October Calendar, Updated Oft

Establish Eportfolio is due October 4

Free Draft Paper 2 is due October 13
Formal Draft Paper 2 is due October 27
Interview with a Grown-up is due October 30

Learning Log is due October 16

*Last updated October 17

Week 6—Restak vs. Anderson

October 2 (Monday)

  • Introducing the Extra Effort Paper Bonus!
  • Paper 1 Due
  • Online Possibilites Forum
  • Learning Targets: In class goal and strategy-Grammar 101 Class
  • Layered Active Reading Exercise: Restak “Brain Deficit Disorder”
  • For next class:
    • Richard Restak’s “Brain Deficit Disorder” Emerging pages 235-239
    • Complete First Round Questions for Restak
    • Come in with one conversation prompt for the class. Perhaps Restak has raised your critical eyebrow. Can you form this criticism into a question? Maybe Restak makes a point you would like to explore using class discussion. Maybe you would like to ask your peers for help understanding a reference, relationship, or idea.

October 4 (Wednesday)

  • Class Grammar Time
  • Discuss Restak
  • Establish Eportfolio Due
  • Writing Prompt 2
  • Glossing the text for greater understanding
  • “Interview with an Adult” Assignment
  • For next class:
        • Read Sam Anderson’s “In Defense of Distraction”
        • Complete Round Questions for Anderson
        • Read Prompt 2 and use your favorite brainstorming technique (if you are coming up short, visit Emerging, pages 10-14 for some strategies for making connections) and begin to form connections between our two new texts. Post a picture of your “brainstorming session” results into your ePortfolio Blog and type a 150 word framing statement about the connections you are beginning to make. Email me a link.

      Visit your “ePortfolio clusters” and leave a comment on their pictures. Did one of your peers notice a connection you missed? Is there something you think they could/should look into as they continue to think about their paper?

Week 7—Driving Responsibly

October 9 (Monday)

    • Our ePortfolios leaving comments
    • “Interview with an Adult” Assignment
    • Collect Anderson questions—Discuss Anderson
    • Discuss Ideas and Evidence in Anderson and Restak (Small Groups)
    • Developing connections and using outlines to write—Writing Prompt
    • (If time) Brainstorming as “Preliminary Sketch”
    • Hand back papers—Learning Log Assignment
    • For next class:
      • Complete an architectural draft
      • Revisit Henig or King with purpose
      • Work on Learning Log

October 11 (Wednesday)

  • Unnecessary or Missing Apostrophe-Kat, Glen, Kacie
  • MLA update and Russian Dolls
  • Workshop Architectural Drafts
  • Expanding ideas and Generating words–TRIAC paragraph

For Friday

  • First Draft Paper 2 Due as Google Doc

For Monday

  • Prepare Peer Review


Week 8—Taking Temperature


October 16 (Monday)

    • Learning Log Due
    • Digispace/ePortfolio time
    • Peer Review
    • For Next Class
      • Read Klinkinborg Handout
      • Taking Klinkinborg into consideration, select a wordy paragraph or 5-8 of your own problematic sentences to rewrite. Post your results (before and after) as a blog post on ePortfolio.

October 18 (Wednesday)

  • Passive Writing vs. Active Writing: Sydney
      • Update on Interviews / Podcast Tutorial
      • Peer Review
      • Discuss Klinkinborg–Complete Wordy Writing Exercise
      • For Friday: 
      • Complete Revision Strategy for paper 2 (200 words)–on ePortfolio
        • Feel free to reference (and link) to Learning Log
        • Make sure to highlight your goal and your plan to achieve this goal. What do you find to be the most challenging aspect of achieving this goal?
      • For Monday:
      • Read They Say/ I Say 105-118.
        • Using your paper, complete exercise 2 on page 120 in They Say/I Say. Post a picture of your results into your ePortfolio. Write a 150 word framing statement.

Week 9—Changeable Essay, Changeable Us

October 23 (Monday)

  • Wrong Word: Ryan, Suki
      • Don’t be rude at the table
      • Naysaying
      • For next class:
        • Work on Podcast and Paper 2
        • Read They Say/I Say page 78-91 on planting a “Naysayer”
        • Using your TRIAC formula structure plant a “Naysayer” into your paper. If you already have a Naysayer in your text, use the templates to refine your Naysayer. Post on your ePortfolio.

October 25 (Wednesday)

      • Faulty Sentence Structure: Alex, Lucas
      • Poorly Integrated Quote: Jack, Mike
      • Vague Pronoun: Kyle, Mary
      • Grade a Paper
      • Library Field trip/Writing Prompt 3
      • For Friday: Formal Paper 2 Due
      • For Monday:
        • Read “My Crowd Experiment: The Mob Project” by Bill Wasik
        • Complete Wasik Questions Round 1
        • Interview Podcasts Due

October 30 (Monday)

  • Interview Podcasts Due
  • Library Field Trip
  • For next class:
      • Choose next essay. Complete Library exercise. Post on ePortfolio as post. Please make sure your peers can comment.