Instructor: Marlen Elliot Harrison, MA, PhD
About the Instructor: Marlen’s CV
Office and hours: TBA
Courses: English 101
Instructor’s Description and Rationale: Where do you get your news? How do you keep up on your favorite hobbies and interests? Where can you find a wide array of ideas, opinions, images, videos and information? I can answer all three of these questions in one word: MAGAZINE. The word itself can be traced back to renaissance Europe (16th century) and denoted a “storehouse of information” (Dictionary.reference.com). This semester in FYW 101 we’ll learn how to make use of free, online website development software to create individual, themed online magazines, custom-designed warehouses of information. Being the editor of your own site means that you’ll be responsible for all of the content and style of the information you produce. You’ll also need to consider the needs of your audience and the significance of visual rhetoric. Through self-directed writing projects spanning a variety of genres; technology, presentation and language workshops; small group and instructor-student discussion; and writing, reading, and revising activities, students will also be introduced to qualitative inquiry, web 2.0 literacy and achieve a greater understanding of how to use language and technology to communicate in the global community.
Catalog Description: “Writing and Inquiry” invites students to explore questions and think of themselves as writers, constructing answers rhetorically in academic and community contexts. During the writing process, students will consider their own and others’ perspectives on a variety of vital personal, historical, philosophical, and social issues. Taking their own experiences and their peers’ perspectives as credible sources of knowledge, students will expand their inquiries beyond the personal into complex discussions in academic, literary, and public textual forms. Students will also practice appropriate use and critique of technology, using digital sources as support for their arguments and grounds for further inquiry. Students must complete FYW 101 with a grade of “C” or better to register for FYW 102. May not count for the English or writing major or minor. (*fall and spring semesters)
Goals and Objectives:
- Via the course assignments you will experience, discuss, and practice composing a variety of writing styles, genres, and structures including writing for the digital age and an introduction to writing within your professions.
- You will develop critical reading skills that expand your consideration of a text to include rhetoric, structure and aesthetics in addition to content.
- You will learn about and consult course assistants, online and print resources for revising, editing and documenting your writing. Through regular in-class revision workshops; interaction with course assistants and tutors; and through blog participation, you will develop your ability to respond to the writings of peers and your own writings in helpful ways.
- You will practice integrating your reading by way of referencing words, phrases, and sentences that are meaningful to you as you develop your own blogs, projects, and presentations.
- You will develop an on-line presence (WordPress) and create an online portfolio that includes a variety of written work. You will consider, read, and write about a specific theme of your own choosing and develop this online magazine/website by showcasing a variety of information related to this theme, created and written by you.
- You will practice presenting a topic of your choice using a presentation aid for a small group of your peers.
- You will develop deeper understandings of the pre-writing, planning and revision processes in writing.
- You will practice writing for a variety of audiences and develop a sensitivity to audience identity.
- Develop effective writing rituals and interventions for writing and language anxiety.
- You will achieve success as writer-investigators; better understand your own composing processes as well as strengths and weaknesses as writers; understand how to plan and revise your work; and most importantly, you will gain a deeper understanding of how to use language and technology to communicate in academic, community and online environments.
Required Materials: A laptop computer; an active email account; a notebook; a pen; a highlighter; and a folder in which to keep handouts and other printed matter. It would be wise to also have a familiar dictionary/thesaurus bookmarked in your browser. If you have your own laptop, please bring it to each class meeting. Even if we are in a computer lab, you may prefer using your own computer. We will also read the following texts; please be green and frugal by purchasing them used. I have provided links to Amazon.com but please shop anywhere you wish. You will need them within 7 days of the start of classes so order them asap!
Class Format: In this class, you will complete numerous individual reading and writing activities; you will also work together in small groups for feedback and discussion. At the beginning of each class, we will review the homework posted to our sites by our group members and offer comments and questions. We will then spend time reading literature reflective of the week’s theme and then discuss the reading first within our groups and then together as a class. We will meet regularly in small groups of three to review your writing and to discuss any questions you might have. The remainder of the class will be scheduled for writing activities.
Assignments: All assignments will be posted to your WORDPRESS sites. In this way, your site will also double as an online portfolio.
- Homework: Weekly assignments will be posted to your websites. You will often be given time in class to start/complete these assignments. Consider the website a place where you can explore and develop your ideas and get feedback from classmates. The process of reading and commenting on our classmates’ sites is just as important as writing the texts. Afterall, most writing is meant to be consumed by an audience.
- Writing Projects and “Articles”: There will be 4 original writing projects and one multimedia presentation that you will use to create your website. These projects will be approximately 900-1200 words and the presentation 10-15 minutes. They must be appropriately formatted (APA/MLA/AMA/CMS/etc) and the texts written in a variety of academic genres that you would typically find within your field. These writing assignments will be both posted to your websites and used for peer review assignments with classmates. All writing assignments are graded Excellent/Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory; students should expect to revise each writing a minimum of two or three times.
- You will also select and introduce at least 15 additional theme-related “Articles” (texts/videos/images/RSS Feeds from other sites) to help you populate your magazine. These may be “blog entries” in the traditional sense, “advertisements” of your own creation, or any other genre you might typically find in an academic or career-related magazine/website. 2 paragraphs of text minimum per article.
- NOTE ABOUT REVISIONS: When revising an essay, please follow these instructions:
- Please post the revision on the same website page as your original essay and clearly designate which is the original and which is the revision.
- Rather than creating a new set of goals, I would like you to thoroughly explain the changes you made from the previous draft. BE SPECIFIC. I will not accept revisions without a strong 2-3 paragraph explanation statement! Same goes for your peer-editing projects.
- Peer Editing Projects: You will be responsible for responding to and evaluating three essays (2 written by your classmates, 1 written by you). You will explain your edits and responses via rubric and a 2-3 paragraph website entry and discuss them with the writers.
- Portfolio and Cover Statement: You will keep all of your work, including ALL pre-writing such as mind maps, outlines, etc, and all drafts of your essays on your websites. By the end of the semester, you will have fulfilled the requirements for a final portfolio: a collection of work that showcases your learning and development. You will complete this course by writing an additional “cover statement”. Review the guidelines for the Final Portfolio (adapted from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Dept of English).
- Reflective Letters: Your reflective letters will be written to your instructor and should be written with an appreciation for and an understanding of the letter genre. Your voice may be informal and you may use “you”. You will think about your progress throughout the semester and discuss your conclusions both at the mid-term and at the end of the semester. You may make suggestions for future courses, comment on specific assignments or components in the course, reflect on your progress, etc. 3-5 paragrpahs each, double-spaced. I will provide more information in the syllabus below.
The Writing Center: Please remember that UT has an incredible Writing Center located in Plant Hall. http://www.ut.edu/academic-support/saunders/. They have walk-in and appointment times, and can assist you in a number of ways. Please consider visiting the Writing Center if you’re feeling anxious or stressed about your writing for this class. They will not help you with grammar, punctuation, etc, but they will help you to organize your thoughts, plan your essays, and develop your ideas! And best of all, it’s FREE!
Course Assistants: There will be a number of students available to you who have completed English 101 with me in the past. You’ll find their contact information on their blogs, listed on the Blogroll with your classmates’ blog links.
- You are encouraged to communicate with your assistant outside the classroom at least twice during the semester to discuss either 1) a specific text or 2) blog use. In addition, assistants will be making regular contact via your blogs.
- Assistants have been requested to reflect and draw on the types of feedback and discussion they encountered with their professor, fellow students and other sources of support when communicating with you, the student writers. They successfully passed FYW 101 with me at UT and have likely worked with course assistants themselves.
- Additionally, peer mentors have been specifically told not to formally assess student writers’ work nor to act as editors but rather to discuss ideas for projects, help brainstorm and make comments about formatting, organization, language use and other such aspects of the writing process.They can also assist with blog use, presentations and reading aloud.
- Participating in this project is voluntary; students may choose not to work with a peer mentor at anytime and may also choose not to participate in an end of semester survey for the current project at no fear of harm to their grades or relationships with instructor. Should any conflict occur with a course assistant, please contact your instructor and consider switching assistants before withdrawing from the project altogether.
Plagiarism Statement: “Unacknowledged borrowing of ideas, facts, phrases, wordings, or whole words in a paper, as well as the copying of another Students’ work all constitute plagiarism and are unacceptable in the university community. Students turning in plagiarized work may receive a failing grade for the essay or for the entire course. For more information, see the university policy on plagiarism in your student handbook, or ask me. We will also be discussing this topic more in class” (Schragel, 2006, Plagiarism statement).
- Schragel, J. (2006). English 101 syllabus. Retrieved August 20th, 2007, from http://www.people.iup.edu/gxzl/ENGL101.htm
(N)etiquette and Respect: All learners should consider and abide by the following (click the links to read more):
- Rule 1: Remember the Human
- Rule 2: Adhere to the same standards of behavior online that you follow in real life
- Rule 3: Know where you are in cyberspace
- Rule 4: Respect other people’s time and bandwidth
- Rule 5: Make yourself look good online
- Rule 6: Share expert knowledge
- Rule 7: Help keep flame wars under control
- Rule 8: Respect other people’s privacy
- Rule 9: Don’t abuse your power
- Rule 10: Be forgiving of other people’s mistakes
ADA Compliance: The University of Tampa fully supports the efforts and welfare of all its students. The University faculty and staff are mindful of the diversity of the student body and act in ways to promote the academic success of each individual. One such avenue of support lies in the provision of reasonable accommodations to eligible students who may have disabilities as defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). UT is fully committed to act in compliance with all ADA mandated requirements. The Academic Center for Excellence, under which Student Disability Services fall, is committed to the principles and practices of universal design, and provides students with disabilities their needed accommodations that equalize students’ access to the educational experience. If there is any student who has special needs because of a disability, please go to Jennifer Del Valle at the Office of Student Disability Services in North Walker Hall Room 102 to report your needs and provide documentation of your disability for certification. Please feel free to discuss this issue with me, in private, if you need more information.
Attendance and Participation: You will receive points for every class you attend, based on your communication and participation. These points will be 10% part of your final grade and cannot be made up if lost.
- Let’s face it, everyone thinks that class is boring and quiet when you’re not there, so please try to plan on 100% attendance. More than two absences FOR ANY REASON (excluding week 1 which is REQUIRED) will result in a lowering of your final grade by 150 points.
- Welcome to college…a place where it is your responsibility to complete all assignments by their due date, whether you are present in class or not. LATE WORK FOR ANY REASON WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Period. Done Deal. No questions asked. No excuses. No discussion.
- I worry about my students. So, when you are absent, you will email/text me and inform me of your absence and the reason for this absence. In addition, you will state the name and email address of the student you will contact to ask about what you missed due to your absence. You will then email that student (and cc your instructor so I know who you are contacting) to inquire about missed work. I will NEVER contact you about missed work or conferences.
Participation is defined (but is not limited to) as follows (10 points x 10 class meetings):
- Being prepared for class (supplies, texts, etc); showing up to class on time and being ready to work when your instructor begins class
- Actively participating during class activities; asking and answering questions during discussions and volunteering your thoughts. You should plan on speaking up at least once during every class meeting.
- Completing all assignments (including readings) by their due dates
NOTE: All work that is completed according to instructions will likely be considered satisfactory. You must ask yourself what you can do with your work, as a student and as a writer, to move it beyond satisfactory to truly noteworthy. You must go beyond “average” to receive such a grade at the end of the semester. You should consider satisfactory/unsatisfactory as pass/fail and noteworthy to be bonus for outstanding efforts. If a student completed solid, satisfactory work throughout the course, the highest grade that could be earned is 770 C. What will YOU do in this course to shine and achieve the higher grade?
- 10 Reflection, Reading & Planning Posts: 60/40/0 pts (6 pts each x 10; evaluated Noteworthy (6pts), Satisfactory (4pts) or Unsatisfactory (0pts); may NOT be revised for a higher score; all must be completed on time in order to receive full credit; one late/missed assignment allowed)
- 20 Comments on Websites: 20/15/0 pts (1 pt each x 20; evaluated as a group Noteworthy(20)/Satisfactory(15)/Unsatisfactory(0))
- 4 Main Projects (4): 400/300/0 pts (100 pts each x 4; evaluated Noteworthy(100)/Satisfactory(75)/Unsatisfactory(0); all may be revised for a higher score)
- Presentation: 50/40/0 pts (15 pts for first draft evaluated Pass/Fail; 35 pts for final; evaluated Noteworthy (35pts), Satisfactory (25pts) or Unsatisfactory (0pts))
- 15 Additional Theme-Related “Articles”: 45/0 pts (3 pts each x 15; evaluated Pass/Fail)
- Peer Editing Projects: 60/45/0 pts (20 pts x 3; evaluated Noteworthy (20pts), Satisfactory (15pts) or Unsatisfactory (0pts))
- Portfolio Cover Letter: 75/60/0 pts (evaluated Noteworthy(75)/Satisfactory(60)/Unsatisfactory(0); may NOT be revised for a higher score)
- Meeting & Reading Reflections: 50/35/0 pts (10 pts x 5; evaluated Noteworthy (10)/Satisfactory(7)/Unsatisfactory(0); may NOT be revised for a higher score)
- Final Exam: 100/50/0 pts (evaluated Pass/Fail; may NOT be revised for a higher score; completed/pass (100); completed/fail (50); incomplete (0))
- Reflective Letters: 40/30/0 pts total; Mid-term, 15/10/0 pts; Final, 25/20/0 pts (evaluated Noteworthy/Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory; may NOT be revised for a higher score)
- Participation: 100/60/0 pts (3 pts x 20 days; possible 40 pts extra for Noteworthy participation)
A 920-1000 pts; AB 880-919 pts; B 820-879; BC 780-819; C 720-779; CD 680-719 pts; D 600-679 pts; F 599 pts and below
- Deborah Knott’s Critical Reading for Critical Writing
- Geneva Smitherman: “Students’ Right to Their Own Language”: A Retrospective
- Anne LaMott: Shitty First Drafts
- Linda Flower: Writing for an Audience
- Donald Murray: The Maker’s Eye
- Nancy Sommers: Revision Strategies
- Marie Foley: Unteaching the Five-Paragraph Essay
- Nancy Sommers: Responding to Student Writing
- Richard Straub: Responding – Really Responding – to Other Student’s Writing
- Rhetorical Strategies 1; Rhetorical Strategies 2
- Purdue Owl: Annotated Bibliographies; Purdue Owl: Examples of Anno Bibs
SCHEDULE (UT ACADEMIC CALENDAR)
Click each week to view those days’ schedules.
- Week 1: T 8/27 – Classroom Meeting
- Week 1: Th 8/29 – Classroom Meeting
- Week 2: T 9/3 – Classroom Meeting
- Week 2: Th 9/5 – Classroom Meeting
- Week 3: T 9/10 – Classroom Meeting
- Week 3: Th 9/12 – Classroom Meeting
- Week 4: T 9/17 – No class meeting, Small group meetings
- Week 4: Th 9/19 – No class meeting, Small group meetings
- Week 5: T 9/24 – Classroom Meeting
- Week 5: Th 9/26 – Classroom Meeting
- Week 6: T 10/1 – Classroom meeting
- Week 6: Th 10/3 – No class meeting, small group meetings
- Week 7: T 10/8 – Classroom Meeting
- Week 7: Th 10/10 – Classroom Meeting
- Week 8: T 10/15 – Classroom Meeting
- Week 8: Th 10/17 – Classroom Meeting
- Week 9: T 10/22 – No classroom meeting; small group meetings
- Week 9: Th 10/24 – No classroom meeting; small group meetings
- Week 10: T 10/30 – Classroom Meeting
- Week 10: Th 11/1 – Classroom Meeting
- Week 11: T 11/6 – Classroom Meeting
- Week 11: Th 11/8 – No class meeting, small group meetings
- Week 12: T 11/13 – Classroom Meeting
- Week 12: Th 11/15 – Classroom Meeting
- Week 13: T 11/20 – Classroom meeting
- Week 13: Th 11/22 – Classroom meeting
- Week 14: T 11/26 – Thxgvg
- Week 14: Th 11/28 – Thxgvg
- Week 15: T 12/3 – No class meeting, small group meetings
- Week 15: Th 12/5 – Classroom meeting, review of final documents, 2nd draft of autoethnography due.
- Week 16: FINAL EXAM MEETING TBA, Final Portfolios and Reflective Letters Due
SYLLABUS (subject to change)
Remember the Spartan Code! As a member of The University of Tampa Spartan community, I agree and pledge that I will…
- promote and practice academic and personal honesty.
- commit to actions that benefit the community, as well as engage in activities that better others.
- discourage intolerance and acknowledge that diversity in our community shapes our learning and development.
- conduct myself in a manner that makes me worthy of the trust of others.
- recognize the ideas and contributions of all persons, allowing for an environment of sharing and learning.
- accept full responsibility and be held accountable for all of my decisions and actions.
Today in class we will:
- Get to know each other better
- Review course requirements
- Create websites
- Choose topics for course and brainstorm project topics via mindmap
Homework (due Thursday):
- REFLECTION: As learners, we usually start with a great deal of enthusiasm and lose energy as a course progresses. Because of this, the beginning of this course is quite intense and the majority of the workload comes at the beginning. Jump in and do as much as you can now and you will find that the pace slows down considerably and that you have much more freedom in terms of your schedule towards the end.
- Have your books arrived yet?
A. Set up and design your website
- Visit http://Wordpress.com. You’ll find information about setting up your website in WordPress Support.
1) Go to WordPress.com and click the orange “get started” icon.
2) Add your email address.3) Add your website address and username…
- last name followed by first name, e.g. Angelina Jolie = jolieangelina
- no dots, dashes or spaces;
- no special characters like ä or ö;
- This site has no relation to the UT university website and email. Pick a password.
- Write down (or store in your computer or smartphone) your username and password so that you don’t forget them.
4) Next, click CREATE blog (free) at the bottom of the page. Check your email and click the activation link.
5) Login to your website if not already logged in and click MY BLOGS in the top menu of WordPress.com. Find your website and click BLOG ADMIN to get to your website’s DASHBOARD. We’ll do more in class on the first day so please have at least these steps completed.
6) Add your website info at the bottom of this page as a comment. Please include: your name, course number and website address, e.g. Angelina Jolie, 101 H1, http://jolieangelina.wordpress.com. I will use this info to make a master list of website links for the class.
- Pages are blank spaces where we can post information and will comprise the majority of your class-related work on writing & learning. The contents of these pages are not immediately visible on the front page of your website. Unlike posts (explained below), we cannot assign pages to categories. Create 7 new PAGES on your website by scrolling over PAGES in your DASHBOARD. You will use these later in this course: NOTES, PROJECTS, COMMENTS, PEER REVIEW, LETTERS, PORTFOLIO, & GOALS.
- ABOUT: Edit the pre-existing ABOUT page (found in PAGES in your DASHBOARD), delete the existing text and include a short bio, magazine topic and a clear photo of your face (via ADD MEDIA above the text editor). Make sure to mention why you’ve chosen your magazine topic.
- GOALS: Goal-setting is an important tool for learning. In your GOALS page, make a list of at least 3 goals you have for yourself while in this course and explain for each goal how you will go about achieving them. For example: “I want to improve my confidence in speaking to a group. To do this I will speak out in class more often than I usually do.” Part of your participation grade in this course will depend on your final reflective letter which will include an explanation of why and how you either met or did not meet these goals. Feel free to include images, quotes, outside sources, video, links, etc. Please format all information that is neither your own idea nor common knowledge according to APA/MLA/AMA/CMS/etc rules with in-text citations and a final Works Cited/References as needed. page: GOALS
- READING & NOTICING #1: Please post reflections on your NOTES page. You may respond to each reading separately or in unison. As you reflect on what you noticed in the readings, first summarize the most important information that relates to you, a student writer. Next, respond to the article(s) with your own opinions or highlighting what you feel is most important making sure to quote, paraphrase and summarize as necessary. Feel free to include images, quotes, outside sources, video, links, etc. Please format all information that is neither your own idea nor common knowledge according to APA/MLA/AMA/CMS/etc rules with in-text citations and a final Works Cited/References as needed. page: NOTES
- Posts will generally show up on the front page of your website in chronological order and will comprise the majority of your website’s themed content. We can assign posts to various categories of our own making. Go to POSTS and choose CATEGORIES in the dashboard. Create the following three categories: Projects; Articles; and Course Writing. The slugs can be the same words (projects, articles and course writing) and for parent choose none. You don’t need a description.
- POST #1, INTRODUCE YOUR TOPIC: In your dashboard, scroll over POSTS and click ADD NEW. You’ll find the category option just below or next to your text editor; choose Course Writing. Because you have so many other things to do for this class, this blog post won’t be due until next Tuesday, 9/3. First, explain to your audience – a group of people whom you feel are interested in your topic – the relationship between you and your topic and why you are interested in developing a magazine about it. Please provide links to at least three different online magazines/websites related to your own that you will use as models for inspiration and writing genres. You may want to reflect on what you already know about the topic; what you might like to know more about; what most excites you about this topic; why and for whom you feel the topic is significant (who IS your audience?); etc. 3-5 paragraphs. Feel free to include images, quotes, outside sources, video, links, etc. Please format all information that is neither your own idea nor common knowledge according to APA/MLA/AMA/CMS/etc rules with in-text citations and a final Works Cited/References as needed. category: Course Writing
Today when you arrive in class, please immediately begin reading your BLOGROLL group members’ writing (ABOUT, NOTES). We’ll use the first 5-10 minutes of every class as time to read and comment. You’ll need to continue reading and commenting outside of class in order to fulfill the course requirement of at least 20 website comments for your group members throughout the semester. Today we will also review reading strategies, website use/development including security, review the basic requirements of the course again, and get started on our first writing project and articles.
- Mimic & Rip: In-class activity & presentation, “Two websites/magazines that I love…”
- Genre Theory: Getting to know forms and styles of writing
Homework for 6/4:
- Have your books arrived yet?
- POST #2: Do some research online and/or by talking with or emailing professors to identify the most common types of writing you will need to undertake a) for your college major and b) as a professional in your field. Knowing NOW what you’ll need to be able to do later will help us make decisions as you plan and develop your writing projects in this course. 1-2 paragraphs
- “ARTICLES” 1-3: Select and introduce three theme-related “Articles” in different POSTS (texts/videos/images/RSS Feeds from other sites) to help you populate your magazine. These may be “blog entries” in the traditional sense, “advertisements” of your own creation, or any other genre you might typically find in an academic or career-related magazine/website. 2 paragraphs of text minimum per article. category: Articles
- READING & NOTICING #2: Please post reflections on your NOTES page. You may respond to each reading separately or in unison. As you reflect on what you noticed in the readings, first summarize the most important information that relates to you, a student writer. Next, respond to the article(s) with your own opinions or highlighting what you feel is most important making sure to quote, paraphrase and summarize as necessary. Feel free to include images, quotes, outside sources, video, links, etc. Please format all information that is neither your own idea nor common knowledge according to APA/MLA/AMA/CMS/etc rules with in-text citations and a final Works Cited/References as needed. page: NOTES
- READING 1: Linda Flower: Writing for an Audience;
- READING 2: Marie Foley: Unteaching the Five-Paragraph Essay;
- READING 3: Beverly Faryna: Who Am I? Finding Identity & Voice in Composition;
- READING 4: Rhetorical Strategies 1; Rhetorical Strategies 2
- READING 5: Choose any webpage that discusses the basics of the formatting style you have chosen (AMA/APA/MLA/CMS) and discuss some of the basics. Give examples of both in-text citations/notes and final works cited/references/endnotes.
- WRITING PROJECT #1: Develop a narrative story about your magazine topic. 900-1200 words, posted to your blog on its own PAGE and then move that page under PROJECTS in your menu. Please make sure it is properly formatted with references/notes/works cited at end. Feel free to include images, quotes, outside sources, video, links, etc. Please format all information that is neither your own idea nor common knowledge according to APA/MLA/AMA/CMS/etc rules with in-text citations and a final Works Cited/References as needed.
- If your formatting does not successfully transfer to WordPress, just upload the document into your page as a file like you did with your photo on your ABOUT page. But please make sure that the writing is formatted within WordPress.
- ***Remember Shitty First Drafts!!! (LOL)
- Before you begin, in a separate part of the page from the actual writing assignment, identify what your writing goals are: What do you want to accomplish (personal goals for the writing), what kind of writing is this (genre), & who are you writing to (intended audience)? Be thorough and specific and explain how you will achieve these goals. Think of it as a checklist for yourself! 1-2 paragraphs
- At the end, on the same page as above, write 1-2 paragraphs clearly and THOROUGHLY responding to the same questions but in past tense this time, explaining how you accomplished (or didn’t accomplish) these goals/challenges.
- MOST IMPORTANTLY: You MUST have your work read out loud to you by another person while you follow along on your own copy with a highlighter/pen or while the file is open. Reading out loud to yourself won’t be enough. You’ll be shocked how many mistakes you find this way and wonder why no one ever made you do this before. Trust me!
PREVIOUS STUDENTS’ AUTOETHNOGRAPHIES (anyone in the 101 classes)
Some links from Marlen’s blog: