En101 day-to-day schedule

Monday, August 29: diagnostic

Thursday, September 1: “rules” of writing

Monday, September 5: Labor Day Holiday

Thursday, September 8: U Street Field trip

Monday, September 12: practice summary due on WP China town article; observation

Thursday, September 15: summary (5%) due of article on Adams Morgan due; DC Neighborhood observation; links to dc sources

Monday, September 19: themes for observation essays; read observation essay

Thursday, September 22: observation essay due for peer review (bring 3 copies); prepare for midterm; paraphrasing accurately and ethically

Monday, September 26: draft of observation essay due for instructor comments; midterm (5%) - summary

Thursday, September 29: individual conferences – no class

Monday, October 3: observation essay due (10%); bring in a visual source from your neighborhood for your argument analysis paper (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); finding a thesis

Thursday, October 6: rhetorical analysis due for peer review (bring 3 copies); reflection on observation essay

Monday, October 10: Fall Break No Class

Thursday, October 13: draft of rhetorical analysis for instructor comments; parargaphing and transitions

Monday, October 17: summary of nytimes articledue (5%); finding a research topic; titles, intros, conclusions

Thursday, October 20: pre-research

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

Thursday, October 27: Rhetorical analysis due (10%); bring internet research source and completed library self-tour; library research day – meet in library instruction room

Monday, October 31: plagiarism tutorial assigned; annotated bibliography; library research day – meet in library instruction room

Thursday, November 3: Field research/picture day in DC - meet at 11:00 in front of the Main House; have your plagiarism tutorial and your library self-tour; you should have 2 articles you think will make the cut for your annotated bibliography

Monday, November 7: discuss sources for annotated bibliography

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

Monday, November 14: group meeting in class about choosing sources

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

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

Thursday, November 24: Thanksgiving Break No Class

Monday, November 28: group presentations and 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

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

Monday December 12: Project IV: Blog Due (10%)

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