Course Calendar

FULL TEXT Version of ENGL 101 Calendar: ENGL102-CourseCalendar


WEEK 1

August 16 – 17

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

WEEK 2

August 20 – 24

  • 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

August 27 – 31

  • 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 Aug. 31 and selection choice posted to Moodle by Tuesday, Sept. 4


WEEK 4

September 4 – 7

  • LABOR DAY (Sept. 3) – NO CLASS
  • 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, Sept. 7 by 11:59 PM via Moodle


 WEEK 5

September 10 – 14

  • 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, Sept. 14 by 11:59 PM via Moodle


WEEK 6

September 17 – 21

  • 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

September 24 – 28

  • Discuss Writing Workshop process
  • Begin process of Writing Workshop 1: Introduction and Background
  • Class Presentation on They Say Ch. 7, Read They Say Ch. 11

Draft of Writing Workshop 1 Due at Midterm Conference in Week 8 (submitted to Moodle)

Report 3 Due Friday, Sept. 28 by 11:59 PM via Moodle


 WEEK 8

October 1 – 5

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

WEEK 9

October 8 – 12

  • Begin process of Writing Workshop 2: Argument Section of Essay
  • 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

 WEEK 10

October 17 – 19

  • FALL BREAK (Oct. 15-16
  • Begin process of Writing Workshop 3: Counter-Argument Section of Essay
  • Review of MLA formatting of Works Cited and In-text citations
  • Work on Writing Workshop 2

Draft of Writing Workshop 2 Due by Sunday, Oct. 21 via Moodle


WEEK 11

October 22 – 26

  • 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

Draft of Writing Workshop 3 Due by Sunday, Oct. 28 via Moodle


WEEK 12

October 29 – November 2

  • In-Class discussion and feedback on Writing Workshop 3
  • Discuss Presentations for Final
  • Begin process of Writing Workshop 4: Conclusion and Works Cited Page
  • Review and Discuss Conclusions
  • More MLA review
  • Work on Presentations some as Reverse Outlining

WEEK 13

November 5 – 9

  • Group Work Projects Work Day
  • Revision Discussion
  • Revision Day for Projects

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


WEEK 14

November 12 – 16

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

Research Paper Rough Drafts submitted to Moodle by 11:59 PM on Friday, Nov. 16


WEEK 15

Nov. 19 – 20

 Discuss and Plan out Portfolios

Research Paper Final Drafts submitted to Moodle by 11:59 PM on Sunday, Nov. 25


 

THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

Nov. 21 – 23

 


 WEEK 16

November 26 – 30

  • Research Presentations
  • Portfolios DUE

 


FINALS WEEK

December 3 – 7

  • Time TBD

 

 

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