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Class Schedule

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Class Schedule

 

Week

Day

In-Class

Assignment for next class

1

Fri

9/2

Introduction to the course

 

Read Peter Elbow “Freewriting”

Watch Peter Elbow video “Freewriting”

2

Mon

9/5

Freewriting: using writing to develop thinking

Diagnostic Essay

Read  Joan Didion “Why I Write” and Malcolm Gladwell “The 10,000 Hour Rule” State the thesis of each reading in writing. Bring two copies to class.

 

Wed 9/7

 

Thesis Statements

WACH Chapters 2 & 4, Take notes on notecard and bring to class. Do ex 1 #1 on page 9.

 

Fri

9/9

Holiday

 

3

Mon 9/12

Exploratory questions and thesis statements. Rhetorical Contexts

 

Read Skwire, p. 1-9. Do Ex. A.

Read Shirley Jackson “The Lottery”

Print out exercise and "The Lottery" and bring to class.

 

Wed

9/14

Sample essays and discussion of “The Lottery”

Introduction Essay #1: Expository Essay

Complete Expository essay preparatory assignment.

Read definitions of Research Article and Peer-Reviewed Article.

 

Wed

9/14

Last day to drop class without a grade of W and/or add a class

 

 

Fri

9/16

 

Databases: Meet in Room 20 Padre Arrupe Hall (basement) 

Bring laptop if at all possible

Read WACH Chapter 5.

Finalize sources for expository essay. 

Finalize thesis statement for your expository essay. Bring sources to class for drafting workshop.

4

Mon

9/19

In-class workshop: expository essay 

Complete draft of expository essay.  Click here to see essay guidelines and assignment. Click here to see APA citation guidelines.

 

 

 

 

Wed

9/21

Expository essay due (bring two copies)

Peer review

Revise expository essay based on feedback from peer review.

 

 

 

Fri

9/23

Expository essay due

Argument 

COA p. 3-16. Answer questions in box on p. 10-11

Read Aldo Leopold "Thinking Like a Mountain" Answer questions on p. 218-219 and read p. 219-220.

5

Mon

9/26

Critical Thinking; Claims and Reasons

Read McEwan readings.  Bring an example of an argument or a non-argument to class.

 

Wed

9/28

Evidence

COA p. 32-50 and p. 132-144

 

 

 

Thursday

9/29

Last day to choose Audit (AU) or Pass/No Pass (P/NP) options

 

 

Fri

9/30

The 5 Questions of Argument

Introduce Essay #2: Argument

COA p. 16-22 . Read Academic Writing Handout. and Thesis Statement Handout.

Write thesis statement for argument essay

6

Mon

10/3

Thesis Statements and Paragraphs. Meet in PRH Rm. 6

Write argument essay

 

Wed

10/5

Peer Review: Argument Essay

Revise argument essay 

 

Fri

10/7

Argument Essay due

Introduce Research Project

Study for midterm 

7

Mon

10/10

Midterm

 

 

Wed

10/12

Holiday

Read Rachel L. Jones “What’s Wrong with Black English?” and Amy Tan “Mother Tongue”

Read Research Handout

 

Fri

10/14

Standard English vs. dialect 

Audience/Academic Register 

Read Jonathan Swift A Modest Proposal 

Write a research question for Final Research Project and search database for articles to read. Choose one, print it out, read, take notes and bring to class on Monday.

8

Mon

10/17

Irony as persuasion

Journal articles

WACH Ch. 11 p.179-192. Do ex. 1

 

Wed

10/19

Induction and Deduction

WACH Ch. 11 p. 194-198. Do ex. 5

Read Logical Fallacies handout

Read Inductive/Deductive Research Approaches

 

Fri

10/21

Logical Fallacies

Revise definitions for website 

WACH p. 127-138. Do ex. 1-4

Find an example of a logical fallacy to bring to class. 

9

Mon

10/24

Word Choices

Introduce Essay #3: Summary and Critique 

Mini-conferences on RP

Read two academic articles related to your possible RP topic. Annotate and bring both to class. Complete Research Proposal Form.

Read Summary and Critique Handout.

 

Wed

10/26

Academic Conversations: Common ground, acknowledgment and response

Summary and Critique Workshop

Research Proposal Form Due.

COA p. 185-198

Complete Research Proposal 

 

Fri

10/28

Research Proposal Due.

Review Databases and academic articles. Note Taking

Find two additional academic articles related to research topic. Take/Make notes. Bring to class.

WACH p. 562-574.

Read Writing a Summary and Critique Essay

10

Mon

10/31

Summarizing, paraphrasing and quoting. Summary and Critique rubric

Draft summary and critique essay

 

Mon

10/31

Last day to drop class and receive grade of W

 

 

Wed 11/2

Peer Review:  Summary and critique essay

Rewrite summary and critique essay

 

Fri

11/4

Summary and critique essay due. Paraphrasing, Quoting and Summarizing.

 

Read Annotated Bibliographies. Compile 5 sources for your topic and bring to class.

Read COA p.360-372.

11

Mon

11/7

Last day to change Research Project topic.

Annotated Bibliographies

Plagiarism

Draft Annotated Bibliography.

Read Synthesis Handout.

 

Wed

11/9

Holiday

 Finish drafting Annotated Bibliography

 

Fri

11/11

Peer-Review: Annotated Bibliography.

Introduce Essay #4: Synthesis

 

Read Daphne Gray-Grant “Five Ways to be a Better Reader…and Writer” and Skwire p. 63-65. Summarize each.

Assemble three sources to use in synthesis essay that relate to your research project.  Draft thesis statement. Bring sources and statement to class.

12

Mon

11/14

Synthesis

Draft synthesis essay

 

Wed

11/16

Synthesis.

Annotated Bib due

Rewrite synthesis essay

 

Fri 11/18

Peer Review:  Synthesis essay

Last day to finalize research project topic. 

WACH p. 652-687

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13

Mon

11/21

Synthesis essay due. 

Definition

Work on RP

Read Revising

 

Wed

11/23

Guest Lecturer 

Draft introduction for RP

 

Fri

11/25

Research Day. No class.

Complete Annotated Bibliography and reading notes

14

Mon

11/28

Annotated bibliography due, along with reading notes.

Peer-review introductions.

Write Introduction 

 

Wed

11/30

Introduction due.

Peer-review

Write first 3 pages of research paper.

 

 

Fri

12/2

First 3 pages of research paper due

Write first 6 pages of research paper

 

15

Mon

12/5

First 6 pages of research paper due. Presentations

Write research paper

Prepare and practice presentation

 

Wed

12/7

Research paper due

Presentations

Prepare and practice presentation

 

Fri

12/9

Paper Due.

Presentations

 

16

Mon

12/12

Final Exam Review

Study for Final Exam 

 

Fri

12/16

Final Exam

12:00-3:00

Attendance is mandatory

 

 

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