Schedule

Week One– July 8th to July 11th: Getting Started

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Homework

  1. Re-read the Assignment for Essay #1 and start brainstorming significant learning experiences (a good use for Blog #1).
  2. Read “What if the Secret to Success is Failure?” to prepare to write Essay #1. Note any key terms (like “grit,” for example), and start keeping track of these (a good use for your Blog #1).
  3. Re-Watch “Changing Education Paradigms” and take further notes (we started this process in class) on key terms and definitions (divergent thinking, creativity, etc.) to prepare to write Essay #1.
  4. Write Blog #1 and post before Sunday night before midnight.
  5. Begin Tracking Your Grade. Jen will collect this sheet at the end of Week Two (Sunday, July 21st, before midnight).

Week Two– July 15th to July 18th: Reading to Write

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Homework

  1. Re-read the Assignment for Essay #1 and continue to brainstorm/invent significant learning experiences (a good use for Blog #2).
  2. Re-Read (reading is RE Reading!) “What if the Secret to Success is Failure?”  Please take notes using the format you went over in class.  These notes are due on Sunday night (July 21st) before midnight.  Please post these notes as a blog post to your own blog.  The notes will be worth 10 Participation Points.
  3. Re-Watch “Changing Education Paradigms.”
  4. Write Blog #2 and post before Sunday night before midnight.
  5. Continue Tracking Your Grade.  Please e-mail to Jen at her Clark address as a Word document by Sunday night (the 21st) before midnight.

Week Three– July 22 to July 25– Drafting

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

  1. Respond to two blogs (Comments #3 and #4) before Thursday night before midnight.
  2. Write your Blog #3.
  3. Draft your essay.  Please bring a hard copy, typed and double spaced, MLA format, with a works cited, to class on Monday, July 29th, 2013.

Week Four– July 29 to August 1st– Revision AND Invention

Monday (Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday no class.  Conference Schedule Essay 1 final, location Foster 101)

  1. Respond to two blogs (Comments #5 and #6) before Thursday night before midnight.
  2. Read the essay by Fareed Zakaria titled “Are America’s Best Days Behind Us?
  3. Take notes on the essay (use the same format you used for Tough’s Essay).
  4. Write your blog #4.  This should be in response to Zakaria’s article, and it is Pre-Writing/Invention for Essay #2 Assignment Summer 2013 Clark College.

Week Five– August 5 to August 9– Reading Like a Writer Revisited

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Homework

  1. Respond to two blogs (Comments #7 and #8) by Thursday night before midnight.
  2. Find two articles in response to your inquiry question.
  3. Write your blog #5. This should be about your inquiry question and the articles you found. This is more Pre-Writing/Invention for the Essay #2 Assignment Summer 2013 Clark College.
  4. Bring hard copies of your blog #5 and your two articles to class on Monday, Aug. 12th.
  5. Update your grade tracking sheet.
  6. Extra credit: Visit the Writing Center to INVENT for Essay #2. Bring a hard copy of Zakaria, the Essay #2 Assignment Summer 2013 Clark College, and your two sources. Bring me a note from your tutor to receive credit.

Week Six–August 12 to 15

Homework

  1. Write two responses to blog #5 (Comments #9 and #10) by Thursday night before midnight.
  2. Write blog #6–Use this to start drafting Essay #2, to write about what you learned in class during Week 6, or to write about new articles that you found for your assignment. (More information on blog #6 to follow.)
  3. Draft the Essay #2 Assignment Summer 2013 Clark College using the exploratory model. Bring a hard copy to class on Monday, August 19th. Be sure the assignment is in MLA format with a works cited page and that you have cited Zakaria’s essay “Are America’s Best Days Behind Us?” and at least two other credible-college level sources in your draft. Please see the syllabus for expectations. This assignment is worth syllabus points.
  4. Update your grade tracking sheet.
  5. Extra-credit: Writing center visit to work on drafting or revising for Essay #2.

Week Seven– Aug. 19 to Aug. 22– Revision for Essay #2

Monday–Reflective Memo Essay 2 and assign Essay 3 Reflection

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday– No class, meet in FHL 101 to conference Essay #2. (See Conference Schedule Essay 2)

Homework

  1. Two responses to Blog #6 (#11 and #12).
  2. Use Blog #7 to Draft Essay 3 Reflection.
  3. Revise Essay #1 using Meredith’s feedback and what you have learned from the process of writing Essay #2.
  4. Update your grade tracking sheet and email to Meredith on Thursday after you have posted comments #11 and #12.
  5. Consider taking Essay #2 to the Writing Center.
  6. Bring a REVISION of Essay #1 to class on Monday, August 26th.

Week Eight!

Homework

Monday

  1. Revise Essay #2 and bring to class on Tuesday, August 27th. Make sure your revision is a hard copy and is printed SINGLE SIDED ONLY. Also, bring a pair of scissors and tape.

Tuesday

  1. Revise Essay #2 based on the day’s in class workshop “Running with Scissors.” Bring a clean hard copy of your REVISED Essay #2 to class on Wednesday, August 28th with TWO different colored highlighters.

Wednesday

  1. Finish your Essay 3 Reflection.
  2. Put the finishing touches on Essay #1 and #2.
  3. Print up your final portfolio.
  4. Complete your grade tracking sheet, include urls that link to the specific blog entries that you posted your comments to.

Thursday

  1. Turn in your final portfolio (Essay 3 Reflection, Essay #2 Assignment Summer 2013 Clark College, Essay #1) as a hard copy in class.
  2. Email your grade tracking sheet (include urls that link to the specific blog entries that you posted your comments to) to mstewart@clark.edu by 11:59 PM on Thursday, August 29th.