Discussion Forum Links

Chapter 1

#1: In general, how would you describe the teaching styles of teachers in your schooling so far? (p. 3, multiple choice)

#2: What do you believe your learning style is? If you were to place yourself on the Zone of Appropriate Challenge and Growth, where has the majority of your education taken place as a learner? (page 6)

#3: Before reading the narratives above, why do you think individual experience is important? How can we start to connect experiences in academic settings? (page 7)

Chapter 2

#4: Schema-building: What does “reading” mean to you? Who are you as a reader? How would you describe your reading process? (page 9)

#5: After reading Writing in Academic Communities, describe a situation when you found yourself in a new “Discourse Community.” How did it feel? Did you feel that you had to conform, or that you could be yourself? What cues, conventions, or standards of that Discourse Community made you feel that way? (page 11)

#6: Analyze how one of the writers above uses ethos, pathos, and/or logos to appeal to their audience? Reading like a writer, who is their audience? What Discourse Community do each belong to? (page 11)

Chapter 3

#7: In at least 100 words, please explain the process you go through when you write a paper. What steps do you take to move from beginning, middle, and end of a writing assignment? (page 13)

#8: Read your thesis statement and the body of your paper for this assignment and based on what you have written, write out some ideas about what you might include in your introduction and conclusion in consideration of the assignment and you audience. (page 15)

#9: In at least 100 words, share one helpful and one not helpful experience you have experienced with peer feedback? What would have changed the not helpful experience into a helpful one? (page 16)

#10: Revision Plan with Reverse Outline. (page 17)

#11: Revision Plan with HOCs to LOCs. (page 18)

#12: Proofreading Activity (page 19)

Chapter 4

#13: How was the main idea of Pixar’s “Introduction to Storytelling” related to a writer’s rhetorical situation? What ideas from the video were important for framing your message, and your thesis? (page 21)

#14: After reading Should Writers Use They Own English, analyze Young’s audience and intended audience; his purpose; the genre of the article; and his main thesis. What else stood out to you about the choices Young made as a writer? As a writer, what did he do to make you act, feel, or think a particular way as a reader? (page 21)

#15: Reflecting on Obama’s Rhetorical Appeals (page 22)

#`16: Pre-writing Practice with Rhetorical Triangle (page 22)

#1`7: Which of one of the three do we use sparingly in academic writing (summary, paraphrase, or quoting)? (page 25, multiple choice)

#18: Counterargument Activity (page 26)

#19: Make a list of presentations that you have either given or watched that you felt were engaging, interesting, and memorable. (page 27)

Chapter 5

#20: What are some personal experiences you have that relate to larger social issues? Why are these issues important to you?Choose one of these issues to discuss: Why or how would your research of this issue represent an example of “intrinsic motivation” for you? (page 29)

#21: Pre-writing Activity: Draft your Inquiry Question (page 29)

#22: After reading Why Historical Thinking is NOT about History, use evidence from the article to discuss why it is important to carefully evaluate the credibility of a source? What could be some consequences of spreading misinformation? (page 30)

#23: Make an argument for why the chapters in this book should be presented in a different order.Then, reflect: In your opinion, what is the most important chapter or section from this text, and why? (page 32)

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