Quick Write

Take 3 minutes and find a quote or important point from the article we read for today. Anything that stood out to you that you can add to our conversation?

MICHAELA CULLINGTON “Does Texting Affect Writing?” p. 462

The Art of Summarizing

Chapter 2 explains how to write an extended summary. We will be working with this today moving into beginning our essays. Careful you do not write a list summary or “closest cliche”. The book treats summary and paraphrase similarly. Keep in mind that you will also be using quotes.

What argument is Cullington responding to? What other arguments are they responding to? Are they disagreeing or agreeing with the issue?


Be back in 10.


Take a piece of paper and turn it on its side. On the left put the year you were born. On the right add in today. Fill in as many different literacies that you have learned.

Literacy Sponsors

According to Deborah Brandt, sponsors of literacy are “any agents, local or distant, concrete or abstract, who enable, support, teach, model, as well as recruit, regulate, suppress, or withhold literacy—and gain advantage by it in some way.” Source

In other words, sponsors can be anything that helps or hinders your literacy. For this class, I would like you to focus on positive sponsors.

Multivocal Arguments

A great way to explore an issue is to assume the voice of different stakeholders within an issue. Who are the stakeholders in the Cullington article?

Assume a voice of one of the stakeholders and write for a few minutes from this perspective. We will discuss this briefly.

Now we will assume a different voice on the issue. Write briefly from this perspective. Discuss.

Quick Write

What does assuming different voices help us with in regards to an issue? What are current issues where this approach would help us?