Assignment: Literacy Narrative
Peer Review: 6 December, 2021 (updated)
Due Date: 10 December, 2021
Write Place: In-person, face-to-face Write Place consultancies are required as post-consultancy, written proof that summarizes the visit’s content. The post-consultancy summaries from the Write Place need to be received/forwarded by 10 December.
To demonstrate an effective use of narrative in a discussion of literacy as a concept related to discourses.
Write a narrative (Bowie, Lee) about a narrowly identified, acquired, or learned literacy (Gee) and its impact on how you evaluate discourses. Based on an academic starting point as motivation, discuss your encounter(s) and experiences with the discourse, relationship with it, and its influences. The discussion must show relevance to the rhetorical situation stated below. Refer to assigned source texts as exemplars of how to help the reader understand the narrative.
A group of University of Dayton professors are researching how students use literacy practices to inform their development based on academic concepts of literacy.
Page count: four (4)
All submissions must be MS Word; no PDFs, Pages, Notes, or Google Docs.
Use MLA formatting guidelines: Page numbering, titling, Works Cited page(s), references to concepts, ideas and language from reading assignments–including quotes, summaries, paraphrases.
The essay has to be the basis of, at least, one consultation at the Write Place.
Forward the Write Place consultancy report by the essay’s due date.
Upload the essay to Isidore by the due date.
Gee, J. P. What is Literacy?
Bowie, T.G. Memory and Meaning: The Need for Narrative: Reflections on the Symposium “Twentieth Century Warfare and American Memory”
Lee, M.J. A Lifetime of Reading Taught Min Jin Lee how to Write About Her Immigrant World