Learning Outcome: The purpose is to evaluate the performance level that students have achieved in the practical application of skills taught in the basic courses: 1) critical reading, 2) critical thinking, 3) critical writing, 4) information literacy before moving forward in the course. Students may be referred to the Center for Academic Excellence for assistance in deficient areas.
Reference Material: Chapter from Writing Spaces, Vol 2.Walk, Talk, Cook, Eat: A Guide to Using SourcesDownload link available here: https://writingspaces.org/?page_id=172
Requirements: Students must submit at least 2-4 single-spaced pages answering these questions in all 3 Parts. Part 1: SummaryAnswer the following questions (found at the end of the chapter)
- What writing assignments have you received from your various professors? How many of them involve working with sources? What kinds of sources do your professors ask you to use?
- What difficulties have you encountered in finding good sources for writing assignments? How have you overcome those difficulties?
- How helpful is the “recipe analysis” technique for understanding how to go about your assignments? What other analysis techniques have you used to understand writing assignments?
- The metaphors in this dialogue explain some aspects of using sources, but not others. What other metaphors can you think of for working with sources? How would those other metaphors add to an understanding of writing with sources?
Part 2: Reflection
- What did you find most interesting about the reading?