Monday, August 25, 2008

Syllabus Terms

Write about the term you were assigned.  Remember that we are trying to figure out what these things mean in the context of the class, so one of you sentences might mention what you think it has to do with the class.  Post your sentences as a comment and don't forget to put your name and email address on it.  I'll go first.

22 comments:

dtd dtd dtd said...

Genre is a loose set of criteria for a category of writing. Different genres are used for different reasons. For example, people write autobiography when they want to talk about themselves.

Kortney Sorensen said...

A rubric is a list of expectations that a teacher requires for his or her students in that class. It is also used to indicate how a teacher might grade or critique his or her students' papers.

zfickes said...

Rhythm is the patterned recurring alternations of contrasting elements of sound or speech. It can be seen in Shakespeare's work which was written in iambic pentameter. Rhythm is often used in poems and sonnets.

Kevin said...
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Kevin said...

A convention is a procedure that is observed by a group, or in this case "errors" that are being observed by the class

Perfect Paul said...

Primary research is getting information for a certain topic or genre by using the real world. It is the type of research a news reporter would use for his topic. An example would be asking people what they think on a subject.

Caroline14 said...

A genre is a distinctive category of composition. A genre has a particular form and is used in different literary works. The criteria of the composition depends on its genre. For example a sonnet is a type literary genre.

JM Robinson said...

ISBN stands for the International Standard Book Number.  In short it is basically a set of numbers used to identify books.  Recently the code changed from 10 digits to 13 digits.  The ISBN can relate to our class because we can use it to find a specific edition to a book we may need for class, without wasting much time.John-Michael Robinsonjrobi55@lsu.edu

Phillip Westbrook said...

Primary research is information gathered on a certain subject. It is usually the most important and often the most used. Primary research is used in all types of writing assignments.

Brittany Haynes said...

Coherence is when ideas and sentences fit together clearly and make sense. When something is written coherently it is easier for a reader to comprehend.

GSoder said...

Genre is a category of artistic expression or composition. In literature genres are used to express a person's view in specific ways. Different genres used in basic literature include poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and essay.

Corday Barnes said...

Secondary research is examining or reading about someone else's research. Secondary research is used when a project requires a summary or collection of existing data. An example of a secondary source is the newspaper.
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Tmonc said...

Rhetorical is a style speaking or writing. It is also the study of using language effectively and persuasively. An example would be, "SUVs are homes on wheels".

jimmy egu said...

A rubric is a rule of conduct, procedures, or expectations. The term rubric derives from the rubrica, meaning red ochre or red chalk, and originates in Medieval illuminated manuscripts. It can be a word or section that is printed in red ink as well.

Evan Riley said...

Genre is a classification of a group of things. It is the order or grouping of any related material. Genres can also be defined as distinctions among seperate things.

Cassie said...

Convention is a genral agreement that is made by a group of people on a topic of similar intrest. It can also be viewed as a rule or a method- cassie

Brittaney <3 said...

Coherence can be referred to as having the same wavelength, pattern, or phase. In other words, coherence is a way of keeping things consistent. This consistency can be applied to someone’s actions or simply a way of writing. When one is asked to be coherent in his writing style it means to remain in the same rhythm and general layout throughout the work.

Colin said...

Rhetorical is the study or art of speaking effectively. It was first started by a group of philosophers known as Sophists. Over the years rhetoric has a much more wide variety of practices than ancient times.

joel j said...

rhetorical is the art or study of using elaborate language effectively and persuasively, especially the language of a particular subject.

zach rhodes said...

Conventions are a general understanding or acceptance. In a sense they are the "norm." They are things that are generally expected out of society.

rebecca paz said...

Rhythm is used in the developement of literature, poetry, and other writings in order to arrange ideas and sounds harmoniously. Rhythm is crucial because it allows for a set mood and steady flow in writings. Rhythm helps pace your writing so that readers can easily understand your work.

jitchmohn said...

The word organization in the context it was used in our sylabus is a certain organized pattern. The organization refers to the pattern and organized writing to reflect a certain theme in the writing.
And ,finally, organizatoin refers to the chronological order of your writing.