- Bring in definitions of 5 words you had to look up. Bring in a list of 5 words whose definitions you don’t know by heart.
- Complete all required work! This includes 2 essays (first-drafts; 20% of final grade), 1 revised essay (15% of final grade), 6 blog responses to classmates’ work.
Read student responses to your essay on the blog and continue revising Essay 1 (due Wednesday). Begin revising Essay 2. Submit any unfinished work. EXTRA CREDIT: Find an article on the topic you began outlining an essay on today; draft and submit that essay.
Finish reading the excerpts from Freedom to Write assigned over the weekend. Come in with questions.
Purchase/acquire a paperback dictionary that fits in your bag.
- Type up and submit online your CATW response to “My Selfie, Myself.” Finish typing your responses to the work of other writers from the class.
- Revise your first essays (on Naylor’s “A Word’s Meaning…”), using feedback received on paper and online.
- Read through the below passages in Freedom to Write. Look up and write down definitions for at least 10 words whose meanings you weren’t sure of. Bring these into class along with 3 questions about what you’ve read in Freedom to Write.
Passages: The Five Scoring Categories (p.7), Summarizing and Intro-writing (pp. 15-25), The Body Paragraphs (pp. 26-33), Transitional Words and Phrases (pp. 45-8), Response Essay to “Biker Brats (pp. 56-7).
3. Write out Chip Stern’s thesis from “Biker Brats Ride Like Punks” (in your own words). Then write 2 different thesis statements responding to Chip Stern’s article on “Biker Brats,” with 1 thesis agreeing with Stern and 1 disagreeing with him. Include at least three reasons supporting each (in a separate sentence or after a “because…”). Come to class prepared to share & discuss these thesis statements.
Write and post your responses to Joi and Munair’s essays.
Bring in a new sentence you like, prepared to discuss what you like about it.
Find and bring in another sentence you like.
NEW FOLKS: Please handwrite your CATW essay response to Gloria Naylor’s “A Word’s Meaning…” (handed out in class), then type it up in Google Docs and submit it HERE. You can also e-mail me if you have any difficulties setting up your CT email or OpenLab account.
Please arrive in class ready to read closely and comment on the following essays by your classmates:
Bonus points if you can print them out! Printing services are available in the General Building (near Adams St side of City Tech) on the 6th floor as well as in the library (4th floor of the Atrium building—between Namm and the General building). You can print up to 30 pages a day for free.
See you in the morning,