EN 100 day-to-day schedule

The final grade will be determined by the following formula:
50% Completed Portfolio: 4 revised, instructor-graded essays (Essay G is worth 20%, the three other essays are worth 10% each)
40% Two staff graded essay exams, Midterm (15%) and Final (25%)
10% Class activities, assignments, and attendance

August
T 25 In class: Introduction to course; Essay A: “Once I was; now I am.”; Writing workshop observations of essay A;

F 28 Due: Two typed copies of essay A.”
In class: Writing workshop observations of essay A; diagnostic

September
T 1 In class: Writing workshop observations of essay A; sentence revisions

F 4 Due: Three revisions of one sentence; read "Shitty First Drafts"
In class: discuss "Shitty First Drafts"; Sentences; “They say, but my experience tells me.”;

T 8 Due: Three typed copies of essay B (two pages - 500 words)
In class: Writing Workshop Essay A; small group writing workshop of essay B; showing not telling; senses exercise

F 11 Due: Revision of essay A or B with reflection on revision
In class: Sign up for conferences; essay C: “You can do it another way but you can also do it this way.”; paragraph revision - Maria

T 15 No class – conferences

F 18 Due: Three Typed copies of essay C
In class: small group writing workshop observations of essay C; discuss essay criteria; discuss style - verbs and conciseness; senses exercise

T 22 Due: Final version of essay A or B with reflection on revision
In class: action verbs and concision; Essay D: "When I saw that fork in the road just ahead in my life, I chose this instead of this."; paragraph revision (Najat and Manny)

F 25 Three Typed copies of Essay D
In class: small group writing workshop observations on essay D; sign up for conferences; paragraph revision

T 29 Due revision of essay C or D with reflection on revision and paragraph revision of partner's essay
No class - conferences; bring revised essay to conference

October
F 2 In class: “In this dilemma or crisis, I turned to this tradition or principle.”; small group writing workshop observations on essay E; sentence combining

T 6 Due: Final version of essay C or D with reflection on revision; two typed copies of essay E;
In class: whole-class writing workshop observations on essay E; Essay F: travel narrative assigned; Model travel narratives: Sand Dunes; Pacific; two typed of field notes

F 9 no class – visit your DC site and take notes

T 13 fall break

F 16 Due: DC site visit notes; read travel narratives: Sand Dunes; Pacific
In-class: Discuss travel narratives; writing workshop - finding a theme; class eval

T 20 Due: Two typed copies of Essay F for peer review; sign up for conferences; review for midterm

F 23 Due: Revision of essay D or essay F with reflection on revision
no class: conferences

T 27 midterm
F 30 Final version of essay D or F with reflection on revision; midterm

November
T 3 Due: Educational readings for discussion
In class: Discuss readings; op-ed essay on educational issues assigned

F 6 Due: Educational readings for discussion
In class: Discuss reading; research questions; basics of argument: ethos, pathos, logos; three parts of an essay; introductions and conclusions; hooks for introductions

T 10 Due: Hypothesis/question/purpose and audience due for essay G
In class: The middle part of essay G: evidence/support: observations, examples, description, narratives, analysis, other voices (i.e. secondary research which can include facts, expert testimony or field research); field research; student evaluations; transitions

F 13 Due: working thesis
In class: library research day - meet in library instruction room; paraphrasing and quoting

T 17 Due: Field research write-ups for workshop

F 20 Due: Four Typed copies of essay G
In-class: Sign up for small group conferences

T 24 Due: Letters
In-class: Small group conferences

F 27 Thanksgiving

December
T 1 Due: Final version of Essay G with revision reflection; portfolio with all 4 essays including all typed drafts
In class: Writing reflection for portfolio

F 4 Due: Portfolio due with all versions of four essays other essays as well as reflections; review for exam

Sat. 5 Final Exam 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m

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