NOTE: This schedule is somewhat tentative, but will be kept up-to-date as the class progresses. Also, if you have problems accessing any of the reading materials, please email me immediately. Broken links will not be a valid excuse for not completing the readings on time. Do NOT procrastinate.
What is academic writing?
Read and discuss “The Shusher and the Shushed” and “Movie House Etiquette.“
|2||1/19||Read course syllabus.
Complete Writing Process Assignment (Part 1).
Set up Google account.
|Revisiting the writing process.
|3||1/26||Writing Process Assignment (Part 2).<—-Wait for this.
Read “I Want to Be Miss America,” “Never Just Pictures,” and “There Is No Unmarked Woman” (p.431).
|4||2/2||Read “How Hip Hop Holds Blacks Back” and “To the Academy with Love.”
Read two of the selections on Rites of Passage:
|Tiny desk conferences.
Rites of Passage.
Discuss scoring rubric and expectations for peer review.
|5||2/9||Submit paper for peer review to Google Drive. If you aren’t sure how to do this, we will do it in class, but you MUST bring a digital copy of your paper.||Share Google account info Peer Review.
Begin revisions in class.
|2/16||NO CLASS – COLLEGE DEVELOPMENT DAY|
|6||2/23||Paper #1 due via Google Drive||Reflecting on Process.
Writing About History.
Paper #2 prompt.
Read “from Superfreakonomics.”
Prewriting Activity for “Hiroshima.”Modes of Persuasion and “The Argument for Eating Dog.”
|7||3/1||Read “Hatsuyo Nakamura” and “Hiroshima.” Hiroshima response paper.
Read “Columbus Day: A Proclamation,” “Columbus and the American Holocaust,” and “The Destruction of the Indies.”
|Academic Research. Practice evaluating sources. Incorporating sources.|
|8||3/8||NO CLASS – SPRING BREAK|
|3/15||“Love Canal and the Poisoning of America” and “This Is the End of the
World – Black Death.” Outline due. Submit paper #2 for peer review to Google Drive.
|Tiny desk conferences.
|9||3/22||Paper # 2 due via Google Drive||What is a Journalistic Essay?
Paper #3 prompt.
|10||3/29||Read “The Gift.”
Use EBSCOhost to find model journalistic essays. (Click here for a screenshot with instructions.)
Interview questions due.Draft of interview questions due.
|Share and analyze model journalistic essays in small groups.
Group presentations on model essays.
|11||4/5|| Outline due.
Draft of paper #3 for peer review uploaded to Google Drive.
Tiny desk conferences.
|12||4/12||Paper #3 due via Google Drive.||Paper #4 prompt.
Writing Critically About Literature.
Schools of criticism.
|13||4/19||Read “Harrison Bergeron” and “The Politics of Kurt Vonnegut’s ‘Harrison Bergeron.’”||Sample analysis of film (brainstorming sheet).
Read Final Exam Instructions.
|14||4/26||Draft of paper for peer review uploaded to Google Drive.
|5/3||LAST DAY TO DROP|
|15||5/3||Paper #4 due via Google Drive.|| Portfolio.
|***”Classes that meet only one day per week will utilize the last regularly scheduled class for final
exams.” -Final Exam Schedule