Schedule and Assignments

SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE THROUGH FIRST DAY OF CLASS.

* DAILY ACTIVITIES subject to change based on class needs

Thursday 9/3
Reading Due: Course Syllabus; The Wayne Writer, Introduction, ix-xxix.

Writing Due: Student Blog and Profile (in-class activity)

Activities and Discussions: Course expectations; grade contracts; being part of a learning community; creating blogs on WordPress

Tuesday 9/8
Reading Due: Lessner and Craig “Finding Your Way In” 

Writing Due: Completed About pages and grade contracts due by class time; summary assignment (in-class activity): WPA Framework for Success in Postsecondary Writing;

Activities and Discussion: Discussing reading strategies; reviewing contract grading; drafting and reviewing summaries; peer mentor visit

Thursday 9/10

Reading Due: The Wayne Writer, Chapters 1 and 6.

Writing Due: Post 1: Writing Activity 1.2 (p. 7)(by class time to your blog)

Activities and Discussion: Discussing rhetorical situation and the arguments we compose and encounter

Tuesday 9/15
Reading Due: “Briefcases vs. Backpacks”; “College Calculus”

Writing Due: Post 2: (by class time to your blog) Summary of assigned reading (“College Calculus”)

Activities and Discussion: Working through analysis of assigned reading in class discussion; practicing two-column journal

Thursday 9/17

Reading Due: “Enthymemes” (grammar.com)

Writing Due: Post 3: Questions on rhetorical situation and genre (will begin in class time; finish for Friday 9.18 11:59 p.m.) Activities and Discussion: Discussing analysis; choosing texts for P1; reading, reflection, and planning.

Tuesday 9/22

Reading Due: The Wayne Writer, Chapter 7 (p. 195-253); They Say I Say, “The Art of Quoting” (slideshow link).

Writing Due: Post 4: Two-column journal for rhetorical analysis of assigned reading for P1–at least ten annotations (post to your blog by class time–can copy/paste or upload .doc, .docx or .pdf file)

Activities and Discussion: Discussing analysis and integrating quotes

Thursday 9/24
Writing Due: Outline of essay draft due (bring a copy to class)

Activities and Discussion: Small group conferences in class

Tuesday 9/29

Reading Due: OWL MLA Guide

Writing Due: Project 1 drafts due for peer response; draft uploaded to Blackboard by 11:59 p.m. for my feedback

Activities and Discussion: Peer response on P1; peer mentor visit

Thursday 10/1

Reading Due:  “What’s Worth Knowing?”, “I-Search,” (on Blackboard under Content) and Project 2 description.

Writing Due: Post 5: Reading response and prewriting for P2 (by class time to blog)

CHANGE!!!: Activities and Discussion: Optional conferences in my office; watch I-Search video posted on blog.

Tuesday 10/6

Reading Due: (NOTE! Kleine reading cancelled!);  Read student sample papers on course site on Project 2 page.

Writing Due: Post 6: research question and research strategies (by class time to blog)

Activities and Discussion: Workshopping I-Search questions; peer mentor visit

Thursday 10/8

Reading Due:  The Wayne Writer Ch. 4 (Critical Reading Process)

Writing Due: Introduction first draft printed and due to class for peer response

Activities and Discussion: Peer response; learning how to use the library guides

Tuesday 10/13

Reading Due:  Read/review first source; Elbow “Revising by Reading Aloud”

Writing Due: Draft 2 due (intro + first source write-up) printed and brought to class; final draft of P1 due to Blackboard by 11:59 p.m. with reflection.

Activities and Discussion: Peer response; research and analysis; peer mentor visit

Thursday 10/15-CONFERENCES IN OFFICE

Writing Due: Post 7: Tuning-in Journal due to your blog by 11:59 p.m.

Activities and Discussion: CONFERENCES IN OFFICE (SMALL-GROUP)

Tuesday 10/20

Reading Due: Elbow “A Catalogue of Reader-Based Questions” to prepare for peer response (on Blackboard).

Writing Due: Draft of I-search due to class for peer response (bring 1 copy)

Activities and Discussion:Peer response; peer mentor visit

Thursday 10/22-NO CLASS

Writing Due: Complete draft of I-Search due to BB by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday 10/25 for feedback

Activities and Discussion: USE THE CLASS TIME TO FINISH RESEARCH, WRITING, AND REVISION.

Tuesday 10/27

Reading Due: Student_self-efficacy_in_a_cho (academic journal article); Project 3 description; The Wayne Writer “Identifying Common Approaches” (p. 85-90)

Writing Due: Post 8: Who am I as a researcher? (due to blog by class time)

Activities and Discussion: Revising/composing claims for the I-search project; citing electronic sources; reviewing library resources; reviewing types of arguments

Thursday 10/29

Reading Due: Read and annotate a source for your project; Review the Wayne Writer Chapter 4 (Critical Reading Process); Chapter 7 (p. 250-265).

Writing Due: Post 9: Annotated bibliography 1 (due to blog by class time)

Activities and Discussion: the academic journal as a genre; reading academic journal articles; CRAAP testing; revising annotated bibliographies.

Tuesday 11/3

Reading Due: Read and annotate a source for your project; read student sample papers on course site.

Writing Due: Post 10: Annotated bibliography 2 (due to blog by class time)

Activities and Discussion: Reviewing annotated student sample papers; research and writing workshop; peer mentor visit

Thursday 11/5

Writing Due: Final draft of P2 due with reflection

Activities and Discussion: P3 workshop

Tuesday 11/10

Reading Due: Read and annotate two more sources for your project.

Writing Due: Post 11: Annotated bibliographies 3 and 4 (due to blog by class time)

Activities and Discussion: Citation stations activity; P3 workshop

Thursday 11/12

Writing Due:

Activities and Discussion: P3 workshop

Tuesday 11/17

Writing Due: Project 3 drafts due printed for peer response; draft uploaded to Blackboard by 11:59 p.m.-I will give you specific directions for uploading with comments on Tuesday in class.

Activities and Discussion: Post 12 (in-class); Peer response on P3; peer mentor visit

Thursday 11/19-CONFERENCES IN OFFICE-optional

Reading Due: Yancey, “Talk-Backs” (pdf on Blackboard under Content)

Writing Due: Post 13: Talk-Back on P3 peer feedback (due to blog by 11:59 p.m.)

Activities and Discussion: CONFERENCES IN OFFICE

Tuesday 11/24

Reading Due:  “Visual Rhetoric” on the OWL site (main page plus links on visual rhetoric slide presentation, color theory slide presentation, and font choice); read Project 4 description.

Writing Due: Post 14: Rhetorical Reflection on P4 (due by 11:59 p.m.)

Activities and Discussion: Showcase Planning and Project 4 Discussion; working on P3 introductions

Thursday 11/26-NO CLASS, THANKSGIVING

Tuesday 12/1

Writing Due: bring 3 infographic examples to class

Activities and Discussion: Discussing the infographic as a genre; group analysis of effective infographic features and rhetorical choices; final Showcase prep; peer mentor visit

Thursday 12/3 SHOWCASE

Writing Due: Project 3 final draft and reflection

Tuesday 12/8

Writing Due:Post 15: rough drafting for P5 reflection/revision; Infographic draft due to class for peer response (halfway through class)

Activities and Discussion: First half: group work on info graphics; second half: peer response on infographics (P4)

Thursday 12/10

Reading Due: Review Project 5 description.

Writing Due: Project 4 due by 11:59 p.m. (as a page on your blog) Presentations on Infographics; Final Project Discussion; peer mentor visit; final group work on info graphics (needed revisions, etc.)

Tuesday 12/15 STUDY DAY: No class. *Office hours 10-12.

FINAL PROJECT 5 DUE BY THURSDAY 12/17, 11:59 p.m.

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4 thoughts on “Schedule and Assignments

    • Check each writing assignment to see if it is to be completed before class and brought with you, or if it is due later that night to your blog or to Blackboard.

      The first assignment (three questions about the reading, written in your notebook) should be done before you come to class 1/15.

    • The grade contract is in the syllabus (under Grading). It can also be found in the Grade Contracts tab on the course site. I ask students to sign and turn it in to make sure they have read an understand the evaluation process and standards for the class.

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