Schedule

The class schedule will develop over the term. Major paper assignment due dates are identified below to help with time management over the semester.

The process-oriented nature of English Composition allows for a flexibility in specific activities in order to tailor activities to the needs of the specific class. Smaller assignments will be added as we move through the term.

This is a writing class. Expect to have both a reading and a writing assignment for each class meeting.


Week 1 – Introductions

AUGUST 28 – Introductions

  • Who are we, and what are we doing here?
  • For Next Class
    • Complete Profile Assignment
    • Complete First Week Writing Assignment (handout)
    • Consider signing up for SAS 011 (Writing Lab)

AUGUST 29 – Review and Revise First Week Assignment


Week 2 – Getting into College Writing

SEPTEMBER 2 – Cuddy

  • First Week Writing Sample Revisions Due!
  • Discussing Cuddy
  • For Next Class

SEPTEMBER 4 – Cuddy and Gee

  • Discussing Cuddy and Gee
  • Some elements of academic discourse, as seen in Cuddy’s TED Talk
  • For Next Class

SEPTEMBER 5 – Groups A & B

  • Discussing Gee & Cuddy
  • For Next Class
    • Read Gee, pp. 9-17; re-read Gee, pp. 5-8
    • Complete Gee & Cuddy Questions

Week 3 – Starting Paper 1

SEPTEMBER 9 – Planning Paper 1

SEPTEMBER 11 – Claims, Ideas, Evidence

SEPTEMBER 12 – Groups C & D


Week 4 – Paper 1, Drafting and Revising

SEPTEMBER 16

SEPTEMBER 18

SEPTEMBER 19 – Groups A & B


Week 5 – Paper 1, Continued

SEPTEMBER 23

SEPTEMBER 25

  • Working with Templates, the Formula, and Student Samples
  • For Next Class

SEPTEMBER 26 – Groups C & D


Week 6 – Discourse Communities in College – Writing Project Two

SEPTEMBER 30 – Discourse in the Social Sciences

  • Paper 1, Final Draft Due!
  • Guest Presentation/Discussion (St. Francis Room, 3-3:50PM)
  • Come prepared with questions about knowledge, research, learning, and even careers in such areas as anthropology
  • For Next Class

OCTOBER 2

OCTOBER 3 – Groups A & B

  • Discussing Bain and Gee
  • For Next Class
    • Read Rebekah Nathan, “The Art of College Management
    • Complete Bain and Nathan Reading Questions

Week 7 – The Discourse(s) of Managing College

OCTOBER 7

OCTOBER 9

OCTOBER 10 – LONG WEEKEND (NO CLASSES)


Week 8 – Paper 2, Review

OCTOBER 14

OCTOBER 16

    • Paper 2, first draft due!
    • Conversation Mapping I – Search
    • For Next Class
      • Peer Review, Paper 2 homework
      • Begin Work on Opinion/Analysis Project
      • Friday groups will discuss sample paragraphs in drafts

OCTOBER 17 – Groups C & D


Week 9 – Paper 2

OCTOBER 21

OCTOBER 23

    • Student Samples
    • For Next Class

OCTOBER 24 – Groups A & B


Week 10 – College to Academic Discourse (Paper 2 to Paper 3)

OCTOBER 28 – Discourse in the Humanities

OCTOBER 30

OCTOBER 31 – Groups C & D


Week 11 – Paper 3 – Entering Academic Discourse

NOVEMBER 4

NOVEMBER 6 (NOTE: NOVEMBER 6 IS THE LAST DAY TO WITHDRAW WITHOUT ACADEMIC PENALTY)

    • Haas, Bain, and Gee Discussion
    • For Next Class
      • Friday groups to discuss Gee, Bain, and Haas
      • Begin Paper 3
      • Begin Opinion/Analysis Project
      • First Draft, Paper 3 Due!

NOVEMBER 7 – Groups A & B


Week 12 – Revising Paper 3

NOVEMBER 11

    • First Draft, Paper 3 Due!
    • Conversation Mapping
    • Discussing Opinion/Analysis Projects
    • For Next Class

NOVEMBER 13

    • Peer Review Discussion
    • Library Tools Introduction (Backward, Forward, In Depth – Conversation Mapping)
    • For Next Class
      • Conversation Mapping and Publishing I
      • Friday groups to discuss Opinion/Analysis Projects

NOVEMBER 14 – Groups C & D

    • Paper 3 and Opinion/Analysis
    • For Next Class
      • Publishing in Medium Assignment

Week 13 – Paper 3

NOVEMBER 18

NOVEMBER 20

    • CLASS MEETS IN DECARY DINING HALL, FUNCTION ROOM I (buy breakfast and bring it in or just tell them you have a meeting and join us without spending money)
    • Peer Review, Paper 3
    • Peer Review/Work on Opinion/Analysis
    • For Next Class
      • Draft of Second Opinion/Analysis Project Due
      • Friday groups to discuss Paper 3

NOVEMBER 21 – Groups A & B

    • NO CLASS – Cripps is at a Conference!!!
    • Discussing Paper 3
    • For Next Class
      • First drafts, Second Opinion/Analysis Project Due

Week 14 – Paper 3 and Thanksgiving

NOVEMBER 25

NOVEMBER 27 – THANKSGIVING BREAK! (NO CLASSES)

    • NO CLASSES
    • For Next Class
      • Peer Review, Opinion/Analysis Project

NOVEMBER 28 – THANKSGIVING BREAK! (NO CLASSES)

    • NO CLASSES
    • For Next Class
      • Peer Review, Opinion/Analysis Project
      • Revising Paper 3

Week 15 – Peer Review Paper 3 & Contextual Summaries

DECEMBER 2

    • Peer Review, All Opinion/Analysis Projects
    • Student Samples, Paper 3
    • Working in Medium
    • For Next Class
      • Revising Opinion/Analysis Project Work

DECEMBER 4

    • Class-wide Write-in – Paper 3 and Opinion/Analyses
    • For Next Class
      • Paper 3, Final Draft Due!
      • Revising Opinion/Analysis Project

DECEMBER 5 – Discourse in the Natural Sciences

    • Guest Presentation/Discussion (Room TBA)
    • Paper 3, Final Draft Due!
    • For Next Class
      • Final Exam Hoedown
      • Complete Portfolio Reflection
      • Bring Completed Portfolio (use Final Portfolio Checklist)
      • Final Drafts, All Three Opinion/Analysis Projects

Week 16 – FINAL EXAM WEEK

DECEMBER  8-12 – FINAL EXAM (TBA)

    • Final Exam Hoedown
    • Portfolios Due!
    • Opinion/Analysis Project Due!

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