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English 111 DL03/DL06 College Composition I Spring 2013 Syllabus

Contact/Course Information

Instructor: Beth Bensen-Barber Course Time: Virtual Classroom: Virtual Course Web site: http://bbensen-barber.com/2012springeng111/ Email: ebensen-barber@reynolds.edu Office: PRC, BH, Room 220B Office Phone: 804.523.5754

Office Hours MW 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. TuTh 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Virtual Office Hours: I will respond to emails and voice mails as quickly as possible. If you do not receive a response from me within 24 hours during the work week (M-F), please send another email or call my office phone again.

The best times to reach me in my PRC office by phone or in person are during my MW or TuTh scheduled office hours. Otherwise, please contact me by email.

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Textbooks and Purchase Materials

Johnson-Sheehan, Richard, and Charles Paine. Writing Today. Boston: Longman, 2010. Hacker, Diane. A Writer’s Reference. 7th ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2007. Note: Although I do not teach directly from A Writer’s Reference, please purchase a copy, as I will be referring you to sections as the semester progresses. Additionally, please do not sell A Writer’s Reference to the bookstore at the end of the semester. It is likely you will continue to use this handbook as a resource throughout your college career and you will definitely refer to it in Eng 112. A good handbook is a valuable tool to refer to even when not taking a composition class.

Additional Purchase Materials: Required: (free) An open mind and willingness to take on new challenges. Required: (free) A WordPress blog account. Sign up at the following URL: https://wordpress.com/ (You will find further instructions in the Assignments “Blog Posts” folder in Blackboard) Required: (free) A VoiceThread account. Register at the following URL: https://voicethread.com/login/?ReturnUrl=%2Fmyvoice%2F Required: Since we are in a computer classroom, you will need to purchase—and bring to class—a thumb drive, flash drive or other plug-in device for saving documents regularly. Required: Reliable Internet connectivity outside of the college. Required: Reliable access to Microsoft Office 2007/2010 or equivalent technology. Recommended: A collegiate dictionary and thesaurus. Recommended: 3-ring binder or 2-pocket folder to file class handouts.

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Course Description

Prerequisites: To register for this course, students must have a placement recommendation for ENG 111 or placement recommendation for co-requisites ENG 111 and ENF 3. ENG 111 is a prerequisite for ENG 112. ENG 111 develops the skills students possess prior to entering college-level writing courses and prepares students for academic and professional communication. Students will produce texts that reflect critical thinking and knowledge of writing processes, rhetoric, and digital technologies. English 111 will also introduce students to research processes. General Course Goals By the end of ENG 111, students shall Adapt the writing process to a variety of tasks, formats, genres, and rhetorical situations. Produce texts that are grounded in evidence and formally documented. Model and apply academic integrity and appropriate use of others’ ideas and feedback in producing effective communication. Demonstrate improved written and oral communication skills. Use digital and print technologies to compose, to research, and to disseminate texts. Rhetorical Knowledge By the end of ENG 111, students shall Demonstrate a clear understanding of the rhetorical situation, including purpose, context, audience, and genre. Adapt voice, tone, and level of formality to a variety of rhetorical situations. Use conventions of format, structure, design, and documentation appropriate to the rhetorical situation. Analyze texts to describe how and why writers use rhetorical devices. Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing By the end of ENG 111, students shall Use writing and reading for inquiry, learning, thinking, and communicating. Integrate their own ideas with those of others in appropriately documented texts. Produce reflective texts, including but not limited to memos, letters, journals, blogs, lists, and threaded discussions. Read, summarize, and respond to a variety of non-fiction texts. Process By the end of ENG 111, students shall

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Employ effective writing processes to include pre-writing, peer-reviewing drafts, and revising. Demonstrate reflection on individual communication processes. Produce at least 4500 words (approximately 15 pages) of informal and 3600 words (approximately 12 pages) of formal writing. Edit their writing with consideration to surface features such as syntax, usage, punctuation, and spelling that are appropriate for the rhetorical situation. Oral Communication Skills By the end of ENG 111, students shall Participate in interactive discussions, peer reviews, and oral presentations. Use non-verbal cues as an essential aspect of self-presentation. Demonstrate use of active listening skills. Digital Technologies By the end of ENG 111, students shall Use electronic environments for drafting, reviewing, revising, editing, and sharing texts. Locate, evaluate, organize, and use research material collected from a variety of modes to include print, digital, aural, and visual sources, including scholarly library databases and informal digital networks. Disseminate texts in both print and digital forms (may include written, aural, and visual modes).

Course Requirements

Please note that this course is NOT self-paced. You will be responsible for weekly readings and postings in Blackboard. You will also be responsible for completing several writing assignments, all with specific due dates. Please see the course schedule below and the Due Dates button on the Course Menu in Blackboard for additional details. Technology Requirements: To be successful in this class, you must have access to a computer which is connected to the Internet. Most of your readings will come from your textbook; however, some of the required readings, as well as all assignments will be available only through the Internet; more specifically, you will need access to Blackboard, the online course management platform in use by JSRCC to remain abreast of assignments, deadlines, etc. (See below for more information about Blackboard.) I will be uploading some reading assignments in Adobe.pdf; please ensure you have the ability to read and print documents using Adobe Reader. Minimum technology requirements for the course:

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High-Speed Internet connection WordPress blog: https://wordpress.com/ VoiceThread account: https://voicethread.com/login/?ReturnUrl=%2Fmyvoice%2F Web browser (Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, etc.) Microsoft Office 2010 or equivalent program Word Processing Program equivalent to MS Word. PowerPoint Adobe Reader Adobe Flash Player Media Player If you do not have Adobe installed on your computer, download a free program from the JSRCC Academic Computing Support page. Click on Adobe Reader to access and download the free program. You are not required to use MS Office 2010; however, do keep in mind that compatibility issues may arise, especially for Mac users. If you are using a word processing program other than MS Word, please save your word processed documents in .docx, .doc, or .rtf (Rich Text Format). Click on the following link for instructions on saving documents in RTF:
http://www.ehow.com/how_2133238_save-rich-text-format-rtf.html

Please note that saving in file extensions other than .docx, .doc, or .rtf might result in a grade of zero if I am not able to open documents.

Attendance Policy: Attendance is included in your class participation grade, which is worth 5% of your semester grade. I do not calculate your attendance grade until the end of the semester. Although this is a Distance Learning course, I will be monitoring your contributions to Blackboard's Discussion Board (see details about Blackboard below) and will consider your participation in Discussion Board as attending class. As a conscientious student and as a student involved in a community of learners, you are required to participate regularly. I will check attendance in this online course weekly and will base your attendance on the timely submission or posting of assignments due for the week or by your logging onto the Blackboard site. However, simply logging into Blackboard does not constitute attending class; you must also complete assignments and participate in Discussion Board. Excused vs. Unexcused Absences: I appreciate receiving emails concerning an absence; however, simply sending an email, presenting a note from a doctor or lawyer, or discussing your absence with me do not excuse missed classes. An absence is an absence. To be fair to all students, I do not differentiate between excused or unexcused absences. I do not have a maximum number of absences, but should you abuse this policy, you could jeopardize your final semester grade. Use your absences wisely.

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Per JSRCC’s College Attendance Policy 1-3 (found in the JSRCC Student Handbook), you will be involuntarily withdrawn from the course to receive a full refund for failure to attend class by the 15% attendance drop deadline (25 Jan 2013) if you have not participated in class activities at least once prior to this date. You will also be involuntarily withdrawn and receive a grade of W if you stop attending class for a period of two weeks by the final 60% attendance drop deadline (25 Mar 2013. If applicable, these actions could impact your financial aid. Should you need to miss an inordinate number of classes, you might consider withdrawing from the course or risk receiving a failing grade at the end of the semester. Students with Disabilities: Per JSRCC’s college policy 1-15, Eligibility of Students with Disabilities to Receive Accommodations (found in the JSRCC Student Handbook), special services/accommodations are provided to assist students in accessing programs and activities offered by the college. Should you require special needs, please register with the Office of Student Accommodations (Downtown Campus 804.523.5628, or Parham Road Campus and Western Campus 804.523.5289). Please provide documentation of your disability. Student Conduct: In order to achieve the best learning environment possible for this class, JSRCC administrators, faculty, and staff expect students to adhere to the highest behavioral standards. All forms of disruptive behavior will not be tolerated in this course. Disruptive behavior can be defined as behavior that interferes with the teaching and learning process. As such, any disruptive behavior will be addressed by the instructor and/or reported to the Vice President of Student Affairs for judicial processing. In addition, please note that three (3) incidents of disruptive behavior may result in a zero for participation in your overall grade. Single incidents that are severe will result in the loss of participation credit for the course (i.e. earning a failing grade). Should your behavior become disruptive, I reserve the right to file a Behavior Intervention Referral Form in the Office of Student Affairs. Please review policy number 2-18 (Classroom Interruptions) in the JSRCC Student Handbook for further details. If you have any questions regarding the JSRCC Student Conduct policy (Policy 1-35), please refer to the JSRCC Student Handbook online, or contact the Office of Student Affairs at 804.523.5296. Peer Reviews/Workshops: I have scheduled three online peer review workshops to improve your editing and proofreading skills. Failure to participate on scheduled peer review days/weeks will result in a zero for the day’s/week’s assignment, and a decrease of one letter grade on your final paper grade (equivalent to 10% of your final paper grade). You will be uploading COMPLETED DRAFTS through Blackboard; uploading an incomplete draft will result in a zero for the peer review assignment, and a decrease of one letter grade on your final paper grade. Unless otherwise stated, peer reviews may not be accomplished outside of Blackboard. If you have a legitimate, documented reason for not attending a peer review session or workshop, I will gladly make other arrangements to assist you with making up your missed participation. However, you must notify me at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled peer review workshop date. An accepted substitution procedure is for you to attend a documented and scheduled tutoring session in one of the Academic Support Centers at the Parham Road, Downtown, or Western campuses. Schedule and attend a tutoring session at the location most convenient for you.

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Academic Honesty/Plagiarism: Plagiarism is not acceptable. Students who plagiarize will either receive a failing grade on the assignment or fail the course; students may also be reported to the Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Vice President of Academic Affairs, and Vice President of Student Affairs for disciplinary action and for the filing of a Behavior Intervention Referral Form. Per the current JSRCC College Catalog, “J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College subscribes to the notion of academic honesty and integrity as it relates to students’ behavior within the classroom or with assignments and examinations. J. Sargeant Reynolds Policy 1-34, Academic Honesty, outlines those behaviors that are unacceptable at the institution, as well as procedures guiding the finding of fact. Any student who is found to have violated the policy will be subject to disciplinary action which could result in sanctions from a failing grade on the assignment or class, to expulsion from the institution” (36). Please consult policy number 1-34 (Academic Honesty) in the JSRCC Student Handbook for complete details and definitions of academic dishonesty and plagiarism. SafeAssignment: SafeAssignment is a program designed to scan student documents for instances of plagiarism. I will be asking you to submit your work through SafeAssignment periodically during the semester. Occasionally, I will submit a document myself if I suspect a questionable text. It is not my intent to “catch” students plagiarizing; rather, it is my desire to use SafeAssignment as a learning tool to ensure you understand your responsibilities. Should SafeAssignment identify instances of plagiarism, In most caess, I will send formal notification of a first violation and offer the opportunity to revise the assignment. However, severe and subsequent violations will result in automatic failure from the class and the filing of a Behavior Intervention Referral Form. Blackboard: Blackboard is the online course management platform in use at JSRCC that will supplement Eng 111. In addition to accessing the course syllabus and assignments, you will write responses to reading assignments from assigned textbooks, to handouts, to electronic reading assignments, etc. You will compose responses and participate in class discussion in forums in Blackboard’s Discussion Board. Forums will open each Sunday and close at midnight each Monday. Assignment submission links will become available in the Submit Assignments folder and prior to the due date; each submission link will close at midnight on the due date. Please ensure that you post by the due date and due time to avoid the limited access that occurs after due dates. Due dates and times are listed on the course schedule, in the Due Dates button on the Course Menu, and on assignment sheets. Check Blackboard often for updates and changes to the schedule or to assignments. Email: Per JSRCC policy, all faculty must communicate with their students using their college email accounts. Please develop a habit of checking your college accounts often, as I will communicate with you using only your JSRCC email addresses. Your email accounts became active when you were assigned a user name and password. Go to My JSRCC Log-in for access to your email account, Blackboard, etc.

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General Classroom Guidelines: Eng 111 is a course that requires A LOT of writing and reading. Incorporate ample time into your schedules to complete assignments in a timely manner. Since this course is labor intensive, missed assignments will be difficult to make up. Please carefully track due dates on the on the course schedule, in the Due Dates button on the Course Menu, and on assignment sheets. Should you find you are falling behind or are having problems, please contact me as soon as possible. Monitor your progress regularly to avoid any possible downfalls. Assignments: Word process all assignments. Most assignments are due in Blackboard by midnight on the due date; otherwise, they are due at the beginning of class. I will not accept a late paper if you turn it in after I have returned graded papers. I usually take two weeks to grade a batch of papers. You are allowed ONE late assignment during the semester; otherwise, I do not accept late assignments. Use this policy wisely. Technology problems are NOT an excuse for multiple late assignments!

While I understand problems that occur when using technology, it is your responsibility to complete assignments well in advance of due dates to avoid last minute issues like malfunctioning printers or crashing computers that might prevent turning in assignments in a timely fashion. Save your work on disc, thumb drive, flash drive, etc. OFTEN. Should your home computers fail, you have access to the college computer labs on all three campuses. Follow the Schedule of Assignments carefully, and check Blackboard often for announcements of changes or adjustments to assignments to ensure adequate preparation for all class assignments. In addition to printing hard copies of the syllabus and assignments and saving these in a binder or folder, it is probably a good idea to keep all graded and ungraded assignments in an electronic folder on your desktop and on your plug-in device, as you will refer to returned assignments over the semester. Class Climate Survey: Reynolds uses Class Climate to collect student evaluations of faculty. Toward the end of the semester, expect an e-mail message in your JSRCC e-mail account from sender name "Class Climate Survey" inviting you to participate in an online survey to evaluate the effectiveness of your class. You will receive a separate e-mail message for each course section in which you are enrolled. Each e-mail message contains a password-protected link to the online survey. By clicking this link, your password is automatically recognized, and you are able to respond anonymously to the survey. After completing the survey, you will receive a confirmation message, via e-mail.

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Grading Posting of Grades to Blackboard’s Gradebook: I usually take two weeks to grade a batch of papers. I will post grades, commented papers, grading videos, and rubrics (when required) when I complete grading an entire classes’ worth of an assignment. During this course you will write six essays ranging from 300 to 1800 words/three (3) to six (6) pages: Short Literacy Narrative, Literacy Narrative, Rave, Movie Review, Pitch, and A Modest Proposal. Your final assignment will be a portfolio in your WordPress blog and in which you include the following: a reflective essay in which you discuss your writing experiences and how they relate to course learning outcomes and the rhetorical situation; a representation of your works for the semester.

Word process all major and minor writing assignments. Unless otherwise stated, all assignments will be due by midnight in your blog site or in Blackboard on assigned due dates. To ensure preparedness for each assignment and for your final portfolio, it will be helpful for you to create a folder on your flash drives or hard drives for each assignment. Save all documents pertaining to each assignment in their respective folders for easy access when submitting final portfolios.

In addition to writing formal essays, there will be several in-class writing assignments, journal entries, quizzes on assigned readings, and worksheets. All assignments will count toward your final grade. Assignments: Assignments Weekly Discussion Board Responses (Responses and assignments completed in Blackboard) Percentages Due Dates (%) 10 By midnight each Friday (your original response) and Monday (responses to two classmates) 0 By midnight Jan 11 10 Jan 21 (SLN), Feb 11 (Rave), Mar 18 (Pitch)

Diagnostic Assignment Class Blog: Three entries pertaining to essays 1, 2, and 3.

Bensen-Barber Essay #1: Literacy Narrative (Describe and explain your journey to literacy)

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Essay #2: Movie Review (Analyze a movie of your choice) Essay #3: A Modest Proposal (propose a satirical solution to a social problem) Modest Proposal Presentation Essay #4: Portfolio (End-of-semester portfolio in which you compile and reflect on your writing) Attendance (calculated at the end of the semester) Total Percentage Points Letter Grade A+ A AB+ B BC+ C CD+ D DF

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100 Percentages 99-100 94-98 90-93 89 84-88 80-83 79 74-78 70-73 69 64-68 60-63 59 and below

Revisions: You may revise any of the first three major essays (Literacy Narrative, Movie Review, A Modest Proposal), provided you turn in the essays on the assigned due date, and provided you return revised essays to me within two weeks after you receive the initial graded essay. Turn in revised essays as email attachments. I will average the two grades; if you earn a 75% on the first essay and an 85% on the revision, your final essay grade will be an 80%.

Simply correcting errors I have pointed out in your essay does not count. For example, if I have highlighted and commented on problems with fragments, don’t assume that I have highlighted all fragments. Try to find similar errors and correct them. Or, if you have problems developing your ideas, make note of my comments, make revisions based on those

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comments, and look for additional ideas that might need development. Also, do not hesitate to talk to me about revisions. I am more than happy to schedule an appointment to meet with you to clarify my comments or provide assistance with grammar, development of ideas, etc. Avoid waiting until the last two weeks of the semester to try to complete revisions. I will not accept revisions if the due date has passed and waiting until the final weeks of the semester is not an effective means to improve your writing skills and your grade. Take advantage of this revision policy early in the semester.

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

All reading assignments are due on the weeks they are listed on the schedule below. You are responsible for completing all assigned readings prior to listening to or reading lectures and prior to participating in Discussion Board. Each reading assignment is preceded by the word “Read.” Also note that assignment due dates are preceded by the boldfaced word “Due” on their due dates.

Linked titles = electronic readings. Click on links to access and read t essays.

WT = Writing Today

Please note that the icons and images depicted below visually identify the medium used to submit assignments.

continue to next page for complete course schedule

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Reading Assignments/Activities (This schedule is subject to change) Week 1: January 7 Due: Diagnostic assignments in Blackboard’s “Submit Assignments” by midnight on Friday, January 11 Due: Week One’s original Discussion Board (DB) response by midnight on Friday, January 11.

Read: “Getting Started” (WT, pp. 2-11) Read: “Topic, Angle, Purpose” (WT, pp. 12-21) Read: “Readers, Contexts, and Rhetorical Situations” (WT, pp. 22-33) Note: Always check the “Lectures” button on the Course Menu to ensure you read, listen to, or view appropriate lectures and assignments for each week’s readings. After checking “Lectures” move on to “Discussion Board.”

Friday, January 11: Last day to add a class Week 2: January 14 Due: Week One’s DB response to two classmates by midnight on Monday, January 14. Due: Week Two’s original DB response by midnight on Friday, January 18. Read: “Memoirs” (WT, pp. 36-56) Read: Vega, “ Tom’s Essay” (click on link to access and read article) Read: “Inventing Ideas and Prewriting” (WT, pp. 328-340) Note: Your first of three blog posts is due by midnight on Monday, January 21. Review instructions for how to create your WordPress blog in the Blog folder in Assignments in Blackboard. Please feel free to contact me and/or schedule a face-to-face appointment with me for assistance with creating your blog.

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Due: 300-600 word micro genre (Short Lit Narr) in your blog site by midnight on Monday January 21

Due: Week Two’s DB response to two classmates by midnight on Monday, January 21. Due: Week Three’s original DB response by midnight on Friday, January 25. Read: “Drafting Introductions and Conclusions” (pp. 392-399) Read: “Developing Paragraphs and Sections” (pp. 400-411) Read: “Using Basic Rhetorical Patterns” (WT, pp. 412-415) Read: “Paragraph” (click on link to access and read article, including the six links within the article)

Wednesday, January 23: Last day to drop a class with a refund Week 4: January 28 Due: Week Three’s DB response to two classmates by midnight on Monday, January 28. Due: Complete draft of Literacy Narrative in Week 4’s DB for online peer review session by midnight on Wednesday, January 30.

Due: Peer Review response emails to peer review partners and instructor by midnight on Friday, February 1. Read: “Revising and Editing” (pp. 373-389) Read: In “Lectures,” read the sample peer review response letter and peer review tips. Please model your peer review responses after the samples. Note: Upload your essays into the Peer Review Discussion Board Forum for Week Four. Please follow instructions as outlined in the forum. Week 5: February 4 Due: Final revision of Literacy Narrative essay in Blackboard by midnight on Monday, February 4 Due: Week Five’s original DB response by midnight on Friday, February 8.

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Read: “Reviews” (pp. 78-101) Read: “Harry Potter’s Girl Trouble” (WT, pp. 629-631) Read: “Review: Twilight” (WT, pp. 636-638) Note: Early this week, select and watch a movie of your choice to write your Rave and Movie Review. You might need to watch the movie more than once; take careful notes as you view the film. Make note of the characters’ names and roles in the film, the plot structure, significant events, etc. Write down quotations or lines that you think might support any claims you make about the film. Consider comparisons you might be able to make to a piece of literature, another film, a historical event, etc. Week 6: February 11 Due: 300-600 word micro genre (The Rave) of movie of your choice in your blog site by midnight on Monday, February 11.

Due: Week Five’s DB response to two classmates by midnight on Monday, February 11. Due: Week Six’s original DB response by midnight on Friday, February 15. Read: Kaling, “Flick Chicks: A Guide to Women in the Movies” (click on link to access and read article) Read: “Choosing a Style” (WT, pp. 348-357) Read: “Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Citing Sources” (WT, pp. 477-490) Note: Lectures this week will relate to MLA documentation style. Please consult pp. 491-515 in Writing Today and pp. 353-412 in A Writer’s Reference. Week 7: February 18 Due: Week Six’s DB response to two classmates by midnight on Monday, February 18. Due: Week Seven’s original DB response by midnight on Friday, February 22. Read: Denby, “Going Native: ‘Avatar’ and Sherlock Holmes’”; “Dream Factory: Inception” (click on links to access and read articles) Read: Roger Ebert Reviews (click on link to access and read a review of the movie you are analyzing; conduct a search in the search window)

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After clicking on the Roger Ebert link, type your movie title in the search window, then click "Go"

Week 8: February 25 Due: Week Seven’s DB response to two classmates by midnight on Monday, February 25. Due: Complete draft of Movie Review for online peer review session by midnight on Wednesday, February 27.

Due: Peer Review response emails by midnight on Friday, March 1. Read: In “Lectures,” read the sample peer review response letter and peer review tips. Please model your peer review responses after the samples. Note: Upload your essays into the Peer Review Discussion Board Forum for Week Eight. Please follow instructions as outlined in the forum. Week 9: March 4 Due: Final revision of Movie Review in Blackboard by midnight on Monday, March 4.

Read: “Proposals” (WT, pp. 247-285) Read: Swift, “A Modest Proposal”(WT, pp. 755-760) Read: Whitty, “Diet for a Warm Planet” (WT, pp. 742-746) Read: “Starting Research” (WT, pp. 450-459)

~~ Spring Break: classes not in session 11-17 Mar ~~ Week 10: March 18 Due: 300-600 word micro genre (The Pitch) related to Modest Proposal in your blog site by midnight on Monday, March 18.

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Read: “The Writing Process Is Bounded by Two Contrary Actions: Believing and Doubting” (click on link to access and read article) Read: “Finding Sources and Collecting Information” (WT, pp. 460-476) Read: “Using MLA Style” (WT, pp. 491-515)

Thursday, March 21: Last day to withdraw from a class with a grade of W. Week 11: March 25 Read/Listen to: “Witness for the Poo-secution” (Click on link to listen to a 14 minute podcast of This American Life radio show. After listening to or fast forwarding through the request for a donation, fast forward to 32:01, Act Three “Witness for the Poosecution.”)

Fast forward by left clicking on the time line and moving the time to 32:01.

Note: This week’s “reading” assignment is quite light. Continue conducting research and working on writing your Modest Proposal essays. Please don’t hesitate to email me or call me with your questions or concerns. Week 12: April 1 Due: Complete draft of Modest Proposal for online peer review session by midnight on Wednesday, April 3

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Due: Peer Review response emails by midnight on Friday, April 5. Read: In “Lectures,” read the sample peer review response letter and peer review tips. Please model your peer review responses after the samples. Note: Upload your essays into the Peer Review Discussion Board Forum for Week Twelve. Please follow instructions as outlined in the forum. Week 13: April 8 Due: Final revision of Modest Proposal essay in Blackboard by midnight on Monday, April 8.

Read: “Presenting Your Work” (WT, pp. 573-585) Note: Your reading is again quite light this week. Please use this time wisely, as you work on your presentations. Week 14: April 15 Assignment Due: Modest Proposal presentations in VoiceThread; upload by midnight on Monday, April 15

Note: Please follow instructions in Week 14’s DB forum for presenting in VoiceThread. Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions or assistance. Week 15: April 22 Read: “Creating a Portfolio” (WT, pp. 550-561) Finals Week Due: Electronic Portfolios with reflection in your blog site by midnight on Monday, April 29

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