English 280 Bridgewater State University Summer 2013

Schedule WW=On Writing Well, TTS=Telling True Stories Week 1 Tues Jul 9 Introductions, Syllabus Discuss: Journalistic writing, Book Club Thurs Jul 11 Read: WW ch 1,2,6, 8, 9, 10, 20, 21, 22, TTS pxv-xvii, p14-16 Discuss: Principles and Methods, Essay #1, Blogs, Attitudes Week 2 Tues Jul 16 Due: Blog Read: WW Ch 12, TTS p30-33, p66-69. TTS p73-74, p51-54, Mrs Kelly’s Monster (in readings on website) Discuss: interviewing, profiles Thurs Jul 18 Due: Book Club Meeting and Book Club Blog Read: TTS p104-107, p126-128, p132-135, p139-140, p158-159, Find an example of a profile article from The New Yorker, read, and bring to class. Discuss: reading, profile writing

Week 3 Tues Jul 23 Due: Essay 1 for Workshop and Blog Read: Talk of the Town Examples from The New Yorker (in readings on website) Discuss: Essay 2, Reading Thurs Jul 25 Due: Essay 1 and Book Club Meeting and Book Club Blog Read: WW 116, WW 147, WW 193, TTS p20-22, p24-28, p100-104, p111-112, p116-121, Bring to class a sample of a Talk of the Town piece from The New Yorker or another newspaper or magazine Discuss: Readings Week 4 Tues Jul 30 Due: Essay #2 for workshop and Blog Read: TTS p230-233, p233-235, Excerpt from Feature Writing- features in newspapers, Adam and Megans Story (both in readings section on website) Discuss: features in newspapers and magazines, essay #3 Thurs Aug 1 Due: Essay #2 and Book Club Meeting and Book Club Blog Read: Excerpt from Feature Writing-features in magazines, Zepps Last Stand (both in readings section on website) Discuss: Reading and final portfolio

Week 5 Tues Aug 6 Due: Essay #3 for workshop and Final Book Club Meeting Read: TTS p164-169, p170172, 172, 176, p198-202, p202-205, p235-239 Discuss: Ethics, research, style, Revising In Class conferences

Wed Aug 8 Due: Final Portfolio and Final Presentation and Book Club Presentations

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