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WR60   CRN 15309  TTH 5:45-7:35PM  RTC 135
Jane Thielsen, M.A.I.S.-  |  WR60 Main Page   |  COCC Main Page
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 A#= Assignment number  usually  DUE FOLLOWING CLASS --
Add 5 words to glossary per week.




intros—course docs—MLA style, MLA Tutorial youtube computer tutorials, MLA template, e.g. "basic computer skills" | Listening Notes for this focus: The Personal is Universal

 Write-(on computer) Tell about someone you deeply admire, and give examples or experiences that show what you mean. Bring the paper document to next class...or on a flash drive to print.


Discuss assignment | Reading-based Writing | Glossary form- | Main Idea | Annotating text| Discuss assignment| |Improving reading skills

A1 Read print-out of Ortiz -Mother's room & identify the main idea and find 3 reasons why that one. Then do a 2-part Response on that reading.


Notes on Description | Ortiz room e.g. desc. Using the reading journal


Re-Read Notes on Description  Bring in an object for Desc.exercise  next class | add 5 words to glossary for Wk 2


discuss A2 | Teresa Jordan--excerpt: the bull and Harden--My Old Man as e.g. of Essay 1--Topic Exploration Form & Brainstorming to help develop  a topic.

 Write--300-500 wds rough draft of  Essay 1: explaining/telling about a personal experience when someone learns something & Personal Essays Gd  BRING IN TYPED early/rough version.


discuss assign. & structure | outlining | LBarry read & discuss as a full circle writing w/reading journal  |  Collages | -Topic Exploration Form & Brainstorming

work on early version A3  of  (personal descriptive/ narrative)-revise writing c. 300-500 wds (about 2 full pages double spaced) | have at least 300 wds. for next class.


read Kittredge and track main collage elements (ID pg, ¶ and the topic shift)  with reading journal A4 |See sentence structure/punctuation list on main page.

work on A4 


Work on A4   More collage background | collages online  | collage editing/revising | In-class, write c.250wds on how the 5-6 readings to date fit our theme: “What is most personal is most universal.” List the titles of readings to date and briefly write how each supports the theme.

Revise A4  , to a finished version for E1 and glossary page to date,

Submit E1- writing, including glossary page to date, with a separate paragraph using 5 of the words from the glossary page.Discuss next writing-- 750 wds MLA using 2-3 sources to support thesis. Notes for this Paper
OWL guide for Expository  essays--review topics from main page links (or other approved topic) Thesis sentences & thesis sentence |

Do a Topic Eploration A5 for writing  on a possible  topics from main page links (or another approved topic): and in a separate paragraph, explain your understanding and opinion of that topic in 200 wds, (MLA format) --probably an expansion of TopicLoop parts 5 & 6.--- add 5 vocabulary wds to glossary (not for turn-in yet). Notes-

starting thesis sentencenotes| thesis sentence on (youtube) | Sentence Rx |Sentence Diagramming
finding sources | Notes on Sentence Errors | verb "to be
Finish Sentence Rx | Continue focusing topic & a starting thesis sentence/ youtube & thesis sentence-notes & find 2 possible sources for your paper
-review Notes on Sentence Errors | id full sentences
TH 2/9

 Paragraphs |UNC Writing handouts| | Sentence Diagramming |
work on  A6 BasicPaperPlan

  Youtubes:ThesisGd1 | ThesisGd2 (w/reasons)  Work on the starting explanation of the topic (Notes on E2 Explaining) guided by the thesis sentence.|  Work on  A6 BasicPaperPlan.

Review Notes on Expository  | complete  A6 BasicPaperPlan. to help develop draft. youtubes:- 5(+) paragraph essay help | -tips on the Introduction | Body paragraphs | how to ID Credible Sources | UNC Writing handouts | Citation makers-use manual entry only- Citation Producer  

Review Notes on Expository  | work on  A6  BasicPaperPlan. to help develop draft | youtubes:- 5(+) paragraph essay help | -tips on the Introduction | Body paragraphs | how to ID Credible Sources Complete A6 BasicPaperPlan. Identify 2-3 outside sources to use from your list -- add 5 vocabulary words to glossary 


Thesis Review |  Review sample essay |review OWL guide for Expository  | sample GD to outline |(opt) peer edit  on rough draft (=A7 Proofing Gd.| UNC Writing handouts |OWL on MLA citing| or KnightCite | Citation Producer Use MANUAL ENTRY only| For Turn-in of Final Version NEXT CLASS: 750wds.+ Works Cited, any peer edits, A5,A6, A7, Glossary to date, Process writing

MLA formatting tutorial incl. Works Cited sample GD outline

review  a  | video demo of making a thesis or exp./informative | more | Review

sample essay| sample GD outline |review of exp.writing |OWL/MLA on citing at page bottom, KnightCite  peer edit | Conferences on E2, problem solve, sample outline | (FYI--Scoring form) Proofing Gd.| Process writing
FYI--Scoring form  Work on E2 draft
peer edit | Conferences on E2, problem solve, sample outline | (FYI--Scoring form) Proofing Gd.| Process writing  Planning the Paper
2/28 WORK on A8-Planning the Paper

work on A8-  Do Planning the Paper and Topic Exploration Form to use for- A8-Review Notes on persuasive essay-800-900wds-


Sentence error review | UNC handouts | Start a Works Cited list= A9  Review Works Cited and parenthetical cites to those sources | What to cite | How to citeConferences on E2, problem solve, sample outline

(FYI--Scoring form) Proofing Gd.| For Turn-in of Final Version E2: 750wds.,Works Cited, peer edit, an early draft,  A5,A6, A7, Glossary to date, Process writing

Start/modify the working WORKS CITED =A9  as needed  [KnightCite ]to match signals phrases and add MLA parenthetical cites for evidence in essay.   Notes on Giving Credit [for each source fill in the information, then "enter," copy/paste citation to your Works Cited page, arrange A-Z, all 2x spacing, then select all, go to "Paragraph" in Word & choose> Special> hanging... or "select" citations 


Topic support: current issues in education | Choose and print out Op-ed for Analysis op-ed Topic Exploration Form on possible topic.

| discuss search for topic- Topic Exploration Form | Signal Phrases |Notes on persuasive essay on  A10 = Draft of--750-900 wds, with 2+ sources written in to sentences + cites for peer edit  Proofing Gd.|


—discuss issues/problems | REVIEW sentence errors, citing, etc. for final. Notes on persuasive essay 

work on  [Proofing Gd.] final draft, draft from peer edit(s),pre-write/loop ex. A8,9,10+voc.w/50 words, process writing - Paper Scoring  Notes on persuasive essay

3/14  Peer edit on Persuasion/op-ed catch up, review Notes on persuasive essay BRING DRAFT TO NEXT CLASS  Peer edit on Persuasion/op-ed  work on Final version essay with final draft, draft from peer edit(s), pre-write/loop ex. A8,9,10+voc.w/50 words, Process writing

Review sentences, etc. FINAL-example Turn in paper or at Final exam time review / edits

Reading example
3/20 Finals Week-  3/21/23 - T 6:00—8:00 p.m.
  last day to turn-in last essay
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