Tuesday, April 7, 2015

May 5, 2005:  Class Workshop in Faner 1025

April 21, Workshop with introductions and histories.  Class discussion of readings.  Assignment for next class:  Complete a draft of the first 4 pages of your Unit 4 paper.  Read EA Chapter 10 "Evaluations."

April 16, Discuss assigned readings.  Lecture/Discussion on writing histories and backgrounds for final paper.  For next class:  Write your introduction and history/background for your Unit 4 paper  This will be a graded paper and part of your Unit 4 paper grade. (As we discussed in class, the history/background should be directly related to your thesis statement. Read Acting Out Culture, pages 117-130, and 150-157.

April 14, Discussing Chapter 8, "Arguments of Fact"; Group Work on Analyzing Factual Articles.  For next class read:  Acting Out Culture, "How Companies Learn Your Secrets," p.134-149.

April 11, Discuss Chapter 18: Evaluating Sources; Group Work.  For next class read Chapter 8, "Arguments of Fact"

April 9, Discuss Chapter 13.  Group work on synthesis.  For next class, Read Chapter 18 of Everything's an Argument

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Thursday, April 2, 2015:  Discuss Chapter 15.  For next class:  Read Chapter 13.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015:  Discuss Chapter 4 assignment.   Group Work.  Read for next class:  Chapter 16.  Due Thursday any Unit 3 Proposal and Annotated Bibliography as well as any other outstanding final drafts and folder.  Any revisions for Unit 2 must all be included in this folder.  There will not be an opportunity to revise Unit 3 for a better grade.
Thursday, March 26, 2015:  Peer Review Unit 3 Make-up

Tuesday, March 24, 2015:  Peer Review Unit 3
Thursday, March 26, 2010:  Unit 3 Peer Review. 

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Thursday, March 19, 2015:   Discussion of Annotated Bibliography. Group Work on first pages of proposals. For next class, read, "They Say, I say."  You can find the Harvard Link to this chapter on the class Blog under Unit 3.  Extend the first page of your proposal by providing further detail about the two sides of the issue using at least four sources and one quote.  End by telling me what problems or issues that you foresee in your project.  Then joint your completed Annotated Bibliography to the back.  Bring a complete draft with you to class next Tuesday.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Assignment for Thursday 3/19/2015.  (1) Add another source and annotation to your bibliography.  Bring in two scholarly sources that take opposing positions to next class. (2) Write the first page of your proposal: (a)  include within the problem with the argument/conversation that your paper will address, (b) a statement of both sides of the issue, and (3) how you believe  your further study of the issue will tend to further the conversation or add to the argument.  Look to the examples handed out in class if you are struggling.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Thursday, March 5:  Free write.  Review readings and discuss analyzing sources.  Assignments for next class:   On the blog under Unit 3, Read "They Say, I Say."  After you finish the reading, write the first page of your proposal including (1) The problem with the state of the conversation that you are addressing; (2) The core of the present conversation; and (3) What you intend to explore or how you intend to further the conversation.