Schedule

Below is our weekly schedule for the semester.  ALL READINGS AND WRITINGS ARE TO BE COMPLETED IN ADVANCE OF THE CLASS ON WHICH THEY WILL BE DISCUSSED.

2/8-5/13

M: Agenda: Interviews and Introductions / Short Introductory Essay Assigned

W: Reading: They Say, I Say, Preface and Introduction / Backgrounds and Beliefs of College Freshmen

Agenda: Entering Academic Conversations in Academic Writing: What is Academic Writing? What is a Text? / Discussion: “Backgrounds and Beliefs of College Freshmen” / Instruction: How to use the OED

F: DUE: Introductory Essay: What is the Purpose of the University?

Agenda: Discussion of Essays / Essay 1 Assigned / Groups Assigned


2/15-2/19

M: Reading: Responding to Other Writers: Understanding What Others Are Saying (TSIS 1)

Three short articles (reading in the following order recommended):

1. http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/10/opinion/10friedman.html

2. http://techpresident.com/blog-entry/your-generation-hypocrisy-begat-my-apathetic-one

3. http://www.businessinsider.com/the-most-entitled-generation-isnt-millennials-2015-1

DUE: Group 1 DQs (Sunday @ NOON) / Everyone Comments (Monday @ NOON)

Agenda: Discussion of Readings

W: Agenda: Discussions of DQs / Writing Short Responses

F: Reading: Responding to Other Writers: Summarizing Ideas (TSIS 2)


2/22-2/26

M: Reading: Creative Destruction

Is College Worth the Cost?

Student Protests, Then and Now

Selections from After the Fall (read “We Are the Crisis” (1-6), “Communiqué from an Absent Future” (7-11), and the Preface (“Why Occupy?”) to the “diy occupation guide” in the appendix (a few pages before the end))

The Betrayal of Student Activism?

Universities must adapt to meet student needs” (former UD-President Patrick Harker)

online university

Agenda: Discussion of Readings / Obama Pushing Malia Toward Community College

DUE: Group 2 DQs, Everyone Comments

W: Reading: They Say, I Say, Chapter 3 “The Art of Quoting”

Agenda: Discussion of Reading and DQs

F: Reading: They Say, I Say, Chapter 4

4 Presidential Contenders’ Solutions to the Student Debt Crisis

Nobody should have to pay to go to college

Give Money Directly to Students

Colleges Should Share the Risk for Student Loan Defaults

Republicans Agree on Cuts to Pell

How Tenure for Professors Helps Students

Agenda: Response Workshops


2/29-3/4

M: Reading: Silence Breakers: Concerned Student 1950

Being Black at Mizzou

Academe Must Confront Its Racist Past

Teaching Slavery to Reluctant Listeners

Why Millenials of Color Can’t Get Ahead

Alienation of Low-Income Students at Elite Institutions

DUE: Group 3 DQs, Everyone Comments.

W: Reading: They Say, I Say, Chapter 5 / The Thesis Statement(s)

“Nooses” @ UD: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/09/23/nooses-found-hanging-tree-university-delaware/72665808/

F: Agenda: Communicating (Big) Ideas: The Thesis Statement(s)


3/7-3/11

M: Listening: Conversation on NPR between a Swarthmore student and a Penn one

Reading: Willful Ignorance on Campus

A Plague of Hypersensitivity?

Watch What You Say

DUE: Group 1 DQs, Everyone Comments

W: Reading: They Say, I Say, Chapter 6: Planting a Naysayer in Your Text

F: Reading: Defining the Stakes of Your Argument: Saying Why It Matters or “Who Cares?” They Say, I Say, Chapter 7

Agenda: Groupwork: Explain and defend the Senator’s position: Iowa Senator Wants Public Colleges to Cut Ties with Stanford Over Halftime Show Depicting Iowans as “Hicks”


3/14-3/18

M: Viewing: The Hunting Ground (To be watched in class)

DUE: ESSAY 1 DRAFT 1 – EMAIL IT TO ME

W: Viewing: The Hunting Ground (cont’d)

F: Agenda: Conferences (No Class)


3/21-3/25

M: Reading: Doyle Campus Sex Campus Security

They Say, I Say, Chapter 8 “Connecting the Parts”

DUE: Groups 2 and 3 DQs, Everyone Comments

ESSAY 1 DRAFT 2 DUE MONDAY AT MIDNIGHT (EMAIL THEM TO ME, CC: YOUR GROUP MEMBERS)

Agenda: Sentence Outlines, “Coming to terms” with your text, Anticipating Counterarguments

W: DUE: Reader-responses (EMAIL THEM TO ME, CC: YOUR GROUP MEMBERS BY THE START OF CLASS)

Agenda: Workshops

F: Agenda: Sentence Outlines, Workshops


3/28-4/1

Enjoy your Spring Break!

 


4/4-4/8

M: Agenda: Conducting Research through the UD Library databases, Google Scholar, and other sources — A Possible Visit to the Library

W: Reading: They Say, I Say, Chapter 9

F: DUE: Informal Proposals for Final Research Essays


4/11-4/15

M: Reading: They Say, I Say, Chapter 10 “The Art of Metacommentary”

W: DUE: Essay 2 Draft 1 (by Tuesday at Midnight)

Agenda: Conferences (No Class)

F: Agenda: Conferences (No Class)


4/18-4/22

M: Agenda: Conferences (No Class)

W: DUE: Essay 2 Draft 2

F: Workshops


4/25-4/29

M: Workshops

W: Workshops

F: DUE: Essay 2 Final Draft BY FRIDAY 4/29 AT MIDNIGHT


5/2-5/6

M: Turning papers into presentations

W: Workshops: Writing to read, Reading writing out loud, Multimodal Composition

F: Workshops: Presentational dos and don’ts


5/9-5/13

M: Workshops

W: Presentations

F: Presentations