The week of 5/13--
Monday, 5/13 - You need to have the blue book (available at Triton Bookstore for 50 cents or so). You'll be writing an essay in class in 50 minutes. The topic choices will be given to you that day.
For the second half of class, you'll take Part Two of the Writing Final, which will mainly consist of responding to questions about a sample essay. We reviewed for this on Friday.
Wednesday, 5/15 - Your portfolio assignment is due (p. 175). In class, you'll be taking your Reading Final. We reviewed for this on 5/10.
Friday 5/17 - You'll meet with me at your assigned conference time in our usual classroom to review your course grades, blue book and portfolio.
Due Friday, 5/10/13
--The final draft packet for your descriptive contrast essay is due. Be sure to use the checklist when putting together the packet so that all required pieces are included.
--If you want to continue with the essay you started in class on Wednesday for timed writing practice, feel free. Give yourself 35 more minutes and see how far you get. If you want my feedback, do this on the computer so you can email it to me for feedback. Or you could handwrite it if you prefer, but then you have to scan it and send it to me. Remember to only give yourself 35 more minutes. Or if you'd rather choose one of the other practice topics and start over, give yourself 50 minutes and send me that one. This is optional, or NOT REQUIRED.
Due Wednesday, 5/8/13
--Your materials from "The Metamorphosis" are due, including the annotated novella and the five completed worksheets.
--Read pp. 121-129 in your writing book.
We'll meet in E-146. Be sure you have your flash drive with you (the one with your descriptive contrast draft on it). If you have any questions on that essay, Wednesday will be the last chance to ask me before you turn it in on Friday. Remember that no late papers will be accepted on this. Friday (5/10) will be the ONLY day to turn in the descriptive contrast final packet.
--No specific homework due for Monday. Be sure to have your "Metamorphosis" materials with you. Remember that they aren't due until Wednesday.
--If you want me to review your descriptive contrast essay, be sure to email it to me by midnight Friday. This is optional.
--For extra credit points, you can complete the activity on p. 98.
--Read the essay on p. 93 in your writing book, and complete the outline for it on p. 94.
--If you want me to provide feedback on your rough draft, email it to me by midnight Friday night.
--Be sure to have all of your "Metamorphosis" worksheets with you as well as the annotated copy itself.
--Complete Part 3 of "The Metamorphosis." This includes reading and annotating pp. 236-246 and completing pp. 251 and 252. Remember that you need to do four vocabulary words even if the number 4 is not visible on the worksheet.
--Study for the quiz on p. 19 word parts and including and documenting research. It might help to look at the handout with 20 questions about the sample problem/solution with research essay.
--Complete the outline for the descriptive contrast essay. It will consist of seven key sentences.
--Complete the clustering for the descriptive contrast essay. Add 20 details to the clustering you previously did. Please use a different color or highlight them. Remember to think in tems of sensory details. Then complete a new 45-circle clustering for the contrasting side that you'll be adding to the rewrite.
-- “The Metamorphosis” Part Two (pp. 227-236) is due. Read, annotate and complete the worksheet on p. 249.
-- Read over the Descriptive/Contrast Essay handout. Be ready to ask any questions about it on Friday.
On Monday, you'll have the last Word Parts Quiz (on p. 19 word parts). Your contrast prewriting and outline (to be discussed in class on Friday) will be due.
--Complete the first part of your fiction reading assignment:
- Read pp. 217-226 of "The Metamorphosis." Annotate as you read, making notes on the fiction elements we dicussed in class. Also, circle unknown words and summarize the plot in the margins. If any questions come to mind, jot them down or at least mark the passages with a question mark. You can use a highlighter color coding system as long as you have a key for me to follow and also include notes on the text. Be prepared for a quiz on this part. You'll be allowed to use your annotations.
- Complete pp. 247 and 248. Be sure to use complete sentences in the discussion question answers. And for numbers 1-4, provide page numbers that have textual evidence to back up your answers.
--Complete the flashcards for p. 19 MRR word parts.
--The final draft packet and reading process assignment for pp. 213/214 that were due on Friday will be due.
--The flashcards for p. 19 will be due too.
--The first part of "The Metamorphosis" annotations and worksheets will not be due until Wednesday.
--The final draft packet of the Problem/Solution Essay with Research is due. Be sure to follow the checklist distributed in class when putting together the packet. Remember to highlight changes to FD and annotate the draft as noted on the checklist. It may be tough to staple this together, so you can use a clip if that works better.
--Complete a Reading Process Assignment for the biography of Franz Kafka on pp. 213/214 in your book.
--Complete the revised rough draft with research, meaning make sure you have two to four in-text citations in your paper as well as a Works Cited page. Bring TWO printed copies of this draft to class on Wednesday. Be sure to have your articles with you in case I have any questions. Also have your flash drive with you.
--Use this draft and my comments to complete the Rewriting Plan on pp. 167/168 in your writing book.
--Read Chapter 5 MRR and complete the activities on pp. 105 and 106.
--Annotate your three research articles.
--Complete the worksheet distributed in class on Friday. You are to answer the 20 questions about the Sample Problem/Solution Essay handout previously passed out in class. It's the one about transportation problems in Chicago.
--Read over the fiction assignment handout, and be prepared with any questions on Monday.
--If you needed to redo a part or all of your summary assignment, be ready to turn it in for a grade on Monday.
--Compose the 3-4 page typed rough draft of your education problem/solution essay. Do NOT use research yet in the draft. Use ideas from your prewriting chart, freewriting and commented-on outline as well as the problem final draft. Email the draft to me by class time Friday. You need to annotate JUST THE PRINTOUT by doing the following:
- Highlight changes to intro and problem paragraphs if you made changes from the graded final draft
- Label the part of the introduction, parts of key sentences, anecdotes or scenarios, tie-in sentences
- Box the transitions
--Using the Research Assignment handout distributed in class on Wednesday, look up and print three articles from the list. You do not need to anything other than print them and bring them to class at this point.
--If you need to rework the summary assigment returned to you on Wednesday (you only got it back already if something needed to be redone or completed), that will be due on Monday.
--Complete the 7-sentence typed outline for your Education Problem/Solution essay. It might help you to model yours on the sample outline passed out in class on Monday. At least read over that one. I suggest you pull up your education problems outline on the computer, check my rewriting comments on these sentences on the various drafts and make any necessary changes. The thesis MUST be rewritten to shift the focus from the problems to the solutions (see the sample thesis). Once you have rewritten the thesis and whatever problem sentences need work, then focus on adding the three new solution topic sentences, one to follow each problem topic sentence.
--Complete two sides of freewriting for the education problem/solution topic. Try and focus (as much as you can in a freewrite) on anecdotes and/or scenarios that could illustrate the problems or solutions.
--Study p. 18 and the Chapter 4-Making Reading Relevant topics discussed in class for your word parts quiz. Remember that this time you'll have to highlight the word part within the fill-in-the-blank answer as well as the context clue in the sentence.
--Complete the Critical Reading Worksheet for "My Black Skin Makes My White Coat Vanish" (p. 207 in your writing book).
--Read pp. 133-144 in your writing book. Answer the questions on p. 142 regarding the essay on p. 141 ("Teenagers and Jobs"). If you annotate the essay as well, you'll receive 5 points extra credit.
--Finish brainstorming five characteristics of a written summary. Then analyze the differences between the rough and final drafts of a summary on p. 205. Note five changes between the rough and final drafts. Number each one. You can do this right on the text if you like.
NOTE: No class on Friday - Triton's Spring Holiday!
--The Reflection Assignment is due (p. 81).
--If you received an NG rather than a grade on any packets, include the missing piece(s) and resubmit the whole packet to me by Monday in order to receive some points.
--Complete the flashcards for the word parts on p. 18 in your reading book.
--Using your graded (and returned on Monday) final draft packets, complete the top half of the Illustration Reflection assignment on p. 81 in your writing book. Stop after you list the two editing errors you'll check for next time. Remember to bring your graded final draft packets back to class on Wednesday.
--Complete a Reading Process Assignment using the bulleted directions handout. For this one, add a one-sentence summary for each paragraph to the list of requirements. Because of that addition, the possible point total for this one will be 20 rather than 15.Use the essay distributed in class (about spanking kids in school).
--Read Chapter 4 of MRR. Complete either Cornell Notes (with at least two summaries) or "7 Things Learned " for the chapter. Also, complete the exercises we reviewed in class on the following pages: 84-86, 89. 90-91, 94. 97. Be sure these are done in such a way that they can be handed in and not just checked off in your book. You can also do the pre-test before you read and redo it as a post-test afterwards. Show both results for a few points extra credit.
--Study for the Midterm Writing Quiz.
--Complete the Reading Process Assignment as discussed in class for the essay on p. 207 in your writing book. Remember to add an additional bullet point to the handout directions stating that you must include nine numbered sentences that express the point and/or purpose of each paragraph. Ask yourself what the writer is trying to say and why she included this paragraph in the essay? This particular assignment will be worth 20 points toward your reading grade.
--The word parts quiz for p. 17 MRR will be on Wednesday. I did not give the quiz on 3/11.
--Complete the last three parts of the Reading Process Assignment for the essay we read on p. 203 in your writing book. THose parts include the brief summary, post-reading freewrite and three vocabulary word entries. See the handout distributed in class for detailed instructions.
--You need to turn in the final draft packets for your three illustration essays.
--Study your flashcards for the word parts quiz.
Due Friday, 3/8/13
--Read Chapter 3 of Making Reading Relevant and complete the note-taking assignment distributed in class on 3/6. See below for assignment details if you weren't in class:
CHAPTER 3 – Reading assignment – 15 points
- Complete the pretest for Chapter 3 on p, 43.
- Instead of the usual “5 Things Learned” assignment, you will combine this assignment with Cornell Notes practice.
- Pages 65 and 66 explain what Cornell Notes are and provide an example using “Textbook Reading Methods” as an example at the bottom of p. 66.
- Copy this example into your notebook to start, but rewrite the summary in your own words. Remember to use complete sentences for the summaries.
- Then do a similar entry for the other four major topics covered in the chapter: letters A, C, D and E in the Chapter Preview (p. 42). Put each one of these topics on its own side of a sheet (three sheets total).
Due Wednesday, 3/6/13
--Complete the Rewriting Checklist/Plan on pp. 71/72 for your animal transformation essay. Remember this involves writing specific rewriting notes on the draft.
We will meet in our usual classroom, E307 on Wednesday. However, we'll spend some time in E-146 for rewriting. Be sure to bring your flashdrive that contains your drafts with you to class.
Due Monday, 3/4/13
--Complete a Rewriting Plan for the 2023 and education drafts.
Rewriting Plan Directions:
Read all revising comments and editing marks. Create a rewriting plan. In your own words, explain at least two strengths of your essay. Also point out two areas you will REVISE. For each revision, explain WHAT you’ll do--ADD, REMOVE, REARRANGE, REWORD—and WHY you’ll do it—to improve UNITY, SUPPORT, COHERENCE. Also find two recurring editing errors. Write out an example of each type of error and explain how you’ll fix it. The order of importance for editing errors is RO, FRAG, SV, VT, PRO, MW, WW. So if you have run-ons and subject-verb and wrong word errors, stick to RO and SV for now. Number these six entries of your Rewriting Plan. Use this paper or separate lined paper. Use COMPLETE SENTENCES for this assignment.
Remember, you’ll need to check off my revision comments and editing marks as you address them while rewriting. On the resulting final draft, highlight (by hand) anything that changed through revision or editing since the rough draft. If you removed something, put an “R” in that spot on the final draft.
The rewritten version of your essays will not be due until the final draft packet is due on 3/11. Use the comments on your 2023 and education drafts, though, to help you avoid similar issues on your transformation rough draft (due 3/4).
--Email the rough draft of the transformation essay by class time Monday. Be sure to bring a print out to class. We will be using these essays for an activity. Your grade will depend on having the draft with you.
--Complete the flashcards for p. 17 MRR.
Due Friday, 3/1/13
--Read p. 38 in your writing book, and complete the activity on pp. 39/40.
--Annotate your printed education essay as we annotated the sample essays in class: parts of the introduction and conclusion, parts of the key sentences, label any anecdotes or scenarios in the margin, box transitions that connect examples within the supporting paragraphs, label any thought patterns (contrast, process analysis, cause/effect) you used. If you provided a series of examples in a supporting paragraph, number them in the margin.
Due Wednesday, 2/27/13
--Your education problems illustration essay rough draft is due by class time Wednesday via email. Be sure to bring a printout to class as well. Remember if you don't get this emailed to me on time, you won't get my comments, and your grade will be affected as well as your writing progress.
Be sure to bring the flash drive with you that contains your rough drafts.
Due Monday, 2/25/13
--Study for the word parts quiz.
--Read pp. 59-64 in your writing book and annotate the essays as we did with "The Hazards of Moviegoing." Label the parts of the key sentences, parts of the introductions, box transitions, circle unknown words, and mark any anecdotes or scenarios.
Due Friday, 2/22/13
--Complete the rough draft of your ideal 2023 life essay. Be sure to follow the format discussed in class: 5 paragraphs, in 12 point font, with 1 inch margins, and double-spaced. It must be at least two full pages with a minimal heading. Do not worry too much about your introduction. Email the draft to me by class time Friday. Print out a copy to bring to class.
--Read the sample supporting paragraphs on p. 53 in your writing book. Complete the activity on p. 54. You do not need to write an anecdote or scenario as it states in the directions. Just read the three paragraphs, and indicate where an anecdote or scenario could have been used to illustrate the point.
--Journal One (see the handout distributed in class Monday or p. 44 in your writing book for topics).
--A "Five Things Learned" assignment is due for Chapter One of Making Reading Relevant. Follow the directions on the handout distributed in class on Wednesday. If you still don't have the book, it's on reserve in the library. You can get it by going to the circulation desk and asking for the book by name. You cannot remove the book from the library, so you either have to work there or copy the required pages. Bring your Triton ID with you.
--On Wednesday (2/6) your first set of flashcards will be due. The assignment directions are on p. 194 of the writing book. The word parts to use are on p. 15 of the reading book. A full set will be 20 cards, but whatever you completed in class on Friday counts toward that. So if you completed three cards, you have 17 left to do for Wednesday.
--Campus Resources Asst (p. 13) Due Monday, 2/4.
--Journal One (see the handout distributed in class Monday for topics) is due 2/4.
--For Monday (2/4), a "Five Things Learned" assignment is due for Chapter One of Making Reading Relevant. Follow the directions on the handout distributed in class on Wednesday. If you still don't have the book, it's on reserve in the library. You can get it by going to the circulation desk and asking for the book by name. You cannot remove the book from the library, so you either have to work there or copy the required pages. Bring your Triton ID with you.