eng122 reflect on the role of writer

Now that you have a topic and have begun research, it’s time to engage in the writing process. In this discussion, we’ll reflect upon the role of “writer” and how we can become more comfortable as writers.

Prior to completing the discussion, read Chapter 3 in College Writing Handbook, examine Steps to Avoiding Plagiarism (Links to an external site.), and review the discussion grading criteria. Then, explore College Writing Handbook Chapter 2 “Web Resources”—watch at least one item from Inspiration from Successful Writers and read at least one article from Essays on Writing.

Reflect

Take careful notes as you watch the video and read the essay. Think about your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors as a student writer.

Write

Summarize the video and article that you reviewed for this assignment and cite the summaries in APA style. (See Quoting, Paraphrasing, & Summarizing (Links to an external site.) and Citing Within Your Paper (Links to an external site.)). Compare and contrast the messages in the two web resources, including a comparison of subject, occasion, audience, purpose, and speaker (SOAPS) in each (See Action Words in Academic Writing (Links to an external site.) and Section 1.2 Understanding Context). Share what you learned from the materials this week and identify your confidence in (or concerns about) your role as a college-level writer. You are invited to share relevant audio, video, or images in your post.

To create a reference citation for a YouTube video:

Lastname, F. M. [Screen name]. (Year, Month Day). Title of video [Video file]. Retrieved from http://xxxxxxxx

If the name is unavailable:

Screen name. (Year, Month Day). Title of video [Video file]. Retrieved from http://xxxxxxxx

To create a reference citation for an online article:

Lastname, F. M. (Year, Month Day). Title of article. Title of Online Periodical. Retrieved from http://xxxxxxxx

To create a paraphrase or summary citation:

Last name or Screen name and year of publication

  • (TED, 2014)
  • (Jackson, 2018)
  • Jackson (2018) claimed that…

To create a quote citation:

Last name or screen name, year of publication, and timestamp (MM:SS)/(HH:MM:SS) or paragraph number (para. #)

  • (TED, 2014, 03:25)
  • (Jackson, 2018, para. 5)
  • Jackson (2018) claimed that “this is an example of a direct quote” (para. 5).

Grading Criteria

Week 2 Discussion: Distinguished Performance

Content

Provides in-depth analysis of the web resources, including unique insight and perspective. Clearly identifies and explains each rhetorical situation through a basic SOAPS analysis.


Critical Thinking

Applies the web resources to personal experience. Approaches others with fair-mindedness and respect. Is willing to consider other viewpoints. Asks classmates clarifying questions and points out other perspectives. Takes time to “think out loud” and explain ideas in detail.

Communication

Text is well written and proofread. Audio and video are clear and understandable. Images are appropriate and well formatted. The message is clear and error-free.

Web Resources

Inspiration from Successful Writers

Essays on Writing

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