WR100.03, Spring 2017

Course Resources

Course Schedule

Unit One – Critical Reading and Rhetorical Analysis

Week 1

1/18 :: Course intro.; review syllabus

1/20 :: Read email etiquette and send me a hello email following etiquette guidelines; read Project 1 assignment sheet; read “The Watcher at the Gate“; in-class writing (I will provide the prompt)

Week 2 :: Project 1 Assignment Sheet

1/23 :: Read RRW ch. 1 pp. 3-10 and answer questions

1/25 :: Read “The Long, Painful and Repetitive History of How Baltimore Became Baltimore“; read the Purdue OWL and Easy Writer citation resources (read only the one you’re going to use for Project 1): Chicago Manual StyleMLAAPA

1/27 :: Read RRW ch. 1 pp. 10-32, answer questions and bring all ch. 1 questions typed to class for submission – this is the process we will use for the rest of the term with chapters and questions from RRW; you may want to get started on “The Case for Reparations” because it’s long

Week 3

1/30 :: Outline for Project 1 due; read “The Case for Reparations“; read Body Paragraphs from the Purdue OWL to get an idea of essay organization

2/1 :: Introductory paragraph for Project 1 due; read writing genres and this spiffy graphic

2/2 :: Extra credit event: Lessons Learned from My Grandfather: Nonviolence in a Violent World, 7:00 pm 4th Floor Programming Room, Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi will be speaking about lessons learned from his grandfather on nonviolence in a violent world.

2/3 :: Reading quiz 1 on genre, critical reading, and “The Case for Reparations”; read Project 2 assignment sheet; in-class punctuation exercises from the Purdue OWL

Week 4 

2/6:: Bring Project 1 rough draft for the workshop

2/8 :: Project 1 due; read the CityLab article about redlining in Baltimore; and take a look at the Mapping Inequality resource – when you zoom in on Baltimore, be sure you select the small “i-circle” icon in the column on the right side of the page i-circle icon read the information in the window that pops up when you select that icon

2/9 :: Extra credit event: The Big Truck That Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster:  A Talk by Journalist Jonathan Myerson Katz – 6:00pm-7:30pm
McGuire Hall East

2/10 :: Citation quiz; read RRW ch. 2 pp. 35-47

Week 5 :: Project 2 Assignment Sheet

2/13 :: Read RRW ch. 2 pp. 47-66 and answer questions; bring all ch. 2 questions typed to class for submission

2/15 :: Read the Project 2 assignment sheet; read RRW ch. 3 pp. 71-81 and answer questions

2/17 :: Watch the Pope’s address to the US congress (here is the complete text); read the Big Seven Handout in the Course Resources at the top of this page

Week 6

2/20 :: Read RRW ch. 3 pp. 81-96 and answer questions; bring all ch. 3 questions typed to class for submission

2/22 :: Read RRW ch. 6 pp. 151-160 and answer questions; you should have your Project 2 article selected by this point

2/24 :: Read the Purdue OWL’s Paramedic Method and the Five Principles of Readability

Week 7

2/27 :: Read RRW ch. 6 pp. 160-178; bring all ch. 6 questions typed to class for submission

2/27 :: Extra credit event: Perceptions and Realities of the Black Lives Matter Movement: A Talk by Rasheed Ali Cromwell – 7:00pm-9:00pm 4th Floor Programming Room

3/1 :: Bring the article you’re going to analyze for Project 2 to class – in-class exercise: determining the genre of argument for your article; read Sanford J. Ungar’s piece on the free press from the Washington Post

3/3 :: Class cancelled (mid-term grades due by 3:00 on – U = unsatisfactory, S = satisfactory)

Week 8

3/6 – 3/10 :: Spring break, no class

Week 9

3/13 :: Read the maps for a Basic Rhetorical Analysis and a Complex Rhetorical Analysis, as well as Rhetorical Analysis Sample; bring your Project 2 outline to class; Reading quiz 2 on the CityLab article and rhetorical analysis; read the RRW chapter from Section 3 that corresponds with the article you’re analyzing for Project 2 (definition, evaluation, value claim, cause, or problem-solution) and answer the questions at the end of that chapter; bring your answers typed to class for submission

3/15 :: Bring your Project 2 rough draft to class for the workshop; read a couple articles from factcheck.org

3/17 :: Class cancelled but please still read what Mark Cuban has to say about a liberal arts education

Unit Two – Research and Presentation

Week 10 :: Project 3 Assignment Sheet

3/20 :: Project 2 due; meet in the LND library; read the Project 3 assignment sheet and RRW ch. 11; answer the questions

3/21 :: Extra credit event – Homeboy Industries: Greg Boyle, SJ Lecture, 7:00 p.m.
McGuire Hall

3/22 :: Meet in the LND library; read and use the LND Research Guide; read Evaluating SourcesRequirements for Exploratory Writing Log and Annotated Bibliography, and the sample Research Log

3/24 :: Bring the answers from RRW ch. 11 to class typed for submission; read RRW ch. 12 pp. 263-273; review the Exploratory Research Map and these: Empirical Research Map the Empirical Research Methodology, LND Research Handout and Observations, Interviews, and Surveys

Week 11

3/27 :: You should have chosen your topic or non-profit organization for Project 3 by this point; read RRW ch. 12 pp. 274-279 and answer questions; bring in all questions from ch. 12 typed for submission

3/29 :: Grammar and mechanics test; read excerpt from Blockbusting in Baltimore

3/31 ::  Read the Stasis Worksheet; read Stasis Theory, and Stasis Methodology; read how stasis theory will help you with your proposal; complete as much of your stasis worksheet as possible – type, print, and bring to class

Week 12

4/3 :: Meet in front of LND library for our experiential research trip to GEDCO/CARES. This is a mandatory trip; read “Response, Recovery, and Rebuilding in Baltimore” and the GEDCO/CARES website

4/3 :: Extra credit event: Modern Masters Reading Series, Kevin Young, 5 p.m. McManus Theater

4/5 :: Bring your primary and secondary research questions to class; read RRW ch. 4 and answer questions; read the Purdue OWL’s Audience Analysis resource; read this pizzagate article and its follow up, as well as an overview of gaslighting

4/7 :: Read RRW ch. 13 pp. 281-298 and one Project 3 sample from the course website; bring your Project 3 audience analysis to class and the RRW ch. 4 answers typed for submission

Week 13

4/10 :: Read RRW ch. 13 pp. 298-311

4/12 :: Bring your Project 3 outline to class; read excerpt from Not in My Neighborhood; review the Baltimore Anchor Plan at the top of this page

4/14 :: Easter break, no class

Week 14

4/17 :: Easter break, no class

4/19 :: Reading quiz 3 on Blockbusting in Baltimore and Not in My Neighborhood; read one Project 3 sample from the course website; also read “Who Are We?” and  Creating Just Language handout from the CCSJ

4/20 :: Extra credit event: Modern Masters Reading Series, Lorrie Moore reading, 5 p.m., McManus Theater

4/21 :: Bring your Project 3 introduction paragraph to class; read the Purdue OWL’s Visual Rhetoric resources, the Visual Literacy Presentation

Week 15

4/24 :: Reading quiz 4 on Who are We and visual literacyProject 3 rough draft is due; read the presentation checklist

4/26 :: Class cancelled for conferences

4/28 :: Class cancelled for conferences

Week 16

5/1 :: Last day of class

Final Exam. WR100.03S: 5-5 @ 1 PM. Project 3 is due along with your PowerPoint presentation and your revision of Project 1 or 2 if you choose to do one. Attendance at your scheduled final exam time is required to pass. Please obtain university permission and let me know in advance if you need to reschedule your exam due to exam scheduling conflict.