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English 112 Schedule Spring 2014

English 112 Schedule Spring 2014

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Eng 112 Spring 2014

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Calendar/Schedule of Assignments (This schedule is subject to change.)

All reading assignments are due on the day they are listed on the schedule below. We will not be reading in class. You are responsible for completing all assigned readings prior to arriving to class. Each reading assignment is identified in the “Readings” column. Also note that assignment due dates are in the “Assignments” column.

EN = Envision

Linked titles take you to a Web page. Click on links to access texts.

WR = Writer’s Reference

Important Dates January 10, 2014 Last day to add a class January 22, 2014 Last day to drop a class with a refund March 20, 2014 Last day to withdraw from a class with a grade of W Start watching the news, reading the newspaper and favorite blogs to begin identifying research topics of interest to you. Review topics on the following links: (Keep Taboo Topics for this course in mind as you select a topic)      http://libguides.reynolds.edu/content.php?pid=143803&sid=1277216 (JSRCC topic guide) http://www.gc.maricopa.edu/english/topicarg.html (excellent examples of thesis statements and research questions) http://www.idebate.org/index.php http://www.libraries.wvu.edu/ulib101/sampletopics.pdf http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0516/2005018778.html (this is a list of very BROAD topics; you will need to narrow down by developing a more focused research question) Readings  Introduction to class  Discussion of class projects listed in syllabus  Questions about the syllabus and assignments? Assignments

Week/Date Week 1 Tu 7 Jan

Beth Bensen-Barber Week/Date Th 9 Jan Readings

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2 Assignments 9 Jan: Information Literacy Pre-test by the end of class; click on Library Modules on the Course Menu in Blackboard; click on Pre-test link

 No reading assigned  In-class review of library modules and complete Information Literacy Pre-test

F 10 Jan Week 2 Tu 14 Jan

Last day to add a class.  “Analyzing Texts” (EN pp. 1-16 ) 14 Jan: Academic Honesty Agreement in Blackboard by midnight

Th 16 Jan

 “Analyzing Texts” (EN pp. 16-25)  Brown, “Doodler’s Unite!” (click on link to access and watch five minute video)  “Understanding Strategies of Persuasion” (EN pp. 2737)  Orbach, “Fat Is an Advertising Issue” (En pp. 386-389)  Pope et al, “Evolving Ideals of Male Body Image” (En pp. 395-402) Last day to drop a class with a refund.  “Understanding Strategies of Persuasion” (EN pp. 3743)  Mitchell, “Faith and Fashion” (En pp. 416-418)  Khameneh, “Tweets rom Iran” (En pp. 317-318)  No reading assigned  Continue discussion of rhetorical appeals and work on Rhetorical Analysis essay  No reading assigned  In-class peer review of Rhetorical Analysis

Week 3 Tu 21 Jan

W 22 Jan Th 23 Jan

Week 4 Tu 28 Jan

Th 30 Jan

30 Jan: Rough draft of Rhetorical Analysis essay in class 3-6 Feb: Complete draft of Rhetorical Analysis essay for

Week 5 Tu 4 Feb

Class canceled; attend individual conference; see conference schedule in BB

Beth Bensen-Barber Week/Date Th 6 Feb Week 6 Tu 11 Feb Readings

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3 Assignments individual conference 11 Feb: Final revision of Rhetorical Analysis essay in Blackboard by midnight

Class canceled; attend individual conference; see conference schedule in BB  “Composing Arguments” (EN pp. 45-58)  Skenazy, “Don’t Smile for the Cameras” (En pp. 486487)  “Composing Arguments” (EN pp. 59-70)  Friedman, “America’s Real Dream Team” (En pp. 548549)

Th 13 Feb

Note: You may access Library Modules by clicking on the links established in the course schedule or by going directly to each module by clicking on the “Library Modules” button in the Course Menu in Blackboard. For each module, you will see two links related to each module. The first link for each module will take you directly to that module on the Library Research Guide.

The second link for each module will take you to the assessment/quiz for that specific module.

Week 7 Tu 18 Feb

 “Planning and Proposing Research Arguments” (EN pp. 74-81)  Items a and b Library Module One  “Planning and Proposing Research Arguments” (EN pp. 81-91)  “Finding and Evaluating Research Sources” (EN pp. 93-100) 21 Feb: Assessment for Library Module One by midnight

Th 21 Feb

Week 8 Tu 25 Feb

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 Items a, b, and c in Library Module Two  Items a, b, c, and d in Library Module Three Th 27 Feb  “Finding and Evaluating Research Sources (EN pp. 101-112)  Items a, b, c, and d in Library Module Four  Items a, b, and c in Library Module Five  Items a and b in Library Module Six 27 Feb: Assessments for Library Modules Two and Three by midnight

Week 9 Tu 4 Mar

4 Mar: Assessments for Library Modules Four and Five by midnight 4 Mar: Research paper topic proposal in Blackboard by midnight 6 Mar: Assessment for Library Module Six.

Th 6 Mar

 “Organizing and Writing Research Arguments” (EN pp. 124-128)

~~ Spring Break: classes not in session 10 -16 Mar ~~ Week 10 Tu 18 Mar  “Avoiding Plagiarism and Documenting Sources” (EN pp. 147-165)  Items a, b, and c in Library Module Seven  Last day to withdraw from a class with a grade of W  Gladwell, “Something Borrowed” (click on link to access, print, and read article)  No reading assigned  In-class activity: research day and/or work on module assessments  No reading assigned  In-class activity: Peer review of annotated bib; research day 27 Mar: Draft of annotated bib; bring copies of source materials to class (books, scholarly articles, newspaper articles, etc.) 1 Apr: Final draft of Annotated Bibliography in 20 Mar: Assessment for Library Module Seven

Th 20 Mar

Week 11 Tu 25 Mar

Th 27 Mar

Week 12 Tu 1 Apr

 “Organizing and Writing Research Arguments” (EN pp. 114-120)

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5 Blackboard by midnight 3 Apr: Complete draft of research paper for individual conference 3 Apr: Post-test: Information Literacy Assessment due by midnight (go to Blackboard course site; click on Library Modules on the Course Menu, click on Post-test link) 8 Apr: Complete draft of research paper for individual conference 10 Apr: Final revision of research paper in Blackboard by midnight 15 Apr: At least five images you are considering using in your Visual Argument 17 Apr: Complete draft of Visual Argument with selfreflection essay for in-class peer review Due date will vary: Final draft of Visual Argument and Selfreflection essay for presentation

 Items a, b, and c in Library Module Seven Th 3 Apr  Class canceled; attend individual conference; see conference schedule in BB

Week 13 Tu 8 Apr

 Class canceled; attend individual conference; see conference schedule in BB

Th 10 Apr

 “Designing Arguments” (EN pp. 168-190)

Week 14 Tu 15 Apr

 “Delivering Presentations” (EN pp. 192-214)

Th 17 Apr

 In-class activity: Peer review of Visual Argument and self-reflection essay

Week 15 Tu 22 Apr Th 24 Apr

 Presentations  Presentations

Finals Wk

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 Finish presentations & class reflection (11:00 a.m.-1:40 p.m.)

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