Spring 2018

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

 

January
February
March
April
May

Writing Assignments—

   
Week Tuesday Thursday
1

1-16

  • Introduction to class
  • Interactive reading

1-18

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

1-23

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

1-25

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

1-30

  • Focus and analysis
  • Moving from summary to opinion—identifying significance
  • Independent clause & quiz

2-1

  • Waiting for "Superman" (2010)
  • Response assignment
4

2-6

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

2-8

  • Ravitch—"The Myth of Charter Schools"
  • In-class writing
  • Critiques & Discussion of Essay #1
5

2-13

  • Critique discussion—you should bring notes
  • Discuss Essay #1—finding a focus
  • Compound sentences

2-15

  • Discuss Essay #1
  • Thesis & map
  • Understanding the course rubric
6

2-20

  • Sommers—Revision strategies
  • Drafts for Essay #1 due in Canvas
  • Bring 2 copies to class

2-22

  • Distinguishing summary & opinion
  • MLA page setup & parenthetical referencing
  • Quoting & paraphrasing
7

2-27

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

3-1

  • Read Ripley—chapters 1 & 2
  • In-class writing
8

3-6

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

3-8

  • No class today
9

3-13

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

3-15

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

3-20

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

3-22

  • Discuss Essay #2
  • Thesis & map
  • Referencing sources
11

3-27

  • Spring Break—No Classes

3-29

  • Spring Break—No Classes
12

4-3

  • Drafts for Essay #2 due in Canvas
  • Bring 2 copies to class
  • Peer critique workshop

4-5

  • MLA—Formatting works-cited page
13

4-10

4-12

  • Read Pai & Adler—"Culture, Education, & Schooling"
  • In-class writing
14

4-17

  • Freire—"The 'Banking' Concept of Education"
  • In-class writing

4-19

15

4-24

4-26

  • Drafts for Essay #3 due in Canvas
  • Bring 2 copies to class
  • Peer critique workshop
16

5-1

  • Discuss letter of introduction
  • In-class writing

5-3

  • Portfolio workshop
  • Draft of letter of introduction
  • Bring copies of essays to workshop
  • Sentence pattern review
17

5-8

5-10

  • Portfolio pick up 10:15 to 11:15
     
   
  • Portfolios are due at the beginning of class on May 8.
  • If you do not turn in a portfolio, you will fail the course.
  • PLEASE plan ahead—I cannot and will not accept late submissions!