ENGLISH 101.  ACADEMIC WRITING
OUTLINE SCHEDULE FOR FALL 2009
for detailed instructions, see individual Lesson pages


Aug            MODULE ONE: ORIENTATION (1 point)
 
25.              1. Introduction to the course. Writing our brains. Writing sample due.
 
30.              2. Goals: higher education and this course. Where we're going. Quiz (on lessons 1-2) (1 point) & summary

Sept           
MODULE TWO: BOOT CAMP (24 points)
  1.               3. Plato's "Euthyphro," questioning and research. The myth of the Academy. Quiz and summary (2 points)

  6.               4. Hacker 100-111: introduction to research.  Library Lab. Library assignment #1 is assigned. Quiz (1 point)
 
8.               5. Plato's "Apology," democracy and persuasion.
Library assignment #1 due (3 points).
                                                                                              Quiz & summary (2 points)

13.               6. Hacker 113-135, MLA citation of sources. Library assignment #2 is assigned. Quiz & summary (2 points)
15.               7. Plato's "Crito," values. Library assignment #2 due (3 points).  Quiz and summary (2 points)

20.                8. Plato's "Phaedo"(first half, through 78b), using your mind. Quiz and summary (2 points).
22.               
9. Plato's "Phaedo" (complete), preparing for the Plato exam. Quiz and summary (2 points)

27.               10. In class essay exam #1, on Plato's Five Dialogues (to be written in class) (5 points).

             
    
MODULE THREE: THE SEARCH FOR TRUTH (23 points)
29.              11. The research project.
Compare/contrast essay is assigned. Quiz and summary (2 points)

Oct    
  4.              12. College Research 101. Library Lab.  Journals are assigned. Compare/contrast essay due (5 points).
                                                                                                                     Quiz (1 point).

  6.              13. Books. Library Lab.  Research narrative essay is assigned. Journal entries are due (1 point).
                                                                                                                    
Quiz (1 point).

11.               Mid-semester break: no class. Mid-semester student progress report to registrar.
13.              14. Meet the librarian. Library Lab.  Journal entries are due (1 point)
. Quiz (1 point).

18.              15. Misinformation Stuporhiway. Library Lab.  Journal entries are due (1 point). Quiz (1 point).
20.              16. Student conferences at TC3 by appointment with Dr. G
. (no class) Journal entries are due (1 point).

25.              17. Student conferences at TC3 by appointment with Dr. G. (no class) Journal entries are due (1 point).
27.              18. Basics of Reasoning, Research narrative essay is due (5 points). Research paper assigned.
                                                         Quiz and summary (2 points).    
          

Nov              MODULE FOUR: REPORT WRITING (30 points+)
  1.               19. Organize with OutlinesResearch report outline is assigned. Quiz and summary (2 points).
  
3.               20. Review the plan. Research report outline is due (1 point)
Quiz and summary (2 points).

  8.               21. The story of language. Quiz and summary (2 points).
10.               Registration day: no class

15.               22. The grammar sequence. Research report is due (15 points). Quiz and summary (2 points).
17.               23. Peer review 1: evaluation of student reports.
Evaluation #1 is due (3 points).

22.               24. Peer review 2: evaluation of student reports. Evaluation #2 is due (3 points).
24.               Thanksgiving break: no class

                    MODULE FIVE: EXAM WRITING (22 points+)
29.               25. In-class essays.  Revised research paper is due (15 points). Quiz and summary (2 points).

Dec           
  1.               26. Essay exam #2, "mock final exam" (5 points).

  6.               27. Final exam preparation        
  8.               28. Course summary and evaluation. Academy award winners announced! 
                          Course grades will be completed by this date, except for the final exam.

12.               1:00 to 3:50. English 101 Final Exam, room 285. 
                   


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