Week 3: Revising, Editing, and the Annotated Bibliography

This week, we’ve been reading some excellent literacy narratives and trying to understand what makes them successful. I hope these readings, along with our peer-review activity in class today, have helped you with your own literacy narrative.

Next week we will wrap up our unit on literacy narratives and begin talking about our next assignment—an annotated bibliography of several articles that will help you prepare for the research paper assignment. Here’s a breakdown of how we’ll spend our time in class:

  • We won’t meet on Monday, due to the Labor Day holiday. However, over the weekend, you should synthesize your reviewers’ comments from Friday’s peer review activity and begin incorporating them into your literacy narrative.
  • On Wednesday, we will spend one final day talking about our literacy narratives and how to turn rough drafts into final drafts. Please read pages 235–246 and 333–337 in the Norton Field Guide before you come to class and be ready to ask any final questions you have about the literacy narrative assignment.
  • On Friday, you will submit a printed copy of your literacy narrative at the beginning of class. In addition, you should upload an electronic copy of your essay to your Google Docs account and share it with me before you come to class. (I will show you how to do this in class on Wednesday.) Friday will also mark the start of our second unit—the annotated bibliography. Please read pages 400–403 in the Norton Field Guide, as well as “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” by Nicholas Carr (linked on the FSTY 1310 syllabus and which you should have read for that class on Wednesday) and “Our Cluttered Minds,” by Jonah Lehrer. (Bring printed copies of both articles to class.) [Update: For those of you without NY Times accounts, I have put a PDF copy of "Our Cluttered Minds" on the Readings page.]

If you have any questions about these plans, please leave a comment on this post or send me an email. I’ll see you in class on Wednesday—until then, I hope you enjoy your Labor Day weekend!

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