Course Calendar

 

WEEK 1

January 14 – 18

  • General introduction and syllabus review
  • Discuss basic use of Graphic Novels
  • Begin looking at What a Graphic Novel is?
  • Assign and Discuss Ch. 1 of R&WAL
  • Assign Ch. 2 for Reading

WEEK 2

January 21 – 25

  • MLK DAY – NO CLASS
  • Discuss Ch. 2 of R&WAL
  • Assign Report 1 and Discuss in Class
  • Assign and Discuss Ch. 3 of R&WAL
  • Look into Topics, Thesis Questions, and Thesis Statements.
  • Set Up Group Projects and Responsibilities

WEEK 3

January 28 – February 1

  • Provide example and discuss process, practice process.
  • Go over Tattlerarticles
  • Assign Report 2 and Discuss in Class
  • Discuss Summary and Analysis process, apply to Research Paper
  • Look at research process.
  • Assign and Discuss Ch. 4 of R&WAL

Report 1 Due Friday, Feb. 1 by 11:59 PM via Moodle


WEEK 4

February 5 – 8

  • Talk about outlines and value to research process
  • Assign Report 3 and Discuss in Class
  • Talk about sources and where you should be conducting research
  • Develop a research plan and timeline
  • Talk about Report 2 expectations
  • Assign and Discuss Ch. 5 of R&WAL

 

WEEK 5

February 11 – 15

  • Talk progress on Report 2
  • In-class work day on revising and polishing Report 2 and working on Report 3
  • Dig further into Research Plan and process
  • Assign and Discuss Ch. 6 of R&WAL

Report 2 Due Friday, Feb. 8 by 11:59 PM via Moodle


WEEK 6

February 18 – 22

  • Discuss Writing Workshop process
  • Begin process of Writing Workshop 1: Introduction
  • 21 & 22 – Out of Town to Conference at Michigan State University

Draft of Writing Workshop 1 Due at Midterm Conference in Week 8 (submitted to Moodle by Sunday, Feb. 24 by 11:59 PM)

Report 3 Due Friday, Feb. 22 by 11:59 PM via Moodle


WEEK 7

February 25 – March 1

  • Midterm Meetings
  • Meet for one on one meetings about progress in course, will receive feedback onWriting Workshop 1from me.

WEEK 8

March 4 – 8

  • Begin process of Writing Workshop 2: Background
  • Review how Writing Workshop process should work
  • Dig into how you should outline and pursue the construction of your argument
  • Discuss Research principles and changes
  • Look at MLA Formatting some more
  • Assign and Discuss Ch. 7 of R&WAL 

Draft of Writing Workshop 2 Due by Sunday, Mar. 10 via Moodle


SPRING BREAK

Week 9

March 11 – 15


 

WEEK 10

March 18 – 22

  • Begin process of Writing Workshop 3: Argument
  • Review of MLA formatting of Works Cited and In-text citations
  • Work on Writing Workshop 2
  • Assign and Discuss Ch. 8 and 9 of R&WAL

WEEK 11

March 25 – 29

  • In-Class discussion and feedback on Writing Workshop 2
  • Talk about approaches to Counter-Argument and Planting a Naysayer
  • Review and Discuss Conclusions
  • Discuss Peer Review Expectations

WEEK 12

April 1 – 5

  • In-Class discussion and feedback on Writing Workshop 3
  • Discuss Presentations for Final
  • Begin process of Writing Workshop 4: Counter-Argument
  • Review and Discuss Conclusions
  • Work on Presentations some as Reverse Outlining

Draft of Writing Workshop 3 Due by Sunday, Apr. 7 via Moodle


WEEK 13

April 8 – 12

  • More MLA review
  • Group Work Projects Work Day
  • Begin process of Writing Workshop 5: Conclusion and Works Cited Page
  • Revision Discussion
  • Revision Day for Projects

Draft of Writing Workshop 4 Due by Sunday, Apr. 7 via Moodle


WEEK 14

April 15 – 18

  • Research Paper Rough Drafts returned with comments
  • Discuss comments and needed changes
  • Revision Checklist
  • Sign Up for Research Presentation slots for Week 15

Peer Review of Rough Draft of Research Paper, In-Class


WEEK 15

April 22 – 26

Research Paper Rough Drafts submitted to Moodle by 11:59 PM on Sunday, Apr. 21 

Research Paper Final Drafts submitted to Moodle by 11:59 PM on Sunday, Apr. 28


WEEK 16

April 29 – May 3

  • Research Presentations

 

 

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