Schedule

This schedule is subject to change.
Unless stated otherwise, all work will be submitted on your Google site or diigo.
Starting the week of September 10, at least two observations will be written every week.

T Sep 1
Discuss course, BlackboardGoogle docs, Google Sites, and portfolio.
Set up Google site (see Google sites Help Page and Beginner's Guide)
Diagnostic essay
Resources and Technology
Back to School: 15 Essential Web Tools for Students
Sample 1430 site

UNIT 1: Summarizing & Responding

TH Sep 3
Read:
They Say / I say (TSIS): Introduction: Entering the conversation (pp. 1-15)
Audience Analysis (Daniel Kies)

Assignments due at 11 am on TH Sep 3:
Do Exercise 2 (TSIS, p. 15) and post to your Google site (Homework).

T Sep 8
Read:
TSIS, Chapters 1 & 2 (pp. 19-41)

Assignments due at 11 am on T Sep 8:
First Day Quiz
Post to your Google site (Homework):
Exercise 1 (TSIS, p. 28) 
Exercise 2 (TSIS, p. 41) 
Interview someone who has already taken ENG 1430 and post a summary. Be sure to include what that person feels is necessary to be successful in ENG 1430.

TH Sep 10
Read the following ways of generating ideas:
Listing
Reporters' questions
Clustering

Assignments due at 11 am on TH Sep 10:

  • Read Is Google Making Us Stupid? by Nicholas Carr and post to Homework in four separate posts: (1) a list of its main points, (2) a cluster map of its main points, and (3) answers to the reporters' questions. (4) Also, in a few sentences, discuss which method of generating ideas you prefer and why.
  • Choose an article for your Summary and Response paper. It needs to have an opinion, an argument. It can come from newspapers, magazines, journals, or website articles. On Homework, make a bibliographic entry and write a one-sentence summary of the main claim of the article. If the article is on the Internet, provide a link to it. If it's not on the Internet, then bring a photocopy to class.

T Sep 15
Read:
Coherence in Writing
TSIS Chapter 3 (pp. 42-51)

Assignments due at 11 am on T Sep 15:

  • Read Radley Balko's "What You Eat Is Your Business" (pp. 395-399, TSIS).
  • Post to Homework and to a summary of Balko's essay, frame a quotation in that summary, and respond to that quotation.
  • Post to Homework a summary of the article you chose on Thursday, frame a quotation in that summary, and respond to that quotation.

Two examples of framing a quotation are on pages 15 (Exercise 2) and 47-48 (about Susan Bordo) in TSIS. You can also check out these blog posts: 
Self-discipline Better than IQ in Achievement 
Text-messaging 
Computer-Generated News

TH Sep 17

Read TSIS Chapters 4 & 5 (pp. 55-77) 

Assignments due 11 am on Sep 17:

  • Post to Homework Exercise 1 (TSIS, p. 67)
  • Post to Homework Exercise 1 (TSIS, pp. 75-76)
  • Post to Homework an outline for the Summary & Response rough draft that is due on Tuesday.


T Sep 22
Peer review activity
Read "Tips for the First Draft"

Assignments due at 11:00 am on T Sep 22:

  • Summary & Response rough draft (on the article you chose) due on Google site Summary (Response rough draft 1 page)

TH Sep 24
Writing a second draft
Read "Revising the draft"

Assignments due at 11:00am on TH Sep 24:

  • Summary & Response Rough Draft 2 due on Summary & Response Rough Draft 2 page
  • On Homework, summarize what additions, deletions, substitutions, or rearrangement you did for your second draft
  • On Homework, write a outline of your second draft.

T Sep 29
Editing and proofreading your paper

Read before class:
Conciseness
Sentence variety
How to proofread

UNIT TWO: Rhetorical Analysis

TH Oct 1
Introduction to Analysis

Read (all from Daniel Kies):

Assignments due at 11:00am on TH Oct 1:
Find an article, video, advertisement or some other persuasive item that you might use for your second paper and put the bibliographic information on your Homework page. If it's on the Internet, link to it. If not, bring me a copy of the item.

T Oct 6
Read Analyzing with the Three Appeals (Mark Sutton)

Assignments due at 11:00am on T Oct 6:

  • Go to this image of a campaign poster for Barack Obama, and on the Homework page, state
    1. the audience of the poster
    2. the purpose of the poster
    3. a brief description of its use of logos, pathos, and ethos
  • On the Homework page, summarize what additions, deletions, substitutions, or rearrangement you did for your final draft.
  • On the Homework page, write what were the best suggestions you received on your paper from your classmates and what were the best suggestions that you gave.
  • Final draft of Summary & Response paper due on Summary & Response final draft page

TH Oct 8
Prewriting: Review the following ways of generating ideas:

Listing
Reporters' questions
Clustering
See also free-writing and brainstorming techniques at Prewriting Strategies.

Assignments due at 11:00am on Oct 8:

  • On the homework page, describe the item you chose on October 8 and state
    1. the item's audience,
    2. the item's purpose,
    3. a description (one paragraph each, three paragraphs total) of its use of logos, pathos, and ethos, and
    4. if it's on the Internet, link to it.
  • On the homework page, write a topic proposal, in which you
    1. write a thesis statement for YOUR analysis of the item you chose,
    2. name the audience whom you wish to persuade (this is not the same as the audience of your item that you are analyzing),
    3. explain why they should care about this issue and your analysis, and
    4. write a bibliography for the item you are analyzing.

T Oct 13

Workshop
Read "Tips for the First Draft

Assignments due at 11:00am on TH Oct 13:
Post two paragraphs (six total) on Homework on each of the three appeals (pathos, logos, ethos) for the item you chose for your analysis essay. These six paragraphs include the three that you wrote last Thursday. Consider the organization of these paragraphs and transitions between them.

TH Oct 15

Midterm Departmental Exam

Assignments due at 11:00am on TH Oct 15:
Write a first draft and post to Analysis Paper rough draft 1 page. 

T Oct 20
Counterargument

Read: Revising the draft
Read: TSIS Chapter 6 (pp. 78-91)
For an example of using counterarguments, see Martin Luther King's Letter from a Birmingham Jail.

Assignments due at 11:00am on T Oct 20:

  • Post a paragraph explaining why you feel YOUR counterargument(s) is important to your analysis (Homework page).
  • Revise and post a second draft to Analysis Essay rough draft 2 page.
  • On the homework page, summarize what additions, deletions, substitutions, or rearrangement you made from the first draft in writing a second draft.

TH Oct 22
So what? Who cares?
Read: TSIS Chapter 7 (pp. 92-101)

Assignments due at 11:00am on TH Oct 22:
Post a paragraph describing how you indicated to your audience that your analysis was important (Homework page).

T Oct 27
Workshop
Read TSIS Chapter 8 (pp. 105-120)

Assignments due at 11:00am on T Oct 27:

On the homework page:

  1. Write a thesis statement for your next paper, the argument paper.
  2. Find two articles related to the topic of your argument paper
  3. Write the bibliography information (including the link if it's on the Internet) for two articles on the topic of your argument paper.
  4. Write the main points of each article underneath the bibliography information.

UNIT THREE: Making An Argument

TH Oct 29

Metacommentary
Read: TSIS Chapter 10. "In other words" (pp. 129-138)
Read "Writing an Argument" (Daniel Kies)

Assignments due at 11:00am on TH Oct 29:

On the homework page:

  1. Find two more articles related to the topic of your argument paper
  2. Write the bibliography information (including the link if it's on the Internet) for two articles on the topic of your argument paper.
  3. Write the main points of each article underneath the bibliography information.


T Nov 3 - Election Day (NO CLASSES)

TH Nov 5

Find and read at least two more articles related to the topic you want to write about for your argument paper.

Assignments due at 11:00am on TH Nov 5:

  • A summary of an interview with a friend or relative on what they feel is important if someone wants to convince them about something.
  • On the homework page, give the bibliography information (including the link) for two more articles for your argument paper. This will give you a total of six articles so far. In addition, write the main points of each article underneath the bibliography information.
  • On the Homework page, summarize what additions, deletions, substitutions, or rearrangement you did for your final draft.
  • Final Draft of Analysis Essay is due. Post it on your Google site.

T Nov 10
Find and read at least two more articles related to the topic you want to write about for your argument paper.

Assignments due at 11:00am on T Nov 10:

On the homework page:

  1. Find two more articles related to the topic of your argument paper
  2. Write the bibliography information (including the link if it's on the Internet) for two articles on the topic of your argument paper. This will give you a total of 8 articles.
  3. Write the main points of each article underneath the bibliography information.

TH Nov 12
Workshop

Assignments due at 11:00am on TH Nov 12:

Post two paragraphs for your argument essay on Homework page in your Google site. 

T Nov 17
Workshop
Review the following ways of generating ideas:
Listing
Reporter's questions
Clustering

See also freewriting and brainstorming techniques at Prewriting Strategies.

Assignments due at 11:00am on T Nov 17:
Post to Homework (3 separate posts: 1 post each for #1, #2, and #3)

  1. Prewriting: Generate your own ideas for your next paper, the argument essay. You can do this be listing, cluster mapping, or answering reporter's questions. Be sure to include ideas for and against different positions.
  2. Topic proposal:
    • Write a thesis statement for your argument,
    • name the audience whom you wish to persuade,
    • explain why they care about this issue, and
    • write a bibliography of at least 4 sources.
  3. Post two paragraphs on the Homework page on your Google site

TH Nov 19

Read Tips for the First Draft

Assignments due at 11:00am on TH Nov 19:
Post rough draft 1 of argument paper to Homework page

T Nov 24
Peer review of Argument rough draft

Read Revising the draft

TH Nov 26 - Thanksgiving (NO CLASSES)

UNIT FOUR: Reflection and Portfolio

T Dec 1
Reflection paper and portfolio
Read the Learning Record Online:
1. Exemplars
2. Analysis of Learning
3. Dimensions of Learning

Assignments due at 11:00am on T Dec 1:
Post argument rough draft 2 to Homework page on Google site.
On the homework page, summarize what additions, deletions, substitutions, or rearrangement you made from the first draft in writing a second draft. 

TH Dec 3
Overview of presentations

"Presentations" and "Images" on Resources
How I made my presentations a little better
Pecha Kucha examples
Pecha Kucha Nights and Beer: A Sober Guide to Better Pecha Kucha Examples

Assignments due at 11:00am on TH Dec 3:
1. Review one classmates’ Argument rough draft 2.

T Dec 8

Read Revising the Draft

Assignments due at 11:00am on T Dec 8:
 1. Rough draft of Reflective Essay on Introduction (Home) page of your Google site. 

TH Dec 10

Workshop

T Dec 15
Workshop

Assignments due at 11:00 am on T Dec 15:
1. On the homework page, summarize what additions, deletions, substitutions, or rearrangement you did for your final draft of the argument paper.
2. On the Homework page, write what were the best suggestions you received on your paper from your classmates and what were the best suggestions that you gave.
3. Final draft of Argument paper is due. Post it on your Google site.

TH Dec 17
Presentations

Portfolios and reflective essay due by 3:15 pm TH Dec 17. 

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