RHT 095-001 - Meets M/W/F 10-10:50am Room E320
By midnight Friday (3/14/14), you need to complete the next topic of the Online Grammar Assignment: pronoun case/reference. This means you need to have completed 3 exercises for the topic at 80% or higher on the first try. If you score less than 80% on an exercise, you cannot redo that exercise but must choose another one under that topic. You DO NOT need to print anything out or even email anything to me. If you have my email address email@example.com listed as your instructor's email, I will be able to see all your work when I log in to the site.
Due Wednesday, 3/12/14
--Read pages 159-162 and complete the exercise on p. 163.
We will NOT meet in E-146. We'll meet in our usual classroom, E320.
Due Monday, 3/10/14
--If you turned in your three illustration paragraph packets on Friday (3/7), no homework is due. If any of your packets are late, they must be turned in on Monday at the beginning of class. From that point forward, you will receive no credit for these assignments
Due Friday, 3/7
--The three final draft packets for your illustration paragraphs are due. Each packet must contain all the pieces of the process that led up to the final draft. Each must also include a typed rough draft rewritten into a final draft. Just changing the heading from rough draft to final will not count. If the packet does not contain both, it will not be graded but returned to you. You'll have to resubmit the packet by the next class meeting and it will be lowered by two letter grades. Everything you need to include in the packets is listed on a checklist on p. 68. You are expected to check off what is actually in each packet. You are also expected to HIGHLIGHT the changes on the FINAL DRAFT, so I can see what you rewrote. This includes edits AND revisions. If it would help for you to explain why something is highlighted, do so (EX. I moved this sentence from the beginning to here). You should also put an "R" in any spot on the final draft where something was removed. In addition to the packets, remember to BRING AN EXTRA PRINTOUT OF EACH FINAL DRAFT, not stapled into the packets. Finally, if you do not have a packet Friday, this is the one kind of assignment that will be accepted late for a grade. However, it must be turned in by Monday and the grade will be lowered by 10%, or one letter grade. If you have one or two packets ready for Friday but not all three, turn in what you have ready on Friday to receive full credit for that.
Due Friday, 2/28
--Complete the activity on p. 55.
--By MIDNIGHT WEDNESDAY (2/26), you need to email me the third illustration paragraph rough draft.
FOR THOSE WHO HAVE NOT REGULARLY SUBMITTED DRAFTS ON TIME: Be sure the draft you send is a topic other than the stress topic if you want points for it. If you have not sent outlines yet (see p. 47), now would be the time to send those. Then backtrack to email me any other missing drafts. I do not guarantee I'll comment on all late drafts, so if you send me more than one late draft, let me know which one you would rather get comments on.
Due Wednesday, 2/26
--Read over p. 30 about transitions and complete the exercise on p. 31.
--Check your email if you didn't over the weekend. I sent reminders about late work. You need to get me late outlines and drafts as soon as possible, but always stay on track first with sending me what's due next that you can still earn points on.
Class will meet in E-146 on Wednesday. Be sure to have your flashdrive with you. Also bring any printed out drafts with my comments, and be prepared to ask me any questions.
Due Friday 2/28/14 BY MIDNIGHT - You need to complete the first three topics of the Online Grammar Assignment: capitalization, plurals and commonly confused words. This means you need to have completed 3 exercises for each topic at 80% or more on the first try. If you score less than 80 on an exercise, you cannot redo that exercise but must choose another one under that topic. You DO NOT need to print anything out or even email anything to me. If you have my email address firstname.lastname@example.org listed as your instructor's email, I will be able to see all your work when I log in to the site. See the Online Grammar Assignment sheet for specific instructions.
Due Monday, 2/24
--The rough draft of topic #2 is due by class time on Monday via email. Read over the online comments from rough draft number one and see if anything from those comments can help you compose the rough draft for topic #2. The third rough draft will be due by the end of class on Wednesday, March 26th. The final draft packets for all three paragraphs will be due Wednesday, 3/5. We will discuss these packets in detail before they are due. I just wanted to give you a heads-up about the due date.
--If you have not emailed me anything, outlines or the stress rough draft, you need to get going. If you don't turn in work, I'll have nothing to grade you on making it very difficult for you to pass the class!
--Label the parts of 53/54 as we did p. 11 in class.
Due Friday, 2/21/14
--If you did not finish rewriting your outlines and highlighting the changes, do that and staple the new printed version to the original with my comments. If you were late sending me your outlines, keep checking your email for my comments. Once you receive my comments, do the outline rewrite. If you do not receive comments before class on Friday, print out your version of the outlines and bring that to class.
--Write the rough draft of your stress paragraph. Remember to refer to the sample illustration paragraph on p. 11 as an example. Also, follow the writing guide on pp. 43-46 for reminders of how to draft the paragraph. Basically you will be adding about ten sentences to your outline. After each supporting point sentence, you need to add a few sentences of detailed example(s) that illustrate the point you made. If point number one is that you mother influenced you by teaching you the value of hard work, think of a specific time she did that and take a few sentences to tell the story. At the end of the paragraph, you will also add a concluding sentence, which is basically a reworded version of your topic sentence.
Remember to format this like a paragraph. Do NOT hit enter at the end of each line. Let the words wrap around automatically to the next line. Before you even start typing, you can press the "2" key and the "Ctrl" key at the same time to double space the document. If you single space it, before you send it to me, hit "ctrl" + "A" to highlight the whole document, and then double space it. Only indent once at the beginning by hitting the tab key since this is only one paragraph. If, however, you prefer to write this as an essay and you know how to write an introduction and conclusion, you can do so. But this is a paragraph assignment of 12-14 sentences, and that is all that is required.
Email the draft to me as an attached Word document as well as pasting the paragraph into the message area of your email in case I can't open your attachment. I will start deducting points if you don't send the attachment. If you don't know how, look in the "Computer Use" section of the book or ask me on Monday. The stress rough draft is due via email by class time on Friday.
--By midnight Friday, you need to complete the first two topics of the Online Grammar Assignment: capitalization and plurals. This means you need to have completed 3 exercises for each topic at 80% or more. If you score less than 80 on an exercise, you cannot redo that exercise but must choose another one under that topic. You DO NOT need to print anything out or even email anything to me. If you have my email address email@example.com listed as your instructor's email, I will be able to see all your work when I log in to the site.
Due Wednesday, 2/19/14
--Write a key sentence outline (example on page 47) for each of your three illustration paragraphs. Each outline should consist of four sentences: the topic sentence and three supporting point sentences. You can put all three outlines in one document (12 sentences total). Do not format this as a 12-sentence paragraph or even three 4-sentence paragraphs. Instead format each outline as on p. 47. Send me the Word document via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) as an attachment. In case I can't open your file, it's a good idea to include the outlines as the message of your email. These are due by noon Tuesday to guarantee receiving my rewriting comments. Print out and bring a hard copy to class with you on Wednesday.
--Complete the practice key sentence outlines on p. 49.
We will meet in E146 on Wednesday. Remember that the CAPS and PLURAL online exercises are due Friday. You might want to start this before Wednesday, so you can ask any questions, especially since this is the first time you're doing this assignment.
Due Monday, 2/17/14
--Write a topic sentence for each of your illustration paragraph (clustering) topics. Type up these three sentences and email them to me as an attached Word document. The instructions for attaching Word documents to emails are in the Computer/Internet Use section of your book. If you aren't sure if you're doing the attachment correctly, also copy the topic sentences into the text box of the email. That way, even if I can't open your attachment, I can see your three topic sentences. I need to receive these by noon Saturday.
--Read over page 39 about topic sentences again. Then complete the exercises on pages 40, 41 and 42.
--Complete the Campus Resources Assignment.
Due Friday 2/14/14
--Read the paragraph on page 11 in your book, and answer the questions on page 12 about it. This is an assessment to see where you're at. So if you don't know an answer, that's okay. However, you need to provide an answer for every question. Either take a guess or explain what you don't know. EX. I can't answer because I don't know what transitions are.
--We reviewed the online grammar exercise assignment that will be ongoing throughout the semester. Remember, though, that there are due dates for finishing exercises in specific topics. The first two topics--capitalization and plurals--are due on 2/21. It's a good idea to get at least one exercise done as soon as possible, so I can check whether or not your results are showing up in my grade book at the web site. If you weren't in class on Wednesday, be sure to ask me for this assignment handout next time.
--The Campus Resources assignment is due Monday, the 17th.
Due Wednesday 2/12/14
--Read pages 13-19, 28-30, 39 and 43-47 in your book. Complete a "Five Things Learned" assignment (directions on page 9).
--In class on Monday, a Campus Resources assignment sheet was passed out and reviewed. This is due Monday, 2/17. If you weren't in class, be sure to get the sheet from me on Wednesday.
--Class will meet in E-146 on Wednesday.
Due Monday 2/10/14
--In class Friday, I checked your stressful thing clustering to make sure you were doing it correctly. Using any feedback you got about that, complete a 25-circle clustering for each of your other two Journal One topics. Be sure your topic is narrow: ONE positive influence or ONE proud moment even if you freewrote about several. The mayor and heritage topics probably don’t have to be narrowed down. Bring all three clusterings to turn in for points. Remember to review assignment instructions on p. 36 and the sample on p. 37 if you are confused.
--If you didn't turn in the grammar assessment on Friday, you need to turn it in Monday whether it's done or not.
--If you did not turn in your writing sample because you have questions on my comments, be sure to bring that with you on Monday to review and turn back in.
--Monday will be the last day to get points for your course materials. If you have not bought the book and put it in a binder, you need to do that by Monday or set up a time to talk to me about it outside of class, so we can resolve the issue.
Due Monday 2/3/14
--Get your book and materials, bring them to class Monday (and every class thereafter).
--Complete Journal One. The directions are on the handout distributed in class this week. If you missed getting that, you can also find the assignment on p. 34 of your book with a sample freewrite on p. 35.
Due Wednesday 2/5/14
--No homework other than making sure you have your book and materials with you.
--Class meets in E-146.
Due Friday 2/7/14
--Choose ONE thing that stresses you out that you wrote about it in your journal freewrite. Using that narrowed topic, create a 25-circle clustering with three to five level-two circles. Be sure to number all the circles and include the total on the page as well. See assignment directions on p. 36 and sample on p. 37 in your book.
--The Grammar Assessment passed out in class last week is due. Be sure to only spend 40 minutes on it. Stop at that point even if you aren't done. This is an assessment to see where you are at, so the results will not negatively affect your grade unless you don't do it at all. In that case, you'll lose activity points.