Welcome to the website for Professor Libertz’s Writing 1 (ENG 2100) class! This website mostly houses the schedule along with links to some resources you might find usefu. Each date on the schedule contains: work due that day, topics for that lesson, and a link to the lesson plan (see below “Lesson Plans”).

Lesson Plans

To view the lesson plan for the day (and to access possible activities/links/etc. for that day’s lesson), click the date in the schedule to navigate to the lesson plan webpage (e.g., click “Thursday, August 25”). Lesson plans will be live by a few minutes before the beginning of class–though they may sometimes be live a few hours or a day earlier. Lesson plans are useful so you can follow along what is happening that day.

Week 1

Thursday, August 25

Reading/Writing/Other Due:

  • Read the syllabus and write down any questions for class.
  • Read the first draft of the Grading Contract and write down any questions for class.

Topic(s): syllabus, grading contract, CITI training setup, Labor Log and Worker’s Journal setup, Perusall setup with textbook

Week 2

Tuesday, August 30

Reading/Writing/Other Due:

  • Read Annotation Strategies Guidelines Handout
  • Submit Grading Contract Feedback / Learning Needs Survey
  • Watch Linguistics Facts Video
  • Read “Immigrant Can’t Write Poetry” by Wang Ping
  • Post at least two annotations
  • Keep up with your Labor Log

Topic(s): Annotating reading, language supremacy, language and relationship to knowledge, finalizing Grading Contract

Thursday, September 1

Reading/Writing/Other:

  • Read “How to Tame a Wild Tongue” by Gloria Anzaldúa
  • Post at least five annotations
  • Have your Thursday to Wednesday Labor Log completed
  • Write your weekly Worker’s Journal

Topic(s): language supremacy, language and knowledge, Information Literacy Narrative, CITI Training

Week 3

Tuesday, September 6

Reading/Writing/Other:

  • Read “Defining My Identity Through Language: What I Learned about Literacy Narratives” by Kim Liao
  • Post at least five annotations
  • Complete CITI Training; Upload CITI Training Certificate
  • Keep up with your Labor Log

Topic(s): literacy, Information Literacy Narrative, writing as a process

Thursday, September 8

Reading/Writing/Other:

  • Read “Shitty First Drafts” by Anne Lamott
  • Post at least three annotations
  • Have your Thursday to Wednesday Labor Log completed
  • Write your weekly Worker’s Journal

Topic(s): writing as a process, writing as a practice and writing sessions, work on a shitty first draft in class together, finding and evaluating information, using evidence from personal experience in writing

Week 4

Tuesday, September 13

Reading/Writing/Other:

  • Read “The Maker’s Eye: Revising Your Own Manuscripts” by Donald Murray
  • Post at least three annotations
  • Bring a “shitty first draft” of your Information Literacy Narrative to class
  • Have your Thursday to Wednesday Labor Log completed
  • Write your weekly Worker’s Journal

Topic(s): revision, finding and evaluating information, moving as fast as your readers in writing

Thursday, September 15

Reading/ Writing/Other:

  • Read “Responding–Really Responding–to Other Students’ Writing” by Richard Straub
  • Post at least five annotations
  • Have your Thursday to Wednesday Labor Log completed
  • Write your weekly Worker’s Journal

Topic(s): peer response, time management, information vs. data

Week 5

Tuesday, September 20

Reading/Writing/Other:

  • Write a full draft of your Information Literacy Narrative + Cover Letter
  • Read “What is Rhetoric?” by Seth Graves, Lucas Corcoran, and Lisa Blankenship
  • Post at least five annotations on “What is Rhetoric?”

Topic(s): peer response, reflection

Thursday, September 22

Reading/Writing/Other:

  • Read “Tools for Analyzing Texts” by Lisa Blankenship, Seth Graves, and Kate Eickmeyer
  • Post at least five annotations on “Tools for Analyzing Texts”
  • Write Assessment Letter to partner for their Information Literacy Narrative
  • Have your Thursday-Wednesday Labor Log completed
  • No Worker’s Journal this week

Topic(s): revision of Information Literacy Narrative, rhetoric, analysis vs. summary

Week 6

Tuesday, September 27 (no class)

Thursday, September 29 (no class)

Week 7

Tuesday, October 4 (no class)

Thursday, October 6

Reading/Writing/Other:

  • Read “Rhetorically Defining ‘Information’ For Designers and Technical Communicators: Transport, Institutional Shift, and Usability” by Patrick Love
  • Post at least five annotations
  • Have Labor Log updated since last update submitted on September 22
  • Write your weekly Writer’s Journal

Topic(s): Reading difficult material, re-reading, defining information, research project

Week 8

Tuesday, October 11

Reading/Writing/Other:

  • Re-read “Rhetorically Defining ‘Information’ For Designers and Technical Communicators: Transport, Institutional Shift, and Usability” by Patrick Love
  • Post at least one new annotation
  • Write your revised Information Literacy Narrative + Cover Letter

Topic(s): reading difficult writing, drafting, research project

Thursday, October 13

Reading/Writing/Other:

  • Read “Effectively and Efficiently Reading the Credibility of Online Sources” by Ellen Carillo and Alice Horning
  • Post at least five annotations
  • Have your Thursday-Wednesday Labor Log completed
  • Write your weekly Worker’s Journal

Topic(s): evaluating sources, lateral vs. vertical reading, rhetorical analysis, research project

Week 9

Tuesday, October 18

Reading/Writing/Other:

  • Read “Pants on Fire! On the Rhetoric of Fact-Checking in U.S. Political Culture” by Dana Cloud
  • Post at least five annotations

Topic(s): frame checking vs. fact checking, rhetoric and information/misinformation/disinformation, rhetorical analysis, research project

Thursday, October 20

Reading/Writing/Other:

  • Re-read “Pants on Fire! On the Rhetoric of Fact-Checking in U.S. Political Culture” by Dana Cloud
  • Post at least one new annotation
  • Have your Thursday-Wednesday Labor Log completed
  • Write your weekly Worker’s Journal

Topic(s): rhetorical analysis, drafting

Week 10

Tuesday, October 25

Reading/Writing/Other:

  • Read “Section 5: Introduction” by Seth Graves
  • Post at least three annotations
  • Read “The Research Process” by Seth Graves, Lucas Corcoran, and Kamal Belmihoub
  • Post at least three annotations

Topic(s): rhetorical analysis, drafting, research project, interview questions and observational techniques

Thursday, October 27

Reading/Writing/Other:

  • Read “Finding Evidence” by Andrea A. Lunsford and John J. Ruszkiewicz
  • Post at least five annotations
  • Have your Thursday-Wednesday Labor Log completed
  • Write your weekly Worker’s Journal

Topic(s): finding evidence, drafting, research project, interview questions and observational techniques

Week 11

Tuesday, November 1

Reading/Writing/Other:

  • Write Draft of Rhetorical Analysis + Cover Letter

Topic(s): peer response, research project, interview questions and observational techniques

Thursday, November 3

Reading/Writing/Other:

  • Re-read “Effectively and Efficiently Reading the Credibility of Online Sources” by Ellen Carillo and Alice Horning
  • Post at least one new annotation
  • Read “Questions to Consider as You Choose Sources” by Lisa Ede
  • Post at least one annotation
  • Have your Thursday-Wednesday Labor Log completed
  • Write your weekly Worker’s Journal

Topic(s): evaluating sources, reading vs. evaluating sources, research project, interview questions and observational techniques

Week 12

Tuesday, November 8

Reading/Writing/Other:

  • Transcription of Interview and/or Research Memo on Observation completed
  • Read “Using Sources” by Andrea A. Lunsford and John J. Ruszkiewicz
  • Post at least five annotations
  • Read “When Should I Quote, Paraphrase, or Summarize?” by Lisa Ede
  • Post at least one annotation

Topic(s): reading vs. evaluating sources, synthesizing sources, paraphrasing and quoting, research project

Thursday, November 10

Reading/Writing/Other:

  • Write Reflective Annotated Bibliography for at least two sources you may use in Research Project
  • Have your Thursday-Wednesday Labor Log completed
  • No Worker’s Journal entry this week

Topic(s): synthesizing sources, documentation styles, using primary and secondary sources together

Week 13

Tuesday, November 15

Reading/Writing/Other:

  • Read “Stasis Theory: Finding and Developing at Thesis in Argument Genres” by Lisa Blankenship
  • Post at least five annotations

Topic(s): synthesizing sources, quoting/paraphrasing/summarizing, stasis theory for developing argument

Thursday, November 17

Reading/Writing/Other:

  • Write a complete draft of your Research Project + Cover Letter
  • Keep up with Labor Log
  • No Worker’s Journal entry this week

Topic(s): quoting/paraphrasing/summarizing, stasis theory for developing argument

Week 14

Tuesday, November 22

Reading/Writing/Other:

  • Have your Labor Log completed for Thursday, November 11 to today for this week
  • Write Assessment Letter to your partner

Topic(s): research writing, thinking toward end of semester

Thursday, November 24 (no class)

Week 15

Tuesday, November 29

Reading/Writing/Other:

  • Read “Organizing Your Ideas” by Lisa Blankenship
  • Post at least five annotations

Topic(s): revising academic genres that utilize lots of research

Thursday, December 1

Reading/Writing/Other:

  • Read Reflection Assignment Guidelines
  • Have your Thursday-Wednesday Labor Log completed
  • Write your weekly Worker’s Journal

Topic(s): reflection

Week 16

Tuesday, December 6

Reading/Writing/Other:

  • Write another draft of Research Project

Topic(s): peer response, reflection

Thursday, December 8

Reading/Writing/Other:

  • Have your Thursday-Wednesday Labor Log completed
  • Write Worker’s Journal entry

Topic(s): reflection

Week 17

Tuesday, December 13

Reading/Writing/Other:

  • None

Topic(s): wrapping up

Last Projects Due

Tuesday, December 20

  • REQUIRED: Reflection Assignment (one of the two options)
  • OPTIONAL: Any grade boost assignments as explained on Grading Contract