and Leaves
  • Small group/ Large group class discussion
  • Revisit Prompt 3—Brainstorm Possibilities
  • Multimodal review and class exercise
  • For next class:
    • TAKE VOLUNTEER for “grading paper”
    • Blog Post #14
    • PART 1: Begin to brainstorm how you plan to incorporate other media into your final essay. Include links and/or descriptions of media that you hope to use in your final essay and describe how these choices will work with your alphabetic text to better communicate your overall idea. Finally, attempt to label each source and briefly mention how you will go about correctly citing these sources in your Works Cited section.PART 2: Complete a working outline for a preliminary peer review. Your peers will visit your ePortfolio and leave comments on your blog, so there is no need to bring in a physical copy. Your outline should mention which peer project(s) you hope to work with. Your outline should also mention where you want to place other media, as well. Remember that this is a working outline, and it’s okay to write things down, even if you suspect things will change as you write and process your thoughts. Your outline will serve as a tentative path for your first draft, but an outline should never be set in stone. Your outline serves you, not the other way around, and you can always deviate it feels right.


Week 12— That Moveable Draft

April 10 (Tuesday)

  • WORD CHOICE: TED ed Video
  • Choosing Claims, Build an outline—class activity
  • Integrating self-to-text (Using TRIAC and Barclay formulas)
  • Peer Review Outline and Multimodal ideas.
  • For Next Class
    • Free Draft Due! (In Google Docs)
    • Visit Digispace if you have yet to do so (worth 3 homework points). Due: Tuesday April 17

April 12 (Thursday)

  • Free Draft Due! Exchange with Peer Groups!
  • Peer Review
  • Discussion: Multimodal. What do you see out there that you like?
    • What problems have you encountered?
  • For next class:
      • Visit Digispace Due Tuesday!
      • Finish peer reviews. I will collect both of your 150 word comments. Choose your favorite peer review from this round to share with me. I will base your final participation grade on this peer review and your 150 word comments.
      • Blog #15: Revision Strategy.I would like you to take some minutes and reflect on your peer review experience. Return to your peer’s notes. Flip through your own. Now is the time to develop a strategy.Your strategy is the plan of action you will take to achieve your overall aim ( strategy should include:
        1. Your goal (or goals), articulated in your own words
        2. The steps you plan to take to achieve this goal (in order of priority)
        3. What you see as your biggest challenge
        4. And what will you do if a challenge comes up that proves too difficult for you to solve on your own? In other words, what resources do you plan to use?

        You may share your strategy using video, audio, or written communication.

        Please note that written strategies should be between 200-300 words long. Audio and video strategies should last at least 3 minutes.

Week 13— That Moveable Draft

April 17 (Tuesday)

  • Apostrophes
  •  Housekeeping
  • Finish Peer Review
  •  BREAK
  • Grade a paper
    • For next class:
      • Please be prepared to share your working thesis sentence in class on Thursday
      • Read Verlyn Klinkinborg and complete exercise
      • Bring completed copy of Favorite Revision Strategy sheet to class on Thursday
      • Bring Little Seagull to class on Thursday

April 19 (Thursday)

  • Nominalizations
  • Klinkinborg—Homework and class discussion
  • Narrowing Argument Exercise
  • Favorite revision strategies review and discussion. What is transferrable?
  • Connecting outside of class prompt
  • MLA formatting exercise
  • Vote for next class.
  • For next class:
    • Blog #16: Post a picture of your Favorite Revision Strategies Sheet and write a 200-300 word framing statement discussing your favorite revision strategies. Have you found any of these strategies useful outside of ENG 110? If so, elaborate. If not, how do you plan to use the skills you have learned in this class on future papers outside of ENG 110.

Week 14—Wrapping it up

 April 23 (Tuesday)

  • Which versus That
  • ePortfolio Assignment
  • Workshop-Surface errors, Tech help, Free time
  • For next class:
    • Formal Paper 3 Due


April 26 (Thursday)

  • Paper 3 Due
  • Peer Review ePortfolio work
  • Self-Evaluations
  • Work time
  • For next class:
    • Work on Portfolios. Visit Digispace, if necessary.

Week 15—Fin.

May 1 (Tuesday)

  • ePortfolio work/Evaluate a “Buddy”
  • Continue to work on ePortfolios
  • For next class
    • Finalize ePortfolios. Due on Thursday!

May 3 (Thursday)

  • Last Class!
  • Hand in ePortfolios
  • Class Discussion/Reflection.
  • Leave your postcard.