Here is our writing project assignment sequence for Spring Semester 2016. A more complete assignment sheet will be offered for each of the 3 separate Writing Projects. Students will participate with the instructor in creating specific writing prompts.
- Writing Project 1 — INVESTIGATE: What scholarly project would appeal to my interests (Telos – purpose)? What current or past events inspire my project (Kairos – contexts)? Why would my project be valuable and appealing to others? (Pathos – sensibilities)? (Readings: “25 Indigenous Projects by Linda Tuhiwai Smith; Examples of articles based on scholarly projects to be decided)
- Writing Project 2 — PITCH: Who would benefit from my project? Why (Telos, Kairos, Pathos)? How would I rebut and refute readers who would resist my ideas (Logos – claims)? Why (Ethos— credibility)? (Readings: “Statement from Alabama Clergymen”; “Letter from Birmingham Jail” by Martin Luther King, Jr.; “Good Storytelling Tool Kit from the Chronicle of Philanthrophy”)
- Writing Project 3 — SYNTHESIZE: What did I learn from completing this project? What life lessons can I share with students who are just beginning their educational journeys? Why (Telos, Kairos, Pathos, Logos, Ethos)? (Reading: “Myth of Sisyphus” by Albert Camus; to be decided).