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English 101 Fall 2016

Schedule
PW= Pearson Writer
Week 1Wed Sept 7 Discuss: Introductions, syllabus, course, in class writing
Fri Sept 9 Discuss: Engl 144: Book club groups and Writing Fellow
Week 2Mon Sept 12 Finish book club groups and writing fellow
Wed Sept 14 Read: Shitty First Drafts (in readings on website) Discuss: Reading
Fri Sept 16 Read: PW- Writing Guide -Strategies for Writing Audience Core Concept Module,
Purpose Core Concept Module, and Writing Guide - Argument and Persuasion Rhetorical
Strategies Module. Discuss: Audience, Purpose, Rhetorical Appeals, reading journals, and
Essay #1
Week 3Mon Sept 19 Due: Reading Journal Read: Malcolm X excerpt (in readings on website)
Discuss: reading, narrative
Wed Sept 21 Read: Steve Jobs Commencement Address (in readings on website) Discuss:
reflection, Thesis statements
Fri Sept 23 Writing Day: Class will not meet
Week 4Mon Sept 26 Class Cancelled
Wed Sept 28 Due: Reading Journal Read: Richard Rodriguez None of this is Fair (in
readings on website) Discuss: reading
Fri Sept 30. Due: Essay 1 for workshop (bring 2 copies printed out) Discuss: reading, Essay
#2 (preview)

Week 5Mon Oct 3 Visit from Associate Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences Dr. Rita Miller to
discuss the Core Curriculum and liberal arts Due: Essay 1 Read: Pearson Writer
http://bibliography.app.writer.pearsonhighered.com/pearson/search/page?

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6d53dc13/reading-for-comprehension Discuss: book club reading comprehension
Wed Oct 5 Due: Reading Journal Read: Excerpt on Social Sciences from Writing in The
Academic Disciplines (emailed) and Planning for New Orleans (in readings on website)
Discuss: Social Sciences and note taking in Pearson Writer
Fri Oct 7 Due: Reading Journal Read: Excerpt on Natural Sciences from Writing in The
Academic Disciplines (emailed) and Distribution of Toxic Trace Elements (in reading section on
website) Discuss: Natural Sciences and note taking in Pearson Writer
Week 6Mon Oct 10 Columbus Day- No Class
Wed Oct 12 Due: Reading Journal Read: Excerpt on Humanities from Writing in The
Academic Disciplines (emailed) and My Fema People (in reading section on website) Discuss:
Humanities and note taking in Pearson Writer
Fri Oct 14 Read: Pearson Writer:
http://bibliography.app.writer.pearsonhighered.com/pearson/search/page?
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2dfa/how-do-you-craft-a-thesis-statement
http://bibliography.app.writer.pearsonhighered.com/pearson/search/page?
uri=https://ace.app.writer.pearsonhighered.com/doc/14712355/22a5ae01ee279a5ba6b98f1d2c
41f6d8/comparing-and-contrasting
http://bibliography.app.writer.pearsonhighered.com/pearson/search/page?
uri=https://ace.app.writer.pearsonhighered.com/doc/7819098/da875c12f461a5847e34f00b9ac
29bc9/how-do-you-introduce-quotations-and-source-materials
https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/563/01/ (purdue owl)
Discuss: Thesis, comparing/contrasting, integrating quotes in writing. Conference
Sign Up and Midterm Portfolio.
Week 7Mon Oct 17 Due: Essay #2 for workshop Read: Pearson Writer
http://bibliography.app.writer.pearsonhighered.com/pearson/search/page?
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51e4b/portfolios-overview
Wed 19 Class cancelled for conferences and Essay #2 due (Writing Day for those who do not
have conferences)
Fri Oct 21 Class cancelled for conferences and Essay #2 due (Writing Day for those who do not
have conferences)

Week 8Mon Oct 24 Due: Midterm Portfolio Discuss: Essay #3 and In Class Midterm Essay
Wed Oct 26 Library Research Day. Meet at Maxwell Library Reference Desk.
Fri Oct 28 Career Services Visit
Week 9Mon Oct 31 Read: Pearson Writer:
http://bibliography.app.writer.pearsonhighered.com/pearson/search/page?
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9219a8/what-is-an-argument
http://bibliography.app.writer.pearsonhighered.com/pearson/search/page?
uri=https://ace.app.writer.pearsonhighered.com/doc/7594370/ff51152767126c96741f1766ff9a0
ee3/how-do-you-construct-a-solid-argument
http://bibliography.app.writer.pearsonhighered.com/pearson/search/page?
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30a97/conducting-interviews
Discuss: Argument, interview, and planning in Pearson Writer
Wed Nov 2 Due: Reading Journal Read: Why laptops in Class (in readings on website)
and Pearson Writer
http://bibliography.app.writer.pearsonhighered.com/pearson/search/page?
uri=https://ace.app.writer.pearsonhighered.com/path/1022--document-design Discuss:
reading and doc design
Fri Nov 4 Writing Day Class Will Not Meet
Week 10Mon Nov 7 Due: Essay #3 draft for workshop Discuss: Citation
Wed Nov 9 Friday Class Schedule Due: Essay #3 Discuss: essay #4
Fri Nov 11 Veterans Day- No class
Week 11Mon Nov 14 Due: Audience Proposal and Reading Journal, Read: Excerpt from Audacity of
Hope (in readings on website) and Pearson Writer
http://bibliography.app.writer.pearsonhighered.com/pearson/search/page?
uri=https://ace.app.writer.pearsonhighered.com/path/796--evaluating-websites-and-onlinesources Discuss: Reading, evaluating sources, and small group research meetings

Wed Nov 16 Small group research meetings (those not meeting work on draft of essay).
Fri Nov 18 Small group research meetings (those not meeting work on draft of essay). Due:
Outlines (must be submitted via email by 5pm)
Week 12Mon Nov 21 Due: Reading Journal Read: When I grow up I want to BeChildhood Dream
(in readings on website) Discuss: reading and drafting
Wed Nov 23 Book Club Presentation Work Day. Discuss: Book Club Presentations
Fri Nov 25 Thanksgiving Break- No class
Week 13Mon Nov 28 Due: Essay #4 for workshop
Wed Nov 30 Due: Essay #4. Discuss: Final Portfolio
Fri Dec 2 Read: Pearson Writer
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2aca7d/how-do-you-speak-before-an-audience Book Club presentation work day
Week 14Mon Dec 5 Book Club Presentation Work day
Wed Dec 7 In class conferences and final portfolio work day
Fri Dec 9 Book club presentation rehearsal
Week 15
Mon Dec 12 Mid-Year Symposium- Book Club Presentations
Final Exam: Due: Final Portfolio
9:05 class Wed Dec 21 8:00-10:00
11:15 class Fri Dec 16 11:00-1:00