Lone Star College English 1301 week 1 Monday, August 27th, 2012

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English 1301


Monday, August 27th, 2012

Introduction to Introduction to class and syllabus; issue class texts; student introductions; an introduction to rhetoric.

Homework:  READ: pp. 1-34  in The Language of Composition for Wednesday’s class


Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Diagnostic grammar test


Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Writing workshop; diagnostic writing assignment: (pp.9-10 Language of Composition)
 Homework: READ: pp. 35-59 for Friday’s class


Friday, August 31st, 2012

Return Einstein writing assignment; discuss rhetorical strategies

Homework: Watch, listen to, and annotate one of the Republican National Convention speeches 



Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Present rhetorical analysis of Republican convention speeches


Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

Complete presentation of RNC speeches; analyze the rhetorical strategies in Mrs. Obama's DNC speech  http://www.npr.org

Meet with counselors in LGI 4212


Friday, September 7th, 2012

Analysis of Democratic National Convention speeches; Chapter 1: Everything's an Argument; exploring visual texts.

Assignment: Read pp. 66-68 in The Language of Composition and answer questions 1-7 on p.68

Homework: Study glossary of 20 selected tropes and schemes on pp. 58-59 in The Language of Composition. Quiz on Tuesday; read chapter 3 in The Language of Composition. Test on Wednesday


Monday, September 10th, 2012

Review Chapter 3 of The Language of Composition


Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Formative grade: quiz over glossary of terms; Chapter 1-3 test review


Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Summative grade: Test over Chapters 1-3 of The Language of Composition and material covered in analysis of RNC and DNC conventions


Friday, September 14th, 2012

Read "I Know Why the Caged Bird Cannot Read" on pp. 89-99; Answer attached questions: Questions



Monday, September 17th, 2012

Read pp. 923-929 in Everything's an Argument. Answer questions 1-5 on pp. 929-930


Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Fallacies in Argument: pp. 491-512 in Everything's an Argument; Study appeals for Friday's quiz; Fallacies of Argument; Read today's David Brooks' New York Times Opinion page: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/18/opinion/brooks-thurston-howell-romney.html


Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Complete Fallacies in Argument assignment; Discuss David Brook's commentary; Assign Essay: Choose speech from the following link: http://www.americanrhetoric.com/top100speechesall.html; Rhetorical Analysis of Speech paper


Friday, September 21st, 2012

Fallacies of Argument quiz; Unit 1 vocabulary (quiz on Tuesday); modes of writing: Patterns of Development



Monday, September 24th, 2012

Return Fallacies of Argument quiz; The Language of Composition pp. 52-77: Analysis rhetorical strategies in JFK's 1961inaugural address: http://www.bedfordstmartins.com/languageofcomp; Chapter 5 of Everything's an Argument pp. 102-115: Composing a Rhetorical Analysis; Begin grammar unit: Chapter 3 of The Little Brown Handbook; HOMEWORK: Exercises 12.4 and 12.5 on pp. 241.


Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Unit 1 vocabulary quiz; Grammar unit: Sentence grammar; Chapter 3 test on October 3rd; organizing the rhetorical analysis paper: Rough draft due for peer edit tomorrow.


Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Return Unit 1 vocabulary quiz; Peer edit rhetorical analysis essay; Grammar: The Transitive Vampire: A Handbook of Grammar for the Innocent, the Eager, and the Doomed; Strunk & White's Elements of Style

 Friday, September 28th, 2012

I am attending a funeral today. Ms. Townsend will substitute for me. Turn in your rhetorical analysis paper to Ms. Townsend. There will be a grammar activity for you to complete and turn in to Ms. Townsend. Description paper instructions: Descriptive Essay

Monday, October 1st, 2012

Unit 2 vocabulary study; Review answers to grammar packet


Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Unit 2 vocabulary quiz; Grammar study


Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

Grammar test: Strunk and White's Elements of Style; Little, Brown Handbook Chapters 18-21;  Writing Workshop: the descriptive essay: Objective Description DirectionsEditing Instructions; Homework: Watch the first presidential debate.


Friday, October 5th, 2012

Peer edit descriptive paper



Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

Descriptive essay due; Unit 3 vocabulary quiz


Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

Units 1-3 vocabulary test preparation: A, B, C technique; The Language of Composition: "A Talk to Teachers" - James Baldwin pp. 123-29; Answer questions 1-3 on p.129


Friday, October 12th, 2012

Discuss the Baldwin essay; * I realize quite a few of you will out today. Please read the following essay and focus on why this speech is so effective. What point is Postman making in constructing this hypothetical graduation speech? Athenians vs. Visigoths: Neil Postman's hypothetical graduation speech



Monday, October 15th

In-class essay: Baldwin response


Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Unit 1-3 vocabulary test


Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Meet in library for research orientation; begin initial research and find and annotate one source: 21012 Research Paper

Friday, October 19th, 2012

Collect research paper proposals; Return Baldwin argument essay and make revisions; Unit 4 vocabulary study (quiz on Tuesday)



Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Counselor meeting in my room; read pp. 139-173 in Everything's an Argument - focus on the Toulmin method of argumentation


Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Unit 4 vocabulary quiz; peer edit argument paper


Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Summary of third presidential debate; return vocabulary quizzes; Unit 5 definitions; Everything's an Argument: What Toulmin Teaches; the research paper: requirements, due dates: 2012 Research Paper


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