RHT 095-006 - Meets M 7-9:45pm Room E313
Conferences will be on 5/13. You signed up for a time on 5/6. If you can't make the conference, please call or email to let me know.
PLEASE NOTE: Those of you scheduled to met me at any time before 7pm, come to my office in E102D for the conference. It's right around the corner from the computer classroom.
--The Portfolio Assignment (p. 157) is due. NO LATE PORTFOLIOS ACCEPTED.
--Be sure to have an exam Blue Book with you. You can buy one for less than a dollar at the Triton bookstore.
--Study the review sheet for the objective part of the final exam.
--The final draft packet of your illustration essay is due.
--Read pp. 121-136 in your book. You do not need to do the prewriting activities. You do, however, need to do a "5 Things Learned" explaining what you learned or reviewed about writing a "taking a position" essay. Each entry should be at least three sentences. You also need to answer the questions on p. 128 about the essay "Teens and Jobs," which is part of the reading assignment.
--If you want to practice a timed writing, give yourself 50 minutes. Be sure to really stop at 50 minutes. No matter how much you completed, feel free to email it to me for feedback. Use one of the five topics on the handouts distributed in class on the 22nd.
--Type up the outline for your illustration essay. Then complete a two-page rough draft and email it to me by noon on Thursday. I'll try and get it back to you by Saturday morning with comments. You'll need to bring all the pieces for the final draft packet to class next week to be able to turn in the packet by the end of class. You'll have time to rewrite in class. If you want to do your plan and read over my comments and use all of that input to rewrite by the time you get to class next week, that's fine. Then you won't have a s much to do during class and MAY be able to leave early, if your packet is in good shape.
--While you wait for my reply on your rough draft, complete the Rewriting Plan for the rough draft on pp. 109/110.
--Complete the introductions activity on pp. 93/94.
--Read pp. 89/90 and 96-105 in your book. Pay attention as you read because you'll have a quiz next week with some questions about essay structure. If you want to, you can complete a "5 Things Learned" assignment explaining what you learned about essay writing in these pages. Each of the five entries should be 3-5 sentences long. This is EXTRA CREDIT - NOT REQUIRED!!
--Choose one of your illustration paragraphs to rewrite eventually into an essay for your next major assignment. All you should do for next week, though, is complete three sides of freewriting about your topic: one side for each of the three supporting points from your original paragraph. Remember not to worry about correctness; just fill up the page. I would also suggest that you try and think in terms of stories you can tell to illustrate each of your points. Try and focus on stories in the freewrite if you can.
--You will take a quiz next week on essay structure (from the reading homework) and on descriptive writing (review p. 69 at least).
--Bring all of the pieces for the Final Draft packet of your descriptive paragraph. Be sure to include all the elements listed on the checklist distributed in class on 4/1. If you want to rewrite the rough draft into a final draft before next week to be ready to turn it in, you can. However, we still need to review the sample paragraph and some descriptive techniques. So all you're required to do is to complete the Rewriting Plan on p. 83 using your rough draft. If you never sent the rough draft to me, you need to do that as well in order to receive my comments. If you choose to rewrite before next week, be sure to also include the descriptive techniques on p. 85 as you rewrite and label them on the final draft. This is something we will go over in more detail next week. Remember, you'll still be expected to turn in the packet next week, but you'll have some time in class to work on the final draft after additional class discussion on rewriting descriptively.
--Using your graded illustration final draft packets, complete the reflection assignment on p. 67 in your book.
--Complete a rough draft for your descriptive paragraph. Email it to me as an attachment by midnight Wednesday. You do not have to do any rewriting until next week.
--In your book, complete the exercises on pp. 72, 77 and 78.
--If you got your graded final draft packets back on the 25th, be sure to bring them back with you on 4/1.
ATTENTION: Someone who was sitting on the right side of the room last Monday left a red flashdrive in the computer. If that was you, I have the flash drive and will bring it to class next week. If you need it before class, I will be around Monday afternoon afternoon.
--Read pp. 69-76 in your book. Fill in the blanks on pp. 74-75. You do not have to do the other exercises in this section; just look them over.
--Do the Journal Assignment on p. 73. Choose three topics and complete ONE SIDE of freewriting (remember the rules - keep writing and don't think too hard or make corrections). Remember it's okay to explore different options on the freewrite. For example, a makeover freewrite might jump from person to person who you think needs a makeover.
--After you complete the freewrites, read them over and decide on ONE journal topic to continue with. THis time, you will only write ONE paragraph. Once you decide which topic to move forward on, make sure to narrow it down before completing your 30-circle clustering. So if your freewrite was about your sister, your car and your house needing a makeover, be sure to decide on a narrow topic, so only ONE of these for the clustering. Number the circles and use no more than five spokes from the middle (five big points).
--If you didn't do p. 149 correctly--TWO different ways to correct each run-on (reread the directions), then do so, especially using the methods in your book which we discussed in class.
--If you didn't turn in your final draft packets for your illustration paragraphs, 3/25 is the last day to do so. Your final grade for each will be reduced by 10% (one letter grade) for lateness. After the beginning of class on 3/25, if the packets aren't turned in, the grades will be zeros.
I will not be available during our break, so if you think you might have questions about your packet(s), be sure to email any questions before Friday at noon.
No class next week, 3/18/13--Spring Break - relax!
Due Monday, 3/11/13
--The final draft packets of your illustration paragraphs are due. Put together the three packets following the checklists distributed in class on 3/4. Be sure to complete a three-sentence rewriting plan for each paragraph. The plans can be handwritten. Then rewrite each paragraph following my comments and your own plan. Check off my comments on the rough draft printout as rewrite to make sure you make all the changes. Print out two copies of the final draft. On one copy, highlight the changes from the rough draft (put an R if something was removed). Put the highlighted final draft in your packet. Bring the loose extra copy of each final draft with you to class.
--Read pp. 145 to 155. Do the exercises on p. 149 and 155.
--PLEASE NOTE: The only people who have to send me anything by Wednesday are those who never emailed the rough draft of their paragraphs for comments. If you already received comments on your drafts, the Wednesday deadline does not apply to you.
Due by Thursday, 2/28 at noon!
--Type up and email the remaining two rough drafts of your illustration paragraph topics. I'll send comments back via email by the next time we meet, but you don't need to do any rewriting until we meet to discuss my remarks on 3/4.
BY THURSDAY NOON!!
--Type up the rough draft for your stressful thing paragraph. Remember to use the corrected key sentences (incorporating my suggestions) from your outline. All you have to do is to fill in two to three sentences of illustrative detail after each supporting point sentence. And restate the topic sentence as a concluding sentence. The total sentences should be at least 11, although 14 is probably better. Email this draft to me at email@example.com. My preference is that you send it as an attached Word document. To be on the safe side, you may also want to copy the draft into the message box in case I can't open your attachment.
For next week
--Rewrite your outlines based on my comments. Save this under a different name from the original. Check off my comments as you make the changes to your original version. If you run into a comment or editing mark you don't understand, email me for clarification. When you're done, print out the new version and highlight whatever has changed from the first version. If you removed something, put an "R" in that spot. Staple the new version on top of the original with my comments.
If you never got my comments because you didn't email your outlines to me, you need to do so.
--Read pp. 141-142 and complete the exercise on p. 143 in your book.
--Complete the typed key sentence outline for each of your three illustration paragrpgh topics (the same ones you've been prewriting on). See p. 35/36 and p. 41 for directions and a sample. Use your clustering to help you figure out supporting points. Email these to me (they can be in one document) by Friday, 2/15. Please send them as attached Word documents. You can also copy and paste them into the email as backup in case i can't open your file for any reason. Remember I'm at firstname.lastname@example.org. Put your name and RHT 095PM in the subject line. Print out a copy to bring to class.
--Read the sample paragraphs on pp. 55/56 in your book. Find and label the four key sentences in each paragraph.
--Complete the activity on p. 53. If you aren't sure of an answer, it's better to guess than to leave it blank.
--If you didn't do the "Five Things Learned" assignment or misunderstood how and want to redo it, you can still do that and turn it in next week for credit.
--Complete 3 clusterings (see sample p. 34) for your three journal topics from p. 32. You do not have to worry about including the same details you used in your freewrite, but it's okay if you do. Each clustering must have at least 25 circles. Remember for the stressful thing in your life topic or the positive influence to NARROW DOWN YOUR TOPIC at this point. The clustering should not be about several stressful things in your life, but just about ONE. The positive influence topic (If you chose that one) should just be about ONE positively influential person in your life, not a few.
--Read pp. 17-23 and 29-37. Choose five concepts or ideas from these pages that seem like important ones (it helps to look for big headings). In your own words explain each concept in three to five sentences. If you don't understand something, you can include questions as part of your entry as well.
--Be sure to have your book and materials with you to get points.
Due Monday, 2/4
--Read the syllabus and complete both sides of the worksheet.
--Fill out both sides of the Student Information sheet.
--Buy your book and materials (listed on the syllabus).
--Complete the Paragraph Structure activity.
--Complete Journal One (p. 32).