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Composition Case Study Check-In Example Dear Kristen, For my Composition Case Study, I am planning to research how visual artists become familiar with traditional methods of painting, as well as how they get inspiration for their ideas. I will be interviewing my friend Vanessa, an art major at UC Davis, about her own paintings, methods, and inspiration. I have already spoken to Vanessa and done a sort of pre-interview to direct my research. She told me about some of her inspirations, as well as what materials she most frequently works in: in her case, watercolors. The literacy angle of my case study is literacy in artistic methods and the history of different methods. So, for instance, what does a painter need to know to get started painting? What specialized skills do they need to develop? What vocabulary and materials are specific to painting? How do amateur painters compare, in method, to someone like Vanessa, who is being trained by experts in a university setting? Right now, my guiding question is “What does an artist need to know in order to become a painter?” As I find out more, it will narrow, and hopefully develop into something more like a thesis. I haven’t done much secondary research yet, but I have been looking up “art AND method” and “art pedagogy” on JSTOR, and I have found some articles that look promising. I figured pedagogy would be a useful term for me because articles written by art professors for other art professors would probably cover a lot about method, as well as how students learn particular skills. I am also hoping to find some useful articles on how amateur artists learn, and whether that is different from how trained artists learn. I may need to ask for some help finding these articles. So far my search terms haven’t yielded much. This is my plan as it currently stands! Please let me know if there’s anything I need to change. Best, Also Kristen Writing Project #2: Composition Case Study Purpose The Composition Case Study Project connects to the UWP1 learning outcome of using research to evaluate, analyze, and synthesize prior knowledge on a subject and create new knowledge through primary research. The purpose of the Composition Case Study Project is to conduct a case study of a composer by interviewing the composer about their literacy processes, rhetorically analyzing the composer’s work, and reflecting on what you learned about composing from conducting the case study. The composer can be a fellow student, a workplace professional, a family member, a local performer, etc. You’ll present the results of this research in the form of a scholarly research article. In addition to interviewing the composer, you’ll integrate secondary sources--research others have conducted. You’ll include the Composition Case Study Project in your final electronic portfolio. You’ll also give a brief presentation on your Composition Case Study Project for the final exam. You’ll give a two- to three-minute presentation that provides an overview of your analysis of the discourse community using a visual aid (a poster, a PowerPoint, a Prezi, etc.) and answer questions from the audience. Genre Case studies are a common genre in academic writing in every field, whether it’s a psychologist describing a patient or a business report focused on a specific company or a primatologist studying a particular band of gorillas. We’ll read examples of student and professional scholarly case studies, and additional examples are available on the class Canvas site. Scholarly case studies are most often published in print mode (articles in scholarly journals and books published by scholarly presses), but scholarly case studies are also presented in digital form (in documentary videos or websites in online journals). The tone and style of a scholarly article tends to be formal and serious, with the use of academic language and jargon appropriate for the subject and discipline. Readers expect scholarly articles to engage in conversation with the research that’s been done on the topic, and this means citing and integrating peer reviewed academic sources from scholarly journals and books. Citing only a few related research studies is never enough to show that you’ve deeply engaged with your topic as a scholar. Although most research articles cite dozens of sources, since this is a small research project, you should cite at least 4 to 6 secondary sources. A minimum of 2 of these 4 to 6 sources should be new (as in not assigned by me), peer-reviewed sources. You are welcome to cite any of the scholarly articles we’ve read for class, but must include at least 2 new, peer-reviewed sources in addition to class materials. If you wish to use more than 6 secondary sources, you may. Audience and Circulation The primary audience for your Composition Case Study Project is the academic discourse community of UWP1 students and teachers. You’ll have at least two readers from an academic background (myself and the second reader of the portfolio, another UWP1 teacher) since this research project will be included in the final portfolio. You’ll also have the option of circulating your Composition Case Study Project to a wider academic audience. You can submit it to me for consideration for the University Writing Program first-year composition student writing journal, Readings about Writing. You can submit it to the UC Davis Undergraduate Research Conference at You can submit it to the journal Young Scholars in Writing, which has a special section just for first-year writing. The URL for Young Scholars in Writing is You also have the option of circulating your research project to a wider audience online through a blog, website, YouTube video, etc. Format Research articles have different formats depending on the discipline (for example, research articles in the sciences often use a more “objective” tone, fewer direct quotes, and more visuals like charts and graphs than research articles in the humanities). However, academic research articles in every field use some basic formatting conventions: there’s often an abstract at the beginning that summarizes the article; there’s usually an introduction and discussion of related research, a discussion of research methods, and a discussion of the results and significance of the research. Different sections of a scholarly research article are usually divided by headings. The length of a scholarly research article will depend on the size of the study and the assignment guidelines (if it’s written for a college class) or the journal submission guidelines (if it’s written for publication in a scholarly journal). You’ll be conducting a small research study, so your research article should be between 1,500 and 2,000 words. For non-print case studies like videos or websites, there will be fewer words but more of the work will go into creating visuals, video editing, audio editing, etc. In the field of Writing Studies the most commonly used citation style is the style of the American Psychological Association (APA), but you may use any citation method you choose, as long as you are consistent in your usage and you let me know in your cover memo which citation method you are using. I am most familiar with MLA, but also have some familiarity with APA and Chicago. I want this project to be of use to you, so choose the citation method most appropriate to your own work. Cover Memo You’ll include a cover memo with your peer response workshop draft and the revised draft we discuss in our one-on-one conference. *The cover memo for the peer response workshop draft should be a total of two paragraphs: one paragraph describing what you think the strengths and weaknesses of the draft are and one paragraph with any questions or concerns you have for your peer responders. *The cover memo for the one-on-one conference should be a total of three paragraphs: one paragraph describing what you think the strengths and weaknesses of the draft are, one paragraph with any questions or concerns you have for me, and one paragraph summarizing the feedback you got from your peer responders and what revisions you made based on your peers’ response. For this project I will be giving you a face-to-face response in a one-on-one conference. Criteria See the UWP1 portfolio rubric. Important Dates Friday, 5/3, by 9:00 PM: Upload your Progress Check In via Canvas. Wednesday, 5/15 by 11:00 AM: Upload a draft of your Composition Case Study Project with cover memo to class Canvas Assignments tool before class and bring two print copies, including cover memo, to class. Minimum 900 words. Friday, 5/24, by 9:00 PM: Upload a revised draft of your Composition Case Study Project with cover memo to the class Assignments tool. Minimum 1,500 words. Tuesday 5/28 to Friday, 5/31: Bring a print or digital copy of your Composition Case Study Project to your 20-minute one-on-one conference with me, as well as a laptop or notebook with which to take notes. Friday, 6/7, by 9:00 PM: Include the final draft of your Composition Case Study Project as part of your final electronic portfolio. 1,500-2,000 words. Submit the URL to your portfolio to the Canvas Assignments tool by 9:00 PM on 12/10. Friday, 6/7, 8:00-10:00 AM: Final exam: two- to three-minute oral presentation on your Composition Case Study Project followed by a Q and A. Use a visual aid in the presentation (poster, PowerPoint, Prezi, etc.). Dear Kristen, For my Composition Case Study am planning to research on an invention tool which assists engineers and machinery workers to hold their working tools the grypmat device. I will be interviewing the inventor Tommy, a former military engineer about his machine and how he came up with it. I had a pre-interview with Tommy for directing my research. He told me about the tool and what motivated him to invent it. The literacy in my case study in the field of technology and inventions. A good example is, what skills are relevant for the design? Tommy, the inventor, experienced a challenge in the in-operation hence coming up with the idea of the mat. What are the specific materials used for the invention? Tommy used rubber to make the mat since when a tool is placed to it will assume its shape; hence breaking is avoided. What are the advantages of the device? The tool can hold the most fragile tools and can slide to facilitate movement. For the study my guiding question is “What made you to invent the tool?” I will subject to develop a thesis. For the little secondary research done, I have been looking at the inventions and tools used for holding other tools in the workplace such as the engineering tools. I figured out that the holding tools used before the invention lead to the breaking other devices. The design is a motivation for the engineering students since they will find more ways to solve problems faced in the field and solved through creativity. I have seen some useful articles in inventions which provide ideas to the youth and professionals to find a challenge and come up with solutions through a new product. Am hoping to see more article that will guide learners to find a gap and invent a solution. Best, Also, Wang ...
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Composition Case Study
Invention of the Grypmat Tool
The current society is better as compared to the past, due to the number of innovations
that have taken place. There are a number of devices which have been innovated, with the aim
of making work easier, creating entertainment, and facilitating transportation among other things.
Development in technology has also highly contributed to shaping the devices being invented.
Looking at the field of engineering, engineers have invented devices which facilitate their
working. They don’t do this because they want to, but for the sake of creating convenience in
their working, reducing the time spent on working on certain things and even making work
My research is on the grypmat device, which was invented by Tommy. Having
interviewed the inventor on related aspects of this tool, I was in a position to understand a lot of
things about the tool. It seems to be a simple tool but in the real sense, it plays important roles in
facilitating the better working of the engineers. Tommy is a former military engineer, who came
up with the grypmat device. It is also through the interview I came to learn...

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