WRIT2002: Advanced Writing and Rhetoric

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WRIT2002: Advanced Writing and
Rhetoric
Writing Hub
Frances Di Lauro
WRIT2002: Advanced Writing and Rhetoric
Context:
› Senior, 6 credit point, Writing Hub unit
› Elective (no major)
› Size of Cohort: 62 students
› Blended delivery
- Live
• “flipped” lectures
• 2 traditional lectues
• seminars
• live excursion
- Online
• 2 online lecture
• Assignment submission, marking and assignment return
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Learning Spaces:
› PNR Learning Studio 311 (flipped or reverse lectures)
- Flat Room
- 72 seats
- 18 pods, each with a computer and a large monitor
› PNR Learning Studio 316 (seminars and tutorials)
- Flat Room
- 30 seats
- 15 desktop computers on spider arms
› Outdoor field trip
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The image below is from the following webpage:
http://vostokzapad.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/wall-graffiti.jpg
http://vostokzapad.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/wall-graffiti.jpg
http://tinyurl.com/lz2p44e
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The above image is from the following webpage:
www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/438656/20130223/banksy-slavelabour-auction-street-art-wood.htm
Background given to students:
“Several weeks ago, the mural disappeared from
the wall. A photograph of the piece later appeared
on the cover a catalogue advertising items for
auction at a US auction house.”
Students were instructed to watch a news clip:
www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/video/2013/feb/
24/banksy-mural-miami-auction-video
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Week 1
Individual:
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preliminary research
other perspectives
questions
brainstorm
create a thread on discussion
board
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For example:
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A student of history might develop questions about
the contribution of street art to public and social
records.
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A psychology student might consider the effects of
such an event on the morale of the local community.
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A law student might explore the legitimacy of the
removal of the art and about who is entitled to sell it.
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Week 2
Collaborative:
• view basic article
• further research
• record findings and references
in group journals
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In In
In In
Week 3
Collaborative:
• complete Wikipedia editing training
module and create account
• compare group research results
with original article
• add new research to a class wiki
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In In
Week 4
Collaborative:
• follow instructions highlighted in
yellow on class wiki
• edit and proofread the work
highlighted in purple
• integrate with existing article on
Wikipedia
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In In
In In
WRIT2002: Advanced Writing and Rhetoric
Objectives:
› evaluate the effectiveness of this text
› assess the rhetorical situation and apply to
debate current issues
› analyse the rhetorical strategies in the text
› seek connections between arguments and
contexts
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WRIT2002: Advanced Writing and Rhetoric
Outcomes:
› plan for and meet goals and deadlines, both
independently and as a team member;
› demonstrate skills in research and analysis
to link information in an original way
› apply the concepts of rhetorical reasoning in
evaluating discussions on current issues and
defend an ethical and logical argument
effectively in various mediums
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In In
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WRIT2002: Advanced Writing and Rhetoric
Student Comments:
› “It developed my ability to use different mediums of texts and
technology and helped me to evaluate and integrate different
styles of learning.”
› “The technology and activities allowed great group work, which
made the learning activities enjoyable.”
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› “Most lectures consisted of group work and peer evaluation. I’m
now a lot more confident as a student in group work settings.”
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› “The level of interaction and the group-focused learning
structure me make some friends from my course for the first
time!”
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WRIT2002: Advanced Writing and Rhetoric
Acknowledgements:
Thank you to Susan Atkinson and
Roman Tantangelo, of Sydney
eLearning, for your invaluable guidance
and support.
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/4748063.stm
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