CW 2 Spring 2016 TR Schedule

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

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

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

26 – How to read and evaluate editorials

Reading due: “America’s other original sin”

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

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

4 – Thesis exercise; bring in draft of intro paragraph

9 – Essay 1 Draft due

11 – Crafting strong sentences

16 – Monday Schedule

Moving from rough draft to polished; formatting exercises

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

21 – Essay 1 due via Blackboard

23 – Introduction to Essay 2 (assignment sheet via Tophat)

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

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

March

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

3 – Working with sources; finding strategies in arguments

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

10 – Peer review of sources (need all 6 in class)
Synthesizing material

14-16 – Spring Break

20 – Essay 2 Due

22 – Introduction to Essay 3

Census of Privacy exercise

24 – Reading due: Privacy Introduction

Writing due: Annotated Bibliography and website analysis

29 – Writing due: tentative thesis and source summaries

Paraphrasing exercises

31 – Draft due in class

April

5 – Peer review of drafts and sources

7 – Style lesson

12 – Essay 3 due via Blackboard

14 – Introduction to Essay 4

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

21 – Portfolio preparation; draft due

26 – Portfolio preparation; peer review

28 – Essay 4 due

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