|SES #||ACTIVITIES||KEY DATES|
Overview of course; what and why of assignments
Academic and Professional Writing: audience and purpose.
Writing task in class.
Homework: Read student definitions
Defining a term for a general audience Word choice/tone.
Adjective clauses and punctuation
In-class work on definition
Homework: Write Extended Definition
Homework: Read about resumes and cover letters (please see the "Resumes and Cover Letters" section in lecture notes).
|Extended Definition (2 pages) due in class (bring 3 copies) - Peer Review|
Resumes and cover letters: cultural differences
Strategies for cover letters
Homework: Pick up Career Development Workbook (PDF - 2.2 MB) in the Career Center. Find a job description/internship position for which you can apply online or in print - bring 2 copies to class.
Workshop: Issues from Definition Papers
Homework: Read/Critique student resume and cover letter samples
|Copies of Job Description/Internship Position due in class (2 copies)|
Discuss student samples in class
Workshop on resumes and cover letters
Clarity: using active voice, verbs
Conciseness: eliminating excess
|Resume and Cover Letter due in
class (3 copies) - Peer Review
Overview of Research Paper
Place/purpose of literature review
Paraphrase and Summary - work in class.
Citing sources - styles. Decide which style you wish to use.
Homework: Read "The Upside of Gentrification."
Discuss "The Upside of Gentrification" in groups.
Verbs of reporting, agreeing, disagreeing.
Quoting vs. paraphrasing.
Homework: Write Summary and Critique Paper
Introduction to Proposals.
Homework: Read about proposals (please see the "Writing a Proposal" section in lecture notes)
|Summary and Response Paper due in class (3 copies) - Peer Review|
Proposal Memos: form and content
Discuss Student Proposals
Homework: Write Proposal Memo with References page.
|12||Workshop: Issues from Summary/Response Papers.||Proposal Memos due in class (3 copies) - Peer Review/Edit|
|13||Abstracts and Introductions: 3-move strategy again|
Workshop: Issues from Proposals.
Homework: Read about abstracts and introductions (please see "Abstracts and Introductions" section in lecture notes).
Discuss Student abstracts and introductions.
Citing sources: interior citations, notes, references page.
|16||Discussion||Abstracts and Introductions due in class (3 copies)|
Constructing an Outline
Homework: Read about articles (see articles in the "Clarity, Grammar, Punctuation" section in lecture notes)
|18||Articles workshop (a, an)||Outlines due in class (3 copies)|
|19||Discussion (cont.)||Portion of final paper due in class (3 copies)|
Focused work on drafts of final paper in class.
Workshop on issues from drafts.
|21-25||Individual conferences with students.|
|27||Presentations (cont.)||Final Paper and completed portfolio due in class|