Course Calendar

FULL TEXT Version of ENGL 101 Calendar: ENGL 102-Course Calendar


WEEK 1

January 10 – 11 

  • General introduction and syllabus review
  • Discuss basic use of Graphic Novels

WEEK 2

January 14 – 18

  • Begin looking at What a Graphic Novel is?
  • Talk about Preliminary Research Process
  • Start looking at Scott McCloud, Chapters 1-4
  • Set up and discuss Group Work
  • Begin process of selecting your graphic novel
  • Look at They Say Ch. 12 & 13

WEEK 3

January 21 – 25

  • MLK DAY – NO CLASS
  • Assign Report 1 and Discuss in Class
  • Class Presentation on They Say Ch. 1, Read They Say Ch. 15
  • Look at McCloud, Chapters 5-9

Graphic Novel Selection made by Fri., Jan. 25 and selection choice posted to Moodle by Sun., Jan. 27


WEEK 4

January 28 – February 1

  • Look into Topics, Thesis Questions, and Thesis Statements.
  • Provide example and discuss process, practice process.
  • Assign Report 2 and Discuss in Class
  • Class Presentation on They Say Ch. 2 and 3, Read They Say Ch. 8
  • Discuss Summary and Analysis process, apply to Research Paper
  • Look at research process.

Report 1 Due Friday, Feb. 1 by 11:59 PM via Moodle


 

WEEK 5

February 5 – 8

  • Talk about outlines and value to research process
  • Assign Report 3 and Discuss in Class
  • Talk about sources and where you should be conducting research
  • Develop a research plan and timeline
  • Class Presentation on They Say Ch. 4, Read They Say Ch. 9
  • Begin finalizing Thesis Question and Statement for Friday
  • Talk about Report 2 expectations

Report 2 Due Friday, Feb. 8 by 11:59 PM via Moodle


WEEK 6

February 11 – 15

  • Review Report 2 submissions and discuss thesis statements
  • In-class work day on revising and polishing Report 2 and working on Report 3
  • Class Presentation on They Say Ch. 5, Read They Say Ch. 10
  • Dig further into Research Plan and process

WEEK 7

February 18 – 22

  • Discuss Writing Workshop process
  • Begin process of Writing Workshop 1: Introduction
  • Class Presentation on They Say Ch. 7, Read They Say Ch. 11
  • 21 & 22 – Out of Town to Conference at Michigan State University

Draft of Writing Workshop 1 Due at Midterm Conference in Week 8 (submitted to Moodle by Sunday, Feb. 24 by 11:59 PM)

Report 3 Due Friday, Feb. 22 by 11:59 PM via Moodle

WEEK 8

February 25 – March 1

  • Midterm Examination prep
  • Midterm Examination
  • Meet for one on one meetings about progress in course, will receive feedback onWriting Workshop 1from me.

WEEK 9

March 4 – 8

  • Begin process of Writing Workshop 2: Background
  • Review how Writing Workshop process should work
  • Dig into how you should outline and pursue the construction of your argument
  • Discuss Research principles and changes
  • Look at MLA Formatting some more

Draft of Writing Workshop 2 Due by Sunday, Mar. 10 via Moodle


SPRING BREAK

March 11 – 15


WEEK 10

March 18 – 22

  • Begin process of Writing Workshop 3: Argument
  • Review of MLA formatting of Works Cited and In-text citations
  • Work on Writing Workshop 2

WEEK 11

March 25 – 29

  • In-Class discussion and feedback on Writing Workshop 2
  • Talk about approaches to Counter-Argument and Planting a Naysayer
  • Review and Discuss Conclusions
  • Discuss Peer Review Expectations

WEEK 12

April 1 – 5

  • In-Class discussion and feedback on Writing Workshop 3
  • Discuss Presentations for Final
  • Begin process of Writing Workshop 4: Counter-Argument
  • Review and Discuss Conclusions
  • They Say, I Say Ch. 6 and Planting a Naysayer
  • Work on Presentations some as Reverse Outlining

Draft of Writing Workshop 3 Due by Sunday, Apr. 7 via Moodle


WEEK 13

April 8 – 12

  • More MLA review
  • Group Work Projects Work Day
  • Begin process of Writing Workshop 5: Conclusion and Works Cited Page
  • Revision Discussion
  • Revision Day for Projects

Draft of Writing Workshop 4 Due by Sunday, Apr. 7 via Moodle


WEEK 14

April 15 – 18

  • Research Paper Rough Drafts returned with comments
  • Discuss comments and needed changes
  • Revision Checklist
  • Sign Up for Research Presentation slots for Week 15

 Peer Review of Rough Draft of Research Paper, In-Class


WEEK 15

April 22 – 26

 Research Paper Rough Drafts submitted to Moodle by 11:59 PM on Sunday, Apr. 21

 Research Paper Final Drafts submitted to Moodle by 11:59 PM on Sunday, Apr. 28


WEEK 16

April 29 – May 3

  • Research Presentations
  • Final Exam

 

 

 

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