CW 2 Spring 2016 M/W Schedule

January
20 – Introduction; writing diagnostic
Homework: read and respond to “America’s Other Original Sin” on Blackboard; bring textbook

25 – Discuss essay and Discussion Board responses; developing research essay keywords

Reading due: “EKG Screening for College Athletes,” New York Times

27 – How to read and evaluate editorials

Reading due: “America’s other original sin”

February

1 – Academic tools for rhetorical analysis (review Academic Writing in Writer’s Reference)

3 – Reading due: ch 2 of A Well Crafted Sentence; “Argument as Conversation”

8 – Thesis exercise; bring in draft of intro paragraph

10 – Essay 1 Draft due

15 – Holiday

16 – Monday Schedule

Moving from rough draft to polished; formatting exercises

17 – Peer Review; Style exercise (review 2 chapters in “Writing Tools” on Tophat)

21 – Essay 1 due via Blackboard

22 – Introduction to Essay 2

Reading due: “How Family Game Night Makes Kids into Better Students” and “Nostalgia is Ruining Video Games,” Atlantic Monthly (via Tophat)

24 – Writing due: 1 page response to how you play

29 – Reading due: excerpt from “A Whole New Mind” and “Play” (via Tophat)

March

2 – Draft due

Reading due: “Children Need Imaginative Play” (if accessed off campus, you’ll need to log in with your UML email info)

7 – Peer Review

9 – Style lesson

Writing due: Revision Plan

12 – Essay 2 Due

14-16 – Spring Break

21 – Introduction to Essay 3

Census of Privacy exercise

23 – Reading due: Privacy Introduction

Writing due: Annotated Bibliography and website analysis

28 – Writing due: tentative thesis and source summaries

Paraphrasing exercises

30 – Draft due in class

April

4 – Peer review of drafts and sources

6 – Style lesson

10 – Essay 3 due via Blackboard

11 – Introduction to Essay 4

13 – Reading due: selections from Empathy Exams and “I Don’t Feel your Pain” (Slate.com)

18 – Holiday

20 – Portfolio preparation; draft due

25 – Portfolio preparation; peer review

27 – Essay 4 due

Final Portfolio due via Blackboard on the day of the final exam