Day-To-Day Class Schedule Junot Diaz

15% Essay I: Academic Analysis of Literature
15% Midterm Exam (academic analysis of literature)
15% Essay II: Position Essay on Students Student Source Use Using Class Readings
20% Project III: Evaluative Bibliography of Research on Topic Discovered in Diaz’s Novel (plus research logs and/or reflections)
5% Project III Research Presentation
15% Essay IV: Position Paper on Topic Discovered in Diaz’s Novel (using Project III research)
5% Final Exam panel presentation participation
General Description of Assignments
Sarah's description of how projects relate

Week 1
Aug 26
Introduction to the class
Read selections from (Re)Envisioning ‘First Year Composition’ as ‘Introduction to Writing Studies’” to explain class
reflect on the question "What do I want to "transfer" in to EN 102 from EN 101: write, pair, share, list on the board

Aug 29
Junot Diaz “GhettoNerd at the End of the World 1974-1987” pgs 11-33
Discuss Junot Diaz pgs 11-33
Essay I: Academic Analysis of Literature assigned

Week 2
Sept 2
No- Class - labor day

Sept 5
Junot Diaz “GhettoNerd at the End of the World 1974-1987” pgs 33-50
Reading questions for Diaz pages 33-50
In-class reading response on Diaz

Week 3
Sept 9
Junot Diaz “Sentimental Education 1988-1992” 167-201
Reading response
Group discussions of Sentimental Education
students create list of topics to write about

Sept 12
Junot Diaz “Wildwood 1982-1985” 51-75, and pages 205-210
discuss Junot 51-75
Topics into themes
Worksheet on using textual evidence
sign-up for conferences
Diaz study guide by Susan Mockler
Literature study guide by Rebecca Gibbs
As you write, you might find this resource helpful - it annotates the slang and cultural references in the book - Thanks Eric!

Week 4
Sept 16
Class canceled for 20 minute conferences on Essay I
Draft of Essay I due at conference

Sept 19
Randall McClure “Examining the Presence of Advocacy and Commercial Websites in Research Essays of First-Year Composition Students”
Reading Guide for McClure
Reflection on academic reading
Essay II: Position Essay on Students Student Source Use Using Class Readings assigned

Week 5
Sept 23
Essay I due (15% of final grade)
James M Lang “It’s not You”
Prepare for midterm

Sept 26
Les Perelman “Information Illiteracy and Mass Market Writing Instruction”
Reading Guide for Perelman
An adaptable article worksheet by Rebecca Gibbs
See pages 50-59 for handbook info on plagiarism and using sources (may want to analyze this into in light of Moore et al.)

Week 6
Sept 30
Howard, Rebecca Moore, Tanya K. Rodrigue, and Tricia C. Serviss “Writing from Sources, Writing from Sentences”
Reading guide for "Writing from Sources"
Study guide for project II source readings
Reflect on your own source use in college using readings/towards a project II thesis

Oct 3
Midterm exam (15% of final grade)

Week 7
Oct 7
Chris Anson “Fraudulent Practices: Academic Misrepresentations of Plagiarism In the Name of Good Pedagogy”
Reading guide for Chris Anson
Towards a Project II draft
Sample student theses for project II
Whole-class workshop sign-up

Oct 10
Draft of Essay II due for instructor comments
Whole class workshop
See pages 62-63and 66-69 in the handbook (for in text citations and attributive tags)

Week 8
Oct 14
No Class - Fall Break

Oct 17
Whole class workshop
Instructor comments on Essay II returned

Week 9
Oct 21
Whole class workshop

Oct 24
Junot Diaz “The Three Heartbreaks of Belicia Cabral 1955-1962” 77-112
Project III: Evaluative Bibliography of Research on Topic Discovered in Diaz’s Novel assigned
See pages 267-270 in handbook (on Annotated Bibliographies) and pages 70-94 (on works cited formatting)

Week 10
Oct 28
Junot Diaz “The Three Heartbreaks of Belicia Cabral 1955-1962” 113-165
Create list of topics discovered in Diaz's novel to research

Oct 31
Junot Diaz “Land of the Lost 1992-1995” pgs 263-307
Develop research questions for topics discovered in Diaz

Week 11
Nov 4
Essay II due (15% of final grade)
Library research day - Meet in library with a list of 3 to 5 keywords on topic
Sign-up with your refined research topic

Nov 7
Junot Diaz pages 311-313 and “The Final Voyage” pgs 315-322
bring in two sources from Academic Search Complete for workshop
workshop on sources for project III
sign-up for group conferences (you'll be placed into 3-5 person groups based on your refined research topic. The sole purpose of these groups are to share research sources)

Week 12
Nov 11
No class – 30 minute group conferences on research

Nov 14
draft of evaluative bibliography due (3 of 5 annotations should be written)
peer review of evaluative bibliography

Week 13
Nov 18
Evaluative bibliography due (20% of final grade)
Presentations (5% of final grade)
Grading for presentation
Essay IV: Position Paper on Topic Discovered in Diaz’s Novel (using Project III research) assigned

Nov 21
Presentations
Sign up for Final Exam panel presentations on project III
From research on essay III to position for Essay IV

Week 14
Nov 25
Draft of Essay IV due for instructor comments
Whole class workshop

Nov 28
No Class - Thanksgiving

Week 15
Dec 2
Whole class workshop
Instructor comments on Essay IV returned

Dec 5
Whole class workshop

Sat. Dec 7 1:30-4:00
Final Exam panel presentations on project III (5% of final grade)

Week 16
Dec 9
Essay IV due (15% of final grade)
Assessment submission
Citation analysis of student’s own paper
Reflection on class and class evaluations

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