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ENGL 101 (Extended) – Mindedge Exercises in Red Below.

ENGL 101 (ALL) – Course Assignments in BOLD and GREEN


WEEK 1

August 16 – 17

  • General introduction and syllabus review

WEEK 2

August 20 – 24

  • 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
  • “They Say / I Say” Introduction
  • MindEdge Assignments 1 & 2: “Modifiers” and “Sentence Fragments”

WEEK 3

August 27 – 31

  • Continue work on Essay 1
  • Assign Reading and Response 2
  • Talk about drafting process
  • Look at Writing process: Beginnings and Endings, plus more
  • MindEdge Test 1: “Writing Sentences”
  • MindEdge Assignment 3: “Formal and Informal Language”

WEEK 4

September 4 – 7

  • LABOR DAY (Sept. 3) – No Class
  • Wrap-up on Essay 1
  • Peer Review Day for Essay 1
  • Talk about revision process
  • Revision checklist
  • “They Say / I Say” Chapter One
  • MindEdge Test 2: “Language Formality”
  • MindEdge Assignments 4 & 5 : “Adjectives, Adverbs, and Prepositions” and “Voice and Point of View”

 Reading & Responses 1 & 2 Due Friday, Sept. 7 by 11:59 PM via Moodle

Essay 1 Rough Draft Due Sunday, Sept. 9 by 11:59 PM via Moodle


WEEK 5

September 10 – 14

  • 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.
  • “They Say / I Say” Chapter Two
  • MindEdge Assignment 6 & 7: “Sentence Variety” and “Subject-Verb Agreement Errors”

Essay 1 Final Draft Due Sunday, Sept. 16 by 11:59 PM via Moodle


 WEEK 6

September 17 – 21

  • 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
  • “They Say / I Say” Chapter Three
  • MindEdge Assignments 8 and 9: “Active and Passive Voice” and “Using Transitions”
  • MindEdge Test 3: “Narration and Narrative Arguments”

WEEK 7

September 24 – 28

  • 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
  • “They Say / I Say” Chapter Four
  • MindEdge Assignment 10: “Proofreading”
  • MindEdge Test 4: “Writing the Essay”

 Essay 2 Rough Draft Due Sunday, Sept. 30 by 11:59 PM via Moodle


WEEK 8

October 1 – 5

  • Midterm Examination prep
  • Midterm Examination
  • Meet for one on one meetings about progress in course
  • MindEdge Assignment 11 & 12: “Incorporating Quotations, Paraphrases, and Summaries” and “Deciding Among Quotation, Paraphrase, and Summary”
  • MindEdge Test 5: “Essay Patterns”

Reading & Responses 3 & 4 Due Friday, Oct. 5 by 11:59 PM via Moodle

Essay 2 Final Draft Due Friday, 5 by 11:59 PM via Moodle


 WEEK 9

October 8 – 12

  • 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
  • “They Say / I Say” Chapter Five
  • 11 & 12 Away at Conference in Austin, TX
  • MindEdge Assignment 13 and 15: “Paraphrasing” and “Using Transitions”
  • MindEdge Assignment 15:
  • MindEdge Test 6: “Essay Patterns” Section on Process Analysis as Midterm Exam Preparation
  • MindEdge Test 7: “Working with Sources,” AND “Appendix A: MLA Format” and/or “Appendix B: APA Format”

 WEEK 10

October 17 – 19

  • FALL BREAK (Oct. 15-16)
  • Review MLA formatting more
  • Discuss paper organization
  • Revision Checklist
  • “They Say / I Say” Chapter Six
  • Continuation of MindEdge Test 7: “Working with Sources” AND MindEdge “Appendix A: MLA Format” and/or “Appendix B: APA Format”
  • MindEdge Assignment 14: “Confusing It’s/Its”

WEEK 11

October 22 – 26

  • Look at differences between genres Narrative and Analytical and Cause and Effect and Argumentative
  • Assign Reading and Response 6
  • Peer Review Day for Essay 3
  • Discuss argumentative thesis statement
  • Review and look more at Research methods
  • Examine potential genre expressions for Argumentative essay
  • “They Say / I Say” Chapter Seven
  • MindEdge Assignment 15: “Pronoun Reference” and “Appendix B: APA Format”
  • MindEdge Test 7: “Working with Sources”

Essay 3 Rough Draft Due Sunday, Oct. 28 by 11:59 PM via Moodle


WEEK 12

October 29 – November 2

  • 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
  • MindEdge Assignment 16: “Correct Capitalization”
  • MindEdge Test 8: “Cause-and-Effect Argument”
  • PEDAGOGY CONFERENCE (Oct. 30-31)

 Reading & Responses 5 & 6 Due Friday, Nov. 2 by 11:59 PM via Moodle

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


WEEK 13

November 5 – 9

  • Specific work days focused on creating an annotated bibliography
  • Use bibliography to create works cited page
  • Further work on Research for Essay 4
  • MindEdge Assignment 17: “Avoiding Common Errors”

WEEK 14

November 12 – 16

  • Further discussion of counter-argument role in paper.
  • Assign Reading and Response 7
  • Discuss paper organization
  • Revision Checklist
  • MindEdge Test 9: “Revision”

WEEK 15

November 19 – 20

  • MLA Review Day
  • Peer Review Day for Essay 4
  • Revision Discussion
  • Portfolio Discussion and Review
  • Assign Reading and Response 8
  • Portfolio Revision Day
  • MindEdge Test 10: “The Portfolio”

 Essay 4 Rough Draft Due Sunday, Nov. 25 by 11:59 PM via Moodle


THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

November 21-23


 WEEK 16

November 26 – 30

Reading & Responses 7 & 8 Due Friday, Nov. 30 by 11:59 PM via Moodle

Essay 4 Final Draft Due Friday, Nov. 30 by 11:59 PM via Moodle

 


FINALS WEEK

Dec. 3 – 7

 

Final Exam TBD

 

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