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.
|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.
|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