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, read it carefully, pick your topic for this paper

Tues, Sep 3:

LABOR DAY HOLIDAY

Thurs, Sep 5:

How to share information—mythbusting, analogies, and other tricks

Sign up for workshops

HW: start the draft of your essay for Part A

Tues, Sep 10:

How to share information—mythbusting, analogies, and other tricks

HW: start the draft of your essay for Part B

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:

Introduction to analysis, wallowing in complexity

HW: read Gita Dasbender’s article on critical thinking (link will be posted)

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, 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:

Discuss how places and spaces work rhetorically; continue practicing rhetorical appeals and organization strategies for them

HW: read Irvin’s “What is Academic Writing?” (link will be posted)

Thurs, Oct 3:

Discuss Irvin and appeals of pathos, ethos, logos

HW: code and organize data for your paper, begin writing your draft

Tues, Oct 8:

Finish discussion of pathos, ethos, logos (add kairos)

HW: finish your draft

Thurs, Oct 10:

Workshops in my office, Room 144I, LA building, first floor

HW: revise your papers based on workshops; read over new syllabus schedule for second half of semester that will be posted this week online at our website

Midterm grades will be posted Oct 11.

 Tues, Oct 15:

Workshops in my office, Room 144I, LA building, first floor

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

HW: check new schedule posted last week

 Unit 3 project (proposal for change) will be due Tues, Nov 12 at 11:59pm.

 Unit 4 project (letter of reflection) will be due Tues, Dec 3 at 11:59pm.

 Portfolio (including letter) is due at the end of the final exam meeting: Tues, Dec 10, 10:30am.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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