This is where you will find your Weekly Assignments for Module 2.

1. Write your reading responses in the section titled “Student Posts-Reading Responses.”

2. If you have missed a synchronous class meeting, please read the weekly PowerPoint (note it is divided into Tuesday and Thursday) and complete all of the activities and write a response in the section of OpenLab titled “StudentPosts-Weekly Activities.”

Day 8: Thursday, April 8th

IN-CLASS Participation

  1. Week 9 PowerPoint and Activities. Here is a link to the PowerPoint. 
  2. Paragraphing
  3. Drafting: Elements of An Argument
  4. Drafting: Including Research in Your Articles (Reasons and Supporting Evidence)

HOMEWORK

  1. Continue Drafting Article. (Draft due April 13th, Final Due April 20th)

Day 7: Tuesday, April 6th

IN-CLASS PARTICIPATION

  1. Week 9 PowerPoint and Activities. Here is a link to the PowerPoint. 
  2. Discuss “Using Sources Ethically” by Marcia Muth
  3. Sharing of mentor articles with classmates
  4. Discuss how finding information to quote, paraphrase and summarize went
  5. Drafting: Elements of genre, design, style, rhetorical appeals, sources, rhetorical situation

HOMEWORK

  1. Begin Draft of Article (Draft due April 13th, Final Due April 20th)

Day 6: Thursday, March 25th

IN-CLASS PARTICIPATION

  1. Week 8 PowerPoint and Activities. Here is a link to the PowerPoint.
  2. Strategies for integrating /synthesizing information from multiple sources (quoting, paraphrasing, summarizing) 
  3. Choosing Mentor Articles
  4. Discuss In-Text Citations

HOMEWORK

  1. Read Using Sources Ethically” by Marcia Muth. Here is a link to the article. Here is where to post your response. 
  2. Summarize / Paraphrase / Select quotes from your 4 sources to answer your research questions. Here is where to record your notes. 
  3. Choose a Mentor Article to use as a guide for writing your own

Day 5: Tuesday, March 23rd

IN-CLASS PARTICIPATION

  1. Week 8 PowerPoint and Activities  (Tuesday)– Here is the link to the Week 8 PowerPoint: Week 8 PowerPoint
  2. Analyze and Evaluate Your 4 Sources
  3. Prepare Brief Oral/ Written Presentation of Your Research for Thursday
  4. Discuss how to use a mentor article.

HOMEWORK

  1. Write a brief analysis and evaluation of your 4 source using the guidelines discussed in the Week 8 PowerPoint. Post on OpenLab. Here is the link.
  2. Be prepared to present your research to the class on Thursday.

Day 4: Thursday, March 18th

IN-CLASS PARTICIPATION

  1. Week 7 PowerPoint and Activities  (Thursday)– Here is the link to the Week 7 PowerPoint: Week 7 PowerPoint
  2. Discuss/ Finalize Developing 5-8 Research Questions.
  3. Identify the genre elements of articles. Discuss the many different subgenres of articles (scientific journal articles, feature articles, sports articles, news articles, reviews, editorials, opinions, essays)
  4. Discuss “I’m Not Black, I’m Kanye” by Ta-Nehisi Coates and “Why I’m Behind the Athletes’ Bill of Rights” by Cory Booker.!

HOMEWORK

 

  1. Find 3 additional sources for your project. For EACH source write down:
    • The title and author of your source
    • The genre of your sources (be VERY specific)
    • The proper MLA citation of your source
    • The reason you think this source might be helpful.
  2. Write down 5-8 research questions (they can be based on the questions you wrote on your KWL chart!)

Day 3: Tuesday, March 16th

IN-CLASS PARTICIPATION

  1. Week 7 PowerPoint and Activities  (Tuesday)– Here is the link to the Week 7 PowerPoint: Week 7 PowerPoint
  2. VIRTUAL Library Visit!!
  3. Discuss “I’m Not Black, I’m Kanye” by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  4. Share your research questions!

HOMEWORK

  1. Find 1 Source for your project. Write the title of your source, the genre of your source (be VERY specific) and the proper MLA citation of your source).
  2. Read “Why I’m Behind the Athletes’ Bill of Rights” by Cory Booker and write your response on OpenLab.
  3. Finish your KWL chart if you have not already!

Day 2: Thursday, March 11th

IN-CLASS PARTICIPATION

  1. Week 6 PowerPoint and Activities  (Thursday)– Here is the link to the Week 6 PowerPoint: Week 6 PowerPoint
  2. Develop research questions and create a KWL chart on our topics
  3. Begin to think about the different genres of articles (opinion, feature, science, etc)
  4. Read: “The Year We Gave Up on Privacy” by Sara Morrison and analyze it for genre, rhetorical situation (audience, purpose), rhetorical appeals (ethos, pathos, logos)***IMPORTANT: VIRTUAL Library Visit ON TUESDAY March 16th***

HOMEWORK

  1. Finish your KWL chart if you have not already!
  2. Read “I’m Not Black, I’m Kanye” by Ta-Nehisi Coates and write  response on OpenLab. 

Day 1: Tuesday, March 9th

IN-CLASS PARTICIPATION

  1. Week 6 PowerPoint and Activities  (Tuesday)– Here is the link to the Week 6 PowerPoint: Week 6 PowerPoint
  2. Celebrate and Share our Discourse Community Projects!
  3. Introduce Project 2 –  Research and Inquiry
  4. Discuss “Freewriting Exercises” by Peter Elbow

HOMEWORK

  1. Choose a topic for Project 2. Write your topic here. Please check to make sure Prof. C Approves your topic!
  2. Free write on your topic. Write a 100-250 word free write on your topic. You do not have to do any research, just write what comes to mind! Here are the two questions you should use to drive your writing: What do you know about the topic? What would you like to learn about the topic? Post your response on OpenLab here.