Monday, August 29: introductions – what we know about D.C.; diagnostic

Thursday, September 1: bring in a source about a D.C. neighborhood(s); “rules” of writing

Monday, September 5: Labor Day Holiday

Thursday, September 8: practice summary due on WP China town article; observation

Saturday, September 10: D.C neighborhoods field trip; links to dc sources

Monday, September 12: summary (5%) due of article on Adams Morgan;themes for observation essays

Thursday, September 15: observation essay due for peer review (bring 3 copies)

Monday, September 19: draft of observation essay due for instructor comments; read sample observation essay; class will create grading criteria for observation essay; prepare for midterm

Thursday, September 22: individual conferences – no class

Monday, September 26: midterm (5%) – summary

Thursday, September 29: Observation Essay due (10%); reflection on observation essay; rhetorical analysis assignment; paraphrasing accurately and ethically

Monday, October 3: rhetorical analysis due for peer review (bring 3 copies along with a copy of your visual source - a print-out of a website, a brochure for a mueseum or monument, a picture of a poster advertising a neighborhood event, a flyer etc).

Thursday, October 6: draft of rhetorical analysis for instructor comments; paragraph fan test

Monday, October 10: Fall Break No Class

Thursday, October 13: Titles, conclusions, intros; paragraphing

Monday, October 17: Rhetorical analysis due (10%); finding a research topic; action verbs

Thursday, October 20: summary of article on H street due (5%) pre-research

Monday, October 24: no class – group conferences; bring pre-research

Thursday, October 27: bring internet research source; library research day – meet in library instruction room

Monday, October 31: library research day – meet in library instruction room; completed library self-tour due

Thursday, November 3: discuss sources and annotated bibliography; plagiarism tutorial due; (will accept library tutorial); have two articles that you think make the cut.

Monday, November 7: discuss sources and annotated bibliography; sentence combining

Thursday, November 10: Individual annotated bibliography due (15%)

Monday, November 14: group meeting; field research

Thursday, November 17: more research – meet in computer lab

Monday, November 21: Group research presentation due (10%): group presentations

Thursday, November 24: Thanksgiving Break No Class

Monday, November 28: group presentations; example blog

Thursday, December 1: meet in computer classroom; how to blog, blog narrative, more research

Monday, December 5: peer review of blog narrative

Thursday, December 8: prepare for final exam

Saturday, December 10: Final exam (10%) - rhetorical analysis of a source

Monday, December 12: Project IV: Blog Due (10%); blog showcase

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