Today you will workshop your papers:
1. Read each paper aloud: reader is correcting as they go, audience is listening for places they like and places that are confusing.
- Give feedback: 1-2 places to improve; 1-2 places to keep
2. Pass papers to the left and do the following:
- Read title – are you intrigued?
- Check format – is it correct?
- Read through for vocab – circle vague lang (things, stuff, many, very, every, always, etc)
- Answer the question – do I believe this, why/why not?
3. Pass paper again and apply the framework to it – hold it to the standard that you would a piece assigned to read. Discuss with table exigency and purpose – can you distinguish between the two for each piece? Why or why not? Does it read like there is an intended audience, or is it “student-ese” writing?
4. Pass back to writer and do the following:
- Circle the first word of each sentence. Do you need to vary your starts? Do you need to play with sentence length?
- Read through for conciseness – can you condense phrases and ideas into 1-2 words instead?
- Revise and share with email@example.com by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday September 18, 2014.