CALENDAR
See SEU's academic calendar here. 

 

 

Note: Writing course calendars is an inexact science. While sticking to the posted schedule suits my mildly obsessive personality, I reserve the right to shift things around a bit in response to student needs and (I hope rarely) in response to unforseen interruptions such as weather.

 

Information Literacy days are in blue.

 

 
Week 1: Introductions and Questions

Reading: Rigid Rules, Inflexible Rlans, and the Stifling of Language: A Cognitivist Analysis of Writer's Block

1/11-1/15

T: Syllabus and introductions

 

TH: Discuss reading. Prewriting homework exercise assigned. Homework: Download Screencast-O-Matic (free). It will allow you to record and save anything that happens on your desktop. Record yourself--with your voice narrating what you are doing--searching for answers to your research questions--for 15 minutes. Save the file and name it 1302x and then your initials. Mine would look like this: 1302xber. I will send you a link to a box to send it to. If you do not have a microphone on your computer, come and talk to me. Our IT department will allow you to check out all kinds of fun equipment. DUE 1/19. Email the file.

 

Week 2: Search strategies

1/18-22

T: Meet in the library for research methods session. Rm 115.

TH: Memos assigned. See assignments page for details.

 

Week 3:

Reading: The Concept of Discourse Communities

1/25-29

T: Memos due. Discuss Research Report assignment. You are a member of discourse communities and speech communities. What are they?

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Week 4: Research reports

2/1-5

T: Revising and editing for clarity (in-class workshop)

TH: Begin discussing research report assignment.

 

Week 5:

2/8-12

Watch these two short videos about how to be a good peer editor

"A Peer Response Demonstration"

"Peer Editing"

 

T: Meet in the library for research methods session. Rm 115.

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Week 6:

2/15-19

Reading: Googlepedia

T: Meet in the library for research methods session. Rm 115.

 

TH: Gathering your data, making sense of it, and drawing conclusions: All Information is Divisible. Here's a template for your research report. You can copy and paste it into your own document and/or print it to fill in the blanks as you work on the project.

 

Week 7: Peer editing

2/22-26

T: Discuss what your research is revealing. Complete mid-term barometer worksheet.

TH: Research reports due for peer editing. Bring three clean copies of your paper to class.

 

Week 8: Hot topics

2/29-3/4

T: Meet in the library for research methods session. Rm 115.

Research reports due.

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Week 9:

3/7-11

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Week 10: Spring Break

3/14-18

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Week 11: Hot Topics research papers

3/21-25

T: Meet in the library for research methods session. Rm 115. Reading: After the Fact

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Week 12: Hot Topics research papers
Don't forget to get help from reference librarians!

3/28-4/1

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Week 13: Multimodal Rhetoric and Remix workshops

4/4-8

T: Research papers due for peer editing. Bring three clean copies.

TH: Research papers due. Discuss remix assignment. Thanks you notes assignment.

 

Week 14: Remix presentations

4/11-15

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Week 15: Reflection

4/18-22

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Week 16

4/25-29

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Week 17: Exams

 

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