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English 1180-S1603                                                                                          Winter 2015


Schedule of Studies




Class Session Description


(due by the next class period)

T, 1/13

Student Survey

Syllabus Discussion

Email Etiquette

Student Contract


TH, 1/15

Discuss “Words and the World” (WOW ch. 1)

The evolution of language

Read Pages 20-32 in WOW

Read Pages 64-72 in CWH

Complete Reflection Essay(apply Paragraph rules from CWH reading)

T, 1/20

Collect Reflection Essays

Introduction to Rhetoric

Discuss Mandela’s speech (page 28 in WOW)

Discuss Response I—Thinking Critically (CWH pages 123-125)

Read Chapters 3 and 4 in WOW (skip: pages 55-60 and 71-74)

Complete Response I(Douglass)


TH, 1/22

Discuss Reflection Essays

Discuss WOW chapters 3 and 4

Douglass/ Response I/ Paragraphing


Read the following pages from WOW Chapter 5:

84-85,  90-95 (“Road Trip”), and  103-113

T, 1/27

Narration/IntroduceEssay I

Narrative Topics and Introductions

Discuss “Road Trip”


1. Read “Momma’s Encounter” (Handout)

2. WWI Email Due before class on Thursday (instructions on today's page, follow email protocol)

3. Start thinking about Essay I topic


TH, 1/29

Essay I and Choosing Topics

Discuss “Momma’s Encounter”



Complete Invention Exercise I




T, 2/3


Writing Workshop I

Invention I Workshop 

1. Review Writing Workshop I materials for Quiz (see Today's page)

Sentence Structure

Point of View Handout

Student Samples (review answers on today's page)


2. Read Student samples "Caught You Caring" and "Summer Trial"

TH, 2/5

Review Sentences from WWI/Review

Discuss Student Sample andRubric

WWI Quiz

Bring complete draft of Essay I (typed in MLA format)  to class for PRI


T, 2/10

Review Writing Workshop Quiz




Final Draft of Essay I due on Tuesday, 2/7.  Have everything organized and ready to turn in:

  • Final Draft (on top)
  • Edited Rough Draft
  • PRI document
  • Graded Invention Exercise I
  • Rubric (include your name and your PRI partner’s name)

TH, 2/12


 Essay II:

Definition as a rhetorical strategy: Homeschooling Example

1. Read “The Avatar Age” (pages 185-189 in WOW)

2. *final draft of Essay I (with all required components) due Tuesday

T, 2/17

Collect Essay I

Discuss: “The Avatar Age”

Introduce Essay II


Read WOW pages 167-172 and WOW pages 190-193

Complete Response 2 (Trophy Kids)

TH, 2/19

Discuss “Trophy Kids”

Share and collect Response 2

Choosing Topics-Pop Culture Ideas/Thinking Outside the Dictionary

Discuss WOW pages 190-193

1. Read sample student definition essays (2)

"Just a Waitress" and "Boredom: Solitary Confinement"

2. Review Essay II Instructions and choose topic 

3. Complete Invention Exercise II (open MS office file here, type in your answers, and print document), or visit the Definition Invention Page



T, 2/24


Definition Fundamentals Handout

Invention Workshop

Get Essay II topics approved (signature on Invention Exercise II)



Meet in Lab J-132 on Thursday.

Review Definition Fundamentals Handout.

Bring materials for outlining and draftingEssay II.


TH, 2/26




In Class Outlining and Drafting

Thesis and Outline Check (topic must be approved and outline must be signed before you leave)

Discuss Conclusions from Definition Fundamentals Handout

Essay II rubric


Complete draft of Essay II (typed in MLA format) due for PRII.



T, 3/3


Writing Workshop II

Finish Fundamentals Handout


Read “Start Your Engines: Remote Possibilities” (pages 266-269 in WOW)


Final Draft of Essay II due on T, 3/17 (after Spring Break) You can submit it on Thursday if you like.


TH, 3/5


Introduction to Evaluation: WOW Chapter 9

Everyday Value: Using Evaluation

Discuss Reading: Product Evaluations

Complete Evaluation Essay Structure and Organization Worksheet in class




Final Draft of Essay II due on T, 3/17 by 9 a.m.

(with all the required components)

  • Final Draft (on top)
  • Edited Rough Draft
  • PRII document
  • Signed Outline
  • Signed Invention II assignment
  • Rubric (fill in your name and PR partner's name)


T, 3/10

Spring Break, no class


TH, 3/12

Spring Break, no class


T, 3/17

Collect Final Draft of Essay II


Product Evaluation Follow up

Product Evaluation Project

Distribute and DiscussProduct Evaluation Rubric



Choose product and group for Product Evaluation Project (see ideas on project page).

Have ideas and materials to get to work in the lab.

Meet in J-132 on TH


TH, 3/19




Evaluation Group work


Circulate Product Evaluation Information (sign up) 


Work on Evaluation Project


Handouts due by the end of class on T 3/24 (or you are responsible for making your own copies)


meet in Learning Center Lab on Tuesday (2nd floor, J-Building). Bring materials to work on project. Reminder: you have to pay for printing there. 

T, 3/24

Learning Center Lab-2nd floor J

Evaluation Group work

Prepare for Product Evaluation Presentations


*Handouts due by the end of class (or you are responsible for making your own copies for your presentation on Thursday)


TH, 3/26


Essay I Revisions Due


Product EvaluationPresentations


Return Essay II


Read “Why I Still Watch Lost” (pages 295-299 in WOW)


T, 3/31

No Class

Winter IDD


TH, 4/2

No Class

Holiday Recess


T, 4/7

Finish Presentations

Complete Ballots


Discuss "Why I Still Watch Lost"/Media Evaluations


Introduce Essay III



Read/Review Essay III page


Read Introduction to Craigslist Joe to prepare for film screening


Complete Pre-viewing section of Film Analysis Worksheet



Reminder: No class on Thursday (4/9)


Important: Do not miss film Screening on Tuesday,  

April 14 


TH, 4/9


No Class 


T, 4/14


Essay III Review


Review Introductory Material for Film


Film Preview check 


Film Screening: Craigslist Joe



complete Film Analysis Worksheet



TH, 4/16

Film Analysis Worksheet Check--signature required (due with Essay III final)


Product Evaluation Contest and Thesis Statements


Essay III Tips and Techniques


Essay III Rubric





Complete draft of Essay III due for PR (typed, 3-4 pages)


Essay II Revisions Due Tuesday




T, 4/21

Essay III wrap up



Thesis Check/One-on-one help



Read “You Have No Friends” (WOW pages 309-313)


Final Draft of Essay III due T 4/28

with the following components:

1. Final Draft

2. Rough Draft

3. Peer Review Document

4.Signed/completed Film Questions

5. Rubric (fill in your name and PR partner's name)





TH, 4/23




Introduction to Argument: WOW Chapter 10

“You Have No Friends”: Argument/Position Essays

Thesis Statements/Parallelism

Read “Don’t Blame the Eater” (Handout)


Final Draft of Essay III due on Tuesday:


Final Draft (on top)

Edited Rough Draft

PRIII document

Signed Film Analysis Worksheet

Rubric (fill in your name and partner's name)




T, 4/28


(class 26)

Discuss “Don’t Blame the Eater”

Arguing Your Position: 3 ways to respond




Complete Parallelism Worksheet 24A (refer to Handbook pages 187-189)

and "More Parallelism Practice" worksheet

TH, 4/30


class 27

Parallelism Worksheet 24A

"More Parallelism Practice"

Parallelism/Modifiers Continued: Part 10 unit 6 Worksheet

Complete thesis challenge





T, 5/5

class 28

Thesis Challenge: Cast your Ballots

Sample Position Prompt and Argument Exercise

Complete Argument Exercise

TH, 5/7


class 29

Thesis Challenge Results and Discussion





T, 5/12

Final Exam Prep


Final Exam (Essay IV) due on Thursday


Staple it together in the following order and submit by the 9 a.m., Thursday, May 14:


1. Final Exam (final copy on top)

2. Signature Page (filled out) and checklist

3.  Rough draft(s) (if you should generate any)

 4. Notes/outline prepared during exam (if you have any)


Also, in order to be accepted for grading, you must include this Final Exam document. Do not staple it to your materials; you will submit it separately.


Essay III revisions due Thursday

TH, 5/14


 Collect final exams 


Course Evals 



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