Fall 2017

Please consider registering for the Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) program located in the Learning Resourse Center (LRC). The half-unit WAC class gives you one-on-one or small group time with English instructors who will help you keep up with the demands of your college writing assignments. WAC has a proven track record of helping students be more successful in all their classes. You can register for WAC by visiting the program desk in the LRC.

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Assignment Schedule

 

August
September
October
November
December

Writing Assignments—

   
Week Monday Wednesday
1

8-21

  • Introduction to class
  • Interactive reading

8-23

  • A Nation at Risk (1983)
  • Summaries
  • In-class writing
2

8-28

  • A Nation at Risk, cont.
  • In-class writing
  • Paraphrasing and referencing sources

8-30

  • Ansary—"Education at Risk" and
  • Levine & Levine—"Charters and Foundations"
  • In-class writing
3

9-4

  • Holiday—No Classes

9-6

  • Focus and analysis (metacommentary)
  • Moving from summary to opinion
  • Independent clause & quiz
4

9-11

  • Waiting for "Superman" (2010)
  • Response assignment

9-13

  • Waiting for "Superman," cont.
  • Responses due
  • Merrow—"Whose Side is Superman on, Anyway?"
  • In-class writing
5

9-18

  • Ravitch—"The Myth of Charter Schools"
  • In-class writing
  • Critiques & discussion of Essay #1

9-20

  • Critique discussion—bring notes
  • Discuss Essay #1—Finding a focus
  • Compound Sentences
6

9-25

  • Discuss Essay #1—Thesis & map
  • Understanding the course rubric

9-27

  • Sommers—Revision strategies
  • Drafts for Essay #1 due in D2L drop box
  • Bring 2 copies to class
7

10-2

  • Distinguishing summary & opinion
  • MLA page setup & parenthetical referencing
  • Quoting & paraphrasing

10-4

  • Essay #1 due
  • Compound Sentences—review & quiz
8

10-9

  • Read Ripley—chapters 1 & 2
  • In-class writing

10-11

  • Read Ripley—chapters 3 & 4
  • In-class writing
9

10-16

  • Read Ripley—chapters 5 & 6
  • In-class writing

10-18

  • Read Ripley—chapters 7 & 8
  • In-class writing
10

10-23

  • Read Ripley—chapters 9 & 10
  • In-class writing
  • Complex sentences—review & quiz

10-25

11

10-30

11-1

  • MLA—Formatting works-cited page
12

11-6

  • Drafts for Essay #2 due in D2L drop box
  • Bring 2 copies to class
  • Peer critique workshop

11-8

13

11-13

  • Read Pai & Adler—"Culture, Education, & Schooling"
  • In-class writing

11-15

  • Freire—"The 'Banking' Concept of Education"
  • In-class writing
  • Discuss Essay #3
14

11-20

11-22

15

11-27

  • Drafts for Essay #3 due in D2L drop box
  • Bring 2 copies to class
  • Peer critique workshop

11-29

16

12-4

  • Portfolio workshop
  • Bring copies of essays to workshop
  • Draft of letter of introduction

12-6

17

12-11

  • Finals—No Classes

12-13

  • Portfolio pick up 10:15 to 11:15 a.m.
     
   

Portfolios are due at the beginning of class on December 6. If you do not turn in a portfolio, you will fail the course. PLEASE plan ahead—I cannot and will not accept late submissions!