Leonardo da Vinci, Archimedes Screws and Water Wheels, c. 1503-1507
Phase TwoStudents begin phase two by inaugurating their field research plans. While students do field work outside of class, class time itself is devoted to learning and practicing with production technologies. We also begin our discussion of the rhetoric of science and continue analyzing examples of science writing. In addition to technology workshops, we commence with segment workshops. At the beginning of the phase, students also begin documenting their individual work in their Field Journals. By the end of Phase Two (week nine), students will have produced their first segment, which will be presented and evaluated during an assessment workshop.
Phase ThreeMuch like Phase Two, the third and final phase centers around the conducting of field research and the production of another segment. This entails both segment and assessment workshops. We continue to examine and discuss science writing samples and to think through the rhetoric of science. Following Thanksgiving Break and the finalizing of Segment #2, students articulate their segments into the “Final Story,” which pulls the two segments together into a cohesive and coherent whole. The semester ends with final presentations and the submission of Field Journals, which, again, document a student’s individual contributions to collaboratively produced segments.
English 401 Sequence