EngWr 300
Fall 2019

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 is only one required text for this course which you must purchase:

  • Ripley, Amanda. The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way. Simon & Schuster, 2013.

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

27

  • Class Intro—active reading & summary
  • Canvas & reading responses
  • Sentence Patterns website

29

  • "A Nation at Risk"
  • Summaries
  • In-class writing

 

September


 

 

 

Tuesday

Thursday

3

  • "A Nation at Risk," cont.
  • Summary—in-class writing
  • Paraphrasing & referencing your sources

5

  • Read Ansary
  • Read Levine & Levine
  • In-class writing (Post to Canvas by 9/7)

10

  • Focus and analysis
  • Identifying significance
  • Moving from summary to opinion

Analysis

12

  • Waiting for "Superman"
  • Response assignment

17

  • Waiting for "Superman" responses due
  • Read Merrow
  • In-class writing (Post to Canvas by 9/18)

19

  • Read Ravitch
  • In-class writing (Post to Canvas by 9/21)
  • Critiques & discussion of Essay #1

24

  • Critique discussion—bring notes!
  • Discuss thesis and focus

26

  • Discuss Essay #1
  • Thesis workshop
  • MLA—page format & parenthetical references
  • Rubric

 

October

 

 

Tuesday

Thursday

1

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

3

  • Distinguishing summary & opinion
  • MLA—page setup & referencing

8

  • Essay #1 due today at beginning of class
  • Quoting and paraphrasing

10

  • Read Ripley, chapters 1 & 2
  • In-class writing (Post to Canvas by 10/12)

15

  • Read Ripley, chapters 3 & 4
  • In-class writing (Post to Canvas by10/16)

17

  • Read Ripley, chapters 5 & 6
  • In-class writing (Post to Canvas by 10/19)

22

  • Read Ripley, chapters 7 & 8
  • In-class writing (Post to Canvas by 10/23)

24

  • Read Ripley, chapters 9 & 10
  • In-class writing (Post to Canvas by 10/26)

29

  • Discuss Essay #2
  • Referencing sources and works cited

31

  • Thesis workshop #2
  • Thesis, organization, and map

 

November

 

Tuesday

Thursday

5

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

  • MLA—formatting works-cited pages

12

  • Essay #2 due today at beginning of class
  • Portfolio review
  • Discuss Essay #3 & research

14

  • Read—Intersegmental Report, "Academic Literacy"
  • Discussion groups

19

  • Read Freire (Post to Canvas by 11/20)
  • Small group discussion—sharing research

21

  • Read Pai & Adler (Post to Canvas by 11/23)
  • Group discussion of research and focus

26

  • Thesis workshop #3 

28

  •   Thanksgiving—No Classes

 

December

 

Tuesday

Thursday

3

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

5

  • Discuss letter of introduction
  • In-class writing

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

  • Finals—No Classes

 
   
 

 

 

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