EngWr 300
Fall 2018

Course
Assignments

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Within the grid for the month's schedule you will find links to other pages with specific details for individual assignments. If you have questions about ANY assignment, please do not hesitate to contact me by email or ask for clarification in class.

Generally, assignments—readings, postings and essays—are due on the class date on which they are scheduled. But because ours is a web-assisted class, some assignment due dates do not correspond with class schedules. Read carefully and ask questions ahead of time; I expect you to assume responsibility for these assignments. 

Course
Texts

There two required texts for this course which you must purchase:

  • Baldwin, James. The Fire Next Time. Vintage International, 1993.
  • Coates, Ta-Nehisi. Between the World and Me. Spiegel & Grau, 2015.

You are required to use MLA conventions in this course. Rather than have you buy a book, I expect you to become familiar with the Purdue OWL website.

 Writing
Assignments

 
 

August

  

Monday

Wednesday

27
  • Class Intro—summary
  • Canvas & reading responses
  • Sentence Patterns website
29
  • Read Said—"Knowing the Oriental"
  • Summary & response—in-class writing
  • Post response to Canvas by 9-1

 

September


 

 

 

Monday

Wednesday

3

  • Holiday—No Classes

5

  • Read De Verteuil—"The Scapegoat Archetype"
  • Summary & response—in-class writing
  • Post response to Canvas by 9-8
  • Said Response

10

  • Read Morrison—"Being or Becoming the Stranger"
  • Summary & response—in-class writing
  • Post response to Canvas by 9-11

12

  • Read Baldwin—"Notes of a Native Son"
  • Summary & response—in-class writing
  • Post response to Canvas by 9-15

17

  • Read Anderson—"White Rage"
  • Read Baldwin—"My Dungeon Shook"
  • Discuss Essay #1

19

  • Finish reading Baldwin's The Fire Next Time
  • Summary & response—in-class writing
  • Post response to Canvas by 9-22

24

  • Making connections with Baldwing
  • Discuss thesis and focus

26

Analysis

 

October

 

 

Lynching History

 

 

Growing up Black

Monday

Wednesday

1

  • Draft workshop #1
  • Bring 2 clean copies of your draft to class
  • Post draft to Canvas

3

  • MLA—page format & parenthetical references
  • Rubric

  • Essay #1 due today at beginning of class
  • Compound sentence quiz

10

  • Read Caldwell & Wright
  • Summary & response—in-class writing
  • Post response to Canvas by 10-13

15

  • Read Baldwin—"On Being White"
  • Summary & response—in-class writing
  • Post response to Canvas by 10-16

17

  • Read Coates' book through p 71
  • Response—in-class writing
  • Post response to Canvas by 10-20

22

  • Finish reading Coates' Between the World
  • Response—in-class writing
  • Post response to Canvas by 10-23

24

29

  • Making connections with Coates
  • Discuss thesis and focus
 

31

 

 

November

 

"Deconstructing White Privilege"

 

"How blacks and whites view the state of race in America"

 

"How Structural Racism Works"

 

"Institutional Racism & the Social Work Profession"

 

"The Making of an American Terrorist"

Monday

Wednesday

  • Draft workshop #2
  • Bring 2 clean copies of your draft to class
  • Post draft to Canvas

7

  • Incorporating quotes & paraphrases
  • MLA citations

12

  • Holiday—No Classes

14

  • Essay #2 due today at beginning of class
  • Complex sentence quiz

19

  • Read Kival &Hunigan
  • Response—in-class writing
  • Post response to Canvas by 11-20

21

  • Discuss Essay #3
  • Annotated bibliographies

26

28

  • Discuss Essay #3
  • Group discussion of research

 

December

 

Monday

Wednesday

3

  • Discuss Essay #3
  • Thesis & Map
  • Sentence pattern review

5

  • Draft workshop #3
  • Bring 2 clean copies of your draft to class
  • Post draft to Canvas

10

  • Portfolio workshop—bring copies of drafts or files to class with you
  • Workshop your portfolio letter of introduction with your peer group today

12

  • Course Portfolio due
  • Sentence pattern quiz

17

  • Finals—No Classes

19

  • Pick up portfolios—10:15 to 11:15 a.m.

 
   
 

 

 

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