Schedule

The class schedule will develop over the term, with updates taking place via the course website. This course site schedule is your reference for assignments and due dates! Bookmark it in your “work” browser!

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.

Expect to have both a reading and a writing assignment for each class meeting. Usually, there will be a couple of them. After all, this is a writing class.


Week 1 – Introductions – Write. Now!

AUGUST 30 – Introductions


Week 2 – Getting into Writing

September 4 – Wonder Woman, Peer Review, Set up ePortfolio

September 6 – Discussing Cuddy and Gee


Week 3 – Preparing Paper 1

SEPTEMBER 11 – Discuss Gee, Cuddy, & Paper 1

SEPTEMBER 13 – Paper 1, First Draft Due!


Week 4 – Paper 1, Revising

SEPTEMBER 18 – Peer Review Paper 1 & Literacy Narrative

SEPTEMBER 20 – Discuss Gee, Cuddy, & Paper 1


Week 5 – Paper 1, Continued

SEPTEMBER 25 – Responding to Gee/Cuddy; Finding a Perspective

SEPTEMBER 27 – Paper 1, Final Draft Due

  • Sharing Final Draft
  • In-class Guided Reflection on Learning & Evidence
  • Publish Literacy Narratives in Rising Cairn (We’ll Return to These for Project 3!)
  • For Next Class

Week 6 –Reading Science, IMRaD, and Discourse Analysis

October 2 – Discussing Haas & Discourse

October 4 – Discussing Scientific Discourse Analysis: Reading Rhetorically and IMRaD


Week 7 – Drafting Project 2

October 9 – From Building Tasks & Three Paragraphs to a Draft

October 11 – First Draft, Science Discourse Analysis Due

  • Sharing Paper 2, First Drafts
  • Working on Documentation Style
  • For Next Class

Week 8 – Reviewing and Revising Project 2

October 16 – Peer Review, Project 2

  • Peer Review, Project 2
  • Sharing Efforts, Rethinking the Discourse
  • Work on the “They Say” and the “I Say”
  • Conference Signup
  • For Next Class
    • Conference Signup
    • Complete Homework due October 18

October 18 – Discourse Analysis Sharing

  • Student Samples & Salient Ideas
  • Style and Emphasis, Ideas, Introductions
  • For Next Class
    • Paper 2, Final Draft due!

Week 9 – Paper 2 ,Final Draft; Start Literacy Narrative Analysis

October 23 – Paper 2, Final Draft Due!

  • Paper 2, Final Draft Due!
  • In-class Guided Reflection on Learning & Evidence
  • Moving to Project 3
  • For Next Class
    • Complete Homework due October 25

October 25 – Themes in Literacy Narratives – Who are “They” and What do They Say?


Week 10 – Crowdsourcing & Coding Literacy Narratives for Analysis

October 30 – Literacy Narratives & Categories for Analysis

November 1 –  Crowdsourcing Archive to Locating Themes & Ideas


Week 11 – Paper 3 – Moving to a Real Draft

November 6 – Discussing Literacy Narratives & Forging Connections

  • Sharing Literacy Narrative Selections, Preliminary Insights
  • Building Connections, Moving to an “I Say”
  • For Next Class

November 8 – Paper 3, First Drafts Due!

  • Peer Review Paper 3
  • Reflections on Active, Critical Reading & Peer Review
  • Conference Signup
  • For Next Class

Week 12 – Developing Paper 3 – The Argument, Thesis, Contribution?

November 13 – Peer Review, Paper 3 (Veterans Day!)

November 15 – Finding Your Argument or Perspective?


Week 13 – Paper 3 (Thanksgiving Week!)

November 20 – Paper 3, Final Draft Due!

November 22 – Thanksgiving! No Class Meeting


Week 14 – Taking Stock of Learning & Assembling Evidence

November 27 – ePortfolio Work I

  • Six Outcomes, Lots of Evidence – Making Meaning of Our Learning
  • Getting Started Linking Evidence to Outcomes & Framing
  • For Next Class

November 29 – ePortfolio Work II


Week 15 – ePortfolios Come Due

December 4 – ePortfolio Work III

December 6 – Last Class! ePortfolio Due

  • Wrapping up the ePortfolio
  • Debriefing on the Term