Projected English 101 Course Calendar

Fall 2018

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.

Key Dates:

Project #1 due 10/11

Project #2 due 10/29

In-Class Mid-Term Exam on 11/12

Project #3 due 11/26

Revision #1 due 12/3

Revision #2 due 12/10

In-Class Final Exam on 12/13


Week One

Thursday, 13 September

What's Happening in Class: Introduction to the course; syllabus; overview

Homework: Purchase Understanding Rhetoric; Read "The Value of Writing" (handout)


Week Two

Monday, 17 September 

What's Happening in Class: Introductions, Student Survey, Starter Essay, Note Taking, BlackBoard Demonstration

Professional Tools: Note Taking

Homework: Read "Spaces for Writing" in Understanding Rhetoric

Thursday, 20 September

Class Cancelled.

Homework: Read "Spaces for Writing" in Understanding Rhetoric

College Deadlines to note: 

Monday, 17 September is the last day to add a course or change course sections

Tuesday, 18 September is the last day to drop for 75% tuition refund

Wednesday, 19 September is the beginning of the course withdrawal drop “WD” period


Week Three

Monday, 24 September 

What's Happening in Class: Writing Experiment; Basic Essay Structure; Model Essays; Discussion of "Spaces for Writing"

Professional Tools: Using Models To Write & Think About Writing

Homework: Re-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,” but this is QUIZ #1); If you haven’t already, please purchase and prepare your "experiment" notebook. 

Thursday, 27 September 

What's Happening in Class: Writing experiment; Continued discussion of "Spaces for Writing"; "Inspiring Work Spaces"; Project #1 Introduced

Professional Tools: Writing Spaces

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

College Deadlines to note: 

Tuesday, 25 September is the last day to drop for a 50% tuition refund

Friday, 28 September is the last day to drop for a 25% tuition refund / the last day to declare a major for Fall semester / and the course withdrawal drop “WD” period ends

Saturday, 29 September: the Withdrawal Period Begins  A Grade of “W” will be assigned to students who officially drop a course


Week Four

Monday, 1 October 

What's Happening in Class: Discussion of “Why Rhetoric”; Writing experiment; Professional Writing Strategy: Generating Ideas

Professional Tools: Mind Mapping, Brainstorming Software & Sites

Homework: Read "Strategic Reading" in Understanding Rhetoric

Thursday, 4 October 

What's Happening in Class: Writing experiment; Discussion of "Strategic Reading"; Professional Writing Strategy, Organizing Ideas; Professional Writing Strategy: First Drafts

Professional Tools: Distraction Free Writing Environments

Homework: Complete “Strategic Reading” Quiz in BlackBoard; Read "Writing Identities" in Understanding Rhetoric; Complete Project #1 Due 11 October  


Week Five

Monday, 8 October 

No Classes at LaGuardia

Thursday, 11 October 

What's Happening in Class: Writing experiment; Project #1 Self-Reflection; Professional Writing Strategy: Self-Analysis; Discussion of “Writing Identities”

Professional Tools:

Due in Class: Project #1

Homework: Read "Argument: Beyond Pro and Con" in Understanding Rhetoric; Complete “Writing Identities” Quiz in BlackBoard; If you did not finish your self-reflection in class, please complete it. 


Week Six

Monday, 15 October 

What's Happening in Class: Discussion of “Argument: Beyond Pro and Con”; Project #2 Assigned; Project #1 Analysis; Professional Writing Strategy, Research

Professional Tools: Research Notes

Homework: Idea Generation for Project #2; Complete “Argument: Beyond Pro and Con” Quiz in BlackBoard

Thursday, 18 October 

What's Happening in Class: Library Orientation & Discussion

Homework: Read “Research: More Than Detective Work” in Understanding Rhetoric


Week Seven:

Monday, 22 October 

What's Happening in Class: Discussion of “Research: More than Detective Work”; Professional Writing Strategy: Evidence and quotations

Professional Tools: Grammarly & Spell Check

Homework: 

Thursday, 25 October 

What's Happening in Class: 

Homework: Project #2;


Week Eight

Monday, 29 October

Discussion of Discussion of Midterm; Writing experiment;

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

Due in Class: Project #2

Thursday, 1 November 


Week Nine

Monday, 5 November

In-Class Midterm Essay

Due in Class: Experiment Notebook

Thursday, 8 November 

 

College Deadlines to note: 

Sunday, 11 November: Withdrawal Period Ends 


Week Ten

Monday, 12 November:  Writing experiment; Professional Writing Strategy: Research

Thursday, 15 November 


Week Eleven

Monday, 19 November

Thursday, 22 November: LaGuardia is closed for Thanksgiving


Week Twelve

Monday, 26 November

Thursday, 29 November 


Week Thirteen

Monday, 3 December

Thursday, 6 December 


Week Fourteen

Monday, 10 December: Last Day of Class

 

College Deadlines to note: 

Tuesday, 11 December: Last Day of Classes at the College

Wednesday, 12 December: Reading Day

Thursday, 13 December: Finals’ Week Begins


Finals' Week

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

Final Grade Conference Dates: TBA


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 

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

Homework:

Any other revisions

Showcase Revision due 6/6


Completed Units