Spring 2018 Metacognitive Reflection

Please address the following in your metacognitive reflections.

Introduction & Rhetorical Context: Introduce yourselves and your essay or project by title. Give a brief summary then discuss the following:

  • Your specific audience and their background knowledge, interest in, and positioning toward your topic
  • Your purpose– very specifically, what do you want you readers to know, do, see, think, or believe after reading your materials
  • Both the immediate and abstract context of your draft

Production Strategies: Discuss your choice of the following rhetorical strategies:

  • Arrangement Pattern(s)– Name describe and discuss why you arranged the composition in the way you did. Discuss both textual and visual choices.
  • Conventions of medium/ genre–What form did your composition take? Why? What conventions (agreed-upon expectations) did you make sure? How did you address them?
  • Rhetorical appeals– How did you build a strong argument? What evidence did you use? How did you build ethos as a writer? What choices did you make about pathos and emotional appeals?

For Group Projects: Each group member to should take a half minute or so to describe their biggest contribution to this draft. Make sure to state your name.

Revisions: Discuss the feedback you’ve gotten on this draft and identify your reviewers. Be specific! Who gave what feedback? What revisions have you’ve made so far? Why? What else would you do given the time?

Leveling Up: As a group, state which of the many scaffolding assignments (level I, level II, level III activities) has been most useful to you or your group during this make cycle. Why? How has that assignment helped you to produce this final draft?

What You Learned about You: Take a minute to reflect on your work process. What did you learn about the way you like to work? What have you learned about yourself as a writer, researcher, maker?

Back to the Future: How might you use what you learned from this project in your other courses, your college career, you future profession, and/or your life outside of college/work?