Day-To-Day Schedule Writing Studies

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

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"
Essay I: Academic Analysis of Literature assigned

Week 2
Jan 24
pages 18-29 of Elizabeth Strout "Pharmacy" and "Ship in a Bottle"

Jan 27
Elizabeth Strout "Incoming Tide"

Week 3
Jan 31
Elizabeth Strout "Starving"
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 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 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 62-63and 66-69 in the handbook (for in text citations and attributive tags)

Week 8
Spring Break

Week 9
March 14
Whole class workshop

March 17
Whole class workshop
Instructor comments on Essay II returned

Week 10
Mar 21
Nancy Sommers “Responding to Student Writing” and Donald Daiker “Learning to Praise”
Reading guide for Sommers
Reading guide for Daiker
In-class reading response for Sommers
Project III :Evaluative Bibliography of Research on Students Writing in the Academy assigned
See pages 267-270 in handbook (on Annotated Bibliographies) and pages 70-94 (on MLA works cited formatting)

Mar 24
Selections of Lee Ann Carroll “Profiles of Writing Development” in Rehearsing New Roles: How College Students Develop as Writer (beginning and profile of Kristen)
Discuss sample instructor comments; Which would be the most helpful to you? Which are more directive and which more facilitative?
Class summary of Sommers, Carroll, and Daiker
Reflect on comments you’ve received on your writing at Marymount using readings

Week 11
Mar 28
Donald M. Murray “The Listening Eye: Reflections on the Writing Classroom”
Class summary of Penrose & Cheryl Geisler and Murray
Reflection on your writing authority using readings
Create list of topics to research
Develop research questions for Project III

Mar 31
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

Week 12
April 3
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)
Research groups for spring 03

April 6
No class – 30 minute group conferences on research
Draft of evaluative bibliography due (2 annotations should be written)
Peer review of evaluative bibliography

Week 13
April 11
Presentations (5% of final grade)
Grading for presentation
15% Essay IV: Position Paper on Students Writing in the Academy (using Project III research)

April 14
Easter

Week 14
April 18
No class - Monday classes meet

April 21
Evaluative bibliography due (20% of final grade)
Presentations
Sign up for Final Exam panel presentations on project III
From research on essay III to position for Essay IV

Week 15
April 25
Draft of Essay IV due for instructor comments
Whole class workshop

April 28
Whole class workshop
Instructor comments on Essay IV returned

Week 16
May 2
Whole class workshop

May 5
Essay IV due (15% of final grade)
Assessment submission
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)

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