ASSIGNMENTS WR121 CRN 42105 MADRAS 120  3:15-5:05PM MW FALL 2017 Thielsen  

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ACTIVITY IN CLASS

 

ASSIGNMENT FOR NEXT CLASS

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9/25

intros, docs  MLA Template.doc |  MLA style / responses writing--annotation--defining key wds/titles-- Description  LO:1,3

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Read and take notes (annotate) re: key ideas you find in Description  Narrative and Reflective notes-AND then type 100-250wds about WHY THESE KINDS OF WRITING ARE SO IMPORTANT. [OPTIONAL Try MLA Template .doc & use standard intro. (also part of template) to identify the material.]

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9/27
--Discuss assignment-| Analysis of a Photo exercise.docx
-in class read Lenses as e.g. of Descriptive, Narrative and Reflective writing.& finding Theme | Aesops Fables
--review in-text citing, quotes, etc. and as needed.  Excellent help> YouTube:  Integrating source info.in-text MLA  | another in-text tutorial    |FYI-Signal Phrase chart as needed| LO:1,3
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 -READ-- re-read Lenses -- WRITE: (250-300 wds) Starting with the standard introduction | MLA Template.doc., answer these questions: (please use a subheading to restate each question)--1) How and where, in the writing, do you, as a reader, experience this essay and WHY? cite from essay to support 2) What fields of study might this essay interest? Support/cite (from essay) the evidence for your observations.3) By the end what do you think Dillard "realizes/understands" about life? Support/cite (from essay) . and 4list all the elements in the essay that are/can be "lenses"= A1   and bring in an object to use for Description-observation exercise in next class.LO:1,3 ,4

2 M
10/2
-read/discuss  A1 writing/reading - -Turn in A1
-Classfolios Notes on the thesis sentence-
- UNCThesis sentence (statement) guidance
 
-Description-observation exercise w/object   LO:1,3,5---
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-Read: Previous class material as needed  and for  A2 complete the lpart B of Description exercise in an MLA Template.doc (Part A notes can be completed by hand and the worksheet attached to the template.doc)
LO:1,2,3,4     
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10/4

- review Notes on: Narration | Story | Reflection - print-out & turn in A2
READ--"Night Fright"chapter on web page.and discuss  how this writing uses 5 sense description,  and reflection (thoughtful analysis) to convey the author's experience and discuss "larger ideas"  like how we make sense of the world.    EasyBib-citation maker- but use "all 59 options" ONLY & MLA 8 or Citation Machine.net -MLA 8    LO:1,5

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READ-"Night Fright"chapter-pages 20-23 of An American Childhood, Dillard
WRITE  A3 (Start with the standard intro)MLA Template.doc,  Discuss in 250-300 wds how this writing uses 5 sense (even the kinds if possible) of Description, Reflection (thoughtful analysis) & Narration (the sequence of information) to convey the author's experience and discuss "larger ideas" such as how humans make sense of the world. Review previous notes links as needed. For Works Cited -- list ok to use EasyBib-citation maker- but use "all 59 options" ONLY  & MLA 8 or Citation Machine.net -MLA 8 and MANUAL entry.only! LO:1,5
3 M
10/9
 turn-in A3 Read [Chopin PBS library version] & review Emotions in "The Story of an Hour." | Main Guide to Lit.Analysis paper  | another Guide to a LitAnalysis Paper-- OWT- writing in Literature  | Writing in Literature (Commons) or chapter 10 BPW
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Read:Writing in Literature  &  Main Guide to Lit.Analysis paper - also main 121 page  Support/stories for Essay 1, | Choosing a text  - LO:1,3,5,6
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10/11
-Discuss assignment & intro. Carver,  Atwood & Berger and list of many others as possible choices for E1 focus  | Choosing a text |  Main Guide to Lit.Analysis paper  |Story chart | Basics of a thesis paper
-peer reviewed articles as evidence, review data bases--id. thesis/controlling idea  --w/bibliog. --LO:1,3,5,6,7
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Research COCC for possible sources, [new GOOD guidance] JStor.org | GoogleBks/periodicals-,then, as needed, review Chopin & paper that analyzes it | Main Guide to Lit.Analysis paper  |Story chart & Topic Exp.  Loop =A4 (Can be done in next class)    .LO:1,2,3,4,5,6,7

4 M
10/16
 turn in-A4-   Main Guide to Lit.Analysis paper | How/when to Cite | Signal Phrase | Citing Guide | COCC data bases | Plagiarism tutorial | full circle essay  | Sample MLA paper  LOOP/"PART 6" AND "THEME" IN STORY CHART SHOW WHAT FIELD OF STUDY TO FIND SUPPORTING EVIDENCE FOR. e.g. THEME of "loss," might lead to search in psych/philosophy            LO:1,3,5,6,7
FOR Next class >> From A4 identify one term or word that characterizes the point or main theme of the story. Then determine what field of study it might be part of (e.g. If the story is about depression that would be part of the field of Psychology.)  Main Guide to Lit.Analysis paper
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10/18
Review Main Guide to Lit.Analysis paper. When the Theme is clear, search for the web information on that theme, like "depression and psychology." Check COCC data bases for peer review papers that may be related to Guide to writing about Lit--| How and When to Cite | Sample peer rev.lit paper |  Position Paper guide |. LO:1,2,3,5
FOR Next class
Find 3-5 sources to support reasons and start the 750-1000wd. rough draft of E1  literary journal , Humanities sources, youtube tutorial, | JStor.org | Google Scholar, GoogleBks/periodicals-, How/when to Cite-draft of E1
5 M
10/23
 Main Guide to Lit.Analysis paper How and When to Cite | basic MLA8 elements of source information | Position Paper guide | Peer Edit form | COCC data bases  | Sample peer rev.lit paper  | turn-in packet made up of: final version on top>rough draft, peer edit, outline (opt) + A4, (Story chart & Topic Exp. Loop) &  last, a process writing) FYI  E1 scoring form   LO:1,2,3,5
FOR Next class >> Finish  E1 expand to c.1000wds (4-5pgs). Review-How and When to Cite , MLA Sample Paper w/notes and turn-in packet made up of: final version on top>rough draft,  Peer Edit form |, outline (opt) + A4, (Story chart & Topic Exp. Loop) &  last, a process writing) FYI  E1 scoring form  LO:1,3,5,6,7
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10/25
TURN IN E1  -- Notes on E2, writing about/ explaining a concept.
Find a concept or word  to explain, starting w
/brief "glossing":
[see def 2]
of
a word/idea.  A Definition Essay for this assignment
is
a 1250-1500wd. mix of  expository, narrative, reflective, including definitions/ word history and 5+ outside sources.
Here is a non-documented (narrative-reflective) example and explanation of The Informal Definition Essay
.
Also see
OED word stories |  story-quality | sample Exploring a Word | 
Ch.9      
LO:1,3,4,5
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FOR NEXT CLASS>
Consult/review  Notes on writing about/explaining a concept  and use Exploring a Word to guide a more complete understanding a possible term--can be used to narrow your choices. Assignment: think, etc. about a Big Idea to explore. What ever word/idea you choose must have a completed word exploring exercise: Exploring a WordSee also  E2 supports on main page, OED word stories | story-quality
-- write for
A5   do full Exploring a Word and a Topic Exp.  Loop of the word/concept; find initial thesissee E2 supports on main page &  Word Roots |  Prefix/Suffix chart | Etymology Dictionary | BPW pp132-149  
 LO:1,2,3,4,5,6
6 M
10/30
turn-in A5 Discuss narrowing and focusing issues, "Sandwiching" source
material between a Signal Phrase and end-cite. Initial bibliography to find
 citing terms for use in essay. read :
"The Color of Saying," Ackerman--
Definition Essay HOW-TO (BPW ch 5) & Winne essay p. 300  LO:1,2,3,4,5,6,7            
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Develop rough outline (optional) of E2 using skills from previous chapters/reading/writing. FYI- Ashford Thesis Gd | March Thesis Gd.
--develop 1250-1500 wd. draft,(Sample MLA paper) find 5+ sources (2 peer reviewed) to support thesis and integrate them into the draft as authoritative evidence.| ID of Credible Sources  LO:1,2,3,4,5,6,
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11/1
-peer edit 1  on rough draft Sample MLA paper | problem solving, etc. FYI- Definition Essay HOW-TO | Formal summary.doc of one source: Example Summary youtubes: guide to summary1 | another guide to summary
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 Work on finding sources to support some aspect of the essay's ideas, the rough draft and WC list
Formal summary  A6 of one peer reviewed source Example Summary  LO:1,2,3,4,5,6,
7 M
11/6
(Opt) turn-in A6  & (opt) peer edit 2 |-Proofing Gd.| problem solve | Review grammar/mechanics as needed | using images in paper.--
Sample MLA paper | Notes on writing about/explaining a concept | |Definition Essay HOW-TO | FYI [(1).Subheads ok, use all Caps left- justified (first level) USE WORD- can use Loop Pt 1&2 (2) ETYMOLOGY: info. from Exp. a word, (3) SYNONYMS: meaning of word/synonyms in at least one field (4) SIGNIFICANCE= value of the word to our world  (5) CONCLUSION=restate main points and personal views.]  | Citing EX     LO:1,2,3,4,6
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Work on E2 and review any notes/examples to date: consult Hacker (or other) handbook/ OWL as needed, Sample MLA paper  and .E2notes (again...), Be sure to format the Works Cited for MLA citations, so in-text cites will match their listings. Bring print-out of full draft and WC for next class peer editing FYI .[ (1).Subheads ok, use all Caps left- justified (first level) USE WORD- can use Loop Pt 1&2 (2) ETYMOLOGY: info. from Exp. a word, (3) SYNONYMS: meaning of word/synonyms in at least one field (4) SIGNIFICANCE= value of the word to our world  (5) CONCLUSION=restate main points and personal views.] 

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11/8
turn-in A6  problem solve | Review grammar/mechanics as needed | using/citing images in paper. Check current thesis sentence to verify the focus word, and 2-3 aspects of it that you will support with outside sources. Citing dictionary definitions | Notes on writing about/explaining a concept | |Definition Essay HOW-TO  | Sample MLA paper | ExposDef.Scoring form    LO:1,2,3,4,6,
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FOR NEXT CLASS >>

 Finalize E2 and review any reading to date: consult   Hacker/OWL as needed, Sample MLA paper  and .E2notes (again...),Proofing Gd.| 1250-1500 wd. final draft, with 3-5 sources (2 peer reviewed), Turn-in Packet Contents + A4, A5 and A6 (even if graded) and FYI  Expos Def.Scoring form--LO:1,2,3,4,6

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11/13

packet--discuss Notes for Persuasive/Arg. assignment  read samples of-op-ed,  Notes for Persuasive/Arg.  Find and printout an internet ad to analyze.> Google "ads" then click on "Images" under the search bar. Choose one that catches you. Do ad to analyze.  for  A7.-- LO:1,2,3,4,5

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 Print-out an online op-ed  with evidence: underline/highlight the thesis, and all signal phrases and factual information that could be verified=A8 - . Notes fo last essay Persuasive/Arg. LO:1,2,3,4
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11/15

  Complete A8 -- Notes for E3 Persuasive/Arg. | About Signal Phrases | Citing ex.  discuss & counter-argument & and BPW ch.13  -- LO:1,2,3,4,5,6,7

TO DO FOR NEXT CLASS Notes for Persuasive/Arg.| research to find 3-5 (at least 2 peer reviewed) sources as evidence--Adjust thesis as needed and review counter-argument   -. LO:1,2,3,4,5,6,7
9 M
11/20
Conference --as needed--Levels of Diction review  Doc/Citation /ethics | A9=  Ann.Bib guidelines(OWL) of 5+ possible sources & See .Sample of MLA8 Ann.Bib  | AnnbibTemplate as a .docx
 Citation Machine | Citation Builder .| Bibme  LO:1,2,3,4,5,6
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complete  A9  | work on Argument version of thesis and expanding draft  to -2000+- - FYI -OUTLINE if needed | stages of  last essay  |  Position Paper guide  and continue adding cites from A9 for evidence that supports the reasons for the main claim/thesis (as it develops) and counter-argument. Guide to Argument  LO:1,2,3,4,5,6,7

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11/22
Discuss  Venn 4 part, opt. peer edit with Argument Editing form| review
Guide to Argument Notes for E3 | FYI:scoring sheet | check list  
LO:1,2,3,4,5,6,7
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  Work on A10 = full -2000wd draft of  E3;  review Guide to Argument Notes for E3  | counter-argument--OWL and handbooks as needed...Thomas on Punctuation

10 M
11/27

Workshop day  E3scoring sheet | Proofing Gd.  | Turn-in Packet Contents: for include also,  A8 (op-edEX), A9 (ann.bib.) and A10 Arg.draft (labeled) all developing stages, notes, etc. | Thomas on Punctuation-- ;-)

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 Finalize last draft  and packet include, Op-EdEX  (A8), the, Annotated Bib A9   and  the full Arg draft, A10  , edits, loop, other pre-writing, edits, etc. --review for final.      LO:1,2,3,4,5,6,7

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11/29
work on last packet and optional re-do of lowest grade on E1 for 5pt.off top (include original graded version of E1 +original scoring sheet) - (late papers don't qualify.) -- In-class final review.



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12/4
work on packet  and optional re-do of lowest grade on E1 for 5pt.off top (include original graded version of E1 +original scoring sheet) - (late papers don't qualify.) -- In-class final review.
  W 12/6
-Turn in last essay  In-class final review

Finals week -12/11/17- Final time:  Wed--3:15-5:15pm

                 
 

 A1 Lenses questions

A2   complete the Description Exercise

A3   how humans make sense of the world in "Night Fright" excerpt

A4  |Story chart & Topic Exp. Loop on story for E1 

A5   do full Exploration of a Word

A6   Formal summary  of one peer reviewed source for E2 

A7  ad and completed analysis form

A8   op-edEX

A9    Annotated Bibliography

A10 expanded draft E3