English 1A  Spring, 2016 Schedule

Section 91611

Assignments on the right should be completed before the date on the left.

PS = Palm Sunday

PSM  = Pocket Style Manual

This Schedule is subject to change. Check it regularly.

Additional Readings from Pocket Style Manual may be assigned individually.

updated 1/7/2016


Due Date

Assignment Due

Monday, January 25
Week 1
Course Begins
Log in to Canvas
Begin Discussion 1: Introduce Yourself
Begin Lecture 1: Getting Started
Read syllabus and course requirements
Begin
Essay 1
Watch "Descriptive Writing" video
Begin "A Hanging" by George Orwell
Begin "A Salp Bloom"
Read "1st vs. 3rd Person"
Read "Writing in the Third Person"
Read "Prefer Active Verbs" pages 5-7 and "Pronouns" pages 32-39 PSM.
Read "7 Ways to Eradicate the Copulative"
Watch "Writing Concise Sentences"
Watch "College English Editing Video 2"

Week 2
Due Monday, February 1

 

Discussion 1: Say Hello

Finish Lecture 1: Getting Started
Watch video on carelessness
Review "MLA Formatting and Style Guide"
Finish "Descriptive Writing" video

Finish "A Hanging" by George Orwell

Read "Prefer Active Verbs" pages 5-7 and "Pronouns" pages 32-39 PSM.
Finish "1st vs. 3rd Person"
Finish "Writing in the Third Person"
Finish "7 Ways to Eradicate the Copulative"
Finish "Writing Concise Sentences"
Finish "College English Editing Video 2"
Read Sample Essay 1
Quiz 1

Quiz 2

Week 3
Due Monday, February 8

Read "Sentence Fragments"
Essay 1 Due

Begin "How to Mark a Book"

Begin "How to Say Nothing in 500 Words"

Read Introduction to Palm Sunday
Begin
Kurt Vonnegut on Writing from Palm Sunday ch. 4 (pages 68-72).
Begin Essay 2
Read "Supporting a Thesis" pages 107-109 PSM.
Begin Lecture 2: Essay Basics


Friday, February 12 Holiday - Lincoln's Birthday Observed

Week 4
Monday, February 15
Holiday - Presidents Day (Washington's Birthday)

Tuesday, February 16

 

Finish "How to Mark a Book"

Finish "How to Say Nothing in 500 Words"

Finish Kurt Vonnegut on Writing from Palm Sunday.

Read Course Notes: The Writing Process

Finish Lecture 2: Essay Basics
Read Lecture 3: Writing Process
Watch "The Writing Process" video
Watch Essay Structure video
Read Sample Essay 2
Quiz 3
Quiz 4


Week 5
Monday, February 22

Review Lectures 1-3

Read Lecture 4: Paragraph Development
Read Lecture 5: Editing and Revision

Watch A.S.S. Method Powerpoint

Read PSM pp. 12-14, 32-29, 42-46
Read
Fallacious Arguments

Read Logical Fallacies from Purdue OWL


Sunrday, February 28 Last day to request Pass/No pass option

Week 6
Monday, February 29

 

Discussion 2: Technology
Read Readings on Technology
Read "
When I Lost My Innocence" from Palm Sunday, Chapter 3

Watch Mythbusters on Dangers of Technology


Week 7
Monday, March 7

Read "Sentence Fragments"
Read "Comma Splices"

Read "Using Pronouns Clearly"

Watch pronoun agreement movie

Read Lecture 6: Quoting

Read PSM pages 70-73,113-124
Essay 2 Due

Begin Essay 3


Week 8
Monday, March 14

 

Read "Triage" from Palm Sunday, chapter 4.
Read "What are the True Costs and Returns of College?"

Read Huffington Post articles on education

Discussion 3: Education
Read Lecture 7: Style, Wordiness, and Clarity

Week 9
Monday, March 21

Essay 3 Due
Begin Begin Essay 4


March 28-April 2
Spring Break

Week 10
Monday, April 4

 

Read Palm Sunday, Chapter 1, "The First Amendment," Chapter 12, "Obscenity," and Chapter 5, "Self Interview."
Read
Yale Students Petition to Repeal First Amendment
Read
Language versus Lies
Read
"Obscenity: The Case for a Free Market in Free Speech"
Read
FCC Obscenity Guidelines
Read Coda by Ray Bradbury
Watch
George Carlin video on euphemisms

Discussion 4: Free Speech

Week 11
Monday, April 11

Essay 4 Due
Begin Research Report


Week 12
Monday, April 18

 

Watch "How to Write a Great Research Paper"
Read "Conducting Research and Citing Sources"
Read Course Notes:
The Research Process

Review PSM pp. 90-172 (MLA Research section)


Saturday, April 23

Last day to drop with a W grade

Week 13
Monday, April 25

Read Lecture 8: Research and Notetaking

Read "The Charms of Wikipedia"

Read "A Patently False Myth--Still"

Continue PSM 106-172 (MLA Research section)
Quiz 5


Week 14
Monday, May 2

 

Review "Conducting Research and Citing Sources"
Review Course Notes:
The Research Process

Read Lecture 09: MLA Citation

Review A.S.S. Method Powerpoint

Read Sample Essay 1

Read Sample Essay 2

Discussion 5: Sample Essays

Continue PSM 106-172 (MLA Research section)

Week 15
Monday, May 9

Review "Conducting Research and Citing Sources"
Review Course Notes:
The Research Process

Review Lecture 8: Research and Notetaking
Review Lecture 09: MLA Citation

Continue PSM pp. 106-172 (MLA Research section)



Week 16
Monday, May 16

Research Report Due