What is it? It's your first major assignment. It's a (minimum) 2-page typed document detailing your feelings/memories and experiences with literacy. Some questions to guide you while you are writing include:
How did you learn to read/write?
What are particularly vivid memories that you have a reading, writing, or activities that involved them?
What are your current attitudes or feelings toward reading and writing?
What are some institutions and experiences in your life that have acted as literacy sponsors?
When is it due? The first draft is due on Wednesday, September 18th and the final draft will be due Monday September 23rd. No late submissions will be accepted.
What are the formatting requirements? This assignment MUST be at least 2 (two) full pages. To the best of your ability, utilize APA format (click here for a sneak preview - remember, its very similar to MLA; on this first assignment, I will be gentle with grading for APA accuracy). Remember, this assignment requires the use of two outside sources (think smart - use the readings we've already done in class). In addition, this assignment needs to be typed, double-spaced and proof-read.
As students are answering these questions, they should be considering what all these memories/experiences/answers suggest overall: “So what?” Students should look for a main theme, a central “finding,” an overall conclusion.
For a complete assignment description, please click here.
Believe it or not, I actually do value your input when creating my lesson plans. You've been in class a little over a week by now so you have a good idea of how things are going to be run. I want you to (either written or through e-mail) give me one (1) thing you LIKE and one (1) thing you DON'T LIKE. Be as harsh or kind as you care to be.
Before Monday, read Stephen King's "What Writing Is" (WAW 305-307).
Before Monday, begin preparing/drafting for Project #1. Your complete first draft is due Wednesday, September 18th.
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