SPRING 2017

 

RHT 095-001  Meets 10-10:50am - Mon/Fri in Room F211 // Wed in Room F202

RHT 095-005  Meets 9-9:50am - Mon/Fri in Room F305 // Wed in Room F203

 

HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS 

 

 

 

RHT 095-am Homework Assignments    3/29/17-Final Conferences


Due Wednesday, 3/29/17

 

--By MIDNIGHT WEDNESDAY, 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 

 

Class meets in F203.

 

 

Due Friday, 3/31/17

 

--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.

 

Due Monday, 4/3/17

 

--By MIDNIGHT, 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 

 

--By class time, complete the MWL Describing topic (W6.1) within the Paragraph Development 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 Descriptive Clustering assignment (p. 93). Remember that this is just about the OUTSIDE of a house, real or imagined. You MUST use one of the dominant impression words in the bulleted list on p. 93 as the focus of your descriptive clustering. As far as supporting points, I suggest you use one of the three-part structures I offer on p. 93. As you brainstorm, come up with as much sensory detail as possible, with each new detail, each new adjective even, in its own circle. This clustering needs to have at least 40 circles. You need to number each circle and put the total number on the clustering. It should help you to refer to the clustering sample passed out in class on Friday.

 

 

Due Wednesday, 4/5/17

 

--Complete a key-sentence outline and rough draft for your descriptive paragraph about the house—using your descriptive clustering to help you write this. Bring hard copies of the outline and draft (which should be AT LEAST 14 sentences long). Be sure you also have digital versions of these with you (on a flash drive or accessible via email).

 

Class meets in F203.


Due Friday, 4/7/17

 

--Bring your outline and most up-to-date version of your descriptive draft with you to class.

 

BY NOON SATURDAY 4/8/17

--Revise your descriptive rough draft. Follow the checklist on the top of p. 110 to help you identify where or what you need to ADD or REWORD to strengthen the descriptive detail. Remember to compare the final draft on the bottom of p. 110 to the rough draft on p. 103 to understand how this paragraph was revised. Understanding this example may help you have a better idea of how to revise your own draft. Once you complete revising your rough draft, save it with a different file name than the rough version. Email me a copy of this revised draft as an attachment AND pasted into the message box of your email. Also print two copies of the revised draft. On one copy, label the elements as they are labeled on the sample draft on the bottom of p. 110. Staple the labeled revised draft to your rough draft and clustering. Bring this to class along with the extra, unlabeled copy of the revised draft.

 

 

Due Monday, 4/10/17

 

--As stated in the entry for noon Saturday, print two copies of the revised draft. On one copy, label the elements as they are labeled on the sample draft on the bottom of p. 110. Staple the labeled revised draft to your rough draft and clustering. Bring this to class along with the extra, unlabeled copy of the revised draft.

 

--Bring your Argument Practice Essay #1 with my comments to class.

 

--By MIDNIGHT, complete the MWL Pronoun Reference (W2.7) 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.

 

Due Wednesday, 4/12/17

 

--Use the extra printout of your revised descriptive draft to complete the Rewriting Plan on p. 109. Remember that this involves labeling on the revised draft and evaluating on p. 109 what does or does NOT need revising and why. One or two word answers in this part of the plan are not acceptable. 

 

Class meets in F203.

 

 

NO CLASS FRIDAY, 4/14/17, SPRING HOLIDAY!


 Due Monday, 4/17/17

 

--No homework due.

 

 

Due Wednesday, 4/19/17

 

--Decide which graded illustration paragraph you’ll be rewriting into an essay. Bring all three graded illustration paragraph packets with you to class.

 

--The final draft packet of the Descriptive Paragraph is due:

 

REWRITING / DESCRIPTIVE FINAL DRAFT PACKET

1)     Read over the comments I provided for your revised draft. Make sure you understand them. Ask me if you don’t. Make the changes I recommended unless you have discussed not doing so with me directly.

2)    Read over your rewriting plan (p. 109) and rewriting notes on your draft. Make the changes you think are necessary to strengthen the dominant impression and provide clarity for the reader.

3)    Remember to work on REWORDING as you REVISE to combine sentences, use active verbs and concrete, sensory details. Also, be concise. For example, place adjectives BEFORE the nouns they describe. 

4)    It may help to review the comments on your illustration final drafts to avoid similar errors/issues. 

5)    Review the grading sheet on p. 111 to double check that you have fulfilled the expectations of the assignment.

6)    Rewrite the draft, save it with a file name different from that of the revised draft, and print out two copies of this final draft. 

7)    On one copy of the final draft, label the key elements as from p. 110.

8)    Also, on the FINAL DRAFT, highlight anything that changed from the rough draft. If you removed something, put a capital R where it was removed. 

9)    Use the checklist on p. 112 to put your final draft packet together. Note that the paragraph review sheet (p. 107) is optional (meaning it’s your choice whether to use it or not). Note that in addition to ROUGH DRAFT WITH HIGHLIGHTING, you need to also include REVISED DRAFT with Musker comments. So for full credit, your packet must include a rough draft, revised draft with my comments AND a rewritten final draft. If you turn it in with only one version, it will be returned to you, you’ll be required to resubmit it correctly by the next class meeting, and your grade will be reduced by 20%. If you don't turn the packet in on time Wednesday, you can still turn it in on Friday, starting one grade (10%) lower. After Friday (4/21/17), any packet not submitted (or resubmitted) will receive a grade of 0.

10).  Be sure to fill in the checklist and include it in your packet.   

 

--Read p. 113, 120-124 and p. 131. Complete a Five Things Learned assignment (directions p. 13) about what you learned about writing an illustration essay.

 

Class meets in F203.


Due Friday, 4/21/17

 

 --Complete your typed key sentence outline for the Illustration Essay (rewrite).  If it was well-written, use the outline from your illustration paragraph and just add the plan of development to the thesis. If the supporting points in your paragraph were too narrow to develop enough support for an essay, then broaden your overall topic or main point and use your original paragraph as ONE supporting paragraph for your rewrite. Then you’ll have to come up with two more supporting points for the essay (follow #2-4 on p. 128).

 

 --Complete three full sides of freewriting, one side for each supporting point. Remember this is FREEWRITING, not a rough draft. DO NOT WORRY about correctness; just keep writing. Don’t think too hard, but try to generate stories you can use as examples in your essay (follow #6 on p. 128). 

 

 

Due Monday, 4/24/17

 

--Complete the MWL Writing Skills Recognizing the Essay (W7.1) topic in the Essay Development module.   

  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  

 

--Illustration Essay Rewrite rough draft must be emailed by class time. See pp. 114, 118-123 and p. 129 #6, for specific writing instructions. The draft must be two-full sides, in proper format. 

 

 

Due Wednesday, 4/26/17

 

--Before coming to class, check you email for my rewriting comments. Be sure to DOWNLOAD the file and print out the draft with comments. Bring this commented-on draft along with another copy of the rough draft with your own rewriting notes on it that you’ll create as you complete the Illustration Essay Revising Checklist and Rewriting Plan on pp. 143/144 (p. 129 #7 & 8).

 

Class meets in F203.

REVISED!! RHT 095-am Homework Assignments    4/28/17-Final Conferences

 

Due Friday, 4/28/17

 

--Read the sample essay on pp. 137/138 and annotate it as “The Nightmare Boss” was annotated on the handout.

 

Due Monday. 5/1/17

 

--The three remaining MWL grammar topics are due (see p. 32 for details).

 

--The Illustration Essay Final Draft packet is due. Use the grading sheet on p. 145 to be sure you have fulfilled assignment expectations. Also use the checklist on p. 146 to put your packet together. Include the completed checklist in the packet.

 

 

Due Wednesday, 5/3/17 

 

--Read the handout “Teenagers and Jobs” and answer the questions on the back of the sheet.

 

--Be sure to read (or review) pp. 155-160. Using the information about writing a thesis for an argument essay, write a thesis statement for the three essay topics on the “Final Assessment Prompt” handout distributed in class on 4/24. If you were in class for the practice argument essay earlier in the semester, you already wrote a thesis for one of these topics. If that was well-written, use that one. If not, revise that one. These can just be handwritten, but you should label the parts. Bring the practice argument essay you previously wrote (with my half-sheet of comments) to class.

Class meets in F203.

 

Due Friday, 5/5/17

 

--Complete your argument essay introduction and supporting paragraph. This must be typed. Two hard copies should be brought to class.

 

   

 Due Monday, 5/8/17 

 

 --To prepare to write your timed essay—FINAL PART ONE—during class, review your graded in-class essay, intro and supporting paragraph, p. 149/150 sample essay and pp. 155-160 and 162/163. You will NOT be able to use these during the test, but reviewing them in advance should be helpful. BRING A BLUE BOOK AND GET TO CLASS ON TIME!

 

 

Due Wednesday, 5/10/17 

 

--No homework due.

 

 

Due Friday, 5/12/17 

 

 --Turn in your portfolio (see instructions on p. 221 of your book). NO LATE PORTFOLIOS ACCEPTED. Remember to include the practice argument essay and partial argument essay in the portfolio. Use the grade sheet (pp. 175/176) and checklist to be sure to be sure the packet is complete.

 

Due Monday, 5/15/17 

 

 --Study the topics on the review sheet attached to prepare for FINAL PART TWO. 

 

This is the last actual class meeting.   

 

FINAL CONFERENCES 

These conferences will take place during our normally scheduled final exam time, but you will already have completed the final on 5/15. See below for a reminder of the block of time during which your section will meet with me, but remember you’ll only be coming for a short conference within that time frame. You will know what time you need to show up at our USUAL CLASSROOM because you will have signed up for a conference during our 5/10 class. You do not need to bring anything to this meeting. During this conference, I’ll let you know your timed essay score, course average, final grade and whether you have made enough progress to move on to RHT 096 or whether you have met your writing requirement for RHT 101. You’ll also get your portfolio back at the conference. 

 

SECTION 009 – 9am class - Final conferences for our class take place during our scheduled final time on  

         Wednesday, 5/17, from 10-11:50am.  

SECTION 001 – 10am class - Final conferences for our class take place during our scheduled final time on

          Friday, 5/19, from 10-11:50am.  

 

 

 

RHT 095 

Final 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 and true/false questions. There will be some questions that require you to make grammatical corrections to examples as well. The numbers in parentheses indicate page numbers from your book that may be useful to review.

 

To study, make sure you can…

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

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

--provide examples of transitions for each ordering system (look under “coherence” in the writing guides)  -- (34)

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

--correct run-ons in several ways – (189)

--identify subjects and verbs in sentences  -- (181)

--find and correct fragments   -- (195)

--rewrite a sentence to make it concise – (99)

--know how to write an effective argument   -- (155-160) / (162/163)

--know the correct location for a thesis and a topic sentence  -- (114)

--know the parts of a thesis   -- (120/124)

--know descriptive techniques  -- (89)

--know the parts of a topic sentence and a supporting point sentence

--know the difference between editing and revising  -- (19-21)

--know the parts of an essay – (113/114)

--identify active verbs in a passage  -- (101/102)

 

 

Define and recognize the following:

Topic sentence                                 Paragraph

Essay                                                Rough draft

Freewriting                                       Vague

Illustration paragraph                      Sentence

Clause, independent and dependent

Run-On                                            Fragment

Unity                                                Support

Coherence                                        Concise language

Active verbs                                     Anecdote

Scenario                                           Clustering

Counterargument                             Adverb/adjective

 

 

 

RHT 095 HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS - due 2/22/17-3/29/17

 

 

Due Wednesday, 2/22/17

----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.

 

CLASS MEETS IN F203.

 

Due Friday, 2/24/17

--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.

DUE VIA EMAIL BY CLASS TIME--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, 2/27/17

--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.

--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

BY MIDNIGHT--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                                     (over)ð

Due Wednesday, 3/1/17

--Complete the Transitions Activity on p. 35.

CLASS MEETS IN F203.

 

Due Friday, 3/3/17

 

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

on p. 16.

 

Due Monday, 3/6/17

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

 

Due Wednesday, 3/8/17

--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.

 

CLASS MEETS IN F203.

 

Due Friday, 3/10/17

--No homework due.

 

Due Monday, 3/13/17

 

--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 Monday, 3/13/17, cont’d.

 

 --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 Wednesday, 3/15/17

 

--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.

 

CLASS MEETS IN F203.

 

Due Friday, 3/17/17

 

--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 Friday. A review sheet to help you focus your studying is on the next page.

 

SPRING BREAK 3/18-3/26 – NO CLASS

 

Due Monday, 3/27/17

--No homework due.

Due Wednesday, 3/29/17

--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                            (over)ð

 

 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 1/25/17 – 2/20/17

 

Due Wednesday, 1/25/17

--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 1/23. If you already bought the book, you can find them in there as well.

--Start buying your materials for class as soon as possible (see the list on page one of the syllabus).

You can buy your book (RHT 095 Writing and Reference – 2016 ed.) at either the Triton Bookstore or Fifth Avenue books. It cannot be bought online. It does NOT look like a regular textbook; it is a plastic wrapped packet of handouts on three-hole paper. If anyone tries to sell you a regular textbook, do not buy it. It’s the wrong thing. Your MWL access code (which is just packaged in a folded piece of cardboard) can be bought at either bookstore or online. Remember, though, that if you are using financial aid for your books, you need to buy them at the Triton Bookstore.

Section 009 – 9am class – We will meet in F203 on Wednesday.

Section 001 – 10am class – We will meet in F202 on Wednesday.

 

Due Friday, 1/27/17

--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.

 

Due Monday, 1/30/17

 --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).                                                                                           (over) ð

 

 

Due Wednesday, 2/1/17

--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.

Section 009 – 9am class – We will meet in F203 on Wednesday.

Section 001 – 10am class – We will meet in F202 on Wednesday.

 

Due Friday, 2/3/17

--No homework due, but keep working on Journal One (see p. 37), which is due on Monday, 2/6.

 

Due Monday, 2/6/17

--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 Wednesday, 2/8/17

--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.

Section 009 – 9am class – We will meet in F203 on Wednesday.

Section 001 – 10am class – We will meet in F202 on Wednesday.

 

 

 

Due Friday, 2/10/17

--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, 2/13/17

--You will turn in clusterings for all three of your narrowed illustration paragraph topics (including resubmitting the stress clustering). See above (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, 2/15/17 -REVISED FROM THE HARD COPY!!

-- 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 

--For each of your three illustration topics, type up a topic sentence (can be on the same page) and print this out to turn in. Also have a digital version with you (on a flash drive or accessible from the lab computer. See detailed assignment on p. 49 in your book.

 

Section 009 – 9am class – We will meet in F203 on Wednesday.

Section 001 – 10am class – We will meet in F202 on Wednesday.

 

 

 

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Due Friday, 2/17/17

--On Thursday, check your email for my feedback on your topic sentences. Use my comments to rewrite them. Print out both the original email with your topic sentences and my comments AND your typed, rewritten topic sentences. Highlight ON THE REWRITE anything you changed. Staple these together and bring them to 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.

                                                                                                                                               

REVISED FROM HARD COPY HOMEWORK SHEET!!

BY NOON SATURDAY (2/18/17), COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING AND EMAIL IT TO ME:

--Write a key sentence outline (see p. 57) for each of your illustration paragraph topics. Look at pp. 57 and the top of p. 58 for examples. Remember that this will just be four sentences for each: your rewritten topic sentence (using any comments I provided) 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. All three outlines (NOT ROUGH DRAFTS), which will be a total of twelve sentences should be typed into one Word document emailed  to me by NOON SATURDAY. You should also copy the outlines into the message of your email as backup just in case I cannot open your file.  

 

Due Monday, 2/20/17

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

 

--(BY MIDNIGHT MONDAY) Complete the MWL Sentence Skills 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