We have finally made it to the finish line of the semester in Writing Theory & Practice class. Our final class is next Monday. I am excited for you to complete your final class project. The concept of “Small Bites of Knowledge” is a provocative (and novel) way to explore the process of writing. I am sure this collaboration will be well worth the effort, and I plan to share it with the Equity Unbound network, as should each of you! In addition, I hope your final work will be featured in Kean’s Spring research form entitled “Research Days 2019“.
For the next class?
- There is no more blogging (phew). Your weekly blog now represent a significant part of your portfolio for the course!
- Regarding Small Bites of Knowledge: You will all spend the final class period in a 3-hour “workshop”. I will be on hand to help/advise, etc. I am glad you have a solid block of time to collaborate and complete your final project together. Some suggestions for what to complete before you meet for final class on Monday:
-Make sure you have all of the “vignette” content completed (for each theme). That means you should each complete your five vignettes needed. You might consider using the Peer Review Protocol which provides a few questions to consider as you complete your own work. And you can keep these questions in mind as you consult your colleagues on Monday regarding your contributions.
-In addition to the five final vignettes from each of you, make sure you have a short bio (2-3 sentence) handy for inclusion in Small Bites of Knowledge. I think the sire should reference who you are as authors and collaborators.
-Also, anticipate the necessity of some kind of “cover page” which describes the context and purpose of the site. This is something you might want to work on together Monday night. Think brief “mission statement” or “statement of purpose”. Or it can come across as a description of the collaboration and your hope for your readers in engaging the content. I imagine this statement or description will be a critical component of pulling the project together in a cohesive way.
***You are all encouraged to attend the Winter Symposium on Dec. 13th (Thursday) at 4:30pm in CAS 329. This will be our opportunity to celebrate and acknowledge the holiday season together as a small but special community.
Finally, please submit your final self-assessment portfolio & narrative to me via email by Monday, Dec. 17th. Thanks for a great semester. I have enjoyed getting to know each of you. It has been my sincere pleasure to read your reflections each week and I have looked forward to our insightful conversations. And I can’t believe how it just flew by….