Day To Day Schedule With Linked Assignments For Elizabeth Strout

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 Strout's writing (plus research logs and/or reflections)
5% Project III Research Presentation
15% Essay IV: Position Paper on Topic Discovered in Strout's Writing (using Project III research)
5% Final Exam panel presentation participation
General Description of Assignments
Sarah's description of how projects relate
Annotated Writing Studies Readings

Week 1
Jan 17
Introduction to the class
Discuss Doug Downs and Elizabeth Wardle “Teaching about Writing, Righting Misconceptions: (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

Jan 20
Online discussion of pages 3-18 of Elizabeth Strout "Pharmacy"
Reading Guide for Strout
Kirsten's take-home assignment for "Pharmacy"

Week 2
Jan 24
pages 18-29 of Elizabeth Strout "Pharmacy" and "Ship in a Bottle"
Essay I: Academic Analysis of Literature assigned

Jan 27
Elizabeth Strout "Incoming Tide"

Week 3
Jan 31
Elizabeth Strout "Starving" begin on page 28
students create list of topics to write about

Feb 3
Elizabeth Strout "A Little Burst"
Topics into themes
Worksheet on using textual evidence
sign-up for conferences

Week 4
Feb 7
Class canceled for 20 minute conferences on Essay I
Draft of Essay I due at conference

Feb 10
Les Perelman “Information Illiteracy and Mass Market Writing Instruction”
Reading Guide for Perelman
Reflection on academic reading
Essay II: Position Essay on Students Student Source Use Using Class Readings assigned

Week 5
Feb 14
Essay I due (15% of final grade)
James M Lang “It’s not You”
Prepare for midterm

Feb 17
Howard, Rebecca Moore, Tanya K. Rodrigue, and Tricia C. Serviss “Writing from Sources, Writing from Sentences”
Reading guide for "Writing from Sources"
An adaptable article worksheet by Rebecca Gibbs
See pages 100-103 for handbook info on plagiarism (may want to analyze this into in light of Moore et al.)

Week 6
Feb 21
Ann M. Penrose and Cheryl Geisler “Reading and Writing without Authority”
Reading guide for Penrose and Gesiler
Study guide for project II source readings
Reflect on your own source use in college using readings/towards a project II thesis

Feb 24
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

Week 7
Feb 28
Midterm exam (15% of final grade)

March 3
Draft of Essay II due for instructor comments
Whole class workshop
See pages 262-268 in the handbook (for in text citations)

Week 8
Spring Break

Week 9
March 14
Whole class workshop

March 17
Whole class workshop
Instructor comments on Essay II returned

Week 10
March 21
Elizabeth Strout "Tulips"
Project III: Evaluative Bibliography of Research on Topic Discovered in Strout's writing assigned
Create list of topics discovered in Strout's writing to research. Ideas might include depression, anorexia, faithfulness, parents' relationships with adult children, sibling roles etc.
See pages pages 269-300 (on works cited formatting)

March 24
Essay II due (15% of final grade)
Elizabeth Strout "Security"
Develop research questions for topics discovered in Ward

Week 11
March 28
Library research day - Meet in library with a list of 3 to 5 keywords on topic
Sign-up with your refined research topic

March 31
Elizabeth Strout "River"
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
April 4
No class – 30 minute group conferences on research
draft of evaluative bibliography due - bring four copies to conference (1 of 3 annotations should be written)
peer review of evaluative bibliography

April 7
Presentations (5% of final grade)
Grading for presentation
Essay IV: Position Paper on Topic Discovered in Strout's writings (using Project III research) assigned

Week 13
April 11
Presentations
Sign up for Final Exam panel presentations on project III

April 14
Easter

Week 14
April 18
No class - Monday classes meet

April 20 Elizabeth Strout's visit

April 21
Evaluative bibliography due (20% of final grade)
finish presentations
From research on essay III to position for Essay IV

Week 15
April 25
Writing workshop – bring your sources a general or detailed outline and your flashdrive!
Get feedback as you draft from your instructor

April 28
Draft of Essay IV due for instructor comments
Whole class workshop

Week 16
May 2
Whole class workshop
Instructor comments returned

May 5
Citation analysis of student’s own paper
Reflection on class and class evaluations

Sat. May 6 1:30-4:00
Final Exam panel presentations on project III (5% of final grade)
Essay IV due (15% of final grade)
Assessment submission

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