FALL 2015


RHT 095-001  Meets 9-9:50am M/F in Room F306 // W in Room E146

RHT 095-002  Meets 10-10:50am M/F in Room F206 // W in Room E146



Homework due 8/24/15 - 9/9/15

Due Wednesday, 8/26/15

    --Two completed worksheets from the packet distributed in class on 8/24: Student Information Sheet and "Getting to Know Your Syllabus." This should include reading through the syllabus in its entirety.

     --Start buying your materials for class as soon as possible (see syllabus).

    Class meets in the same room as on 8/24.

Due Friday, 8/28/15

    --One COMPLETE side of freewriting. See p. 35 for a sample. You will have started this assignment in class on Wednesday.

Due Monday, 8/31/15

     --Watch the YouTube video on prewriting by clicking on this link:


     --If the link doesn't work for any reason, go to Google and type in "the writing process: prewriting you tube" and click on the entry in the search results that has several blue ovals. This video is about ten minutes long. You might need to watch it a couple of times to be sure you understand it. Choose three things you learned or reviewed in the video and EXPLAIN each in YOUR OWN WORDS. Do NOT just write a direct quote from the video. It's best to watch it a few times, turn it off, and reflect on what stood out as the most important ideas for your "notes."

If you have any questions about the video or topic, please write those down also.

Due Wednesday, 9/2/15

    --Class materials and the Campus Resources Assignment. Bring all all this to class and check off what you have with you on the checklist in the handout packet.

     --CLASS WILL MEET IN E146!!

Due Friday, 9/4/15

     --Read pages 13-19 and 28-30 in your book. Complete a "5 Things Learned" assignment (see book p. 9 for detailed directions for this type of assignment).

     --If you did not complete MyWritingLab registration and diagnostic test in class on Wednesday, finish that for homework.


Due Wednesday, 9/9/15

     --Complete Journal One (p. 34), which consists of three FULL SIDES of freewriting--ONE side for each of the three topics you are using from p. 34. Everyone has to use topic #1 (something that stresses you out) as one of the three topics. Remember to make this about your own experience rather than a general piece of writing about all people. It's about YOU. You can either dive deeply into one idea in your freewrite or explore several. For example, your freewrite can be one whole side just about how stressful it is to be in college, or it can cover your stress at school, home, work--follow your mind wherever it goes. As we discussed in class, other prewriting techniques like listing (good to do before you freewrite) or questioning (jot "who, what, where, when, why, how" in the white space at the top of your page. If you get stuck, a glance at those question words may help you KEEP WRITING. It's best to write as much as possible in one sitting. The longer you freewrite in one stretch, the more likely you'll get past the general, predictable ideas to ones that are more unique to you. Refer back to the reminders on how to do this assignment on p. 34 and the sample on p. 35. 

     --CLASS MEETS IN E146!!