FALL 2017

 

RHT 095-001  Meets 9-9:50am - Mon/Wed in Room F302 // Fri in Room F203

RHT 095-002  Meets 10-10:50am - Mon/Wed in Room F206 // Fri in Room F203

 

HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS 

 

 

 

 RHT 095 HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS - due 9/22/17-10/23/17

 

Due Friday, 9/22/17

--No homework is due. However, you could go to your Triton email before class and read my comments on your key sentence outlines, so you are ready to ask me any questions about them. You’ll be able to print them out with comments in class.

We meet in F203.

 

Due Monday, 9/25/17

--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 together stapled with the changes highlighted ON THE REWRITE. Remember detailed instructions are on p. 61.

 

--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.

 

--Reread pp. 51-56 in your book about Illustration Paragraph writing. Write down five numbered sentences explaining what you learned (or reviewed) about drafting this type of paragraph.

 

Due Wednesday, 9/27/17

--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, 9/29/17

 

--Complete the Transitions Activity on p. 35.       CLASS MEETS IN F203.

 

DUE VIA EMAIL BY 12PM (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. Remember to USE YOUR REWRITTEN KEY SENTENCES FROM YOUR OUTLINE IN THE ROUGH DRAFT. 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. Remember to email this as an attached Word document AND copy and paste the paragraph into the message box of your email. That way if I cannot open your document, I can still read and comment on your draft.                            

Due Monday, 10/2/17

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

on p. 16.

 

Due Wednesday, 10/4/17

--DUE VIA EMAIL BY CLASS TIME--Compose the rough draft for your second illustration paragraph topic. THIS IS NOT A REWRITE OF ROUGH DRAFT #1. This is the rough draft for one of your topics other than the stress one. Remember to USE YOUR REWRITTEN KEY SENTENCES FROM YOUR OUTLINE IN THE ROUGH DRAFT. 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.

 

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

 

Due Friday, 10/6/17

 

--No homework is due. However, we will be working on rewriting in class, so be sure to have digital versions of your drafts with you or accessible to you in class.

 

CLASS MEETS IN F203.

 

 

Due Monday, 10/9/17

--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). You do not need to email this draft to me.

 

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

 

--BY MIDNIGHT 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

 

 

Due Wednesday, 10/11/17

 --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. Turn in whatever packets are ready. You can still turn these in for a grade Friday with a 10% deduction from your grade for late submission. After Friday, no credit will be issued for illustration paragraph packets.

 

Due Friday, 10/13/17

--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.

 

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

 

CLASS MEETS IN F203.

 

 

Due Monday, 10/16/17

--Complete the MWL Subject-Verb Agreement topic (W2.4) 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, 10/16. A review sheet to help you focus your studying is on the next page.

 

 

Due Wednesday, 10/18/17

--No homework due.

 

Due Friday, 10/20/17

--No homework due.  Class meets in F203.

 

Due Monday, 10/23/17

--Complete the MWL Consistent Verb Tense topic (W2.5) 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                           

 

--Complete the Illustration Reflection Assignment on p. 85 in your book. A completed sample is provided on pp. 83/84 in the book. Basically, what you’ll do for this assignment is use your own writing to improve your writing moving forward. You’ll review my comments on your graded illustration final draft packets and summarize what strengths you should be sure capitalize on and which areas of your writing need improvement. You will also specifically review the editing marks on the rough and final drafts and analyze how you’ll find and fix such errors in the future.

 

--Read over pp. 95-97 in your book and fill in the blanks. You may need to refer to p. 89.

 

 


 

 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

   

 

 

RHT 095-AM HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS - due 8/23/17 – 9/18/17

 

Due Wednesday, 8/23/17

--Complete the Student Information Sheet (pp. 7/8).

--Complete the “Getting to Know Your Syllabus” sheet (pp. 9/10). Be sure to read over the syllabus as part of this assignment.

NOTE: Both of these are included in the packet passed out in class on 8/21. If you already bought the book, you can find these assignments in there as well.

--Although your class materials won’t be due until 9/1, start buying them as soon as possible (see the list on page one of the syllabus).

Be sure to bring your syllabus with you to the bookstore, so the salesperson will help you find the correct books/materials.

 

Due Friday, 8/25/17

--One FULL side of freewriting on your life in 2027. A full side means from the TOP line to the BOTTOM line. The writing should go all the way to the right EDGE (not margin line) of the paper. If you forget to do this, add more writing on the reverse side. In the blank space ABOVE the top line, label the page with “2027 freewrite,” the date, the total amount of time spent on that freewrite and your name.
See p. 38 (last page of your handout packet) for a sample. You will have started this assignment in class on Wednesday.

Follow the general rules of freewriting: don’t worry about correctness, don’t reread, erase or cross out. DO NOT USE A DICTIONARY. The point is to turn off the part of your brain that censors your ideas and just let them flow! It may be hard to get used to at first, so be patient.

Class will meet in F203 on Friday.

 

Due Monday, 8/28/17

 --Watch the YouTube video on prewriting by going to this URL address:

  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 and to work on the

  Campus Resources Assignment (p. 11) that will be due on 9/1.                                                    

 

Due Wednesday, 8/30/17

--No homework due. It would be a smart move to get some work done on Journal One though (due 9/6).

 

Due Friday, 9/1/17

--Read over pp. 31-33 in your book to become familiar with the MWL assignments for the semester.

--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.

    

NO CLASS 9/4/17 – LABOR DAY HOLIDAY

 

Due Wednesday, 9/6/17

--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. 

--Read book pp. 19-30 and complete a 5 Things Learned assignment (detailed directions on p. 13).

--Complete the MWL Writing Skills Pathbuilder if you didn’t complete it in class.

 

Due Friday, 9/8/17

--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.

--Read pp. 177-180 in your book.

--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 Monday, 9/11/17

--You will turn in clusterings for all three of your narrowed illustration paragraph topics (including resubmitting the stress clustering). See previous entry (and p. 38) for reminders about this assignment.

 

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

 

Due Wednesday, 9/13/17

-- Read pp. 51-57 and pp. 43-45 in your book about 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 

THE FOLLOWING ASSIGNMENT WILL BE DUE WEDNESDAY BY 8PM:

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

 

*This is a short assignment but an important one. Be sure to complete it. Otherwise, I cannot give you feedback, which is an essential part of the class. Skipping this one assignment could cause you to fall behind on your first major writing assignments. The assignment is just THREE SENTENCES. Even if you’re a bit confused about the assignment, give it a try. My only way of getting a sense of what you do or do not understand is to see your work each step of the way.

    

Due Friday, 9/15/17

--On Thursday, check your email for my feedback on your topic sentences. Read over my comments and be prepared to ask me any questions about rewriting them in class on Friday.

 

--Review the topic sentences pages or any notes you took on those pages or the topic sentence video to review prepare for the topic sentence quiz.

                                                                                                                                   

Due Monday, 9/18/17

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

 

--(BY MIDNIGHT MONDAY) 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

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

 

BY NOON TUESDAY, 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 rewritten topic sentence 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.