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Lessons 

Module 1

1: Orientation  
2: Goals   

Module 2

  3: Euthyphro  
     4: The Library
 5: The Apology   
    6: Citation   
    7: Crito
    8: Phaedo  
    9: Exam Prep   
10: Plato Exam
   

Module 3

11: Research Project 
12: Research 101   
13: Books   
14: the Librarian   
15: the Web   
16: conferences  
17: Joy of Research 
18: Reasoning 


Module 4

19: Outlines 
20: Review the Plan:
21: Language 
22: Dr E's Grammar
23: Peer Review  
24: Hit Parade 

Module 5

25: About the Exam
26: Mock Final 
27: Exam Prep
28: Graduation 


 


Academic life
  

cynicism   
grants
    
introduction to the Academy
  
joys of research    
knowledge of ignorance   
peer review    giving and taking criticism     
public opinion is not expert opinion       
pursuit of truth as the object of academic life  
scholarly publishing     
seven basics of academic life       
skepticism    
Socrates as hero of the Academy   
Socratic tradition     

success in college
  (tag: think, act, grow)   
true heaven and true stars     

Academic writing 

argumentative writing     
better sources of info
     
brainstorming, grouping and LITE TEA  (essay organization)
COW -- content, organization, writing      
compare/contrast essay planner       

definition of academic writing
   
Dr. G's hit parade  (common errors in grammar & punctuation)     
Hacker's rule book   
internet research     
journals     
MLA citation     
outlining     grouping and outlining     
peer review    giving and taking criticism     
primary or scientific research model     
quotation, paraphrase and summary of sources  
secondary research and persuasive writing    
thesis statements and essay maps     
versus popular writing   
writer's checklist     

In-class essay writing

basic organization of essays  -- intro, body, conclusion      
Dr G's sample essay     
essay exam score sheet     
Plato exam     
Mock final exam     
English 101 Department Final Exam     

research writing

checklist for academic writers     
choosing research questions (three r's: researchable, real, relevant)     
Hacker on research questions    
thesis statements and essay maps     

the research project in English 101:   

argument or persuasive writing     
description of the research project
    
steps of the research project    
Preliminary compare/contrast essay   
research journals       
research narrative essay     
three level outline     review the outline     
draft research report     
peer review  
final research report     

Academy, see Plato   

Alexander the Great    

Apollo and the oracle at Delphi   

Argument

brainstorming, grouping and LITE TEA  (development of argument)
claims and reasons
      
Dr E's basics of reasoning
        
logical fallacies     
persuasive writing
  
   
thesis statements     thesis statements and essay maps     

Aristogeiton and Harmodios   

Aristophanes' Clouds   

Aristotle, Plato's pupil    Aristotle and the Academy     

Assignments (what to do each Lesson; specific writing assignments are listed below)  

writing sample (due in Lesson 1)  
library assignment #1   (due in Lesson 5) 
library assignment #2    (due in Lesson 7)   review of the library assignments     
Plato exam  (due in Lesson 10)  score sheet  Dr G's sample essay  sample student essays    
Preliminary compare/contrast essay (due in Lesson 12)   
Research journal assignments   (due in Lessons 13 - 17)     
Research narrative essay   (due in Lesson 18)     
three level outline   (due in Lesson 20)    review the outline   
Draft research report   (due in Lesson 22)     
peer review    giving and taking criticism  (due in Lessons 23-24)      
Final research report  
(due in Lesson 25)   
Mock final exam      
Final exam             

Athens

agora (the marketplace)       
democracy, rhetoric & persuasion
   
law without lawyers     
Parthenon sculptures     
Raphael's School of Athens     
social contract      
values by agreement     

Attendance policy   

Babel     

Behavior or demeanor in classroom   

Beatles (The)    

Books

Amazon.com     
books at TC3 library
     
copyright protection
     

course textbooks
    
ebooks     
finding and ordering books     
interlibrary loan     
WorldCat     

Boot Camp   

Brain

episodic and semantic memory   (telling stories vs. making arguments)      
How to learn, par the course
(perception, attention, and rehearsal)  
modal model of the brain (sensory register, working memory, long term memory)
Poussin, Nicholas. Et in Arcadia Ego     
the triune human brain
(cortex, midbrain, lower brain)    

Brueghel, the blind leading the blind     

Caesar, Julius  (low style)    

Cancellation of class    

Cheating and plagiarism policies   

what plagiarism is and what's wrong with it   

Checklist for academic writers     

Citation (see "Modern Language Association")   

Clauses and sentence types

College (see "Academic life")   

Conferences (teacher-student)     

Conscience     

Contracts   

Copyright protection     

Counseling Center at TC3      

COW -- content, organization, writing   

Criticism, giving and taking criticism

Crito     

Cynicism   

Daedalus, Socrates' heroic ancestor     

Databases of academic research     

abstracts speed your search     
guide to periodicals   (academic vs. popular quality)   
InfoTrac and ProQuest tutorials       
internet search engines   
subject headings, the key to proper database use          

David, The Death of Socrates     

Demeanor in the classroom   

Democracy   

Athenian democracy, the rise of rhetoric or persuasion   
Values by agreement     

Diogenes the cynic    still searching after 2300 years     

Disability   

Dogs     

Encyclopedia  (Aristotle as developer)   

English, standard American rules   

A Pocket Style Manual      
companion web site to A Pocket Style Manual   
Hacker on standard English     
Hacker on language debates (finer points of language)  
sexist language     
Standard English    
Grammar Sequence for College Writers  (separate web)    
Dr. E's grammar sequence  (a brief but full description of standard English)

parts of speech, parts of the verb, verb parts playing other parts   
phrasesuse phrases for textureclauses and sentence types, classic styles   

Essays  (see also in this index academic writing, outlining, and language)

brainstorming, grouping and LITE TEA    
Essay maps       

Europa    

Evidence (tutorial) (research is all about proof)     

Exams

Exam: departmental final in English 101   
Exam from Fall 2003  with Dr. G's sample answer  
Plato exam   with Dr. G's sample and student samples  
Mock Final exam     
English 101 Departmental Final Exam     

Excuses    

Expert Opinion     

Fair use and intellectual property    

Flying (Daedalus)   

Goals

course goals  
how to use goals to achieve success   
goals must be mac (measurable, achievable, challenging)

Grades

grades, policy      
how to par the course
(perception, attention, and rehearsal)     
incomplete grade, policy   

Grouping (and outlining)   

Grammar     (see Language, below)   

Gutchess, Dr. Elizabeth (guest lecturer)     

Dr. E's Basics of Reasoning    
draft research report     
Dr E's grammar sequence     
A Grammar Sequence for College Writers  (separate web)         
research narrative essay
      

Gutchess, Dr. Gary (instructor contact information)   conferences with Dr. G     

Gutchess, Neil B.  (applied researcher)     

Hacker, Diane. 

A Pocket Style Manual      
companion web site to A Pocket Style Manual   
Hacker on incorporating sources     
Hacker on language debates  (finer points of language)   
Hacker on MLA citation     
Hacker on plagiarism and citation     
Hacker on standard English     
Hacker on thesis statements     

Hermes     

Hobbes, Thomas   

Homo sapiens     

Homunculus   

Ignorance

knowledge of ignorance     

Imitation of Socrates    

Implied contracts     

InfoTrac database tutorial   

Intellectual property and fair use    

Internet research

Jefferson, Thomas and US Declaration of Independence     

Journaling (research journal writing)      

Justice     

Rawls' A Theory of Justice

King, Jr., Dr. Martin Luther. "Letter from a Birmingham Jail"  

Knowledge 

blind leading the blind     
knowledge of ignorance
   

Kobritz, Barbara (TC3 librarian, guest lecturer)     

Labyrinth   

Language

Babel     
classes of speakers     
clauses and sentence types      
Darwinian theory of language    
defense of Britain (language as stealthy weapon)    
deceit
   
Dr. E's grammar sequence (a brief but full description of standard English grammar)       
Dr. G's Hit Parade  (common errors)        
Grammar Sequence for College Writers     
Hacker on language debates (finer points of language)  

My Fair Lady, the snob factor in standard English     
phrasesuse phrases for texture
sexist language     
Standard English     
styles of prose    

Lateness policy   

Law   

Athenian law, everybody's a lawyer  
The Laws in "Crito"      
values by agreement     
why obey?     

Lessons, see "Modules"    

Librarians     ask a librarian    

Library   (Top 10 Things to Know about the Library)     

books at TC3 library     
books--finding and ordering books
    
great library at Alexandria, Egypt
    
inter-library loan      
librarians can help     
library: house of wisdom or lies?      

library assignment #1
    
library assignment #2    
review of the library assignments     
periodicals, a guide to periodicals       using abstracts     
tips for research    
tutorial on evidence   
tutorial on database searches   
WorldCat     

Locke, John    

Logical fallacies

ad hominem personal attack    
appeal to ignorance     
appeal to majority   
appeal to tradition     
false alternatives     
false cause or post hoc argument     
hasty generalization     
poisoning the well     
red herring and straw man arguments    
tu quoque  -- look who's talking!

Markets     

Media organizations and "edutainment"    media links     

Memory  (human)        

episodic and semantic memory     
working memory and long term memory
  

Minotaur    

Modern Language Association of America (MLA)

citation: signal phrase, parenthetical reference, Works Cited list     
finer points of citation      
MLA rules in Hacker's A Pocket Style Manual   
MLA rules in Hacker's book and web site     
quotation, paraphrase and summary of sources      
why you've seldom seen MLA citation     

Modules in Eng 101

Mod 1: Orientation,   Lessons 1-2     
Mod 2: Boot Camp (Basic Skills),  Lessons 3-10     
Mod 3: The Search for Truth (Research),  Lessons 11-18   
Mod 4: Research Report Writing,  Lessons 19-24   
Mod 5: Essay Exam Writing,  Lessons 25-28   

Morrison, Toni. Beloved  

Museum, temple of Muses   

Orientation   

Outlining     

brainstorming, grouping and LITE TEA     
grouping and outlining
     
Organizing with outlines
   
outline articles to analyze them     
thesis statements and essays maps       
three level outline    review the outline     

Parts of speech    

Parts of the verb, verb parts playing other parts   

Parenthetical reference (in MLA citation)     

Peer review    giving and taking criticism

Peloponnesian War   

Periodicals, a quick guide to periodicals

Persuasion   

democracy, rhetoric & persuasion   

Phaedo      

Philosophers

sophists ("wise men") versus philosophers ("lovers of wisdom")

Phrasesuse phrases for texture

Plagiarism  

Hacker on incorporating sources     
Hacker on plagiarism and citation
     
Plagiarism and cheating, course policy
  
what plagiarism is and what's wrong with it    

Plato  

Academy, introduction,    Museum at the Academy,   Aristotle,   darker side,  
"Apology," assignment of reading,   introduction,   translation,   study notes    
"Crito," assignment of reading,   introduction,   translation,   study notes    
"Euthyphro,"  assignment of reading,    introduction,   translation,   study notes   
"Phaedo," assignment of reading,   introduction,   translation,   study notes    

Plato as poet      
Plato exam
and Plato Exam Score Sheet  and sample student exams  and Dr. G's sample   
Socrates, see Socrates   
studying Plato    how to study and learn a hard book like the Platonic dialogues           
why read Plato?  

Poetry (and lies)  

Policies of this course  

Attendance in classes   
Behavior or demeanor in the classroom   
Cancellation of class   
Disability   
Excuses for absence or lateness   
Grades     
Incomplete grade 
Lateness policy  
Plagiarism and cheating   what plagiarism is and what's wrong with it     
Preparation for class   

Popular writing (vs. academic writing)   media "edutainment"

Positive thinking   

Poussin, Nicholas. Et in Arcadia Ego

Prerequisites for English 101   

ProQuest  (database) (tutorial)     

Prose styles  (high, middle, low)       

Public opinion     

Pythagoras     

Raphael's School of Athens   Raphael's Three Graces     

Rawls, John. A Theory of Justice        

Reading

How to read   
library: house of wisdom or lies?   
memory (working memory and long term memory)     
outline articles to analyze them     
Poussin, Nicholas. Et in Arcadia Ego     
reading Plato      

Readings 

course textbooks    
Hacker's A Pocket Style Manual   
Plato's dialogues     

Reasoning

Basics of reasoning      
claims and reasons     
claims -- types of claims     
inductive vs. deductive     
logical fallacies     

Research

abstracts     abstracts speed your search           
applied research   
ask a librarian     
books--finding and ordering books     
choosing research questions  (three r's: researchable, real, relevant)     
databases, tutorials for InfoTrac and ProQuest    
internet research     
joys of research   
journals     
librarians     
libraries    
library gateway by degree program at TC3       
Media organizations and "edutainment"    
organizing by grouping and outlining    
peer review   
periodicals, a guide     
practical research     
primary or scientific research      
proof -- the essential ingredient in research     
public opinion versus expert opinion     
search for truth     
secondary research     
sources good and bad   
tips on academic research
   
true heaven and true stars     

Research Project    

Research project     
Steps of the research project     

Preliminary compare/contrast essay
     
journals      research journal assignment     
research narrative essay     
draft research report     

Research questions

choosing research questions (three r's: researchable, real, relevant)    
Hacker on research questions      
primary or science research questions     

Resources for Students

Ask a librarian     
Counseling Center at TC3     
Hacker's companion site
(to A Pocket Style Manual)  
Internet links     
Resources Page  
SUNY Learning Network  
TC3 Library and  Library tutorials   
Works Cited   

Rhetoric

Dr. E's Basics of Reasoning    
democracy, rhetoric & persuasion

Robinson, Prof. James E. The Scope of Rhetoric     

Rousseau, Jean-Jacques

Satire   

Schedule

Cancellation of class   
Course schedule
Lateness policy
    Excuses   

Seneca   (middle style)   

Sense perception     

Sentence types, and classic styles of prose     

Signal phrase (in MLA citation)   

Slavery   Booker T. Washington and Toni Morrison          

Social contract       

Socrates

appearance   
Apollo's oracle   
Aristophanes and The Clouds
    
conscience        
Crito, Socrates friend  
Daedalus, Socrates' heroic ancestor   
death of Socrates     David, The Death of Socrates     
"divine sign"      
hero of the Academy  
imitation of Socrates       
introduction to Socrates
   
joys of research     
knowledge of ignorance     
martyrdom of Socrates    
Peloponnesian War   
personal teaching     
Plato, see Plato  
poets versus Socrates    
seven basic lessons from the story of Socrates     
Silens the satyr, a Socrates look-alike    
Socrates in cyberland     
students of Socrates     
trial of Socrates: the defense speech    did Socrates lose his case?   
true heaven and true stars    
values by agreement     
wisdom    

Sophistry   

sophists ("wise men") versus philosophers ("lovers of wisdom")

Sources

better sources     
books--finding and ordering books      
good and bad sources for academic research
   
Hacker on incorporating sources     
internet research     
library internet gateway by degree program at TC3   
MLA citation     finer points of citation     
outline articles to analyze them     
periodicals, a guide to periodicals
     
primary and secondary sources     
public opinion versus expert opinion     
quotation, paraphrase and summary of sources    

Studying

How to par the course (perception, attention, and rehearsal)

Success

Steps for success (tag: think, act, grow)   
Using goals   (mac: measurable, achievable, challenging)     

Textbooks   

Theseus and the legend of the minotaur     

Thesis     

brainstorming, grouping and LITE TEA 
claims and reasons
     
Hacker on thesis statements     
thesis statement and essay map     

Truth 

Academy on grants   
internet research     
logical fallacies     
love of truth     
media organizations and "edutainment"

poetry and lies
   
pursuit of truth as the object of Academic life
   
true heaven and true stars      
tutorial on evidence   

University (see "Academic life")   

Values  

Washington, Booker T. Up from Slavery   

Wisdom

Apollo's oracle on Socrates' wisdom      
sophists ("wise men") versus philosophers ("lovers of wisdom")   

WorldCat     

Works Cited list

MLA citations    
Works Cited in Dr. G's Academic Writing    


 

 

 


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