Here are eight habits of mind essential for success in college writing:
* Curiosity – the desire to know more about the world.
* Openness – the willingness to consider new ways of being and thinking in the world.
* Engagement – a sense of investment and involvement in learning.
* Creativity – the ability to use novel approaches for generating, investigating, and representing ideas.
* Persistence – the ability to sustain interest in and attention to short- and long-term projects.
* Responsibility – the ability to take ownership of one’s actions and understand the consequences of those actions for oneself and others.
* Flexibility – the ability to adapt to situations, expectations, or demands.
* Metacognition – the ability to reflect on one’s own thinking as well as on the individual and cultural processes used to structure knowledge.
Source: Framework for Success in Postsecondary Writing Council of Writing Program Administrators
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Posted by Instructor Knapp at 6:06 AM
Since we were not able to practice the RA in class using the Rereading America articles on Thursday as planned, I would like to give you a different option for Sunday's post.
If you feel comfortable analyzing one of the articles rhetorically (which means identifying the purpose, audience, and identifying the modes the author used to convey his/her message using the handout that I gave you), then by all means go ahead and post a RA, but if this sounds daunting, then, alternatively, please respond to the following prompt in your post:
Writing on this prompt will hopefully lead you toward the topic of your Final Formal paper, in which you will argue persuasively for or against something. Please read the assignment description handout for more information on this project.
If I could change anything in my society/community, I would change...
In class, we will continue discussing the themes of gender, violence, family and culture, only this time we will critically examine American culture, so you might want to think about these topic areas when you write on Sunday.
Also, I have created a wall that I would like ALL of you to 'graffiti' by adding a brief response to the above prompt. To graffiti the wall, all you do is click on the wall and enter your name and writing in the box that appears.
Here is the link to the Composition1a Wall
Posted by Instructor Knapp at 8:37 AM
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Posted by Instructor Knapp at 7:47 AM