21G.222 | Fall 2002 | Undergraduate
Expository Writing for Bilingual Students

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CLASS # READINGS / ACTIVITY HOMEWORK
1

  • Introduction to Course
  • Writing as Process
  • Rhetorical Differences Across Cultures
  • Academic Language
  • In-class writing: Favorite piece of music/song

  • Read “Impulse to Travel”
  • Buy portfolios, texts
2

  • Discuss “Impulse to Travel”
  • Descriptive language p. 24

  • Write one page on “Comfort Food”
  • Read “My Inner Shrimp”
3

  • Comfort Food due in class
  • Discuss “My Inner Shrimp”
  • Sentence variety: Coordination and Subordination
  • Punctuation: Commas

  • Read “Wait, You’re Not Chinese?” and “In Bed”
  • Buy non-fiction book
  • WW 1-2 sentences
4

  • WW 1-2 sentences due in class
  • Declare book choices
  • Return “Comfort Food”
  • Grammar/Mechanical Issues from your papers

5

  • Return “Comfort Food”
  • Pre-writing: Personal Essay

6

  • Personal Essay due in class
  • Begin Critical Review: purpose, goals
  • Brainstorm in class

  • Read student review in course packet, “Lives on the Fringes”
7

  • Discuss “Lives on the Fringes”
  • Writing summaries: Verb tenses

  • Read 30 pp. of your book
  • Write one-paragraph summary and one-paragraph reaction: What are the books strengths, weakness, so far?
  • WW 3-4 sentences
8

  • Summary and reaction paper due in class
  • WW 3-4 Sentences due in class

  • Read “Physical Presence” in course packet and do task on p. 34
  • Read in RFW on quoting, pp. 302-309; 402-408
  • Bring non-fiction book to class
9

  • Quoting from sources
  • In-class exercise on quoting

  • Read 70 pp. of your book
  • Mark sections with post-its
  • Write one critique paragraph: Focus on an aspect of the book, write a topic sentence, and develop the paragraph using a quote or other specific evidence.
10

  • Critique paragraphs due in class

11

  • WW 1-4 Quiz
  • Outlining critical review
  • Writing Introductions and Conclusions

  • Finish your book
  • WW 5-6 sentences
12

  • WW 5-6 sentences due in class

13

  • Critical Review due in class
  • Begin Position Paper/Argument

WW: Richek, Margaret Ann. World of Words: Vocabulary for College Students. 5th ed. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1999. (Do not use an earlier edition.)

RFW: Hacker, Diana. Rules for Writers. 4th ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2000.

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