In this podcast, I discuss the revision of the Summary/Response essay. I also cover issues like signal phrasing, how to shift from paraphrase to summary, and how to also use context and current events to develop clearer introductions and conclusions.
In this podcast, I cover the following:
In our first podcast, I give a bit of detail on the first seminar's assignments and discuss participation a bit.
Below, you will find the podcasts I recorded for ENG101 in the Fall term of 2010. While these were created in that term, the main ideas in each podcast in regards to the major assignments and homework assignments for the course are the same. Therefore, rather than re-record the same basic podcasts each term, I'm simply making them available to students to listen to on their own. Note that you can access these at any point in the term, and you can listen to them all at the start of the class to get a good sense of what we'll be doing and working on.
If you have questions or issues with the podcasts here, please either use your PFA or the Ask Dr. R forum to check in with me.
This podcast discusses:
1. The way in which Essay 3 is unique and very different from Essays 1 and 2.
2. Topics for Essay 3
3. What a thesis should sound/look like for this type of paper.
4. The overall “purpose” or goal of the assignment.
5. The homework on Essay 3 and why you should NOT turn in a draft as pre-writing.
This podcast is kind of long, so you might benefit from a breakdown of the major points:
1. The difference between summary and paraphrase. I'm seeing a lot of folks trying to paraphrase their articles, rather than summarize the argument ideas contained within them. I discuss the difference here.
2. The Outline in the assignment sheet. Use it.
3. Context: What it is, why you have to use it in the introduction, and how it impacts audience analysis and overall analysis.
4. Audience: Why you can't just say "anyone interested in X topic is the audience" as well as how to figure out who the audience is.
In Essay 2, you will be writing a rhetorical response analysis essay. That's a bit different from the first essay in the course. Please listen to this podcast that explains how it is different and that also helps with suggestions for article selection and gives you some tips for using Faigley as a supplement.
You should be revising Essay 1 right now. Today's podcast focuses primarily on tips for revision, as well as how we should be making use of clear signal phrasing to keep the paper focused on response.
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Dr. Angelic Rodgers teaches at Baker College. This blog is devoted to her Composition I and II courses and its purpose is to provide some resources and ideas for both instructors and students.