Thursday, April 27, 2017

April 27, 2017:  Class workshop.  Next class:  Peer review

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

April 25, 2017:  Class discussion. Then, class workshop in the computer room.  Our final exam will be Monday, May 8, 8-10 a.m. in Faner 1228.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

April 20, 2017:  Class workshop.

April 18, 2017:  Review readings on Evidence Paragraph Writing and Body Paragraph Writing. Group Work.  ANC:  Have written your first 3  1/2pages of your Unit 4 paper.  I will be taking these up and a portion of your Unit 4 paper will be attributable to this assignment.

Thursday, April 6, 2017


April 13, 2017:  Discussion:  One way you can layout and write your paper.  Assignment for next class:  Write the first two and one-half pages of your Unit 4 paper.

April 11, 2017:  Write Reflection for Units 2 and 3.  Read Unit 4 Prompt.  Discuss They Say; I say.  For next class write an introduction that suggests your topic is vital and important.  Lay out the sides of the issue and take a position.  See the example on the blog.  Also, take your strongest article on each side of the issue.  Find their main points and where each article has a point in direct contradiction with the other article.  Use this to write a brief outline /road map of your final paper.

April 6, 2017:  Discuss Proposal.  ANC:  In your folder place final proposal and annotated bibliography.  Also include, 2 peer reviews, 2 drafts for peer reviews and synthesis chart.  Remember to upload to D2L.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

April 4, 2017:  Review Unit 4 prompt.  ANC:  Read Chapter 13 and find another credible source and add it to your synthesis chart.  Your Unit 3 proposal and annotated bibliography are due on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

March 30, 2017:  Discuss writing your proposal.  ANC: Draft of your proposal for peer review.

March 28: Peer Review for Annotated Bibliography

March 23, 2017:  Discuss evaluating sources.  ANC  Finish Annotated Bibliography.

March 21, 2017: Discussion:  How to prepare an annotated bibliography:  ANC:  Prepare citations and summaries for next class for 4 sources and find a fifth source.

March 9, 2017: Classwork on a Synthesis Chart. Individual Work on Chart for Unit 3.  ANC:  Prepare your synthesis chart with 4 strong sources.

March 7, 2017:  Begin Unit 3.  Review Prompt.  Assignment for next class.  Bring in two articles opposing each other on your topic of choice for your Unit 3 proposal and your Unit 4 final paper.

March 2, 2017: March 2, 2017:  Peer Review.  For next class:  Bring into class in your red folder:  (1) Peer review, (2) draft for peer review, (3) highlighted article and outline/note and your final copy of your letter to the editor.  Your letter to the editor should be on top.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

February 28, 2017:  Workshop at the computer lab in Faner 1025. Go to regular classroom first. 

February 23, 2017:  Class Discussion of reading materials. Group Work.  ANC:  1 1/2 pages of Unit 2 assignment complete.

February 21, 2017:  Group work on identifying strategies to respond to another text.  ANC: Write 4 or 5 paragraphs critiquing the article that you chose to respond to in your letter to the editor.


February 16, 2017: In class: discuss Ch 2.  Review article. For next class:  Read "Article" and '"Response to Article" under Unit 2.  Then, perform the following steps for your letter to the editor. Bring your highlighted article, any articles you might use in your response and your outline to class.

 Prewriting
Step 1
Print off or copy the article you will review and read it through one time.
Step 2
Read the article through a second time, making sure you've grasped the author's points and intentions and making notations in the margins that might help you in the writing process.
Step 3
Highlight all of the arguments or quotations that you plan to focus on in your paper. This will save you the time and effort of having to search through irrelevant information during the writing process.
Step 4
Formulate your argument. On what points do you agree with the author? On what points do you disagree? What is lacking or flawed in the argument?
Step 5
Look for other critiques/responses of the same topic, as well as any direct responses to your author. Be sure and take notes and copy any pages with particularly important information or potential quotations. Be sure to document your sources thoroughly.
Writing
Step 1
Take your notes and highlighted article and construct an outline for your essay. The outline can be rough, even bare-boned, but it should guide you through your argument with references both to your author and the outside sources from Step 5 of Section 1. Make notes of likely places for quotation insertions.