Schedule

ENG2100: Writing 1

Week 1

Wednesday, Aug 25

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:

Monday, Aug 30

Agenda:

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

Homework:

Week 2

Wednesday, Sept 1

Agenda

Homework:

Week 3: No classes

Week 4

Monday, Sept 13

Agenda:

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

Homework:

  • Read model literacy narratives from S2 of JTC (pp. 24-26; pp. 85-92)
  • Read “We,” Jorie Graham
  • Due: post Hypothesis annotations to poem
  • Due: post your completed literacy narrative brainstorm to course blog by end of week (worksheet posted in #assignments channel)

Wednesday, Sept 15: No class

  • NB: office hours still in session

Week 5

Monday, Sept 20

Agenda:

  • Discuss model literacy narratives from JTC
  • Discuss and respond to annotations on Graham poem
  • Debrief on literacy narrative brainstorms and discuss rough draft

Homework:

  • Read from S2 of JTC (pp. 34-46)
  • Participate in Zach’s office hours at least once
  • Due: post first draft of literacy narrative to #docs channel of your writing group
    • NB: if your first draft remains a work in progress, then that’s fine!

Wednesday, Sept 22

Agenda:

  • Conduct written and oral peer review members of your group

Homework: 

  • Finish peer-review activities from class
  • Read from S2 of JTC (pp. 27-33)
  • Read “Revising Attitudes,” Brock Dethier
  • Revise and submit your paper (due in one week)

Week 6

Monday, Sept 27

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, Mon, Sept 29, posted to submission portal, with your writer’s letter published to our course blog

Wednesday, Sept 29

Agenda:

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

Homework:

Week 7

Monday, Oct 4

Agenda:

  • Discuss readings
  • Break into writing groups to answer questions in response to Bitzer reading

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

Wednesday, Oct 6

Agenda

  • Discuss readings
  • Present on self-chosen rhetorical artifacts
  • Reply to pre-class annotations posted by two different peers

Homework:

  • Read and annotate “Vantage,” Natasha Trethewey (image link)
  • Read and annotate “Declaration,” Tracy K. Smith (image link)
  • Due: conduct a rhetorical analysis of “Vantage” or “Declaration,” paying careful attention to the historical image invoked by the speaker of the poem; compose your analysis as a blog post & publish to our course site by class time on Oct 13

Week 8

Monday, Oct 11: No class

  • Homework: begin thinking about your rhetorical analysis piece

Wednesday, Oct 13

Agenda: Class cancelled

Homework:

  • Respond to annotations and comment on blog posts

Week 9

Monday, Oct 18

Agenda:

Homework: 

  • Read sample student analysis paper linked in #announcements channel
  • Read from S4 of JTC: “What’s the Point? Finding and Developing a Thesis in Analysis Genres” (p. 114-120)

Wednesday,  Oct 21

Agenda

  • Discuss sample analysis paper
  • Overview rhetorical analysis description, suggested pairings, and grading criteria
  • Lecture on paragraph writing for argumentative writing genres

Homework:

  • Draft the controlling idea and prevailing argument of your prospective analysis paper in no less than 100 words

Week 10

Monday, Oct 25

Agenda: 

  • Discuss and peer review drafts of controlling idea and prevailing argument for analysis paper
  • Engage in studio time to expand rhetorical analysis paper
  • Participate in one-on-one conferences with Zach as needed

Homework:

  • Due: write and post 400-500 words of your analysis paper to #docs channel of your writing group, including your introduction and 1-2 body paragraphs

Wednesday, Oct 27

Agenda

  • Peer review draft of introduction and body paragraph(s) of analysis paper
  • Engage in studio time to expand rhetorical analysis paper
  • Participate in one-on-one conferences with Zach as needed

Homework

  • DUE: Revised draft of the Rhetorical Analysis paper uploaded to the submission portal at any point during the floating deadline (Nov 1 – Nov 5 by midnight)

Week 11

Monday, Nov 1

Agenda: 

  • Discuss background in research and writing practices
  • Engage in free-write on research methods and questions/goals

Homework:

  • Read from S5 of JTC (pp. 145-150; 189-195)
  • Brainstorm preliminary ideas for researched argument by reading and reviewing the Stasis Theory Worksheet

Wednesday, Nov 3

Agenda:

  • Discuss readings and research outlooks
  • Overview primary and secondary sources
  • Discuss categories of stasis theory in light of analysis paper

Homework:

Week 12

Monday, Nov 8

Agenda:

  • Discuss readings
  • Respond to annotations
  • Comment on Stasis Theory blog posts

Homework:

  • Read from S5 of JTC (160-166)
  • Due: annotate an excerpt from “Sampling the Research Process” in which you (a) share a link to your source and (b) reflect on how & why you came to choose that source in particular
    • NB: enable our Hypothesis group and scroll down the page to check out my sample annotation for more context

Wednesday, Nov 10

Agenda:

  • Discuss reading
  • Respond to and discuss annotations
  • Introduce RefAnnBib assignment

Homework:

  • Read from S5 of JTC (pp. 167-188)
  • Due: Publish your first RefAnnBib entry to our course blog under the “research” category; include your bibliographic entry, keywords, précis, and reflection
  • Suggested reading via Purdue OWL: Organizing Your Argument

Week 13

Monday, Nov 15

Agenda:

  • Discuss readings
  • Comment on blog posts

Homework:

  • Read from S5 of JTC (pp. 195-209)
  • Due: Publish your second RefAnnBib entry to our course blog under the “research” category; include your bibliographic entry, keywords, précis, reflection, and quotables

Wednesday, Nov 17

Agenda:

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

Homework:

  • DUE: (4) RefAnnBib entries by class time on Mon, Nov 22, uploaded to submission portal as “YourLastName-RefAnnBib.docx”

Week 14

Monday, Nov 22

Agenda

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

Homework

  • In no more than 280 characters, or the length of a tweet, draft an informal elevator pitch on what you currently believe to be the prevailing idea or argumentative focus driving your research process; share your elev. pitch in the #freewrites channel by class time
  • Find 1-2 peer-reviewed articles using databases via the Newman Library; share the link(s) with your writing group, identify which database & search queries you used to find it, and free-write on what drew you to it in the first place
    1. NB: JSTOR & OneSearch will be good starting points

Wednesday, Nov 24

Agenda

  • Discuss updated description of researched argument paper
  • Share elevator pitches; discuss peer-reviewed sources in groups

Homework

  • Expand on your elevator pitch by drafting the first paragraph of your researched argument (~150 words); share that draft with your group

Week 15

Monday, Nov 29

Agenda

Homework

  • Revise your introduction; compose at least two body paragraphs for the first draft of your research paper (~300 words)
  • Annotate this guide identifying how two excerpts that strike you as insightful ways to organize body paragraphs within your researched argument

Wednesday, Dec 1

Agenda

  • Peer review draft of body paragraph(s) and revised intro with writing group
  • Workshop on source integration and evidence development

 Homework

  • Work toward the complete first draft of your researched argument paper
  • Optionally due: upload re-revised Rhetorical Analysis and/or Literacy Narrative to the submission portal by Dec 20, enclosed with a writer’s letter as the first page of the document

Week 16

Monday, Dec 6

Agenda

  • Peer review drafts of researched argument
  • Reflective writing activity on research writing process

Homework: 

  • Due: share either a half draft or rough draft of your Researched Argument project with your group by class time on Wednesday, Dec 8
  • Optionally due: upload re-revised Rhetorical Analysis and/or Literacy Narrative to the submission portal by Dec 20, enclosed with a writer’s letter as the first page of the document

Wednesday, Dec 8

Agenda:

  • Conduct oral and written peer review of your first draft
  • Redraft and revise your researched argument in class

Homework: 

  • Optionally due: upload re-revised Rhetorical Analysis and/or Literacy Narrative to the submission portal by Dec 20, enclosed with a writer’s letter as the first page of the document

Week 17

Monday, Dec 13  (Last Day of Class)

Agenda:

  • Writing 1 Jeopardy!
  • DUE: Researched Argument uploaded to your submission portal, with your accompanying writer’s letter published to our course blog, by 11:59pm on Dec 18

Homework:

  • Optionally due: upload re-revised Rhetorical Analysis and/or Literacy Narrative to the submission portal by Dec 20, enclosed with a writer’s letter as the first page of the document