Syllabus

ENG 101

Instructor: Ryan Edel

Webpage

Schedule – Online Version

Course Policies

Learning Map

Assignment Types

Meeting Times

Section 002

TR 12:35-1:50pm

STV 250-C

Section 046

TR 2:00-3:15pm

STV 250-J

Office Hours

Thursday 10am-12pm and By Appointment

STV 424B

Contact the Instructor

E-mail Ryan via ISU English

E-mail Ryan via 12Writing

Submit Make-Up Work Here   

Except in cases of family emergency, illness, and other extenuating circumstance,

make-up work is due within 10 days of the missed class.

Note: Readings and Assignments are DUE on the date they are listed.

  • Required Text: GWRJ – Grassroots Writing Research Journal (GWRJ) 5.2 – Spring 2015 (available at the Alamo)

  • Quizzes will be given on the date the reading is listed.
  • Tickets-in are like quizzes, and they are due BY NOON that day.
  • Word Count Requirements: a number in parentheses indicates the word count for the assignment.  (250) means a 250-word write-up.  If two numbers are listed, then a final draft and a rough draft are due.  (250/500) means you need to write a 500-word rough draft, and then select 250 of those words to present as your revised draft.  Use a single document for both drafts.  The total document word count should be 750 words.
  • No Word Limits: Unless otherwise specified, you are always welcome to write more words than required for the assignment.  However, I do reserve the right to stop reading after I’ve reached the assigned length, so make sure you’re including good material within the assigned word count.

Links to Weekly Assignments

Weeks 1 – 4

1

1/13/2015

1/15/2015

2

1/20/2015

1/22/2015

3

1/27/2015

1/29/2015

4

2/3/2015

2/5/2015

Weeks 5 – 8

5

2/10/2015

2/12/2015

6

2/17/2015

2/19/2015

7

2/24/2015

2/26/2015

8

3/3/2015

3/5/2015

Weeks 9 – 12

9

3/10/2015

3/12/2015

10

3/17/2015

3/19/2015

11

3/24/2015.

3/26/2015

12

3/31/2015

4/2/2015

Weeks 13 – 16

13

4/7/2015

4/9/2015

14

4/14/2015

4/16/2015

15

4/21/2015

4/23/2015

16

4/28/2015

4/30/2015

Weeks 17 – 18

17

5/5/2015

5/7/2015

18

5/12/2015

5/13/2015


Readings and Assignments are Due By the date listed.

Week

1

Learning Objectives: Composition as Critical Inquiry

In-Class Discussion / Activities

Tuesday

1/13/2015

Project 0: Understanding Writing Research

Grading Rubric

Thursday

1/15/2015

In-Class Discussion:

Google Docs

  1. Create Your Google Account
  2. Submit Google E-mail
  3. Login to Google Drive and find the ENG 101 folder.

Group Quiz: Traditional Education

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Week

2

Cultural-Historical Activity Theory / Rhetorical Genre Studies

In-Class Discussion / Activities

Tuesday

1/20/2015

What is CHAT?

Intro: Handwritten vs. Typed Comments – How Genres Change with authors and readers.

CHAT Mapping – How It Works

Group Quiz: Open Book, Open Note, Open Discussion.  Rubric and Guidelines

Slide Shows in Google Docs

Thursday

1/22/2015

(250) Due Friday: Write-Up #1 from Project 0.  Submit your write-up to The 1/22 Folder in Google Docs.

Intro: Collaborative vs. Cooperative Writing

Activity: Coordinating Thesis, Evidence, and Analysis by writing collaborative definitions of CHAT.

Week

3

Distribution and Trajectory / Activity and Ecology

In-Class Discussion / Activities

Tuesday

1/27/2015

  • GWRJ: Frank Macarthy – “Who Do You Think You Are?”
  • Burke – “Reflections on the Waif” – in Readings Folder

Ticket In (due before class time): Fill Out Online CHAT Form

What does Burke’s Article tell us about CHAT?

As you read the Burke article, consider the seven components of CHAT (listed on the form).  As you see one of these components in the article, please select quotes from the article which fit with those areas of CHAT.  Be sure to include quotation marks and page numbers in your quotes.  Find at least ten quotes, no more than two quotes per CHAT component.

Note: Spend a MAXIMUM of 1 hour reading the Burke article. I want you to practice getting as much as you can from this article in a short period of time. Skim if you need to, note down any words or concepts that are confusing.

Using your quotes from the Burke article to describe the CHAT definitions you’ve seen in the Grassroots articles.

Activity is open-book, open-note.

Thursday

1/29/2015

Social Media Distribution, Trajectory, and Uptake

  • GWRJ: “From the Editors” by Meghann Meeusen
  • GWRJ: Shelby Ragan – “Tumbling through Social Media”
  • GWRJ: Armaan Sanghera – “The Power of Social Media”

Optional Readings:

Quiz on Social Media Readings

Discussion: Connecting Examples to Topic Statements

Focus on Transfer and Antecedent Genres, Trajectory and Uptake.

Activity: Statements about CHAT

In groups of 2-3, make a statement defining an aspect of CHAT.  From today’s readings, each group will choose an example and then say how this example reveals their component of CHAT.

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Week

4

Reception and Socialization

In-Class Discussion / Activities

Tuesday

2/3/2015

Music as Social Relationship

Due: Ticket In for Music and Social Media (this ticket in might take a while – read the questions first, then read the articles all the way through before trying to answer the questions.)

Note: You don’t need to watch the videos all the way through – you just need to watch enough of each video a get a good understanding of what the Grassroots article is saying.

Optional Videos and Reading:

Review:

Activity: CHAT Map #1

Use headings in Google Docs to create a hypertextual CHAT map.

Video: Google Docs – Working with Heading Styles

Thursday

2/5/2015

In-Class: CHAT Map #1

Activity: The activity system of music videos.

Activity: Revising Ticket-In Responses

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Week

5

Representation / Transfer

In-Class Discussion / Activities

Tuesday

2/10/2015

Skeleton CHAT Map Due Before Class

CHAT Map Workshop

Discussion: Self- and Group-Member Evaluation

PSA: Buy Index Cards

Project 1: Analyzing a Genre

Thursday

2/12/2015

Due Friday 9/19 by Midnight: Revised CHAT Map

  • Follow the 100 point Grading Rubric.
  • Max 20 points extra credit per group member.  (Extra credit will be added to ReggieNet separately)

Due Sunday 9/21 by Midnight:

  • Group Project Self- and Group-Member Assessment

Reminder: Milner Tour Tuesday

CHAT Map Observations

CHAT Freewriting

Discussion: The Genres of My Passion

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Week

6

Research Methods

In-Class Discussion / Activities

Tuesday

2/17/2015

Library Tour: Class Meets in Milner 164 D

Kaplan and Haenlein – in Readings Folder

Question: What role did Social Media play in the Arab Spring?  How do we know it played this role?  Use CHAT terms to describe what happened.

Testing Your Library Skills

Genre Research vs. Content Research

Why Does CHAT Matter?

How do different disciplines define “facts”?

Bias – how do we avoid and overcome it?

Thursday

2/19/2015

Project 0 Due Monday, 23 February

Due: Your Passion and Related Genres

  • (250) What is Something You Are Passionate About?  Why?
  • (250) Preliminary Research – “These are the genres used for this topic I’m passionate about…”
  • Submit to Google Docs in a single file.

Demonstration: Milner’s Search Anything.

Activity: How can you use writing research to better understand and approach your passion?

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Week

7

Research Methods (cont.)

In-Class Discussion / Activities

Tuesday

2/24/2015

Project 0 Due Monday, 23 February (Monday)

Project 0 Group Participation Assessment due by midnight Wednesday

Readings for in-class Tuesday: Genre Research

Submitting to Grassroots

Choosing Sources: Who do we believe?  How do we talk about sources which might not be reliable or “good”?

Project 1: Analyzing a Genre

Thursday

2/26/2015

Due at Class Time: 5 Sources

Submit to Google Docs

Addressing Plagiarism:

Perri Klass, MD:

“Turning My Words Against Me” – in Readings Folder

Senator John Walsh of Montana:

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/07/23/us/politics/john-walsh-final-paper-plagiarism.html

Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/06/us/politics/after-plagiarism-charges-paul-announces-office-restructuring.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

Discussion: What are the types of plagiarism?  What are the reasons for them?

Activity: Notecards Describing Plagiarism.  Each group member will find one quote from one source describing plagiarism.  As a class, determine major topics regarding plagiarism.  Each group “codes” their cards based on the major topics.  In groups, map all the class cards into outlines.

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Week

8

Research

In-Class Discussion / Activities

Tuesday

3/3/2015

Track Down Sources

Due: A Topic with 10 Preliminary Sources

Submit Your List of Sources Here

Topic: Choose Any Topic You’re Interested In.

See also Tips on Choosing a Topic.

Types of Sources:

See Learning Map Description of Source Types

  • 3 Primary
  • 3 Secondary
  • 3 Scholarly
  • 1 extra from any of those three

Sources Workshop

Directions

Folder for Group Documents

Project 0 Extra Credit

Thursday

3/5/2015

Due: 10 Good Sources and 10 Research Cards

  • One quote from each source.
  • Bring your research cards to class to receive credit.

Due: 5 Solid Sources

  • Save these sources to the Same File as your 3/03 document.
  • The five sources should be at the top of the file – other sources can still be listed below.  (No need to delete any sources – just keep all the sources in a single file.)

Research Quotes Workshop

What is a Genre?

How do we define a Topic centered on a Genre?

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Week

9

Tuesday

3/10/2015

Spring Break – No Class

Due Monday: Project 0 Extra Credit

Thursday

3/12/2015

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Week

10

Bias in Research

In-Class Discussion / Activities

Tuesday

3/17/2015

Due: 10 Source Cards and 30 15 Quote Cards

Submit to 3/17 Folder in Google Drive (see details below)

You don’t need to use every source equally – focus on the most relevant sources for your major quotes.

  • Each card needs a code.
  • For each source, list the type (e.g. primary) and how you found it (e.g. Milner Search Anything, Google Scholar, Google Search).
  • Source Requirements: 3 primary, 3 secondary, 3 scholarly, and 1 of your choice.

Submit your research cards to the 3/17 Folder in Google Drive.

  • Handwritten cards: please either scan them or upload a photo.  (you can have like six cards per photo – just make sure I can read the cards on the screen and to include your name in the file name).
  • Google Drive Cards: If you’re typing your cards, just make sure the quotes are easily connected to the sources via a coding system.  (Docs, Sheets, or Slides okay.)

Optional Readings:

Cognitive Bias

Critical Inquiry

Composing Thesis/Topic Statements

Bias: Passenger-Miles versus Flight-Hours

Discussion: Looking at DADT, Unaccompanied Children, and Genre (see readings).

Thursday

3/19/2015

Recommended Milestone for Today: 10 Source Cards, 30 Quote Cards (Continue adding to 3/17 Folder)

Optional Reading:

Powell, James – “Why Climate Deniers…” – in Readings Folder

Writing Activity: What People Need to Know About My Genre

Word Lists, Bubble Maps, and Outlines

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Week

11

Scholarship vs Plagiarism

In-Class Discussion / Activities

Tuesday

3/24/2015.

Recommended Milestone for Today: 10 Source Cards, 40 Quote Cards (Continue adding outline to 3/17 Folder)

Due by Class Time: Rough Draft Genre Research Outline

Upload to Google Drive Folder for Project 1 Outlines

  • If you’ve typed it, simply place a copy here.
  • If your outline is handwritten, then photograph it and upload the photo.
  • Please include your name in the file name.
  • If you have multiple files (e.g. photos of several pages) you can create a folder for yourself.

Optional Readings: Effects of Audience Expectation on Writer’s Agency

Malea Powell – “Rhetorics of Survivance” – in Readings Folder

Kristina Rolin – “Standpoint Theory” – in Readings Folder

Four Questions for Each Project:

  1. What’s the Main Idea of the project?
  2. How do you Research it?
  3. How do you relate the Genre to your Passion?
  4. What kind of format will you be using?

Genre: Author, Conventions, Audience

Thursday

3/26/2015

Peer Review: Tigger and Pooh – http://www.just-pooh.com/story2.html

Due: “Final” Genre Research Outline and 40 Quote Cards

Update version in Google Drive Folder for Project 1 Outlines

  • If you’ve typed it, simply place a copy here.
  • If your outline is handwritten, then photograph it and upload the photo.
  • Please include your name in the file name.
  • If you have multiple files (e.g. photos of several pages) you can create a folder for yourself.

Grammar and Syntax Workshop: 250 words per person.

Follow-Up Discussion: Identifying and Avoiding Plagiarism

Reading Response: How do we address plagiarism?  Save to Google Drive.

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Week

12

Ethics and Critical Inquiry – Racism in America

In-Class Discussion / Activities

Tuesday

3/31/2015

Project 2: Applying Genre Research

Thursday

4/2/2015

Due: Reflection (500 words) – Why My Genre Matters

(Moved to Project 3)

Submit to Google Docs

Discuss how your research for Project 1 has changed your thoughts on the genre you’re researching, the field of your passion, or the notion of writing research.

Project 2: Collaborative Grading Rubric

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Week

13

Code Switching vs. Code Meshing

In-Class Discussion / Activities

Tuesday

4/7/2015

Due by Midnigh (11:59pm Tuesday)t: Project 1 Paper (1,500 words) and Research Materials (Index Cards and Outlines)

Optional Readings: Language, Syntax, and Identity

Project 3: Metacognition

Individual Project Contracts

Code Switching in Contemporary Culture

Thursday

4/9/2015

Due Friday: (500) Reflection: What I’m Doing With My Genre (i.e. which audiences I’m targeting, how I know they’ll read it.)

Due: Individual Project Contract

Project Contracts Workshop

Submit Your Rough-Draft Planning via Google Form

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Week

14

Metacognition

In-Class Discussion / Activities

Tuesday

4/14/2015

Due before class: Comprehensive Plan for Project 2

Create a new document in Google Drive 4/14 Folder

  • What genre will you use to create your how-to guide?
  • Will you create an example of your Project 1 genre?
  • What steps will you follow for Project 2?
  • How long will each step take?
  • Budget your time – write down which days you’ll do which parts

Thursday

4/16/2015

(~500) Rough Draft of Project 2 Genre

Grammar and Syntax Workshop: Project 2 Genre

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Week

15

Readings / Assignments

In-Class Discussion / Activities

Tuesday

4/21/2015

Groups 1, 2, and 3

Genre Presentations Part 1

Thursday

4/23/2015

Groups 4 and 5

Genre Presentations Part 2

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Week

16

Readings / Assignments

In-Class Discussion / Activities

Tuesday

4/28/2015

(3,000) Project 1,2, 3 Paper: This is my genre, this is how it works in society.  Here is an example of it I’ve made, and this is what I’ve learned through the process.

Grammar and Syntax Workshop: 250 words per person.

Thursday

4/30/2015

Last Day of Class

Due Friday 5pm: Final Portfolio with Project 1, 2, and 3 Materials

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Week

17

Readings / Assignments

In-Class Discussion / Activities

Tuesday

5/5/2015

Finals Week

Thursday

5/7/2015

No Final for this course.

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Week

18

Readings / Assignments

In-Class Discussion / Activities

Tuesday

5/12/2015

Thursday

5/13/2015

Grades Due - Tuesday, 10-May, Noon