Fall 2013 Course Calendar

English 1101-103 & 144

English Composition I

 

 

 Students are required to have all textbooks and materials before the second class session, and all readings must be completed prior to coming to class on the date they are noted on this calendar.  Books must be brought to class every day—no exceptions.


 

Although this calendar has been meticulously planned, I may deem it necessary to tweak or modify it sometime during the semester to accommodate the needs of our class. 

In short, check the calendar daily!


Abbreviations:

Techniques of College Writing:  TCW

A Writer’s Handbook:  AWH

Owning it All:  OIA

 

Grading Rubrics

Professor McRae's Awesome Verb List

 

 

Date

Topic

Chapters and/or Readings

 

Assignments and/or

In-class activities (ICA)

Due Date

 

 

 

Week One:  Introduction & Assessment

 

T 8/27

 

Introduction to course, syllabus, etc.

 

 

 

R 8/29

 

 

 

ICA:  Diagnostic essay

 

Drop add:  8/26 – 9/2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part I:  Thinking Through the Thesis Statement

 

Week Two:  Defining the Thesis Statement and the Academic Essay

 

 

T 9/3

 

 

TCW:  Chapter 1

 

 

R 9/5

 

 

 

ICA

 

 

 

Week Three:  Understanding the Thesis Statement Through its Three Parts

 

 

T 9/10

 

 

TCW: Chapter 2

 

 

R 9/12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week Four:  Using Critical Thinking to Develop a Thesis Statement

 

T 9/17

 

 

TCW:  Chapter 3

Essay I topic

 

R 9/19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week Five:  Supporting the Thesis Statement:  The Burdens of Proof

 

 

T 9/24

 

 

TCW:  Chapter 4

 

 

R 9/26

 

 

 

In-class workshop

 

 

 

Week Six:  Drafting and Revising the Essay:  Supporting the Thesis Statement

T 10/1

 

 

TCW:  Chapter 5

 

 

R 10/3

 

 

 

 

Essay I due

 

 

 

Part II:  Thinking Through Your Writing Assignment

 

Week Seven:  Developing a Thesis Statement from a Writing Assignment & Using the Seven Steps to Develop a Thesis Statement

T 10/8

 

 

TCW:  Chapter Six

 

 

R 10/10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part III:  Literature & Applicatioin

Week Eight:  Creative Non-Fiction

Owning it All

 

T 10/15

 

 

 

 

 

R 10/17

 

OIA:  “Home”  

 

 

 

 

 

 

F 10/18

Last day to withdraw & receive a grade of “W”

 

 

 

 

 

III.  Writing beyond the Composition Classroom

Week Nine:  Interdisciplinary & Literature

 

 

T 10/22

 

 

 OIA:  “Buckaroos”

Essay II topics

 

R 10/24

 

 

OIA:  “Owning it All”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week Ten:  Owning it All

T 10/29

 

 

 

 Essay II Workshop

 

R 10/31

 

 

 

Essay II Workshop

 

 

 

 

Week Eleven:  Owning it All

T 11/5

 

 

TCW:  Chapter Seven & TCW:  Chapter Eight (through page 186 only)

 

 

 

 Essay II due

R 11/7

 

 

OIA:  “Raven Brought the Light”

 

 

 

 

 

Week Twelve:  Owning it All

T 11/12

 

 

OIA:  “Leaving” & "Natural Causes"

 

 

 

R 11/14

 

OIA:  “Redneck Secrets”

Essay III topics

 Film Literacy

 

 

 

Week Thirteen:  Owning it All

T 11/19

 

 

OIA:  “Grizzly,” “Yellowstone in Winter,” & “Silver Bullets”

 

 

R 11/21

 

 

 

 

 

 

M 11/25 – F 11/29

Thanksgiving Break:  No classes

 

 

 

Week Fourteen:  Putting it All Together

 

T 12/3

 

 

 

Essay III Workshop

 

R 12/5

 

 

 

Preparation for final exam

Essay III due

 

 

 

Final Examination Week

 

 

 

 

 

 

T 12/10

Section 103

Pafford 307

 

Bring a large Blue Book with you to class today

Final Exam: 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

R 12/12

Section 144

Pafford 305

 

Bring a large Blue Book with you to class today

Final Exam:  2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.