CO150 Common Syllabus, 2004-2005

This common syllabus is provided to support our newest instructors, as well as instructors interested in learning about the latest changes to the CO150 curriculum. Please follow the links below to view the syllabus materials:

Course Curriculum

Note: The following weekly and daily lesson plans provide varying levels of detail about suggested course goals and activities. The weekly lesson plans provide overviews of teaching and learning goals for each week. They become less detailed as the semester proceeds. Daily lesson plans are provided, for both Monday/Wednesday/Friday and Tuesday/Thursday sections, for the first portfolio.

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Lesson Plans and Assignments:

Course Goals
General Advice about Teaching
Introduction to Weekly and Daily Lesson Plans

Portfolio 1:  Daily Lesson Plans
Week 1: Monday, August 23 -  Friday, August 27
Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday

Week 2: Monday, August 30 - Friday, September 3
Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday

Week 3: Tuesday, September 7 - Friday, September 10
Labor Day | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday

Week 4: Monday, September 13 - Friday, September 17
Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday

Week 5: Monday, September 20 - Friday, September 24
Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday

Portfolio 2: Complete Weekly Plans
Week 6: Monday, September 27 - Friday, October 1
Week 7: Monday, October 4 - Friday, October 8
Week 8: Monday, October 11 - Friday, October 15
Week 9: Monday, October 18 - Friday, October 22

Portfolio 3: Complete Weekly Plans
Week 10: Monday, October 25 - Friday, October 29
Week 11: Monday, November 1 - Friday, November 5
Week 12: Monday, November 8 - Friday, November 12
Week 13: Monday, November 15 - Friday, November 19

Thanksgiving Break:  Monday, November 22 - Friday, November 26
Week 14: Monday, November 29 - Friday, December 3
Week 15: Monday, December 6 - Friday, December 10

Final Examination

Assignments and Portfolio Overviews

Note: These documents provide rationales for each of the portfolios as well as the assignments themselves. We advise reading the overview for portfolios two and three prior to planning your class lessons.

Overview of Major Assignments for CO150

Portfolio 1: Goals and Overview
Portfolio 1: Assignment

Portfolio 2: Goals
Portfolio 2: Overview

Portfolio 2: General Guidelines
Portfolio 2: Topic Proposal
Portfolio 2: Personal Position Analysis
Portfolio 2: Annotated Bibliography
Portfolio 2: Issue Analysis
Conference Preparation Worksheet

Portfolio 3: Goals
Portfolio 3: Overview
Portfolio 3, Part A: Contributing to the Debate about a Public Issue

                          for an Academic Audience
Portfolio 3, Part B: Contributing to the Debate about a Public Issue

                          for a Public Audience


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Admin Materials
How to Create a Writing Studio Account

Accessing EReserve
CO150 Mid-Term Course Evaluation
Grading Criteria for Summary and Response Essay

Helpful Things
The Writing@CSU Teaching Activities Bank
Rhetorical Terminology
Backward Outline Analysis Directions
Backwards Outline Workshop

Anne Lamott's Bird by Bird excerpt

Research Assistance
Some Sample Topics
Research Strategies
Issue Analysis Log

Argument Aids

Types of Claims Overhead
Questions for Audience Analysis
Mini-Debate Activity (Legalizing Marijuana)

Summary and Response Essay

Letter to the Editor
Academic Context Argument

Public Context Argument

Portfolio Samples

Portfolio 1:  Summary Homework Drafts

Portfolio 1:  Agree/Disagree Homework Drafts

Portfolio 1:  Interpretive/Reflective Homework Drafts

Portfolio 1:  Analytical/Evaluative Homework Drafts

Portfolio 1:  Student Summary and Response Paper

Portfolio 1:  Student Letter to the Editor

Portfolio 2:  Student Topic Proposal

Portfolio 2:  Student Personal Position Analysis

Portfolio 2:  Student Annotated Bibliography

Portfolio 2:  Student Issue Analyses

Portfolio 3, Part A:  Student Academic Context Argument

Portfolio 3, Part B:  Student Public Context Argument 1
Portfolio 3, Part B:  Student Public Context Argument 2