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THEME: Language and Literacy English 100: In-class essay assignment (T/Th schedule) Chapters 41, 29, 35 Pip Gordon, instructor You may use any of the following eight readings in your answer. Your answer MUST include reference to at least three texts from this list. You do not need to quote from these texts directly, but you need to demonstrate that you’ve read and understand them. Marjorie Agosin, “Always Living in Spanish” Tanya Barrientos, “Se Habla Espanol” Alison Bechdel, “The Canary-Colored Caravan of Death” Richard Bullock, “How I Learned the Power of Writing” Malcolm X, “Literacy Behind Bars” Marina Nemat, “The Secondhand Bookseller” Shannon Nichols, “Proficiency” Amy Tan, “Mother Tongue” Answer ONE of the following questions: 1.) Why does literacy matter? Use at least three of the above texts to discuss the importance of literacy. 2.) What does it mean to attain literacy or to be literate? Pick three texts from the list above that show different understandings of what it means to be literate. Explain as best you can how each text presents a different kind of literacy. 3.) What are the features common to all literacy narratives? Use at least three of the above texts to discuss the features of literacy narratives that make literacy narratives different from other writing genres. Learning Outcomes: To develop skills in timed writing, namely in relation to the writing process. Students will need to brainstorm, develop, and draft responses to a question in a timed setting modeled after exam essays the students will take in other classes. Audience: Your audience is a college professor who is evaluating your understanding of assigned readings for class. Purpose: To develop an idea relatively quickly and organize that idea into a rough draft with few grammatical/mechanical errors in approximately 45 minutes. Also, to demonstrate an understanding of the general themes of the assigned readings and to demonstrate an ability to put those readings into conversation with each other to produce new ideas. Format: Handwritten in a blue book. Please write legibly. Also, please write on every other line. Students may use the first page in their bluebooks for brainstorming and may write on the front or back of the sheets in their blue book as it suits. Assessment: The in-class essay assignment is worth 5 % of your final grade. The assignment will be scored out of 100 points. Your essay will be assessed both on your ability to write a clear, reasonably error free, full essay. Also, you will be assessed by how well you apply ideas from the readings to explain your responses to the question you chose. Calendar/Process/Due Date: Thursday, September 9: Final day on summary assignment. Devote at least half the class to in-class essay. Students will have read the chapter on “Taking Essay Exams” for class. Tuesday, September 14: Students will have read for class Tanya Barrientos, “Se Habla Espanol” and Alison Bechdel, “The Canary-Colored Caravan of Death” Summary Assignment Due on this day at the beginning of class. Thursday, September 16: Students will have read for class Malcolm X, “Literacy Behind Bars,” Marina Nemat, “The Secondhand Bookseller,” and Amy Tan, “Mother Tongue.” Class will begin with discussion of these readings. The last 50 minutes of class will be for the in-class writing assignment. Students must be given 45 minutes to complete the in- class writing assignment. This means 45 minutes of writing time, in addition to any instruction.
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