Following are your projects for the semester, along with the weight each carries toward your final course grade, using a 100% standard grading scale.
|Blog Posts||Responses to course readings||600 words per week, average (equivalent of 2 doubled-spaced pages)||10%|
|Reflection||Reflecting on how you’ve developed as a writer; your “writer’s story”||1,200-1,400 words (app. 4 double-spaced pages)||10%|
|Critical and Rhetorical Analysis*||Analyzing how writers and rhetors use language and images for various purposes and effects||2,100 words (app. 6 double-spaced pages)||20%|
|Public Issue Argument*||Researching a complex question of your choice and making a rhetorically savvy argument about your findings and thinking; will include an annotated bibliography, a formal proposal, and multiple drafts||2,800 words (app. 8 double-spaced pages)||30%|
|Reflecting on Your Writing||An “afterword” or continuation of your Writer’s Story/Reflective writing||1,400 words (4 double-spaced pages)||10%|
* Note: These projects will consist of a formal, written proposal and multiple drafts that will constitute your grade for the project. See course website for details.