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  • 1. EWRT 2 Fall 2014 M/W 7:30-9:45 L46 Week 1 Class Work Homework Essay 1 Character Analysis Class 1 9/22  A Game of Thrones: Prologue  Website  Green Sheet  Syllabus  Contests/Analytic Authorities  Contest 1: Content  Rhetorical Strategy: using compressed statements to communicate meaning: Writing Social and Political Haiku  Buy books  Register for Wordpress  Read A Game of Thrones through page 100  Post #1 Write a Haiku (or two) that expresses a social or political aspect of the reading thus far.  Study: Vocabulary (Exam one is at our next meeting). You can find the list of words on the website under “Vocabulary” “Vocabulary list one.” Class 2 9/24  Vocabulary Test #1  A few haiku  Discussion: A Game of Thrones  Arguing with FREECASH  In-class writing  Contest: Content  How to write a QHQ  Read: A Game of Thrones through page 200.  Post #2: Use the ideas you generated with the FREECASH method to write about two (or more) sides of an issue.  Post #3: QHQ: GOT  Study Vocabulary Week 2 Class 3 9/29  Vocabulary Test #2  Rhetorical Strategy: using dialogue to explain and describe: persuasive dialogue  Discussion: QHQ  Contest 5: Content (Ten questions)  Read GOT through page 300  Post #4: Write a dialogue between you and an equal, arguing the validity or error of a character's behavior or action. Or write a dialogue between two characters about the validity or error of a third characters' behavior or action. Use your in- class exercise as fodder.  Post #5: QHQ Game of Thrones Class 4 10/1  QHQ: A Game of Thrones  Analytic Authority Picks  Introduce Essay #1  Rhetorical Strategy: Analogy  Introduction to Vocab Exam 3  Read A Game of Thrones through 400  Post #6 In-class writing: analogy  Post #7 Describe your character; include page numbers  Study Vocabulary: Exam Class
  • 2. Week 3 Class 5 10/06  Defining your Character  Characterization o Direct o Indirect  Eight Methods of Characterization  Rhetorical Strategies: o Examples o Explanation  In-class Writing  Read A Game of Thrones through 500  Post # 8: In-class writing: Paragraph practice  Post #9: Find one example for each of the eight methods of characterization.  Study Vocabulary: Test class seven Class 6 10/08  In-class writing: What defines your character?  Group Discussions  Choosing your prompt  Formulating a tentative thesis  Outlining your essay  Introductions: Writing a directed summary  Read A Game of Thrones through page 600 Post #10: Post your working thesis and outline. Find evidence to support your points. Include exact quotations and citations in your outline.  Post #11 Directed summary  Study Vocabulary list #3: Test next class  There will be NO WORD BANK Week 4 Class 7 10/13 • Vocabulary Test #3 • Review • Counterarguments • Conclusions • Rhetorical Strategies: Aphorism and Chiasmus • In-Class Writing: Counterarguments, Conclusions, Aphorism, Chiasmus • Read A Game of Thrones through page 700 • Post # 12: Counterargument • Post #13: Conclusion • Post #14: Examples of aphorism and chiasmus Class 8 10/15 • Discussion: Essay #1 • Overview of Library Resources • Research Activity • Read A Game of Thrones through the End • Post #15: Best 250 words of essay #1 • Bring two clean copies to our next class
  • 3. Week 5 Feb 3 Class 9 10/20 • Writing Workshop: Revision strategies • Skill Review: • Integrating quotations • Citing summarized material • MLA formatting • Works Cited page • Teams • Using the comments you received from your readers, revise your draft. Consider carefully what each person had to say. • Post #16: Introduction and Conclusions • Read A World of Ideas: Government: Lao-Tzu "Thoughts from the Tao-te- Ching” (19-31). • Post #17 Questions (TBD based on teams) for Critical Reading: (page 31). • Post #18 QHQ Lao-Tzu • Remember, essay #1 is due Friday before noon. Essay #2 Government Lao-Tsu and Machiavelli Class 10 10/22  Essay #1: email to palmoreessaysubmission@gmail. com  Introduce Essay #2: GOVERNMENT  Discussion: Lao-Tzu "Thoughts from the Tao-te Ching” (19-31).  Bio  Rhetorical Strategies  Questions for Critical Reading  QHQ (time permitting)  Suggestions for Writing: Group discussion  Vocabulary (time permitting)  Read A World of Ideas: Government: Machiavelli "The Qualities of the Prince” pages 35-50  Post #19 Questions (TBD based on teams) for Critical Reading: (page 50)  Post #20 QHQ Machiavelli  Study Vocabulary  Consider Essay #2: Which of the prompts about Lao-Tzu would you choose? Week 6 Class 11 10/27 • Discussion: Machiavelli "The Qualities of the Prince" • Biography • Rhetorical Strategies • Questions for Critical Reading • QHQ Discussion Vocabulary (Time Permitting) • Essay #2: Choose your prompt • Post #21: Apply the philosophy of Machiavelli and/or Lao-Tzu to A Game of Thrones? • Post #22 Essay #2 (before due date) • Essay #2: Electronic copy due this Friday before noon. • Study Vocabulary for exam #4: Next Class
  • 4. Essay #3 Justice Cicero 10/29  Vocabulary Exam #4: 15 mins  Discussion Lao-Tzu/ Machiavelli: Examples and preparation  Group Preparation for discussion of Philosophy and A Game of Thrones.  Class Discussion  Essay #2 writing tips  Group Preparation for Cicero  Homework  Read A World of Ideas: Marcus Tullius Cicero "The Defense of Injustice" (119-129)  Post #23 Questions for Critical Reading: (page 129)  Post #24 QHQ Cicero  Remember, Essay #2 is due by noon on Friday, Week 6: palmorekim@fhda.edu Week 7 Essay #3 Justice Cicero and Thoreau Class 13 11/03  Review: Machiavelli or Lao-Tzu  Introduce Essay #3: Justice:  Discussion: Cicero "The Defense of Injustice"  Bio  Rhetorical Strategies  Questions for Critical Reading  QHQs  Suggestions for Reading: Thoreau  Read A World of Ideas: Henry David Thoreau "Civil Disobedience" (133-157)  Post #25 Questions (TBD) for Critical Reading: (page 157)  Post #26 QHQ Thoreau Class 14 11/05  Review: Thoughts on Cicero?  Essay #3: Justice: Due Friday, week 8 at noon.  Discussion: Thoreau  Bio  Rhetorical Strategies  Questions for Critical Reading  QHQ Thoreau  Suggestions for Writing Essay #3  Essay #3 (2-3 pages): Choose your topic from "Suggestions for Writing" pages 129-30, prompts 1-9 or pages 157-58, prompts 1-6  Post #27 The introduction and thesis for Essay #3  Post #28 How can we apply the philosophy of Cicero and/or Thoreau to A Game of Thrones?
  • 5. Week 8 No Class 11/10 Veteran’s Day  Essay #4 Privilege and Perspective: Plato Class 15 11/12  Essay #3 Questions or Comments  Group Discussions: Justice and A Game of Thrones o Get into your teams to consider the application of Cicero and Thoreau to A Game of Thrones o Class discussion: Cicero/Thoreau and A Game of Thrones  In-class writing: Generating Prompts  Essay #3 Due Friday, week 8, before noon  Read A World of Ideas: Plato's "Allegory of the Cave" (443- 453)  Post #29 Questions (TBD) for Critical Reading: (pages 453-54) Week 9 Essay #4 Privilege and Perspective Plato and Woolf Class 16 11/17  Introduce Section # 4: Privilege and Perspective  Discussion: Plato's "Allegory of the Cave" o Bio o Rhetorical Strategies o Questions for Critical Reading  Introduce Essay #4: In-class essay: Class 19 • Read A World of Ideas: • Virginia Woolf "Shakespeare’s Sister" (761-776) • Post #30 Questions (TBD) for Critical Reading: (page 776) • Post #31 QHQ Woolf • Remember, Essay #3 is due Friday before noon Class 17 11/19  Woolf Section # 4: Privilege and Perspective  Discussion: Woolf's “Shakespeare’s Sister" o Bio o Rhetorical Strategies o Questions for Critical Reading o QHQ  Essay #4   Prepare for essay test 4  Post # 32 QHQ: How can we apply the ideas of Plato and Woolf to A Game of Thrones? Make sure to include textual support in your post. You might consider how Woolf’s notions can be extended beyond the realm of women.
  • 6. Week 10 Essay 5 Final Paper Class 18 11/24  End of quarter plan  Group Discussions: Perspectives and A Game of Thrones  Introduce Essay #5  In-class writing: Generating prompts  Post #33: Post an essay prompt that you wrote for essay #5.  Post #34 Pick and post two potential essay questions for essay #5. You can use the one you wrote and one from the formal prompts, or you can use two from the list that I provided. Write a one or two sentence answer to the prompt. (a rough thesis)  Prepare for in-class essay Class 19 11/26  End of Quarter Plan  In-Class exam: Essay #4  Post #35: Essay #5 Brainstorming: Free-writing what you know about your topic 250 words  Begin Research for essay support  Post #36: Post tentative sources for essay #5 (MLA format)  Study for Vocabulary Make-up Exam Prepare essay revision: Due Friday, Week 11, before noon. Week 11 Mar 17 Class 20 12/01  End of Quarter Plan  Make up Vocab Exam  In-class writing: Self Assessment  Drafting Essay #5  The Last Post #37: Outline and Thesis for Essay 5  Finish your revision: Due Friday, week 11, before noon  Work on essay #5: Due before our final meeting.  Remember, we will not have a formal meeting for class 21. I will be available for conferences in my office during class hours. I do suggest making an appointment by email if you want to see me.  See you in class for the final!
  • 7. Class 21 12/03  Individual Meetings in my office  Self Assessment and Revision: due Friday, Week 11 before noon  Remember, Essay 5 due before our final meeting Week 12 Class 22 12/08  25 participation points  Final discussion  Film Screening • Final Tuesday 12/09 7am-9am  Final Paper Due • The End!