Schedule for ENG 101

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.

Week Date Due Topic
1 8.23 +Introduction +Syllabus +Q&A +Set up Google Accounts +Share Google email +How to Peer Review +Example: “Are You Ready to Be a Teen Mom?” +Practice: “Math Anxiety Is Contagious.
 2 8.30 + Read course syllabus.+ Complete Ira Glass storytelling assignment.+Writing process reflection assignment.+ “Sh***y First Drafts” by Anne Lamott +Quiz +Writing Process. +Language exercises. +Discuss narrative essay assignment. +Chronological order activity +Read and discuss example narrative essays: “The Wire” and “I Watched Anne Frank Die.” +Read & discuss example descriptive essay: “Wyoming Clouds.” +“Examining Cadavers”+“The Bronx Court”+Choosing details activity. Discuss Writing Center Response Paper.
3 9.6 + Upload complete draft to Google Drive.+ Outline. + Discuss scoring rubric +Peer Review +Q&A +In-class revision +Conferencing
 4 9.13
 NO CLASS – VISIT WRITING CENTER
5 9.20 Narrative Essay Due. + Read “Simplicity.” Writing Center Response Paper due.


+Quiz +Definition essay assignment.+Read and discuss sample definition essays: “What Is Love?” and “Is Poverty in the Eye of the Beholder?” +Discuss “This Is, Like,…” and “That’s Doctor Instructor to You” +“Say What You Mean” +Building blocks: words,   sentences, paragraphs. +Discuss “Weasel Words
6 9.27 + Upload complete draft to Google Drive.+ Outline
Peer Review. Q&A. In-class revision. Conferencing. +The Five Basic Comma Rules  + Fragments, Run-ons, and Comma Splices
7 10.4 +Definition Essay Due.+ Begin revision of graded papers for portfolio +Process Analysis essay assignment. (outline only)+ Discuss sample process analysis writing: “How to Write with Style” & “Why It Is Nearly Impossible to Castrate a Hippo”  & “The Tastiest Way to Reheat Pizza
10.11  +Have a topic for your Process Analysis paper picked out before you come to class! +Outline Scoring Guide activity+Discuss sample cause & effect writing: “Stop Forcing People to Wear Bike Helmets” & “The Mind of a Police Dog“+Sentence structure+ Logical Fallacies+Logical Fallacy activity
 10.18  NO CLASS – COLLEGE DEVELOPMENT DAY
 8  10.25 Process Analysis Outline Due. +Discussion of outlines in small groups.+Argument Clinic clip +Argument essay assignment.+Read & discuss: “I Don’t Hire People Who Use Poor Grammar.”+ Punctuation + Basic MLA Format
 9 11.1 +Writing Process Reflection Assignment. +Academic Research +Academic Research activities
10 11.8  + Bring three different types of sources for your paper. +Academic Research +Paraphrase, Summary, Quotation Practice +On Being Wrong +Citation Practice activity
11 11.15 +Upload complete draft to Google Drive.+ Outline Peer Review. Q&A. In-class revision. Conferencing.
 12 11.22  +Argument Paper Due. +Compare & Contrast essay assignment+Portfolio assignment +Read and discuss: “Driving Under the Influence, of Marijuana” +Discuss Division & Classification +Division and Classification exercise +Read and discuss: “Rumors of Tribes
13 11.29 +Review for the final exam +Final Exam Review Quiz
NO CLASS: PORTFOLIO WORK DAY.

WORK ON PORTFOLIOS.  EMAIL ME WITH ANY QUESTIONS. COMPLETE FINAL REVIEW ONLINE.

+Review for final exam  +Help with portfolios

 14 12.6 +Upload complete draft to Google Drive.+ Outline

Note: Last Day to Drop is 12.9

+Peer Review +Q&A +In-class revision +Conferencing.

***Final Exam.

12.9 Comparison and Contrast Paper Due. +Final Portfolio Due. All work due via Google Drive. We will not meet this day. Please note that this is a Friday. Everything must be in by no later than Friday at midnight. No exceptions.
 ***”Classes that meet only one day per week will utilize the last regularly scheduled class for final
exams.” -Final Exam Schedule

 

 

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