Wednesday, November 30, 2016

December 2, 2016:   Presentation of Papers. Final Paper and Journal due December 9, 2016.  Final exam:  Monday, 12/12/16 from 8:00am – 10:00am.  in Parkinson 108 (right across the hall from our current classroom.

November 30, 2016:  Presentation of Papers.  Peer Review for Unit 4 December 2, 2016.  Final Paper and Journal due December 9, 2016.  Final exam:  Monday, 12/12/16 from 8:00am – 10:00am.  in Parkinson 108 (right across the hall from our current classroom.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016



November 28, 2016: Review Using Attributive Verb Phrases and Writing with Clarity, Discuss Class Schedule for the Remainder of the Semester.  For next class:  Student Presentation of Papers.  Peer Review for Unit 1 December 2, 2016.  Final Paper and Journal due December 9, 2016.  Final exam:  Monday, 12/12/16 from 8:00am – 10:00am.  in Parkinson 108 (right across the hall from our current classroom.

November 18, 2016:  One-on-One Teacher Conferences

November 16, 2016: Class Discussion on Unit and Coherence. ANC: Extra Credit under Unit 4.  Be ready to discuss your papers.

November 14, 2016:  Class discussion on developing our theses.  Presentation of papers.  ANC:  Find another article and write a summary of it in your journal.  Read RRW Ch 14
November  9, 2016:  Pre-Write:  Reflection on Unit 3.    Review Unit 4 Prompt.  Review Exercise #3 from RRW Ch 13.  Discuss Extra Credit.  Due Today:  Thesis Statement, Background and Two summaries of strongest essays that you may begin your paper with.  ANC:  First three pages of your Unit 4 paper. Be ready to present to the class your issue, both sides and the argument you will make.  Peer Review for Unit 1 December 2, 2016.  Final Paper and Journal due December 9, 2016.  Final exam:  Monday, 12/12/16 from 8:00am – 10:00am.  in Parkinson 108 (right across the hall from our current classroom.


November 7, 2016: Discuss RRW Ch 13.  Class group exercise.  Due today:  Unit 3 proposal and annotated bibliography (emailed to me at marshalgriffiths@gmail.com) and folder:  synthesis chart, copy of draft for peer review and peer review.  ANC:  Summaries of two best resources using MLA and Exercise 3.


November 4, 2016: Discuss: How to set up argumentative paper.  Be ready to present to the class the issue that you are engaging, the sides to the argument, and how you plan to edge that argument forward.  ANC:  Write the background for your Unit 4 Paper; Due Nov. 7: Unit 3 proposal and annotated bibliography (emailed to me at marshalgriffiths@gmail.com) and folder:  synthesis chart and peer reviews.  ANC:  Read Ch. 13 RRW

November 2, 2013 Workshop.  Meet in classroom and exchange peer reviews, then walk over to Faner Computer Lab.  For next class read on class blog:  "One Way to Set Up an Argumentative Paper"; link:

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B_Yqc3bGlSgLMFFjWkVWdzhmdVU/edit

October 31, 2013:  Peer Review Unit 3

October, 29, 2016, Saturday:  Voluntary class workshop at Library beginning 10:00 a.m.

October 28, 2016: Class discussion of any ongoing struggles with the proposal.  One-on-one meetings with struggling students.  Scheduled class workshop for Saturday, October 29, beginning at 10:00 a.m.

October 26, 2016:  Discuss formatting and content of annotated bibliography.  Class workshop.  For next class, add two paragraphs to your proposal that discusses 1) roadblocks/difficulties/problems that you have experienced in your research thus far and 2) the difficulties/problems you foresee in researching and writing your final paper in the future.  Due on Monday, October 31, 2016: full draft of your proposal and annotated bibliography for peer review.

October 24, 2016:  In Class:  Discuss MLA citation; group work on MLA exercise. In class writing: Sum up your two main articles and your position in the same way.   For next class:  Write the  introduction and 1 page of the literature review/discussion of resources for your proposal for next class.  Remember you must include at least four sources and one quote in the literature review.  You can go to D2L to look at the example in the proposal article or example there or the example on the class blog. Wednesday will be the last day to turn in first extra credit assignment.

October 21, 2016:  Library class. For Monday, have ready a draft of your annotated bibliography with at least 3 sources.  This must be emailed to me at marshalgriffiths@gmail.com (Remember to include rhetorical background/claim of credibility; summary, and how you see this article working in your paper.) Also have these items in your synthesis matrix.

October 19, 2016:  Review rubric, annotated bibliography and proposal in class.  In class writing:  Two sides and your position.  For next class:  English 102-14:  we will be meeting Lib 261 for library resource class.  For Monday, have ready a draft of your annotated bibliography with at least 3 sources.  This must be emailed to me at marshalgriffiths@gmail.com (Remember to include rhetorical background/claim of credibility; summary, and how you see this article working in your paper.)

Thursday, October 6, 2016


Monday, October 17:  Freewrite.  Discuss completing a synthesis chart.  Work on completing a synthesis chart for your articles so far.  If you bring your computer, you can copy the form and create a digital document from this link:   https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gciUewLed9nRvRK4rYsZjd80glCu_624O8I_-phnabg/edit?usp=sharing  ANC:  Read Chapter 12 RRW.  Easybib Assignment on blog under Unit 3

Friday, October 14, Freewrite on “They Say, I Say.”  PowerPoint on They Say, I Say.”  ANC:  Find at least two strong articles that stand in opposition to each other.  Write a thesis statement and the support for the thesis for each (Summary).   (Peer Review for Unit 3 October 28)


Wednesday, October 12:  Freewrite:  Your topic.  Discuss Credibility of Sources, Finish Discussion of Proposal ANC: Read  “‘They Say, I Say’” Harvard Link” (on the blog under Unit 3).  Write a summary of the chapter in your journal.



Friday, October 6:

English 102-14:  Discussion of Dr. Dively's Chapter on Proposals.  Discussion of Topics.  ANC:  Write a paragraph or two about your chosen issue and what you see as a potential gap in the way the issue is currently being considered.


English 102-17:  Workshop.   ANC:  Write a paragraph or two about your chosen issue and what you see as a potential gap in the way the issue is currently being considered.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Topics

Generally, I don't want to see us writing about old, tired issues. (One thing that isn't acceptable is making an argument on moral/religious grounds.)  However, the following articles could suggest how old issues can become new, genuine, compelling and pressing and ripe for us to take a look at in a new way:

Death Penalty:

Support for Death Penalty Declines:  http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/04/us/death-penalty-loses-majority-support-for-first-time-in-45-years.html?_r=0

Some states halted death penalty in 2015; 86 percent of execution in only three states: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/death-penalty-2015_us_56707eb5e4b011b83a6d077a

Comprehensive Times article:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/death-penalty-2015_us_56707eb5e4b011b83a6d077a

The Execution of Clayton Lockett:  http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2015/06/execution-clayton-lockett/392069/

Where the Death Penalty Still Lives http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/28/magazine/where-the-death-penalty-still-lives.html

Two cases before the Supreme court this term, one looking at the intellectual capacity of the defendant, the other whether the jury improperly received information, both considering disproportionate uses on vulnerable populations/


Abortion

I think this is a topic that a lot of young people find difficult engaging while leaving aside the moral/religious argument; thus, I caution anyone thinking about this for a topic.  However, I did look for possible ways we might think about it outside these aspects:

Human embryonic stem cells: research, ethics and policy:   http://humrep.oxfordjournals.org/content/18/4/672.short


Embryo and stem cell research in the United States: history and politics: (EBESCO) Stem cell research inthe United States is inevitably connected with the politics of abortion
Polish Parliament rejects abortion ban:  https://www.yahoo.com/news/polish-parliament-rejects-abortion-ban-092252996.html
Statistics:  http://www.operationrescue.org/about-abortion/abortions-in-america/


The War on Drugs:

There is a new drug czar, and he's a recovering alcoholic who is looking at new ways to solve today's drug crisis:  http://www.cbsnews.com/news/60-minutes-a-new-direction-on-drugs/

Congressman Calls For DEA Chief’s Removal After He Calls Medical Marijuana A ‘Joke’  

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/earl-blumenauer-dea-chief_us_564ca653e4b06037734be861

What is the differenct between the Drug Czar and the head of the DEA?

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/explainer/2001/05/is_the_drug_czar_head_of_the_dea.html


DEA head Michele Leonhart is infuriated by President Obama telling the New Yorker that marijuana is less harmless than alcohol (She has now been replaced.)  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2546262/Head-DEA-slams-Obama-saying-pot-harmless.html



Topics

Generally, I don't want to see us writing about old, tired issues. (One thing that isn't acceptable is making an argument on moral/religious grounds.)  However, the following articles could suggest how old issues can become new, genuine, compelling and pressing and ripe for us to take a look at in a new way:

Sex Trafficing

CEO of Newspaper arrested for ads placed in newspaper:  https://www.yahoo.com/news/backpage-com-raided-ceo-arrested-225411507.html

Death Penalty:

Support for Death Penalty Declines:  http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/04/us/death-penalty-loses-majority-support-for-first-time-in-45-years.html?_r=0

Some states halted death penalty in 2015; 86 percent of execution in only three states: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/death-penalty-2015_us_56707eb5e4b011b83a6d077a

Comprehensive Times article:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/death-penalty-2015_us_56707eb5e4b011b83a6d077a

The Execution of Clayton Lockett:  http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2015/06/execution-clayton-lockett/392069/

Where the Death Penalty Still Lives http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/28/magazine/where-the-death-penalty-still-lives.html

Two cases before the Supreme court this term, one looking at the intellectual capacity of the defendant, the other whether the jury improperly received information, both considering disproportionate uses on vulnerable populations/


Abortion

I think this is a topic that a lot of young people find difficult engaging while leaving aside the moral/religious argument; thus, I caution anyone thinking about this for a topic.  However, I did look for possible ways we might think about it outside these aspects:


Human embryonic stem cells: research, ethics and policy:   http://humrep.oxfordjournals.org/content/18/4/672.short


Embryo and stem cell research in the United States: history and politics: (EBESCO) Stem cell research inthe United States is inevitably connected with the politics of abortion
Polish Parliament rejects abortion ban:  https://www.yahoo.com/news/polish-parliament-rejects-abortion-ban-092252996.html
Statistics:  http://www.operationrescue.org/about-abortion/abortions-in-america/


The War on Drugs:

There is a new drug czar, and he's a recovering alcoholic who is looking at new ways to solve today's drug crisis:  http://www.cbsnews.com/news/60-minutes-a-new-direction-on-drugs/

Congressman Calls For DEA Chief’s Removal After He Calls Medical Marijuana A ‘Joke’  

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/earl-blumenauer-dea-chief_us_564ca653e4b06037734be861

What is the differenct between the Drug Czar and the head of the DEA?

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/explainer/2001/05/is_the_drug_czar_head_of_the_dea.html


DEA head Michele Leonhart is infuriated by President Obama telling the New Yorker that marijuana is less harmless than alcohol (She has now been replaced.)  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2546262/Head-DEA-slams-Obama-saying-pot-harmless.html



Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Monday, October 3, 2016:  Due today:  Unit 2 Letter to the Editor, Peer Review, Draft for Peer Review, Two outlines, intro and conclusion previously graded.  Unit 2 Reflection.  Begin discussion of Dively, “Research Proposal” (located on D2l under Unit 3 readings) 

Friday, September 30, 2016:  One-on-one conferences with instructor.  ANC: Read  Turn in your folder with:  Unit 2 Letter to the Editor, Peer Review, Draft for Peer Review, Two outlines, intro and conclusion previously graded.  Read:  Dively, “Research Proposal” on D2L / SIUOnline.


Wednesday, September 28:  Discuss the Unit 3 prompt.  Be able to announce your topic for Unit 3 and 4 and the thesis of the article that you found.

Monday, September 26, 2014:  Peer Review.  ANC: Read the Unit 3 prompt on the blog siucenglish102.blogpsot.com, know your general topic for Units 3 and 4 and find another article that relates to that topic.  In your journal, write a paragraph summarizing that article.




Friday September 23, 2014:  Discuss readings, example of letter to editor, and common problems or concerns regarding the Un
it 2 Letter to the Editor.

Wednesday, September 21: Workshop in Computer Lab

Monday, September 19: Group work:  Get together with a peer and each of you use your outlines to explain the argument and the major supporting points of  the article that you are responding to in Unit 2.  Then, explain the argument that you will make in response, again, point by point.  Each person should give feedback on the strengths and the weaknesses that they see.  Next, in the same group, agree on what day is the best day of the year (Christmas, Halloween, Valentine's, birthday, etc...). Together, draft a thesis statement that argues that this day is the best day of the year. Then, work together to write a body paragraph for that argument using the template handed out in class today.  For next class, we will meet in the Faner 1025 (computer lab.)   Try to have 1 1/2 pages of the text of your letter done.  The peer review for the letter is being pushed back from next Friday to Monday.  On the back of today's handout on paragraphs is an example of a letter to the editor from John Doe. Please hold onto it and read it for class on Friday.

Friday, September 16:  Free Write.  Discuss Readings.  ANC:  Read Chapter 2 RRW.   Write the outline of the article that you are responding to, the outline of the argument that you will make in response to that, the introductory/first paragraph of your letter to the editor, and summary of the article/editorial you are responding to.

Wednesday, September 14:   Freewrite:  Write your reflection for Unit 1DUE TODAY: YOUR REVIEW, PEER REVIEW, AND PEER REVIEW DRAFT IN CLASS FOLDER. Discuss Readings.  ANC:  Write an outline of the article you are responding to and your own outline of the letter to the editor that you will write.  Read Chapter 2 RRW.  Read AOC 117-21.  Find another article that fits the subject you will write your major paper about.  Write a paragraph summarizing that article in your journal.

Monday, September 12: Free write: Tell me how you feel about the article you have chosen to respond to. Discuss “Writing Letters to the Editor” ANC: Unit 1 Essay, First Draft and Peer review turned in. Group Work.