Reading together

Perusall logoWe’ll use Perusall to annotate and read together.

Instructions for joining on the Assignments page.




Time photoOur course invites you to work with data collection and analysis, readings, and discussion around the field of literacy studies

Author: kjaxon

Welcome to English 332: Fall 2022

Welcome to English 332: Fall 2022

photo of Kim JaxonHello everyone!

You’ve found your way to our course website; welcome! I look forward to working together this semester.

No books to buy; we’ll be doing our reading in a platform called Perusall, which supports shared annotations. We’ll join Perusall and get situated in our first class session; bring a laptop, tablet, phone if you have one. No worries if not; I’ll bring an extra laptop. If you want to jump ahead, you can find instructions for joining Perusall on the Assignments Page.

This is one of my favorite classes. It’s a fascinating time to be thinking about literacy, especially digital literacy. I am here to support your efforts: feel free to reach out with any questions any time. You got this.

Dr. Kim Jaxon:

Final reminders…

Final reminders…

Hello awesome people,

I have no doubt that you are exhausted from this semester. Giving you a virtual high five or pat on the back. You are so close.

I FINALLY finished giving feedback on your ethnographies moments ago; thank you for the patience. You’ll see comments in blue at the end of your drafts. Your drafts were so much fun to read and you chose such interesting research contexts. For those of you thinking about a career in teaching, this is why you might love your life as an educator…because you will learn more than you’ll ever teach. With these drafts I learned about the literacies of KPop (and watched a BlackPink documentary on Netflix that I might have missed otherwise), Van Life, the identities of Starbucks’ baristas, national women’s soccer, spiritual communities, greek life, chefs, family literacies, gaming, TikTok, counseling support services, and LBGTQ+ communities. It was a pleasure.

As I mentioned on our final Make Cycle 7 page, we’re not going to revise these drafts, but I will ask you to talk about ideas for revision–to imagine what you would do next–in the final survey. Please read my comments in your Google Doc draft first for ideas for revision; hoping it can help you answer that part of the survey.

Finally, your ideas for The Game’s Afoot due tomorrow, Dec 11. So many awesome ideas there already if you need inspiration. The resources will help too and some would only take 5 minutes to watch. 😉 FTW.

In a nutshell or TL;DR:

  • Your ideas/response for The Game’s Afoot due tomorrow, Dec 11 in Currents (25 points)
  • Read my comments on your ethnography draft (in your google doc)
  • Finally, check grades in Blackboard to make sure I’m not missing anything. Dec 16 is a firm deadline for our work since grades are due Dec 23 (very short turnaround for faculty); thank you for all the work you’ve done this semester.

Hang in there!

Weeks 10 & 11: Looking back and looking ahead

Weeks 10 & 11: Looking back and looking ahead

Hi everyone,

Make 5 is ready to go: link here. We’re both reflecting on this semester’s literacies and looking ahead to your research project over the next two weeks. Make sure you watch the video explanation at the top of the page. It’s 5 minutes of your time. 😉

Make 4 is looking good; thank you all for the beautiful work you’re doing.

Happy windy Sunday. Hope you’re hanging in there.

Working with drafts (11/18)

Working with drafts (11/18)


Near the top of your draft or in a comment in Google, give your responders some idea of where this draft is in the process: what do you like so far? where are you stuck in the draft? what questions do you have now that you’ve thought through a draft? What specific feedback would you like?

Responders: I would avoid playing with grammar or surface level edits. Instead, what questions do you have for the writer? Are there places where you are stuck? Where you would like to see data or more analysis? What is working for you and why as a reader? What 2-3 things might the writer do in the next revision?

Response trios-ish:

Tim, Bella, Marysa

Chloe, Amber, Mireya

Natalie, Cody, Hayden

Miguel, Sofia, Morgan

Aaron, Jacob, Rachael

Laila, Virginia, Iliannah, Tatiana

Katonya, Kaitlin, Casey, Audrey

Orion, Alaina, Brennan



And, for fun, Sleater-Kinney