November to December (A Calendar to End All Calendars)

A Flexible Calendar


Free Draft Paper 3 is due November 10

Formal Draft Paper 3 is due November 20 

Portfolios due on December 9


Week 9—Projects and Pivots


November 1 (Wednesday)

    • Suggestions/Last RoundCheck-in
    • Discuss Wasik—Round 1 Responses
    • For Friday:
      • Library Assignment

November 3 (Friday)

  • Brainstorm ways to connect outside of class
  • Discuss Wasik and choice essay
  • Spend time visiting each other’s ePortfolios–
  • Visit your ePortfolio clusters and read about their chosen texts. Post thoughtful comments on their choices. What do you like about their choices? Do you see any connections they may have missed?
  • For next class:
    • Comment on Class Blog–Connecting outside of class

Week 11—Peer Review


November 6 (Monday)

  • Discuss Wasik–Round 1 Responses
  • Review: The Anatomy of an Essay
  • Sign up sheet (Podcasts–2 point bonus–homework)
    • For next class:
    • Bring in architectural draft for peer review (on index cards?)


November 8 (Wednesday)

  • Peer review architectural drafts
  • Interview with an Adult Listen
  • Class Discussion: What is nuance? What is gray?
  • For next class:
    • Free Draft Due (midnight to peers)


November 10 (Friday)

  • Free Draft 3 Due
  • Discuss what is nuance? What is gray? How do we include this in our papers? Brainstorming exercise.
  • Plan Week of Favorite Revision Exercises (Groups of 2-3)
  • For next class:
    • Prepare Last Peer Review (Push Yourself!)


Week 12—Writing as Revision


November 14 (Monday)

  • Peer Review
  • For next class
      • Revision Strategy

November 16 (Wednesday)

  • Review revision strategies –Compile list

November 18 (Friday)

  • Revision strategy workshop
  • For next class:
    • Paper 3 (Formal Draft) is due!


Week 13—Last Paper Due! Almost Done!


November 20 (Monday)

  • Formal Paper 3 Due!
  • Film as text?
  • For next class:
    • Read “Why Academics Stink at Writing” by Steven Pinker
    • Finalize Learning Log.
      • Make sure that you provide evidence for every learning outcome. Use photos and links to documents
      • Make sure to incorporate at least 1 text from another course.

No Class November 23rd-26th!


Week 14—Portfolios and Reflection


November 28 (Monday)

  • Portfolios—What are they?
  • For next class:
    • Decide on another class’s text to pull into conversation with Pinker
    • Work on Portfolios


November 30 (Wednesday)

  • Peer Review Work
  • ePortfolio—taking it to the next level (visit ePortfolios)
  • Tech Class, pictures, links, etc.
  • For next class:
    • Work on “Why my Writing Doesn’t Have to Stink” essay
    • ePortfolios

December 2 (Friday)

  • ePortfolio work
  • For next class:
    • “Why my Writing Doesn’t Have to Stink” Essay Due


Week 15—Portfolios and Tying Loose Ends


December 4 (Monday)

  • ePortfolio work/Evaluate a “Buddy”
  • Self-Evaluations
  • For next class
    • “Why My Writing Doesn’t Have to Stink” Essay due


December 6 (Wednesday)

  • Last Class!
  • “Why My Writing Doesn’t Have to Stink” Essay due
  • Class Discussion


December 8 (Friday)

  • Portfolios Due