Course Calendar

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TENTATIVE CLASS CALENDAR

Week 1

January 9 – 10 

  • Read Syllabus Online via Moodle

Week 2

January 13 – 17 

  • 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

READING: Ch. 2 of R&WAL


Week 3

January 20 – 24 

  • 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 4

January 27 – 31

  • Go over Tattler articles
  • 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, Jan. 31 by 11:59 PM via Moodle


Week 5

February 3 – 7

  • 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 6

February 10 – 14

  • 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. 14 by 11:59 PM via Moodle


Week 7

February 17 – 21

  • Discuss Writing Workshop process
  • Begin process of Writing Workshop 1: Introduction

Report 3 Due Friday, Feb. 21 by 11:59 PM via Moodle 

Draft of Writing Workshop 1 Due at Midterm Conference in Week 8 (submitted to Moodle by Sunday, Feb. 23 by 11:59 PM)


Week 8

February 24 – 28

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

Week 9

March 2 – 7

  • 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. 8 via Moodle


SPRING BREAK

March 9 – 13


Week 10

March 16 – 20

  • 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 23 – 27

  • 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

March 30 – April 3

  • 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

CALA-BASH WEEK

Draft of Writing Workshop 3 Due by Sunday, Apr. 5 via Moodle


Week 13

April 6 – 10

  • 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. 12 via Moodle


Week 14

April 13 – 17

  • 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 20 – 24 

Research Paper Rough Drafts submitted to Moodle by 11:59 PM on Sunday, Apr. 19

Research Paper Final Drafts submitted to Moodle by 11:59 PM on Sunday, Apr. 26


Week 16

April 27 – May 1

FINAL EXAMINATIONS

Portfolios DUE