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|Spring 1998 Course Plan CO250.3 (11-12:15 TR)|
Week 1 (Jan. 20-22)
Meet in class. We'll discuss the policies and procedures of the term, as well as the research we're doing. We'll begin work on computer technologies we'll use every day--Word Perfect, DAILY writing, Sharkmail, our class home page.
SUBMIT your DAILY1 on paper.
DUE THURS: Read the policy statement carefully. Note questions and concerns. Read the computer booklet to determine what technologies you need to practice with.
Meet in class for introductions, Q&A about policies, and more practice with technology:embedding comments in papers, sending files electronically, using our home page, using the electronic bulletin board.
SUBMIT your DAILY electronically or on paper.
DUE TUES: Read Chs. 1-4 in Aims of Argument and write questions on e mail or electronic bulletin board about any points that aren't clear.2
Week 2 (Jan. 27-29)
Meet in class to discuss summary and Toulmin analysis. We will also define and discuss rhetorical analysis of argument. [based on one of the essays in chapters 3 or 4]DAILY during first five minutes of class.
DUE THURS: Read, annotate, and draft a summary of pp. 209-215 (Lame Deer); read and draft a summary of pp. 230-233 (Hynes); read pp. 44-45, 59-60, and 630 in Aims. Both summaries will be turned in for comment.
No class today.3 Work on summaries, Toulmin analysis, and rhetorical analysis.
SUBMIT two draft summaries for comment.
Submit DAILY electronically.
DUE TUESDAY: Do a Toulmin analysis of Hynes. Read, summarize and do a Toulmin
analysis of pp. 235-240 (Collard). Use the prompts in next Tuesday's DAILY on the y: drive or on the class Web page.
Week 3 (Feb. 3-5)
No class. Continue to work on draft summaries and analyses.4
If you have questions about Toulmin or rhetorical analysis, post them on the Web forum or email them to teacher or class list.
SUBMIT two Toulmin analyses for comment.
DUE THURSDAY: Read, summarize, and do rhetorical analysis of pp. 221-228 (Postrel).
Meet in class to discuss summary/response essay, to model workshop techniques, and to review summary draft(s).
DAILY during first five minutes of class.
DUE TUES: Complete s/r draft for workshop.
Week 4 (Feb. 10-12)
Meet in class for peer review of s/r draft.
ASSIGNMENT: Select and begin revising pieces for portfolio 1. Read Appendix B in Aims.
No class, but continue to work on portfolio 1.
Last day to submit drafts for review.
Week 5 (Feb. 17-19)
No class, but continue work on portfolio 1.
ASSIGNMENT: Complete revisions on portfolio 1. Proofread and polish portfolio 1.
DUE THURS: Complete DAILY for today (a postscript for portfolio 1) and include it with your portfolio. Read Chapter 6 and Appendix A in Aims.
Meet in class to submit portfolio 1 and to discuss elements of portfolio 2.
DAILY in firsts five minutes of class
ASSIGNMENT: Begin focusing your topic by checking library and Internet sources. Think about questions you have about using our library for research.
Week 6 (Feb. 24-26)
Meet in class to discuss narrowing topics, Rogerian argument, and pertinent databases on the environment, as well as a brief electronic "tour" of the library.
SUBMIT DAILY after class
No class, but read about using Rogerian argument as an alternative to classical adversarial argument.
Continue researching your topic for the convincing essay.
SUBMIT DAILY electronically.
Week 7 (March 3-5)
No class, but continue researching for the convincing essay.
Summarize two sources.
SUBMIT DAILY electronically.
No class. Begin drafting your convincing essay.
ASSIGNMENT: Think about new sources you need for your convincing paper. Continue reading and researching your topic.
Complete your draft for a workshop on Tuesday. You must be in class on March 17 with a complete draft of the comvincing essay to earn full credit for portfolio 2. Please bring an extra copy of your convincing draft to turn in for comment.
Week 8 (March 17-19)
Meet in class for workshop on convincing essay.
SUBMIT DAILY electronically after class.
DUE THURS: Read Chapter 7 in Aims.
Meet in class to discuss persuading essay, audience analysis and appeals.
DAILY in first five minutes of class
ASSIGNMENT: Continue researching topic for persuasive angle.
Week 9 (March 24-26)
No class. Rethink your topic to find a persuasive angle.
SUBMIT DAILY electronically.
DUE THURS: Audience analysis for your persuasive essay: answer the questions on pp.
114-116 in Aims. For an electronic version, look under Handouts, "Audience analysis for portfolio 2," on the class home page or "audience.txt" on the y: drive.
No class, but continue working on claims, audience, appeals, evidence, and any remaining research.
SUBMIT audience analysis electronically.
SUBMIT DAILY electronically.
ASSIGNMENT: Start drafting an argument to persuade.
Week 10 (March 31-Apr. 2)
No class. Continue working on persuading essay.
DUE THURS: Complete draft of argument to persuade. Refer to your workshop sheets and questions on pp. 148 in Aims. You must be in class on April 2 with a complete draft of the persuading essay to earn full credit for portfolio 2. Please bring an extra copy of your persuading draft to turn in for comment.
Meet in class for workshop on persuading essay.
SUBMIT revision plan for persuading essay.
ASSIGNMENT: Review Ch. 6 as you revise your convincing essay. See especially the questions on p. 108. Please bring an extra copy of your revised convincing essay.
Week 11 (Apr. 7-9)
Meet in class for workshop on revised convincing essay. Also,
exchange essays for out-of-class Toulmin analysis of one peer's convincing draft. (Prompts for the Toulmin analysis are available electronically under toulmin.txt on the y: drive or under Handouts, "A Toulmin Model for Analyzing Arguments," on the class Web page.)
ASSIGNMENT: Revise persuading essay. Refer to your workshop sheets, Chapter 7 in Aims, and especially the questions on p. 148 in Aims.
Meet in class for workshop on revised persuading essay. Last day to submit drafts for review.
ASSIGNMENT: Revise essays for portfolio 2.
Week 12 (Apr. 14-16)
Meet in class for final workshops on portfolio 2 essays.
ASSIGNMENT: Polish essays for portfolio 2.
No class. Finish revising. Polish pieces for portfolio 2. Refer to your workshop sheets and questions on pp. 108, 148 in Aims. Portfolio 2 due in my office by noon on FRIDAY. Be sure to note the target audiences at the top of each final draft.
SUBMIT DAILY for April 16 (postscript) with portfolio 2.
DUE TUESDAY: Skim selected groups of essays for portfolio 3 to determine which topic you want to work on. (See the handout on portfolio 3 for titles.)
Week 13 (Apr. 21-23)
Meet in class to discuss portfolio 3 and create groups. Meet with your group to assign tasks.
DUE THURS: Read carefully your group's selections in Aims. Complete the summaries, rhetorical analysis, or Toulmin analysis your group agreed on. Review pp. 44-45 and 59-60 in Aims. (Be sure to keep all your work on this topic for portfolio 3.)
(Prompts for the Toulmin analysis are available electronically under toulmin.txt on the y: drive or under Handouts, "A Toulmin Model for Analyzing Arguments," on the class Web page.)
No class. Group work on reactions to readings: Exchange drafts and discuss differences. Do the drafts suggest points of analysis you missed? Are the points the drafts agree on the most important ones to take up in your individual final analysis? Post group writing to electronic bulletin board by noon: Post the best draft of each essay analysis and generate discussion questions based on your group discussions of these drafts.
DUE TUESDAY: Work on audience analysis for essays in your group cluster. (Be sure to keep a log of your work for portfolio 3.)
Week 14 (Apr. 28-30)
No class. Discuss audience analysis and post recap of your discussion and any questions on the electronic bulletin board.
DUE THURS: Work on organization/development/style heuristic for essays in your group cluster.
No class. Discuss organization/development/style heuristic and post recap of your discussion and any questions on the electronic bulletin board.
ASSIGNMENT: Draft individual analysis essay.
Week 15 (May 5-7)
Meet in class for workshop on portfolio 3. Discuss questions and problems with your group.
SUBMIT electronically an outline of progress and problems (aka a revision plan) by 5 p.m. today. Last day to submit drafts for comment.
ASSIGNMENT: Revise essay.
No class. Another electronic peer review would be a good idea!
Polish your draft.
Portfolio 3 due in my office by noon on FRIDAY.
SUBMIT DAILY for May 7 (postscript) with portfolio 3.
Don't forget to organize your log and group work for the portfolio.
DUE FINAL EXAM PERIOD: Think about what you liked and didn't like about completing this course in this format. What would you suggest I do differently? Where did you need more support? Did you meet your goals for the course?
FINALS' WEEK: We will meet during the scheduled final exam time (Friday, May 15, 11:20 am - 1:20 pm) to complete course evaluations and research forms.