WR100.12, WR100.20 :: Effective Writing, Fall 2011

Course Resources

Course Schedule

Project 1 :: Project 2 :: Project 3 :: Project 4

Unit 1 - Week 1 :: Project 1 Assignment Sheet

9/6 :: Course intro.; review syllabus; writing genres

9/8 :: Syllabus quiz; read Project 1 assignment sheet; look ahead to Writing Today pages 167-193; read "The Watcher at the Gate" and Canons of Rhetoric; watch this video, look through Writing Today, and search the Internet and try to answer this question: what is rhetoric?; in-class writing (I will provide the prompt)

Week 2

9/13 :: Bring introductory paragraph for short paper: "Write This" assignment on page 11 (Genre Description); read Writing Today chapters 1 and 2;

9/15 :: Reading quiz 1; read Writing Today chapter 3, pages 167-193 and 423-430; read Rhetorical Strategies for Persuasion from the Purdue OWL for ethos, pathos, and logos; read Aristotle's Proofs

Week 3

9/20 :: Short Paper: Genre Description due; read Logic in Argumentative Writing and Body Paragraphs from the Purdue OWL to get an idea of induction, deduction, and fallacies; read Induction and Deduction and Identifying Induction and Deduction

9/22 :: Brinig your Project 1 article; read Writing Today pages 431-432; review Identifying Fallacies 1 and Identifying Fallacies 2; sign up for your Project 1 meeting with me for next week

Week 4

9/27 :: Project 1 outline due; read Rhetorical Analysis Sample 1 and Rhetorical Analysis Sample 2; read Writing Today pages 392-410 and the Fallacies Taxonomy; read the Declaration of Independence; here are the Basic Rhetorical Analysis and the Complex Rhetorical Analysis (what you need to do for Project 1) maps.

9/29 :: Project 1 introduction paragraph due; read Writing Today pages 477-490 and either the MLA or APA section depending on which citation style you're using; read the Punctuation Pattern Sheet and the Big Seven Grammar and Mechanics handouts (PDFs in the Course Resources section above); MLA/APA quiz

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Unit 2 - Week 5 :: Project 2 Assignment Sheet

10/4 :: Bring your Project 1 rough drafts to class for the writing workshop; re-read the Project 2 Assignment Sheet; read Writing Today pages 450-459; look ahead to sample exploratory essays written by other students on the Writing for Change page; review the Exploratory Research Map

10/6 :: Meet in LND Library (I will take attendance); read Writing Today pages 460-476; read Evaluating Sources, Requirements for Exploratory Writing Log and Annotated Bibliography, and the sample Research Log

Week 6

10/11 :: Project 1 is due; review Writing Today pages 477-490; read Observations, Interviews, and Surveys; bring project ideas; review LND Research Handout

10/13 :: Meet in the LND Library and bring your project idea (I will take attendance)

Week 7

10/18 :: Reading quiz 2; read Reason as a Weapon, Stasis Theory, and Stasis Methdology; print out and bring to class the Stasis Worksheet

10/20 :: Grammar and Mechanics Test; bring primary and secondary research questions with stasis worksheet

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Unit 3 - Week 8 :: Project 3 Assignment Sheet

10/25 :: Re-read Project 3 Assignment Sheet; read "Service-Learning as a Path to Virtue"

10/27 :: Project 2 outline due; read Writing Today pages 210-211; in-class research day

Week 9

11/1 :: Project 2 introducutory paragraph due; in-class work day; in-class proofing exercise; read Dubinsky's "The Land-Grant Way – Connected Knowing and the Call of Service"

11/3 :: Reading quiz 3; bring your Project 2 rough drafts to class for writing workshop 1; read Brotzman's "Service Learning in Post-Katrina New Orleans – the Jesuit Way"

Week 10

11/8 :: Bring your project 2 rough drafts to class for writing workshop 2; in-class work day

11/10 :: Project 2 due

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Week 11 :: Project 4 Assignment Sheet

11/15 :: Bring your Project 3 rough drafts to class for the writing workshop; re-read Project 4 Assignment sheet; read Writing Today pages 766-778

11/17 :: Read two Problem-Solution reports from the Writing for Change page; read one of the problem-solution (proposal) essays in Writing Today

Week 12

11/22 :: Reading quiz 4; Project 3 due in class (this means you have to be here to turn it in and take the quiz); read Writing Today pages 747-754; read Information Design handout; review LND Research Handout

11/24 :: No class - Thanksgiving break

Week 13

11/29 :: Reading quiz 5 (this means you have to be here to take the quiz); read Writing Today pages 247-270; review Essay to Report PowerPoint presentation and the Purdue OWL's HATS presentation; read Empirical Research Map and the Empirical Research Methodology handout; make an appointment with me for individual conferences next week

Week 14

12/1 :: Read Writing Today pages 286-307; read Creating Just Language handout from the CCSJ; review the Purdue OWL's Visual Rhetoric resources; and these OWL Flash movies are fun; review the Visual Literacy presentation; in-class flier activity

Week 15

12/6 :: Bring Project 4 rough draft for writing workshop 1 (worth 4 points); in-class work time

12/8 :: Bring completed Project 4 rough drafts for writing workshop 2 (worth 4 points); read Why Can't Students Write?; Writing Today chapter 17

Exam Day :: Bring your printed final draft of Project 4

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