About this week
In this final week of Unit 1, you will focus on preparing to submit the complete, revised, and edited version of Project 1: The Research Process, which is due at the end of the week. Please note that this includes one new section, the Research Reflection, along with revised and edited versions of the other sections that you drafted during Weeks 1-4. To assist you with the process, you will review and implement revision and editing strategies and you will learn about the benefits of metacognitive reflection.
- Understand and practice revision and final submission strategies
- Understand and produce metacognitive reflection
- Consume this week’s required readings and media
- Participate in Discussion #5: Preparing the Final Submission
- Submit final draft of Research Process Project
- Writing and Revising Academic Projects Learn about how to effectively revise an academic writing project and to go beyond proofreading and editing.
- Reflection: We’re Always Doing It This source introduces you to reflective writing and why it is beneficial to both your writing process and your writing products.
- Higher Order Concerns V. Lower Order Concerns, otherwise known as global v. local concerns. When revising and editing you need to consider both of these issues.
- Edit Your Essay, a quick guide for questions to ask yourself as you are doing a final revision and editing session.
- Editing and Proofreading Strategies, a list of strategies you can employ as you get your project ready for submission.
- What is Metacognition? (1:38), a short video that offers a brief overview of metacognition in relation to learning
- English Grammar, a website dedicated to all things grammar-related
After you’ve reviewed the above materials, head to this week’s discussion. Respond to the prompt by Thursday at 11:59pm. Then read the comments posted by your classmates and respond to at least two of them by Sunday at 11:59pm. Do your best to fully engage with their posts by responding to a specific point they made. For more information, see the discussion rubric on the Rubrics page.