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ESL

115 Fall 2015 Course Syllabus


Class Day

Date

Lesson Topics
Unit 1: Diagnostic Analysis

Proposed Due Dates

8/24
M

Introduction to course, Discussion of Diagnostic


Exam, Ice-breaker

8/26
W

Diagnostic Exam (50 minutes)

8/28
F

Module 1.1 Communication Model & Writing


Across Borders

Assign: Reflection #1

8/31
M

Module 1.2 Audience & Purpose Writer's Help


Instruction

9/2
W

Module 1.3 Thesis Statements

9/4
F

Module 1.4 Strengthening arguments

9/7
M

Module 1.5 Coherece: Intro & Transitions

Assign: New Draft of Thesis +


Body Paragraphs

9/9
W

Module 1.5 Coherence: Cohesive Devices

9/11
F

Module 1.6 PIE

DUE: New Draft of Thesis+Body


Paragraphs

10

9/14
M

Module 1.7 Introductions & Conclusions

11

9/16
W

Module 1.8 Academic Style

12

9/18
F

Module 1.9 Comma Usage

Assign: Complete Draft for Peer


Perception

13

9/21
M

Module 1.10 Peer Perception Training

14

9/23
W

Module 1.10 Peer Perception


[Online] Module 2.1 Avoiding Plagiarism (10 min)
Unit 2: Pre-Research

15

9/25
F

Module 2.2 Paraphrasing


[Online] Module 2.1 Avoiding Plagiarism Cont'd

16

9/28
M

Module 2.3 Overview of Research Papers

17

9/30
W

Plagiarism Prevention Tutorial Certification Test


(in-class)

18

10/2
F

Module 2.4.1 Choosing a Topic

Assign: Reflection 2: Pre-


Research Portfolio

19

10/5
M

Module 2.4.2 Choosing a Topic

Assign: Topic Proposal & Con-


cept Map

20

10/7
W

Module 2.5 Pre-research

21

10/9
F

Module 2.6 In-depth Pre-research: Critical Think-


ing

22

10/12
M

Module 2.7 Research Paper Thesis Statements

23

10/14
W

Module 2.8 Rough Outline

24

10/16
F

Library Day
Unit 3: Annotated Bibliography


25

10/19
M

Module 3.1 Source Reliability

26

10/21
W

Module 3.2 Source Relevancy

27

10/23
F

Module 3.3 Choosing Sources & Refining the Topic

DUE: Final Draft of Diagnostic


Revision


Assign: Pre-Research Portfolio


Due: Topic Proposal & Concept
Map

10/26
M

Module 3.4 Reflective Writing

10/28
W

Module 3.5 Introduction to the Annotated Bibli-


ography

29

10/30
F

Module 3.6.1 Summarizing Sources

30

11/2
M

Module 3.6.2 Summarizing Sources

31

11/4
W

Module 3.7 Reference Page Citations

28

Unit 4: Writing the Research Paper

Assign: Reflection #3
Assign: Annotated Bibliography

32

11/6
F

Module 4.1.1 Source Synthesis: Using a Matrix

33

11/9
M

Module 4.1.2 Source Synthesis: Language & work-


shop

34

11/11
W

Module 4.2 Avoiding Plagiarism: Quoting & Re-


view of Paraphrasing

35

11/13
F

Module 4.3 Avoiding Plagiarism: In-text Citations

36

11/16
M

Module 4.4 Research Paper Introductions

37

11/18
W

Module 4.5 Research Paper Conclusions

38

11/20
F

Module 4.6 APA Research Paper Formatting

Assign: IRP



DUE: A few body paragraphs

Fall Break 2015 - Saturday, November 21st until Sunday, November 29th, 2015
39

40

11/3 Elective Topic


0 Options: 1) Academic Emails 2) Writing Concisely
M 3) Titles 4) Word Choices (COCA)

12/2
Module 4.7 Peer Perception + ICES
W

DUE: Nearly Com-


plete/Complete 1st draft

41

12/4
Individual ConferencesNO CLASS
F

42

12/7
Individual ConferencesNO CLASS
M

DUE: IRP At instructors con-


venience