English (ENG) 101: English Composition I Spring 2013 DISCLAIMER: This is only a quick ―starting guide‖ for the course; the complete syllabus and additional information can be found on our D2L course page—it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to access and read all necessary documents. Professor Contact Information: Name: Alicia Bolton Office Location: Room 123 (Georgetown) Office Phone: 843-520-1412 Office Hours: MW 11:00-12:00; TR 9:00-11:00, 3:30-4:30 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com (NOT through D2L) Website: profbolton.weebly.com, D2L course page Facebook: facebook.com/profabolton – ―Like‖ me to be subscribed to course updates! Twitter: twitter.com/profabolton – Follow me to be subscribed to course updates!If you are unfamiliar with Desire2Learn (D2L), there is a handout on profbolton.weebly.com to get youstarted; however, since we will use D2L heavily throughout the semester, it would benefit you to visitthe Student Success and Technology Center (SSTC) for a full tutorial.12:30-1:50 classGRADINGYour grade will be broken down as follows:Essay 1 (Responding to a Film) 100Essay 2 (Responding to a Text) 100Essay 3 (Research Paper) 150Additional Work for Essays 90PeerMark (3 at 20 points each) 60Annotated Bibliography 100Research Lab 150Electronic Portfolio 70Presentation 50Final Exam 50Quizzes/Participation 80__________________________________TOTAL 1000TENTATIVE COURSE OUTLINE(―NFG‖ stands for The Norton Field Guide; TSIS signifies They Say I Say, and other readings can befound on D2L, as noted here. You are expected to complete all readings and assignments by the date onwhich they are listed. When readings on D2L are assigned, I do expect you to print the document andbring a hard copy to class. Also, as this is a tentative schedule, I reserve the right to change and/or addreadings/assignments at my discretion).
M Jan 14 Course Overview and Introductions Review: Components of an Essay Diagnostic EssayW Jan 16 TSIS 1-15 (Introduction: Entering the Conversation) TSIS 141-144 (Chapter 11: Entering Class Discussions) TSIS 55-67 (Chapter 4: Three Ways to Respond)M Jan 21 NO CLASS – MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. HOLIDAYW Jan 23 D2L: ―Essay 1: Responding to a Film (assignment sheet with rubric)‖ NFG 215-218 (Chapter 22: Collaborating) NFG 3-17 (Part 1 [Chapters 1-5]: Rhetorical Situations) In-Class film: SurrogatesM Jan 28 In-Class film: Surrogates (cont.) NFG 211-214 (Chapter 21: Writing as Inquiry) NFG 219-225 (Chapter 23: Generating Ideas and Text) NFG 226-228 (Chapter 24: Drafting) D2L: ―The Writing Process‖ (PPT)W Jan 30 Research Lab—Meet in Room 215 for class!M Feb 4 Due: Pre-Writing and Outline for Essay 1 (see D2L and/or assignment sheet) D2L: ―Surrogates: Machines are the Future‖ (sample essay) TSIS 30-41 (Chapter 2: The Art of Summarizing) NFG 408-419 (Chapter 46: Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing) D2L: ―Signal Detection‖W Feb 6 Due: Introduction for Essay 1 (summary of film—with thesis at end!) TSIS 42-51 (Chapter 3: The Art of Quoting) TSIS 68-77 (Chapter 5: Distinguishing What You Say from What They Say) NFG 229-234 (Chapter 25: Assessing Your Own Writing)M Feb 11 Due: Draft of Essay 1 (hard copy AND electronic copy—bring both to class with you or you won’t get credit!) NFG 235- (Chapter 26: Getting Response and Revising) NFG 242- (Chapter 27: Editing and Proofreading)W Feb 13 Research Lab—Meet in Room 215 for class! Complete PeerMark for Essay 1 (in TurnitIn) by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15!M Feb 18 Due: Essay 1 (Responding to a Film) NFG 247- (Chapter 28: Compiling a Portfolio) Work on Electronic PortfoliosW Feb 20 D2L: ―Essay 2: Responding to a Text‖ (assignment sheet with rubric)
NFG 283-299 (Chapter 32: Arguing) NFG 83-110 (Chapter 9: Arguing a Position) NFG 666-669 (Goldwasser: ―What‘s the Matter with Kids Today?‖)M Feb 25 TSIS 105-120 (Chapter 8: Connecting the Parts) NFG 272-277 (Chapter 30: Guiding Your Reader) NFG 684-689 (Cutler: ―Whodunit—The Media?‖) NFG 958-960 (Niedzviecki: ―Facebook in a Crowd‖)W Feb 27 Research Lab—Meet in Room 215 for class!M Mar 4 Due: Pre-Writing for Essay 2 (Reading Strategies Worksheet) NFG 278-282 (Chapter 31: Analyzing Causes and Effects) NFG 314-323 (Chapter 35: Defining) D2L: ―2b or Not 2b? – David Crystal‖W Mar 6 Due: Outline for Essay 2 NFG 343-351 (Chapter 39: Narrating) NFG 306-313 (Chapter 34: Comparing and Contrasting) TSIS 195-197 (Zinczenko: ―Don‘t Blame the Eater‖) D2L: ―Fast Food and Obesity: Who‘s to Blame?‖ (sample essay) Draft of Essay 2 Due to TurnitIn by 11:59 p.m. for PeerMark! Complete PeerMark for Essay 2 (in TurnitIn) by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, March 8!M Mar 11 Due: Essay 2 (Responding to a Text) D2L: ―Essay 3: Research Paper (assignment sheet with rubric)‖ NFG 177-179 (―Topic Proposals‖)W Mar 13 D2L: ―Annotated Bibliography (assignment sheet with rubric)‖ NFG 116-124 (Chapter 11: Annotated Bibliographies) TSIS 92-99 (Chapter 7: Saying Why It Matters) TSIS 19-29 (Chapter 1: Starting with What Others are Saying) Note: Friday, March 15 is the last day to request your story/topic for your research paper—see assignment sheet for details!M Mar 18 Due: Pre-Writing for Essay 3 (Research Paper) TSIS 78-91 (Chapter 6: Planting a Naysayer in Your Text) NFG 261-271 (Chapter 29: Beginning and Ending) Note: Tuesday, March 19 is the last day to withdraw from any full Spring 2013 class with a “W.”W Mar 20 Research Lab—Meet in Room 215 for class!M Mar 25 NO CLASS – SPRING BREAKW Mar 27 NO CLASS – SPRING BREAK
M Apr 1 Due: Outline for Essay 3 (Research Paper) TSIS 121-128 (Chapter 9: Academic Writing Doesn‘t Always Mean…) TSIS 129-138 (Chapter 10: The Art of Metacommentary) D2L: ―Annotated Bibliography: Steven Casey‘s ‗Signal Detection‘‖ (sample) D2L: ―Airport Security for the Innocent‖ (sample research paper)W Apr 3 Research Lab—Meet in Room 215 for class!M Apr 8 Due:Annotated Bibliography In-Class Writing Practice (for Final Exam) Draft of Essay 3 Due to TurnitIn by 11:59 p.m. for PeerMark!W Apr 10 Individual Conferences (no class meeting) Complete PeerMark for Essay 3 (in TurnitIn) by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 12!M Apr 15 Individual Conferences (no class meeting)W Apr 17 Research Lab—Meet in Room 215 for class!M Apr 22 Due: Essay 3 (Research Paper) PresentationsW Apr 24 PresentationsM Apr 29 PresentationsFinal Exam:NFG 201- (Chapter 20: Mixing Genres)