English 101 - Composition 1

Section 037: MWF,  11 - 11:50 am, Faner 1005
Section 095: MWF,  1 - 1:50 pm, Faner 1226

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Last Update: December 02, 2010 9:45 pm

August Calendar

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TUE

WED

THU

FRI

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Review Course Syllabus & policies

Homework: Letter of Introduction

 

 

 

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DUE: Letter of Introduction

Bring in questions over course syllabus

Complete Student Information Sheet

Mug shots & Perception Activity

 

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In-Class Journal: Writing, Reading & Teaching

Homework Letter to the "you" at the end of the semester

Homework: Scavenger Hunt (Find Borger's Office)

Homework:  Read in the Mercury Reader: "Me Talk Pretty One Day" by David Sedaris  (48-52) & "Everything Has a Name" by Helen Keller (54-56)

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DUE: Later to the "you" at the end of the semester (will be part of final portfolio reflection)

Finish Letters of Introduction & Perception Activity

In-Class Writing: "Me Talk Pretty" & "Everything Has a Name"

(Listen to sections of Radiolab)

Homework: Read in the Mercury Reader: "The Library Card" by Richard Wright (38-46)

 

31     This completes the second week of classes - check with your advisor re: drop dates & refunds.

September Calendar

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Discuss Prompt for Unit One: Literacy Narrative

Homework: Read chapter 7 in Allyn & Bacon

Reading Techniques (apply these to the Allyn & Bacon chapter)

2
SALUKI FOOTBALL:
1st Home game of the season
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DUE: Scavenger Hunt (Find Borger's Office by the end of her office hours today)

In-class writing & small group activities

Homework: Draft of your own literacy narrative due Wednesday, September 8th (bring hard copy to class AND send electronic copy to Borger's email as "RTF" document)

This completes the second week of classes - check with your advisor re: drop dates & refunds.

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LABOR DAY -- NO CLASSES
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DUE: Draft of Literacy Narrative (hardcopy to class, electronic "RTF" copy to Borger)

Practice peer review with sample essays

Email etiquette: you must email me a copy of your draft in order to receive points for Peer Review on Friday (part of your Working Folder Grade due next Wednesday)

9 10
Finish practice peer review

Literacy Narrative Rubric: Grading criteria for your essays

Writing Dialogue Tips

MLA Format: how to type papers (include header with page numbers)

 

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Literacy Narrative Draft DUE:
Bring 2 copies of your literacy narrative to class for peer review today.  You can single space to save copy costs.  Papers should follow MLA format
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UNIT ONE WORKING FOLDER DUE: Due at the beginning of class.  Working folders turned in after I collect them will receive late grades as per the syllabus (5% per day each day late)

In-Class Writing: Postwrite

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Description Activity in Student Center: Chapter 5 in Allyn & Bacon text (page 99)

Homework:
Read chapter 11 in Allyn & Bacon text for Friday 09/24

Read "Advertising's 15 Basic Appeals" in Mercury Reader (page 128)

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FIELD TRIP TO THE LIBRARY: Meet in Morris Library, Room 139.  Do not pass GO, do not collect $200 - go straight to the library

Homework: Everyone needs to email me by Wednesday this week.  Email should follow the format in the Email Etiquette sheet: Subject for all emails should be "Email"

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Group Work: Audience Analysis

 

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Quiz Over Readings: Chapter 11 Allyn & Bacon & "15 Appeals" Mercury Reader

Advertisement Analysis

Homework: Bring in an ad that clearly appeals to one of the 15 needs from Mercury Reader

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Analyze ads brought for 15 appeals

Sign up for writing conferences

Homework: Bring in copy of the ad you plan on using for Unit 2 Ad Analysis for Wednesday

Homework: Draft of Ad Analysis for Friday's conference

(GO BEARS!)

 

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Homework Due: Ad approval

In-Class Activity: Review model essays & Discuss Paper & MLA Format

Sample essays will be posted to Blackboard after class

 

 

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October Calendar

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CONFERENCES: Conferences will count for 20% of your Unit 2 working folder grade.  Missing your conference time results in an unexcused absence for the day and a loss of those points for Unit 2 folder.

 

 

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Peer Review: Will count for 20% of your Unit 2 working folder grade.  Bring in 2 copies of your essay for peer review (may be single spaced for printing economy).

Discuss: Audience - you're not writing for the teacher here; you're writing for your boss

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Peer Review Continued: Last class meeting = 2nd class read 1st class papers.  Today, 1st class reads 2nd class.

 

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Self-assess your essay
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UNIT TWO WORKING FOLDER DUE:  Due at the beginning of class.  Working folders turned in after I collect them will receive late grades as per the syllabus (5% per day each day late)

Ad Analysis Rubric

In-Class Writing: Postwrite

 

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Summary Writing

Group Work: Read and summarize "Will Johnny Get A's" (handout in class)

Homework: Read Allyn & Bacon: Portions of Chapter 3 (49-56) & Portions of Chapter 6 (109-117)

Bring A&B text to class on Friday

Print up a copy of the Unit 3 Assignment from Blackboard (you can reduce the font / cut readings out to make it 2 pages if you wish)

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Compare group work from Wed.

Go over Unit 3 prompt

Reading Quizes: For each reading quiz grade, you need to either complete a summary in the annotated bibliography style or complete split-quotes for discussion.

Homework: Finish Chapter 6 in Allyn & Bacon (117-136); Read "College Pressures" (207) & "The Case Against College"(223) in the Mercury Reader

Check with advisor re: drop dates, grades, transcripts, & refunds; today is the last day to drop classes.

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Reading Quiz & Discussion

Homework: Read "Those Who Can't, Test" (171) & "A Lapse in Standards: Linking Standards-Based Reform with Student Achievement" (179) Mercury Reader

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Reading Quiz & Discussion

Homework: Read "Civic Engagement: The University as a Public Good" (194) & "Can You Be Educated from a Distance?" (218) Mercury Reader

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Reading Quiz & Discussion

Homework: Read "Separate is Better" (159) & Boy Problems" (166) Mercury Reader

 

 

 

 

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Reading Quiz & Discussion

Watch: Stossel in the Classroom - Stereotypes (here's a version of it on YouTube - share what you learn with friends ;)

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SGID: (Small Group Instructional Diagnosis) Mid-term teaching evaluation
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Annotated Bibliography Due

Hammer home ANALYSIS

Citation example for Annotated Bibliography

 

 


November Calendar
 

1
Bring in draft of Unit 3 essay (complete or partial) self-evaluation & group work

Read and discuss sample essays

Formatting Quotes

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UNIT THREE WORKING FOLDER DUE:  Due at the beginning of class.  Working folders turned in after I collect them will receive late grades as per the syllabus (5% per day each day late)

Summary Analysis Rubric

In-Class Writing: Postwrite

 

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In-Class Writing: Pause

Unit 4 Prompt: Literature Review

Synthesis Discussion

 

 

 

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Synthesis as DJ Mixing

Bring Mercury Reader: Topic generation, topic narrowing, and quote compilation.

9 10
Bring in topic you're going to write on & 3 articles you plan on using

Synthesis Activity using Mercury Reader quotes

EXTRA CREDIT: synthesis activity - bring paragraph to class on Monday for 5 pts. extra credit on Unit 4.

Sample Annotated Bibliographies

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VETERAN'S DAY -- NO CLASSES
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Continue group and class work

Homework for Monday: Begin drafting the body of your essay - you can start at the introduction, but try to start with the body this time.  Bring electronic copy of your draft to class on Monday either via email or flash drive & your Mercury Reader

Homework Due by class on Monday: Email 2 additional annotated bibliographic entries from outside sources.  Go to Morris Library Database Guides for help and/or ask librarians for assistance (your tuition pays for the library services - ask people for help!)

Writing Center MLA Citation Handout (scroll down to the bottom of the page): Writing Center Help Page

 

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COMPUTER LAB: FANER 3208 Workshop and drafting - bring flash drive and/or email yourself a copy of your essay & Mercury Reader

Homework Due: Email 2 additional annotated bibliographic entries from outside sources.  Go to Morris Library Database Guides for help and/or ask librarians for assistance (your tuition pays for the library services - ask people for help!)

borger@siu.edu

 

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COMPUTER LAB: FANER 3208
Draft due at the end of class: a few paragraphs on the problem, a few paragraphs on the solution, you can have an intro & conclusion or not.  Email what you have done to borger@siu.edu (worth 20% of Unit 4 grade)

Sign up for conferences

Group Paragraphs from Friday 11/12

Student Annotated Bibliography Entries (Outside Sources)

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Letter to self 

Pre-reflection & prep for Portfolio (Unit 5)

Organizational Options for Unit 4

 

 

 

 

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THANKSGIVING BREAK
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THANKSGIVING BREAK
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THANKSGIVING BREAK
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THANKSGIVING BREAK
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THANKSGIVING BREAK

 

 

 

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Bring a draft of Unit 4 essay for peer review (20% of Unit 4 grade)

Works Cited Page: This is the last page of your essay (does not get included in page count).  Use citations from annotated bib to format works cited page.

Unit 4 Rubric

Double-check conference time this week: Read / print links from December 6th (portfolio contents and portfolio reflection prompts) before attending conference

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CONFERENCES (20% of Portfolio)
     

 

 

 

 


December Calendar
 

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UNIT FOUR WORKING FOLDER DUE:  Due at the beginning of class.  Working folders turned in after I collect them will receive late grades as per the syllabus (5% per day each day late)

In-Class Writing: Postwrite

CONFERENCES (20% of Portfolio)

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CONFERENCES (20% of Portfolio)
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CONFERENCES (20% of Portfolio)

 

 

 

 

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COURSE EVALUATION

Reflective Essay (Portfolio Reflection)

Reflective Essay (Borger Breakdown)

Portfolio Contents

Portfolio Reflection Rubric

Portfolio Rubric

Final Exam

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COMPUTER LAB: FANER 3208 Workshop and drafting - bring flash drive and/or email yourself a copy of your portfolio essays
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COMPUTER LAB:

11:00 class FANER 1136 (New Media Center): go to door 4, turn right and walk all the way down the hall.  It is a Mac lab, so if you are uncomfortable on Mac's, email me from another lab during class time for attendance.

1:00 class FANER 3208 Workshop and drafting - bring flash drive and/or email yourself a copy of your portfolio essays

PORTFOLIO DUE - 50% of your semester grade - must email copies of essays by 5:00 pm today & turn in hardcopy (as per requirements) to my office by 4:30 pm. Portfolios will not be accepted beyond this time.
 

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COMMON FINAL EXAM: Sections 37 & 95 take exam together in same room @ same time: 10:10 am - 12:10 pm
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