WR100.16, Fall 2013

Course Resources

Course Schedule

Unit 1 – Rhetoric and Writing

Week 1 :: Project 1 Assignment Sheet

9/3 :: Course intro.; review syllabus; writing genres

9/5 :: Read Project 1 assignment sheet; read “The Watcher at the Gate“; watch this video, look through Writing Today, and search the Internet and try to answer these two questions: 1) what is a genre? and 2) what is rhetoric?; in-class writing (I will provide the prompt)

Week 2

9/10 :: Choose the nonfiction article you will analyze; outline for Project 1 due (Project 1 outline checklist); read Writing Today chapters 1 and 2; read the Purdue OWL’s citation resources (read the one you’re using): Chicago Manual StyleMLAAPA

9/12 :: Introductory paragraph for Project 1 due (Project 1 introduction paragraph checklist); Reading quiz 1; bring your texts for the book check

Week 3 :: Project 2 Assignment Sheet

9/17 :: Bring Project 1 rough draft for conference workshop; read Project 2 assignment sheet and Writing Today chapter 3, pages 143-157, 161, and 678-685;

9/19 :: Project 1 duebring your Project 2 article – make sure it’s an argumentative article (look for a strong thesis); read Body Paragraphs from the Purdue OWL to get an idea of essay organization, and read Writing Today 414-423; read Rhetorical Strategies for Persuasion from the Purdue OWL for ethos, pathos, and logos; read Aristotle’s Proofs

Week 4

9/24 :: Project 2 outline due; for your reference, here are the maps for a Basic Rhetorical Analysis and a Complex Rhetorical Analysis, as well as Rhetorical Analysis Sample 1 and Rhetorical Analysis Sample 2

9/26 :: Read Writing Today chapter 22 and the Declaration of Independence

Week 5

10/1 :: Project 2 introductory paragraph due; read Writing Today pages 406-412 and the Fallacies Taxonomy; read Identifying Fallacies 1

10/3 :: Read Rhetological FallaciesIdentifying Fallacies 2

Week 6

10/8 :: Project 2 rough draft due for conference workshop; Citation quiz; read Writing Today chapter 24; read the Purdue OWL’s Paramedic Method and the Five Principles of Readability

10/10 :: Reading quiz 2; read Project 3 assignment sheet (below) and one proposal from the Writing for Change page; read half of Writing Today chapter 25; read the Exploratory Research Map

Unit 2 – Conducting Research

Week 7 :: Project 3 Assignment Sheet

10/15 :: Project 2 dueresearch workshop with LND librarian; read Writing Today chapter 11 and sample proposals and second half of Writing Today chapter 25; read Evaluating SourcesRequirements for Exploratory Writing Log and Annotated Bibliography, and the sample Research Log

10/17 :: Research workshop with LND librarian; bring your research topicReading quiz 3 (you must be in the library session as scheduled to take the quiz); read Empirical Research Map and the Empirical Research Methodology; read Observations, Interviews, and Surveys

10/18 :: Fall break begins after classes. Mid-term grades will be available by 10/20 (S = satisfactory work; U = unsatisfactory work)

Week 8

10/22 :: Project 3 primary and two secondary research questions due – use this stasis worksheet to help you: (print out and bring to class) Stasis Worksheet; you must have your topic chosen by this date; read Stasis Theory, and Stasis Methodology

10/24 :: Complete as much of your stasis worksheet as possible – type, print, and bring to class

Week 9

10/29 :: Project 3 outline and audience analysis due (review Writing Today chapter 3 for how to do this); read LND Research Handout

10/31 :: Project 3 introductory paragraph due

Week 10

11/5 :: Read the Big Seven Handout in the Course Resources at the top of this page

11/7 :: Project 3 rough, rough draft due for workshop 1 with peers

Week 11

11/12 ::  Project 3 rough draft due for workshop 2 with conferences

11/14 :: Project 3 due

Unit 3 – Putting Rhetoric and Writing to Work

Week 12 :: Project 4 Assignment Sheet

11/19 :: Read Project 4 assignment sheet, Writing Today chapters 4 and 18

11/21 :: Guest lecturer, Prof. Jane Satterfield; read Writing Today chapter 17, the Purdue OWL’s Visual Rhetoric resources, the Visual Literacy Presentation; and these OWL Flash movies are fun; in-class memoirs: Leap, Dumber Than, Free Tibet, Man!

Week 13

11/26 :: Grammar and mechanics test (you must take the test in class as scheduled); watch this video to help you prepare for the test

11/28 :: Thanksgiving holiday, no class

Week 14

12/3 :: Reading quiz 4 (you must take the quiz in class as scheduled); read Creating Just Language handout from the CCSJ; read two memoirs from Writing Today; in-class activity: compose the first two slides of your end-of-term PowerPoint presentation

12/5 :: Memoir and PowerPoint rough drafts due for conference workshop; read Essay to Report PowerPoint presentation and the Purdue OWL’s HATS presentation Read Writing Today chapter 32 and the presentation checklist;

Week 15

12/17 :: Exam Day – Project 4 due on exam day with letter and five-minute presentation. Meet at 9:00 AM in MD Hall 240. Attendance at your scheduled final exam time is required to pass this class. Please obtain university permission and let me know in advance if you need to reschedule your exam due to exam scheduling conflict.