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

  

Tuesday

Thursday

28

  • Class Intro—summary
  • Canvas and reading responses
  • Sentence Patterns website

30

  • Read Said—"Knowing the Oriental"
  • Summary & response—in-class writing
  • Post response to Canvas by 9-1

 

September


 

 

 

Tuesday

Thursday

4

  • Read De Verteuil—"The Scapegoat Archetype"
  • Summary & response—in-class writing
  • Post to Canvas by 9-5
  • Said Response

6

  • Read Morrison—"Being or Becoming the Stranger"
  • Summary & response—in-class writing
  • Post to Canvas by 9-8

11

  • Read Baldwing—"Notes of a Native Son"
  • Summary & response—in-class writing
  • Post to Canvas by 9-12

13

  • Read Andersong—"White Rage"
  • Read first part of Baldwin's book—"My Dungeon Shook"
  • Discuss Essay #1

18

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

20

  • Making connections with Baldwin
  • Discuss thesis and focus

25

Analysis

27

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

 

October

 

 

Lynching History

Tuesday

Thursday

2

  • MLA—page format & parenthetical references
  • Rubric

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

9

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

11

  • Read Baldwin—"On Being White"
  • Summary & response—in-class writing
  • Post to Canvas by 10-13

16

  • Read Coates through p 71
  • Response—in-class writing
  • Post to Canvas by 10-17

18

  • Finish reading Coates' Between the World
  • Response—in-class writing
  • Post to Canvas by 10-20

23

25

  • Making connections with Coates
  • Discuss thesis and focus

30

 

 

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"

Tuesday

Thursday

 

1

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

6

  • Incorporating quotes & paraphrases
  • MLA citations

8

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

13

  • Read Kival &Hunigan
  • Response—in-class writing
  • Post to Canvas by 11-14

15

  • Discuss Essay #3
  • Annotated bibliographies

20

22

  •   Holiday—No Classes

27

  • Discuss Essay #3
  • Group discussion of research

29

 

December

 

Tuesday

Thursday

4

  •   Sentence pattern review

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

11

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

13

  • Course Portfolio due
  • Sentence pattern quiz

18

  • Finals—No Classes

20

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

 
   
 

 

 

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