SCHEDULE

JANUARY


Week 1

W15 Introductions: Review syllabus and course site and discuss first-day writing prompt.

Homework

Complete the writing assignment to hand in for our next class meeting on Wednesday. Read David Brooks, “The Solitary Leaker,” Waytz et al, “The Whistle-Blower’s Quandary,” and David Carr ”Whistle-Blowers in Limbo” and prepare discussion questions.


Week 2

M20 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
W22 Discuss responses to Brooks, Waytz, and Carr [work on summary]

Homework

Read Graff & Birkenstein, Introduction and Unit 1, “They Say”


Week 3

M27 Introduce Essay 1 assignment. Discuss Graff & Birkenstein [summary and quotations].

Homework

Read Jill Lepore, “The Prism” and prepare discussion questions [summary]

W29 Discuss responses to Lepore, “The Prism” (32-36)

Homework

Read Graff & Birkenstein, Unit 2, “I Say,” chaps. 4-5. Review Lepore and update questions


FEBRUARY

Week 4

M3 Continue discussion of Lepore, focusing on ways of responding and distinguishing views.

Homework

Draft essay 1. Save an electronic copy to your Google Docs Portfolio and PRINT a copy of your draft to bring to class for group work.

W5 Student Writing Workshop: Integrating Quotations and Documentation [share papers on Google Docs] SNOW DAY

Homework

If you have not already shared your paper with two members of the class (and me), do that now. Then, use the questions provided on the peer review sheet to provide substantive, global feedback to two of your peers.


Week 5

M10 Sample Student Writing and Workshop Discuss feedback on essays and work on integrating quotations and documentation

homework

Integrate peer review feedback and workshop strategies to complete draft of essay 1. File your essay in your ENG 110 Google Portfolio by the start of class.

W12 Essay 1 Due. Look at and discuss PostSecret postcards (Emerging 387-95)

Homework

Read Rachel Kadish, “Who is This Man and Why is He Screaming?” (Emerging 255-64) and prepare discussion questions.


Week 6

M17 Discuss responses to Kadish.

Homework

Read Graff & Birkenstein, Unit 2, chapters 6-7

W19 Discuss Graff & Birkenstein and continue discussion of Kadish, focusing on naysayers

Homework

Read Kenji Yoshino “Preface” and “The New Civil Rights” and prepare discussion questions.


Week 7

M24 Discuss responses to Yoshino

Homework

Read Graff & Birkenstein, Unit 3, ‘Tying it All Together,” chaps. 8-9

W26 Discuss Graff & Birkenstein and continue discussion of Yoshino, focusing on voice.

homework

Draft Essay 2. Save an electronic copy to your Google Docs Portfolio and PRINT a copy of your draft to bring to class for group work.


MARCH

Week 8

M3 Student Writing Workshop: [connecting the parts and voice]

homework

Share your essay with your peer readers and provide feedback

W5 Discuss peer reviews and sample student writing

Homework

Integrate peer review feedback and workshop strategies to complete draft of Essay 2. File your essay in your ENG 110 Google Portfolio by the start of class.


Week 9

M10 Research Day: work on library assignment
W12 Essay 2 Due. Meet in library for tutorial and to discuss completed library assignment

homework

Read Warren and Brandeis, “The Right to Privacy” pp. 193-97, 205-07, and 219-20 and prepare discussion questions. (You will need to print the PDF version of the essay in order to locate these page numbers. Once you have found the journal, using the library catalog’s title search, select the HeinOnline option for accessing the issue in this format)


Week 10

M17 Spring Break
W19 Spring Break


Week 11

M 24 Discuss responses to Warren and Brandeis.

homework

Read Bamford,  “Big Brother is Listening” and Lanier, “The Meta Question” and prepare discussion questions.

W26 Discuss responses to Bamford and Lanier.

homework

Read Singer, “Visible Man: Ethics in a World without Secrets” and prepare discussion questions.


Week 12

M31 Discuss responses to Singer.

homework

Read Lester, “The Reinvention of Privacy” and prepare discussion questions.

APRIL

W2 Discuss responses to Lester.

homework

Draft Essay 3. Save an electronic copy to your Google Docs Portfolio and PRINT a copy of your draft to bring to class for group work.


Week 13

M7 Student Writing Workshop: “Barclay’s Formula”

Homework

Integrate peer review feedback and workshop strategies to complete draft of Essay 2. Share your draft with two peers and with me and complete peer review.

W9 Discuss Peer Reviews and Sample Student Writing

Homework

Integrate peer feedback and workshop strategies to revise essay 3.


Week 14

M14 Essay 3 Due. Discuss Essay 4 Assignment and Assemble electronic Portfolios. Select essay to revise for final project.

Homework

Read Graff & Birkenstein, chap. 10. Write the “second text” of your essay.

W16 Discuss meta-commentary and begin summary of essay selected for revision. Review Research Project [library assignment]

Homework

Finish summary. Complete Research Assignment


Week 15

M21 Discuss annotated bibliography assignment. Select sources and work on bibliography.

Homework

Draft Essay 4

W23 Student Writing Workshop: Integrating Sources and Documentation II

Homework

Complete peer review of two peers’ essays


Week 16

M28 Discuss Peer Reviews and Sample student writing.
W30 Final Class Meeting. Discuss Exit Exam

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