Schedule

Schedule

Day 1 »  Thursday, Aug 27

Agenda:

  • Begin with introductions to each other and the course
  • Get started with Blogs@Baruch, Discord, and Hypothesis
  • Annotate syllabus together with Hypothesis
  • Conclude with in-class reflection on writing priorities and growth mindset

Homework:

Week 2 

Day 2 » Tuesday, Sept 1

Agenda:

  • Discuss readings
  • Comment on blog posts
  • Engage in self-reflective writing

Homework:

  • Read from S2 of JTC (pp. 13-23)
  • Listen to one of the two commencement speeches: “Be Your Own Story,” Toni Morrison; “This is Water,” David Foster Wallace
  • Due: post Hypothesis annotations to Atwood and Markham readings in response to in-text reading prompts

Day 3  » Thursday, Sept 3

Agenda

  • Discuss readings
  • Engage in self-reflective writing
  • Respond to annotations
  • Introduce Literacy Narrative project

Homework:

Week 3

Day 4 » Tuesday, Sept 8

Agenda:

  • Discuss readings
  • Respond to literacy narrative prompt
  • Sign up for conferences with Zach to discuss your literacy narrative

Homework:

  • Read from S2 of JTC (pp. 27-34)
  • Read “We,” Jorie Graham
  • Due: post Hypothesis annotations to poem
  • Due: email your completed literacy narrative brainstorm to zachary.muhlbauer@baruch.cuny.edu (worksheet posted in Discord)

Day 5  »  Thursday, Sept 10

Agenda:

  • Discuss readings from JTC
  • Share annotations on Graham poem
  • Touch base on literacy narratives

Homework:

  • Read from S2 of JTC (pp. 80-89)
  • Participate in Zach’s office hours at least once
  • Due: upload a rough draft of your literacy narrative to OneDrive folder

Week 4

Day 6 » Tuesday, Sept 15

Agenda:

  • Conduct written and oral peer review members of your group

Homework: 

  • Finish peer-review activities from class
  • Read from S2 of JTC (pp. 34-46)
  • Read “Revising Attitudes,” Brock Dethier
  • Revise and submit your paper (due in one week)

Day 7 » Thursday, Sept 17

Agenda:

  • Discuss readings
  • Conduct second round of written and oral peer review
  • Engage in studio time for writing and revision process
  • Participate in optional one-on-one conferences with Zach

Homework:

  • DUE: Literacy Narrative project due by class time, Tuesday, Sept 22, uploaded to your OneDrive folder, with your writer’s letter published to our course blog

Week 5

Day 8 » Tuesday, Sept  22

Agenda:

  • Discuss theory and method of rhetorical analysis
  • Participate in close-reading exercises
  • Introduce Rhetorical Analysis project

Homework:

Day 9 » Thursday, Sept 24

Agenda:

  • Discuss readings/speeches
  • Break into writing groups to answer questions in response to Bitzer reading
  • Annotate either DFW or Morrison commencement speech (see here for links: This is Water + Be Your Own Story); compose exit ticket

Homework: 

  • Read from S4 of JTC (pp. 101-120)
  • Find and be ready to share a rhetorical artifact of your choosing with the class (e.g. news article, short story, photograph, advertisement, Instagram post, graffiti)
  • Post Hypothesis annotations to your rhetorical artifact, using our readings for the week as a guide

Week 6

Tuesday, Sept 29

  • Tuesday classes follow a Monday schedule in honor of the Yom Kippur holiday

Day 10 » Thursday, Oct 1

Agenda

  • Discuss readings
  • Present on self-chosen rhetorical artifacts
  • Reply to pre-class annotations posted by two different peers
  • Write in response to any three questions from JTC chapter and post in #exit-tickets

Homework:

Week 7

Day 11 » Tuesday, Oct 6

Day 12 » Thursday, Oct 8

Agenda:

  • Share rhetorical artifacts and discuss blog posts
  • Brainstorm activity for rhetorical analysis paper

Homework:

  • Write your rhetorical analysis paper

Week 8

Day 13 » Tuesday, Oct 13

Agenda:

  • Conduct written and oral peer review with group members
  • Conduct reverse outline of your rhetorical analysis

Homework: 

  • Read and annotate sample student analysis papers, linked in #announcements
  • Finish peer-review activities from class
  • Revise your paper, due in one week

Day 14 » Thursday,  Oct 15

Agenda

  • Conduct second round of written and oral peer review
  • Engage in studio time to revise and redraft rhetorical analysis
  • Participate in one-on-one conferences with Zach as needed

Homework:

  • DUE: Revised draft of the Rhetorical Analysis paper uploaded to your OneDrive folder, with your writer’s letter published to our course blog, at any point during the floating deadline window (Oct 19 – Oct 25)

Week 9

Day 15  » Tuesday, Oct 20

Agenda: 

Homework:

  • Read from S5 of JTC (pp. 145-149)

Day 16 » Thursday, Oct 22

Agenda

  • Discuss background in research and writing practices
  • Discuss readings
  • Troubleshoot plans for research unit
  • Engage in free-write on research questions/goals

Homework

  • Read from S5 of JTC (pp. 189-195)
  • Complete Stasis Theory Worksheet; publish the third page to our course blog (submit under “Research Methods” category)

Week 10

Day 17 » Tuesday, Oct 27

Agenda: 

  • Comment and debrief on writer’s letters
  • Discuss readings
  • Annotate and discuss response to stasis theory worksheet

Homework:

Day 18 » Thursday, Oct 29

Agenda:

  • Discuss readings
  • Respond to annotations
  • Discuss stasis theory entries
  • Overview search queries, research databases, and Wikipedia resources

Homework:

  • Read from S5 of JTC (167-188)
  • Respond to Hypothesis annotations posted on lines of research drawn from my writing sample

Week 11

Day 19 » Tuesday, Nov 3

Agenda:

  • Discuss plagiarism and academic integrity
  • Discuss annotations posted to lines of inquiry from writing sample
  • Introduce RefAnnBib assignment; explore student samples of RefAnnBib assignment

Homework:

  • Read from S5 of JTC (pp. 195-209)
  • Due: Publish your first RefAnnBib entry to our course blog under the “research” category — include your bibliographic entry, author and source info, précis, and reflection

Day 20 » Thursday, Nov 5

Agenda:

  • Discuss readings
  • Comment on blog posts

Homework:

  • Due: Publish your second RefAnnBib entry to our course blog under the “research” category — include your bibliographic entry, author and source info, précis, and reflection
  • Suggested reading via Purdue OWL: Organizing Your Argument

Day 21 » Tuesday, Nov  10

Agenda:

  • Discuss readings
  • Comment on blog posts
  • Conduct peer-driven research collab

Homework:

  • Read sample student research pieces, linked in #announcements
  • Work on your RefAnnBib

Day 22 » Thursday, Nov 12

Asynchronous Class – Agenda:

  • Write reflection on research process
  • Respond to comments on your two RefAnnBib entries

Homework:

  • DUE: RefAnnBib by class time on Tuesday, Nov 17, uploaded to your OneDrive folder as “RefAnnBib.docx”

Week 13

Day 23 » Tuesday, Nov 17

Agenda

  • Debrief on RefAnnBib submissions
  • Write reflection on your RefAnnBib big picture
  • Blueprint plans for researched argument

Homework

  • Write toward the first draft of your research paper; prepare 150-200 words of the introductory paragraph to your research paper
  • Suggested reading via Purdue OWL: “On Paragraphs

Day 24 » Thursday, Nov 19

Agenda

Homework

  • Write toward the first draft of your research paper; prepare between 250-300 words of body paragraph content for your writing group (~two paragraphs)
  • Post two Hypothesis annotations to this guide on how to craft well-organized paragraphs: highlight an excerpt from the link and explain how its ideas helped you to draft a specific body paragraph in the first draft of your research paper.

Week 14

Day 25 » Tuesday, Nov 24

Agenda

  • Peer review body paragraph(s) with your writing group
  • Discuss the relationship of your Hypothesis annotations to your body paragraph(s)

Homework

  • Due: upload rough draft of your Researched Argument project to your OneDrive folder by class time on Tuesday, Dec 1

Thursday » Nov 26

  • No classes in honor of Thanksgiving

Week 15

Day 26 » Tuesday, Dec 1

Agenda:

  • Conduct oral and written peer review of your first draft

 Homework:

  • Optionally due: upload re-revised Rhetorical Analysis and/or Literacy Narrative to your OneDrive folder by Tuesday, Dec 15, enclosed with a writer’s letter as the first page of the document
  • Redraft and revise your researched argument

Day 27 » Thursday, Dec 3

Agenda:

  • Redraft and revise your researched argument in class

Homework: 

  • Optionally due: upload re-revised Rhetorical Analysis and/or Literacy Narrative to your OneDrive folder by Tuesday, Dec 15, enclosed with a writer’s letter as the first page of the document

Week 16

Day 28 » Tuesday, Dec 8  (Last Day of Class)

Agenda:

  • Conduct final project screenings
  • Reflect backward; reflect forward
  • DUE: Researched Argument uploaded to your OneDrive folder, with your accompanying writer’s letter published to our course blog, by 11:59pm  onThursday, Dec 10

Homework:

  • Optionally due: upload re-revised Rhetorical Analysis and/or Literacy Narrative to your OneDrive folder by Tuesday, Dec 15, enclosed with a writer’s letter as the first page of the document