Schedule, Week 8: May 16th-20th

Monday, May 16th | Profound Empathy and Self-Reflection

Wednesday, May 18th | Words Matter

  • Due:
  • Benchmarks (not due, but recommended):
    • You should have looked through the available pro and con articles, decided which one you would like to write about, and sign-up on the Google Doc (link here–you must be signed into your R’mail Account) for your chosen topic. Each topic can only have 6 people working on it, so sign up early to get the one you want.

Friday, May 20th | Turning Explanation into Analysis

  • Due:
    • Read:
      • Thoroughly read your topic’s pro and con articles
      • Bring the articles to class (print them out, if you can), because we will be working on analysis together—you will leave with a firm understanding of your topic.
    • BP 14 | Wrong Side of the Debate
  • Benchmarks (not due, but recommended):
    • Determine what you think is the common ground in this argument— what are the participants actually fighting about?

Schedule, 5/9-5/13

You guys! No one told me that the schedule hadn’t gone up!

Please, next time, let me know as soon as something like this comes up so 1) you know what the homework is and 2) I don’t feel like an idiot. 🙂

Monday, May 9th: Explanation Strategies, Part 2

  • Homework Due:
    • None

Wednesday, May 11th: Conversation

  • Homework Due:
    • Finish The Glass Castle

Friday, May 13th: Peer Review

  • Homework
    • Shitty Rough Draft
      • Must be approx. 1000 words and include the introduction and several body paragraphs.
      • Print out a copy and bring it to class.
      • ***If you do not have a rough draft, then there is no reason for you to come to class.***

Schedule, Week 5: 4/25-4/29

Monday, April 25th: Integrating Quotes

  • Homework Due
    • BP: Post 8 | HONY-style
    • Make sure that you have completed your interview and field reports. Bring your notes and/or recordings to class.
  • Benchmarks for Paper (suggested, not evaluated)
    • Start working on your rough draft.

Wednesday, April 27th: Self-Editing

  • Homework
    • Shitty Rough Draft
      • Must be approx. 1000 words and include the introduction and several body paragraphs.
      • Print out a copy and bring it to class.
      • ***If you do not have a rough draft, then there is no reason for you to come to class.***

Friday, April 29th: Introducing the Concept Essay

  • Homework
    • Profile Paper due via iLearn dropbox by 3:00pm (BEFORE class)