Week Eight: 10/15 and 10/17

Group Discussion: Alternative Energy Options and HW questions.

Group Exercise/Discussion: Understanding the intended audience in position papers from two summary exerts: Writing for the Intended Audience

Responding Questions:

  1. What would be the main idea of each summary?
  2. What audience might the writer(s) be responding to in Summary 1, and in Summary 2?
  3. What type of source(s) the authors use to support the man idea of their summary?
  4. What type of word choice and style the writers use in the summaries, and how does the language differ?
  5. What type of voice does the text employ? Passive voice construction usually implies a focus on what was done, whereas an active voice emphasizes the doer of the action.

Reading abstracts for relevance using rhetorical situations in science writing:
Group/Class Exercise: IMRAD Content Structure for Research Papers and Abstracts_Fall2018

Best practices for analyzing research:
The Critique Exercise  http://www.stevendkrause.com/tprw/Chapter%207.pdf
The WAC Clearinghouse wac.colostate.edu/The Centrality of Style: The Critique Exercise.

Thesis workshop:  http://www.stevendkrause.com/tprw/Chapter%205.pdf:
The WAC Clearinghouse wac.colostate.edu/The Centrality of Style: The Working Thesis Exercise.