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The Culture of Hands, realize & revise

The Culture of Hands, realize & revise

first drafts are always a mix between unfortunate and a half done ideas. Parts of my paper work already, but there are some areas that could be touched up on to make it that much smoother and have a stronger impact. Some of my ideas for change came up before my group even looked at the paper, other things were discussed in the group, or they provided ideas on how I might want to further what I say. Things that…

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Final Review of the Product

Final Review of the Product

Weak points: A lot of the time I resort to paraphrasing my work and not making clear my evidence. I was told that the introduction was a bit rough, while it tried to set up the essay, there would be a bit of confusion for any newcomer that tried to read my essay. Terms that they wouldn’t completely understand. Throughout my essay though, my sources are limited. They don’t have a strong and direct voice in the paper. My focus…

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Analyzing Problem 23

Analyzing Problem 23

The best way to show someone how to speak and communicate is to start off with the basics. In Problem 23, a teacher begins by dictating a short sentence, “I love the puppy.” Students are then expected to write down the sentence with the correct spelling. She adds on to the writing experience by asking for all the students to write down an additional 7 spelling words. She then begins an interactive activity of correcting all the words and having…

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Welcoming in the Newcomer (idea gathering)

Welcoming in the Newcomer (idea gathering)

Discourses. For what feels like a hundred times now. Discourses are the doing-saying-believing combinations that a person/group of people practice. It incorporates the language, communication, and culture. The way and how a person talks. I, like everyone else, have a set of discourses that I’m fluent in. But the one that I think that would be the most entertaining to introduce a newcomer to would be my discourse as a ceramist. Since I’m fairly new to this as well, yet…

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Literacy Archive Project Reflection II

Literacy Archive Project Reflection II

This project started back at the begining of the year when English 122 did. From there we learned what discourse was, who Delpit and Brandt would be to us, and this semester we wrapped up our masters with Alexander. This multi-month project has led to here. The end. After writing our own stories, we went back and analyzed our peers and compared them with the thoughts of our masters and ourselves. In the essays, we were told to create layered…

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Revision Reflection I

Revision Reflection I

From last wednesday to today, I’ve spent a couple scattered hours working on revising my literacy analysis. From my first draft, I was given some advice to expand where I made connections between the experts of literacy and my own analysis as well as to the pool of literacy narratives that my analysis is based on. My conclusion was lacking in leaving a final impact and wasn’t fully expressing my train of though, that was one paragraph that multiple people…

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Revision Plans

Revision Plans

While experiencing some technical difficulties with the video, I’ve decided to post the general summary here. This is what I hope my revision will work to accomplish. First of all, as suggested by comments on my paper, I’m going to go back and add more direct conversation between Alexander and the rest while also checking my terms with how I presented them in the essay. My introduction needs to be worked on, focused more on the direction of the essay…

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Initial Findings

Initial Findings

From the first few stories that I have read, there is certainly a theme among them. Every story can be tossed into a category. Most of them were victims or heroes. One was a prodigy. Another could make a case for an outsider. Most of the stories were able to shake the cookie cutter master narratives and become more individualized to the person, yet all the stories managed to have a common thread. The most popular category that I chose…

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Reading Alexander

Reading Alexander

Alexander took over 700 essays on literacy and broke them up into eight categories. The most common theme that she was able to place a literacy narrative into was “Success.” That was when a story linked their success with liberation and development. Every category was listed with an explanation of what it meant and how it was linked and while every story could have multiple categories, she limited it to only one. These categories were known as a whole as…

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Rising Needs

Rising Needs

At the beginning of 122, you asked us what a teacher was. People tossed around answers and for the most part, you agreed with them. Except you shied away from the idea that a teacher should inspire a student. Something to hope for yes, maybe. but not necessarily a norm. But it should be. Students are young and stupid. Too many of them don’t know what they have and what they’ll need. They need teachers to inspire them and challenge…

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