Staff Meeting 1/10/00
Welcome and Introductory Remarks by
Lecture Overview with Patrick Sinclair
Current Performance Schedule of Winter
The Writing Curriculum for Winter:
Two episodes of the Monkey King, January 14-15
at the Barclay
Resources at http://e3.uci.edu/faculty/losh
to those who contributed to the electronic archive in Fall!
Week One: Identifying Genre
Its role in the writing
Guidelines for choosing the passage for your section
(20 lines relevant to cultural
Model passages (from the Lotos Eaters or the Sirens)
Using the Pre-Writing
Teaching close reading
Teaching the use of reference works, especially the
use of a dictionary
"Genre Theory" in Rhetoric and Composition
Studies -- teaching the conventions of academic writing with an emphasis
on "genre" rather than "form"
Students see a "list" in the guide and nothing else.
Students may not understand the definitions provided.
Random application of too many terms (like problems
Fall Quarter with the list of Logical Fallacies or the Glossary of Film
Terms -- problems with use of academic lexicon)
Continuing problems with basic logic
Demographics of our student population (not well-read,
not culturally literate, etc.)
Connect New Material to the Previous Quarter
Rhetoric: Memory, Arrangement, Invention,
Delivery, Style -- The Oral Tradition in Homer's Odyssey
Use the Lectures
Definitions of "epic" presented in lecture
Use the Reading (The Odyssey)
Close reading for epic conventions: epithet,
epic simile, invocation, etc.
Close reading of passages with generic features:
formal speeches, poems within the poem, etc.
Work from the Writer's
Genre and student interaction: as 1) consumers,
2) producers, and 3) interpreters of texts
Historical and theoretical framework
Four "master genres" that reflect organization
of the English 28 series divided into genres and subgenres
Use this quiz
Use the Sample