Writing for June 10, 2014: Object #2 The Lonely Razor Blade,

  • Context: It was Monday evening, and Dr. Shively had just split us up into groups for an activity in EDU513. I left our regular classroom with Kaycie and Nicole to find a place to work. We walked into room 202 and as I surveyed the desks for the most appealing seat, I noticed something shiny. I shuffled a few steps closer and realized it was a razor blade sitting on the chair! How in the world did it get there? (written by Elizabeth K.)[1]

  • Purpose: Write a story that explains how a razor blade got on a chair at Buffalo State.

  • Audience: Choose one: Art Professor, Campus Security Officer, or your choice

  • Posting: Use the discussion board to post your story.

  • New Rubric Criteria: I have change the criteria for the rubric
    • 1.) Writing Conventions remains the same
    • 2.) Timeliness remains the same
    • 3.) Purpose for Writing has changed to Audience - you need to write a sentence explaining who your intended audience was
    • 4.) Re-visioning
      • a.) Write for 7 minutes instead of 10.
      • b.) Take 3 minutes to choose a sentence from your writing and copy the sentence below your post.
        • (i.) Revise the sentence by using a synonym for at least one word. If you right click on a word, on a mac, you can choose "Look up" - this will give you a definition and a thesaurus. (A Thesaurus is used to obtain synonyms of words.)

        • Please revision using this format:

        • RE- VISIONING with a synonym
        • Her students did as they were told and were [surprised] how little the incision hurt.

        • Her students did as they were told and were [astonished] to feel how little the incision hurt.

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Razor Blade on a Cool Desk Chair ChristopherTShively ChristopherTShively 21 107 Jun 11, 2014 by jmsiffringer jmsiffringer



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  1. ^ If you are interested in placing pictures on the ensuing wikipages, please send a picture to me, provide me a brief context. I will take the 1st 5 pictures from 5 different people and let you know that you have been chosen. I only want pictures that show an object (not placed by you) that is in a place and you do not know how it got there. There must be multiple reasons for this object to have been placed here. Please only submit objects that can be moved by humans, buildings do not count.