English 101 - Composition 1

Section 003: MWF 9 - 9:50 am, Faner 1024
Section 009: MWF 10 - 10:50 am, Faner 2463

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Remember my 101 students: if you do not properly punctuate your
in-text citations & works cited pages for Unit 4
I will punch my puppy Penny.*

 

UPDATE: The threat was effective - many of you got in-text citations spot on for unit 3. 
Be vigilant on unit 4!

*No puppies were (or will be) harmed in the creation of this website

 

Last Update: April 27, 2011 12:00 pm

January Calendar

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MLK DAY

 

 

 

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First Day of Class

Homework: Letter of Introduction Due Monday 01/24

Syllabus

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In-Class Writing: Describe yourself as a writer/reader. Send response to Borger via email.

Syllabus & Student Information Sheet

Homework: Email Borger (Email Etiquette)*

*Email that is not formal (no subject line, no signature, etc.) will not be answered.

 

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Letter of Introduction Due: letters accepted after today will receive 1/2 credit - late letters will not be accepted after Friday 01/28.

Perception Activity

Homework: Letter to Yourself Due Wednesday 01/26

Homework: Read "'Serving in Florida' from Nickel and Dimed" by Barbara Ehrenreich & "On Dumpster Diving" by Lars Eighner in Mercury Reader (MR) for Friday

Mug shots

 

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Perception Activity

Letter to Yourself Due: letters accepted after today will receive 1/2 credit - late letters will not be accepted after Friday 01/28.

In-Class Writing: Work Stereotypes

 

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Discuss Unit 1: Literacy Narrative

Homework: Draft of Literacy Narrative Due Wednesday, 02/02

Homework: Read "Growing Up" by Russell Baker & "Workers" by Richard Rodriguez in MR for Monday

February Calendar

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In-Class Writing: Mercury Reader Selections

Homework: Read "Learning the Language" by Klass in MR & Chapter 7 in Allyn & Bacon for Wednesday

 

 

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Literacy Narrative Draft Due (25% of Unit 1 Grade)

Section 03: Complete responses to #5 & #6 from the Mercury Reader Selections Journal for 01/31

In-Class Writing: Reporter vs. Storyteller

 

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(Starting now, have some way to save electronic copies of your work - flash drive, email, etc. You will be completing prompts that will be collected with Unit 1 Working Folders and Final Literacy Narrative on Friday 02/11 - technological difficulties happen, but are not excuses for getting extensions on final projects.)
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Bring electronic copy of Literacy Narrative to class for Paragraph Rotation activity

Receive Literacy Narrative Drafts back Q & A

 

Scavenger Hunt:
Find Borger's Office
(Faner 2265) by Friday 02/11/11
 

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MLA Format

Discuss format for Unit 1 Working Folder (have a 2 pocket folder or binder clip to turn materials in on Friday)

Attendance, tardiness, homework completion

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Literacy Narrative Workshop: Bring in your Literacy Narrative to work on in class - polish and finalize with Borger

Open form vs. Closed form Chapter 1 Allyn & Bacon

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UNIT 1: LITERACY NARRATIVE WORKING FOLDER Due

Unit 1 Postwrite

Homework: Read "Advertising's Fifteen Basic Appeals" by Jib Fowles in Mercury Reader (148-167) Quiz on Monday

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Quiz: 15 Basic Appeals

Discuss Pathos, Ethos, Logos

Homework: Read Chapter 5 "Seeing Rhetorically" in Allyn & Bacon

Instructions activity (if there is time)

DO NOT GO TO REGULAR CLASSROOM ON WEDNESDAY - GO STRAIGHT TO STUDENT CENTER:
DO NOT PASS GO, DO NOT COLLECT $200!

 

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*FIELD TRIP*

Descriptive Activity
:  Meet Borger in the Roman Room (in the middle of the Student Center behind McDonald's)Chapter 5 in Allyn & Bacon text
 (page 99). Check in for attendance, turn in description at the end of the hour.

Homework: Read chapter 11 "Analyzing Images" in Allyn & Bacon

 

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Magazine / Audience Analysis Activity

Homework: Read "Elements of Effective Layout" by Dorothy Cohen in MR

Last day Literacy Narratives will be accepted for a grade (5% off each day late as per syllabus)

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Complete Magazine Analysis from Fri (10 minutes):

Unit 2: Advertisement Analysis

Discuss "Elements of Effective Layout"

Homework: Advertisement Description Draft due Friday and list of appeals you plan to analyze with "proof" from ad

Start looking for ads that deal with workplace issues in some way, shape, or form.  If you find good ads / commercials, bring them to class or email link to Borger

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CLICK HERE FOR MAGAZINE ANALYSIS GROUP WORK RESPONSES
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Ad Analysis Format: Memo with Headings

Show & Tell: Create your own advertisements: consider audience, product, AND 15 appeals.  Share Ads with class and discuss appeals (and media audience analysis - TV / website / magazine)

Homework: Advertisement Description Draft due Friday (make description so detailed I can visualize the ad without having the ad in front of me; describe it so that a blind grandmother could see it)

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Advertisement Description Drafts due - have electronic copy to use in class: Description paragraph rotation -  add to the writer's description

Homework: Ad Analysis explain in detail the appeals being used in the ad. Most ads have 2-4 appeals in them.  Identify appeals and justify each appeal using specific proof from the ad.  Bring electronic copy to use in class - we're gonna' beef 'em up again via paragraph rotation on Monday

March Calendar

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Ad Analysis paragraphs due:  paragraph rotation - read and add to the writer's analysis - what other things do you see that they might have missed?

Review sample Ad Analysis essays

SIGN UP FOR MANDATORY CONFERENCES


 

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Discuss sample essays & "grade"

 

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MANDATORY CONFERENCES: 50% of Unit 2 Working Folder (conferences can only be made up for 1/2 credit if you contact me prior to or immediately after missing your original time slot)
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MANDATORY CONFERENCES: 50% of Unit 2 Working Folder (conferences can only be made up for 1/2 credit if you contact me prior to or immediately after missing your original time slot)

 

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Intros & Conclusions to Unit 2 essays

MANDATORY CONFERENCES: 50% of Unit 2 Working Folder (conferences can only be made up for 1/2 credit if you contact me prior to or immediately after missing your original time slot)

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MANDATORY CONFERENCES: 50% of Unit 2 Working Folder (conferences can only be made up for 1/2 credit if you contact me prior to or immediately after missing your original time slot)
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UNIT 2 ADVERTISEMENT ANALYSIS WORKING FOLDER
DUE

Postwrite

 

 

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Summary Writing

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

Reading List for Unit 3: TBA

Annotated Bibliography - for use with Units 3 & 4

Last day Ad Analyses will be accepted for a grade (5% off each day late as per syllabus). Their inclusion in your semester portfolio is mandatory. If you do not turn one in now, you cannot receive credit for it in your portfolio.

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SPRING BREAK

Homwork: Read the following in your Mercury Reader

"Men and Women Talking on the Job" Tannen (191-206)

"Blame it on Feminism" Faludi (231-246)

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SPRING BREAK
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SPRING BREAK
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SPRING BREAK

Psst!  Hey!  Didja' do your readings from the Mercury Reader yet?

"Men and Women Talking on the Job" Tannen (191-206)

"Blame it on Feminism" Faludi (231-246)

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SPRING BREAK
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Unit 3: Summary Analysis

Summary Notes

SAMPLE CITATION format for Mercury Reader selections for Annotated Bibliography

Homework: Read "Importance of Work" Steinem (179-184) & "Professions for Women" Woolf (208-213).

Homework:  Complete one annotated bib. entry for one of the four readings you've done to date (Tannen, Faludi, Steinem, or Woolf) - you can turn in more than one if you want me to check them, but the minimum you need is one entry for Wednesday.

 

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Here are a few sample annotated bibs from last semester.  Your assignment is a little different, so make sure you are doing what I asked you to do, not what I asked Ishmael and Cervantes to do ;)

Sample Annotated Bib: Ishmael

Sample Annotated Bib: Cervantes

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Course Mid-Term Evaluation: Small Group Instructional Diagnosis.  Try to be as concrete as possible about all aspects of the course and instruction.  Remember, be honest but don't be malicious.

Homework: Read and write annotated bibliographic entries for "Manifesto to Industrial Workers" IWW (273-277)

Abbreviated Unit 3 prompt

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Incorporating Quotes into your essays

Summary Analysis Format Notes

Article Discussion

Homework: Read and write annotated bibliography entries for "Why We Need Affirmative Action" Patterson (249-273) & "The High Price of Materialism" Kasser (279-287)

 

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Article Discussion

Summary Analysis Format Notes

In-Class Writing over Mercury Reader selections read to date


Homework: Substantial draft due in electronic form for paragraph rotation Friday. Substantial would include the summary of your article and at least the first half of the analysis.

 

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Article Discussion / Grade Sample Essays

Sample Annotated Bibliographies from this semester (these are also linked on the "Handouts" page and will grow as folks email me requested samples)

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Homework due: Substantial Draft of Summary / Analysis.  Paragraph Rotation: Look for quotes, look for discussion of Pathos/Ethos/Logos, look for examples supporting rhetorical elements, etc.


April
Calendar
 

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Homework due: Substantial Draft of Summary / Analysis.  Paragraph Rotation: Look for quotes, look for discussion of Pathos/Ethos/Logos, look for examples supporting rhetorical elements, etc.
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UNIT 3 SUMMARY ANALYSIS WORKING FOLDER DUE

Unit 3 Postwrite

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Unit 4:
Synthesis

Stereotypes in the Classroom: Stossel 20/20 Clip
 

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*FIELD TRIP*
MORRIS LIBRARY: Room 261 (second floor, above circulation across from the Writing Center)
  Do not go to regular classroom: DO NOT PASS GO,
DO NOT COLLECT $200,
DO NOT BE LATE!
 

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Lookism: Stereotypes in the workplace, Stossel 20/20 segment

Summary "How to use a database" notes from Friday's Library Field Trip

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Unit 4 Student Samples from Fall 2010

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How to use the databases

*Field Trip* Research / Work Day in Morris Library - check in with Borger in main lounge area at the front of the library by coffee shop.  Talk to librarians about research, make copies of articles on 3-5 floors, etc.

Use the Purdue OWL cite to help cite the many kinds of sources you may be using for your essay.

 

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Annotated bibliography due - five sources total, 3 from Mercury Reader 2 from outside sources you have researched this week

Organizing Unit 4

Section 09: 10 am meet in the computer lab instead of the prison cell for the next week

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Practice Synthesis: Bring in 1-2 quotes from Mercury Reader selections (should have in annotated bib already) email at the end of the hour

Discuss Works Cited Page: Use the Purdue OWL cite to help cite the many kinds of sources you may be using for your essay.

Section 09: 10 am meet in the computer lab instead of the prison cell for the next week -------->
 

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Email drafts (optional) if you want Borger feedback

Draft Works Cited Page: Use the Purdue OWL cite to help cite the many kinds of sources you may be using for your essay.

Workshop Day: bring in materials to work on essay or works cited page or annotated bibliography

 

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In-class Writing: Letter to you

Print and turn in at the end of the hour

Unit 4 Rubric

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UNIT 4 SYNTHESIS WORKING FOLDERS DUE

Unit 4 Postwrite

UNIT 4 RUBRIC GRID


 

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Mandatory Conferences: Worth 20% of your portfolio grade
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Mandatory Conferences: Worth 20% of your portfolio grade
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Mandatory Conferences: Worth 20% of your portfolio grade


May Calendar
 

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Mandatory Conferences: Worth 20% of your portfolio grade

Revise essays for Portfolio, Compose Reflection, or Work on Outline for Final Exam

LAST DAY UNIT 4 WORKING FOLDERS WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR A LATE GRADE: 25% OFF Turn in to FANER 2380 - my mailbox

 

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Early Portfolio X/C: 10%
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Revise essays for Portfolio, Compose Reflection, or Work on Outline for Final Exam

Early Portfolio X/C: 5%

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Portfolios Due: 50% of your semester grade comes from your portfolio (500 pts)

Late Portfolios = 25% deduction and are accepted no later than Monday, 05/09, 3:30 pm.

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Late Portfolios Due on Borger's Desk or English Department office by 3:30 pm with a 25% late deduction.  Portfolios turned in past 3:30 pm will not be accepted or graded.
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COMMON FINAL EXAM: Sections 03 & 09 take exam together in same room (AG 170) @ same time: 10:10 am - 12:10 pm

PORTFOLIOS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED BEYOND MONDAY 05/09/11. PORTFOLIOS TURNED IN ON THE DAY OF THE EXAM WILL NOT BE GRADED

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