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Syllabus Fall 2013
English 111 15PR College Composition I Fall 2013 Syllabus
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. Office Hours MW 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. TuTh 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.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.
Instructor: Beth Bensen-Barber Course Time: TuTh 9:30–10:45 a.m. Classroom: PRC, MLTC, Room 210 Email: email@example.com Office: PRC, BH, Room 220B Office Phone: 804.523.5754
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Textbooks and Purchase Materials
Required Purchase Textbooks
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Blau, Susan, and Kathryn Burak. Writing in the Works. 3rd ed. Australia: Wadsworth/Cengage, 2013. 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/ (Further instructions provided during class time and closer to submission of first blog entry) 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. MAC Users: Feel free to bring your Apple laptops to class and use them, but be aware of compatibility issues that often arise in a PC environment and when using Blackboard.
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
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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 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
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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).
WARNING: This class is a reading-, writing-, thinking-, listening-, and speaking- intensive course that supports a cell-phone-free environment. Please review the JSRCC Student Handbook to familiarize yourselves with the college Learning Environment Principals. Eng 111 requires you to be present both in mind and body. Expect to participate in class discussion, collaborate with classmates, compose drafts in class, conduct freewriting, and share your writing with classmates. With this in mind, in order to keep up with the fast pace of this course, it is imperative that you attend class regularly and remain abreast of readings and assignments. Attendance Policy: Attendance is included in your class participation grade, which is worth 10% of your semester grade. I do not calculate your attendance grade until the end of the semester. Please keep in mind that if the class meets for 45 sessions and you are absent ten times, you will receive 35 out of 45 points, which is equivalent to a C or 78%. As a conscientious student and as a student involved in a community of learners, you are required to attend class regularly. Arriving more than five (5) minutes late will result in a tardy; three (3) late arrivals will result in one (1) absence. Likewise, departing from class more than five minutes before dismissal will also result in a tardy. Do not use class time to notify me about absences, late arrivals, or early departures. Speak with me either before or after class or see me during my scheduled office hours. 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 (10 Sep 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 (31 Oct 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. Withdrawal Policy: Before withdrawing from the course, please contact me to discuss your academic standing in the class. Also, prior to withdrawing, contact a financial aid specialist to discuss any potential impact a withdrawal may have on your eligibility for financial aid. Withdrawals also count as an “attempt” and may therefore impact your ability to take a repeated course (see Repeated Course Policy). After the add/drop period, a student may withdraw without academic penalty, and receive a grade of "W," if withdrawal is officially completed prior to the “last date to withdraw” listed on Course Schedule and in the Course Syllabus. Please refer to the Policy 1-10 Student Initiated Withdrawal for withdrawal procedures and specifics. Important: If you decide not to complete the course you must officially withdraw from the course by following the stated procedures in the College Catalogue. After the “last date to withdraw,” I will consider extenuating circumstances on a case by case basis. However, you must contact me within one week of circumstances. Repeated Course Policy: “Students are normally limited to two (2) enrollments in the same course. Prior to registering to take a course for a third time, students must submit a completed Request to Repeat Course Form with all required approvals, and documentation of extenuating circumstances to a campus Student Success Center. Repeat approval is not required for certain exempted courses, and all attempted hours and grade points for these courses will be calculated in the GPA.” (College Catalogue) Student Conduct Policy: 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. Please review Student Conduct Policy 1-35 for further details. Types of behavior viewed as disruptive in this class include but are not limited to the following: talking during lectures; cell phones ringing in the middle of a lecture; exiting class to respond to a cell phone call; sending or responding to texts during class; arriving to class late; departing class early;
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arguing with other students in the class; speaking rudely to instructor or classmates; sleeping in class; computer classroom (unless required for in-class work): surfing the net for info not relevant to the day’s course work; checking email during class time; accessing and participating in activities on social networking sites (i.e. Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, etc.). 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. Electronic Devices Policy: Unless required for in-class work, any electronic sound devices, with or without earphones, such as iPods, laptops, pagers, cellular telephones, electronic games, portable televisions, radio/tape players, etc. are prohibited in classrooms, laboratories, and Learning Resource Centers and should be turned off. Please review the JSRCC Student Handbook, policy number 2-19 (Electronic Devices on Campus) for further details. Stow cell phones, laptops, and listening devices in purses or back packs. Should you forget to turn off your cell phone and it rings or vibrates, quickly turn it off without being disruptive to the class. Listening to portable iPods and/or answering your cell phone in class or walking out of class to answer your cell phone will result in the filing of a Behavior Intervention Referral Form. No exceptions. Academic Honesty/Plagiarism Policy: 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
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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. 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 violations of plagiarism, I will send you formal notification of a first violation before filing a Behavior Incident Referral Form. Please understand that if you do not contact me, I will make note of this on Behavior Incident Referral Form. In some instances I will offer you the opportunity to revise your work. Subsequent violations of plagiarism will result in automatic failure from the class and the filing of a Behavior Incident Referral Form with the Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Vice President of Academic Affairs, and Vice President of Student Affairs. Email Policy: Per JSRCC Policy 1-8, email is the official method of communication. 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. Late Assignment Policy: 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 without penalty during the semester; otherwise, I do not accept late assignments. Use this policy wisely. I will not accept a late paper if you turn it in after I have returned graded papers. 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
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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. 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. For further details go to the following URL: http://www.reynolds.edu/studentaffairs/accom.htm Peer Reviews/Workshops: I will schedule periodic peer review workshops to improve your editing and proofreading skills. Failure to attend class on scheduled peer review days will result in an absence, a zero for the day’s assignment, and a decrease of one letter grade on your final paper grade (equivalent to 10% of your grade). Bring a COMPLETE DRAFT on peer review days; arriving without a copy of your paper or with an incomplete draft will result in dismissal from class for the day, in turn resulting in an absence, a zero for the day’s assignment, and a decrease of one letter grade on your final paper grade. Unless otherwise stated, peer reviews may not be accomplished outside of class. Conferences/Workshops: I plan to schedule at least two (2) conferences and/or workshops to monitor your progress. Failure to attend a conference/workshop will count as two (2) absences, as I will be canceling one week’s worth of classes, which is equivalent to two class meetings. Arrive on time for your scheduled conference/workshop and bring a COMPLETED DRAFT of your paper. Arriving without a copy of your paper or with an incomplete draft will result in your final paper grade being lowered by one letter grade (equivalent to 10% of your grade). If you have a legitimate, documented reason for not attending a peer review session, conference, 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.
Blackboard: Blackboard is the online course management platform in use at JSRCC that will supplement Eng 112. In addition to accessing the course syllabus and assignments, you will write in-class and out-of-class responses to reading assignments in assigned textbooks, to handouts, to electronic reading assignments, etc. Responses may be in the form of freewriting sessions, journal topics, and out-of-class writing assignments in Blackboard. Please be aware
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that I will provide hard copies of assignment sheets, but not all supporting documents; you will be able to access copies by clicking on Blackboard’s “Course Documents” button on the Course Menu to enter the appropriate folder to print and read copies. Check Blackboard often for updates and changes to the schedule or to assignments. 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. 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. Emergency Preparedness: (Program the numbers below into your cell phone) Campus Police: PRC – 523-5219, DTC – 523-5472, WC – 523-5407 Chief of Police and Security Services: Garth Wheeler – 523-5239 College Safety Manager: Pamela Hicks – 523-5722 IN CASE OF EMERGENCY DIAL – 5911 (College Police Dispatcher) The 5911 number can be dialed directly from the College’s IP phone system.
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. Click on the following URL for a video tutorial of how to access and navigate through MyGRades: http://ondemand.blackboard.com/r91/movies/bb91_student_checking_grades.htm
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During this course you will write six essays ranging from 300 to 1800 words/three (3) to six (6) pages: Short Profile Essay, Profile Essay, Rave Movie Review, Movie Review, Pitch Proposal Essay, and A Modest Proposal Essay. 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. Graded Assignments: Assignments Class Blog: Three entries pertaining to essays 1, 2, and 3. Essay #1: Profile Essay (Interview a person pertaining to their career or hobby choices) 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 Percentages Due Dates (%) 5 10 Sep (SPE), 1 Oct (Rave), 22 Oct (Pitch) 15 24 Sep by midnight (final revision) 15 15 Oct by midnight (final revision) 20 12 Nov by midnight (final revision) 10 19 or 21 Nov; 3 or 5 Dec 25 10 17 Dec during exam time (8:00 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.)
Bensen-Barber Grading Scale: Letter Grade A+ A AB+ B BC+ C CD+ D DF
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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
Incomplete Policy: I will consider assigning incomplete (I) grades if students have a legitimate, documented reason. I will assign an incomplete (I) if students have less than four absences and have completed at least 75% of the course work. Revision Policy: 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 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. Continue to next page for Calendar/Schedule of Assignments
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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 preceded by the word “Read” and appear in the “Readings/Assignments” column. Also note that assignment due dates appear in the “Assignments Due” column.
Linked titles = electronic readings. Click on links to access and read essays.
WITW = Writing in the Works
This schedule is subject to change.
Date Week 1 Th 22 Aug Week 2 Tu 27 Aug
Introduction to Course; introduction to Blackboard Last day to add a class Read: “The Writer’s Process” (WITW, pp. 21-26) Read: My Name essay assignment sheet given to you on 23 August Read: “The Rhetorical Situation” (WITW, pp. 2-19) Read: audience, purpose, context, voice, media (click on links to access readings) Read: King, "On Writing" (WITW, p.42-43) Read: “The Writer’s Process” (WITW, pp. 31-
No assignments due this week 27 Aug: Diagnostic essay in Blackboard by midnight
Th 29 Aug
29 Aug: Academic Honesty Agreement in Blackboard by midnight
Week 3 Tu 3 Sep
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37) Read: paragraphs, introductions, conclusions (click on links to access readings) Th 5 Sep Read: “Writing About Others: Profiles” (WITW, pp. 171-192) Last day to drop a class with refund Review: “Anatomy of a Profile” (WITW, pp. 175-178) Read: Falla, “The Top Drill Instructor in Boot Camp 101” (WITW, pp. 193-196) Read: Matthai, “A Fine Balance: The Life of a Muslim Teenager” (WITW, pp. 197-200) Read: Listen to “The House on Loon Lake” (click on link to listen to an hour-long podcast) Read: “Collaboration, Peer Review, and Writing as a Public Act” (WITW, pp. 45-53) Read: “Learn important collaborative and teambuilding skills and provide useful critiques of your peers' documents” (Click on link to access and read article) Read: “Document Review Guidelines” (click on link to access and read article) Note: not participating in peer review will result in a 10% downgrading of your Profile Essay. Please contact me should you not be able to participate in peer review. Week 6 Tu 24 Sep Read: “Writing an Evaluation: Film Reviews” (pp. 279-300) 19 Sep: Complete draft of Profile Essay for in-class Peer Review Workshop 19 Sep: Peer review response letters in Blackboard by midnight 24 Sep: Final revision of Profile Essay in Blackboard by midnight 10 Sep: 300-600 word Short Profile Essay in your class blog site by midnight (Review your interview responses for invention ideas) 5 Sep: Blog site with About Page and intro by midnight in blog site
F 6 Sep Week 4 Tu 10 Sep
Th 12 Sep Week 5 Tu 17 Sep
Th 19 Sep
Th 26 Sep
Read: Roger Ebert Reviews (click on link to access and read reviews) Read: “The Rhetorical Situation: Evaluating Your Sources” (WITW, pp. 490-493) Review: “Anatomy of a Film Review” (WITW, pp. 282-285)
26 Sep: At least one professionally published review of film of your choice for in-class assignment
Bensen-Barber Week 7 Tu 1 Oct
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Th 3 Oct
Read: Kaling, “Flick Chicks: A Guide to Women 1 Oct: 300-600 word Rave in the Movies” Movie Review of movie of (click on link to access and read article) your choice in your class blog site by midnight Read: “Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Citing Sources” (WT, pp. 477-490) Read: Denby, “Call the Doctor: Contagion” Read: Denby, “Dream Factory: Inception” (click on links to access and read articles) Class canceled: Attend individual conference; consult conference schedule posted in Blackboard. Class canceled: Attend individual conference; consult conference schedule posted in Blackboard. Note: not attending your individual conference will result in a 10% downgrading of your Movie Review. Please contact me should you not be able to attend your conference. 7-10 Oct: Complete draft of Movie Review for individual conference.
Week 8 Tu 8 Oct
Th 10 Oct
Week 9 Tu 15 Oct Th 17 Oct
Read: “Writing for Your Community: Proposals” (WITW, pp. 443-459) Read: Swift, “A Modest Proposal”(click on link to access and read essay) Read: “Proposals” (click on link to access and read article) Read: “Research” (WITW, pp. 479-498) Note: Meet in library computer classroom Read: “Research” (WITW, pp. 479-498) Last day to withdraw from class w/grade of W Read/Review: “Documentation Guidelines” (WITW, pp. 508-536) No reading assigned; attend in-class peer review session Note: not participating in peer review will result in a 10% downgrading of your Modest Proposal.
15 Oct: Final revision of Movie Review by midnight in Blackboard
Week 10 Tu 22 Oct Th 24 Oct Week 11 Tu 29 Oct
22 Oct: 300-600 word Pitch Modest Proposal in your class blog site by midnight.
Th 31 Oct
31 Oct: Complete draft of Modest Proposal for in-class Peer Review Workshop 31 Oct: Peer review response
Syllabus Fall 2013 letters in Blackboard by midnight 4-7 Nov: Complete draft of Modest Proposal for individual conference.
Please contact me should you not be able to participate in peer review. Week 12 Tu 5 Nov Class canceled: Attend individual conference; consult conference schedule posted in Blackboard. Class canceled: Attend individual conference; consult conference schedule posted in Blackboard. Note: not attending your individual conference will result in a 10% downgrading of your Modest Proposal. Please contact me should you not be able to attend your conference. Week 13 Tu 12 Nov Th 14 Nov Week 14 Tu 19 Nov Th 21 Nov Read: “DIY Media and Design: PowerPoint Proposal” (WITW, pp. 460-465) No readings assigned; use class time to work on presentations Presentations Presentations
Th 7 Nov
12 Nov: Final revision of Modest Proposal by midnight in Blackboard.
19 or 21 Nov: Presentation
Fall Break 26 Nov – 1 Dec
Week 15 Tu 3 Dec Th 5 Dec Week 16 Tu 10 Dec Finals Wk Tu 17 Dec
Presentations Presentations Read: “Creating a Portfolio” (WT, pp. 550-561)
3 or 5 Dec: Presentation
No assignment due this week
No reading assigned; use final exam time to complete portfolios
17 Dec: Portfolios with reflection in blog site during scheduled exam time (8:00 a.m – 10:40 a.m.)
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