English 1A Fall 2015 Schedule

Section 89314

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

RP = The Rhetorical Process textbook
Please note: Exercises in RP are voluntary, not required.

PSM  = Pocket Style Manual

This Schedule is subject to change. Check it regularly.

Additional Readings from Pocket Style Manual may be assigned individually.

updated 8/29/2015


Due Date

Assignment Due

Monday, August 31
Course Begins
Log in to Blackboard
Begin Discussion 1: Introduce Yourself
Read syllabus and course requirements
Begin
Essay 1
Begin RP chapters-1-2 (pages 1-25 only)
Watch "Descriptive Writing" video
Begin "Two Views of the Mississippi" in RP (pp.
243-245)
Begin "A Hanging" by George Orwell
Read "1st vs. 3rd Person"
Read "Writing in the Third Person"
Read "Prefer Active Verbs" pages 5-7 and "Pronouns" pages 32-39 PSM.

Monday, September 7

Labor Day Holiday

Tuesday, September 8

 

Discussion 1: Introduce Yourself

Quiz 1: Syllabus Review

Quiz 2:Observation Notes

Watch video on carelessness
Read "MLA Formatting and Style Guide"
Watch "Descriptive Writing" video

Finish  RP chapters-1-2 (pages 1-25 only)
Finish "
A Hanging" by George Orwell

Finish "Two Views of the Mississippi" in RP (pp. 243-245)
Read "Prefer Active Verbs" pages 5-7 and "Pronouns" pages 32-39 PSM.

Monday, September 14

Essay 1 Due

Begin "How to Mark a Book"

Begin "How to Say Nothing in 500 Words"

Begin Kurt Vonnegut on Writing from Palm Sunday.
Begin Essay 2
Begin RP chapter 4
Begin RP chapters 8-9
Begin RP chapter 11 (pp. 181-185)
Read "Supporting a Thesis" pages 107-109 PSM.


Monday September 21

 

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

Read Lecture 03: Writing Process
Watch "The Writing Process" video
Watch another Essay Structure video

Finish RP chapter 4
Finish
RP Chapters 8-9
Finish RP chapter 11 (pp. 352-359)

Quiz 3: How to Mark a Book

Quiz 4: Compare Vonnegut and Roberts


Monday, September 28

Read RP chapters 5-6 (pp. 63-97)
Review Lectures 1-3
Read RP Chapters 14-15
Review RP Chapter 1

Read Lectures 4, 4 Addendum, and 5

Watch A.S.S. Method Powerpoint

Quiz 5: Modes of Development / A.S.S. Method

Saturday, October 3
Last day to request Pass/No pass option

Monday, October 5

 

Read Fallacious Arguments

Read Logical Fallacies from Purdue OWL

Read "Sentence Fragments"
Read "Comma Splices"

Read "Using Pronouns Clearly"

Watch pronoun agreement movie

Read RP Chapters 3, 12-13, and "Appendix"

Read PSM pp. 12-14, 32-29, 42-46
Quiz 6: Logical Fallacies
Quiz 7: Common Grammar Mistakes

Monday, October 12

Essay 2 Due

Begin Essay 3


Monday, October 19

 

Read Readings on Technology
Read "
When I Lost My Innocence"

Watch Mythbusters on Dangers of Technology

Discussion 2: Technology
Read Lecture 6, Quoting part 1

Read RP Chapter 9
Read PSM pages 70-73,113-124


Monday, October 26

Essay 3 Due
Begin Begin Essay 4


Monday, November 2

 

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

Read Huffington Post articles on education

Discussion 3: Education


Monday, November 9

Essay 4 Due

Begin Research Report
Begin pp. PSM pp. 90-105


Friday November 13 Veteran's Day Holiday

Monday, November 16

 

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

Read Lecture 7: Research and Notetaking

RP Chapter 10

Continue PSM pp. 90-105
Skim PSM pp. 106-172 (MLA Research section)


Saturday, November 21

Last day to drop with a W grade

Monday, November 23

Read Lecture 8: MLA and Notetaking

Read "The Charms of Wikipedia"

Read "A Patently False Myth--Still"

Quiz 8: Source Evaluation

Discussion 4: Fact Checking
Continue PSM 106-172 (MLA Research section)


Thursday, November 26 Thanksgiving Holiday

Friday, November 27 Thanksgiving Holiday

Monday, November 30

 

Read Lecture 09: MLA Basics

Refer to RP "Appendix" Brief Documentation Guide (pp. 490-510)
Quiz 9: Annotated Bibliography

Read Sample Essay 1

Read Sample Essay 2

Discussion 5: Sample Essays

Continue PSM 106-172 (MLA Research section)

Monday, December 7

Refer to RP "Appendix" Brief Documentation Guide (pp. 490-510)
Review Lecture 5: Revision and Editing

Read "7 Ways to Eradicate the Copulative"
Watch "Writing Concise Sentences"
Watch "College English Editing Video 2"

Quiz 10: Editing Techniques
Last day for instructor contact points

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

Read PSM pp. 1-6

Monday, December 14

Research Report Due