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WRT 205-M260: Critical Research and Inquiry The Prison and the American Imagination

Spring 2014, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:30-1:50 p.m., Heroy Geology Building 013 Patrick W. Berry, pwberry@syr.edu, office: HBC 235 office phone: 315-443-1912 office hours: Fridays, 1:00-3:00 p.m. and by appointment http://patrickberry.com/wrt205spring2014

Unit #4 Calendar Synthesis Essay


Date WEEK ONE: Thurs, Apr. 10 WEEK TWO: Tues, Apr. 15 Thurs, Apr. 17 WEEK THREE: Tues, Apr. 22 Thurs, Apr. 24 WEEK FOUR: Tues, Apr. 29 In-Class Topics and Activities Introduction to the Unit 4 assignment. Homework (due the following class) Complete proposal/questionnaire. At this point, you should be making a commitment to the of your final paper. Write 300-word critical summary. Post to Blackboard. Write 200-word abstract. Complete 300-word critical summary for one new scholarly source.

Watch balance of the movie Free Angela and discuss writing the critical summary Finding a claim or organizing focus Incorporating sources and situating yourself

Editing Oral Presentations

Prepare a 3-minute oral presentation. No slides. Final papers are due May 1.