January 27, 2017
Today in consulting, we did a number of things.
First, I had the students pull up the scheduler for one-on-one meetings and schedule their meetings with me if they hadn’t done so already.
Then we had a discussion about their impression of the first project. I asked them to explain the project to me as they understood it, and together, we worked to get a better sense of what was expected of them. We reviewed basic terms from the class so far (genre, conventions,etc), and made sure students felt semi-confident with the ideas.
Then we did a genre activity with the bizarre ISU genre of toilet talks. Here are those directions.
- Go to http://wellness.illinoisstate.edu/living/toilet/
- Peruse Toilet Talk archive for 5-7 minutes by yourself/small groups
- Try to come up with a convention list for the genre of the Toilet Talk by comparing similarities/differences between examples
- Come together and list on the board conventions of Toilet Talks
- Consider the following questions, too:
- Who writes/composes it? (Specific characteristics/attributes)
- Who reads/interacts with it? (Intended audience vs unintended?)
- What is its purpose and function?
- What is up with the location??
- Create your own in a small group! (Make sure you adhere to the genre conventions!)
- Try to have fun?
Students didn’t finish creating their own, but we will continue working next week and then wrap up the activity.