WR100.20, Spring 2014

Course Resources

Course Schedule

Unit 1 – Rhetoric and Writing

Week 1 :: Project 1 Assignment Sheet

1/14 :: Course intro.; review syllabus; writing genres

1/16 :: 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 this questions: 1) what is rhetoric?; in-class writing (I will provide the prompt)

Week 2

1/21 :: 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

1/23 :: Project 1 introduction paragraph checklist

Week 3

1/28 :: Introductory paragraph for Project 1 due; reading quiz 1; read Project 2 assignment sheet and Writing Today chapter 3, pages 143-157, 161, and 678-685;

1/30 :: Bring Project 1 rough draft for conference workshop; 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 :: Project 2 Assignment Sheet

2/4 :: Project 1 duebring your Project 2 article – make sure it’s an argumentative article (look for a strong thesis); 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

2/6 :: Read the Big Seven Handout in the Course Resources at the top of this page and the Declaration of Independence

Week 5

2/11 :: Project 2 outline due; read Writing Today chapter 22 and pages 406-412 and the Fallacies Taxonomy; read Identifying Fallacies 1

2/13 :: Read Rhetorical FallaciesIdentifying Fallacies 2

Week 6

2/18 :: Project 2 rough draft due for conference workshop; read Writing Today chapter 24; read the Purdue OWL’s Paramedic Method and the Five Principles of Readability; sign up for conferences

2/20 :: 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

2/25 :: Project 2 dueresearch workshop with LND librarian; mid-semester course evaluation; 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

2/27 :: 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

Mid-term grades due by 2/28 (S = satisfactory work; U = unsatisfactory work)

Week 8

3/4 :: Spring break, no class

3/6 :: Spring break, no class

Week 9

3/11 :: Grammar and mechanics test (you must take the test in class as scheduled); watch this video to help you prepare for the test; Project 3 primary and two secondary research questions due – use this stasis worksheet to help you: (print out and bring to class) Stasis Worksheetyou must have your topic chosen by this date; read Stasis Theory, and Stasis Methodology

3/13 :: Citation quiz; complete as much of your stasis worksheet as possible – type, print, and bring to class

Week 10

3/18 :: Project 3 outline and audience analysis due (review Writing Today chapter 3 for how to do this and make sure you identify your primary decision maker)

3/20 :: Read LND Research Handout and Observations, Interviews, and Surveys

Week 11

3/25 :: Project 3 introductory paragraph due; bring your audience analysis; read Writing Today chapter 18 chapter; in-class work day for project 3

3/27 :: Project 3 rough, rough draft due for workshop 1 with peers

Week 12

4/1 ::  Project 3 rough draft due for workshop 2; conferences

4/3 :: Project 3 due; read Project 4 assignment sheet

Unit 3 – Putting Rhetoric and Writing to Work; Reflection

Week 13 :: Project 4 Assignment Sheet

4/8 :: Read Writing Today chapters 4; in-class writing

4/10 :: Read these flash memoirs: LeapDumber ThanFree Tibet, Man!; in-class writing

Week 14

4/15 :: Read Writing Today chapter 17, the Purdue OWL’s Visual Rhetoric resources, the Visual Literacy Presentation; and these OWL Flash movies are fun

4/17 :: Easter break, no class

Week 15

4/22 :: 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

4/24 :: 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

5/6 :: Exam Day – Project 4 due on exam day with letter of transmittal and five-minute presentation. Meet at 1:00 PM 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.