Fall 2000--Sandra Jamieson.
Class meetings: Tues., & Thurs. 11:50-1:05. 205 Embury -- Networked Writing Classroom.
Office hours: Mon 2:00-4:00, Tues. 10:00-11:00, Thur. 2:00-5:00: S.W.Bowne 118.
Telephone: Office: x3499. Home: 908-757-1051 (please call between 10 am and 9 pm only!).
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English 1-A listserve: engl1A_004@courses.Drew.edu
Homework: Write up your answers to interview to be presented in class Thursday.
Write an e-journal entry on this process. (To read more about e-journals click here.) Was it easy? What did you learn about yourself/other people in this process?
Sept. 7 (Thur): Discussion about
trust and peer response. (Check out the basic
ground rules for the class. What should we add?) Students
present their interviews to class.
(Thur.): Paper 1 due in class today.
Discussion of thesis, introduction, and topic sentences. Creation of a
revising outline from these aspects of the paper. Working in your interview
pairs, review these aspects in each other's drafts of the paper due today
(underline the thesis and the topic sentences or add them, and trace the
connections between topic sentences and the thesis).
(Fri.): Write an e-journal entry
in which you do the following: reread your e-journal response from
last Thursday (7th) and analyze the story you told of persuasion using
the principles of ethos, logos, and pathos. Write
another entry exploring the persuasive strategies you used the most the
time you were successful. Finally, offer an assessment of what you can
learn from this analysis.
Sept. 20-22 (Wed.-Fri.): Conferences with the professor (the list of times will be posted on my office door. Don't forget--and don't be late)
Sept. 21 (Thur): Hand
in your notes on the film. Discuss Tuesday night's film and
the issue of propaganda and politics. Consider the stasis questions
and the ways we can use them to reason through an issue.
Sept. 26 (Tue.): Hand
in your notes on the ER reading.
Discuss value claims and make a class-generated topoi about the issue of
tradition, the rights of ethnic groups, the environment, hunting, etc.
Introduce paper #2, a content analysis (what happened?). You
may explore this question in relation to the two Downward
Spiral Films you have seen or in relation to any relevant Multicultural
Awareness Week panels, films, or lectures (note the plural form here--you'll
need more than one lecture or film). Use the stases and/or topoi
to help you generate ideas for this paper.
Sept. 28 (Thur): No
class today. Come and see me in my office if you have questions about
the paper or your writing in general.
Oct. 5 (Thur): BRING
YOUR COMPUTER, NETWORK CABLE, AND POWER CABLE TO CLASS TODAY.
Project #4 (for Folder #4, due November 7).
Project #5 (for Folder #5, due November 9).
In class I'll be divide students into teams of three for projects 4 and 5. General discussion of the assignments and brief analysis of a website using the analytical tools students will use for project #3.
Write an e-journal entry about the electronic democracy project. What are your initial responses to it?
Oct. 10 (Tue.): Reading day--no class.
Homework: Read Elements of Reasoning (ER) pp. 95-109 (Chapter 6: "Values"). Make notes and bring them to class Thursday. (You'll need them for paper #3, so I won't collect them until I collect Folder #3.) Keep checking those resources and posting to the candidate log!!
Write an e-journal entry assessing how well you used the reading days. Did they help you? Should we have more reading days?
Oct. 12 (Thur): BRING
YOUR COMPUTER, NETWORK CABLE, AND POWER CABLE TO CLASS. Discussion
of the Stases of Definition and Value and how they relates to the electronic
democracy project and your third paper. In class, work
with your team members on the log, or alone on your website analysis.
Oct. 17 (Tue.): BRING YOUR COMPUTER, NETWORK CABLE, AND POWER CABLE TO CLASS. Paper #3 due in class today. Peer revision using the K:/ Drive and the guidelines developed in class on October 3rd. Check the guide to editing using Wordperfect to remind you how you do this (available only on campus.) Discussion of any problems any group has encountered. Discussion of mid-term portfolio, due by 5 pm on Friday October 20. Sign up for appointments to pick up and discuss the portfolios on October 24, 25, or 26th.
Homework: Revise paper #3 based on the feedback you received in class today. Continue reviewing your sources and posting to the listserve and your progress log. Read all of the postings ready for class on Thursday and take notes so that you will be able to refer to them. I may ask to collect those notes in class Thursday.
Write an e-journal entry in response to the electronic democracy project. How do you like it so far? Should it be continued? What have you learned? How do you feel about this new knowledge?
Oct. 19 (Thur): BRING
YOUR COMPUTER, NETWORK CABLE, AND POWER CABLE TO CLASS. Folder
#3 due in class today (the paper, your drafts and peer response,
a clean copy of the draft you bought to class Tuesday, your notes, your
prewriting, your revising outline, and your and all e-journal entries I
haven't seen yet in a manilla folder) Discussion of
the rhetorical strategies the candidates have used in their campaigns.
Review of the candidate logs so far, and discussion of the topics that
each candidate seems to be addressing. Three of these will be the topics
for in-class debates to be held on October 31 and November 2. Discussion
of the debates and the ways teams will organize for them.
Oct. 20 (Friday): Your mid-term portfolio is due at the English Office by 5 pm today
Oct. 24-26: come to my office to collect and discuss your mid-term portfolio and your progress so far. The sign-up list will be posted on my office door in case anyone forgets what time they signed up for!
Oct. 24 (Tue.): No
class today. Meetings with me to collect and discuss your midterm
portfolios and your progress in the course so far.
Oct. 26 (Thur): Discussion
of "Procedure and Proposals" and "Becoming a Citizen Critic" and the ways
we can solve problems and persuade others to act in specific ways.
Discussion of the in-class debates. Each political group will present the
argument of its candidate on one of the three topics we select on October
19 with the goal of persuading the other students to vote for the candidate.
Your task here is to achieve effective persuasion using the strategies
of argumentation learned so far in this class--regardless of how you really
feel about the candidate.
attention to logic and diversions of reasoning (also known as logical fallacies).
Don't fall into any of these traps in your debate papers!
Nov. 2 (Thur): In-class debate,
teams 3 and 4.
Nov. 7 (Tue.): Election Day. If you are eligible to vote, don't forget to do it!
Folder #4 due in class today (includes the candidate log, your collaborative introduction, and a sealed envelope from each team member with a paragraph about who did the most work for the project and what the team might have done to strengthen its work. Finally, estimate the percentage of the work that each member did.)
Discussion of the importance of sentence structure and punctuation to help us achieve the ethos we desire and to help our audience understand what we are saying. Revise unpunctuated sentences. Discuss. Then work on "Dear John" letter in pairs. Read and discuss "Man on Death Row" article.
Homework: Work on revising your paper for Folder #5, due on November 9.
Revise your paper based on the discussion in class and make it beautiful. Pay especial attention to paragraph development. Final paper and all prewriting, drafts and peer revisions due in class Tuesday.
If you voted today, write an e-journal entry on how it felt. If you didn't, watch the election coverage on t.v. and write an e-journal entry on your reaction to how your chosen candidate did
NOTE: On November 8, the anniversary of Kristallnacht, Drew will host a one day conference: "The Uses and Abuses of Language in Holocaust/Genocide: Facing a Challenge Still With Us Today." This conference will pick up on some of the themes in the film series and discusses some crucial aspects of language. If you would like to attend one or more sessions at this conference, let me know. (Yes, you can write an ejournal article on this.)
Nov. 9 (Thur): BRING YOUR COMPUTER, NETWORK CABLE, AND POWER CABLE TO CLASS.
Folder #5 due in class today (the final draft of the paper, your notes, prewriting, drafts, and peer revisions--make sure that you correctly cite all sources--and all e-journal entries I haven't seen yet).
Introduction of the next topic (on which you will write paper #6). The class will choose between free speech on the internet and the protection of property on the Internet. Explore relevant websites once a decision has been made.
Homework: Continue to explore websites--find the most shocking/blatent/surprising and bookmark them.
Consult the web page for the Free Speech On-Line Campaign and consider the arguments made there. Write an e-journal entry on your response to the page and any ways that it might influence your paper.
Nov. 14 (Tue.): BRING YOUR COMPUTER, NETWORK CABLE, AND POWER CABLE TO CLASS. Show us the websites you found over the weekend! In-class writing. An argument about free speech on the Internet/property rights. Four teams of three (new teams), two proposing that the internet be limited, two proposing that it remain unlimited. List topoi and write a rationale for each. I will collect these at the end of class.
Homework: Read ER pp.32-46 (bottom of the page).
Write an e-journal entry in response to websites we viewed in class today. Were you surprised by them? Concerned? Entertained? What do you think of your classmate's reactions? Do you think anyone would have reacted differently if we hadn't been viewing them in class?
(Thur): Discussion of Tuesday's reading and ways you can use
induction, deduction, or the Toulmin model to help structure an argument.
Nov. 21 (Tue.): BRING YOUR COMPUTER, NETWORK CABLE, AND POWER CABLE TO CLASS.
Paper 6 due in class today. General discussion of the ways that structure and logic enhance ethos and logos. Review of the diversions of reasoning and how to avoid them. Peer review of papers in class using the K:/ Drive.
Homework: Revise the paper using the discussion in class and the peer response you received in class today. Due on November 27 in Folder #6.
Wed 22-Sunday 26 Thanksgiving recess -- no
Nov. 27 (Tue.):
#6 due in class today (your final
draft, your rough drafts and all of your notes, peer revisions, the outline
you made, the topoi from class, etc. and all e-journal entries I haven't
Nov. 30 (Thur): BRING
YOUR COMPUTER, NETWORK CABLE, AND POWER CABLE TO CLASS. In class
peer response to issues discussed in class Tuesday and also to paragraphs
(see The Longman Writer's Companion p.30-39). Check the guide
to editing using Wordperfect to remind you how you do this (available
only on campus).
Dec. 5 (Tue.): Folder #7 due in class today (your final draft, your notes, drafts, and peer responses, and all e-journal entries I haven't seen yet). Discussion of sentence structure. Select the best and worst sentences from your paper, write them out, and fix the worst ones. Discussion of best examples. General discussion of the final portfolio, the preface essay, and the process of grading for this course.
Homework: Reread all of the work you have done this semester and write an analysis of the progress you see, the things you still need to work on, and the piece of work of which you are most proud. This is Paper #8. Your thesis will be a general statement about yourself as a writer, and you will use your work as evidence to support your claim. This paper will be the preface for your final portfolio due at 5 pm Friday.
Dec. 7 (Thur): Last class. Final
discussion of paper #8 and the final portfolio (due Friday). Evaluations
of the course, and of yourself. Sign up for appointments to collect
portfolio and final grade.
Dec. 8 (Fri.):
portfolio due at 5 pm tonight (containing
a clean copy of three papers you have written for this class this semester.
#8 is the preface to the portfolio and should be placed at the
beginning after the table of contents and the acknowledgments page).
Dec. 12-14 (Tue-Thur): Appointments to collect your final portfolio and grade from my office. Don't forget to grade yourself!
12 - 13 Reading days
14 - 20 final exam period
Have a great break.