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Title: Orientation to Gordon Rule Writing Assignments


1
Orientation to Gordon Rule Writing Assignments
CTD300 Reference 413948
2
Gordon Rule Orientation
  • This online workshop is an orientation to the new
  • Gordon Rule Writing State requirements for all
  • faculty teaching a Gordon Rule Course.
  • Each participant needs to complete a sample
    writing
  • assignment that meets the Gordon Rule criteria.

3
Objectives
  • As a result of completing this workshop,
  • participants will be able to
  • Describe the new State-mandated Gordon Rule
    Writing Requirements at Miami Dade College.
  • Explain how standard criteria for college level
    writing assignments will lead to consistency in
    assuring that students complete writing
    assignments at the college level.
  • Embed the descriptors for the Gordon Rule Rubric
    into a variety of college level writing
    assignments.
  • Delineate writing assignments that would normally
    not fulfill the Gordon Rule and explain why they
    dont.

4
Gordon Rule Criteria
  • The following descriptors will be used as the
  • MDC criteria for college-level writing.
  • The writing will
  • have a clearly defined central idea or thesis
  • provide adequate support for that idea
  • be organized clearly and logically
  • utilize the conventions of standard edited
    American English
  • be presented in a format appropriate to the
    assignment.

5
Rubric
6
Rubric
7
Rubric
8
Rubric
9
Creating Effective Assignments
  • A detailed a writing assignment will help
    students write more effective papers.
  • Directions should be explicit for students
    because they will treat assignments as though
    they were step-by-step instructions.
  • The following explicit directions should appear
    on the syllabus or an "assignment sheet"
  • type of writing expected
  • scope of acceptable subject matter
  • length requirements
  • formatting requirements
  • documentation format
  • amount or type of research expected (if any)

10
Creating Effective Assignments
  • Defining the writing task should include
  • Guidance about the paper's main focus
  • Purpose of the assignment (e.g., inform, analyze,
    explain, persuade).
  • Required format/ structure (e.g., essay, report,
    business plan)
  • Mode for the assignment (e.g., description,
    analysis, persuasion)

11
Creating Effective Assignments
  • Defining the evaluative criteria should include
    the quality
  • of 
  • organization
  • focus
  • critical /original thinking
  • logic/ reasoning
  • structure and format
  • research and sources
  • grammar and mechanics
  • style/ tone
  • correct use of course concepts and terms
  • depth of coverage

12
Gordon Rule and the Course Syllabus
  • The MDC criteria for college-level writing
    ideally
  • should appear in the course syllabus, either
    embedded as
  • guidelines/directions for each college-level
    writing assignment
  • (criterion 1 of the MDC Gordon Rule
    requirements) or as
  • general requirements for passing the course.
  • Lets look at how one MDC professor has done
    this.
  • Syllabus

13
Gordon Rule and the Assignment Sheets
  • Additionally, the MDC criteria for college-level
  • writing should appear on assignment sheets that
  • provide directions and guidelines.
  • Lets look at some examples of assignments that
  • provide evidence of college-level writing .

14
Writing assignments that normally provide
evidence of college-level writing
15
Writing assignments that do not provide evidence
of college-level writing

The following types of writing assignments do not
fulfill the Gordon Rule requirement because they
do not meet the five criteria (central thesis
adequate support organization
grammar/punctuation format/style).
16
Review of Learning Objectives
  • A task force was appointed to define criteria for
    multiple college level writing assignments, and
    to draft a rubric and guidelines.
  • Students must successfully complete a minimum of
    three college level writing assignments
  • The five criteria for college level writing used
    in the Gordon Rule rubric have been identified
    thesis, development, organization, language,
    format
  • Samples of a variety of writing assignments show
    how the criteria in the Gordon Rule Rubric can be
    embedded in detailed assignment sheets and course
    syllabi.
  • Samples of some writing assignments show what
    types of assignments normally do not fulfill the
    Gordon Rule requirements.
  • Overall, the use of the rubric and detailed
    assignment descriptions lead to consistency and
    uniformity in the standards of students college
    level writing assignments.

17
Assignment
  • To successfully complete the Gordon Rule
    Orientation workshop each
  • participant will need to post a writing
    assignment to SharePoint that
  • meet the Gordon Rule criteria for writing
    assignments.
  • Design or construct a writing assignment for your
    Gordon Rule class
  • that fulfills the MDC Gordon Rule Requirement
    using detailed
  • guidelines and instructions like those in the
    sample assignments
  • provided.

18
References
  • Essay Assignment
  • Gil, Teri and Laura Ciancanelli. Unit 2 -
    Description and Analysis of a Remembered
  • Person or Place. Compu/Com Southern Illinois
  • University, Carbondale. 5 Dec. 2006.
  • http//www.siu.edu/compcomp/compucomp/Prompts/Pro
    mpts.htm
  • Process Paper Assignment
  • Trella, Katherine. English 12 Academic Process
    Analysis Essay. Tippecanoe School
  • Corporation.
  • http//www.wvec.k12.in.us/harrison/ktrella/Process
    20Analysis20essay.doc
  • Report Assignment
  • Ernie Enchelmayer. Creating a Report.
    Compu/Com Southern Illinois University,
  • Carbondale. 5 Dec. 2006.
  • http//www.siu.edu/compcomp/compucomp/Prompts/Pro
    mpts.htm
  • Project Plan Assignment
  • CIS375 Assignment. College of Engineering and
    Computer Science, University of
  • Michigan Dearborn. 6 Dec. 2006.

19
References
  • Written Examinations Assignment
  • Beckett, Katherine. Sociology 372 Crime,
    Politics Justice Final Essay Exam
  • Questions. Sociology, University of Washington.
    5 Dec.
  • 2006. http//www.soc.washington.edu/users/kbeckett
    /final20questions.pdf
  • Research Paper Assignment
  • Buranen, Lise. The Research Paper Assignment.
    University Writing Center. CAL State,
  • L.A. 5 Dec. 2006. http//www.calstatela.edu/center
    s/write_cn/sbtermpap.htm
  • Portfolio Assignment
  • McNeil, Kenneth. Writing Portfolio Assignment.
    Eastern Connecticut State University. 5
  • Dec. 2006. http//www.ecsu.ctstateu.edu/personal/
    faculty/mcneilk/portfolio_assign.html
  • Interviewing Assignment
  • Sullivan, Amy. Informational Interview
    Assignment. Queens University of Charlotte. 5
  • Dec. 2006. http//www.queens.edu/internships/world
    ofwork/II-Assignment.asp
  • Review Assignment
  • Dorsey, Bruce. Book Review Assignment. History
    41 The American Colonies

20
References
  • Journal Assignment
  • Soule, Molly and Andresse St. Rose. Journal
    Writing
  • Bungee Jumping for the Brain. Hamilton College.
    5 Dec. 2006.
  • https//my.hamilton.edu/academics/resource/wc/Jour
    nal_Writing.PDF
  • Case Study Assignment
  • Richardson, Tim. Case Study Assignment.
    University of Toronto at Scarborough. 5 Dec.
  • 2006. http//www.witiger.com/universityoftoronto/
    MGTD06/assignmentsMGTD06.htm
  • Feasibility Study Assignment
  • Clemens, Linda. Rhetoric 3562 Assignment 5
    Collaborative Feasibility Study Report
  • and Oral Presentation. Department of Rhetoric,
    University of Minnesota. 5 Dec. 2006.
  • http//www.rhetoric.umn.edu/foundation_courses/rhe
    toric_3562/Archive/Assignments/Clem
  • ens/Clemensreport.pdf
  • Manual Assignment
  • Goeller, Michael. The User Manual. Business and
    Technical Writing Rutgers University. 5 Dec.
    2006.
  • http//bizntech.rutgers.edu/courses/322/user_manua
    l.html

21
References
  • Email Assignment
  • Warnick, Quinn. Email Assignment Constructing an
    Effective Email Message. ISUComm Iowa State
  • University. 5 Dec. 2006. http//isucomm.iastate.ed
    u/emailassignment
  • Creative Writing Assignments
  • MacAuley, William. Suggestions for Creative
    Writing Assignments. Faculty Resources. The
    College of
  • Wooster. 5 Dec. 2006. http//www.wooster.edu/writi
    ng_center/facassignments.html
  • PowerPoint Presentation Assignment
  • Bourgeois, Christina. Assignment Sheet
    PowerPoint Presentation ECE 2301 Digital Design
    Lab.
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia
    Tech. 5 Dec. 2006.
  • http//upcp.ece.gatech.edu/classes/2031/content/de
    sign_project/assignment_sheet_powerpoint_prespdf
  • Freewriting Assignment
  • Ulrich, Melanie R. Freewriting. University of
    Texas.
  • http//www.cwrl.utexas.edu/ulrich/rww03/freewriti
    ng.htm
  • Brainstorming Assignment
  • Wallace, David. Brainstorming. Product
    Engineering Processes, MIT. 5 Dec. 2006.

22
Web Resources
  • College Term Papers, Homework Help,
    http//www.gethomeworkhelp.com/
  • Dictionary.com, http//dictionary.reference.com/
  • Gordon Rule, http//www.registrar.ufl.edu/cataloga
    rchive/00-01-catalog/academic-advising/AA_006_Gord
    on-Rule.htmA006
  • Gordon Rule Guidelines, http//inst.sfcc.edu/ofte
    n/e_index/gordonru.htm
  • Internet Public Library, Styles and Writing
    Guides, http//www.ipl.org/div/subject/browse/ref7
    3.00.00/
  • Teaching and Learning Links, http//inst.sfcc.edu/
    often/e_index/teachlearn.htm
  • The Owl Family of Sites, Purdue University,
    http//owl.english.purdue.edu/
  • Writing Guides _at_ Colorado State University,
    http//writing.colostate.edu/guides/index.cfm?guid
    es_activestartingcategory121
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