Calendar

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This section features a list of activities and daily topics for the course.

Instructions for the writing assignments and presentation can be found in assignments.


SES # ACTIVITIES KEY DATES
1

Overview of course; what and why of assignments

Academic and Professional Writing: audience and purpose.

Writing task in class.

Homework: Read student definitions

2

Defining a term for a general audience Word choice/tone.

Adjective clauses and punctuation

Appositives

In-class work on definition

Homework: Write Extended Definition

3

Punctuation workshop

Homework: Read about resumes and cover letters (please see the "Resumes and Cover Letters" section in lecture notes).

Extended Definition (2 pages) due in class (bring 3 copies) - Peer Review
4

Resumes and cover letters: cultural differences

Strategies for cover letters

Homework: Pick up Career Development Workbook (PDF - 2.2 MB)# in the Career Center. Find a job description/internship position for which you can apply online or in print - bring 2 copies to class.

5

Workshop: Issues from Definition Papers

Homework: Read/Critique student resume and cover letter samples

Copies of Job Description/Internship Position due in class (2 copies)
6

Discuss student samples in class

Workshop on resumes and cover letters

7

Clarity: using active voice, verbs

Conciseness: eliminating excess

Resume and Cover Letter due in
class (3 copies) - Peer Review
8

Overview of Research Paper

Place/purpose of literature review

Avoiding Plagiarism

Paraphrase and Summary - work in class.

Citing sources - styles. Decide which style you wish to use.

Homework: Read "The Upside of Gentrification."

9

Discuss "The Upside of Gentrification" in groups.

Verbs of reporting, agreeing, disagreeing.

Reaction sentences.

Quoting vs. paraphrasing.

Homework: Write Summary and Critique Paper

10

Introduction to Proposals.

Homework: Read about proposals (please see the "Writing a Proposal" section in lecture notes)

Summary and Response Paper due in class (3 copies) - Peer Review
11

Proposal Memos: form and content

3-move strategy

Discuss Student Proposals

Homework: Write Proposal Memo with References page.

12 Workshop: Issues from Summary/Response Papers. Proposal Memos due in class (3 copies) - Peer Review/Edit
13 Abstracts and Introductions: 3-move strategy again
14

Workshop: Issues from Proposals.

Homework: Read about abstracts and introductions (please see "Abstracts and Introductions" section in lecture notes).

15

Discuss Student abstracts and introductions.

Citing sources: interior citations, notes, references page.

16 Discussion Abstracts and Introductions due in class (3 copies)
17

Constructing an Outline

Homework: Read about articles (see articles in the "Clarity, Grammar, Punctuation" section in lecture notes)

18 Articles workshop (a, an) Outlines due in class (3 copies)
19 Discussion (cont.) Portion of final paper due in class (3 copies)
20

Focused work on drafts of final paper in class.

Workshop on issues from drafts.

21-25 Individual conferences with students.
26

Course evaluations.

Presentations

27 Presentations (cont.) Final Paper and completed portfolio due in class