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1Project One: The Writing Process In this project, you will be analyzing and reflecting on your writing process, supported by three texts by writing experts. This project willhelp to create mindfulness about your process asyou develop specific academic writing skills.Learning OutcomesWhile all of the Core Values of FYW apply to allICC1 assignments, this assignment in particular isdesigned to create a greater self-awareness ofyour writing process (Core Value I) and how itrelates (or not) to published accounts (CoreValue II) of the writing process by experienced,successful writers.Core Value III—writing isrhetorical—provides the basis for many possibleangles of analysis and self-reflection.Throughout the duration of Project #1 Students will increase their understanding of their own writing process and how it is rhetorical.Students will develop awareness of how learning to write is a life-long process.Students will experience writing as a multi-step, interactive process.Students will reflect on and critique their own and others’ writing.Students will engage with important ideas from Writing Studies, including “rhetorical situation.” Students will engage with important ideas from composition theory.Students will draw on their own experiences and perceptions to interpret composition theory.Skills Developed in Project #1Reading comprehensionUsing identification sentences/“lead in” sentencesUsing signal phrase for quotesQuote “sandwich”Practice using templates for agreeing/disagreeing from They Say, I SaySummary writingSynthesis writing
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2Readings“Shitty First Drafts” by Anne Lamott (PDF in Blackboard)Revision is Central to Developing Writing” by Doug Downs (PDF in Blackboard)“Your elusive creative genius” by Elizabeth Gilbert ()Project Components1.Summary + Critical Engagement Assignment (guidelines below)a.Each reading summary should be one paragraph of approximately 200 wordsfor each reading; use APA for bibliographic information.2.Writing Process Analysis Essay drafts + feedback + revisions (guidelines below)3.Reflection (separate document in Blackboard)Summary+ Critical Engagement Assignment for Project #1The Summary +Critical Engagement Assignment is aform of practice—a process that writers go through as theyprepare to write for an audience. While the assignment is rather structured, the goal is foryou to develop/modify the writerly practice to use in the future. The critical engagement assignment is not anessay, but will help you to write your essay.The Summary + Critical Engagement Assignment helps you achieve multiple goals in service of the Core Values, including Engaging in close, critical reading that encourages reflection, analysis, and evaluation of texts and their ideas;
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