​LaGuardia Community College Calendar



Week
DATE
WORK DUE/ AGENDA FOR THE DAY
HOMEWORK
REMINDERS
Week 1
M, 3/8
Fill out student questionnaire, Group introductions, distribute syllabus, go over course requirements and policies.
Create a wikispaces account and sign up for the group page for the class. (See Table of Contents and Instructions for Joining Wikispaces and Signing up for the Course Website.)

Read handout: Overview of the Writing Process. May also be found on the course website or at http://rwc.hunter.cuny.edu/reading-writing/on-line/process.html

Read handout “Introduction to Prewriting. This may also be found on the course website on “Writing Guide -- Introduction to Prewriting.”
All students who sign up for the course website before the second meeting of class will receive 10 EC points. All students who sign up by the first weekend, will receive no additional points, but neither will they be penalized. Students who fail to sign up for the course website by the third class meeting will lose ten points, and will continue losing ten points for every additional week they fail to sign up for the course website.
W, 3/10
Icebreaking activity

Review: Overview of the Writing Process and Prewriting (postponed)

Review: Criteria for the ACT and Scoring Explanations for the ACT. A Link to this has been provided on the course website: ENC/ACT – Scoring Guidelines

Write: Practice ACT / Diagnostic – 1 hour.
Read: Assignment for Paper #1: Literacy Snapshot Essay.

Write: Writers Log Entry #1 (WLE #1: “Encounters with the written Word”) This is the first of several prewriting assignments for Essay #1, so make sure you understand the assignment for Essay #1 before you tackle the Writing Log Entries.
—This and all other Writing Log Entries can be found in this handbook. See Table of Contents to locate assignments for Writing Log Entries.

Week 2
M, 3/15
Discuss: Prewriting, especially Clustering, listing, outlining, cubing. Also, brief discussion of Audience, purpose and voice and their importance to the prewriting/ discovery phase.

Write: WLE#2 (Part 1): “The Examined Life: Prewriting for Essay #1)

Return Practice ACT/ Diagnostic. Talk about the ACT. (Postponed)
Write: WLE #2, Part II
Read on Website: Writing
-- Paragraph Development.
Read on Website: Writing -- Claims, Claims, Claims
Essay #1, First Draft due for peer review 3/17*; (Second draft due to instructor 3/24; additional drafts/ revisions can be turned in any time, but no later than 3/17)
W, 3/17
Review: Paragraph Development and Claims, Claims, Claims

Due: Essay #1: Literacy Snapshot Essay. First Draft Due for Peer Review. We will work on peer reviews in class. Corbett will bring snacks

ACT: Distribute and Discuss ACT scoring criteria and sample essays
Write/ Revise Essay #1 based on Peer commentary and review. Second Draft Due 3/24.

Notice that you are given an entire week to revise an essay. I expect to see noble and noteworthy differences between your first and your second drafts. Seriously. Don’t waste the time you are given.

Read: Assignment for Essay #2 (in this handbook -- look in TOC for Essay Assignments or on Website: ENC101 Essay Assignments.) Just familiarize yourself with the assignment for Monday’s class.

Read on Handout (also on Website: Descriptive Writing (If handout, yes, you need to read both parts I and II)

Week 3
M, 3/22
Review: Descriptive Writing
Write: WLE #3: “Writing a Descriptive Essay – Planning”

Read: "Annotating a Text" Handed out in Class.

Read: "The Wiki Project" handed out in class

W, 3/24
Due: Essay #1 Second Draft Due to Instructor with Literacy Snapshot Postwrite #1. Postwrites can be found on the website (see table of contents) or in the course handbook (just rip it out) but make sure you staple it securely to your essay. You must complete the Literacy Snapshot Postwrite #1 and include with second draft. I will not accept papers that do not include all of the following, in this order:
Second draft of Literacy Snapshot Essay, Postwrite #1, First Draft, Peer Review Sheet.

Work on "Annotating and Analyzing a Text" with "Fable for Tomorrow" by Rachel Carson

Write: Practice ACT
In Class: WLE #4– “Organizing the Think Sheet”

Write: First Draft of Essay #2 Due in class for Peer Review Monday 4/5 AFTER WE GET BACK FROM SPRING RECESS.

You will have less time to revise this essay, so make it as clean and polished as possible for your peer review.



M, 3/29
NO CLASS (Spring Recess)



W, 3/31
NO CLASS (Spring Recess)


Week 4
M, 4/5
Essay #1 and Practice ACT will be returned

Due: First Draft of Essay #2 Due for Peer Review
Read and Annotate: "Politics and the English Language" )Find on "ENC Documents, Handouts, Materials", Subcategory: "Readings"
NOTE: Evaluation Draft of Essay #1 is due no later than 4/14 but can be turned in any time earlier than this.
W, 4/7
Due: Second Draft of Essay #2 due to instructor with peer review sheet and Postwrite #1. (see note below)

Postwrites can be found on the website (see table of contents) or in the course handbook (just rip it out) but make sure you staple it securely to your essay. You must complete the Descriptive Essay Postwrite #1 and include with second draft. I will not accept papers that do not include all of the following, in this order:
Second draft of Essay, Postwrite #1, First Draft of Essay, Peer Review Sheet.

Discuss "Once More to the Lake"

Discuss ACT prompts
Write: Practice ACT in class – One Hour
Read "The Role of Introductions"
Evaluation Draft of Essay #2 will be accepted no later than Wednesday 4/21
Week 5
M, 4/12
Second Draft of Essay #2 and Practice ACT will be returned.


W, 4/14
Last Day to turn in Evaluation Draft of Essay #1. Must include Literacy Snapshot Postwrite #2.

All of the following materials must be included in this order:

Evaluation Draft of Essay, Postwrite #2, Second Draft of Essay, Postwrite #1, First Draft of Essay, Peer Review Sheet
Read: Model Definition Essay TBD

Read: all instructions for Wiki Project just to make sure you understand what this project is all about.


Write: WLE #5: “Wiki Project Stage 1”
!!!!Wiki Project MUST be completed by Friday 4/23, no later than Midnight.
Week 6
M, 4/19

Read: Model Definition Essay TBD

W, 4/21
ACT Retest scheduled in classroom 9:15-10:15.

Late students will not be permitted to take the exam and must come see Corbett in her office: MB14

Students who have not turned in Essays #1 or #2 will not be permitted to take the exam.

Students who have exceeded the maximum number of absences will not be permitted to take the exam.

We will reconvene in the classroom after the exam at 10:45 and continue or normal class meeting times.

Last Day to Turn in Evaluation Draft of Essay #2


All of the following materials must be included in this order:

Evaluation Draft of Essay, Postwrite #2, Second Draft of Essay, Postwrite #1, First Draft of Essay, Peer Review Sheet
Keep working on Wiki Project. Due Friday 4/23 no later than midnight.

Read: Assignment for Essay #3


TH, 4/22
LAST DAY TO OFFICIALLY WITHDRAW FROM COURSE

If you are not expecting to be able to complete the wiki project I suggest you withdraw from the course at this time as it accounts for 20% of your grade. Also, if you have failed to meet an Evaluation draft deadline for paper #1, I suggest you withdraw.

Also if you were not permitted to take the ACT for a reason other than lateness (suck as exceeding the maximum number of absences or failure to turn in assignments), you must at this point drop the course.



Friday, 4/23
Due: Wiki Project Must be Complete By midnight


Week 7
M, 4/26
In Class: WLE #6: “Prewriting the Definition Essay”
Read: "What Is Poverty" on ENC101 Documents, Handouts, Materials

W, 4/28
Meet in Library at 9:15 for Orientation Session.

Do not be late!!!!!


In Class: WLE #7: “Model Definition Essay Ponderings”
Write: First Draft of Essay #3 due 5/3 for peer review.

Complete Stage 18 of Wiki Project
REMINDER: Wiki Project must be completed through stage 17 by next Sunday, midnight. You may work ahead!!!!
Week 8
M, 5/3

Complete Stage 19 of Wiki Project
Last Day to turn in Evaluation draft of Essay #3 will be TBD
W, 5/5
Due: First draft of Essay #3 due for peer review.

In Class: Write: WRE #8: “Writing the World”
Write/ Revise: Second Draft of Essay #3 due 5/10

Week 9
M, 5/10
Due: Second Draft of Essay #3 due to Instructor

All of the following materials must be included in this order:

Second Draft of Essay, Postwrite #1, First Draft of Essay, Peer Review Sheet


In Class: Write: WLE #9: Discerning Evidence from Commentary
Write: WLE #10: “Prewriting the Free Choice Essay”

W, 5/12

Write: WLE #11: “Pitching the Free Choice Essay”
Complete "Support" section of Effective Paragraphs Packet

Week 10
M, 5/17
Second draft of Essay # 3 will be returned.

Create essay map for Essay #3 to be handed in with evaluation draft.


In Class: Get together with your peer review group and compare notes for Free Choice essay plans.

THEN: Write: WLE #14: “Post-Pitch Ponderings: Claims and Counterarguments”

Read: “Introductions and Conclusions”

Read: "Robot Dreams" by Isaac Asimov
(found in ENC101 Documents, Handouts, Materials)

Write a 1-2 page reading response:
Part 1(Write 1 well developed paragraph -- using the Effective Paragraphs model)): First describe the society in which Elvex lives and describe his role in this society. What do robots do in this society? How do they fit in? What is their purpose? How can you tell? (Use at least one quote from the story to support or provide textual evidence for your claims)

Part II (Write 1 well developed paragraph): Why does the story end the way that it does? What makes it necessary for the story to end in this way? What made Elvex so dangerous?For this, you will likely find it necessary to describe his dream. Does it remind you of anything? Can you think of any paralells between this and other stories? (Use at least one quote from the story to support or provide textual evidence for your claims)

Model Paragraph Stucture:

1) Topic Sentence (a claim)
2) Explain and expand topic sentence
3) Provide evidence or support (esp: a contextualized quote)
4) Analyze/explain/ Unpack evidence
5) Conclude (link to TS or thesis)

Write: WLE #15: “The Art of the Introductory Paragraph”

W, 5/19

Write: WLE: #16: “Preparing to sell your stance”

Write: Essay #4 due for Peer Review 5/24

HW: Read: "Bears Discover Fire" by Terry Bisson.

We will work on using outside sources and quoting from texts in class. I know I told you I would give you a writing assignment for this, but instead we will work on it in class on Monday.

Week 11
M, 5/24
Due: Essay #4 First draft due for peer review

Work on quote sandwhiching in class.

Complete at home for wednesday.
We will work on using outside sources and quoting from texts in class. I know I told you I would give you a writing assignment for this, but instead we will work on it in class on Monday.

Compose 3 well-developed body paragraphs in response to the three questions placed on the board in class. They follow below as well:

Describe the role technology plays in Terry Bisson’s “Bears Discover Fire.” 1) What is the narrator’s relationship with technology? Does he like it, embrace it, hate it, fear it, feel indifferent towards it, celebrate it, reject it, resist it? How do you know? Support your answer with examples. 2) How can the discovery of fire be equated with technological advancement? 3) Describe what you take to be the narrator’s opinion of the bears’ discovery?

Due Wednesday in class after conferencing.

Do not forget your conference time with me.


W, 5/26
ACT Retest in class, 9:15 AM

Conferencing in my office, MB14, between 9:00 AM and Noon. Then reconvene in class. Don't forget to conference with me. This is mandatory.

Due: Last day to turn in Evaluation Draft of Essay #3.
All of the following must be included:

Evaluation Draft of Essay, Postwrite #2, Essay Map, Second Draft of Essay, Postwrite #1, First Draft of Essay, Peer Review Sheet


Due Reading response for "Bears Discover Fire"
You should be revising all essays for your Evaluation Portfolio and working on your Cover Letter

In your cover letter you should introduce your work to your reader and write at least one paragraph about each piece and what its strengths and weaknesses are. THis is essentially a five paragraph essay about your own work. Sell our work. Convince your readers of the merits of your work. Why did you write each piece? Who did you write it for? What inspired you? What frustrated you? How did you develop each piece?What do you love about each? What do you hate about each? What did you learn in the process of writing each? Why should your reader care?

You have been given a formatting sheet. Follow it.

Read: "'Repent Harrlequin! said the Ticktockman" by Harlan Ellison.

Write 2-3 well-developed body paragraphs to answer the following about this story and make sure that each of those paragraphs contains at least one quote or paraphrase. You will have to figure out where a paragraph break should occur (This means plan your essay using the essay map AND the quote sandwiching techniques). Be sure to focus on quote usage and sandwiching and follow model paragraph structure -- this means you should be actively studying at those materials while you write):

How does this society justify its laws? What is the society’s argument for its roles, laws and standards? What is the situation in this society against which the Harlequin directs his protest? What is his argument? Should we view the form of protest the Harlequin chooses as responsible or irresponsible? Is it successful? Is it justified? Is the Harrlequin a hero or a fool?

This Reading Response is due as a microsoft word attachment by email by midnight Saturday. **corbetttreece@gmail.com**

Week 12
M, 5/31
No Classes
Write: Whatever you need to write, be writing it! Whatever you need to revise, be revising it!
Get your Evaluation Portfolios together for 6/2.

W, 6/2
Final Exam in class (2 hours)

Due: Evaluation Portfolio Drafts for Peer Review and Norming. Must have a draft of your cover letter ready as part of your Evaluation Portfolio. (one hour)
You should be putting the evaluation portfolio together pieces together and working on your Cover Letter

Week 13
M, 6/7
DUE: Evaluation Portfolio!!!!!! Three Drafts

These must have all indications of Authorship removed. This means all mentions of your name must be removed from two copies of the portfolio. Where your name would normally appear on the upper right hand corner of each page, place your Portfolio ID number. This is to ensure that your readers are not guided by personal feelings about you while they evaluate your portfolio.)
You have now received a copy of two student’s Evaluation Portfolios. At home, read the student’s work and evaluate it based on the Portfolio Scoring Criteria.

Write 1-2 paragraphs justifying your score.

You must have this prepared for Wednesday’s class.

W, 6/9




M, 6/14
Conferencing in classroom!!
Celebrate in Healthy Ways!!**