Refer to the Real World Genres for Real World Audiences Assignment. Today we’ll work through how to best conceptualize your final Real World World Genre project. Although you will be receiving specific feedback on the genres you’ve already engaged, the final product should strive to respond to a real world situation.
Think about the contexts in which these different civic writing genres were placed, and about the rhetorical situation that they respond to/create. Can you think of specific examples you’ve noticed around campus? Write a five minute reflection on the rhetorical situation you want to respond to/create with your Real Word Genre assignment.
Definition of Civic Writing Workshop
Refer to the Evaluative Guidelines or answer these questions for yourself and then for your peers:
- Does your paper account for previous understandings of what civic writing entails? Does it refer back to notes written at the beginning of the semester?
- Does the final product show your conception of civic writing at this moment, accounting for the readings and class discussions we have had in class?
- Do you refer to specific class activities that you haven’t referred to in previous papers? What new understandings have you reached?
- Do you elaborate how you see civic writing taking shape in contemporary societies?
- While accounting for your research on advocacy efforts around a particular civic issue, make sure to avoid spending the majority of your paper on regurgitating content you’ve previously written.
- Do you refer to scholars, or speakers, without engaging in direct quotations? You should limit citations to a maximum of 3.
- Does your paper demonstrate careful reflection?
- Does your paper focus on the aspects of civic writing that you deem most important>
- Is the piece should be directed at incoming students/people who are unfamiliar with the concept?
- Does it define civic writing?
- Is there an introduction that explains the purpose of the paper?
- Do you include topic sentences and transitions?
- Do you explain your claims and assertions?
- Do you have a clear conclusion that does not simply reiterate what you’ve already written in your paper but still wraps up the definition?
- Have you edited for grammar and spelling errors?