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English 001A Schedule

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English 001A Classroom Schedule Fall 2019

 

 Week 1

Tuesday 8/22

 

 

Thursday 8/25

 

Syllabus Review

Getting to know each other

 

Freewriting

Writing as a Process - Exploring Language p. 41-48

Homework due to Canvas each Thursday by 5 pm:

 1)  Read Anne Lamott's essay "Shitty First Drafts" and respond to the questions following the article.

 2) Summarize and respond to: What is Plagiarism? 

 1st paragraph is the summary of the article; 2nd paragraph is your response and acknowledgement that you understand won't commit plagiarism.

 

Week 2

 

 Homework due to Canvas each Thursday by 5 pm: 

 Read Chapter One in Exploring Language:

  1. Critical Thinking and Reading p. 1 - 17
  2. How to Read Critically p. 17 - 23
  3. Why Essays Need Supporting Evidence p.48 - 55
  • Your assignment: What are THREE good ideas you got from this chapter, and how will it influence how you approach college reading?

           Give examples, being specific - avoid vague generalizations! 

Grammar Evaluation 

Sign up for Group Writing Presentations 

Chapter 1 - Critical Thinking/Critical Reading 

 

Plagiarism Lesson

 

Week 3 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Homework due to Canvas each Thursday by 5 pm:

Read and summarize two articles:

(Two paragraphs each - a summary and a response):

  1. Essay Structure and, in Exploring Language, read Structuring Your Essay p. 55 - 64
  1. Overview of the Academic Essay

 

 Introduction to Essay One - Language Perspectives (Chapter 6)  – see Essay Guideline page for details

Have read EL:

  • ·        Homemade Education - Malcolm X p 142     
  • ·        A Word for Everything 

Week 4 

 

 

 

 

 

 Homework due to Canvas each Thursday by 5 pm:

Summarize and respond to TWO articles:

1. Writing Topic Sentences 

(Summarize the article and complete the exercise at the bottom of the page)

2.  PIE Paragraphs - summarize and respond in two paragraphs 

Have read EL: Coming into Language - Jimmy Santiago Baca p. 152

 

Thursday - Computer Lab - meet at 11:15 in the Library Learning Center. 

Bring a flash drive OR use some type of cloud storage to save your draft. 

Week 5 

 

  

 

 Homework due to Canvas each Thursday by 5 pm: Summarize and respond to TWO articles:

  1.  How to Write a Thesis 
  2. Coherence - Transitions Between Ideas

Have read EL:

  • ·        Living with Dyslexia
  • ·        Spanish Lessons

 

DUE: First rough draft peer review - Essay One

MLA formatting - see p. 105-110 

Week 6 

Homework due to Canvas each Thursday by 5 pm: Summarize and respond in two paragraphs:

  1. Revision 
  2. Editing and Proofreading

Tues - Computer Lab - meet at 11:15 in the Learning Center

Have read EL: The Language of Silence - Maxine Hong Kingston p. 166 

DUE: First rough draft peer review - Essay One

  • MLA formatting - see p. 105-110  

 

 

Week 7 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HW Due to Canvas by Thursday by 5 pm: Summarize and respond in two paragraphs:

  1. Quoting Sources & Why Use Sources?
  2. Paraphrasing
  3. Citation Machine Works Cited List practice exercise:

Go to any of the citation machine websites listed at the bottom of the Documentation page - scroll all the way down - and create a correct

MLA formatted Works Cited List for the article in the textbook (which is called an anthology) you are using for your essay. Then you will cut and paste your resulting Works Cited List citation into the assignment response.

 

Tues - Computer Lab - Bring your draft on a flash drive or have it available online - work on drafts of Essay One

Refer to EL: 

  • ·        Researching Your Papers
  • ·        Documentation Guide

 

Peer Reviews - bring printed copies of your essay draft to share with classmates for proofreading peer reviews.

Thesis Statements

DUE THURSDAY 5 pm – FINAL DRAFTS OF ESSAY ONE

 

Week 8

 

 

 HW Due to Canvas by Thursday by 5 pm: Read, summarize and respond in two paragraphs:

  1. What is Argument?
  2. Toulmin Argumentation

 

Tues - Introduction to Essay Two –

Chapter 8 - Technology and Language p. 230

Have read EL:

  • In the Beginning Was the Word Christine Rosen -  p 231 
  • Much Ado About Blogging - Scott Rosenberg p. 237

 

Thursday - Have read EL: 

  • Texting - David Crystal  p 241  

 

Week 9 

 

 

HW Due to Canvas by Thursday by 5 pm: Summarize and respond to:

Have read EL:

  • r u online? The Evolved Lexicon  of Wired Teens- Kris Axtman p. 247
  • I Tweet, Therefore I Am - Peggy Orenstein p. 252 

Brainstorming about topics for Essay Two in groups 

Thursday - Computer Lab - Bring your draft on a flash drive or have it available online 

 

Week 10

 

HW Due to Canvas by Thursday by 5 pm:  Summarize and respond to:

 Refer to EL: pp 24 - 26 Logical Fallacies

Have read EL:

  • Note to Selfie - John Dickerson p. 255

DUE:  Peer reviews of essay drafts - print out and bring copies to class

Thursday – Computer Lab

DUE: Essay Two by 5 pm

Week 11

 HW Due to Canvas by Thursday by 5 pm: Summarize and respond to

 

Intro to Language and Thought Essay: Chapter 14 p. 446 

Tues - Have read EL: Does Your Language Shape How You Think? - Guy Deutscher p 447

Thursday - Have read EL: Nothing is Missing - Tom Munnecke p. 455

Week 12

 

HW Due to Canvas by Friday 5 pm: Summarize and respond to

 

Tues - Have read EL: You Say Up, I Say Yesterday - Joan O'C. Hamilton p. 463

Thursday - Have read EL: Lost in Translation - Lera Boroditsky p. 469  

 

Week 13 

 

 

 HW Due to Canvas by Friday 5 pmSummarize and respond to: 

Introduction to Group Rhetorical Analysis Project

 

Tues - Have read EL: The Internet: Is it Changing the Way We Think?- John Naughton p. 473

Thursday - Have read EL: Mind Over Mass Media - Steven Pinker p. 480

DUE - Peer Reviews:  Language and Thought Essay - bring copies of your draft for first rough draft peer reviews with classmates.

Week 14 

 

Tues - Computer Lab -  work on your essays, assignments, and presentations

 

Thursday – NO CLASS HAPPY THANKSGIVING! 

Week 15

 

Tues - Computer Lab -  work on your essays, assignments, and presentations

 

Rhetorical Presentations  

Week 16

Final In Class Timed Essay

 

Essay Three DUE 5pm

 

 

 

 

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