216B T/R 9:30-10:45am

 Week  Date  Reading Due  Writing Topics  Assignments  Due
 1  8/27  Icebreakers

Syllabus review

Syllabus scavenger hunt

 8/29  Campus Scavenger Hunt Assignment  completed during class
 2  9/3 They Say, I Say Ch. 1 “They  Say: Starting with What  Others Are Saying” pgs 19- 30 Active Reading and  Annotations; “One Art”  by Elizabeth Bishop






Campus  Scavenger  Hunt  Assignment






 9/5    No Class


 3  9/10 They Say, I Say Introduction and Chapter 1 pgs 1-31 Getting Started with the Course Blog and Google Docs (Reserved IMOW)

Starting with what They Say Activities


In Class Essay 1: Close Reading

 4  9/17 “The Next Environmental Revolution” from Welcome to Your World Introduction pgs 1-19 (Readings Page of Course site)

Image of the City Video (Readings Page of Course site)




Contributions to Welcome to Your World Study Guide Google Doc (Study Guides Page of Course Site)
 9/19 They Say, I Say Ch. 2; pgs 30-42  



 5  9/24 They Say, I Say Ch. 3; pgs 43-52

Nonstop Metropolis Map 21: Public/ Private pgs 171-178

How to find and use quotations

The Sandwich Technique for Quotations


Essay 2: Summary and Evaluation Draft
They Say, I Say Ch. 4 “Yes/ No/ Okay/ But: Three Ways to Respond” pgs 53-66
Responding to others’ ideas

In Class Peer Review

 6  10/1  No Class


 10/3  No Class


 7  10/8  No Class


Essay 2: Summary and Evaluation Due to Blackboard
 10/10 Nonstop Metropolis Map 10: City of Women pgs 85-90 Methods and modes of argumentation
 8  10/15 Nonstop Metropolis Map 17: Trash in the City pgs 142-146 MEAL plan for body paragraphs
 10/17 They Say, I Say Ch. 5 and 6  pgs 67-90 Practice Making Arguments
 9  10/22  Essay 3: In Class  Midterm-Making an  Argument


 10/24  Choosing a Research  Topic
 10  10/29  How to Do Research:  Library Day


 Essay 4: Digital  Essay  Research  Proposal
 10/31 Peer Review of Research Topics
 11  11/5  

They Say, I Say Ch. 7 pgs 91-100

 Source citation and  attribution–avoiding  plagiarism
 11/7  Nonstop Metropolis Map 12: City of Walkers pgs 94-101 Writing Effective Summaries for Citations
 12  11/12  

Nonstop Metropolis Map 20: Brooklyn Villages, pgs 165-170

They Say, I Say Ch 8, pgs 101-116

Making Connections
 11/14 Nonstop Metropolis, Map 18: Mysterious Land of Shaolin pgs 147-157

They Say, I Say Ch. 10 pgs 131-140

 Practicing  Metacommentary Essay 4: Annotated Bibliography Due
 13  11/19 Draft Meetings with Me  Essay 4: Digital  Essay Written  Copy Draft  Due
 11/21  Draft Meetings with Me (Reserved COW)
 14  11/26  

Nonstop Metropolis Map 15: Burning Down and Rising Up: The Bronx in the 1970’s pgs 119-13

They Say, I Say Ch. 11 pgs 141-160

 Writing Effective  Conclusions


 11/28    No Class
 15  12/3 Technical Issues and  Digital Essays Peer  Review (Reserved COW)

Final Exam Preparation

 16  12/10  Final Exam Preparation Essay 4: Digital  Essays Due
 12/12  Final Exam Preparation