Course Outline

Assignments

Post to the Blog

All assignments will be posted on the blog. All work will be submitted on the blog. No paper will be exchanged.

  1. The Assignments will be posted to pages you can access from the Assignments menu at the top of the blog.
  2. Every Assignment, major or minor, is identified with a number, beginning with A01.
  3. Exercises are not assignments; they are usually begun in class, often completed in class, and are not always numbered. They’re minor assignments, but required, and often used to determine absence or presence in class.

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Deadlines and Penalties

MIDNIGHT MON and MIDNIGHT WED.
Unless otherwise indicated in the official assignment, the deadline for “weekend assignments” is Monday just before midnight. The deadline for “midweek assignments” is just before midnight Wednesday.

Weekend Assignments:
For example, if an assignment is due before class TUE JAN 24,
the deadline for publishing your draft is 11:59PM MON JAN 23.

Midweek Assignments:
For example, if an assignment is due before class THU JAN 26,
the deadline for publishing your draft is 11:59PM WED JAN 25.

Penalties for late posting are as follows:

  • Early posts are eligible for early feedback before the first draft is graded.
  • On-time posts published before midnight or noon on the due date: Full Credit
  • 0-24. Posts published within 24 hours of the deadline: 10% Grade Penalty
  • 24-48. Posts published 24-48 hours late: 20% Grade Penalty
  • 48+. Posts published more than 48 hours late: Maximum grade 50 for a perfect essay (can’t pass regardless of quality)

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Assignments and Deadlines

Week 1

TUE JAN 17

Link to full Agenda
Agenda: Photos. Orientation to Course Blog and Syllabus.
Join Course Blog, Counterintuitive, with username and password.
Coursework: Preview Stone Money assignment

Home Reading
Agenda: Stone Money Source Material

THU JAN 19
Agenda: Photos. Orientation to Course Blog and Syllabus.
Join Course Blog, Counterintuitive, with username and password.
Coursework: Model Essays, Model Works Cited

Assignment: A01 Stone Money

Week 2

TUE JAN 24
Agenda.
Riddle: Are We Symmetrical ? Grade Levels. Grade Levels II.
Coursework: Stone Money Lecture/Discussion

THU JAN 26
Agenda. Link to Agenda.
Coursework. Bloated Paragraphs Exercise.
Coursework.
Visual Rhetoric, Moving Image
Work Due.
A01: Stone Money First Draft

Week 3

TUE JAN 31
Agenda. Link to Agenda.
Coursework. Purposeful Summary Lecture/Demo
Work Due. A02: Visual Rhetoric First Draft

THU FEB 02
Agenda: Link to Agenda
Coursework.
Lecture: Revision Strategies with Models
Work Due.
A03: Purposeful Summaries 3 Counterintuitive Topics

Week 4

TUE FEB 07
Agenda. Link to Agenda.
Coursework. Is PTSD Contagious? Lecture
Work Due. A04: Stone Money Rewrite

THU FEB 09
Agenda: Link to Agenda
Coursework.
In class writing exercise.
Work Due.
E03: Critical Analysis: Is PTSD Contagious?

Week 5

TUE FEB 14
Agenda. Link to Agenda.
Coursework. How to Open Lecture.
Work Due. A05: Research Proposal and First 5 Sources

THU FEB 16
Agenda: Link to Agenda
Coursework.
In class writing exercise.
Work Due.
E05: Open Strong

Week 6

TUE FEB 21
Agenda. Link to Agenda.
Coursework. Safer Saws Lecture.
Work Due. A06: Visual Rhetoric Rewrite

THU FEB 23
Agenda: Link to Agenda
Coursework. In class writing exercise.
Work Due.
E05: The Missing Dollar Post

Week 7

TUE FEB 28
Agenda. Link to Agenda.
Coursework. Lecture Demo: The White Paper
Classwork. E07: Polio Notes
Work Due. E06: Safer Saws

THE MAR 02
Agenda: Link to Agenda
Coursework. Advertising Failure Lecture.
Classwork. E08: Counterintuitive Claims
Work Due.
Catch-up any missing assignments

Week 8

TUE MAR 07
Agenda. Link to Agenda.
Coursework. The Opposite of a Black Sneaker Lecture.
Work Due. Catch-up any missing assignments

THU MAR 09
Agenda: Link to Agenda
Coursework. In class writing exercise
Work Due.
A07: White Paper on your Research Topic


TUE MAR 14 NO CLASSES SPRING BREAK

THU MAR 16 NO CLASSES SPRING BREAK


Week 9

TUE MAR 21
Agenda. Link to Agenda.
Coursework. Lecture/Demo: Research Tips
Work Due. A08: Definition Argument First Draft

THU MAR 23
Agenda: Link to Agenda
Coursework. Lecture/Demo: Causal Arguments
Work Due.
In-class Exercise Notes on “Research Tips”

Week 10

TUE MAR 28
Agenda. Link to Agenda.
Coursework. Nuclear Power Rebuttal Lecture.
Work Due. A09: Causal Argument First Draft

THU MAR 30
Agenda: Link to Agenda
Coursework. In class writing exercise
Work Due. 

Week 11

TUE APR 04
Agenda. Link to Agenda.
Coursework. Coursework.
Work Due.  A10: Rebuttal Argument First Draft

THU APR 06
Agenda: Link to Agenda
Coursework. Coursework
Work Due. 
A11: Definition Argument Rewrite

Week 12

TUE APR 11
Agenda. Link to Agenda.
Coursework. In class writing exercise.
Work Due. A12: Causal Argument Rewrite

THU APR 13
Agenda: Link to Agenda
Coursework. Coursework
Work Due.
A13: Rebuttal Argument Rewrite

Week 13

TUE APR 18
Agenda. Link to Agenda.
Coursework. Coursework.

THU APR 20
Work Due. A10: Research Position Paper

Week 14

TUE APR 25
Agenda. Link to Agenda.
Coursework. Coursework.
Work Due. A11: Annotated Bibliography

THU APR 27  
Agenda. Link to Agenda
Coursework. Portfolio Double-check. Inventory the contents of all Portfolios to guarantee completeness and accuracy.
Work Due. A12: Self-Reflective Statement

Week 15

TUE MAY 02
Work Due. Completed Portfolio
Link to Portfolio Specifications

THU MAY 04
Portfolio Conferences

One Response to Course Outline

  1. davidbdale says:

    Link Portfolio Requirements to this semester’s blog.

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