1010 Schedule (Fall 2019)

Attendance is very, very important and DOES affect participation grades.

FYI: academic calendar for AUM is here:  http://www.aum.edu/current-students/academics/calendar

Tues, Aug 20: Orientation, writing exercises, introduction to course themes

HW: Read Reid’s “Ten Ways to Think about Writing” — click and download:https://wac.colostate.edu/books/writingspaces2/reid–ten-ways-to-think.pdf

 Thurs, Aug 22:

Writing exercises, discussion of Reid, intro to first writing assignment, creative ways to teach and inform others—analogies, mythbusting, etc.

HW: visit Wellness Center and take selfie to share with class, write down 5 positive and 5 negative traits of the space itself to share with us when you return

Tues, Aug 27:

Discuss how places can be viewed from different perspectives / discuss first paper

HW: write short paper describing your bedroom from both a positive and negative view (400 words)

Thurs, Aug 29:

Share papers, practice giving feedback to peers

HW: download Project 1 assignment sheet here: infoessayproject1, read it carefully, pick your topic for this paper

Tues, Sep 3:

LABOR DAY HOLIDAY

Thurs, Sep 5:

Discuss key terms: audience, rhetoric, etc.

How to share information–student examples from your recent writing exercises

Sign up for workshops

HW: write the draft of your essay for Part A, start B

Tues, Sep 10:

How to share information—mythbusting, relevance, and organization of info

HW: finish Part B, email your draft to me and your peer team by Wednesday at 3pm; Come to the workshop with these things (you may do this handwritten on paper or type and print it out for each person):

a list of 2 places where you’re not sure about the relevance of information given (is it too much? is it focusing on the most important things? does it sound too much like Wikipedia?)

a list of 2 places you have trouble “seeing” the author’s perspective (is it too vague? did they define the terms they use? are sentences in a logical order that helps you understand things?)

a lit of 2 areas where rhetoric changes in an effective way from child to adult (does it go deeper than just inserting a new word? does it engage the audience in a new way to meet their needs?)

 

Thurs, Sep 12:

Meet in groups at appointed times in my office (Room 144I in LA building, first floor)

HW: make edits and polish draft, add Part C to your paper

 Tues, Sep 17:

Meet in groups at appointed times in my office (Room 144I in LA building, first floor)

HW: make edits and polish draft, add Part C to your paper; email your paper to khowar20@aum.edu by 11:59pm Wed night (the 18th).

Thurs, Sep 19:

Info about Filibuster, reflecting on workshops

Introduction to analysis, wallowing in complexity

HW: read Gita Dasbender’s article on critical thinking: CLICK HERE dasbender–critical-thinking

Tues, Sep 24:

Review Dasbender’s article together

More info on how to analyze and break things into parts

HW: download and read Project 2 assignment sheet HERE: WRITINGPROJ2,

Pick a restaurant where you will eat, visit the company website for this restaurant, read over the menu and description

Thurs, Sep 26:

How to gather data responsibly: relevance to topic, coding and grouping, balancing examples with explanations

HW: eat at your restaurant, take notes on the space, the menu, uniforms, layout, decorations; snap photos when needed. Begin organizing and coding the data and be ready to share in class Tuesday.

 Tues, Oct 1:

Review DasBender and “jello” section of Reid’s article

Discuss how texts work rhetorically and how to organize data (PEEL)

HW: read Irvin’s “What is Academic Writing?” CLICK HERE: irvin–what-is-academic-writing

Thurs, Oct 3:

Opening quiz on Irvin

Discuss Irvin and organization of examples with explanations (PEEL)

HW: begin writing your draft

Tues, Oct 8:

Going deeper than surface readings–final practice of analysis

HW: finish your draft, Thursday folks need to email it to your group AND me by 3pm on Wednesday, bring notes to give to your peers

Come to the workshop with these things (you may do this handwritten on paper or type and print it out for each person):

a list of 2 places where you’re not sure about the relevance of information given (is the person bringing up too many Ps without E and E to follow?)

2 places you have trouble “seeing” the author’s perspective (is it too vague? are sentences in a logical order that helps you understand things?)

2 places where the author breaks things apart and/or thinks critically about something others might take for granted or not notice

Thurs, Oct 10:

Workshops begin in my office, Room 144I, LA building, from 9:20 to 10:40

HW: revise your papers based on workshops; Tuesday folks send out your drafts to your peers and me by 3pm (please send them earlier if possible)and prepare your notes for your peers based on the list above

Midterm grades will be posted Oct 11.

 Tues, Oct 15:

Workshops finish in my office, Room 144I, LA building, from 9:20 to 10:40

HW: revise your papers based on workshops; email final copy to khowar20@aum.edu by 11:59pm Wed night (the 16th)

Thurs, Oct 17:

Unit 3 begins: identifying problems, considering solutions re: campus life at AUM

HW: write letter to the chancellor (350 words–typed or handwritten is fine)

Tues, Oct 22:

How to propose change for local problems/set up of classical argument

Working on appropriate scope

HW: bring an example from popular culture that is similar to the one we’ve viewed in class, showing someone whose scope was too large when trying to solve a problem. Write down the name of the movie/show/novel where you found the example, and be ready to share your example in class.

Thurs, Oct 24:

Final chat about scope, share examples from pop culture

Example from former student: CLICK HERE studentproposalfrom2018

Review new assignment sheet: CLICK HERE ProposalProjectFall2019

Investigation a new genre: the Likert scale (a type of survey)

HW: construct 5-7 question survey for classmates in the form of a Likert scale–print enough copies for your peers and me

Tues, Oct 29:

SURVEY DAY

HW: tally your results, decide how to present them in your argument, eliminate items on survey that didn’t help you

Thurs, Oct 31:

Lessons in business writing: official letters, use of white space, use of photos and captions, displaying survey results

Divide into workshop groups

HW: begin writing draft, take photos of location, identify potential websites for research

Tues, Nov 5:

Putting the project all together

Dealing with sources

HW: finish draft, email it to your group

Thurs, Nov 7:

Workshop Day 1

HW: revise/make corrections on paper

Tues, Nov 12:

Workshop Day 2

HW: revise/make corrections on paper

Thurs, Nov 14:

Email documents to khowar20@aum.edu by start of class

Write reflection for your proposal experience

Begin discussing portfolios

HW: organize all materials from the class, begin putting them all in one file

Tues, Nov 19:

Portfolios and Blackboard settings

HW: keep organizing, read over requirements for reflection letter and portfolio

Thurs, Nov 21:

Discuss reflection letter assignment due Dec 3

HW: write reflection letter

Tues, Dec 3:

Reflection letters due via email to me by 11:59pm tonight.

Final troubleshooting of portfolios on Blackboard

HW: get your portfolio together

Tues, Dec 10:

EXAM TIME is 8-10AM–finalize portfolio and upload

Students may report at 9am to classroom since this process will take approx one hour

All portfolios must be in Bboard by 11am this day.

WINTER HOLIDAYS BEGIN!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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