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February 2

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 ENC 2210
Daily Agenda
February 2, 2009


  • Did anyone participate in the homeless survey? Responses?
  • Appoint a time-keeper for today's class. Please keep people on schedule and help the time-keeper to keep people on schedule.
  • You must turn in syllabus responses and permission forms this week. Turn them into my office--in my inbox, by the end of the day on Friday. Hard copies of both are required.
  • I have to attend a speaking event in Tampa and will be here only for the first few minutes of class.  Your primary responsibilities are to complete and post your responses to the following:

VERY IMPORTANT--Read the directions and follow them!!!! During class and throughout the semester!

In-class Activities:

1. In-class writing:
If you do not have one already, create a page for in-class and/or homework. You can also include this response in a blog, if you have created one. Just make sure all of these responses are in one place so we all can keep track of them.
What are your goals for your life? What are your goals for attending college? What are your goals for this class? What do you hope to accomplish by taking this class? What is your vision of your future?  If you could accomplish anything, what would it be?

2. Mission Statements (2:15-3:00)
A. Review the following definitions and mission statements:
B. Find three mission statements from other groups, non-profit organizations, or companies and post them on the Mission Statements page. 
C. Form groups of three. What do these missions statements have in common?
What makes some better than others?
What is the purpose of the Dilbert site?
Include your comments on the Mission Statement page next to the link to the mission page.
D. Create a new page linked to your course wiki site for your own mission statement.  Look back at your daily writing for today. How is this writing like and unlike a mission statement? Draft a mission statement focusing on your life, college, or this class.
E. Review two or three of your peers' mission statements. Comment on them. What do you like? What is working well? How is your mission statement different? Create links to your peers' mission statements and include on your own peer review page linked to your course wiki.
3. Individual Proposals. (3:00-3:45)
A. Form groups of three (you can form these groups based on people you want to work with, common ideas, or however seems most useful to you)
Individually, review your peers' individually written proposals. Using chapters 3 and 4 as guides, comment on the following:
    What is the rhetorical situation for this project?
    What is the problem and solution? How is it defined? Is it feasible?
    Who is the audience for this project?
    What is the context for this project?
    Refer to the invention questions on pps 38-39--what  questions still need to be answered?
    Is an agency profile included? If so, how is it defined? If not, what needs to be included?
    Using the Writing Workshop Guide for Letter of Inquiry on page 75, answer the questions as they relate to the individual proposal.

B. Post your written response on each of your peers' wiki pages and link it to your own page--on a page titled peer review. 

4. Class Discussion 3:45-4:00. As a class, decide on your groups and group projects. Use your individual proposals as a guide.
5. Revise/Draft Group Proposal 4:00-4:45.  As a group, use your individual proposals and their responses to draft a group proposal directed to your audience.  Post this proposal to your project wiki page (linked to each of your individual wiki pages). You should also link this project wiki page to the overall projects page that is growing on the wiki site.
6. If there is time, review others' group proposals and comment on them briefly.
Homework for Monday, February 9

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