Course Calendar

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ENGL 101-Course Calendar


WEEK 1

January 10 – 11

  • General introduction and syllabus review

WEEK 2

January 14 – 18

  • Begin looking at Writing Expectations
  • Assign Reading and Response 1
  • Set up and discuss Group Work and Reflection Journals
  • Assign Essay 1 and Discuss in Class
  • Discuss the roll of a “hook” in a narrative

WEEK 3

January 21 – 25

  • MLK DAY – NO CLASS
  • Continue work on Essay 1
  • Assign Reading and Response 2
  • Talk about drafting process
  • Look at Writing process: Beginnings and Endings, plus more

WEEK 4

January 28 – February 1

  • Wrap-up on Essay 1
  • Peer Review Day for Essay 1
  • Talk about revision process
  • Revision checklist

1st Reading and Note Journal Check (Friday, Feb. 1 In-Class)

Essay 1 Rough Draft Due: Friday, Feb. 1 by 11:59 PM via Moodle


WEEK 5

February 5 – 8

  • Assign Essay 2 and Discuss in Class
  • Talk about analytical process and practice analysis
  • Assign Reading and Response 3
  • Discuss thesis statements
  • Discuss analytical thesis statement
  • Group practice of summary and analysis process
  • Finalize Essay 2 Thesis statements.

Essay 1 Final Draft Due: Friday, Feb. 8 by 11:59 PM via Moodle


WEEK 6

February 11 – 15

  • Go over and begin discussions concerning MLA formatting
  • Review and practice MLA formatting basics
  • Work on Essay 2 break down and understanding summary
  • Work on Essay 2 break down and understanding analysis
  • Talk about Evaluations and their roll in an analysis
  • Discuss assessing of one’s own writing

WEEK 7

February 18 – 22

  • Specifically focus MLA formatting discussions to Works Cited entries and In-Text Citation basics
  • Assign Reading and Response 4
  • Peer Review Day for Essay 2
  • Review revision process and specific elements of analytical essays
  • Revision Checklist
  • 21 & 22 – Out of Town to Conference at Michigan State University

Essay 2 Rough Draft Due: Friday, Feb. 22 by 11:59 PM via Moodle


WEEK 8

February 25 – March 1

  • Midterm Examination prep
  • Midterm Examination
  • Meet for one on one meetings about progress in course

2nd Reading and Note Journal Check (at Midterm Conference)

Essay 2 Final Draft Due: Friday, Mar. 1 by 11:59 PM via Moodle


WEEK 9

March 4 – 8

  • Assign Essay 3 and Discuss in Class
  • Look at differences between genres Narrative and Analytical and Cause and Effect
  • Discuss expository thesis statement\
  • Assign Reading and Response 5
  • Examine potential genre expressions for Cause and Effect essay
  • Discuss Research principles and changes
  • Look at MLA Formatting some more

 Spring Break

March 11 – 15


 

WEEK 10

March 18 – 22

  • Review MLA formatting more
  • Discuss paper organization
  • Revision Checklist
  • Assign Reading and Response 6 

Essay 3 Rough Draft Due: Friday, Mar. 22 by 11:59 PM via Moodle


WEEK 11

March 25 – 29

  • Look at differences between genres Narrative and Analytical and Cause and Effect and Argumentative
  • Peer Review Day for Essay 3
  • Discuss argumentative thesis statement
  • Review and look more at Research methods
  • Examine potential genre expressions for Argumentative essay

Essay 3 Final Draft Due: Friday, Apr. 5 by 11:59 PM via Moodle


WEEK 12

April 1 – 5

  • Assign Essay 4 and Discuss in Class
  • Discuss differences in what makes an argument and a “non” argument
  • Look at different arguments
  • More MLA Review
  • Talk specific research methods for arguments
  • Begin discussion of counter-argument

3rd  Reading and Note Journal Check (Friday, Apr. 5 In-Class)


WEEK 13

April 8 – 12

  • Specific work days focused on creating an annotated bibliography
  • Use bibliography to create works cited page
  • Further work on Research for Essay 4

WEEK 14

April 15 – 18

  • Further discussion of counter-argument role in paper.
  • Assign Reading and Response 7
  • Discuss paper organization
  • Revision Checklist
  • April 19 – Good Friday, NO CLASS

Essay 4 Rough Draft Due: Friday, Apr. 18 by 11:59 PM via Moodle


WEEK 15

April 22 – 26

  • MLA Review Day
  • Peer Review Day for Essay 4
  • Revision Discussion
  • Portfolio Discussion and Review
  • Assign Reading and Response 8
  • Portfolio Revision Day

4th  Reading and Note Journal Check (Friday, Apr. 26 In-Class)

Essay 4 Final Draft Due Friday, Apr. 26 by 11:59 PM via Moodle 


FINALS WEEK

April 29 – May 3

 Final Exam TBD

Turn in Your Reading and Note Journals

 

 

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