Thursday, January 19, 2017

January 19, 2017:  Discuss any questions about syllabus.  Discuss overview of assignments.  Assignment for next class, Read Ch. 1 RRW.  Choose something that you would like to write a review about. Do a free write about this choice.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

January 17, 2017:  Review syllabus addendum.  ANC:  Read syllabus, addendum and Unit 1 Prompt.
Have any questions about the syllabus ready for next class.

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.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016:  Free-Write on your topic for Units 3 and 4.   Continue discussion of Dr. Dively's Chapter on proposals.  Group work.
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)   Write a summary of Dr, Dively's chapter.

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.