For ENGL 1113.006
Class began as scheduled at 11:30am in Classroom Building Room 108. The class roster displayed nineteen students, with one student having dropped and another having enrolled since the previous class meeting. Eighteen were in attendance.
Class discussion covered concerns of the literacy narrative, of which a draft is due for peer review on Friday. As part of discussion of rhetorical situations, the Aristotelian rhetorical triangle was mentioned and briefly outlined; discussion of ethos was expanded to incorporate information from Lisa Shaver's College English article "'No cross, no crown': An Ethos of Presence in Margaret Prior's Walks of Usefulness." Attendance was taken via informal writing assignment asking after preferred riddle topics.
For ENGL 1113.007
Class began as scheduled at 12:30pm in Classroom Building Room 122. The class roster displayed no changes since the previous class meeting. All students listed were in attendance.
Class discussion covered concerns of the literacy narrative, of which a draft is due for peer review on Friday. Clarification of assignment guidelines was offered. Discussion ranged (informally) to reader response theory approaches to resolution of the literacy narrative. Noted in the discussion was a disturbing lack of engagement by many members of the class. The tendency is unwelcome.
The differences in engagement and enthusiasm between the classes is somewhat startling. Some explanation may lie in simple timing; ENGL 1113.007 is proximal to lunch, with concerns relating thereo perhaps accounting for the relative dearth of participation by students in the class. Corrective measures will need to be applied if improvement is not forthcoming in haste.