English 102 - Composition II

Section 004: MWF 9 - 9:50 am, Pulliam 214
Section 007: MWF 10 - 10:50 am, Pulliam 112

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Remember my 102 students: if you do not properly punctuate your annotated bibliography entries,
I will punish my puppy Penny!

 

Just kidding!
  Here's an article that explains why punctuation is less important than content:
 http://chronicle.com/article/Citation-Obsession-Get-Over/129575/
The content of your sources and the quality of your annotated bibliographies are
exponentially more important than the punctuation in your citations.
 

Last Update: 30 November, 2011 9:15 pm

August Calendar

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Syllabus and introductory brouhaha

Diagnostic Assignment: Perception Reflection

 

 

 

 

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Attendance Note Cards

Participation grades

Composing absence memos

Homework: Review English 101

Homework:  send Borger an email from the address you check most frequently (borger@siu.edu).  Follow the email expectations described in class & put "English 102" and your section number in the subject line.  In the body of the email, tell Borger what your major is (might be) and where you are from.

 

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Diagnostic Assignment Due: Perception Reflection (if you do not have the assignment, submit it on Monday with a late memo - late assignments will earn 1/2 credit and will not be accepted past Monday 08/29)

Homework due: Review English 101

Mug Shots / Student Flash-Cards

Homework: Readings in The Aims of Argument
 

 

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In-class activity: Reading Quiz
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Discussion
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Last day to drop a full semester length course to be eligible for a credit/refund;
Last day to withdraw from the University with a full refund.

September Calendar

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LABOR DAY -- NO CLASSES
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Discuss readings #3,4,& 5 as well as "What Is Literacy?" (on Blackboard)

Prep for Essay 1

Homework: Scavenger Hunt - Find Borger's Office!

Formatting Quotes

Purdue OWL Site

 

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ESSAY 1 DUE: Define Education (bring incomplete essay vs. nothing to class - we will be doing an in-class activity that will require you to have your essay with you.  Don't worry, it's not peer-review)

Due: Borger's Office Scavenger Hunt - sign your name outside my office door (Faner 2265) by this afternoon.  This does count as an impromptu / in-class grade this week.


 

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Homework: Read, annotate, and be prepared to discuss Swift's argument:

"A Modest Proposal" (Google books)

"A Modest Proposal" (artbin.com)

A 6 page Word document is available on Blackboard

Tips for reading, annotating, & summary writing
 

In-Class: Would You Rather? Dilemma questions - you must pick one and explain your choice.

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Discussion: "A Modest Proposal"

Homework: Read Chapter 1 in Everything Is an Argument (1-21)

Skim Chapters 2, 3, & 4 (Pathos, Ethos, Logos) in Everything Is an Argument (EIA)

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Handout: Essay 2 - Mock Essay Write your own "Modest Proposal"

In-Class Response: Distinguish between argument & persuasion, discuss different types of arguments, & explain alternative arguments / appeals used to discuss "Lights Out Riot" on Wed.

Homework: Read Chapter 12 "Proposals" in EIA

Homework: 3 - 5 ideas for Mock Essay due on Monday (be ready to hand in on paper - what's the problem you want to examine & what's your absurd solution?)

The Onion: Mock news source discussed in class

 

 

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Due: 3 - 5 Mock proposal ideas

In-Class Work: Discuss Chapter 12 in EIA: Proposals

Homework: Problem(s): define the problem(s) you are contemplating discussing in your Mock Essay.  Email Borger by noon on Wed. 09/21: Subject: Mock Proposal Problem

Extra-Credit: Refer to your "Would You Rather" responses from last Monday's class & explain which use emotions, which use logic, and which use credibility in terms of decision making.  Include original in-class sheet with new listing by appeal by Friday 09/23/11.

 

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Speed-Dating / Speed-Thinking: Share ideas with classmates.  When the timer goes off, rotate and repeat.

Due: Problem(s) due (emailed by noon today Subject: Mock Proposal Problem)

Homework: Solutions: sketch out some of the absurd solutions to your problem(s) - what's a potential main proposal?  What are some supporting claims you can make re: that proposal?  Email Borger by noon on Friday 09/23: Reply to Borger's Mock Proposal email response

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Due: Extra-Credit Zobmondo Responses - turn in a short reflection in which you group your responses from last Monday's "Would You Rather?" questions according to appeal: emotion, logic, credibility.  Include your original responses from class.

Due: Respond to email re: Proposal Issue from Wed.  Borger has replied asking some questions / giving some feedback.  Based on Wed. activity and your thinking since then, how is your idea shaping up?  Start thinking in terms of how you're going to support the argument - refer to Swift's Proposal and Chapter 12 for ideas (use Sparknotes or some other source if you have difficulty with Swift's original language).

Sign up for mandatory conferences: Must attend conference to get complete grade for this project.

 

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Mandatory Conferences

In-Class: Quotes & Works Cited

Purdue OWL: In-text Citations

Types of Quotes (from Mock Essay Samples)

Writing Center: Watch the short video that explains how the center works.

"Opposing Viewpoints" If the link does't work, read the instruction on the Basic "How To" of Using Library Databases

 

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Mandatory Conferences

 

 

 

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Mandatory Conferences: No regularly scheduled class meeting
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Mandatory Conferences

 

 

 

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Peer Review: Bring one copy of your essay to class for peer review - double-spaced.  You can bring colored pens if you like for commentary.  Must have peer review to get complete grade for this project. 

Convenience Store Sample Essay: Here's a sample draft from this semester if a more developed model will help you with yours.

 

 

October Calendar

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Finalize issues around Unit 2 Mock Essays / Modest Proposals (works cited)

 

 

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Mock Essay Due: Include peer review draft & assignment sheet with grade rubric
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We got a computer lab folks!! Meet in Room 139 In Morris Library

Conduct Preliminary Research

Homework: Proposal for Units 3 & 4

Unit 1 Rewrites: Educational Philosophy
 

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FALL BREAK - NO CLASSES
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FALL BREAK - NO CLASSES
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Due: Proposal for Units 3 & 4

In-Class: "Speed Dating" / "Speed Brainstorming"

Last Day Mock Essays / Modest Proposals will be accepted for late credit (10% off per day late).

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Homework: chose 2 articles from  Aims of Argument & make annotated bib entries.  Due Monday 10/17.

Last day for students to drop a course online using SalukiNet

 

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Due: 2 entries from Aims of Argument in annotated bibliography format

APA Annotated Bibliography Sample

OWL site for APA style

MLA Annotated Bibliography Sample

OWL site for MLA style

 

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Indiana Jones / Laura Croft exploration of Pulliam: treat research like the exploration of Pulliam Hall - you can't cover all of Pulliam Hall in detail in 10 pages; however, you could cover the Gym & Pool, or the basement and it's connection to Furr Auditorium or why there's a kiln and glass blowing studio in the middle of a building devoted to education departments.

Give Borger a list of potential research questions / topics you're thinking of researching for Unit 3 via email.

 

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IN THE LIBRARY - ROOM 139 - the same computer lab we were in on the 7th before the fall break.

Unit 3: Annotated Bibliography & Literature Review (20% - 200 pts)

Begin / continue research on your topic

 

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Entries 1-2 should be complete

Handouts on MLA and APA style.  If you missed, check the OWL site from last Monday or get handouts by the Information desk in the library.

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Entries 2-4 should be complete

Notes on reading, annotating, and summary writing

Format your entries using information from these notes: article title by author is about blah blah blah.

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4-6 should be complete

Library / Conference Time: stop by and check in with Borger in the library - she will be near the information desk and computers on the first floor from 8 am - 11 am.  You can also check in remotely by email: reply to the email she sent on Thursday and state that you are conducting research elsewhere.

Due: 2-4 Annotated Bib entries you have complete to this point - bring them to class to show Borger.  These are due by noon to be on time.  Bring hard copies or send via email.


 


November Calendar
 

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Entries 6-8 should be complete

Homework back: discuss common errors

In-class journal: Research

 

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Entries 8-10 should be complete

Unit 2 Rewrites Due: Turn in original with grade and revised copy.  Most folks can add quotes, properly format quotes, fix works cited pages for an improved grade.

In-class activity: Chunking Data

Annotated Bib Samples

 

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MMLA Conference

Library / Conference Time: Use class time to conduct research and complete Literature Review for Unit 3 - due Wednesday 11/09/11.  

Entries 10-12 should be complete & you should be very ready to compose your literature review

 

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Should be completing / revising / polishing your literature review

Citation Resources

In-Class: Outlining Literature Review - organize by chunking the biggest three to five ideas that repeat over and over in your research.  Let your research guide your lit review.  Look for patterns.  We are CSI - we've gathered evidence, we're organizing and articulating patterns, then we're going to court in unit 4.

Sample Bibs from Class

 

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DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MONDAY 11/14/11 Unit 3: Annotated Bibliography & Literature Review Due (20% - 200 pts) DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MONDAY 11/14/11

If you have Unit 3, feel free to turn it in today; if not, feel free to turn it in Monday.

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VETERAN'S DAY - NO CLASSES
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Unit 3: Annotated Bibliography & Literature Review Due

In-Class: Unit 3 Reflection

Homework: Readings Everything's an Argument Chapter 8 - Arguments of Fact & Sections of Chapter 7 - Structuring Arguments: Toulmin Argument (182-196) by Friday 11/18
 

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Mini-Conference: Round-table discussion of topics and research questions (share your ideas with classmates - out loud)

Mandatory Conferences: 11-1

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Mandatory Conferences: 12:12:30 & 3-4
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Continue Mini-Conference: Silly Borger thought this would only take 1 class period!

Mandatory Conferences: 11-4

Handout: Unit 4

Handout: Final exam

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Class will meet in Morris Library: Come to conference table by information desk to sign in and get your activity for the day

Mandatory Unit 4 Conferences (Extra-Credit for signing up today)
8 am - 1 pm

Last day Unit 3 will be accepted for late grade.
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THANKSGIVING BREAK - NO CLASSES
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THANKSGIVING BREAK - NO CLASSES
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THANKSGIVING BREAK - NO CLASSES
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Finish Mini-Conferences: Any hangers-on that didn't get to share before break

Unit 4

Final exam

 

 

 

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GRADE UPDATE IS ON BLACKBOARD
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Unit 1 Rewrites: Educational Philosophy

Hand back Unit 3 (10 am class)

Discuss issues for revision related to quotes

Discuss doubling-down on Unit 4

 Discuss readings in Everything's an Argument: Chapter 8 and section of chapter 7 over warrants & claims (182-196)

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Course Evaluations: BE IN CLASS FOR THIS PLEASE!! If you miss filling out evaluation, you can complete one by going to Joyce Schemonia in the English Department: Faner 2390.  Follow the blue signs that say "English Course Evaluations."

Note: Only conducted course evals in 9 am class.  If you missed, follow instructions above to submit course eval.

Discuss incorporating images into your text

 


December Calendar
 

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COURSE EVALUATIONS FOR THE 10 AM SECTION WILL BE CONDUCTED TODAY


Unit 4 can be handed in any time up through the end of our final at 12:10 pm on 12/12.   Section 04 (9 am class) has until Wednesday 12/14 to submit Unit 4.  No unit 4 projects will be accepted beyond Wednesday 12/14. If you do not show for the final exam, it will be assumed that you want your Unit 4 to count for both your Unit 4 grade (150 points - 15% of your semester grade) and your final exam grade (100 points - 10% of your semester grade).

 

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Final exam prep

Unit 4 can be handed in any time up through the end of our final at 12:10 pm on 12/12.   Section 04 (9 am class) has until Wednesday 12/14 to submit Unit 4.  No unit 4 projects will be accepted beyond Wednesday 12/14. If you do not show for the final exam, it will be assumed that you want your Unit 4 to count for both your Unit 4 grade (150 points - 15% of your semester grade) and your final exam grade (100 points - 10% of your semester grade).

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NO CLASS MEETING: EXTENDED OFFICE HOURS FOR CONFERENCES 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM FANER 2265

Unit 4 can be handed in any time up through the end of our final at 12:10 pm on 12/12.   Section 04 (9 am class) has until Wednesday 12/14 to submit Unit 4.  No unit 4 projects will be accepted beyond Wednesday 12/14. If you do not show for the final exam, it will be assumed that you want your Unit 4 to count for both your Unit 4 grade (150 points - 15% of your semester grade) and your final exam grade (100 points - 10% of your semester grade).

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FINAL EXAM

ENGLISH COMMON FINAL EXAM: 10:10 am - 12:10 pm (Pulliam Hall Room 214)

Section 07 (10 am class) Unit 4 projects are due by the end of the final.  After that time they will be docked 5% each day late and will not be accepted beyond Wednesday 12/14.

If you do not show for the final exam, it will be assumed that you want your Unit 4 to count for both your Unit 4 grade (150 points - 15% of your semester grade) and your final exam grade (100 points - 10% of your semester grade).

University's Final Exam Schedule

I will miss y'all -
best 102 classes EVER!

 

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FINALS WEEK
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FINALS WEEK

Section 04 (9 am class) Unit 4 projects are due by 12:10 pm.  Unit 4 projects will not be accepted beyond 4 pm today.

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FINALS WEEK

Berthoff Quotes

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FINALS WEEK

I have a final of my own today - on the last day of Finals (bogus!)