TENTATIVE SCHEDULE FOR COMPOSITION 101 Debra Brown Spring 2010 WEEK ONETuesday (August 24): Pre Test. Discuss syllabus and schedule. Read The LongmanWriter : pgs. 12-35 on "Getting Started" and 674-678 on "Run on sentences."Thursday (August 26): Read Pages. 191-214 in The Longman Writer , "Narration." WEEK TWOTuesday (August 31): Discuss Comma splices, run ons. Work through Word PowerMade Easy textbook, sessions 1-3.Thursday (September 2): Discuss vocabulary words. Crossword WEEK THREETuesday (September 7): Read The Longman Writer pgs. 150-174 on Description and668-673 on Sentence Fragments. Vocabulary quiz over sessions 1-3. Work throughWord Power Made Easy, sessions 4-6.Thursday (September 9): Typed rough draft of Description Paragraph due in theDiscussion Board in appropriate folder by start of class Thursday. Peer editing in class.Discuss vocabulary words. Crossword. WEEK FOURTuesday (September 14): Final Draft of Description Paragraph Due. Read TheLongman Writer pgs.36-42 on "Thesis" and review on "Narration." Vocabulary Quizover sessions 4-6.Thursday (September 16): Work through Word Power Made Easy, sessions 7-10. Lookat possible essay topics Look at possible Narration essay topics on pages 224 in TheLongman Writer. WEEK FIVETuesday (September 21): Post rough draft of Narration Essay in the Discussion Boardin appropriate folder by start of class. Peer editing of Narration essay. Discuss
vocabulary words. Crossword. Read 695-700 in The Longman Writer on "CommaUsage." Hand out on Comma Usage Exercise.Thursday (September 23): Narration essay due. Vocabulary quiz over sessions 7-10.Comma usage exercise due. Read The Longman Writer pgs.45-54 on "Supporting WithEvidence" and 226-252 on Illustration . WEEK SIXTuesday (September 28): Discuss Exemplification Essay. Work through Word PowerMade Easy, sessions 11-13. Look at possible essay topics on pages 265 in TheLongman Writer.Thursday (September 30): Discuss vocabulary words. Crossword. More on use ofspecific examples. WEEK SEVENTuesday (October 5): Rough draft of Exemplification Essay due in the DiscussionBoard in appropriate folder by start of class. Peer editing. Vocabulary quiz oversessions 11-13.Thursday (October 7): Final Draft of Exemplification Essay due. Read The LongmanWriter pgs.346-370 on "Comparison and Contrast" and 124-136 on "Word Choice" WEEK EIGHTTuesday (October 12): Discuss Comparison and Contrast Essay. Organization. Wordchoice.Thursday (October 14): Work through Word Power Made Easy, sessions 14-17. Lookat possible essay topics on pages 379 in The Longman Writer. Midterm; It will be overthe information found in The Longman Writer on Fragments, Run on sentences, andcomma usage. Study carefully those reading assignments. The Midterm will be worth100 points! WEEK NINETuesday (October 19): (October 28): Post rough draft of Comparison and ContrastEssay in the Discussion Board in appropriate folder by start of class. Peer editing.Vocabulary quiz over sessions 14-17.Thursday (October 21): More on comparison contrast. Discuss vocabulary words.Crossword.
WEEK TENTuesday (October 26): Final draft of Comparison Contrast Essay due. Read TheLongman Writer pgs.382-407 on "Cause and Effect"Thursday (October 28): Discuss Cause and Effect Essay. Look at possible essaytopics on pages 416 in The Longman Writer. WEEK ELEVENTuesday (November 2): Research/WritingThursday (November 4): Rough draft of Cause and Effect Essay to be posted in theDiscussion Board in appropriate folder by start of class. Peer editing. WEEK TWELVETuesday (November 9): Final Draft of Cause and Effect Essay due. Read TheLongman Writer pgs.455-477(Argument) 458-461 "Sample Essay with Research" and528-555 "Finding and Evaluating Sources" The reading assignments for this paper areheavier due to the nature of the paper; my apologies, but it is necessaryThursday (November 11): Discuss argument. Logical fallacies. Read pages 581-590(Documenting Sources) in The Longman Writer: pages 593-603 are the pagesnumbers to refer to on how to cite specific types of sources. You might not read this lastsection word for word, but you will definitely need to be familiar with the contents of itfor use in your argument essay. Warning: You will be graded HEAVILY upon yourresponsible use of sources in the paper, along with a logical flow of argument andadequate, specific support with appropriate documentation. Refer to the pagesfrequently when documenting your sources; its tedious stuff, but necessary. (Note:English 102 is ALL about MLA documentation and research, so if you study thisinformation carefully, youll be ahead of the game by the time you enter 102!) WEEK THIRTEENTuesday (November 16): Discuss primary and secondary sources, credibility.Thursday (November 18): Documentation quiz. Discuss thesis development forargument. WEEK FOURTEENTuesday (November 23): Argument essay thesis sentence due. Research.Thursday (November 25): Thanksgiving Break
WEEK FIFTEENTuesday (November 30): Continue to work on argument paper. Discuss organization,documentation.Thursday (December 2): Post rough draft of Argument Essay in the Discussion Boardin appropriate folder start of class. Peer editing. WEEK SIXTEENTuesday (December 7): Final Draft of Argument Essay due.Thursday (December 9): Review for final WEEK SEVENTEENTuesday (December 14): Final