Weekly Blog Posts (10% of your final grade):
· Write one blog post each week about a food experience you had that past week (ideally you will explore different restaurants, farmer’s markets, typical and international groceries and markets; cook and eat new foods; reflect on a food you terribly miss; etc.)
· Posts are due each Friday by noon. They should be 500 words each and supported with web links, images, audio, and/or video – make the blog posts interesting and dynamic and multimodal J
· Blog post #1 is due by Monday 20 January and should be an analysis and reflection on a food blog that you find interesting (your choice), explaining why it is interesting (visually, content-wise, tone, approach) and how you plan to use it as an inspiration for your own blog posts. (This means, incidentally, that you should set up your weebly site ASAP and email me your blog page URL by Monday 20 January.)
· Blog post #2 is due by Friday 24 January and should write about your own personal “foodway” after reading and analyzing the concept in course readings
· From these blog posts, you will choose 5 total at the end of the semester and submit them as links on Blackboard for grading
Vocabulary Wiki (component of the 10% total participation grade):
· Each week, you are responsible for identifying 3 vocabulary words that are either entirely new to you or that are used in new ways. As you read, keep a running list of potential vocabulary words, then when you finish the reading for the week, choose your three words and complete the following.
· Look up the words in a reputable dictionary of your choice (whether it is a traditional dictionary, an idiom dictionary, or a dictionary of slang or informal usage) and find appropriate definitions, then link to those definitions.
· For each word, list the word, the sentence it is used in in the reading, a parenthetical citation for the sentence you provide, and the appropriate definition(s) (and their accompanying parenthetical citations) my course website Vocabulary Wiki page.
· You must update the Vocabulary Wiki by midnight Wednesday each week beginning on 22 January
Writing Workshops (5%):
· Emory Academic Advising and Support Services offers regular workshops to help you through various steps in the writing process throughout the semester. These workshops focus on specific techniques and practices of successful communicators.
· You must attend 5 workshops to earn this 5% of your final grade. I strongly encourage you to attend the workshops that correspond to the steps you’ll take in the major written paper (below), as the workshops will help you through the steps of the writing process and make this task much less daunting. Attendance will be taken, recorded, and sent to me.
· More information, a schedule, and sign-up forms can be found here: http://college.emory.edu/home/academic/learning/workshop/index.html.
Learning Curve Assignments (5%):
· Over the course of the semester, you will complete each of the Learning Curve assignments. You can sign up for Learning Curve using your access code that came with your Rules for Writers bundle and visiting the appropriate site given your ENG101 section (which you can find in Blackboard).
· You get all credit for these assignments if you complete ALL OF THEM. If you do not complete EVERY Learning Curve assignment, you forfeit all 5% of your final grade that they are worth.
Writer/Designer Assignments + Process! Work (component of your 10% participation grade):
· As you read Writer/Designer, you will come across activities that ask you to practice and process the skills you’ve read about and are learning. You should complete each of these and post them on a separate page on your personal website (the page can be made private through Weebly so that you can let me and your writing partner access it though no one else can).
· You should complete each of these activities and post them on your website. The activities will help you work through the major formal assignments that I have assigned below.
Language Upgrades Journal + Editing and Revision Logs (part of your 10% participation grade):
· For each V1 of every formal assignment, you will receive detailed grammatical and mechanical feedback as well as feedback on your ideas. You should fill out the appropriate column of the Editing and Revision Log and update your Language Upgrades Journal for each V1 of each formal assignment and turn it in with each V2.
· Then turn in the up-to-date Editing and Revision Log and Language Upgrades Journal with each successive formal assignment you turn in.
· These documents, if kept up-to-date, should help you keep in mind the grammatical and mechanical issues you have and help you revise them away before you turn in each successive assignment. J
· On Monday 28 April, at the end of the semester, you will turn in your compiled Language Upgrades Journal and an Editing and Revision Log that reflect the grammatical and mechanical problems and revisions you made over the course of the semester.
ENG 101-ESL Writing Assignment Sequence – Formal Writing Assignments
Major Written Project (10% total: V1 will be worth 2%, V2 will be worth 8%):
· Version 1 due on Blackboard by noon Friday 14 February (returned Friday 21 February)
· Version 2 due on Blackboard by noon Friday 28 February
· Written argument of approximately 1200-1450 words or 5-6 pages that you will eventually house on your portfolio website (as V2 with electronic affordances)
· Remember to include electronic elements like linking out, including images and videos, etc.
· You will complete many individual steps leading up to the due date of the first version (like draft thesis statements, outlines, intro and conclusion writing, etc.)
Multimodal Project Proposal Paper + Annotated Bibliography (10%: V1 will be worth 2%, V2 will be worth 8%):
· Version 1 due on BlackBoard by noon Friday 7 March (returned Friday 14 March)
· Version 2 due on BlackBoard by noon Friday 21 March
· ~1000-1200 words or 3-4 pages incorporating both the proposal and the bibliography
o Project Proposal: explain the question or topic or problem you want to write about in your final project, how you plan to engage the topic or problem as well as the critical conversation surrounding the topic
o Electronic Annotated Bibliography: will help you get a handle on the critical conversation surrounding the questions, texts, and authors we’ll address in the course; should be completed on your portfolio website and turned in as a link in the appropriate BlackBoard assignment; should include annotations comprised of approximately 5 sentences each for 5 wide ranging, multimodal sources (must include at least one book that you physically check out from the library; can also include chapters from book collections, articles from academic journals, websites, images, etc.); each annotation should summarize then evaluate the source
Multimodal Project Pitch Ignite Presentation (10%):
· Monday 17 March and Wednesday 19 March
· The Pitch should be a fully multimodal presentation of your major digital project topic
· The presentation should be in Ignite form, though many of the tips for composing a Pecha Kucha or 20x20 presentation also are very helpful.
· The presentation will by exactly 5 minutes long and will be comprised of 20 slides that will auto-advance every 15 seconds. For more information, please click the links above.
Major Digital Project Script + Storyboard (15%: V1 will be worth 3%, V2 will be worth 12%):
· V1 due on Blackboard by noon Wednesday 2 April (returned Monday 7 April)
· V1 will be a storyboard with the written script for your digital project
· V2 due on Blackboard by noon Friday 4 April
· V2 will be a storyboard with revised script and including images with citation, description of musical clips and citations, etc.
Major Digital Project Presentation (10%):
· Presentations of your digital projects will occur in class on Monday 21 April and Wednesday 23 April
· Each student will carefully remix, prepare, and craft a 5-minute digital story that translates and presents in a different mode the message of his or her major written project
Final In-Class Writing (5%):
· On the last day of class, you will complete a piece of in-class writing that reflects on your progress this semester as a communicator, as a reader, and as a food ethnographer.
Portfolio Website (10%: V1 will be worth 2%, V2 will be worth 8%):
· Version 1 due by noon Monday 28 April
· Version 2 due by noon Monday 5 May
· Will be created no later than Monday 20 January and will eventually include each major artifact you create for this course as well as blog posts