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  • Policy Statement - Kiefer
    additional critical reading skills beyond the freshman composition level to focus on science writing strategies patterns and approaches as readers and writers and to emphasize library and other reference resources throughout the course Policies 1 I don t accept late papers Moreover you need to bring a complete draft of the paper to the scheduled workshop or you lose a significant percentage of the portfolio grade 2 Attendance Your attendance for scheduled class meetings is crucial in this course because we will cover key issues on the days we meet Moreover 10 of your grade depends on participation when we meet in class and on completing assigned tasks every day even when we don t meet The workload is heavy and falling behind can be disastrous Look ahead to the schedule for portfolio 2 If you need more structured work time to get such a large project done please speak to me about alternative ways to approach this portfolio 3 Drafts in progress From time to time I will ask that you submit a draft in progress for me to comment on When I read these drafts I suggest possible revisions for the most striking features I do not comment on every possible flaw in a paper Please remember that you can take or leave my comments but you must also revise for other features that I may not have noted I will be happy to comment on as many drafts of papers for this class as you want to give me Send me the draft by e mail or drop it off with me and I will return it to you with comments within two days Note My students find this one of the best ways to improve their writing during the semester 4 Responsibility Even though I will comment on drafts and we will have regular workshops during which your classmates will also comment on your papers remember that you are in control of your writing You know what you want to communicate in a given paper 5 Portfolio grading You will be graded on two portfolios of completed work due on the dates specified on the attached assignment syllabus For Portfolio 1 you may choose among the text analysis assignments from the first 6 weeks of the semester Portfolio 2 will include at least 15 pages of finished polished original work 2 or 3 pieces your choice You can find much more detail about each portfolio on our class Web page 6 Daily writing In addition to the portfolios I assign daily reading and writing We ll review how to send your assignments to me electronically but you may also print out this writing and turn it in on paper I keep track of DAILY writing on the day it s due so being late means you probably won t get credit 7 Drafts Please keep all drafts handwritten and computer generated of your papers and clip them to the final copy in the portfolio 8 Documentation

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  • Policy Statement - Rilling
    write analyses and explanations of the rhetoric in your discipline and in popular scientific writing You will practice writing about scientific and technical topics and controversies for a non specialist audience Throughout the course you will practice adapting form and style to your audience The course focuses on 1 writing processes with a special emphasis on revising and editing and 2 critical reading processes with an emphasis on reading from a writer s point of view CO301B focuses on multiple modes and genres of written discourse Students taking the course will learn about and practice writing a wide range of essays including those that explain interpret react to or reflect on specific issues for general audiences CO301B addresses a broad range of issues concerning how writers adapt their texts to diverse audiences including which genres are most appropriate for specific rhetorical purposes Course Means We will engage in face to face and online discussions and practice of course readings rhetorical strategies in analyzing texts of various kinds and writing techniques for converting scientific discourse into language understandable to specific non specialist audiences Required Text MacKenzie N R Ed 1995 Science and technology today Readings for writers NY NY St Martin s Press Papers Descriptions of papers will be available online at least one week prior to the due date for that paper For each paper you will write approximately 3 double spaced pages in 12 point font 10 points per paper for 60 points Mid Term Portfolio The midterm portfolio is a collection of 8 9 pages of finished polished work In the portfolio you must include revised writing you have completed for the class including papers and or in class writing assignments You can select which components you will further develop from your earlier drafts Be sure to rethink

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  • Syllabi
    Statement Rilling Syllabi Sample Weekly Outline Syllabus Kiefer Syllabus Rilling Portfolios Portfolio Overview Kiefer Portfolio Explanation Harper Portfolio Grading Holtcamp Portfolios Promises Problems Practices Kiefer Traditional And Or Portfolio Grading Gogela Text Analysis Text Analysis Assignments Text Analysis Activities Individual Topics Individual Topic Assignments Individual Topic Activities Reflective Writing Print Friendly Page Authors Contributors Syllabi As you ll see in the detailed syllabi linked below each teacher works out different

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  • Sample Weekly Outline
    focus on revision techniques analytical techniques and workshop techniques Week 4 Collect first analysis essay assign second analysis essay assign additional readings and homework in class writing and discussions focus on additional techniques for analyzing texts and rhetorical contexts Week 5 Workshop and revise second analysis essay assign additional readings and homework in class writing and discussions focus on revision techniques additional analytical techniques and workshop techniques Week 6 Collect second analysis essay assign third analysis essay assign additional readings and homework in class writing and discussions focus on additional techniques for analyzing texts and rhetorical contexts Weeks 7 14 Unit II Writing Texts During the next eight weeks of the course students will focus on writing texts for multiple audiences One goal of this unit is to help them learn about the demands of writing for different rhetorical situations and of adapting information and arguments for varying audiences A second primary goal is to enhance their ability to write with appropriate style and register for particular audiences A third goal is to help them learn to adapt organization strategies and select appropriate forms of evidence for their audiences A fourth goal is to enhance their planning drafting and revising skills In this unit students will select an individual or group topic in the broad disciplinary area upon which the course focuses conduct a rhetorical analysis of the topic create a research plan identifying the overall issue s they will address the texts they will analyze the kinds of analyses they will conduct the essays they will write These essays will consist of a total of at least 15 finished pages of final polished work and must represent at least two separate pieces written to different types of audiences Class time during this portion of the course will be devoted

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  • Syllabus - Kiefer
    two weeks This article can be from one of the journals the class has considered or some other journal that might be a publication venue for your work in portfolio 2 Make a photocopy of the specific article for me Try to bring a copy of the journal to class next week Be sure to read other students Forum postings Week 4 Sept 12 14 Tuesday Context analysis with focus on journal readership Draft your conclusions as a lab report to post on the Forum for the class For Thursday Be sure to read other students Forum postings Thursday Text analysis focused on organization development and style Draft your conclusions as a lab report to post on the Forum for the class For Tuesday Be sure to read other students Forum postings Week 5 Sept 19 21 Tuesday Converting descriptive reports to text analysis essays Start drafting for portfolio 1 Thursday Work day a great opportunity for a conference Continue drafting for portfolio 1 Week 6 Sept 26 28 Tuesday Peer review how and why to workshop First workshop on draft for portfolio 1 required attendance with draft Thursday Work day a great opportunity for a conference Week 7 Oct 3 5 Tuesday Second workshop on draft for portfolio 1 required attendance with draft Thursday Final workshop on draft for portfolio 1 required attendance with draft Week 8 Oct 10 12 Tuesday Portfolio 1 due complete postscript in class Readings for Thursday Ehrenreich pp 405 409 Baumrind pp 410 417 Woodward et al pp 418 423 Begley pp 455 458 in STT Thursday Possible topics for portfolio 2 Due Tuesday Jot down your best research tips Week 9 Oct 17 19 Tuesday Doing research Thursday Work day Daily is due by 5 p m Week 10 Oct 24 26 Tuesday

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  • Syllabus - Rilling
    Traditional And Or Portfolio Grading Gogela Text Analysis Text Analysis Assignments Text Analysis Activities Individual Topics Individual Topic Assignments Individual Topic Activities Reflective Writing Print Friendly Page Authors Contributors Syllabus Rilling Timeline T Jan 18 R Jan 20 Hardison p 198 T Jan 25 Watson Crick p 479 R Jan 27 Halloran p 484 T Feb 1 Disciplinary Texts Paper 1 Rhetorical Analysis Response R Feb 3 ditto T Feb 8 ditto R Feb 10 Orwell p 13 Paper 2 Disciplinary Rhetorical Analysis T Feb 15 Huxley p 17 R Feb 17 Snow p 25 T Feb 22 Hughs p 234 R Feb 24 Rybczynski p 103 Paper 3 What s a Scientist T Feb 29 Postman p 128 R March 2 Brown p 274 Mid Term Portfolio March 4 12 Spring Break March 12 19 Conference Break T March 21 Kuhn p 165 R March 23 Goodall p 175 Paper 4 Rhet Analysis of Popular Science Mag T March 28 Carson p 344 R March 30 Gore Handout T April 4 ditto R April 6 McPhee p 358 T April 11 Reisner Handout R April 13 ditto Paper 5 Topic for a non specialist audience T April 18 Elshtain

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  • Portfolios
    Text Analysis Text Analysis Assignments Text Analysis Activities Individual Topics Individual Topic Assignments Individual Topic Activities Reflective Writing Print Friendly Page Authors Contributors Portfolios Some teachers find portfolios too time consuming to evaluate and so they may choose to collect individual papers That s certainly an option for CO301B Many teachers of the course however have found that portfolios benefit students in many ways So we include here one teacher

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  • Portfolio Overview - Kiefer
    your best finished writing and related documents to demonstrate what you have learned about science writing for particular contexts and audiences Cover sheet A detailed analysis of the context purpose audience subject author for each piece an explanation of how contextual factors influenced particular choices you made in writing each piece and a brief comparison contrast of your pieces Postscript Your answers to questions about your writing process and the questions you would like answered by my comments Grading Criteria A list of the criteria against which your finished pieces should be evaluated We will establish a general set of criteria as a class and then you will negotiate specific criteria relevant to the contexts in which you are writing Finished Pieces of Writing You will submit approximately ten portfolio 1 to fifteen portfolio 2 pages of finished polished writing directed at particular non technical audiences who read science writing Each piece must differ in its context in some significant way audience purpose Graphics photographs and or artwork certainly may be submitted with your writing to enhance its presentation but these will not count toward the total of finished pages Please see the more detailed explanations of portfolios 1 and

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