Responses to Readings
Task: Drawing upon guided discussion, students will access, analyze, and share two scholarly sources with specific linguistic based content pertaining to these essential features of linguistics.
Brainstorm and Research Questions: 5 points
What is the general context of the journal article? Articulate your main research question that will drive your inquiry and two related sub-questions that will also serve as a guide to this paper.
Statement of Purpose: 10 points
Use the rhetorical acronym PAIBOC to guide this pre-write. What is the overall purpose of this activity? Who will be your primary and secondary audience(s)? Your peers? Teachers of English as a Second Language? What specific information will you be looking for? What special benefits will your readers gain? Who will benefit? Are there any caveats or obstacles that you must overcome to complete this project? Be sure to establish, describe, and discuss the general context of the issue or controversy.
First Draft: 10 points
Write a three page review (double spaced) of the article. How is the content relevant to Linguistics for Teachers? Remember to situate your discussion within the context of the teaching of writing, English language, or literature to multicultural Belizean students.
Cover Memo: 10 points
Use the conventional memo format to write a single-spaced, one-page memo to the instructor. Describe the thought processes you went through as you worked on this paper. Discuss your reaction to the content. You should initial your memo by hand just beside your name The Cover Memo is written last but placed on top.