Revised Course Schedule/Grading Freshman Composition Dr. Julia Carpenter



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Revised Course Schedule/Grading

Freshman Composition

Dr. Julia Carpenter
The final course grade will be based on the following:


Category

Total Points

Percentage

Grading Scale:

A 90-100

B 80-89

C 70-79


D 60-69

F 59 and below




Participation in Group Activities and Discussions, Peer Reviews and Attendance

(14 sessions at 20 points each session)



280

10%

Quizzes (7 quizzes at 20 points each)

140

5%

Response Essays

(5 response essays based on readings, 28 points each)



140

5%

Essay #1: Narrative Essay

(Rough draft -100 points , Final Draft-320 points)



420

15%

Essay #2: Descriptive Essay

(Rough draft – 100 points , Final Draft- 320 points)



420

15%

Essay #3: Definition Essay

280

10%

Essay #4: Comparison and Contrast Essay

(Rough draft-100 points , Final Draft-320 points)



420

15%

Essay #5: Argument Essay

(Rough draft – 100 points , Final Draft -460)



560

20%

Presentation

140

5%




2800

100



NOTE: Bring 75 Readings Plus to Every Class Session. Response Readings will require using the text as a reference.


Date

Topics

Due for this Class Date

Homework – To Read in Preparation for Following Week

Homework To Turn In the Following Week

5

09/24


  • Global Comments – Narrative Essays

In-Class

Response Essay Based on:



  • James Baldwin “Fifth Avenue, Uptown”

  • Ellen Goodman’s “The Company Man”




Rough Draft – Descriptive Essay

The Little Seagull Handbook

  • W-3f (Revising, Editing and Proofreading)

75 Readings Plus

Process Analysis

  • “Process Analysis” pages 84-85

  • Dane Ackerman “Why Leaves Turn Color in the Fall”

  • Peter Elbow “Desperation Writing”

  • Richard Marius “Writing Drafts”




Brainstorming Sheet for Descriptive Essay (prewriting)
Response Essay on James Baldwin’s “Fifth Avenue” and Ellen Goodman’s “The Company Man” Due 10/1/14

6

10/01


Lecture Topic

  • Citing and Integrating Quotations

  • Cooperative Group Activity – In-Text Citations

  • Practice Peer Reviewing Sample Descriptive Essay

  • Peer Review Descriptive Essay




Response Essay #1 on James Baldwin’s “Fifth Avenue” and Ellen Goodman’s “The Company Man”

The Little Seagull Handbook

  • Defining p.22-23

  • S-7 Parallelism p. 256

  • Shifts (Tense, Point of View) p. 287

75 Readings Plus

  • Division and Classification p.148-149

  • Predictable Crises of Adulthood

  • Gail Sheehy

  • The Truth about Lying

  • Judith Viorst

  • What Secrets Tell Luc Sante

  • The 12 Most Annoying Types of Facebookers Brandon Griggs



Final draft of Essay #2: Descriptive Essay (10/08/14)

7

10/08


  • Characteristics of a Definition Essay

  • Structure and Steps for Developing a Definition Essay

  • Quiz on 75 Readings Plus #3

  • Assignment Essay #3 Definition Essay




Final draft of Essay #2: Descriptive Essay (10/08/14)

75 Readings Plus

Definition

  • “Definition” pg 114-114

  • Jo Goodwin Parker’s “What is Poverty”

  • Gloria Naylor “Meanings of a Word”

  • Joseph Epstein “The Green-Eyed Monster: Envy is Nothing to Be Jealous Of”



Be Prepared for Response Essay Quiz based on 75 Readings Plus
Essay #3 Definition Essay


8

10/15


  • Response Essay #2 based on 75 Readings Plus Readings

  • Intro to Comparison and Contrast


In-Class Activities


Grammar Corner

  • Appropriate Words

  • (Formal and informal, Jargon and Cliches)

Assignment Sheet: Comparison and Contrast Essay #4


Essay #3 Definition Essay


Handbook

  • Comparing and Contrasting p. 21

  • Appropriate Words p.289

75 Readings Plus

Comparison and Contrast

  • Bruce Catton “Grant and Lee: A Study in Contrasts”

  • Mar Twain’s “Two Views of Mississippi”

  • Suzanne Britt “Neat People vs. Sloppy People”

  • Bharati Mukherjee “Two Ways to Belong in America”




Rough Draft Essay #4: Comparison and Contrast Essay


9

10/22


Lecture

In-Class Activities

  • Response Essay #3 based on 75 Readings Plus Readings

  • Discuss and Analyze Readings

Grammar Corner

  • Unnecessary Words (really, very )

  • Wordy phrases and Redundancies




Rough Draft Essay #4: Comparison and Contrast Essay


The Little Seagull Handbook

  • Unnecessary Words p.306

75 Readings Plus

Cause and Effect

  • Barbara Dafoe “Where Have All the Parents Gone”

  • Phillip Meyer “If Hitler Asked You to Electrocute a Stranger Would You? Probably”

  • K.C. Cole “The Arrow of Time”




Final Draft Essay #4: Comparison and Contrast Essay



10

10/29


Lecture Topic

  • Cause and Effect

In-Class Activities

  • Quiz on 75 Readings Plus #4

  • Discuss and Analyze Readings

  • Peer Review – Rough Drafts of Comparison and Contrast Essay

Grammar Corner




Rough Draft Essay #4: Comparison and Contrast Essay


The Little Seagull Handbook

  • P-1 Commas and Semicolons (p. 324-330)

75 Readings Plus

Argument

  • Janet Kornblum “Tapping into Text Messaging”

Michael Rubinkam “Texting in Class is Rampant”

Final Draft Essay #4: Comparison and Contrast Essay

Be Prepared for Response Essay Quiz on 75 Readings Plus Readings

11

11/5


Lecture Topic

  • Characteristics of Argument

In-Class Activities

  • Response Essay #4 based on 75 Readings Plus Readings

  • Discuss and Analyze Readings

  • Assign Argument Essay

Grammar Corner

  • Italics

  • Hyphens

Final Draft Essay #4: Comparison and Contrast Essay


The Little Seagull Handbook

  • W-7 Arguments (p. 43-48)

  • Italics p.349

  • Hyphens p. 345

75 Readings Plus

Argument

  • Nat Hentoff: Should This Student Have Been Expelled?

  • Alan Dershowitz “Shouting Fire!”




Be Prepared for Quiz on 75 Readings Plus Readings
Rough Draft Essay #5 Argument Essay

12

11/12


Lecture Topic

  • Analyzing Arguments

In-Class Activities

Quotation Marks


Rough Draft Essay #5 Argument Essay

The Little Seagull Handbook

  • P-4 Quotation Marks p.333-337

  • MLA Style (pages 109-157)

75 Readings Plus

Argument

  • Andrew Revkin “Global Warming is Eroding Glacial Ice”

  • Phillip Stott “Cold Comfort for Global Warming”




Final Draft Essay #5 Argument Essay
Be Prepared for Reponse Essay Quiz on 75 Readings Plus Readings


13

11/19


Lecture

In-Class Activities

  • Response Essay #5 based on 75 Readings Plus Readings

Grammar Corner

In-Class Activities

  • Discuss and Analyze Readings

Grammar Corner

Based on Global Issues in Class Papers



  • Final Draft Essay #5 Argument Essay

  • Be Prepared for Quiz on 75 Readings Plus Readings




The Little Seagull Handbook

  • P-4 Quotation Marks p.333-337

75 Readings Plus

  • Persuasion

  • Jonathan Swift “A Modest Proposal”

  • Martin Luther King Jr “I Have a Dream”

  • Naomi Shihab Nye “To Any Would-Be Terrorists”




Be Prepared for Quiz on 75 Readings Plus Readings

Rough Draft – Presentation on Argument Essay


14

11/26





15

12/03


Lecture

In-Class Activities

  • 75 Readings Plus Quiz

  • Practice: Presentation: Argument Essay

  • Peer Feedback

Grammar Corner

Based on Global Issues in Class Papers



Rough Draft Presentations on Argument Essay

The Little Seagull Handbook

W-6 Giving Presentations p.37-42

Prepare for Presentation Argument Essay


Be Prepared for Quiz on 75 Readings Plus Readings

Revisions on Presentation on Argument Essay



16

12/10


Final Presentations on Argument Essay













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