Course Calendar

Syllabus Video Walkthrough


FULL TEXT Version of ENGL 101 Calendar: ENGL102-CourseCalendar


WEEK 1

January 9 – 10 

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

WEEK 2

January 13 – 17

  • 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 20 – 24

  • 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. 24 and selection choice posted to Moodle by Sun., Jan. 26


WEEK 4

January 27 – 31

  • 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. 2 by 11:59 PM via Moodle


WEEK 5

February 3 – 7

  • 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. 9 by 11:59 PM via Moodle


WEEK 6

February 10 – 14

  • 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 17 – 21

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

Report 3 Due Friday, Feb. 21 by 11:59 PM via Moodle


Draft of Writing Workshop 1 Due at Midterm Conference in Week 8 (submitted to Moodle by Sunday, Feb. 23 by 11:59 PM)


 WEEK 8

February 24 – 28

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

WEEK 9

March 2 – 7

  • 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. 8 via Moodle


SPRING BREAK

March 9 – 13


 WEEK 10

March 16 – 20

  • 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 23 – 27

  • 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

 March 30 – April 3

  • 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

CALA-BASH WEEK


 Draft of Writing Workshop 3 Due by Sunday, Apr. 5 via Moodle


WEEK 13

April 6 – 10

  • 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. 12 via Moodle


WEEK 14

April 13 – 17

  • Research Paper Rough Drafts returned with comments
  • Discuss comments and needed changes
  • Revision Checklist
  • Portfolio Discussion

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


WEEK 15

April 20 – 24  

Research Paper Rough Drafts submitted to Moodle by 11:59 PM on Sunday, Apr. 19

Research Paper Final Drafts + Final Portfolio (Revised Drafts of Reports 1 – 3) submitted to Moodle by 11:59 PM on Sunday, Apr. 26


 WEEK 16

April 27 – May 1

  • Final Exam