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Writing in the Disciplines: Assignment Design Strategies for scaffolding writing projects Jonna Gilfus Writing Studies, Rhetoric and Composition.

Syracuse University Who are your students as readers & writers? not just in your classroom, but in their lives outside of school?

What is expected of you in this new teaching climate, and what do you want to learn to do better or differently as a result? Source Use Some interesting findings from The

Citation Project Source Use Some findings to consider

Source Use Some findings to consider Scaffolding Doing More

with Less Low Stakes Writing For an inexperienced academic writer, "[t]he words of the discourse are too socially and conceptually distanced from the writer for her

to reshape them in any way, and she does not have the confidence in her language ability to even try" (126).~ Anglil-Carter, Shelley. Stolen Language? Plagiarism in Writing. New York: Longman, 2000. Heuristics

Notice & Focus Quick & Dirty Research Focused Freewriting Rhetorical Sourcing Mini-Dialogue Rhetorical Summary

Three Steps of Notice and Focus* STEP 1: Repeatedly ask yourself, What do you notice? (Cite details, and generate an extended and unordered list. Slow down and look carefully.) STEP 2: Rank the three details that seem most interesting, significant, revealing or strange. STEP 3: Say why you find these three details most interesting,

etc. *From Rosenwasser and Stephens Writing Analytically. Thank you!

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