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 10/18 (complete)

Project #2 due 11/12 (completed)

In-Class Mid-Term Exam on 11/19

Project #3 due 12/3

In-Class Final Exam on 12/10

Revisions #1 and #2 (required) due 12/13


Week Ten

Monday, 12 November 

What’s Happening in Class: Writing Experiment; Discussion of “Writing Identities”; Project #3 assigned; Project #3 writing to discover

Professional Tools: Read Aloud

Due by midnight: Project #2 & self-reflection

Homework: Read “Argument Beyond Pro & Con” in Understanding Rhetoric; Begin Project #3

Thursday, 15 November

What’s Happening in Class: Writing Experiment; Discussion of “Argument Beyond Pro & Con”; Midterm Exam Prep and Review

Professional Tools: Timed Writing

Homework: Midterm Prep; Project #3


Week Eleven

Monday, 19 November

What’s Happening In Class: Midterm essay

Due In Class: Writing Experiment Notebook

Homework: Project #3 and Read “Rethinking Revision” in Understanding Rhetoric

Thursday, 22 November: No classes. LaGuardia is closed for Thanksgiving


Week Twelve

Monday, 26 November

What’s Happening In Class: Writing Experiment; Discussion of “Rethinking Revision”; Introduction to Revision; Revision Workshop; Project #3 show and tell preview

Homework: Project #3

Thursday, 29 November 

What’s Happening In Class: Revision Workshop

Homework: Revisions; Read “Research: More Than Detective Work” in Understanding Rhetoric; Project #3


Week Thirteen

Monday, 3 December

What’s Happening In Class: Discussion of “Research: More Than Detective Work”; Revision Workshop; Final Exam Preview

Due by midnight: Project #3

Homework: Revisions

Thursday, 6 December 

What’s Happening In Class: No Class Today (Liz’s Class only)

Homework: Revisions and preparation for final exam


Week Fourteen

Monday, 10 December:

Last Day of Class: In-Class Final Exam

Thursday, 13 December by 5 p.m.: Revision Portfolio Due

College Deadlines to note: 

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

Wednesday, 12 December: Reading Day


Finals' Week

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

Final Grade Conference Dates: TBA


Completed Units


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"

Professional Tools: Writing Spaces

Homework: Post “The Time I Learned Something” 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: Writing experiment; Professional Writing Strategy: Reading Aloud; Discussion of graphic memoirs, Discussion of “Walk the Talk”; Oral Story Telling (reading aloud)

Professional Tools: Oral Story-Telling (for revision & emphasis)

Homework: One page comic assignment based on Thursday & Monday’s work with “A Time I Learned Something.”

Thursday, 4 October 

What's Happening in Class: Writing experiment; Comic Show and Tell; Production “Book”; Project #1 Introduced; Personal Narrative Examples; Professional Writing Strategy, Generating Ideas

Professional Tools: Mind-mapping, outlining, brainstorming

Homework: Read “Why Rhetoric” in Understanding Rhetoric; Post notes on BlackBoard by Thursday, 11 October (This is Quiz #2); Pre-writing for project #1


Week Five

Monday, 8 October 

No Classes at LaGuardia

Thursday, 11 October 

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

Professional Tools: Distraction Free Writing Environments

Homework: Project #1 draft; Project #1 draft; PRINT and bring 2 copies to class on MONDAY in preparation for peer review (due by 10/15)


Week Six

Monday, 15 October 

What's Happening in Class: Writing Experiments; Peer Review; “Why Rhetoric” discussion

Professional Tools: Peer Review

Bring to Class: 2 PRINTED copies of project #1 for peer review

Homework: Project #1

Thursday, 18 October 

What's Happening in Class: Library Orientation & Discussion; Continued discussion of “Why Rhetoric”; Demonstration of how to submit complete work for Project #1

Due by 9 p.m.: Project #1

Homework: Project #1 Self-Reflection


Week Seven:

Monday, 22 October 

What's Happening in Class: Writing Experiment; Project #2 Introduced; Final Discussion on “Why Rhetoric?”; Professional Writing Strategy: Evidence and quotations; Hands-On Research

Professional Tools: Grammarly & Spell Check

Homework: Read “Strategic Reading” in Understanding Rhetoric

Thursday, 25 October 

What's Happening in Class: Writing Experiment; In-Class Quiz on “Strategic Reading;” Discussion of “Strategic Reading;” Professional Writing Strategy: MLA Style 1; Discourse Communities

Professional Tools: Focused Writing Environments

Homework: Post your revised hashtag; Research Project #2


Week Eight

Monday, 29 October

What’s Happening in Class: Writing Experiment; Professional Writing Strategy: MLA Style #2; Discussion of “Strategic Reading”; Hands-On Research (Evaluating Internet Sources)

Professional Tools: Citation Tools

Homework: Pre-writing for Project #2: 2 strategies & evaluation of 1 internet source

Optional Homework: Revise "Strategic Reading Quiz." Resubmit on Thursday, 11/1 (quizzes can be revised for up to a 90% grade).

Thursday, 1 November

What’s Happening in Class: Writing Experiment; Discussion of “Strategic Reading"; Research for Project #2; Organization Experiment

Professional Tools: Organization

Homework: Outline, First Paragraph, Source Evaluation; Read "Writing Identities" in Understand Rhetoric (**Quiz on Thursday, 11/8)


Week Nine

Monday, 5 November

What’s Happening in Class: Writing Experiment; Review of opening paragraphs

Professional Tools: Read Aloud

Homework: Read “Writing Identities” in Understanding Rhetoric

Thursday, 8 November 

What’s Happening in Class: Writing Experiment; Peer Review OR Structured Self-Review; #hashtag Activism article; #WhyIStayed Rhetorical Example; Discussion of “Writing Identities”

Professional Tools: Grammar Review Strategies

Homework: Project #2 & self-reflection

College Deadlines to note: 

Sunday, 11 November: Withdrawal Period Ends