Here is a link to the NYT Article we will be analyzing today in class.
Wu-Tang Clan – Triumph (1997)
RZA – Producing “Triumph”
Below, you will find the first grade report for Yelnick McWawa, an ENG 1101 student who tends to not live up to his (or her) potential. McWawa underperforms in very typical (and correctable) ways. This grade report reflects how so we can discuss why.
Attached below is the basic presentation of the various models we talked about today that can help you contextualize the role of learning, experience, and self-direction as you figure out what you want to do with your life. More importantly, as you learn about how writing can contribute to these dynamics.
Remember the Thinkwell-Learnwell Diagram about meta-cognition and the “hidden determinants” in our learning? As a writer, how do you move from reproducing information to creating new knowledge? Where do you even begin?
For today’s class we read “Why ‘Good’ Students Do Bad in College.” The article makes several emphatic points about who “good” students are, why they struggle, and what might improve their ability to be successful in college.
But, reading something (even understanding it) and being able to use it in our lives are two extremely different things. How do we bridge that gap? How do we create “knowledge” out of something and put it to work?
Through writing of course!