English 111, College Composition I (English 12 Dual Enrollment) Fall 2015



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English 111, College Composition I

(English 12 Dual Enrollment)

Fall 2015

Course Syllabus
Semester, Mode, Campus
Instructor Name, Position

Course Syllabus







Class Schedule:


DATES

TOPICS




Week 1

8/31/15 to 9/4/15



Class introduction and

Course Guidelines

Strategy: The Writing Process, Analytic

Writing, and Close Reading



Assigned: Close Reading 1

In-class activities: journals and

writing strategies/grammar



Materials:

“How Can I Become An Analytical Reader?” (Steps to Writing Well p. 180-182)


“What Is Academic Writing?” by L. Lennie Irvin (Handout)



Week 2

9/8/15 to 9/11/15





Strategy: Description

Assigned: Paper 1- College/Career Essay

In-class activities: journals and

writing strategies; Goal Setting Activity



Due: Close Reading 1

Materials:

“The Santa Ana”

(The Norton Sampler) by

Joan Didion

“Snake” by Annie Dillard

(Steps to Writing Well p. 328)



Week 3

9/14/15 to 9/18/15



Strategy: Narration

In-class activities: journals and

writing strategies



Writing Workshop 1: peer and self-editing

Materials: “Shooting Dad” by

Sarah Vowell (Bedford p. 152)

Excerpts from House on

Mango Street by Sandra

Cisneros


Week 4

9/21/15 to 9/25/15



Strategy: Research

Assigned: Paper 2- Documented Essay

In-class activities: Research/Library/Database Activity/Evaluating Web Sources

Due: Paper 1-College/Career Essay

Using Databases and the Internet (Steps to Writing Well p. 374)

Week 5

9/28/15 to 10/2/15



Strategy: Documented Essay

Assigned: Continue research

In-class activities: Works Cited/Annotated

Bibliography journals and writing

strategies; Avoiding Plagiarism and

Using Citations



Writing Workshop 2: peer and self-

editing techniques



Materials:

Preparing an Annotated Bibliography, Distinguishing Paraphrase from Summary, Avoiding Plagiarism and Incorporating Source Material (Steps to Writing Well p. 391-398)



Week 6

10/5/15 to 10/9/15



Strategy: Documented Essay

Assigned: Revision

In-class activities: Writing conferences

Due: Paper 2 – Documented Essay

Materials:

Web/database/print sources on topic of choice



Week 7

10/13/15 to 10/16/15

(Columbus Day Holiday on 10/12/15)


Strategy: Division/Analysis

Assigned: Paper 3 - Division/Analysis or

Classification



In-class activities: journals and

writing strategies



Materials:

“What is Really in a Hot Dog?” by the Staff of SixWise.com (Steps to Writing Well p.270)



Week 8

10/19/15 to 10/23/15



Strategy: Classification

In-class activities: journals and

writing strategies



Writing Workshop 3: peer and self-editing

techniques




Materials: “The Plot Against People” by Russell Baker (Steps to Writing Well p.268)
“The Ways We Lie” (50 Essays p.120)

Week 9

10/26/15 to 10/30/15



END OF 1st QUARTER

Strategy: Revision/Reflection on Journals

In-class activities: journals and

writing strategies



Due: Due: 1st Quarter Journals and

Paper 3- Division/Analysis or Classification

Materials:

Student Journals, including initial Goal Setting Activity from Week 2



Week 10

11/4/15 to 11/6/15 (short week—student holidays on 11/2 and 11/3)



Strategy: Definition

Assigned: Paper 4 – Definition or Example

In-class activities: journals and writing

strategies




Materials:

“The Munchausen Mystery” by Don R. Lipitt (Steps to Writing Well p. 257)




Week 11

11/9/15 to 11/113/15



Strategy: Example

In-class activities: journals and

writing strategies




Materials:

“So What’s So Bad about Being So-So?” Lisa Wilson Strick (Steps to Writing Well p. 205)




Week 12

11/16/15 to 11/20/15




Strategy: Finish Definition and Example

Modes


Writing Workshop 4

Due: Paper 4--Definition and Example


Materials:

Sample student essay (Steps to Writing Well p. 203)



Week 13

11/23/15 and 11/24/15 (short week--Thanksgiving Holiday)



Strategy: Process Analysis

In-class activities: types and strategies of

effective process analyses



Assigned: Paper 5: Speeches/Technical

Writing


Materials:

Informative Process Essay: “To Bid the World Farewell” by Jessica Mitford (Steps to Writing Well p. 218)

Directional Process Essay: “Preparing for the Job Interview: Know Thyself” by Katy Piotrowski (224)

Week 14

11/30/15 to 12/4/15



Strategy: Process Analysis

In-class activities: strategies of

effective speeches



Due: Paper 5--Speeches and Technical

Writing
Assigned: Close Reading 2

Materials:

TED: “The Danger of Silence” by Clint Smith


“Letter from a Birmingham Jail” by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (50 Essays p. 172)



Week 15

12/7/15 to 12/11/15



Strategy: Comparison and Contrast

Assigned: Paper/Unit 6: Webtext portfolio

In-class activities: peer and self-editing

Due: Close Reading 2

Materials:

Point by point: “Grant and Lee: A Study in Contrasts” by Bruce Catton (Steps to Writing Well 239)

The Block: “Two Ways of Viewing the Same River” Samuel Clemens (Steps to Writing Well p. 243)

Week 16

12/14/15 to 12/18/15

(then WINTER BREAK)


Strategy: Cause and Effect

In class activities: work on webtext

Materials:

“Some Lessons from the Assembly Line” by Andrew Braaksma (Steps to Writing Well p. 283)



Week 17

1/4/16 to 1/8/16



Strategies: Culmination of Modes of

Writing



Materials:

“Writing Essays Using Multiple Strategies” (Steps to Writing Well p. 357)


Wix.com or Weebly.com

Week 18

1/11/16 to 1/15/16



Strategy: Create and Organize Webtext

In class activities: journals and webtext

Materials:

Wix.com or Weebly.com



Week 19

1/19/16 to 1/22/16




Strategy: Create and Organize Webtext

In class activities: journals and peer and

self-edit webtext (Gallery Walk)


Due: 2nd Quarter Journals and

Webtext draft for Gallery Walk (Writing

Workshop 6)

Materials:

Wix.com or Weebly.com



Week 20

1/25/16 to 1/28/16



Strategy: Reflections and Goal Setting

Due: Paper 6: Webtext final draft

And Reflections

Materials:

Wix.com or Weebly.com




This schedule is subject to change. Please see Blackboard announcements for any updates.

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