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Assignments and readings are due BEFORE class on the day they appear on the schedule, unless otherwise noted. The instructor reserves the right to make schedule changes, and any such changes or updates will be announced in class and posted to this schedule page. TCR = Techniques of Close Reading and FYC = First Year Composition Guide.

Mon 1/7

  • Discuss: Introductions. Course overview, policies, and syllabus.
  • Online: After class, go to the Emma website. Create an Emma account (if you haven’t already) and enroll in this course. Print/View syllabus and paper assignments before next class.

Wed 1/9

Fri 1/11

  • Discuss: Stedman “Why Study Rhetoric?” and Colombo “Thinking Critically, Challenging Cultural Myths” and FYC Chapters 1-4 (p. 3-37)
  • Online: Enroll in class, if you haven’t already. Print/View syllabus and paper assignments before next class.
  • Bio/Narrative Draft #1 Due by classtime. Post to Emma “Projects” as Portfolio Prep, Draft 1. Read Wise “Employing Narrative” before posting. It needn’t be perfect, but should be 300-500 words – image is not required right now but must be included in next draft. Be sure to select “Peers” and leave “Original Author” set to NA.

Mon 1/14

  • Discuss: TCR “On Noticing What You See and Hear” and “Ethos:Intrinsic, Borrowed” and Anyon “Social Class and the Hidden Curriculum
  • Write: Journal #1. Try your hand at the type of close reading discussed in TCR Chapter 1 and closely analyze ONE of the school types that Anyon identifies in a manner that interests you most. Your response should offer special insights and knowledge into the text that is otherwise new to the reader, drawing on concepts from the ethos reading as needed. Be sure to use direct quotes in your response instead of vague generalizations AND don’t forget to include all three parts of your journal response.
  • Bio/Narrative Draft #2 Due by class time. Post to Emma “Projects” as Portfolio Prep, Draft 2. It needn’t be perfect, but should be 300-500 words with an embedded image of yourself. Be sure to select “Peers” and leave “Original Author” set to NA.

Wed 1/16

  • Discuss: “Ethos: Logical, Fallacious” and Gatto “Against School” and Bird “College is a Waste of Time and Money
  • Write: Journal #2. Discuss Bird OR Gatto in a manner that interests you most. Your response should be specific and focused on a single rhetorical element, theme, or concept from ANY of the ethos reading(s) applied directly to the selected piece. Be sure to use direct quotes in your response instead of vague generalizations AND don’t forget to include all three parts of your journal response.
  • Comment: Find the two students listed AFTER you in emma (under “Projects” -> “By Name”) and read their bios. Click the “comment” button in top right corner and post a comment by discussing one strength AND one weakness (along with suggestions on how to fix this weakness)

Fri 1/18

  • Forum Posting: Discuss JK Rowling “Fringe Benefits of Failure and Importance of Imagination”(21 min) and Ken Robinson, “Schools Kill Creativity”(20 min, TED.com) and Rafoth “Why Visit Your Campus Writing Center” online in emma Forum in a manner that interests you most. What did you find most interesting or motivating about the speeches? How do the authors make use of ethos? Click on the + symbol in order to respond/comment. You must make one response to the prompt OR as a reply to a classmate in order to earn credit for today’s attendance.
  • Bio/Narrative Draft #3 Due by class time. Post to Emma “Projects” as Portfolio Prep, Draft 3. You should have received feedback on your bio so incorporate those suggestions as you make the polishing changes to your narrative. Ensure details are in a logical order (which may or may not be chronological order), and engage your reader throughout. Be sure to select “Peers” and leave “Original Author” set to NA.

Mon 1/21

  • MLK Holiday – No Class

Wed 1/23

  • Discuss: “Kairos & Fallacious Kairos” and TCR “Ideology and Argument” and “Toulmin Model
  • Write: Journal #3. Listen/View a speech of your choosing from the links on the Paper 1 Prompt and discuss the presence of kairos AND ideology in the selected speech. It also wouldn’t be a bad idea to trace the claim from the start of the argument all the way to the qualifiers, using the Toulmin model. Be sure to use direct quotes in your response instead of vague generalizations AND don’t forget to include all three parts of your journal response. [Note: You may (and probably will) change this selection before drafting the first paper, but you must select something for now in order to complete this journal and get some practice in being a rhetorical critic.]
  • Bio/Narrative Final Due by class time. Post to Emma “Projects” as Portfolio Prep, Final. Proofread closely, double-space, add MLA header information (name, date, class). Finally, be sure that the final draft of your bio includes an image of yourself – this is not a request. If you need help, visit the nice ladies in Emma 117.

Fri 1/25

  • Forum Posting: Discuss “What in the World is a Rhetorical Analysis?” and Caroll “Backpacks vs. Briefcases” and Bunn “How to Read Like a Writer” online in emma Forum in a manner that interests you most. How will you use these readings to help you complete the first paper in this class? Do you have a better sense of what you are expected to do for this paper? Click on the + symbol in order to respond/comment. You must make one response to the prompt OR as a reply to a classmate in order to earn credit for today’s attendance.
  • Recommended:Writing Essentials (24 min), Films on Demand
  • Paper 1, Microtheme Due by class time.Post to Emma “Projects” as Paper 1, Microtheme.Post a 300-500 word write-up that discusses the piece you will analyze including three elements: 1) a full, complete, interesting/engaging introduction paragraph that 2) ends with an analytical thesis statement, 3) followed by a brief overview or “informal outline sketch” of the rhetorical elements that you would like to address/apply (i.e. appeals, figures of speech, fallacies, toulmin, kairos, ideology, etc.). The outline should give some indication of how you will organize your body paragraphs (use Roman Numerals or bullets) along with at least one piece of specific evidence for EACH body paragraph or main idea. Feel free to re-use material from your journals to complete this task.

Mon 1/28

  • Discuss: TCR “Theories, Methods, Techniques” and Dalton “Horatio Alger” and Kendall “Framing Class
  • Bring hard copy of Paper 1, Microtheme
  • Write: Journal #4. Discuss Dalton OR Kendall in a manner that interests you most. Your response should be specific and focused on a single theme or concept from the TCR theory, methods, and techniques reading applied directly to the selected piece. Some questions to consider might include: What theory (and related methods and techniques) is challenged or disproved? What new theory is offered up in its place? What outside theory, from your discipline or another, would you use to gain further insight into the argument being presented? How do the concepts of theory, method, and techniques relate to ideology or mythology? Be sure to use direct quotes in your response instead of vague generalizations AND don’t forget to include all three parts of your journal response.
  • Comment:Find the two students listed ABOVE you in emma (under “Projects” -> “By Name”) and read their Paper 1 Microthemes, paying careful attention to the analytical thesis statement. Click the “comment” button in top right corner and post a comment by discussing one strength AND one weakness (along with suggestions on how to fix this weakness). Some questions to consider might include: Is the introduction interesting and engaging? How would you improve it? Is the thesis clear? Does the thesis indicate what was said AND how/why it was said?

Wed 1/30

  • Discuss: “Logos & Fallacious Logos” and Gates “Delusions of Grandeur” and Eitzen “Upward Mobility through Sport?
  • Write: Journal #5. Discuss Gates OR Eitzen in a manner that interests you most. Your response should be specific and focused on a single rhetorical element, theme, or concept from the logos reading(s) applied directly to the selected piece. [Remember, there are many different kinds of logos or logic, so be sure to complete the readings before posting your journal response.] Be sure to use direct quotes in your response instead of vague generalizations AND don’t forget to include all three parts of your journal response.
  • Paper 1, Draft #1 Due by class time. Post to Emma “Projects” as Paper 1, Draft 1. Read Lamott “Shitty First Drafts” before posting. You will submit a partial draft of at least 600-800 words which includes: 1) A revised/improved introduction paragraph, which identifies the type of rhetorical analysis you are making AND ends with a claim/analytical thesis statement. 2) Writing in complete sentences, fill in the details of your body paragraphs from the microtheme by including your interpretive thoughts, drawing on rhetorical elements and textual evidence as needed to substantiate your claims. Note: Feel free to re-use material from any of your journals to assist in this process.

Fri 2/1

  • Forum Posting: Discuss Shirky “Rant About Women,” Friedman “Swagger Like Us,” and Siewicz “Campus Crusade for Guys” online in emma Forum in a manner that interests you most. What did you find most interesting or thought-provoking about these pieces? How do the authors make use of logos and/or theory? Click on the + symbol in order to respond/comment. You must make one response to the prompt OR as a reply to a classmate in order to earn credit for today’s attendance.
  • Paper 1, Draft #2 Due by class time. Post to Emma “Projects” as Paper 1, Draft 2. You will advance your Draft 1 submission by 1) applying the MEAL plan to all body paragraphs and 2) adding a full conclusion paragraph which leaves the reader with a lasting impression. This must be a full draft of 1000-1500 words with a complete works cited page and ample use of textual evidence, rhetorical terms, and interpretive elements.

Mon 2/4

  • Discuss: “Pathos & Fallacious Pathos” and Valenti “Feminism” and Rollin “Motherhood
  • Write: Journal #6. Discuss Valenti OR Rollin in a manner that interests you most. Your response should be specific and focused on a single rhetorical element, theme, or concept from the pathos reading(s) applied directly to the selected piece. Be sure to use direct quotes in your response instead of vague generalizations AND don’t forget to include all three parts of your journal response.
  • Peer Review Due (of Paper 1, Draft 2) by class time. Go to “Resources, Paper 1” in emma and follow the instructions on the “Paper 1: Peer Review Instructions” document. You will review ONE of your peer’s papers in emma – choose the first student listed after you by clicking on “Projects” → “By Name.” Peer review should be completed using eDoc only and failure to complete peer review (and post it correctly) will result in a 5% deduction from your own essay grade. For extra credit, review ONE ADDITIONAL paper of your choice by the due date (+3 points on paper grade). If you need assistance, please visit the Emma Lab in Park 117.

Wed 2/6

  • Discuss: Brady “I Want a Wife” and Tannen “Marked Women” and Levy “Female Chauvinist Pigs”
  • Bring hard copy of Paper 1, Draft 3
  • Paper 1, Draft #3 Due by class time. Post to Emma “Projects” as Paper 1, Draft 3. You will polish your Draft 2 submission by incorporating feedback from instructor and peers. This must be a full draft of 1000-1500 words with a complete works cited page and ample use of textual evidence, rhetorical terms, and interpretive elements.

Fri 2/8

  • Forum Posting: Discuss Morgan “Fly Girls to Bitches and Hoes” and “Woman Who Can Get By Without Her Looks” and  Alvarez “I Want to Be Miss America” online in emma Forum in a manner that interests you most. How do these readings relate to earlier feminism pieces from this week? How do the authors make use of any (or all) of the rhetorical appeals? How do the authors make use of ideology and/or theory? Click on the + symbol in order to respond/comment. You must make one response to the prompt OR as a reply to a classmate in order to earn credit for today’s attendance.
  • Paper 1, Final Due by 11:59pm.Post to Emma “Projects” as Paper 1, Final. This should be a polished, complete paper with very few (if any) grammatical errors. 1000 word minimum. More importantly, your own logic or ethos must be supported by the level of work you submit – keep that in mind.

Mon 2/11

  • Discuss: TCR “Using Form for Close Reading” and Kimmel “Bros Before Hoes
  • Write: Journal #7. Discuss Kimmel in a manner that interests you most. Your response should be specific and focused on a single theme or concept from the TCR reading about narrative, genre, and persona applied directly to the selected piece. Some questions to consider might include: How does the 3-part narrative structure reveal the author’s ideology, theories, or logos? What role does genre and/or persona play in the author’s argument? Be sure to use direct quotes in your response instead of vague generalizations AND don’t forget to include all three parts of your journal response.

Wed 2/13

  • Discuss: Goldberg “In Harness” and Chaudry “Men Growing Up” and Wilcox “5 Myths on Fathers
  • Write: Journal #8. Discuss Goldberg, Chaudry, OR Wilcox in a manner that interests you most. Your response should be specific and focused on a single theme or concept from the TCR reading about narrative, genre, and persona applied directly to the selected piece. Some questions to consider might include: How does the 3-part narrative structure reveal the author’s ideology, theories, or logos? What role does genre and/or persona play in the author’s argument? Be sure to use direct quotes in your response instead of vague generalizations AND don’t forget to include all three parts of your journal response.

Fri 2/15

  • Forum Posting: Discuss Staples “Black Men in Public Spaces” and Powell “Confessions of a Recovering Misogynist” and Matlack “The New Macho” online in emma Forum in a manner that interests you most. How do the authors make use of theory, form, and/or ideology? What other pieces, from this class or another, were you reminded of during these readings? Click on the + symbol in order to respond/comment. You must make one response to the prompt OR as a reply to a classmate in order to earn credit for today’s attendance.

Mon 2/18

  • Discuss: TCR “Transformations in Texts” and Bennett “Gay Marriage: Not a Very Good Idea” and Bronski “Gay Man’s Case Against Gay Marriage
  • Write: Journal #9. Discuss Bennett OR Bronski in a manner that interests you most. Your response should be specific and focused on a single theme or concept from the TCR reading about metaphor, metonymy, synecdoche, and irony, applied directly to the selected piece. Some questions to consider might include: What are the implications of using metaphorical words such as celebration, allies, experiment, liberation, balls-and-chains, etc to discuss this topic? Does the author “speak in code” or “preach to the choir” at times? For what purpose and to what effect? Be sure to use direct quotes in your response instead of vague generalizations AND don’t forget to include all three parts of your journal response.

Wed 2/20

  • Discuss: Coontz “The Heterosexual Revolution” and Gomes “HomoPhobic? Re-Read Your Bible
  • Write: Journal #10. Discuss Coontz OR Gomes in a manner that interests you most. Your response should be specific and focused on a single theme or concept from the TCR reading about metaphor, metonymy, synecdoche, and irony, applied directly to the selected piece. Some questions to consider might include: What are the implications of using metaphorical words such as revolution, weapon, army, crusade, etc to discuss this topic? Does the author “speak in code” or “preach to the choir” at times? For what purpose and to what effect? Be sure to use direct quotes in your response instead of vague generalizations AND don’t forget to include all three parts of your journal response.
  • Quiz #1: Rhetorical Terms Comprehensive (appeals, ideology, myth, kairos/context, genre, fallacies, toulmin, theory, form, metaphor, metonymy, synecdoche, and irony). As a reminder, quizzes cannot be made up.

Fri 2/22

  • Forum Posting: Discuss Parker “Language: A Pernicious and Powerful Tool” and Cameron “Gee, Your Not an Indian” and Smith “The Bearable Whiteness of Being Gay” and Granderson “No Contradiction” online in emma Forum in a manner that interests you most. How do these readings relate to earlier feminism or masculinity pieces from this term? How do the authors make use of theory, form, or ideology? Click on the + symbol in order to respond/comment. You must make one response to the prompt OR as a reply to a classmate in order to earn credit for today’s attendance.
  • Paper 2, Microtheme Due by 11:59pm tonight. Post to Emma “Projects” as Paper 2, Microtheme. Post a 300-500 word write-up that discusses the work you plan to analyze including three elements: 1) a full, complete, interesting/engaging introduction paragraph that 2) ends with an analytical thesis statement, 3) followed by a brief overview or “informal outline sketch” of the main reasons, warrants, and evidence supporting your argument (i.e. apply the Toulmin model). The outline should give some indication of how you will organize your body paragraphs (use Roman Numerals or bullets) along with at least one piece of specific evidence for EACH body paragraph or main idea. Feel free to re-use material from your journals to complete this task.
  • Paper 1, Final (REVISED) Due by 11:59pm tonight. Post to Emma “Projects” as Paper 1, Final REVISED. This is an optional submission if you would like to improve your grade from the first paper. You should look to incorporate feedback from the instructor and/or writing center before submission. Your final grade will be the average of the two final drafts submitted for a grade.

Mon 2/25

  • Discuss: Jones “Finding the Good Argument” and “Introduction to Rebuttal Argument
  • Bring hard copy of Paper 2, Microtheme for in-class editing
  • Comment:Find the two students listed ABOVE you in emma (under “Projects” -> “By Name”) and read their Paper 2 Microthemes, paying careful attention to the analytical thesis statement. Click the “comment” button in top right corner and post a comment by discussing one strength AND one weakness (along with suggestions on how to fix this weakness). Some questions to consider might include: Is the introduction interesting and engaging? How would you improve it? Is the thesis clear? Does the thesis indicate how the rebuttal will be conducted? Also, share TWO opposing views to the claim presented (places where you disagree or could see others disagreeing).

Wed 2/27

  • Discuss: Maddalena “I Need You to Say I” and TCR “Conclusion”
  • Paper 2, Draft #1 Due by class time. Post to Emma “Projects” as Paper 2, Draft 1. You will submit a partial draft of at least 600-800 words which includes: 1) A revised/improved introduction paragraph that ends with a claim/analytical thesis statement. 2) Writing in complete sentences, fill in the details of your body paragraphs from the microtheme by including your interpretive thoughts, drawing on rhetorical elements and specific references to the piece as needed to substantiate your claims. Note: Feel free to re-use material from any of your journals to assist in this process.
  • [Withdrawal Deadline: Thursday 2/28]

Fri 3/1

  • Forum Posting: Discuss Krause “On the Other Hand” and Dirk “Navigating Genres” and Jerman “When to Quote and When to Paraphrase” online in emma Forum in a manner that interests you most. How might these readings help you to understand the goals of the second paper? Which genre will you be navigating? Why is first-person useful to you in this type of assignment/genre? Click on the + symbol in order to respond/comment. You must make one response to the prompt OR as a reply to a classmate in order to earn credit for today’s attendance.
  • Paper 2, Draft #2 Due by class time. Post to Emma “Projects” as Paper 2, Draft 2. You will advance your Draft 1 submission by 1) applying the MEAL plan to all body paragraphs AND addressing opposing views and limitations and 2) adding a full conclusion paragraph which leaves the reader with a lasting impression. This must be a full draft of 1000-1500 words with a complete works cited page and ample use of textual evidence, rhetorical terms, and interpretive elements.

Mon 3/4

  • No class – check conference schedule for your assigned day/time
  • Peer Review Due (of Paper 2, Draft 2) by class time. Go to “Course Materials” in emma and follow the instructions on the “Paper 2: Peer Review Instructions” document. You will review ONE of your peer’s papers in emma – choose the first student listed above you by clicking on “Projects” → “By Name.” Peer review should be completed using eDoc only and failure to complete peer review (and post it correctly) will result in a 5% deduction from your own essay grade. For extra credit, review ONE ADDITIONAL paper of your choice by the due date (+3 points on paper grade). If you need assistance, please visit the Emma Lab in Park 117.

Wed 3/6

  • No class – check conference schedule for your assigned day/time
  • Paper 2, Draft #3 Due by class time. Post to Emma “Projects” as Paper 2, Draft 3. You will polish your Draft 2 submission by incorporating feedback from instructor and peers. This must be a full draft of 1000-1500 words with a complete works cited page and ample use of textual evidence, rhetorical terms, and interpretive elements.

Fri 3/8

  • No class – check conference schedule for your assigned day/time
  • Forum Posting: Discuss Yirinic “Introduce Evidence” and “Analyzing Evidence” online in emma Forum in a manner that interests you most. What did you learn or take away from these readings? How might they help you beyond this class? Click on the + symbol in order to respond/comment. You must make one response to the prompt OR as a reply to a classmate in order to earn credit for today’s attendance.
  • Paper 2, Final Due by midnight.Post to Emma “Projects” as Paper 2, Final. This should be a polished, complete paper with very few (if any) grammatical errors. 1000 word minimum. More importantly, your own logic or ethos must be supported by the level of work you submit – keep that in mind.

Spring Break – March 11 thru 15

Mon 3/18

  • Discuss: “Introduction to Cultural Mythology”and Davis “Power of Images: Creating Myths of Our Time
  • Write: Journal #11. Consider the Cultural Mythology and Savini pieces in relation to the audiovisual essay (Paper 3). What did you learn or take away from the mythology piece, specifically? What type of “trouble” will you be looking for in the third paper and why? Be sure to use direct quotes in your response instead of vague generalizations AND don’t forget to include all three parts of your journal response.

Wed 3/20

  • Discuss: Savini “Looking for Trouble” and WC “Comparing and Contrasting”. Complete your readings and review the Paper 3 assignment instructions and samples in emma (under Resources, Paper 3); then, post your response to the class forum in emma by 11:59pm tonight.

Fri 3/22

  • Forum Posting: Discuss Recognizing Online Propaganda, Bias, and Advertising (21 min, FOD) and Consuming Images (60 min, FOD) online in emma Forum in a manner that interests you most. What new information did you learn? How will this information help you with the multimodal or audiovisual essay (Paper 3) or in your future classes? Click on the + symbol in order to respond/comment. You must make one response to the prompt OR as a reply to a classmate in order to earn credit for today’s attendance.

Mon 3/25

  • Discuss: Sontag “Image World” and USG’s 16 Parts of “A Primer on Databases” and Effective Internet Search: Tools and Strategies (22 min, FOD)
  • Bring 3-5 salient quotes from the Sontag reading to discuss in class; you will be called on to share and will be asked to leave (and marked absent) if unprepared
  • Write: Journal #12. Consider Sontag OR Consuming Images in relation to the audiovisual essay (Paper 3). What did you learn from these pieces? How might they help you to prepare for the audiovisual essay (Paper 3)? Be sure to use direct quotes in your response instead of vague generalizations AND don’t forget to include all three parts of your journal response.

Wed 3/27

  • Bring Hard Copy of Microtheme to class.
  • Paper 3, Microtheme Due by class time. Post to Emma “Projects” as Paper 3, Microtheme. Post a 300-500 word write-up that discusses the pieces you plan to compare including three elements: 1) a full, complete, interesting/engaging introduction paragraph that 2) ends with an analytical thesis statement, 3) followed by a brief overview or “informal outline sketch” of the reasons, warrants, and evidence used to support your claim. The outline should give some indication of how you will organize your body paragraphs (use Roman Numerals or bullets) AND include paraphrases of at least two academic sources you will use as evidence to support your claim.

Fri 3/29

  • Forum Posting: Discuss USG’s 13 Parts of “Giving Credit When Credit is Due” and Stedman “Annoying Ways People Use Sources” and Haller “Walk, Talk, Cook, Eat: A Guide to Using Sources” online in emma Forum in a manner that interests you most. What new information did you learn? How will this information help you with the final paper in this class or in your future classes? Click on the + symbol in order to respond/comment. You must make one response to the prompt OR as a reply to a classmate in order to earn credit for today’s attendance.
  • Comment:Find the two students listed BELOW you in emma (under “Projects” -> “By Name”) and read their Paper 3 Microthemes, paying careful attention to the thesis statement. Click the “comment” button in top right corner and post a comment by discussing one strength AND one weakness (along with suggestions on how to fix this weakness). .

Mon 4/1

  • Discuss: USG’s 13 Parts of “Evaluating Sources” and Plagiarism 2.0 (19 min, FOD)
  • Quiz #2: Plagiarism Quiz covers USG’s “Giving Credit,” USG’s “Evaluating Sources,” Plagiarism 2.0 Video, Jerman “When to Quote and When to Paraphrase,” Yirinic “Introduce Evidence,” Yirinic “Analyzing Evidence,” Stedman’s “Annoying Ways People Use Sources,” Haller’s “Walk, Talk, Cook, Eat.”
  • Paper 3, Draft #1 Due by class time.Post to Emma “Projects” as Paper 3, Draft 1. You will submit a partial draft of at least 600-800 words which includes: 1) A revised/improved introduction paragraph, which identifies the type of comparison you are making AND ends with a claim/analytical thesis statement. 2) Writing in complete sentences, fill in the details of your body paragraphs from the microtheme by including your interpretive thoughts, drawing on rhetorical elements and textual evidence as needed to substantiate your claims. Note: Feel free to re-use material from one of your journals to assist in this process.

Wed 4/3

  • Meet in Park 119 to work on advanced edoc techniques for third paper: adding tables, changing background, inserting audiovisual elements
  • Paper 3, Draft #2 Due by class time. Post to Emma “Projects” as Paper 3, Draft 2. You will advance your Draft 1 submission by 1) applying the MEAL plan to all body paragraphs and 2) adding a full conclusion paragraph which leaves the reader with a lasting impression. This must be a full draft of 1000-1500 words with a complete works cited page and ample use of textual evidence, rhetorical terms, and interpretive elements.

Fri 4/5

  • Forum Posting: Discuss Klein “Beyond Black and White” and C.R.A.P. Designs online in emma Forum in a manner that interests you most. What new information did you learn from these pieces? How will this information help you with the final paper in this class or in your future classes? Click on the + symbol in order to respond/comment. You must make one response to the prompt OR as a reply to a classmate in order to earn credit for today’s attendance.
  • Peer Review Due (of Paper 3, Draft 2) by class time. Go to “Course Materials” in emma and follow the instructions on the “Paper 3: Peer Review Instructions” document. You will review ONE of your peer’s papers in emma – choose the first student listed below you by clicking on “Projects” → “By Name.” Peer review should be completed using eDoc only and failure to complete peer review (and post it correctly) will result in a 5% deduction from your own essay grade. For extra credit, review ONE ADDITIONAL paper of your choice by the due date (+3 points on paper grade). If you need assistance, please visit the Emma Lab in Park 117.

Mon 4/8

  • Meet in Park 119 to work on Paper 3
  • Bring links for all audiovisual elements for assistance in lab
  • Paper 3, Draft #3 Due by midnight. Post to Emma “Projects” as Paper 3, Draft 3. You will polish your Draft 2 submission by incorporating feedback from instructor and peers. This draft must be a full draft of 1000-1500 words of text and include a table with at least 50% of the required audiovisual elements.

Wed 4/10

  • Discuss: FYC Ch 6 “e-Portfolio” and “Two Revised Essays
  • In class: Brainstorm for IRE
  • Paper 3, Draft #4 Optional. Highly recommended but not required.

Fri 4/12

  • Forum Posting: Discuss Giles “Reflective Writing and the Revision Process” and “Introductory Reflective Essay Exhibit” (a.k.a. “The IRE”) online in emma Forum in a manner that interests you most. What new information did you learn from these pieces? How will this information help you to complete the requirements of the portfolio? Click on the + symbol in order to respond/comment. You must make one response to the prompt OR as a reply to a classmate in order to earn credit for today’s attendance.
  • Paper 3, Final Due by midnight. Post to Emma “Projects” as Paper 3, Final. This should be a polished, complete paper with very few (if any) grammatical errors. 1000 words minimum. More importantly, your own logic or ethos must be supported by the level of work you submit – keep that in mind.

Mon 4/15

  • Discuss: “Revision Exhibit” and “Peer Review Exhibit” and Sample Revision Process and Peer Review Exhibits from FYC’s Moran E-Portfolio
  • Revised Essay #1 Final due by class time. Post to Emma “Projects” as “Portfolio Prep,” Final. You’ve written two papers by now, so at least one of them is guaranteed to go into your portfolio. Pick one, revise it and add it. Revision hints: Forget what you “meant”; start by outlining/summarizing the paper that you actually wrote. Does the logic flow? Are the claims supported? Does it all relate to the thesis? Do you make your transitions (the steps in your thinking) clear? Above all, do you need to do more research to concretize vague or generalized passages? Do it. Finally, follow up on all grammatical errors.

Wed 4/17

  • Discuss: “Wildcard Exhibit” and “Introductory Reflective Essay Exhibit” (a.k.a. “The IRE”)
  • Peer Review Exhibit Draft due by class time. Post to Emma “Projects” as Portfolio Prep, Draft. Upload complete draft (see FYC book or website for details).
  • Revision Exhibit Draft due by class time. Post to Emma “Projects” as Portfolio Prep, Draft. This is just a draft, but it should be complete (see FYC book or website for details).

Fri 4/19

  • Forum Posting: Discuss FYC Ch 11, “Moran ePortfolio Awards” and Sample Wildcards/IREsonline in emma Forum in a manner that interests you most. What new information did you learn from these pieces? How will this information help you to complete the requirements of the portfolio? Click on the + symbol in order to respond/comment. You must make one response to the prompt OR as a reply to a classmate in order to earn credit for today’s attendance.
  • Wild Card Draft #1 due by class time. Post to Emma “Projects” as “Portfolio Prep,” Draft. If you are not finished with the exhibit, you should upload your complete outline, step-by-step of what you plan to do. This could be any piece of writing related to the course such as a journal response, an edited/shorter version of one of your essays NOT already being used as an exhibit, a forum posting, or a rework of your bio (or complete another bio/narrative that is totally different from what you originally did).
  • IRE Draft #1 due by class time. Post to Emma “Projects” as “Portfolio Prep,” Draft 1. This is just a draft, but it should be complete and at least 500-1500 words. It should be 1) thesis-driven, 2) address the growth in your writing process and critical thinking and 3) discuss your two revised essays, revision exhibit, and wildcard (at a minimum).

Mon 4/22

  • Discuss: “Introductory Reflective Essay Exhibit” (a.k.a. “The IRE”) and Sample IREs
  • Revised Essay #2 Final due by class time. Post to Emma “Projects” as “Portfolio Prep,” Final. Submit second revised essay for inclusion in portfolio – fix the errors, logic, organization, or grammar issues that you didn’t catch before it was graded. Must be uploaded to Emma as eDoc — not Word, not PDF.
  • IRE Draft #2 due by class time. Post to Emma “Projects” as “Portfolio Prep,” Draft 2. This should be a more polished draft and you should begin incorporating a theme, metaphor, or some kind of concept to tie your pieces together. Apply the MEAL Plan to this draft and remember to draw on your own texts/writing as evidence and to organize your IRE in such a way that it is not blocky – in other words, do not discuss each exhibit separately in a different body paragraph.

Wed 4/24

  • Portfolio Workshop: Bring questions, ideas, images, links, etc.
  • Wild Card Draft #2 due by class time. Post to Emma “Projects” as “Portfolio Prep,” Draft 2. Extend your outline of this exhibit into a working draft of some kind.  Be prepared to discuss in class when called.
  • IRE Draft #3 due by class time. Post to Emma “Projects” as “Portfolio Prep,” Draft 3. This should be a polished draft of at least 500-1500 words and should strategically blend your growth in writing and critical thinking in this class. Be sure to include at least 3-4 pieces of textual evidence to support your claim/thesis.

Fri 4/26

  • Forum Posting: None. It is recommended that you complete the Self-review Portfolio Grading Sheet located in emma under Resources, Portfolio Prep.
  • IRE Final due by class time. Post to Emma “Projects” as “Portfolio Prep,” Final. This should be a polished draft with inclusion of all exhibits and other required elements. Don’t forget to double-space and include MLA information (name, date, class),
  • Wild Card final due by class time. Post to Emma “Projects” as “Portfolio Prep,” Final. If you have a video, it should be embedded in the edoc. Don’t forget to double-space and include MLA information (name, date, class), unless it takes away from the overall look and feel of your exhibit.

Mon 4/29

  • No class
  • ALL Portfolio Exhibits Due by midnight tonight. Post to Emma “Projects” as “Portfolio Prep,” Final. All 7 Exhibits should have a final draft located in the “Final” section of Portfolio Prep (do not forget about bio/literacy narrative).Then, move all elements into actual portfolio by clicking on “Portfolio,” “Add to Portfolio” in emma. Must be uploaded to Emma as an ODT or eDoc — not Word, not PDF. No exceptions, no late papers, no “technical difficulties.”