This is the post for the week of July 27–August 1, 2016.
Readings for the week of July 27
For this week, please read the following as needed:
- Genre Analysis Report Assignment (Your final exam, Due 8/13, no grace period)
- Genre Analysis Examples
- Genre Analysis Proposal Assignment (Due 8/2, 2-day grace period)
- Genre Analysis Progress Report Assignment (Due 8/8, 2-day grace period)
Work for the week of July 27
Choose your focus for Project 4, following the advice in Step One of the assignment. Consider the various kinds of writing you can examine in your report, and choose one that you have not yet written in your career but that you want to know how to write.
Write your proposal, following the instructions on the Genre Analysis Proposal page. If you need an extension, take advantage of the 2-day grace period for daily work. The proposal is an important part of the process, since it makes sure that you’re on the right track before you dive into writing the actual report, which is worth 15% of your course grade.
Begin your research for the project, and be sure to keep track of your sources for your bibliography. This is a large project, so I encourage you to work steadily over the remaining weeks of the course, rather than waiting until the last minute.