Class Date In Class Work Reading/Writing Due
Thursday,

Aug. 27th

Introductory session on zoom, review of course website and plan for upcoming sessions N/A
Tuesday,

Sept 1st

Meet on Zoom 

Read “What if 2020 isn’t cancelled?” by Leslie Dwight

Review course website, Complete syllabus quiz before class

Make sure you have a gmail account, and are signed up at Blogs@Baruch.

Thursday,

Sept 3rd

Write your introductory blog post by the end of the class period Send professional email by start of class time
Tuesday,

Sept 8th

Rhetorical Triangle Lesson over zoom

Groups analyze ads on youtube to identify the use of ethos, pathos, and logos in each. 

Groups then analyze a short text.

 

Read this site on the rhetorical triangle

And review the three versions of the comic strip here, to see which part of the triangle is focused on in each one.

Thursday,

Sept 10th

Blog post # 2 due by end of class period Listen to “The Influence You Have” podcast and work on blog post

Read poem “Enemies” by Wendell Berry 

Tuesday,

Sept 15th

Planning first essay

Read poem “won’t you celebrate with me?” by Lucille Clifton

Listen to “The Global Effect of George Floyd” podcast 
Thursday,

Sept 17th

Blog post # 3 due by end of class period Read “Shitty First Drafts” by Anne Lamott

Outline of personal essay due (share through google docs)

Tuesday,

Sept 22th

Peer review on zoom + google docs

Read poem “Self And Society” by Saraswathih Harigovindan

Personal Narrative draft due (1,000 words minimum—share through google docs)
Thursday,

Sept 24th

Blog post # 4 due by end of class period Read “To Fight the Coronavirus, you need an army” 

Listen to “Hotel Corona” podcast

Tuesday,

Sept 29th (NO CLASS—CLASSES FOLLOW A MONDAY SCHEDULE)

Thursday,

Oct 1st

Virtual Museum Tour. Choose an exhibition from the NY Historical Society to visit with your peer group before next Tuesday

Answer questions provided in handout and prepare to discuss the exhibit you visited in Tuesday’s zoom class

Personal Narrative Final Draft Due (share through google docs)
Tuesday,

Oct 6th

Summary vs. Analysis Lesson + activities

Discussion of second essay

Read this site and think about which of the theories make the most sense to you and why. 
Thursday,

Oct 8th

Blog post # 5 due by end of class period Read “Asian Americans Are Still Caught in the Trap of the ‘Model Minority’ Stereotype. And It Creates Inequality for All”

 

Tuesday,

Oct 13th

Thesis Statements Workshop Reading on Thesis statements:

Reading 1

Reading 2

Thursday,

Oct 15th

Blog post # 6 due by end of class period

Read poem “America” by Walt Whitman

Read poem “Let America be America Again” by Langston Hughes

Read this piece on the contradictions of American Individualism

Rubric formation activity

Tuesday,

Oct 20th

Peer Review on zoom + google docs First draft of Analytical Essay Due
Thursday,

Oct 22nd

Paragraphs as a unit of writing. Topic sentences, supporting points.

Blog post # 7 due by end of class period

Review this tutorial on plagiarism

then take this plagiarism quiz from Cornell (click the “guest” option)

And this one from Turnitin

Tuesday,

Oct 27th

Guest Speaker!
Thursday,

Oct 29th

Blog post # 8 due by end of class period Read or listen to “My Mother’s Dreams for Her Son, and All Black Children”
Tuesday,

Nov. 3rd

Election Day! Please Vote!

Students present essays (5 mins each over Zoom)

Read poem “We Lived Happily During the War” by Ilya Kaminsky

Final Draft of Analytical Essay Due—1,200 words minimum (shared through google docs)
Thursday,

Nov. 5th

Blog post # 9 due by end of class period Watch “Want a more just world? Be an unlikely ally”

Listen to “The Air We Breathe: Implicit Bias And Police Shootings” podcast

Send three research paper topics in an email and explain why you want to write about them.

Tuesday,

Nov. 10th

Library Session Choose your topic and begin researching through google scholar and the library database
Thursday,

Nov. 12th

Blog post # 10 due by end of class period Watch Trevor Noah clip on George Floyd and society as a contract

Watch I am Not Your Negro documentary (available on Netflix and youtube )

Send five sources for your final paper (title and link) by email

Tuesday,

Nov. 17th

Discussion of annotated bibliographies

Begin writing annotations in class

Read about annotated bibliographies here
Thursday,

Nov. 19th

Annotated Bibliographies due by end of class (shared through google docs)
Tuesday,

Nov. 24th

Peer review on zoom + google docs First Draft of Research Essay due (1,500 word minimum)
Thursday,

Nov. 26th NO CLASS—THANKSGIVING

Tuesday,

Dec. 1st

Individual meetings to discuss papers
Thursday,

Dec. 3rd

Individual meetings to discuss papers Watch “What Reading Slowly Taught me About Writing”:
Tuesday,

Dec. 8th

Final class zoom call
Thursday,

Dec. 10th

FINAL CLASS

Class reflections posted on blog + evaluations through CunyFirst Final Essays Due (share through Google Docs)