Calendar (HW)

NOTE: All reading assignments for this course will be available in the packets I will hand out in class, which you are expected to bring to each meeting. When possible, I’ve provided links to online versions of the reading assignments in the calendar below. I believe reading online can enhance your experience in this class but will expect you to read on paper (in the packets) as a required part of this course.

There will be a total of 3 reading packets: 2 packets of articles and 1 containing Grammar work. Assignments below marked “GB” are in the Grammar Book.

Class Work Due
M 8/27 Media Analysis. Review OpenLab site, Syllabus, Course Calendar, & Intros (in pairs, as a group).
W 8/29 Sign up for OpenLab & join the course site via my OpenLab courses. Access Essay 1 Assignment and Course Notes document.
Read Wortham, “My Selfie…” ; “Sentence Writing (part one)” (GB);  andNarration.”
In class: “Active Reading Outline.” 
M 9/3 No class.
W 9/5 Read Turkle, “The Empathy Gap” (excerpt) and Bunn, “How to Read…” In class: Discuss blog entries, how “online identity” can be more than a “selfie”.
Th 9/6 Read Triptych: Texas Pool Party” by Namwali Serpell andSubject-Verb Agreement (GB)” and “Verb Tense (GB)”
M 9/10 No class.
W 9/12  Read Turkle, “Romance” and readQuoting and Paraphrasing.” In-class: paraphrasing and quotation workshop.
M 9/17 Library workshop during Lab Hour. Go to 4th floor Atrium.

Read Jacoby, “Weiner’s Women” and Paruolo, “Writing with and about Texts” & “Sentence Structures for Incorporating Sources”In class: Planning and Outlining Your Essay.”

W 9/19 No class.
M 9/24 Read Walzer, “A Freudian Analysis of Sextingand Coordination and Subordination (GB)”.
Photos of notebook (in-class writing assignments) due via e-mail.
Lab workshop: Using Google Docs Collaboratively
W 9/26 Conferences and film screening : Kriegman and Steinberg, Weiner (2016)
Essay 1 Outline (hard copy) due in class.
M 10/1 Conferences and in-class workshop.
Essay 1 (draft) due. Print and bring to class. Also share and submit Google Doc link prior to class.
W 10/3 Read Smith, “Addiction to the Internet ‘is an illness’” and “Definition”
M 10/8 No class.
W 10/10 Read Lane, “Addicted to Addiction” and Graf, “Yes, No, OK, But…”
M 10/15 Read Thompson, “Texting isn’t the First Technology Thought to Impair Social Skills” and “Run-On Sentences” (GB; last part of “Sentence Writing”)
W 10/17 Grammar Test #1
M 10/22 Read Introduction to Summary Writing.

Print, read, and bring in your research article. Grammar Test Review & Midterm Prep.

W 10/24 MIDTERM EXAM. Bring your print copy of your research article to class.
ESSAY 1 REVISION DUE. Share and submit Google Docs link via this online form. Here are Instructions for formatting and submitting drafts.
M 10/29 Read Essay 2 Assignment Sheet.   Also read Paruolo, Writing a Research Paper and Developing a Research Question. Begin reading Naughton, “We’re All Being Mined for Data”
Lab: Read Organizing Research and Research Notes.
W 10/31 Finish reading Naughton, “We’re All Being Mined for Data”. Also read Paruolo, Conducting Research, Databases, Keywords and Searching, Assessing Sources
M 11/5 Begin Reading, “The Anxieties of Big Data” by Kate Crawford.
Complete several Project 2 article searches using online Library Databases.
W 11/7 Finish reading “The Anxieties of Big Data” by Kate Crawford.
Read Nijhuis, “The Pocket Guide to Bullshit Prevention.”
M 11/12 Begin reading “Rape Culture and the Feminist Politics of Social Media” by Carrie Rentschler. Also skim “Explaining Quotations” by Gerald Graff. In class: Group workshop on reading and writing about scholarly articles.
W 11/14 Finish “Rape Culture and the Feminist Politics of Social Media” by Carrie Rentschler.
In class: Group workshop on reading and writing about scholarly articles.
M 11/19 Read “Academe’s Poisonous Call-Out Culture,” by Suzanna Walters. Also read: “Planting A Naysayer in Your Text” by Gerald Graff.
W 11/21 Read “The Space Between Mourning and Grief” by Claire Wilmot. In class: Student Presentations of Project 2 Research.
–Photos of notebook (in-class writing assignments) due via e-mail.
M 11/26  Conferences & group work on Essay 2.
W 11/28 Conferences and in-class workshop on MLA formatting.
Essay 2 (draft) due. Print and bring to class. Also share and submit Google Doc link prior to class.
M 12/3 Read Sedaris, “Remembering My Childhood on the Continent of Africa.”   Review Essay 3 assignment. Student Presentations of Project 2.
W 12/5 Read Naylor, “A Word’s Meaning Can Often Depend on Who Says It.”
In class: Student Presentation (1) of Project 2 Research.
M 12/10 Grammar Test #2.   Course Evals.
Review & Study Grammar Test #1.
W 12/12 No class. Reading day.
M 12/17 Read Dunn & Norton, “Hello Stranger.” In-class: Review Grammar Test & Final Prep.
W 12/19 FINAL EXAM.
ESSAY 2 REVISION & ESSAY 3 DUE. Share and submit Google Docs link via this online form. Here are Instructions for formatting and submitting drafts.