Course Calendar

Document Version: ENGL101-CourseCalendar


WEEK 1

Jan. 11 – 12

  • General introduction and syllabus review

WEEK 2

Jan. 15 – 19

  • MLK DAY (Jan. 15, No Class)
  • Begin looking at Writing Expectations
  • 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

Jan. 22 – 26

  • Spring Convocation (Jan. 25)
  • Continue work on Essay 1
  • Talk about drafting process
  • Look at Writing process: Beginnings and Endings, plus more

WEEK 4

Jan. 29 – Feb. 2

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

 Essay 1 Due, Friday Feb. 2 by 11:59 PM via Moodle


WEEK 5

Feb. 5 – 9

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

WEEK 6

Feb. 12 – 16

  • 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

Feb. 19 – 23

  • Specifically focus MLA formatting discussions to Works Cited entries and In-Text Citation basics
  • Peer Review Day for Essay 2
  • Review revision process and specific elements of analytical essays
  • Revision Checklist

Essay 2 Due, Friday Feb. 23 by 11:59 PM via Moodle


WEEK 8

Feb. 26 – Mar. 2

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

WEEK 9

Mar. 5 – 9

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

SPRING BREAK

Mar. 12 – 16

 


WEEK 10

Mar. 19 – 23

  • Review MLA formatting more
  • Discuss paper organization
  • Peer Review Day for Essay 3
  • Revision Checklist

Essay 3 Due, Friday Mar. 23 by 11:59 PM via Moodle


WEEK 11

Mar. 26 – 30

  • Assign Essay 4 and Discuss in Class
  • Look at differences between genres Narrative and Analytical and Cause and Effect and Argumentative
  • Discuss argumentative thesis statement
  • Review and look more at Research methods
  • Examine potential genre expressions for Argumentative essay

WEEK 12

Apr. 2 – 6

  • 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

WEEK 13

Apr. 9 – 13

  • 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

Apr. 16 – 20

  • Further discussion of counter-argument role in paper.
  • Discuss paper organization
  • Peer Review Day for Essay 4
  • Revision Checklist

Essay 4 Due, Friday Apr. 20 by 11:59 PM via Moodle


WEEK 15

Apr. 23 – 27

  • MLA Review Day
  • Revision Discussion
  • Portfolio Discussion and Review
  • Portfolio Revision Day

Lab Journals Due, Wednesday, Apr. 25 by 11:59 PM via Moodle 

Final Portfolio Due, Friday, Apr. 27 by 11:59 PM via Moodle


WEEK 16

FINALS WEEK

Apr. 30 – May 4

  • Time TBD

 

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