English 101 Spring 2018 Course Calendar

Please note: this is an intended itinerary for the semester. Dates and topics may change, based on class need. If a due date for an assignment is changed, it will always be LATER, never earlier. This calendar will be updated with all changes to reflect where we are in class. Changes will also be discussed in class. If you miss class, you should actively check our course calendar and BlackBoard to ensure that you are up-to-date on our schedule.

Week Thirteen:

Monday,

28 May

What's Happening In Class:

No Class for Memorial Day

Homework:

Showcase Revision Preparation; Project #3 

Wednesday,

30 May

What's Happening In Class:

Writing experiment; Revision Studio #4; Final Exam Prep; Showcase Revision Preparation

Due by 5 p.m.: Project #3

Homework:

Final Exam Preparation

Showcase Revision due 6/6


Week Fourteen

Monday, 

4 June

 

Wednesday,

6 June

What's Happening In Class:

In Class: Final Exam (today or 6/6) or Showcase Revision Preparation

OPTIONAL CLASS. Final Exam (if you did not take it on 6/4). You MUST take the in-class final on either  6/4 or 6/6.

Due by Wednesday, 6 June at 5 p.M.:  

Required Showcase Revision--submitted on Blackboard

Any additional revisions--Submitted on Blackboard

 

Please Stop By To See Liz To Discuss Your Final Grade! 
 

Final Grade Conferences (Optional)
Monday, 11 June 2018

10:30 A.m. To 12:30 P.m. In E-103 H

Homework:

Any other revisions

Showcase Revision due 6/6


Finals' Week


Completed Units


Week One

Monday,

5 March

 

Wednesday,

7 March

What's Happening in Class:

Introduction to the course; syllabus; overview

 

What's Happening in Class:

Class cancelled due to weather.

Please note: 3/7 is the last day to ADD or Change a course and the last day to DROP a class without a “WD” grade.

Homework:

Purchase Understanding Rhetoric

 

Homework:

Read "Spaces for Writing" in Understanding Rhetoric

Complete the ENG 101 Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/ukftozraoIcn7qCk1


Week Two

Monday,

12 March

What's Happening in Class:

Starter Essay, Note Taking, BlackBoard Demonstration; Discussion of "Spaces for Writing"

 

Homework:

Read "Spaces for Writing" in Understanding Rhetoric; Post notes in BlackBoard

Take a photo of your writing space at home & post to BlackBoard (in "Discussions")

Purchase and prepare your "experiment" notebook. 

Wednesday,

14 March

What's Happening in Class:

Writing experiment; Continued discussion of "Spaces for Writing"; Professional Writing Strategy: Inspiring Work Spaces

Please note: 3/18 is the last day to drop a course with a “WD” designation

Homework:

Read "Why Rhetoric?" in Understanding Rhetoric; Post notes in BlackBoard

Make sure you complete the Week Two Check In Survey! 


Week Three

Monday,

19 March

What's Happening in Class:

Discussion of “Why Rhetoric”; Project #1 Introduced; Writing experiment; Professional Writing Strategy: Generating Ideas

 

Homework

Select and post an ad;
write 2 paragraphs about your ad trying to use ethos, logos, and pathos.

Wednesday, 

21 March

What's Happening in Class:

Class cancelled due to weather.

Homework:

 


Week Four

Monday,

26 March

What's Happening in Class:

Starter Essay analysis & basic essay structure; Writing experiment; Continued discussion of “Why Rhetoric”; Model Student Projects Discussed; Professional Writing Strategy: Organizing ideas

Homework:

Read "Strategic Reading" in Understanding Rhetoric; Post notes in BlackBoard; Post your outline and
your sample thesis statement.

Wednesday,

28 March

What's Happening in Class:

Discussion of "Strategic Reading" Writing experiment; Professional Writing Strategy: First Drafts

 

Homework:

Complete Project #1 during Spring Break


Week Five: Happy Spring Break!

No classes, March 30 - April 8


Week Six: Welcome Back from Spring Break!

Monday,

9 April 

 

What's Happening In Class:

  • Due in class: Project #1
  • Project #1 Analysis
  • Library Orientation (11:45-12:45 p.m.)

Homework:

Read "Writing Identities" in Understanding Rhetoric; Post notes in BlackBoard; If you did not finish your project #1 analysis in class, please complete it. 

Wednesday,

11 April

What's Happening in Class:

Discussion of "Writing Identities"; Writing experiment; Professional Writing Strategy: Research

Homework:

Read "Argument Beyond Pro and Con" in Understanding Rhetoric; Post notes in BlackBoard


Week Seven:

Monday,

16 April 

What's Happening in Class:

Writing experiment; Project #1 Analysis; Discussion of "Argument Beyond Pro and Con"; Professional Writing Strategy

 

Homework:

 

Wednesday,

18 April 

What's Happening in Class:

Class Cancelled

Homework:

 


Week Eight:

Monday,

23 April

What's Happening in Class:

Project #1 Analysis; Writing experiment; Professional Writing Strategy: Evidence and quotations; Project #2 assigned; Discussion of "Beyond Pro and Con"

Homework:

Read "Research: More Than Detective Work" in Understanding Rhetoric; Post notes in BlackBoard; Project #2

Wednesday,

25 April

What's Happening In Class:

Discussion of "Research: More Than Detective Work"; Writing experiment; Professional Writing Strategy: Research; Discussion of Midterm

 

Homework:

Prepare for midterm; Experiment Notebook due 4/30; Project #2


Week Nine:

Monday,

30 April

What's Happening In Class:

In-Class Midterm Essay

Due in Class: Experiment Notebook

Homework:

Project #2

Wednesday,

2 May

What's Happening In Class:

Introduction to revision; Writing experiment; Professional Writing Strategy: MLA Style 1

Homework:

Homework: Post your revised hashtag and discourse communities on BlackBoard; re-read 3 sample "Discourse Community" projects in "Model Essays." 


Week Ten

Monday,

7 May

What's Happening In Class:

Writing Experiment; Source Evaluations; Discourse Community products; Professional Writing Strategy: Hands-on Research

 

Homework:

Project #2

Wednesday,

9 May

What's Happening In Class:

Writing experiment; MLA Citations: In Text and Works Cited; Professional Writing Strategy: Research 

 

Please note: 5/10 is the last day to WITHDRAW from a class.

Homework:

Prepare and print 3 copies of Project #2 for Monday, 14 May 2018


Week Eleven:

Monday,

14 May

What's Happening In Class:

Writing experiment; Peer Review in class (bring 3 printed copies)

Homework:

Project #2 revisions based on Peer Review

 


Week Twelve

Wednesday,

16 May

What's Happening In Class:

Writing experiment; Project #3 Assigned; Revision Studio #1

Due by 5 p.m.: Project #2

Homework:

Read "Rethinking Revision" in Understanding Rhetoric; Post notes in BlackBoard; Project #3

Monday, 

21 May

What's Happening In Class:

Writing experiment; Revision Studio 2

Homework:

Showcase Revision Preparation; Project #3

Wednesday,

23 May

What's Happening In Class:

Writing experiment; Revision Studio #3

Homework:

Showcase Revision Preparation; Project #3