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RHET 1311 Fall 2017 Tentative Schedule

This schedule is subject to change. The icons next to each item will help you quickly scan to
determine how much work (and what kinds) are due each week. Please review the schedule
and plan accordingly. Resist procrastination! EA stands for our textbook, Everyones An
Author.
Week

Assignments

One

January 9-15
Course Syllabus
Course Schedule
Course Website: rhet1311comp.weebly.com

Due Dates

Monday, January
9

Three Truths and a Lie activity


Discuss and practice how to use Google Drive and
Google Docs.

Wednesday,
January 11

Complete Student Inventory inside a Google Doc.

Read and write about the Sh***y First Draft

Two

On Friday,
January 13

January 17-22
No class. Dr. MLK Day.

on Monday,
January 16

Read and work together in groups to create a


visual representation of your groups assigned
chapter material (Part I The Need for Rhetoric and
Writing (EA).

On Wednesday,
January 18

Read: Essay #1: Exploring Your Complexity and


analyze a student example in whole group
discussion.

Friday, January 20

Reflection: Using a Brainstorming strategy of your


choice, in a Google Doc brainstorm about an event
that happened to you which was frightening,
interesting, exciting, creepy, sad, or nervewracking. These events bring complexity to our
lives.

Three

January 23-29
Discuss conducting surveys and personal interview
tools and strategies.

Monday, January
23

Starting Questions activity.

Bring answers to starting questions.

Wednesday,
January 25

Finish Interview Essay Lesson.

Finish mini-essay introducing their fellow


classmate.

Four

Friday, January 27

January 30- February 5


Begin sharing Brainstorming with small groups and
Mrs. Scaife for points.

Monday, January
30

Begin writing survey and/or personal interview


questions in class. Create surveys in Google
Forms.

Create surveys and/or set-up personal interview


dates. Work in groups.

Wednesday,
February 1

Discuss Peer Review: EA for Peer Review Letter.

By Friday,
February 3

Discuss Editing and Proofreading checklist.


Create a Works Cite Page (MLA) or Bibliography
Page (APA) in class

Five

February 6-12
Peer Review: First Session in class. Large-scale
revision (EA 126-127). Begin Letter to Peer.

Monday, February
6

Peer Review: Second Session in class. Complete


Letter to Peer.

Wednesday,
February 8

Write a reflection on your writing process of Essay


#1 in a Google Doc.

Friday, February
10

Finish Essay #1 Exploring Your Complexity by


11:59 pm.

Six

February 13-19
Read: Starting your own multimodal project
(Devoss MM-51 MM-63).

By Friday,
February 17

Write a reflection on your writing process of Essay


#1 in a Google Doc.

Monday, February
13

Read: Essay #2 Informing an Audience handout


and Emphasizing important information (Devoss
MM-82 MM-87).

Wednesday,
February 15

Analyze a student example essay #2 Informing an


Audience in whole group discussion.

Discuss finding reliable sources for your Essay #2


Informing an Audience.
Group activity.

Friday, February
17

Seven

February 20-26
Read: Chapter 30 Designing What You Write (EA By Friday,
570-590).
February 24

Eight

In class, explore mediums and choose one to best


represent your rhetorical situation for Essay#2
Informing an Audience. See EA 743-779 and 792.

Monday, February
20

Group activity exploring mediums and tools.

Wednesday,
February 22

Reflection: Using a Brainstorming strategy of your


choice, in a Google Doc brainstorm about a social
issue that interests you and describe a specific
audience who would find your issue interesting,
helpful, profound, funny, etc. for points.

Friday, February
24

February 27- March 5


Analyze a student example essay #2 Informing an
Audience in whole group discussion.

Monday, February
27

Share brainstorming and in-class writing workshop.

Wednesday,
March 1

In-class writing workshop.

Friday, March 3

Nine

Ten

March 6-12
In-class writing workshop.

Monday,
March 6

Have 50% of Essay #2 project complete for points.


In-class writing workshop.

Wednesday,
March 8

In-class writing workshop. Trouble-shooting


issues.

Friday, March 10

March 13-19
Peer Review: First Session in class. Large-scale
revision (EA). Begin Letter to Peer.

Monday, March 13

See DeVoss MM-88 MM-91.

Peer Review: Second Session in class. Complete


Letter to Peer.

Wednesday,
March 15

Email Essay #2 Informing an Audience link to


Mrs. Scaife by 11:59 pm.

Write a reflection on your writing process of Essay


#2 in a Google Doc.

March 20-26: Happy Spring Break!

Friday, March 17

Eleven

March 27- April 2


Read: Chapter This is Where I Stand (EA 116).
Read: Part Research (EA).
By Friday, March
31

Read: Essay #3: Entering a Conversation on


class website

Monday, March 27

Analyze a student example essay #3 Entering a


Conversation in whole group discussion.
Read: Chapter Synthesizing Ideas (EA).

Wednesday,
March 29

Do Synthesis Activity American Idol Worship by


Beth Hewett in class.

Choose one article and begin summarizing in a


Google Doc.

Twelve

Friday, March 31

April 3-9
Get into groups and design research process with
timeline of dates to get items done.

Monday, April 3

Brainstorm topics.

Wednesday, April
5

Groups find possible sources.

Friday, April 7

Be working on Argumentative Writing Graphic


Organizer

Thirteen

April 10-16
Writing workshop. In-class drafting and creating
time.

Monday, April 10

Writing workshop. In-class drafting and creating


time.

Wednesday, April
12

Writing workshop. In-class drafting and creating


time.

Friday, April 14

Argumentative Writing Graphic Organizer Due at


end of class.

Fourteen

April 17-23
Writing Workshop. Finish draft.

Monday, April 17

Peer Review: First session. Write Letter to Peer.


Bring draft of essay #3 Entering a Conversation.

Wednesday, April
19

Peer Review: Second session. Write Letter to


Peer. Bring draft of essay #3 Entering a
Conversation.

Friday, April 21

Finish Essay #3 Entering a Conversation by


11:59 pm.
Fifteen

April 24-30
Online Portfolio instruction.

Monday, April 24

Writing Workshop for Online Portfolio.

Wednesday, April
26

Writing Workshop for Online Portfolio.

Friday, April 28

Write a reflection on your writing process of Essay


#3 in a Google Doc

Sixteen

May 1
Last day of class.

Monday, May 1

Make revisions in Essays #1, #2, and #3.

Finals

May 2-5
Portfolio Due: Email Mrs. Scaife the link to
your portfolio.

by Friday, May 5