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Bensen -1- Fall 2018

Calendar/Schedule of Assignments
(This schedule is subject to change.)

All reading assignments are due in the weeks they are listed on the schedule below. You
are responsible for completing all assigned readings prior to listening to or reading lectures
and prior to participating in weekly discussions/assignments. Each reading assignment is
identified in the “Readings” column.

Also note that assignment due dates are in the “Assignments” column.

Linked titles = electronic readings. Click on links to access and read articles.

Important Dates

August 24 Last day to schedule adjust


September 5 Last day to drop a class with a refund
October 26 Last day to withdraw from a class with a grade of W
December 10 Final Portfolio due by midnight

This schedule is subject to change.

Week/Date Readings Assignments


Week 1: 20 Aug Read: All items in the Week One Lecture Link button to begin 24 Aug: Academic Honesty
the English 111 course orientation Agreement
Read: Diagnostic Essay Assignment Guidelines 24 Aug: Original
Read: Pausch, “The Last Lecture Reprised” Introduction Discussion
Read: “Essay Formatting Guidelines” Board Post (DB)
(all above items are linked in Week One’s content folder)
Week 2: 27 Aug Note: Click on each linked title to access readings 27 Aug: Diagnostic Essay
27 Aug: Week 1 responses
Read: Consider Your Audience to two classmates’
Read: Consider Your Purpose introductions
Read: Consider Your Context 31 Aug: Week 2 Original
Read: Consider Your Voice, Tone, and Persona DB Posts
Read: Consider Your Media

Week 3: 3 Sep Read: Tuan, Space and Place, Chapter 1 (PDF linked in BB) 3 Sep: Week 2 DB
Read: Lack, “An Interview with Yi-Fu Tuan, Professor Emeritus, responses to two classmates
University of Wisconsin-Madison” (Requires MyReynolds 7 Sep: Week 3 Original DB
Username and Password to access)Read: Berne, “Where Nothing posts
Says Everything”
Read: Piper, “Remembering Water”

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Week/Date Readings Assignments


Read: Stegner, “The Sense of Place Create blog site with
About Page. See further
details in Week 3’s content
folder
Week 4: 10 Sep Read: “Effective Means for Writing a Paragraph” 10 Sep: Week 3 responses
Read: How to Write an Engaging Introduction to two classmates
Read: How to Write a Compelling Conclusion 12 Sep: S&P Blog Post
posted to your blog site by
midnight
14 Sep: Week 4 Original
DB posts
Week 5: 17 Sep No reading assigned. 17 Sep: Week 4 DB
responses to two classmates
This week is set aside to meet with your professor either face-to- 17-20 Sep: Complete draft
face or electronically to discuss and review a completed draft of of Space and Place essay
Space and Place essays. prior to scheduled
conference date.
See Week 5 content folder for conference schedule.

If you have not scheduled a conference date yet, contact your


instructor immediately.

Note: not participating in individual conference will result in a 10%


downgrading of your Space & Place Essay. Please contact your
instructor should you not be able to attend your conference.
Week 6: 24 Sep Read: UNC Writing Center “Film Analysis” 24 Sep: Final draft of S&P
Read: Roger Ebert Reviews (click on link to access and read Essay
reviews; try to find a review about the movie you will be 28 Sep: Original Week 6
evaluating) DB posts
Week 7: 1 Oct Read: “Using Introductory Tags in Research Writing” 1 Oct: Week 6 DB
Read: “Quoting in MLA” responses to two classmates
Read: “Summary: Using It Wisely” (Pay attention to the 3 Oct: Summary Blog Post
section titled, “But I’m Writing a Review! Don’t I Have to posted to your blog site by
Summarize”) midnight
Read: “Summarize and Paraphrase Sources” 5 Oct: Week 7 Original DB
Responses
Week 8: 8 Oct Read: Kaling, “Flick Chicks: A Guide to Women in the Movies” 8 Oct: Week 7 DB
Read: Denby, “Call the Doctor: Contagion” responses to at least two
Read: Denby, “Dream Factory: Inception” classmates
12 Oct: Week 8 Original
DB responses

Week 9: 15 Oct Read: “Peer Review” 15 Oct: Week 8 DB


Read: “Responding to Other People’s Writing” responses to two classmates
Read: “Document Review Guidelines” 17 Oct: Completed draft of
Critical Evaluation essay
19 Oct: Peer review
Note: not participating in peer review will result in a 10% responses.
downgrading of your Movie Review Essay. Please contact me
should you not be able to participate in peer review.
Week 10: 22 Oct Read: “Proposals” 22 Oct: Final revision of
Read: “Proposal Writing Basics” Critical Evaluation essay by
Read: Swift, “A Modest Proposal”(click on link to access and read midnight in Blackboard
essay)

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Week/Date Readings Assignments


Read: “Find Topic Ideas & Overview” 26 Oct: Week 10 Original
Read: “Refine a Topic” DB responses

Week 11: 29 Oct Read: “Module 3: Find Books” 29 Oct: Week 10 DB


Read: “Module 4: Find Articles” responses to at least two
classmates
31 Oct: Pitch Blog Post
posted to your blog site by
midnight.
2 Nov: Week 11 Original
DB responses
Week 12: 5 Nov Read: Baron, “Don’t Make English Official: Ban It Instead” 5 Nov: Week 11 DB
Read: Fish, “Who’s in Charge Here?” responses to at least two
classmates
Read: Singer, “The Singer Solution to World Poverty” 9 Nov: Week 12 Original
Read: Pollock, “You Say You Want a Resolution?” DB responses

Week 13: 12 Nov Read: Heskamp, “15 Words You Should Eliminate from Your 12 Nov: Week 12 DB
Vocabulary to Sound Smarter responses to at least two
Review: “Document Review Guidelines” (click on link to access classmates
and read article) 14 Nov: Complete draft of
Modest Proposal for Peer
Note: not participating in peer review will result in a 10% Review Workshop
downgrading of your Modest Proposal. Please contact me should 16 Nov: Peer review
you not be able to participate in peer review. response letters in
Blackboard by midnight

~~ Fall Break: classes not in session 21-25 Nov ~~

Week 14: 26 Nov Read: “Delivering the Speech” 26 Nov: Final revision of
Read: “Speeches” Modest Proposal essay by
Watch: “Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are” midnight in Blackboard
30 Nov: Week 14 Original
DB responses

Week 15: 3 Dec No reading assigned. 3 Dec: Week 14 DB


Please follow instructions in Week 15’s DB forum for presenting. responses to at least two
Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions or for assistance. classmates
7 Dec: Presentations
Week 16/Finals No reading assigned 10 Dec: Week 15 responses
Week: 10 Dec Use final exam week to complete portfolios to at least two classmates’
presentations
12 Dec: Final reflective
portfolio in blog site by
midnight

Have a wonderful break!

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