Welcome to Chico State and English 130!


Course calendar can be found above and HERE.

Reading Together

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




Full descriptions of our assignments in the links below; we’ll support the work in class and with feedback.

  • Ongoing: Reading and Annotating in Perusall (see below) 70 points
  • Ongoing: Peer response (see below) 30 points
  • Aug 24-31: Tracing Your Literacies (data collection & paper) 15 points (5 points tracing (Aug 24); 10 points paper (Aug 31))
  • Sept 7-14: Literacy Interview (interview & paper) 25 points
  • Sept 19-28: Digital Literacies (data collection & paper/artifact) (modified: we just worked on data collection for 5 points in class on Sept 21)
  • Oct 3-24: Schooled Literacies (data collection, summary, & paper) 40 points (15 points journal summary (Oct 17); 25 points paper (Oct 24))
  • Oct 26-Dec 7: Project: Choose Your Own Adventure (Curated Resource & Poster Session) 50 points (5 points google form with research idea (Nov 2); 25 for curated resource (Nov 16); 20 for sharing project in gallery walk (Dec 7))

235 points total

Reading & Annotating in Perusall (10 pts each; 70 points)

Perusall logo

various due dates (see calendar & below)

We’ll read together using a platform called Perusall. In a nutshell, we are working more like I work with colleagues when we read together: we are reading and sharing comments together.

To Join:

  • Go to, click Login, and then either log in using your Facebook, Twitter, or Google account, or create a Perusall account using your email address and setting up a password.
  • Select I am a student and enter our course code JAXON-MATRT.

Readings this semester:

  • Aug 29: Gloria Anzaldúa’s “How to Tame a Wild Tongue” from Borderlands 
  • Sept 7: Derek Van Ittersum & Tim Lockridge’s “Finding the Best Tools for the Job: Writing Workflows”
  • Sept 19: Sean Michael Morris & Jesse Stommel’s “A Guide for Resisting Edtech: the Case against Turnitin”
  • Sept 26: Ann N. Amicucci’s “Four Things Social Media Can Teach You About College Writing–And One Thing It Can’t”
  • Oct 3: Elizabeth Wardle’s “You Can Learn To Write in General”
  • Oct 5: Tylor Branson’s “First-Year Composition Prepares Students for Academic Writing”
  • Nov 2: Dana Lynn Driscoll’s “Introduction to Primary Research”

Peer Response (10 pts each; 30 points)

Due (in class work): Aug 31, Sept 14, Nov 16

decorativeWe’ll give peer feedback to all drafts. We’ll create guiding questions and guidelines together for our feedback. Must be in class for credit.