FALL 2016

RHT 095-019  / MON 7-9:45pm /  Room E146

 

Homework Assignments

 

Due 10/3/16

--Complete the run-on exercise on p. 189 in your book.

--Read pp. 191-194 on finding and fixing fragments. Then complete the exercise on p. 195. Note that TEN of these are fragments. You are supposed to fix the fragments by adding words or entire clauses. For the seven sentences, you should label the subject and verb in each.

--Complete the MWL W2.3 Run-on 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

 

--Complete the transition activity on p. 35.

 

--Complete a rewriting plan (p. 71) for your third illustration paragraph rough draft. Bring the plan and the marked up draft to class next week. For guidance, review the sample rewriting plan on p. 69.

 

--You can start rewriting the two rough drafts you received my comments on if you choose to. That way, if you run into problems or have questions for me, you can ask me next week. However, THE REWRITTEN ILLUSTRATION PARAGRAPH ROUGH DRAFTS ARE NOT DUE UNTIL 10/10, WHEN YOU TURN IN YOUR FINAL DRAFT PACKETS.

 

 Due  9/26/16 

--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

 

--Read over any rewriting notes you took in class on your outlines. Rewrite the outlines and highlight anything that changed from the original version. Print out the new version and staple it to the original.

 

Use these rewritten sentences as the key sentences for each of your illustration paragraphs. Follow the detailed instructions on composing the rough draft in your book on pp. 62/63. Stop reading when you get to the REWRITING heading. You will not rewrite these until next week, once you receive comments from me or create a rewriting plan for yourself.

 

Please send me the stress rough draft and one of the other two rough drafts as attached Word documents BY MIDNIGHT WEDNESDAY. I will comment on these and email them back to you. However, you do not need to rewrite them yet. Print these out, read my comments, and note where you have questions. Use the comments on these two to help you as you draft the third one. That one should just be printed out and brought to class with you next week.

 

--Read the sample illustration paragraphs on pp. 67/68, and label them as we labeled the sample on p. 16 in your book.

 

Due Monday, 9/19/16

--Email the three illustration paragraph topic sentences to me no later than midnight Tuesday. See p. 49 for detailed instructions. I will send them back with my comments by Thursday at the latest. You’ll rewrite the topic sentences following my suggestions as you compose your key sentence outlines (see next bullet point). You do not need to email the rewritten versions back to me. I’ll see them next week. If you want to, however, just clarify that you are sending me a rewrite. Print the email with your topic sentences and my comments.

----Read pp. 51-57 in your book. Using what you learn in these pages, write a key sentence outline for each of your illustration paragraphs. Look at pp. 57 and the top of p. 58 for examples.

Remember that each outline will just be four sentences: your topic sentence (rewritten if I made suggestions in my emailed feedback) 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.

You can type the three four-sentence outlines in one document. Bring a printout of this with you to class next week. Staple the email with my rewriting comments to the key sentence outlines.

--Complete the practice key sentence outlines on p. 58.

--Complete the MWL Writing Skills Path Builder. Also complete the Parts of Speech, Phrases, Clauses (W1.1) topic within the Basic Grammar module in the Writing Skills Learning Path. To receive full credit (15 points each) for a topic 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 **

 

Detailed MWL instructions are on pp. 31-33 in your book,


 

No class next week – 9/5 – Labor Day Holiday!

 

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. 

 

  --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   

 

 --Read the illustration paragraph sample on p. 16 in your book and complete the questions about it on p.17. This is an assessment. Just do your best. Do not leave any blanks. 

 

 --Read pages 19-30 in your book. Complete a “5 Things Learned” assignment (see p. 13 for detailed directions).  

 

 

RHT 095-019

 

Homework Assignments

Due 8/29/16

 --Purchase the materials required for class. The corrected RHT 095 book is expected to be in the bookstore by 8/26. I suggest you call first. I will try and remember to send an email when I know that it is available. However, none of next week’s homework requires you to have the book, so don’t worry about it for next week. You should have the other items listed on p. 11 in the handout packet though, including a current Triton ID (no cost at the Welcome Desk in the B building--bring two forms of ID and your course schedule). 

 --Read your syllabus and complete the syllabus worksheet in your handout (pages 5/6).

--Complete the Campus Resources Assignment (handout p. 11).

--Complete the Student Information sheet (handout pages 3 and 4).

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

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

 If the link doesn't work, go to Google and type in -- the writing process: prewriting you tube. The 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 from the video and write each as a sentence IN YOUR OWN WORDS. Do not just copy an exact quote from the speaker. If you have any questions, jot those down too.

 --Complete Journal One (p. 37), which consists of three sides of freewriting TOTAL—one side for each topic you use from p. 37. Remember to look at the sample on p. 38. This is NOT an organized piece of writing. Just keep writing ideas as they come to you and don’t worry about spelling, grammar or organization. Try not to reread, cross out or erase. Look at the top of p. 37 for more detailed instructions.