Higher Order Concerns
- We talked about ways to develop a main idea using the following strategies
- Considering readers’ needs and what is missing that will help make meaning
- Essay Organizer worksheet
Lower Order Concerns
I pointed out some patterns of error, including punctuation and how to recognize a sentence and know when sentences begin and end. I sent the student home with a handout on sentence fragments and run-on sentences, but we spent the bulk of the time in the session on developing the main idea.
The student learned that a first draft is a great start, not a final attempt, and to reread work with an eye for what readers will need to understand. Student gained confidence in writing ability.
Dr. Jones’ note to self: Glamorous my life is not. Satisfying it is, yes.