Day To Day Schedule With Linked Assignments For Richard Ford

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

Week 1
Jan 14
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

Jan 17
Richard Ford The Sportswriter Chapter 6 pgs 142-164
Essay I: Academic Analysis of Literature assigned

Week 2
Jan 21
Richard Ford The Sportswriter Chapter 7 pgs 165-179; and Richard Ford "Song of the Suburbs"

Jan 24
Richard Ford The Sportswriter Chapter 8 pgs 180-202

Week 3
Jan 28
Richard Ford The Sportswriter 339-346; Chapter 13 pgs 345-365
students create list of topics to write about

Jan 31
Richard Ford The Sportswriter pgs 366-375; and Richard Ford "A Father and a Bicycle" describe link
Topics into themes
Worksheet on using textual evidence
sign-up for conferences

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

Feb 7
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
Feb 11
Essay I due (15% of final grade)
James M Lang “It’s not You”
Prepare for midterm

Feb 14
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
Feb 18
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

Feb 21
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 25
Midterm exam (15% of final grade)

Feb 28
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
March 4
Whole class workshop

March 7
Whole class workshop
Instructor comments on Essay II returned

Week 9
Spring Break

Week 10
March 18
Richard Ford "Sweethearts"
Project III: Evaluative Bibliography of Research on Topic Discovered in Ford's writibg assigned
Create list of topics discovered in Ford's writing to research
See pages 267-270 in handbook (on Annotated Bibliographies) and pages 70-94 (on works cited formatting)

March 21
Essay II due (15% of final grade)
Richard Ford "Pretty Boy" and "Reunion"
Develop research questions for topics discovered in Ford

Week 11
March 25
Richard Ford "Leaving for Kenosha"
Library research day - Meet in library with a list of 3 to 5 keywords on topic
Sign-up with your refined research topic

March 28
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 1
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 4
Presentations (5% of final grade)
Grading for presentation
Essay IV: Position Paper on Topic Discovered in Ford's writings (using Project III research) assigned

Week 13
April 8
Presentations
Sign up for Final Exam panel presentations on project III

April 11
Evaluative bibliography due (20% of final grade)
finish presentations
From research on essay III to position for Essay IV

Week 14
April 15
Draft of Essay IV due for instructor comments
Whole class workshop

April 18
No Class - Easter

Week 15
April 22 No class - Monday classes meet

April 24 Richard Ford visit

April 25
Whole class workshop
Instructor comments on Essay IV returned

Week 16
April 29
Whole class workshop

May 2
Essay IV due (15% of final grade)
Assessment submission
Citation analysis of student’s own paper
Reflection on class and class evaluations

Sat. May 3 1:30-4:00
Final Exam panel presentations on project III (5% of final grade)

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