Wednesday Work in Lab
1) In the lab period, keep working on your revision of the practice CATW test that you did in class last week. Type your revision and save it in a word file as you go along. Remember that I don't mark anything so feel free to make as many changes as you think will make your essay stronger. Also feel free to change your argument or examples, but do work with the same reading. Read over your work carefully. When you've completed your revision, post it in the comments here. (Folks who didn't do their practice test last week: take about 90 minutes to complete it and post it here.)
2) When you've posted your revised draft, begin to read the essays of your classmates. Choose at least two essays and respond to them by noting at least one strong point of their essay and at least one thing that could be improved. BE SPECIFIC and use the categories we discussed in yesterday's class.
3) If you complete steps your essay and response, you can use the rest of the lab to work on your next reading and post from Brother, I'm Dying. If not, complete it for Thursday. Here's the assignment (all groups this time): Read the chapter "Gypsy" (pages 112-123). In your post, both summarize and respond to the chapter. Describe its most important ideas and respond with drawing on your own experiences. As a part of your post, talk about the title of the chapter and its significance.