And you know, I *thought* I checked the address on this one, and it was
going only to Tania . . . ah, well, I suppose some sentiments *ought* to be
expressed publically, and this is the universe's way of making that happen
. . .
Again, congrats, Tania, and congrats to the folks in Calgary who had the
goos sense to hire her!!
--On Monday, May 20, 2002 9:39 AM -0400 Marcy Bauman <[log in to unmask]>
> Whoa, Tania, congratulations! Heading back to the west, eh? I'm really
> glad this position worked out for you!! (You're in the best phase of the
> job hunt, in my opinion -- that lo-oong stretch where you can think really
> happy thoughts about the job but you don't actually have to do it yet!)
> Good luck finishing the dissertation, and with your move, and everything.
> And I'm sure I'll see you at an Inkshed sometime soon . . .
> --On Friday, May 17, 2002 5:54 PM -0400 "Tania S. Smith"
> <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > This issue of "real" writing situations has been a preoccupation of mine
> > ever since I first started conversing with Inkshed colleagues. I think
> > Russ's comments on writing situations have been some of the most
> > influential to me over the years. Rob Irish, I'd be interested in
> > perusing some of the literature you mentioned on metacognition... once
> > I'm not so busy with my dissertation and moving to my new job in
> > Calgary!
> > I think "owning" a piece of writing is all about learning to respond to
> > a rhetorical situation you've thought carefully about. I keep trying
> > new ways of encouraging students to do this.
> > In the current class I'm teaching (intermediate writing), the short
> > assignments early in the quarter require that students actually address
> > the classroom audience, especially in the introduction. Students learn
> > to exercise some rhetorical muscles by directing their writing in this
> > way. For example, here's an introduction to a research assignment that
> > went along with a presentation on a chapter of John Trimbur's text "The
> > Call To Write" :
> > "The chapter that we chose to present to you today is about
> > public documents. Since this is such a huge genre, we decided
> > to narrow it down to a specific community, and then focus on some
> > genres within that community. The chapter does a good job of explaining
> > many different types of genres within different communities, so we
> > encourage you to read through it. Some of these documents you may see
> > on a daily basis. Some you may have never seen before. After reading
> > through this chapter, you may also be surprised to find out how public
> > documents are incorporated in your everyday life."
> > I'm trusting that I'm not the only one who asks students to write this
> > way in formal assignments even though it's so unlike the usual academic
> > essay. I am not focusing on only preparing them for other university
> > classes.
> > The ethos that comes through these words is a student (actually a group
> > of 3) who took time to think about the impact of the essay on a real
> > audience.
> > And yes, their fellow students were assigned to read a draft of this
> > paper before the presentation. It really did reach the "real"
> > audience. At the end of class the classroom audience filled out an
> > online form addressed only to me (with room for comments) that assessed
> > the integration of the paper and the chapter they covered in their
> > presentation. That classroom assessment counts for half their
> > presentation grade, and perhaps even more, since I also consider the
> > students' discursive comments as I make my own assessment. Then the
> > presenters get the comments of their peers with the students' names
> > removed. We also have an online discussion area where some students
> > have posted their feedback on the paper and presentation.
> > Hey, I sure am trying, anyway.
> > Tania Smith
> > Ohio State University
> > (Soon to be @ U of Calgary)
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> Marcy Bauman
> Media Consultant
> College of Pharmacy
> University of Michigan
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