Back to comment hit list
Back to comment hit list
Search all MERLOT
Click here to go to your profile
Select to go to your workspace
Click here to go to your Dashboard Report
Click here to go to your Content Builder
Click here to log out
Search Terms
Enter username
Enter password
Please give at least one keyword of at least three characters for the search to work with. The more keywords you give, the better the search will work for you.
select OK to launch help window
cancel help

MERLOT II


    

Comment


Material:

Free writing

Rating: 3 stars
Used in Course: Used in course
Submitted by: Catherine Wolf (Faculty), Feb 06, 2011
Comment:

I have used freewriting exercises in my freshmen classes in the past, although not lately. As Ms. Major asserts, few freshmen are comfortable freewriting due the introspection required. Ms. Major's article is well-documented and informative.

Technical Remarks:

Ms. Major's perspective on the topic is not revealed until the very end of her work, whereby she informs the reader she is a new teacher. When she shifts from the scholarly sentence structure of the essay, in the form of quotes to support her thesis, she loses credibility. Instead of continuing her "voice" and presenting herself as a professional educator, albieit a new one, she used colloquialisms and casual language typically used by the young people she refers to within her exposition. In terms of accuracy and thorough documentation, her work is excellent. And, she supports her thesis well.

Time spent reviewing site: 20 mins. reading/reviewing this essay