EN 106 First Yr Wrtng Seminar II:Academic Research & Writing
F2V 2010 GO
Ramirez, Brandy R
M.A. in EnglishB.A. in English/Journalism minor
Oct. 18, 2010 - Dec. 12, 2010
7:35 - 10:05 PM
EN 105 or its equivalent
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Every course has a Core Assessment, which is one assignment given in all sections of the course. For En 106 the Core Assessment consists of one final-draft essay from each student’s portfolio, chosen by the student, plus a Reflective Essay. Written at the end of term, the Reflective Essay must describe in significant detail the student’s strengths and a discussion of opportunities for improvement as revealed in the complete portfolio. The reflective essay must also analyze the student’s overall development as a writer over the duration of the semester/term.
Although all students in all sections will present a portfolio that includes evidence of prewriting and multiple drafts, the Core Assessment will consist only of one final-draft essay and the Reflective Essay.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
All graded components of the course include detailed assignment descriptions and grading criteria.
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
1. Students who cannot make it to class should contact me by email or phone in case we have scheduled group work or peer reviews.
Habits of Mind of Academic Writers
Discussion over reading assignment
Approaching the Research Process: Planning and Exploration
The Observation Report
Assign: Observation Report
Assigned Reading: In Lunsford, "Writing." In Greene & Lidinsky, Ch. 7
Entering Academic Conversations
Read/Discuss: “Arts of the Contact Zone,” pp. 354-369.
Global Workshop: Observation Report
Assign: Summary over "Arts of the Contact Zone"
Asssigned Reading: In Lunsford, “MLA Manuscript Format,” “In-text Citations,” pp. 196-203; and “Taking Notes” and “Integrating Quotations, Paraphrases, and Summaries,” pp. 182-189.
Discussion and Practice: Summaries and paraphrases
Global workshop: Summary Draft 1
Local workshop: Observation Report
Assigned Reading: In Greene & Lidinsky, Ch. 4 & Ch. 5. In Lunsford, "Sentence Grammar"
Identifying Issues, Forming Questions, and Developing a Thesis
Discuss: Assigned reading: “Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong,” pp. 332-353.
Mini Grammar Lesson
Local workshop: Summary Draft 2
Editing workshop: Observation Report
Assigned Reading: In Lunsford, "Sentence Grammar".
Due: Final Draft of Observation Report
Exploration of three possible topics
Developing a Working thesis
Editing workshop: Summary Draft 3
Assigned Reading: In Greene & Lidinsky, Ch. 6. In Lunsford, “Research,” pp. 168-182; and “MLA Style, pp. 196-231.
Finding and Evaluating Sources
Evaluating reliable and unreliable sources
Discussion: Annotation techniques, Keeping a record of sources, plagiarism, research schedule, the Writer/Researcher’s Notebook
Discuss and assign: Annotated Bibliography
Assigned Reading: In Greene & Lidinsky, Ch. 9; Appiah, “Moral Disagreement,” pp. 378-389; and Foer, “How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization,” pp. 406-416. In Lunsford, “Language,” pp. 138-151.
Developing and Organizing Arguments
Practice and Discussion: Analyzing Argument: Rogerian and Toulmin argument
Global workshop: Annotated Bibliography
Assigned Reading: Article in Doc Sharing.
Discussion: Outlines, methods of development, facts, transitions, and commentary
Local workshop: Annotated Bibliography
Assigned Reading: In Greene & Lidinsky, Ch. 8 & Ch. 10. “Preparing to Write the Introduction…” (pp. 48-52).
Responding to and Revising Arguments
Due: Research paper discovery draft
Thurs. 11-25: Thanksgiving Holiday (will not meet in class)
Due: Annotated Bibliography
Due: Take home: Quiz 6
Local Workshop (email): Research Paper, Draft 2
Assigned Reading: In Reynolds & Rice, “Putting it Together” (pp. 40-47)
Proofreading and Editing
Discussion and practice: Grammar and Style, editing techniques
Final instructions on Portfolio and Writer/Researcher Notebook
Global and Local workshop: Summary/Abstract
Editing Workshop: Research Paper, Draft 3
Due: Research Paper, Final Draft
Editing Workshop: Summary/abstract
Assigned Reading: Short stories in Doc Sharing
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