Tonight, we are honored by several special guests: Drs. Barker, Lanigan, Busl, Bender, Brown, and Souris.
Let’s spend the first hour or so of class in conversation with them!
Discussion of readings
McComiskey, Ch. 4-6
- What did you learn about the field?
- What questions do you have?
- What ideas do you have?
- What resources can we find for each disciplinary area read about for tonight?
- Let’s add them to the resources page.
Booth, The Craft of Research, “From Topics to Questions” + “From Questions to a Problem” (Ch. 3 and 4)
Writing Assignment Workshop
Let’s talk a bit about the read-around. Have you made choices? Have you started? How may I help? What can we workshop tonight to help you with the read-around?
Do you want to explore the next one yet?
Prompts, Area 2: Getting to know the field
- Part 1: The Read-around (due 10/3, 10%)
- Part 2: Field-Forum-Audience Analysis(due 10/10, 5%)
- Part 3: Methodology Exploration Map + Description (due 10/31, 5%)
Planning for next time
Let’s go find some conference proceedings, online, for next week’s reading. (I have a few, but haven’t posted them yet. I’ll do so tonight!)
For next time
- Browse/explore/read conference proceedings: Making the Connection: Language and Academic Achievement among African American Students. Proceedings of a Conference of the Coalition on Language Diversity in Education OR Conference Proceedings, Center for the Study of Rhetoric in Society OR Rhetorics Change/Rhetoric’s Change (RSA, 2016) OR find one of your own!
- Search the internet and see if you can find examples of people delivering conference talks (preferably in our field).
- Locate a CFP (or two or three) for conference you are interested in. Search their websites for old convention programs (to read the abstracts for sessions).