102 daytoday schedule Obrien

Project I: Literary Essay 20%
Project II: Primary Source Analysis 20%
Project III: Secondary Source Analysis 20%
Project IV: Argument Essay 20%
Midterm and Final Essays 20%
Required text: Tim O'Brien The Things They Carried

Week I
Day 1
Introduction to course; introduction to 1960s
Homework: Skim and summarize Terry H. Anderson’s The Sixties

Day 2
1960s – Create timeline; finish documentary

Week II
Day 1
Movement and writing, a guided exercise; introduction to primary sources including literature
Homework: read and respond to The Things They Carried (3 stories)

Day 2
Discuss The Things They Carried
Homework: read and and respond to The Things They Carried (3 stories)

Week III
Day 1
Discuss The Things They Carried
Homework: read and respond to The Things They Carried (3 stories)

Day 2
Discuss The Things They Carried; Essay I assigned; sign up for conferences
Homework: draft Essay I

Week IV
Day 1
No class - conferences
Homework: draft Essay I

Day 2
Essay I draft due; Essay II assigned; library research day: finding primary sources; brainstroming cultural artifacts in O'Brien's work to research
Homework: read and respond to The Things They Carried (3 stories); bring two primary sources related to the same cultural artificat in the text to class

Week V
Day 1
Discuss The Things They Carried; Analyzing primary sources; Essay I draft returned with instructor comments
Homework: Revise Essay I (global revision); read and respond to The Things They Carried (3 stories)

Day2
Discuss The Things They Carried; Self-edit – grammar and style;
Homework: revise [[[Literary Essayb [Essay I]]] (local revision); bring 2 more primary sources to class

Week VI
Day 1
Essay I due; analyzing primary sources and finding a thesis
Homework: Draft Essay II

Day 2
Draft of Essay II due; Whole-class workshop

Week VII
Day 1
Whole-class workshop; review for mid-term
Homework: prepare for midterm

Day 2
Draft of essay II returned; midterm
Homework: revise Essay II (global revision); prepare for presentation

Week VIII
Day 1
Presentations
Homework: revise Essay II (local revision)

Day 2
Essay II due; meet in library; Essay III assigned; locate secondary sources on an issue you discovered in O'Brien's work
Homework: find 2 sources from proquest research library; read O'Brien stories

Week XI
Spring Break

Week X
Day 1
Evaluating sources; meet with group to discuss sources; MLA lesson
Homework: find 2 sources from academic search complete

Day 2
Essay IV assigned; writing effective arguments: counter arguments and organization; library research day
Homework: finish Essay III

Week XI
Day 1
Essay III due; sign up for individual conferences; discuss O'Brien story
Homework: draft Essay IV

Day 2
No class- individual conferences
Homework: draft Essay IV

Week XII
Day 1
Draft of Essay IV due; Whole-class workshop

Day 2
Whole-class workshop; Style lesson

Week XIII
Day 1
Whole-class workshop; Style lesson
Homework: students not workshopped complete peer review

Day 2
Whole-class workshop; Style lesson
Homework: revise Essay IV (global revision)

Week XIV
Day 1
Self edit of Essay IV
Homework: revise Essay IV (local revision)

Day 2
Exam review

Sat - Final exam

Week XV
Day 1
Essay IV due; brainstrom questions for Tim O'Brien

Day 2
Meet Tim O'Brien

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