WR100.03S, WR100.15 Fall 2016

Course Resources

Course Schedule

Unit One – Genre, Rhetoric, and Writing

Week 1 :: Project 1 Assignment Sheet

9/7 :: Course intro.; review syllabus; writing genres

9/9 :: 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).

9/10 :: Messina folks: walk to the Waverly Farmer’s Market with Dr. Rebekah Eklund

Week 2

9/12 :: Read “The Long, Painful and Repetitive History of How Baltimore Became Baltimore“; look through Writing Today and search the Internet and try to answer this question: what is rhetoric?

9/14 :: Book check – bring Writing Today and Easy Writerchoose the nonfiction article you will analyze; read Writing Today chapter 1; read the Purdue OWL and Easy Writer citation resources (read only the one you’re using): Chicago Manual StyleMLAAPA

9/15 :: Extra credit event – Writers at Work Series: Dr. Terre Ryan and Dr. Ron Tanner discuss Science Writing and Fiction, McManus Theatre, 6 PM

9/16 :: Read and use the Project 1 outline checklist to help you organize your genre analysis; read Writing Today chapter 2 and the Social Identities and Tips for Challenging Conversations handout. You may also want to read ahead for next week – “The Case for Reparations” is long

Week 3

9/19 :: Outline for Project 1 due; finish reading “The Case for Reparations“; Messina folks: we’re meeting your class dean, Dr. Arthur Sutherland

9/20 :: Self and Other Messina and extra credit Event – bring your Loyola student ID to see a FREE screening of “Selma” at the Senator Theatre on York Road

9/21 :: Introductory paragraph for Project 1 due (Project 1 introduction paragraph checklist)

9/23 :: Reading quiz 1 on genre and “The Case for Reparations”; read Project 2 assignment sheet and Writing Today chapter 3; in-class punctuation exercises from the Purdue OWL

Week 4 :: Project 2 Assignment Sheet

9/26 :: Bring Project 1 rough draft for workshop; read Body Paragraphs from the Purdue OWL to get an idea of essay organization and Writing Today pages 136-160, and 624-629; Messina folks: campus scavenger hunt!

9/28 :: Read Writing Today pages 401-408; read the CityLab article about redlining in Baltimore

9/30 :: Project 1 due in Dropbox by the beginning of class time; read the Project 2 assignment sheet and the Rhetorical Strategies for Persuasion from the Purdue OWL for ethos, pathos, and logos; read this page from Factcheck.org on the first presidential debate (the person who started Factcheck.org, Kathleen Hall Jamieson, will be speaking at Loyola on 10/28

Week 5

10/3 :: Bring your Project 2 article – make sure it’s an argumentative article (look for a strong thesis); read Aristotle’s Proofs. For your reference, here are the maps for a Basic Rhetorical Analysis and a Complex Rhetorical Analysis, as well as Rhetorical Analysis Sample; Messina folks: time management session

10/4 :: Extra credit event – “The Freddie Gray Cases: A Panel on the State of Criminal Justice in Baltimore” 7 p.m. McGuire Hall West

10/5 :: 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

10/7 :: Read this article on the influences of a Jesuit education, and read the Declaration of Independence

Week 6

10/10 :: Project 2 outline due; read Writing Today chapter 22 and pages 409-414; read Identifying Fallacies 1 and Identifying Fallacies 2; sign up for conferences; Messina folks: stress management session

10/12 :: Read the Purdue OWL’s Paramedic Method and the Five Principles of Readability; read: author of “The Case for Reparations” wins 2015 MacArthur “genius grant” award; the grade discussion

10/14 :: Mid-term break – class cancelled; mid-term grades due 10/14 by 3 PM (S = satisfactory work; U = unsatisfactory work)

Unit Two – Conducting Research

Week 7 :: Project 3 Assignment Sheet

10/17 :: Read Project 3 assignment sheet (below) and one proposal from the Writing for Change page; Messina folks: 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

10/19 :: Meet in LND Library; read half of Writing Today chapter 24; read the Exploratory Research Map

10/21 :: Meet in LND Library; read second half of Writing Today chapter 24 and some sample proposals from the text and from the Writing for Change page on this website; read Writing Today chapter 25

Week 8

10/24 :: Project 2 dueReview and use the LND Research Guide; read Evaluating SourcesRequirements for Exploratory Writing Log and Annotated Bibliography, and the sample Research Log; Messina folks: enrichment hour cancelled for the 10/17 GEDCO/CARES trip

10/26 :: Reading quiz 2; read Writing Today chapter 12, Empirical Research Map the Empirical Research Methodology, LND Research Handout and Observations, Interviews, and Surveys; decide on your research topic for Project 3

10/27 :: Self and Other Messina and extra credit Event – Public Debate, 5 p.m. McGuire Hall with Mike Memoli of the L.A. Times

10/27 :: Commitment to Justice in Jesuit Higher Education 3rd. edition book launch extra credit event – 4-5:30 p.m., Fourth Floor Program Room. Read more about the event on the livejusticeloyola Facebook page

10/28 :: Citation quiz; read excerpt from Blockbusting in Baltimore 

10/28 :: Extra credit event – Modern Masters Reading Series Talk with Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania, 5 p.m. McGuire Hall West

Week 9

10/31 :: Re-read first half of How to Win and Election – Vote on 11/8! Loyola voter registration information; Messina folks: registration session

11/2 :: Read the Stasis Worksheet; read Stasis Theory, and Stasis Methodology; read how stasis theory will help you with your proposal

11/4 :: Complete as much of your stasis worksheet as possible – type, print, and bring to class; re-read second half of How to Win an Election 

Week 10

11/7 :: Project 3 primary and two secondary research questions due – use this stasis worksheet to help you: (print out and bring to class); Reading quiz 3 on kairos and Commitment to Justice pieces; read kairos; sign up for conferences; read the introduction to Commitment to Justice in Jesuit Higher Education, “The Service of Faith and the Promotion of Justice in American Jesuit Higher Education,” and Briana Ciccarino’s essay response

11/8 :: Read this piece from The Washington Post and then vote!

11/9 :: Read excerpt from Not in My Neighborhood

11/10 :: Extra credit event – Environmental Justice: Beyond Rhetoric, 7 p.m. Andrew White Student Center 4th Floor Program Room

11/11 :: Veteran’s Day – in-class audience analysis work day; keep working on Project 3

Week 11

11/14 :: Audience analysis due (review Writing Today chapter 3 for how to do your audience analysis and make sure you identify your primary decision maker); read “Who Are We?” and  Creating Just Language handout from the CCSJ; Messina folks: read “A More Perfect Union” from Writing Today

11/16 :: Read Writing Today chapter 18; in-class work day for project 3

11/18 :: Review the Baltimore Anchor Plan at the top of this page; in-class work time for Project 3

Week 12

11/21 :: Project 3 outline due – also bring your work log to class; read Writing Today chapter 5

11/23 and 11/25 :: Thanksgiving Break – class cancelled

Unit 3 – Reflecting and Presenting

Week 13 :: Project 4 Assignment Sheet

11/28 :: Project 3 introductory paragraph due for workshop; in-class work day

11/30 :: Project 3 rough draft due; read Project 4 assignment sheet; read the Baltimore Sun Freddie Gray death timeline; read this CNN article on Freddie Gray’s death and the uprisings this Baltimore Sun article about Freddie Gray’s autopsy; read about the latest in the Freddie Gray trials

12/2 :: Grammar and mechanics test; read these flash memoirs: Dumber ThanFree Tibet, Man!; in-class work day; Messina learning outcomes and Self and Other theme reflection and discernment

Week 14

12/5 :: Project 3 due; read Writing Today chapter 18; read the Purdue OWL’s Visual Rhetoric resources, the Visual Literacy Presentation; in-class writing: Speaking of designand the redesigns; Messina folks: enrichment hour cancelled for Saturday’s AVAM trip

12/7 :: Reading quiz 4 (on Writing Today chapter 32); read Writing Today chapter 32 and the presentation checklist; in-class activity: compose the first two slides of your end-of-term PowerPoint presentation; check out The Whiteness Project

12/9 :: Project 4 first draft due; in-class work day for presentations; read “In Defense of Politics

Week 15

12/12 :: Last day of class: Project 4 second draft and PowerPoint rough drafts due for workshop; course evaluations; Messina folks: wrap up and reflection

Week 16

Final Exam. WR100.03S: 12-16 @ 9 AM; WR100.15: 12-16 @ 1 PM. Project 4 is due by our exam time with your five-minute PowerPoint presentation. 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.