RHT 095-005 - Meets M/W 1-2:15pm Room E306/E145
By midnight Friday (3/7/14), you need to complete the next topic of the Online Grammar Assignment: pronoun agreement. This means you need to have completed 3 exercises for the topic at 80% or higher on the first try. If you score less than 80% on an exercise, you cannot redo that exercise but must choose another one under that topic. You DO NOT need to print anything out or even email anything to me. If you have my email address firstname.lastname@example.org listed as your instructor's email, I will be able to see all your work when I log in to the site.
Due Monday, 3/10/14
--The three final draft packets for your illustration paragraphs are due. Each packet must contain all the pieces of the process that led up to the final draft. Each must also include a typed rough draft rewritten into a final draft. Just changing the heading from rough draft to final will not count. If the packet does not contain both, it will not be graded but returned to you. You'll have to resubmit the packet by the next class meeting and it will be lowered by two letter grades. Everything you need to include in the packets is listed on a checklist on p. 68. You are expected to check off what is actually in each packet. You are also expected to HIGHLIGHT the changes on the FINAL DRAFT, so I can see what you rewrote. This includes edits AND revisions. If it would help for you to explain why something is highlighted, do so (EX. I moved this sentence from the beginning to here). You should also put an "R" in any spot on the final draft where something was removed. In addition to the packets, remember to BRING AN EXTRA PRINTOUT OF EACH FINAL DRAFT, not stapled into the packets. Finally, if you do not have a packet Monday, this is the one kind of assignment that will be accepted late for a grade. However, it must be turned in by Monday and the grade will be lowered by 10%, or one letter grade. If you have one or two packets ready for Monday but not all three, turn in what you have ready on Monday to receive full credit for that.
Due Wednesday, 3/5
--Be sure to bring your printed drafts with comments as well as the flash drive that stores the electronic versions of these drafts. Be prepared to ask me any questions you have regarding my comments. Remember that the expectation when I grade the final drafts is that you made the changes I recommended on the rough draft. So you must understand my comments in order to use them. I'll be happy to clarify any of them for you on Wednesday.
We will meet in E-145.
Due Monday, 3/3
--Complete p. 55 in your book.
--Read pp. 153-156 and complete the exercise on p. 157.
--Print out a copy of your third illustration draft, and label the parts of the key sentences (as we did on p. 11 and as you did on pp. 53/54.)
Due Wednesday, 2/26
--Read over p. 30 about transitions and complete the exercise on p. 31.
--Check your email if you didn't over the weekend. If you haven't yet, you need to get me late outlines and drafts as soon as possible, but always stay on track first with sending me what's due next that you can still earn points on.
Class will meet in E-145 on Wednesday. Be sure to have your flashdrive with you. Also bring any printed out drafts with my comments, and be prepared to ask me any questions.
--By midnight Friday (2/28/14), you need to complete the first topic of the Online Grammar Assignment: capitalization, if you haven't already as well as "plurals" and "commonly confused words." This means you need to have completed 3 exercises for the topic at 80% or more. If you score less than 80 on an exercise, you cannot redo that exercise but must choose another one under that topic. You DO NOT need to print anything out or even email anything to me. If you have my email address email@example.com listed as your instructor's email, I will be able to see all your work when I log in to the site.
Due Friday, 2/21/14 by MIDNIGHT / See below for Monday homework.
--Write the rough draft of your stress paragraph. Remember to refer to the sample illustration paragraph on p. 11 as an example. Also, follow the writing guide on pp. 43-46 for reminders of how to draft the paragraph. Basically you will be adding about ten sentences to your outline. After each supporting point sentence, you need to add a few sentences of detailed example(s) that illustrate the point you made. If point number one is that you mother influenced you by teaching you the value of hard work, think of a specific time she did that and take a few sentences to tell the story. At the end of the paragraph, you will also add a concluding sentence, which is basically a reworded version of your topic sentence.
Remember to format this like a paragraph. Do NOT hit enter at the end of each line. Let the words wrap around automatically to the next line. Before you even start typing, you can press the "2" key and the "Ctrl" key at the same time to double space the document. If you single space it, before you send it to me, hit "ctrl" + "A" to highlight the whole document, and then double space it. Only indent once at the beginning by hitting the tab key since this is only one paragraph. If, however, you prefer to write this as an essay and you know how to write an introduction and conclusion, you can do so. But this is a paragraph assignment of 12-14 sentences, and that is all that is required.
Email the draft to me as an attached Word document as well as pasting the paragraph into the message area of your email in case I can't open your attachment. I will start deducting points if you don't send the attachment. If you don't know how, look in the "Computer Use" section of the book or ask me on Monday. The stress rough draft is due via email by MIDNIGHT on Friday.--By midnight Friday, you also need to complete the first topic of the Online Grammar Assignment: capitalization. This means you need to have completed 3 exercises for the topic at 80% or more. If you score less than 80 on an exercise, you cannot redo that exercise but must choose another one under that topic. You DO NOT need to print anything out or even email anything to me. If you have my email address firstname.lastname@example.org listed as your instructor's email, I will be able to see all your work when I log in to the site.
Due Monday 2/24/14
--If you did not finish rewriting your outlines and highlighting the changes, do that and staple the new printed version to the original with my comments. If you were late sending me your outlines, keep checking your email for my comments. Once you receive my comments, do the outline rewrite. If you do not receive comments before you need to write your stress rough draft, just do that as best you can and send it to me on time.
--Read the sample student illustration paragraphs on pages 53 and 54 and mark them up (annotate them) the way we did with the "My Messy Family" paragraph on page 11.
--The rough draft of topic #2 is due by class time on Monday via email. Read over the comments from rough draft number one and see if anything from those comments can help you compose the rough draft for topic #2. The third rough draft will be due by the end of class Wednesday, the 26th. THe final draft packets for all three paragraphs will be due Wednesday, 3/5. We will discuss these packets in detail before they are due. I just wanted to give you a heads-up about the due date.
Due Wednesday, 2/19/14
--Write a key sentence outline (example on page 47) for each of your three illustration paragraphs. Each outline should consist of four sentences: the topic sentence and three supporting point sentences. You can put all three outlines in one document (12 sentences total). Do not format this as a 12-sentence paragraph or even three 4-sentence paragraphs. Instead format each outline as on p. 47. Send me the Word document via email (email@example.com) as an attachment. In case I can't open your file, it's a good idea to include the outlines as the message of your email. These are due by noon Tuesday to guarantee receiving my rewriting comments. Print out and bring a hard copy to class with you on Wednesday.
--Complete the practice key sentence outlines on p. 49.
We will meet in E145 on Wednesday. Remember that the CAPS online exercises are due Friday. You might want to start this before Wednesday, so you can ask any questions, especially since this is the first time you're doing this assignment.
Due Monday, 2/17/14
--Write a topic sentence for each of your illustration paragraph (clustering) topics. Type up these three sentences and email them to me as an attached Word document. The instructions for attaching Word documents to emails are in the Computer/Internet Use section of your book. If you aren't sure if you're doing the attachment correctly, also copy the topic sentences into the text box of the email. That way, even if I can't open your attachment, I can see your three topic sentences. I need to receive these by midnight Friday.
--Read over page 39 about topic sentences again. Then complete the exercises on pages 40, 41 and 42.
--Complete the Campus Resources Assignment.
Monday, class will meet in E306.
Due Wednesday, 2/12/14
--No homework is due. The Campus Resources Assignment discussed in class on Monday is due next week on 2/17. If you weren't in class to get the assignment, make sure you ask me for it on Wednesday. Class will be in E-145.
Due Monday 2/3/14
--Complete Journal One. The directions are on the handout distributed in class last week. If you missed getting that, you can also find the assignment on p. 34 of your book with a sample freewrite on p. 35.
--Read the syllabus and complete the syllabus worksheet (handout).
--Complete the Student Information sheet (handout).
--Complete the Paragraph Assessment. You aren't expected to know all the answers and won't be graded on correctness but just for doing it. If you don't know an answer, though, don't leave it blank. Either take a guess or write "I don't know" as your answer.
Due Wednesday 2/5/14
--Get your book and materials, and bring them to class Monday (and every class thereafter).
--Choose ONE thing that stresses you out that you wrote about it in your journal freewrite. Using that narrowed topic, create a 25-circle clustering with three to five level-two circles. Be sure to number all the circles and include the total on the page as well. See assignment directions on p. 36 and sample on p. 37 in your book.
--Class meets in F203.
Due Monday 2/10/14
--In class Wednesday, I checked your stressful thing clustering to make sure you were doing it correctly. Using any feedback you got about that, complete a 25-circle clustering for each of your other two Journal One topics. Be sure your topic is narrow: ONE positive influence or ONE proud moment even if you freewrote about several. The mayor and heritage topics probably don’t have to be
--Read pages 13-19, 28-30, 39, and 43-47. Complete a "Five Things Learned" assignment explaining the five most important concepts you learned. The directions are on page 9 in your book.
--If you didn’t finish the internet
activity on p. 27 during class on Wednesday, complete it and email it to me in the next day or two.
Monday we’re in our usual classroom.