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316A T/R 11am-12:15pm

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 COW)

Collaborative Annotating

9/12 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 Summarizing and Quoting
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

9/26
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

Accessing and Creating a Site on the Academic Commons (Writing Center Computer Lab)

Essay 2: Summary and Evaluation Draft
6 10/1 No Class
10/3 No Class
7 10/8 No Class Essay 2: Summary and Evaluation Due
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 Creating a Working Thesis and Using it to Generate Research Terms
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
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 Computer Lab: Technical Issues and Digital Essays Peer Review
12/5 Final Exam Preparation
16 12/10 Final Exam Preparation Essay 4: Digital Essays Due
12/12 Final Exam Preparation