FALL 2016

 

RHT 095-001  Meets 9-9:50am M/W in Room F302 // F in Room F203

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

HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS 

 

 

 

RHT 095 HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS - due 9/14/16-10/17/16

 

Due Wednesday, 9/14/16

--Read about topic sentences on pp. 43-45.

--For each of your three illustration topics, type up a topic sentence (can be on the same page) and email them to me no later than 8pm WEDNESDAY. I will review these and send my comments back to you via email. See the detailed assignment on p. 49 in your book for complete instructions.

Due Friday, 9/16/16

--Review pages 43-45 on topic sentences. Also watch the following topic sentence video. Feel free to take notes, although that is not required for the assignment. There will be a short quiz on topic sentences on Friday. 

Video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtPiZ8_CsD8 

--Read pp. 51-57 in your book.

Section 001-9am – Class meets in F203 on Friday.

Due Monday, 9/19/16

--Complete the MWL Sentence Structure topic (W2.1) within the Sentence Skills module in the Writing Skills

Learning Path. To receive full credit (15 points each) for a module you must complete the following:

o   Read the Overview or view the Animation

o   Complete the Recall 1 activity

o   Complete the Apply activity with a score of 60% or higher in two tries

o   Complete the Post-test with a score of 70% or higher in 2 tries **

 

--Complete the Key Sentence Outline Activity on p. 58.

 

BY NOON TUESDAY, 9/20, COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING AND EMAIL IT TO ME:

 

--Write a key sentence outline (see p. 57) for your stressful thing illustration paragraph. Look at pp. 57 and the top of p. 58 for examples. Remember that this will just be four sentences: your topic sentence (rewritten if I made suggestions in my comments) and three supporting point sentences. Your clustering can help you come up with the three supporting points. Remember that these must be distinct points (not repetitive), points of equal value (not “First my boss makes my job stressful” and “Secondly, it’s stressful when my boss yells at me for not wearing my nametag.” In this case, the second one is more specific than the first and is an example that should be in part one rather than its own supporting point.), and expressed as grammatically correct sentences. Email these outlines to me by NOON TUESDAY.

 

Due Wednesday, 9/21/16

--No homework due.

Due Friday, 9/23/16

--Read the paragraph on p. 16 and answer the questions about it on p. 17. If you don’t know an answer, don’t skip it. Guess or put “I don’t understand the question” in the blank. You will get points for attempted answers, not correct answers. This is an assessment to see what paragraph writing terms you are already familiar with.

 

Section 001-9am – Class meets in F203 on Friday.

Due Monday, 9/26/16

--In MWL, complete the Run-on topic (W2.3) in the Sentence Skills module in the Writing Skills Learning Path. To receive full credit (15 points each) for a module you must complete the following:

o   Read the Overview or view the Animation

o   Complete the Recall 1 activity

o   Complete the Apply activity

o   Complete the Post-test with a score of 70% or higher in 2 tries

 

--Reread pp. 51-56 in your book about Illustration Paragraph writing. Watch the video (link below) on the same topic. Write down three numbered sentences explaining what you learned (or reviewed) about drafting this type of paragraph. Also, look for two differences in terminology or drafting advice between the video and the book Writing Guide and write a sentence explaining each. The assignment will be five sentences total.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hP-CLjZjHBU 

Due Wednesday, 9/28/16

--Use my comments on your key sentence outlines as well as the assignment directions on p. 61 to rewrite your key sentence outlines. This includes revising AND editing them. The original and rewritten versions will be turned in. Remember detailed instructions are on p. 61.

--Complete the Run-on activity on p. 189. Only ONE of these is a correct sentence. Read the directions carefully. You are to provide two possible corrections for EACH of the nine run-ons, NOT USING A PERIOD OR SEMI-COLON BY ITSELF. Use one of the other methods found on pp. 185-187.

 

 

 

Due Friday, 9/30/16

--Complete the Transitions Activity on p. 35.

--Read pp. 43-47 in your book about Illustration Paragraph writing. Watch the video (link below) on the same topic. Write down three numbered sentences explaining what you learned (or reviewed) about drafting this type of paragraph. Also, look for two differences in terminology or drafting advice between the video and the book Writing Guide and write a sentence explaining each.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hP-CLjZjHBU 

Section 001-9am – Class meets in F203 on Friday.

 

DUE VIA EMAIL BY NOON SATURDAY--Compose the rough draft for your stress illustration paragraph. Refer to pp. 62-63 in your book for step-by-step instructions and guidance. You may also want to refer back to the sample paragraph on p. 16 and the Writing Guide on pp. 51-56 for additional review of illustration paragraph writing.

 

Due Monday, 10/3/16

--Read over the sample paragraphs on pp. 67/68 and label them as we labeled the sample paragraph

on p. 16.

 

Due Wednesday, 10/5/16

-- The rough draft of your second illustration paragraph is due via email by class time.

--Read pp. 191-194 in your book about identifying and fixing fragments. Complete the activity on p. 195.

Due Friday, 10/7/16

--Read over pp. 20-27, 63/64 and 69 about rewriting.

Section 001-9am – Class meets in F203 on Friday.

 

Due Monday, 10/10/16

 

--Complete the MWL Fragment topic (W2.2) within the Sentence Skills module in the Writing Skills

Learning Path. To receive full credit (15 points each) for a module you must complete the following:

o   Read the Overview or view the Animation

o   Complete the Recall 1 activity

o   Complete the Apply activity

o   Complete the Post-test with a score of 70% or higher in 2 tries

 

 

--The rough draft of your third illustration paragraph is due. Bring a printed copy of the draft to class with a completed rewriting plan (p. 71).

 

   

  Due Wednesday, 10/12/16 

 

 --The three final draft packets for your illustration paragraphs are due. Be sure to fill in the final draft packet checklist (p. 77 – completed sample p. 76) to match the pieces you actually have in each packet. You CANNOT turn in drafts that are not typed for credit. You also cannot turn in a packet with a rough draft that has not been rewritten into a final draft. You will not receive a grade for such a packet. You need to come to class with the packets ready to turn in. 

 

 

Due Friday, 10/14/16

 

--If you did not turn in any of your final draft packets on Monday, this is the last chance to turn them in AT THE BEGINNING OF CLASS for credit. Otherwise, the grade becomes a 0.

 

--No homework is due, but you will be completing a practice essay in class that counts toward your grade, so be sure to attend.  Also, to prepare to write this essay, I suggest you read over pp. 155-163.

 

Section 001-9am – Class meets in F203 on Friday.

 

Due Monday, 10/17/16

 

--Complete the MWL Subject-Verb Agreement topic within the Sentence Skills module in the Writing Skills Learning Path. To receive full credit (15 points each) for a module you must complete the following: 

 o   Read the Overview or view the Animation  

 o   Complete the Recall 1 activity 

 o   Complete the Apply activity  

 o   Complete the Post-test with a score of 70% or higher in 2 tries 

 

 

--Study for the midterm you'll be taking in class on Monday. A review sheet to help you focus your studying is on the next page.

 

 

 

 

 RHT 095   

 Midterm Exam Review Sheet 

   

 The lists below remind you of the concepts we’ve discussed so far this semester, which you’ll be tested on. The test will consist mostly of multiple choice, true/false and fill-in-the-blanks, identifying good versus bad topic sentences, evaluating and creating key sentence outlines. The numbers in parentheses indicate page numbers from your book that may be useful to review. 

   

 To study, make sure you can: 

 --Identify the prewriting techniques (p. 15)  

 --name the three major steps of the writing process and know the key purpose and techniques for each (p. 19) 

 --identify well-written topic sentences   (pp. 43-48) 

 --identify revising changes to improve unity or support or coherence (p. 20-21) 

 --know the correct location (for this class) for a topic sentence (p. 43) 

 --know the parts of a topic sentence and a supporting point sentence (p. 57) 

 --know the difference between editing and revising   (p. 19) 

 --know the purpose of unity, support, coherence (pp. 28/30) 

   

 Define these terms: 

 Topic sentence  

 Paragraph 

 Rough draft 

 Freewriting    

 Vague  

 Illustration paragraph 

 Sentence  

 Clause, independent and dependent  

 Unity 

 Support 

 Coherence 

   

 You need to review the following handouts or exercises: 

   

 Key sentence outline writing – p. 58

 Key Sentence Outline evaluations – p. 60

 Topic sentences – pp. 46 & 48

 Caps and plural editing  - pp. 197/198

 Run-on and fragment editing pp. 202-205

   

 

 

 

 

 Due 9/12/16


 --Complete the three illustration paragraph clusterings, using narrower versions of your journal topics (ex. ONE stressful thing in your life, ONE positive influence). Remember to follow the directions on p. 39 and review the sample on p. 40. Be sure that the outer circle details are specific. You should not write a clustering so vague that I could come up with the same one! Number each circle when finished and write the total number of circles at the top of the page. You should have already completed the stress clustering and shown it to me in class. If I said you needed to add to it or make it more detailed or focused on one specific topic, be sure to add your changes to the original before you turn it in for an official grade on Monday.

  --Watch the following video and write down three differences between the video explanation of the writing process and mine on p. 19 in your book. To explain a difference, you must include BOTH sides of the contrast. You can't just say "On page 19, it says XXXXX about prewriting." That doesn't explain the difference. Instead, you need to say "On page 19, it says XXXXX about prewriting, whereas in the video, it states XXXXXX."   

 
    http://www.watchknowlearn.org/Video.aspx?VideoID=12512   

Due by MIDNIGHT Monday:
--Complete the Parts of Speech, Phrases, Clauses topic (W1.1)within the Basic Grammar module in the Writing Skills Learning Path. Remember to access this from the main menu, you click Writing Skills / Learning Path / Basic Grammar (first box to the left). This topic is already highlighted. So all you have to do is click in the box on the right to access the specific activities I am requiring for this assignment. To receive full credit (15 points each) for the topic you must complete the following:
•    Read the Overview or view the Animation  
•    Complete the Recall 1 activity
•    Complete the Apply activity for practice and check your answers
•    Complete the Post-test with a score of 70% or higher in 2 tries

 

RHT 095 AM HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS - due 8/24/16 – 9/9/16

 

Due Wednesday, 8/24/16

--Two completed worksheets from the packet distributed in class on 8/22: Student Information Sheet and "Getting to Know Your Syllabus." Both sheets are double-sided. This should include reading through the syllabus in its entirety.

--Start buying your materials for class as soon as possible (see syllabus). Remember to wait until I tell you the correct book is available before purchasing RHT 095 Writer’s Reference (2016).

 

Due Friday, 8/26/16

    --One COMPLETE side of freewriting on your life in 2026. See p. 38 (last page of your handout packet) for a sample. You will have started this assignment in class on Wednesday.

Section 001 – 9am class – We will meet in F203 on Friday.

Section 002 – 10am class – We will meet in our usual classroom Friday.

 

 

Due Monday, 8/29/16

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

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j27mMyGWfM  

     --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. Use complete sentences! 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.

--Continue to purchase/gather your materials for this class. Your materials along with the Campus Resources Assignment (p. 11) will be due Friday, 9/2.

 

 

Due Wednesday, 8/31/16

    --No homework due. It would be a smart move to get some work done on Journal One though (due 9/7).

 

  

Due Friday, 9/2/16

    --Class materials and the Campus Resources Assignment. Before class, check off all of the materials YOU HAVE WITH YOU on the p. 11 checklist. Bring all materials as well as your stapled, initialed campus resources sheets to class.

 

Section 001 – 9am class – We will meet in F203 on Friday.

Section 002 – 10am class – We will meet in our usual classroom Friday.

 

NO CLASS 9/5/16 – LABOR DAY HOLIDAY

 

Due Wednesday, 9/7/16  - REVISED!!

     --Complete Journal One (p. 37), which consists of three FULL SIDES of freewriting--ONE side for each of the three topics you are using from p. 37. 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), can help. 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. 37 and the sample on p. 38. 

--Finish the Path Builder in MyWritingLab. Please let me know if you are having technical difficulties. Do NOT spend a lot of time getting frustrated trying to figure it out yourself. You should just be able to pick up where you left off on the saved test.

 
--Read over pp. 19-30 in the book and complete notes for these pages by following the 5 Things Learned Assignment on p. 13.

 

Due Friday, 9/9/16

     --Complete the clustering for your narrowed stress topic (following the directions on p. 39 and example on p. 40). Be sure to narrow the topic down where appropriate (ex. ONE stressful thing in your life like “my boss” or “going to the dentist”). Then brainstorm supporting points and details for that. It’s fine to duplicate ideas from your freewrite, but don’t look at the freewrite while you do the clustering. If you do, you’ll just be copying, not prewriting. Remember that the clustering must contain at least 25 circles (my assignment requirement). It shouldn't be the exact same clustering anyone writing about the stress of family life, for example, would come up with. Rather than vague words, it needs to get to the point where you have specific examples and details particular to YOU in the outer layer of the clustering. Number the circles on the sheet and include the total number for me to easily see.

Section 001 – 9am class – We will meet in F203 on Friday.

Section 002 – 10am class – We will meet in our usual classroom Friday.