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LaGuardia Community College Calendar


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DUE: Second Draft of Research paper due to instructor with new Annotated bibliography (4 page minimum, 3 source minimum, placeholders accepted).

Postwrite #1 must also be handed in and I need to see the rough draft and the peer review sheets as well, so all of the following must be turned in at this time (and in this order):

Postwrite #1 (new)
Second Draft of Research Paper (new)
Revised Annotated Bibliography (with ALL sources)
[All previous materials:
First Rough Draft
Peer Review Sheets for First Draft]
Week
DATE
WORK DUE/ AGENDA FOR THE DAY
HOMEWORK
REMINDERS
Week 1

M, 3/8

Fill out student questionnaire. 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

Go over syllabus

Review: Overview of the Writing Process and Prewriting (if time allows, which it probably will not)
Write: Writers Log Entry #1 (WLE #1 )ENG103 Writing Log Entries
This is the first of several prewriting assignments

This and all other Writing Log Entries can be found in this handbook. See Table of Contents to locate assignments for Writing Log Entries.

Note that the assignments for Writing Logs are not complete at the time this syllabus is distributed. More will be assigned in class throughout semester and they will be updated to the course calendar and WLE Catalog.

Week 2

M, 3/15


WLE #2 in ENG103 Writing Log Entries

Read MLA 7th ed. Section 1.1-1.5.

W, 3/17


WLE #3 in ENG103 Writing Log Entries

Writing Log Entries 1-3 WILL be collected on Monday. #3 takes you all the way through focusing your topic and developing claims, so, this means, that as of Monday, you will need to have a working Research Topic. I can help refine this a loittle, and your topic must still be approved (by me), but you need a topic.

Week 3

M, 3/22

Discuss how to go from a focused topic to developing research questions (the first stage of the research process.)

Also discuss the wiki project, assignment distributed today.
HW: Read: Annotating a text: handed out in class ONLY

Read: Watching TV Makes You Smarter, by Steven Johnson (find link in ENG103 Course Readings)

Thoroughly read and understand The Wiki Project (handed out in class)

W, 3/24

Conferencing in class about viability of topic.
It will be suggested to students without topics that dropping the class may be necessary.
Read: all instructions for Wiki Project just to make sure you understand what this project is all about.

Read "Thinking Outside the Idiot Box" by Dana Stevens


M, 3/29

NO CLASS (Spring Recess)



W, 3/31

NO CLASS (Spring Recess)


Week 4

M, 4/5


Write: WLE#4 (ENG103 Writing Log Entries)


W, 4/7

In Class: Complete WLE #5
Read in MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers sections 1.4 - 1.5 (pages 8-33)

Complete: WLE #6
Read: "Annotated Bibliographis" on ENG103 Documents, Handouts, Materials"

Week 5

M, 4/12

Meet In Library for Library Orientation Session
Keep working on Wiki Project. Due Sunday 4/25 no later than midnight.

Read MLA Handbook section 1.6-1.7 (pages 33-40)

W, 4/14



!!!!Wiki Project MUST be completed by Sunday 4/25, no later than Midnight.
Week 6

M, 4/19


Annotated Bibliography -- 6 sources due Wednesday.

W, 4/21

Due: Annotated Bibliography -- 6 sources



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.



Sunday, 4/25

Due: Wiki Project Must be Complete By midnight (Postponed) New Deadline Sunday May 2, Midnight


Week 7

M, 4/26


Keep working on wiki project

W, 4/28

Work on Citation in class.
Keep working on Wiki Project

Read Pages 41-45 of MLA Handbook
Complete WLE #7: Preparing the Outline
If you did not turn in an Annotated Bibliography, or if you received lower than 20 points on your Annotated Bibliography, you will need to Revise the first draft of this. I will accept a Revised Annotated Bibliography on Monday 5/3. Students who do not turn in passable Annotated Bibliographies by this deadline will lose eligibility to turn in their research paper.
Week 8

M, 5/3

WLE#7 Due: (This is an outline of your research Paper).

Revised Annotated Bibliography due (Only necessary for students who did not turn on in last week or received below 20 points.

Annotated Bibliographies and Outlines are not optional. They must be completed in order to maintain eligibility to turn in the Research Paper.
Read 51-61 of MLA Handbook

Keep working on your papers: First Draft due next week.

W, 5/5

Work on Citation
Read 46-50 of MLA Handbook. Work on Preparing your First Rough Draft -- Due monday for Peer Review.

Week 9

M, 5/10

Postponed: First Draft of Research Paper Due (Now Due Wednesday)

3 page minimum
4 source mimimum
placeholders accepted

We will be peer reviewing this draft. That means I will not be collecting it, but you will be working on it in groups. I will collect a draft on Wednesday.


UPDATE: Corbett out sick today: Rough Draft Peer Review Postponed until Wednesday May 12. This also means that the Due date for Second draft is postponed until Monday May 17. A revised Annotated Bibliography is also do at this time.
There will be a new, revised annotated Bibliography Due with Research Paper Draft 2, so be working on annotating new sources and expanding your annotated bibliography.

W, 5/12

DUE: First Draft of Research Paper Due for Peer Review

3 page minimum
4 source mimimum
placeholders accepted

We will be peer reviewing this draft. That means I will not be collecting it, but you will be working on it in groups. I will collect a draft on Monday. Attach Peer Review sheet to back of draft.
Work on producing a new draft of your research paper. Mark significant changes in your new draft.

Postwrite #1 (for Draft 2) to be completed and handed in with second draft. Postwrites are now available in the section ENG103: Documents, Handouts, Materials," in the section "Important documents."
IMPORTANT NOTE: You will no longer be expected to hand in a cover letter with your final essay. Instead I will be asking you to complete a Postwrite for every new draft you hand in, excluding the Final Draft.
Week 10

M, 5/17

DUE: Second Draft of Research paper due to instructor with new Annotated bibliography (4 page minimum, 3 source minimum, placeholders accepted).

Postwrite #1 must also be handed in and I need to see the rough draft and the peer review sheets as well, so all of the following must be turned in at this time (and in this order):

Postwrite #1 (new)
Second Draft of Research Paper (new)
Revised Annotated Bibliography (with ALL sources)
[All previous materials:
First Rough Draft
Peer Review Sheets for First Draft]



W, 5/19

Second Draft of Research Paper will be returned.

Discuss the issue of plagiarism and Work in class on avoiding it.
Third draft of research paper will be due for peer review on Monday.

Turn Annotated Bibliography into full Works Cited Page and include as the final page of your essay.
The source folder will include all the materials cited in your essay. I only need to see the specific pages referenced or quoted so, for longer sources, just include the pages relevent to the citation itself. For instance, you would include the copyright page of the book and the pages glossed, paraphrased, summarized and quoted from, or the first page of the essay and the pages glossed, paraphrased, summarized and quoted from. This may mean making photocopies of your sources, so don't wait until the last minute to put these together.
Week 11

M, 5/24

Work more on avoiding plagiarism

Second drafts returned.
Homework: Read all!!!
Get your Nearly Final Draft together for 5/26.


You should be putting the source folder together and working on your Cover Letter.

Revise Outline to reflect most recent organization.

Revise Annotated Bibliography if necessary (received below 20 points on previous draft.) The last opportunity you have to turn these in is Wednesday 5/26 and I will NOT accept final drafts from students who have not turned in this work. All students must give me a new outline on wednesday. ALL!!!


These new materials will all be attached to the collection of previous drafts and materials.

W, 5/26

Work Due: Read ALL!!!

Due: Nearly Final (Rough) Draft due for peer review.

Due: Last chance to turn in Revised annotated bibliography (required if you scored below 20 points on previous annotated bib)


Due: new draft of Working Outline. For those of you who turned in an outline before, this will be a second draft. For those of you who did not turn in an outline (WLE #7), this is an opportunity to get it right. I will NOT accept final drafts on 6/2 from students who have not turned in outlines by this date (5/26). This is your absolute last chance to get in the annotated bibliography and an outline.
Homework: READ ALL!!!

Polish essay for final draft.

Complete Postwrite #2 and hand in with final draft next Wednesday. Postwrites are available on this site in the section "ENG103 -- Documents, Handouts, Materials" in the subsection "Important Documents."

I WILL NOT accept essays that do not come accompanied by postwrite #2. I will not accept emailed versions of any materials.

Your Source Folder will also be Due Wednesday June 2. I will not accept essays that do not come accompanied by a source folder.

I will not accept essays from students who did not give me a passing annotated bibliography or a new working outline on 5/26.

I will not accept essays that do not include a Works Cited page.

I will not accept new drafts from students who did not give me a second draft on 5/19.

The new draft and the new postwrite will be attached to the top of the previous drafts.

I will not accept any essays by email, so follow all instructions and bring all necessary materials to class next time we meet. There is ZERO room for mistake here.

Make sure you check the formatting instructions in the handbook and that your essay is formatted perfectly following these instructions. Many of you have not bothered to even attempt to format your essays correctly. Points will be lost for incorrectly formatted essays. This is standard practice. Read the instructions in the handbook and follow. Read instructions for the work due on wednesday 6/2 as well. You need to bring 3 drafts of your essay, and there are special instructions about labeling them, so read the instructions below for work due 6/2.

Week 12

M, 5/31

No Classes


W, 6/2

Work Due:
DUE: Final Draft !!!!!! Three Drafts


Postwrite #2 must also be handed in with this draft.

One of the drafts will include all of the following, in this order:

Postwrite #2 (new)
Newest Draft with WC page (new)
[all previous materials postwrites, drafts and peer review sheets]
Source Folder

One of these is due to the instructor, so it should be complete, with appropriate name and header and should include all the materials listed above.

Two of these, however, 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 essay.)
Homework:
You have now received a copy of two student’s Final Drafts. At home, read the students’ work and evaluate it based on the Portfolio Scoring Criteria.


Write 1-2 paragraphs justifying your score.

You must have this prepared for Monday’s class.

Week 13

M, 6/7

Group Discussion of final research papers.


W, 6/9

No Class
As discussed, we will not be meeting today. We will conference by appointment in the classroom next monday.


M, 6/14

Mandatory Conferencing in classroom!!
Celebrate in Healthy Ways!!