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1 Elements of Univ Comp and Comm Scene Title: Study Session at s Transition: <At s house for a study session > General Description: is finishing cooking while hosting a study session with our Student, and. She s a bit nervous, as the in-laws are coming over that evening (on short notice). They talk about the challenges of writing for college courses. Dialogue: I m so glad you all came over. Thanks for letting me cook during our study session. My in-laws told us at the last minute that they re coming over later this evening, and I can really use your moral support! No problem,. Everything smells wonderful; I m sure your in-laws visit will go just fine. Yeah, and I really needed this study session, too. I m a little anxious about my current writing assignment. Maybe I can create a computer program so that my paper writes itself! I could really use some help like that. Writing for college courses sure is challenging. It s challenging, but the reward is well worth the effort., you should take your assignment seriously. I ve found that, in my classes as well as in my marketing and communications field, the quality of your writing really matters. s right. Lots of people fear the writing process, but as long as you re enthusiastic and positive about it, you ll be successful. And, if you need help, just use the CWE. What is the CWE? It s the University s Center for Writing Excellence. You can access it through the University Library. The site offers a variety of resources to help you through the college writing process successfully. There s something for everyone. They even have an English Language Learners section. Sounds like the CWE has a lot of resources for writing help. Why don t we take a look? I can show you around the site.

2 Sounds good. Sorry to duck out, but I have to pick up my daughter from day care. See you later! Bye,. Scene Title: Demonstration with Dialogue: So, let me turn this thing on, and let s take a look at the CWE. <Internet-enabled TV on the wall switches on.> <1CWE> <2GRAMMAR> Wow that s a nice unit,! Thanks. My husband got it for me and the boys. I use it more than they do, though it s really nice to have it in the kitchen! So, how do you get to the CWE? It s easy. First, log in to ecampus and navigate to the University Library. Now, just click the Center for Writing Excellence link. Now, what is the CWE again? Okay. How can the CWE help with grammar and writing? Cool. Does the CWE let you practice your skills? The University s Center for Writing Excellence, or CWE, is an online writing lab that helps you with your academic writing and your time. It s free for Students, and offers tools and resources that can help strengthen your writing and help you adhere to University requirements. The Grammar and Writing Guides section of the CWE provides easy-to-read resources, including sections on Grammar Mechanics, Writing Style and Plagiarism. And, as mentioned, the Grammar and Writing Guides contain helpful information for English Language Learners. Each of these sections includes definitions, examples and interactive quizzes. Also, there s a Grammar Glossary; a great tool for referencing the meanings of basic grammar terms.

3 <3MASTERYTESTS> Yes; you can practice your skills with the CWE. Look, let s open up the Writing Style guide. Here, you can click any of these links to learn more information about that topic. Then, click the Mastery Test links to assess your knowledge. It s a great way to practice! That s really going to help with my writing. And you know what else is cool? Sorry, can I drive for a sec? Check out this Skill and Drill link. I ve used this before, and it really improved my writing! See? You can take each quiz to see how well you understand the grammar and writing topics. I usually get at least three right in each one! That is a great example,! To see a comprehensive list of links to tools like these and a wide variety of help offered by the CWE, I suggest clicking on the Tutorials & Guides link under Writing Resources on the CWE home page. Just look at all that s offered at the click of your mouse! Nice! I m going to click through every one of those links later. The CWE is going to help me write all A papers from now on!, I want to find out more about the CWE, but I know you have company coming, so we should go. How about this: Tonight, I ll send you an with a link to the CWE so you can check it out for yourself. And then, let s meet at the coffee shop tomorrow morning to see what you ve learned. That s a plan! Let s leave to her in-laws,. Okay. Thanks again,! Dinner smell s delicious! Thanks! Talk to you later.

4 Scene Title: from Guided Tour of the CWE Subject: CWE Link Hi there, Thanks again for coming to the study session tonight. I wanted to dash this link off to you before my in-laws get here. Here s the CWE link: Go ahead and take a tour! I ll see you in the morning at the coffee shop. How does 7:30 sound? Have a good night, Scene Title: Coffee with Good morning! Did you get my and check out the CWE last night? Yes, I did. Thanks,. Great! So I can drill you now about where to find certain features and how to use them? Sure! So, tell me how the CWE can help you. <choice 1> The CWE site contains tools and resources to help Students with grammar and writing mechanics, including information, guides and tutorials, and interactive quizzes. <choice 2> On the CWE site, you can sign up for in-person sessions with tutors who help you write your papers. <choice 3> The CWE offers grammar books for purchase so that you can learn the rules of grammar and improve your writing.

5 What can you do in the Grammar and Writing Guides section? <choice 1> The Grammar and Writing Guides section has an interactive chat window where you can ask questions of live tutors those tutors are the grammar and writing guides. <choice 2> You can submit a paper for a thorough critique of its grammar and writing according to University standards. <choice 3> You can find more information on writing style, grammar mechanics, plagiarism and writing for English language learners; and you can also take interactive quizzes on each main topic. And, look up terms in the Grammar Glossary. Where do you find the Mastery Tests for skills practice? <choice 1> The Mastery Tests are in the Skill and Drill section. <choice 2> The Mastery Tests are in each section of the Grammar and Writing Guides page, including Writing Style, Grammar Mechanics, Plagiarism and English Language Learners. <choice 3> The Mastery Tests are in the Common Errors in English section. What can you do from the Skill and Drill link? <choice 1> Practice your writing skills by writing short skill-and-drill papers and submitting them for credit. <choice 2> Practice your writing skills by taking skill-and-drill quizzes. <choice 3> Look up items in the Grammar Glossary. Speaking of drills, I think that went a little easier than the drilling I got from my in-laws last night. They have some different ideas about the classes my sons should be taking, and oh, is that your phone? s text message text From: Hey! Freaking out about my paper. Can u meet me at the park in 30 mins 2 look at it b4 I submit it 4 review? Thx.

6 (in the form of a return text message to ) Sure. C u there. Oops look at the time. I ve got to get to work. Don t want to be late for my own class! It was nice talking to you this morning. Thanks,. You, too! Have a nice day! Scene Title: Call with <2BRANCHING> Hello? Hi it s me,. How are you doing? Pretty good. I m at the coffee shop, and and I were talking about the CWE. I have some questions, but she had to leave for work. Really? Well, that s what I was calling about. What do you need to know? So, what s the purpose of the CWE? Okay. How does the Grammar and Writing Guides section help? But how do I practice my grammar and writing skills? What about the Skill and Drill section? <1CWE> The CWE offers free tools and resources to help you learn or polish your grammar and writing skills. Through the links on the CWE, you can find information about grammar and writing to improve your papers and save you time. <2GRAMMARANDWRITING> The Grammar and Writing Guides section of the CWE gives you information like definitions and examples and interactive quizzes in areas for Grammar Mechanics, Writing Style, Plagiarism and English Language Learners. There s also a Grammar Glossary. <3MASTERYTESTS> Practice your grammar and writing skills in the Mastery Tests links in each section of the Grammar and Writing Guides.

7 <4SKILLANDDRILL> In the Skill and Drill section, you can take a quiz on various grammar and writing topics to test your knowledge of them. That s what I needed to know! Thanks,. Now, I have to go meet in the park and go over his paper with him. He s a little bit panicked about it. Well, good luck with that. Talk to you later! Scene Title: Meeting at the Park Hi! How are you? Boy, I m so glad you could come out here and help me with this. I have to admit that I m a little panicky! No problem. What do you want me to look at? Well, take a look. Here s my paper don t ask about the content it s about a few video games, so it might seem a little weird. But there s a few sentences I d like you to critique, because I m not sure if they re grammatically correct. Sure. What s the first one? Right here. <Screen shows s laptop with a section of a word-processing document reading: A giant monster attacked the warehouse yesterday morning the warehouse makes sneakers. > <MENTORING FEEDBACK 1> again. <MENTORING FEEDBACK 2> No; I think it s a run-on sentence, actually, now that I look at it You know what? You re right! I ll rewrite that.

8 How about this one? [Screen shows s laptop with a section of a word-processing document reading: At 3 p.m. I will be feeding the ducks. At the park. ] <MENTORING FEEDBACK 1> No actually, that s a fragment. <MENTORING FEEDBACK 2> You re right! I ll fix it. How does this look? [ Screen shows s laptop with a section of a word-processing document reading: They is both happy. ] <MENTORING FEEDBACK 1> Hmm according to what I read on the CWE, that s a problem with subject-verb agreement. <MENTORING FEEDBACK 2>: Oh man. You re right! I ll change it. I think this sentence is okay. [Screen shows s laptop with a section of a word-processing document reading: This morning I watch TV before I drove here. ]

9 <MENTORING FEEDBACK 1> Oh, boy. I think it s actually a verb form and tense error. <MENTORING FEEDBACK 2> You re right! I have to rewrite that one. What do you think of this? [Screen shows s laptop with a section of a word-processing document reading: The bank robber escaped from the bank. With some money. ] <MENTORING FEEDBACK 1> No looking at it now, it looks like a fragment. <MENTORING FEEDBACK 2> Oh man. You re right! I ll fix that one. Anything wrong with this one? [Screen shows s laptop with a section of a word-processing document reading: That brand of car goes very fast, which is why many people wants them. ]

10 <MENTORING FEEDBACK 1> Uh oh now that I m looking at it again, I think it s a problem with subject-verb agreement. one. <MENTORING FEEDBACK 2>: I was so close, but you re right! I ll change this How about this one? [Screen shows s laptop with a section of a word-processing document reading: Grammar quizzes can be tough there is a lot to learn it is hard to remember I find that it gets easier with practice. ] <MENTORING FEEDBACK 1> Actually, it looks like a run-on sentence. <MENTORING FEEDBACK 2> I think you re right! It does run on and on and on.. How about this one? [Screen shows s laptop with a section of a word-processing document reading: Can I call you back? I am try to escape from the giant monster attacking the warehouse. ] <MENTORING FEEDBACK 1> Oops now I see it. It s actually a verb form and tense error. <MENTORING FEEDBACK 2> You re right! Let me rewrite it.

11 I hope I was some help. Of course! I really appreciate it. That CWE is worth revisiting whenever you think you need a quick review of this grammar stuff! That s what I m going to do! Gotta run I ll catch you later. Scene Title: from from Subject: Understanding and Using the CWE Hello there, I m at work right now, but I wanted to see how your understanding of the CWE is coming along. So, I have a question for you. Would you please elaborate on your understanding of the CWE and comment on one weakness in your writing, and how you intend to use the CWE to strengthen that skill deficit? Thanks! Ward Social Studies Teacher Central High School <Student replies to s with a 600-character, free-text responder.>

12 Scene Title: from <This from appears on the Student s laptop: > Subject: Thank you! Hi! I just wanted to thank you for your help last night! My presentation at work was awesome! Don t worry, I didn t use sock puppets after all. Hey, I was wondering if you could share with me the thesis statement that you re working on in class. I would love to see what you have so far! Thanks! Gabrielle Ramirez Digital Marketing Manager LiveAds, Inc. <Student will type a response (2670 characters max) and once complete will click to Send the to.> END OF LEARNSCAPE.

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