Writing Circles

Please submit your writing circle responses to me and share with your peers through email, shared Googled Doc, or Word attachment. (Out of respect and concerns for privacy, do not post to your blogs).

Proposal Commentary

Into the first weeks of the semester and ED253, you will become a member of a writing circle.  Simply, the intention of your circle is to support each other’s writing.

Please use your knowledge of class discussions and topics, ideas about the history of the present and/or service learning, the assessment rubric and proposal guidelines to guide your written commentary of your partners’ proposals. Every group member is to respond to TWO proposals. Be thoughtful, constructive, supportive and serious in all that you do!

Writing circles can work online, using Google Docs to share, read, and comment on essay proposals and drafts.  On some occasions, writing circles will have opportunities to meet, organize, and discuss during class.

Your responsibility is your ability to respond!

Your writing circle will be active at two times during the semester, in support of the Service Essay and the History of the Present Essay. I will assess your written commentary using the WebLog assessment rubric.

(~250 words or about 1 page for each essay review)      Assessment weight = 1+1 grade points

The Writing Center at John Carroll

Location: O’Malley Center 207
Phone: 216-397-4592

The Writing Center is staffed by undergraduate and graduate Writing Consultants. They are trained to help you improve your abilities as a writer. The Writing Center is a useful resource for writers of all skill levels, writers working in any discipline and on any kind of text, and for assistance at any stage in the writing process and on any aspect of writing. Though Writing Consultants are available on a drop-in basis (first come, first served), you are encouraged to make an appointment by calling 397-4529.  Visit the web site for current hours.

Resources for Writers (from the JCU Writing Center)

On-Line Dictionary

A Pocket Style Manual (on-line resources) 

OWL – Purdue Online Writing Lab