critical reading and rhetorical modes

PLEASE NOTE: You will not be able to see your own post or the posts of others until you post and I approve your post.
Background:  The essay “” by L. Lennie Irvin describes expectations of college writing in all types of college classes. The author says that no matter what college class you are in, teachers are looking for the same things in the writing tasks they assign.
Academic writing is always a form of evaluation that asks you to demonstrate knowledge and show proficiency with certain disciplinary skills of thinking, interpreting, and presenting. Writing the paper is never “just” the writing part. To be successful in this kind of writing, you must be completely aware of what the professor expects you to do and accomplish with that particular writing task.
The author goes into depth pointing out four “literacy tasks” teachers want to see demonstrated in student writing:

Knowledge of Research Skills
The Ability to Read Complex Texts
The Understanding of Key Disciplinary Concepts
Strategies for Synthesizing, Analyzing, and Responding Critically to New Information

Purpose:  Practice writing and demonstrate understanding of the expectations inherent in college-level academic writing and the abilities and tasks that such writing demands.  

Looking at the essay’s discussion of the literacy tasks, write a response to the following question:

How did what you wrote in high school compare to what you have/will do in your academic writing in college?

Your initial post must be at least 200 words.
After posting your initial response, write and post a substantive reply to at least two of your classmates’ posts.

Criteria on which you will be graded:

Your post should refer to some or all of Irvin’s literacy tasks above and demonstrate that you have read and understand the readings in this module.
Check your writing for grammar and spelling mistakes:  comma splice, run-on, and sentence fragment errors will be penalized.

This activity may use a different grading rubric than what was used in past activities. Be sure to check the grading rubric before starting.