ENGK 330 115 Advanced Composition

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ENGL 330:115—Advanced Composition
Complete Course Calendar
Writing Intensive Course
Course Calendar--Summer 2014 TR
pwheeler1@ct.tamus.edu
NOTE: This calendar is tentative. Changes may arise, and I will keep you informed.
UNIT 1:
Critical Reading and Academic Argument
Course Objective(s):
Unit Objectives(s):
•Demonstrate close reading skills and analysis of a
variety of texts
•Evaluate research as it makes and supports academic
arguments
•Introduce coherent arguments in writing through strong
thesis statements
•Produce an essay deconstructing advertising using
strategies for propaganda and advertising
•Present and support an academic argument in response
to an article
•Create an academic argument
WEEK 1
Tuesday, June 3
IN CLASS:
Overview of syllabus and introduction to the course
Plato, “Allegory of the Cave” (handout distributed in class and linked
on Blackboard);
How to read a “text” (Introduction to close reading, interpretation,
argument, and analysis)
Discuss advertising and propaganda
Assignment: Bring to class as many examples of advertising and
propaganda as you can find
Thursday, June 5
DUE:
IN CLASS:
The Bedford Handbook, pp. 86-103 (Writing and analyzing texts)
Propaganda and advertising (examples provided by instructor and
students and discussed in class)
Writing Assignment 1--Essay 1: Deconstructing Advertising
Tuesday, June 10
DUE:
IN CLASS:
Draft of Essay 1
Work with draft of Essay 1: Ratiocination (Bring markers to class) ‘to
“To be” verbs
Leads
Grouping--Pointing
Thursday, June 12
DUE:
Final copy of Essay 1
Read Martin Luther King, Jr. “Letter from Birmingham Jail”
(distributed in class and linked on Blackboard)
Discuss “Letter from Birmingham Jail”
Writing Assignment 2-- Response Paper 1: “Letter from
Birmingham Jail”) Work on in class, if time
WEEK 2
IN CLASS:
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WEEK 3
Tuesday, June 17
DUE:
IN CLASS:
Thursday, June 19
DUE:
IN CLASS:
Response Paper 1
The Bedford Handbook, pp. 1-35 (Pre-writing, thesis statements, and
drafting)
Work on topic and thesis for Writing Assignment 3--Essay 2:
Academic Argument (brainstorming and group workshop)
Topic and thesis due at end of class
The Bedford Handbook, pp. 104-118 (Constructing reasonable
arguments)
First body paragraph for Essay 2
Discuss body paragraphs based on The Bedford Handbook, pp. 104118
Ratiocination (bring markers to class)
WEEK 4
Tuesday, June 24
DUE:
IN CLASS:
Thursday, June 26
UNIT 2:
DUE:
IN CLASS:
The Bedford Handbook, pp.118-128 (Evaluating arguments)
The Bedford Handbook, pp. 35-51 (Proofreading and peer review)
Typed draft of Essay 2
Peer Review/Ratiocination with draft of Essay 2 (topic sentence and
support)
Grouping—Say Back
Correct and run final draft of Essay 2 for Clocking.
Make any further corrections and turn in at end of class.
Read “Shooting an Elephant” by George Orwell
Discuss “Shooting an Elephant”
Writing Assignment 4--Response Paper 2: Informal Essay
Engaging in Scholarship and Academic Conversation
Course Objective(s):
Unit Objective(s):
•Develop clear and consistent academic paragraph
structure and essay organization
•Present a thorough review of the scholarship and
literature about an academic subject
•Write a review of an academic article
•Plan an academic paper to be presented to the class in a
conference structure
WEEK 5
Tuesday, July 1
DUE:
IN CLASS:
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Response Paper 2
Read ‘”The Times They Are A-Changin’”: The Music of Protest” by
Robert A. Rosenstone, an academic journal article
Discuss ‘”The Times They Are A-Changin’”: The Music of Protest”
Writing Assignment 5 --Article Review 1: ‘”The Times They Are
A-Changin’”: The Music of Protest”
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Thursday, July 3
DUE:
IN CLASS:
UNIT 3:
Article Review 1
The Bedford Handbook, pp. 437-478 (Researched writing); Research
Methods
Discuss:
Writing Assignment 6--Essay 3: A Documented Conference
Length Paper (Brainstorming workshop)
Choice of topic due at end of class
Writing Assignment 7--Article Review 2: An Article of Your
Choice Relating to Your Topic for Essay 3
Writing Assignment 8--Annotated Bibliography
Writing Assignment 9—Abstract, and Presentation
Brainstorming and Researching Academic Essays
Writing and Presenting an Academic Conference Paper
Course Objective(s):
Unit Objective(s):
•Prepare and produce a documented academic essay
(conference paper)
•Create an abstract and present the final essay to the
class in a mock academic and conference panel
•Complete an academic paper to include an annotated
bibliography and abstract
WEEK 6
Tuesday, July 8
DUE:
IN CLASS:
Thursday, July 10
Article Review 2
The Bedford Handbook, pp. 129-140 (Writing in the disciplines)
The Bedford Handbook, pp. 478-488 (Avoiding Plagiarism)
Using and quoting secondary sources
Thesis/Outline for Essay 3 (thesis workshop)
Thesis due at end of class
DUE:
IN CLASS:
Annotated Bibliography
Individual Conferences (come to class prepared to meet with me
individually; bring your thesis, outline, annotated bibliography
and working drafts/notes of Essay 3)
“Writing Abstracts and Presenting at Academic Conferences”
Tuesday, July 15
DUE:
IN CLASS:
Typed Draft 1 of Essay 3
Ratiocination (bring markers)
Grouping—Analytic Talk
Citations workshop
Thursday, July 17
DUE:
IN CLASS:
Typed Draft 2 of Essay 3
Peer Review—“Preparing for Publication”
Tuesday, July 22
DUE:
IN CLASS:
Essay 3 and Abstract
Presentations of Essays
Thursday, July 24
LAST DAY OF CLASS:
Conclusions; Final Essays returned and discussed
WEEK 7
WEEK 8
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Grading Criteria:
Reader Response Paper 1
5 points
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Reader Response Paper 2
5 points
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Essay 1
10 points
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Essay 2
20 points
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Essay 3
30 points
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Article Review1
5 points
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Article Review 2
5 points
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Annotated Bibliography
10 points
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Abstract and Presentation of Final Paper
10 points
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TOTAL
100 points
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