ELO - Discussion Post Redux

Use "1-2-3 Rule" - Revise E E Cummings or "Yellow Wallpaper"

Revised Due Date: Sunday, 2.19.17, before Midnight!

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Your ELO (Extra Learning Opportunity) Assignment, Should You Choose to Accept It:

STEP #1 - CHOOSE DISCUSSION POST TO REVISE:

Using "The 1-2-3 Rule" - see our News Items, screenshots, below - choose one of the two following Discussion Posts - choose the one that requires the most revision - either:


  • e e cummings poem from Course Content
  • "The Yellow Wallpaper"


STEP #2 - REVIEW ALL RESOURCES:

See my additional resources, below - also in our News Items - as to how you may effectively revise your post in order to receive the maximum full, earned credit possible.


*This includes our Discussion Post Smore, as well as our "1-2-3 Rule" Smore:


Discussion Post Smore:

https://www.smore.com/y334f


"1-2-3 Rule" Smore:

https://www.smore.com/nnd95


STEP #3 - REVISION:

Revise your original post, using "The 1-2-3 Rule," also known as "Context - Evidence - Analysis," as well as the additional tips in our Discussion Post Smore.


STEP #4 - RUBRIC:

Check your work against the rubric, below, to ensure you have made significant revisions to merit 100% credit on this assignment:


STEP #5 - SUBMISSION TIME:


  • Use ".doc," ".docx," or ".pdf" file types, only - submit only (1) Word document, please - include everything on the same document!
  • Use an MLA Header at the top left of your first page
  • Copy and paste your original Discussion Post into your Word Doc, and label it "Original Discussion Post - and put the title of your poem or story discussed in quotes
  • Label your next section "Revision," and add your revised Discussion Post, here.
  • Label your final section "Reflection," and discuss in a paragraph of 6+ sentences how your revised paragraph is a significant improvement from your first post. In addition to discussing your use of "The 1-2-3 Rule," include your careful consideration of:


--Grammar

--Diction (lack of repetition; use of SAT words and formal English)

--Syntax (sentence structure)

--Varying your sentence length

--Analysis of at least (1) literary device used by the author within the poem or

short story in your Discussion Post revision

--Made an original point - did not copy ideas from other posts

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Worth up to 10 points on your Modernism Unit Test. So do a SUPERIOR job.

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News Item -Posted 1.27.16 - How to Write Persuasive Discussion Board Posts

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Example - See "Superior" Discussion Post in Light Green at Bottom Right

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The above example, "Superior - EX#3" - is what you want your Discussion Posts and Replies to Look Like:

Remember:


  • Use a good balance of "The 1-2-3 Rule" - "Content - Evidence - Analysis"
  • Grammar: Vary your sentence structure and length
  • Use "partial quotes" - using only a few important words, or a phrase, will help you to avoid plagiarism - but don't forget to also cite your source when writing research papers!
  • For replies to peers - use different quote from the text, or take the discussion in a different direction
  • Always use "Netiquette" - be polite - the most persuasive speakers and writers always pay acknowledge their oppositions' viewpoints - If you have learned how to write a "Counter-Argument," it is using this format. We will work on this as you get closer to paper-writing time!
  • Always do your best work!
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See Our News Item Dated 1.31.16 - "The Burkean Parlor" - for a More Philosophical Discussion of Revision - Helpful You Tube Video, Too!

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After Each Revision, Walk Away for at Least 30 Minutes - This Helps You to Clear Your Head, and to Gain Perspective / Objectivity Regarding Your Writing

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When You Need a Break, Take One - Hint: Do Some Origami for 30 Minutes

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Then, Get Back to Work - Revise Again - The Best Writers Perform Multiple Revisions on Their Work!

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With a Fresh Set of Eyes, Reread Your Revision Objectively - What Else Can You Still Revise?

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Click Here: e e cummings

"anyone lived in a pretty how town"

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Click Here: Gilman's Commentary

"Why I Wrote the Yellow Wallpaper" (1913)

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Resource - Click Here

Rhetorical (Persuasive) Writing - Purdue OWL

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Resource - Click Here

Writing Rhetorically (Persuasively) Using Evidence

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Work hard, and the points will come. Looking forward to seeing your revisions! - Mrs. Wolff

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