So, next week, our meeting will be asynchronous. It will be a bit of a two-parter. We will have a reading (on Perusall) and then a blog post, here on this site. Instructions for joining Perusall and posting on OpenLab are below, should you need a refresher. The reading and blog post should be done by Thursday, March 4 at 11:59 pm:
The reading, as we discussed in last week’s meeting is “Navigating Genres” by Kerry Dirk. This is a reading assigned to students in the 1101 curriculum, and is a seminal text explaining genre theory. For the reading portion of our assignment, we’ll just comment where we are interested, confused, take umbrage, etc… I’d also like us to converse with each other– that is, you can comment on each other’s comments, either just by commenting below, or by using the @ sign (aka @carriehall)
Then, here on OpenLab, write a blog post (I’m guesstimating about 300 words here, but that’s up to you) in which you reflect upon the Dirk article: How do you feel about it? What did you learn from it? How do you think your students might feel about it? How do you feel about teaching genre awareness in 1101?
You will need to check a category to post. Use category: 1101 Unit 1
Sometime between March 4 and March 10 (apologies– this previously said March 11. We will meet March 10!), when we meet again on Zoom, please do 2 things:
- Read people’s OpenLab blog posts. You can comment if you want!
- Read and annotate the (very short) article from Bad Ideas About Writing on Perusall) entitled “Research Starts with a Thesis Statement.”
To join our Perusall site (if you haven’t already,) go to Perusall.com and join. It will ask you for a course code to join. Ours is: HALL-G6ZRH. You will find the readings under “assignments.”
To post a blog post on this site, you must first have joined this site. This requires that you are a member of Open Lab and that you have joined this site (click “join this site” under the image on the project profile page). HERE is some help regarding posting on Open Lab.
Note: I will send you an email with a link to our zoom recording from last week. I don’t want to post it publicly.