Uptake is a practice we use to perform many activities–we process, we document, we map, we trace, we make visible–in relation to our evolving writing practices, writing learning, and literate activity understandings.
Through participation in ISU Writing Program courses, you will practice uptake in relation to all other ISU Writing Program learning practices:
Practice P-CHAT (ISU Writing Program’s pedagogical version of Cultural-Historical Activity Theory) as a tool to make visible how we learn writing over time (day, week, month, semester) and how you specifically are interacting with course activity (readings, in class activities, projects, peer interactions, uptake)
Describe your uptake of writing research practices: how you understand writing as complex cultural and social activity, how you articulate what and how you learn writing, how you can transfer what you’ve learned to other writing situations, and how participatory assessment can shape how you learn and practice writing research
Describe your uptake of content research practices: how you understand the goals of content research, how and why you practice citation as a research activity, how you are expanding your knowledge of culturally situated ethical practices in research and research writing, how you can transfer what you’ve learned to other research situations, and how participatory assessment can shape how you learn and practice content research
Describe the complex relationships between your antecedent knowledge and embodied experiences with writing, your current writing practices in and beyond course activity, and your evolving writing knowledge that you are using to create texts in familiar and new-to-you genres
Describe your uptake of genre research practices: how you understand genre research as a useful writing activity, how you practice genre conventions (produce, adapt, subvert), how you explain your goals and choices within a particular genre in relation to its particular cultural and social functions, how you are expanding your genre knowledge, how particular modes within genres shape how we communicate with others, and how participatory assessment can shape how you learn and practice genre research
Experiment with producing texts using diverse genres, multiple modes, and various tools to document your writing learning, practices, and productions of particular texts right now