WR100.13, WR100.15 :: Effective Writing, Spring 2011

Course Resources

Course Schedule

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

Unit 1 - Week 1 :: Project 1 Assignment Sheet

1/18 :: Course intro.; review syllabus; writing genres

1/20 :: Re-read syllabus, Project 1 assignment sheet; look ahead to Writing Today pages 167-193; read "The Watcher at the Gate" and Canons of Rhetoric; purchase A Writer's Reference, Loyola Edition and Writing Today (ISBN-10: 020561744-1) from Loyola bookstore or Half.com; in-class writing (I will provide the prompt); visit course blog on Blogger.com (use course blog link above) and respond to the first prompt: Blog 1 due by midnight

Week 2

1/25 :: Read Writing Today chapters 1 and 2; Journal: begin the "Write This" assignment on page 11 (Genre Description)

1/27 :: 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; read A Writer's Reference Introduction (message from the President, LU1a, LU2); Reading quiz 1

Week 3

2/1 :: Journal: 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

2/3 :: Project 1 outline due; 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

2/8 :: Project 1 introduction paragraph 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; Blog 2 due by midnight; here are the Basic Rhetorical Analysis and the Complex Rhetorical Analysis (what you need to do for Project 1) maps.

2/10 :: 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); bring your Project 1 rough drafts to class for the writing workshop; MLA/APA quiz

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Unit 2 - Week 5 :: Project 2 Assignment Sheet

2/15 :: Bring your Project 1 rough drafts to class for the second 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

2/17 :: Project 1 is due; 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

2/22 :: Review Writing Today pages 477-490; read Observations, Interviews, and Surveys; bring project ideas; review LND Research Handout

2/24 :: Meet in the LND Library and bring your project idea (I will take attendance)

Week 7

3/1 :: Reading quiz 2; read Stasis Theory and Stasis Methdology; print out and bring to class the Stasis Worksheet

3/3 :: Grammar and Mechanics Test; read "Service-Learning as a Path to Virtue"

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Week 8

3/8 :: No class - Spring Break

3/10 :: No class - Spring Break

Unit 3 - Week 9 :: Project 3 Assignment Sheet

3/15 :: Re-read Project 3 Assignment Sheet; in-class research day - bring laptops; please sign attendance sheet

3/17 :: Reading quiz 3; Project 2 outline due; read Writing Today pages 210-211; in-class research day; Blog 3 due by midnight

Week 10

3/22 :: Project 2 introducutory paragraph due; in-class work day; in-class proofing exercise

3/24 :: Bring your Project 2 rough drafts to class for the writing workshop

Week 11

3/29 :: Bring your project 2 rough drafts to class for writing workshop 2; in-class work day

3/31 :: Project 2 due

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Week 12 :: Project 4 Assignment Sheet

4/5 :: Bring your Project 3 rough drafts to class for the writing workshop; re-read Project 4 Assignment sheet; read Writing Today pages 766-778

4/7 :: Read two Problem-Solution reports from the Writing for Change page; read Dubinsky's "The Land-Grant Way – Connected Knowing and the Call of Service" and Brotzman's "Service Learning in Post-Katrina New Orleans – the Jesuit Way"; review the Purdue OWL's HATS presentation

Week 13

4/12 :: Project 3 due; read Writing Today pages 747-754; read Information Design handout; review LND Research Handout

4/14 :: Read Writing Today pages 247-270; review Essay to Report PowerPoint presentation; read Empirical Research Map and the Empirical Research Methodology handout

Week 14

4/19 :: Reading quiz 3; read Writing Today pages 286-307; read A Writer's Reference D1 Introduction to Writing in the Disciplines and whichever section is most closely related to your semester project/discipline; read Creating Just Language handout from the CCSJ

4/21 :: No class - Easter Break

Week 15

4/26 :: Reading quiz 4; review the Purdue OWL's Visual Rhetoric resources; and these OWL Flash movies are fun; review the Visual Literacy presentation; make an appointment with me for individual conferences next week; in-class flier activity

4/28 :: Read Why Can't Students Write?; Writing Today chapter 17; Reading quiz 5; revisions of Project 2 due

Weeks 16

5/3 :: Bring completed Project 4 rough drafts for writing workshop (worth 8 points)

5/7 :: Email me your Project 4 final drafts as PDFs by 9 am on May 7

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