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Calendar/Schedule of Assignments (This schedule is subject to change)

All reading assignments are due on the weeks they are listed on the
schedule below. You are responsible for completing all assigned readings prior to listening to or reading lectures and prior to participating in Discussion Board. Each reading assignment is preceded by the word Read.

Also note that assignment due dates are preceded by the boldfaced
word Due on their due dates. WT = Writing Today WR = A Writers Reference

Reading Assignments/Activities (This schedule is subject to change) Week 1: January 9 Read: Getting Started (WT, pp. 2-11) Read: Topic, Angle, Purpose (WT, pp. 12-21) Read: Readers, Contexts, and Rhetorical Situations (WT, pp. 22-33) Note: Always check the Lectures button on the Course Menu to ensure you read, listen to, or view appropriate lectures and assignments for each weeks readings. After checking Lectures move on to Discussion Board. Friday, January 13: Last day to add a class Week 2: January 16 Due: Diagnostic essay in Blackboard by midnight on Monday, January 16 Read: Memoirs (WT, pp. 36-56) Read: Inventing Ideas and Prewriting (WT, pp. 328-340) Note: Your first of three blog posts is due by midnight on Monday, January 23. Review instructions for how to create your WordPress blog in the Blog folder in Course Documents in Blackboard. Please feel free to contact me and/or schedule a face-to-face appointment with me for assistance with creating your blog. Week 3: January 23

Due: 300-600 word micro genre (Short Lit Narr) in your blog site by midnight on Monday January 23 Read: Drafting Introductions and Conclusions (pp. 392-399) Read: Developing Paragraphs and Sections (pp. 400-411) Read: Using Basic Rhetorical Patterns (WT, pp. 412-415) Wednesday, January 25: Last day to drop with a refund Week 4: January 30 Due: Complete draft of Literacy Narrative for online peer review session by midnight on Wednesday, February 1. Due: Peer Review response emails by midnight on Friday, February 3. Read: Revising and Editing (pp. 373-389) Read: In Lectures, read the sample peer review response letter and peer review tips. Please model your peer review responses after the samples. Note: Upload your essays into the Peer Review Discussion Board Forum for Week Four. Please follow instructions as outlined in the forum. Week 5: February 6 Due: Final revision of Literacy Narrative essay in Blackboard by midnight on Monday, February 6 Read: Reviews (pp. 78-101) Read: Harry Potters Girl Trouble (WT, pp. 629-631) Read: Review: Twilight (WT, pp. 636-638) Note: Early this week, select and watch a movie of your choice to write your Rave and Movie Review. You might need to watch the movie more than once; take careful notes as you view the film. Make note of the characters names and roles in the film, the plot structure, significant events, etc. Write down quotations or lines that you think might support any claims you make about the film. Consider comparisons you might be able to make to a piece of literature, another film, a historical event, etc. Week 6: February 13 Due: 300-600 word micro genre (The Rave) of movie of your choice in your blog site by midnight on Monday, February 13. Read: Choosing a Style (WT, pp. 348-357) Read: Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Citing Sources (WT, pp. 477-490) Note: Lectures this week will relate to MLA documentation style. Please consult pp. 491-515 in

Writing Today and pp. 353-412 in A Writers Reference. Week 7: February 20 Read: Denby, Going Native: Avatar and Sherlock Holmes; Dream Factory: Inception (click on links to access and read articles) Read: Roger Ebert Reviews (click on link to access and read a review of the movie you are analyzing; conduct a search in the search window)

After clicking on the Roger Ebert link, type the title of your movie in the search window, then click Go Week 8: February 27 Due: Complete draft of Movie Review for online peer review session by midnight on Wednesday, February 29. Due: Peer Review response emails by midnight on Friday, March 2. Read: In Lectures, read the sample peer review response letter and peer review tips. Please model your peer review responses after the samples. Note: Upload your essays into the Peer Review Discussion Board Forum for Week Eight. Please follow instructions as outlined in the forum. Week 9: March 5 Due: Final revision of Movie Review in Blackboard by midnight on Monday, March 5. Read: Proposals (WT, pp. 247-285) Read: Swift, A Modest Proposal(WT, pp. 755-760) Read: Whitty, Diet for a Warm Planet (WT, pp. 742-746) Read: Starting Research (WT, pp. 450-459) ~~ Spring Break: classes not in session 12-18 Mar ~~ Week 10: March 19 Due: 300-600 word micro genre (The Pitch) related to Modest Proposal in your blog site by midnight on Monday, March 19. Read: Finding Sources and Collecting Information (WT, pp. 460-476)

Read: Using MLA Style (WT, pp. 491-515) Thursday, March 22: Last day to withdraw from a class with a grade of W. Week 11: March 26 Read/Listen to: Witness for the Poo-secution (Click on link to listen to a 14 minute podcast of This American Life radio show. After listening to or fast forwarding through the request for a donation, fast forward to 32:01, Act Three Witness for the Poosecution.)

Fast forward by left clicking on the time line and moving the time to 32:01. Note: This weeks reading assignment is quite light. Continue conducting research and working on writing your Modest Proposal essays. Please dont hesitate to email me or call me with your questions or concerns. Week 12: April 2 Due: Complete draft of Modest Proposal for online peer review session by midnight on Wednesday, April 4. Due: Peer Review response emails by midnight on Friday, April 6. Read: In Lectures, read the sample peer review response letter and peer review tips. Please model your peer review responses after the samples. Note: Upload your essays into the Peer Review Discussion Board Forum for Week Twelve. Please follow instructions as outlined in the forum. Week 13: April 9 Due: Final revision of Modest Proposal essay in Blackboard by midnight on Monday, April 9. Read: Presenting Your Work (WT, pp. 573-585) Note: Your reading is again quite light this week. Please use this time wisely, as you work on

your presentations. Week 14: April 16 Assignment Due: Modest Proposal presentations; upload by midnight on Monday, April 16 Note: Upload your presentations in Week Fourteens Discussion Board forum. Please follow instructions as outlined in the forum. Week 15: April 23 Read: Creating a Portfolio (WT, pp. 550-561) Week 16/Finals Week Due: Electronic Portfolios with reflection in your blog site by midnight on Monday, April 30