Blog #6

Blog #6: Part 1: After reading Anne Lamott’s “Shitty First Drafts” (est. time: 15 minutes), take a minute to compare and contrast your own first draft (and the experience of writing it) with Lamott’s descriptions. What did you notice? Did anything surprise you about this short essay? Did anything offend you? (100-150 words) (est. time: … [Read more…]

Blog #5

Blog #5: Please describe your experience prioritizing global edits over local edits. (total: 200-300 words)Don’t forget to post the link to your completed blog.

Stakes and the Introductory Paragraph

There is a distinct difference between “suspense” and “surprise,” and yet many pictures continually confuse the two. I’ll explain what I mean. We are now having a very innocent little chat. Let’s suppose that there is a bomb underneath this table between us. Nothing happens, and then all of a sudden, “Boom!” There is an … [Read more…]

Blog #3

For Blog #3: STEP 1: Type a brief summary of “The Trouble with Medicine’s Metaphors” by Dhruv Khullar.  Keep in mind that you are writing what “they” say. Remember: Try to avoid a list summary. Your summary should serve your interests while remaining truthful to the text. STEP 2: Now, please add what YOU say. Revisit the prompt and … [Read more…]

Blog #1

After you have read and marked Erard’s text, please choose two places that you noticed and expand your thoughts using the exploratory writing methods we worked on in class. In other words: choose two to three marginal comments that you make and “Follow The Thread.” Please incorporate an image of your annotated text into your blog (at least … [Read more…]

Blog #0

1-2 Paragraphs (50-100 words) of reflection. What are your first impressions of the ePortfolio’s potential? Be honest. Do you think the interface has its downsides? Do you think the ePortfolio makes things possible that pen and paper do not? Perhaps you could reflect on past experiences you’ve had involving digital technology in the classroom. Perhaps … [Read more…]

Establish your ePortfolio Assignment

*2 Points-Appearance *3 Points-About Me Page *3 Points-First Blog Post *1 Point – Post link   Your ePortfolio will provide a place for you to showcase your evolving work and to interact with your peers as they showcase theirs. The digital space will most certainly provide you with other opportunities for learning as we will … [Read more…]

Blog #18

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 ( Your strategy should include: Your goal (or goals), articulated in … [Read more…]

Blog #17

Blog #17 PART 1: Begin to brainstorm how you plan to incorporate other media into your final essay. (200-300 words) 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 … [Read more…]

Blog #15

Select and read an article/essay on beauty from a science-based periodical.  Introduce and briefly summarize the article. Begin to brainstorm how you plan to incorporate this text into your argument. Next, choose 2 presentations that you hope to work with and briefly explain why. Did a presentation lend you a fresh perspective? Challenge your thinking? … [Read more…]