English 146, Section 006, Spring 2013
Instructor: Ryan Edel
Course Website: http://ifp.12writing.com/2013/01/ENG145-Spring2013.html
During the first few weeks, we’ll be looking at what constitutes writing research, and then using this understanding as we prepare for Projects 1, 2, and 3.
This schedule is only a brief schedule for the early weeks of the semester - these readings are meant to give a good overview of the course and our objectives, and then we’ll use quizzes and the in-class discussion to delve deeper into these topics.
GWRJ is the abbreviation for Grassroots Writing Research Journal. The readings are to be read by the date they appear on the syllabus.
Syllabus, Introductions, CHAT
What are the components of research? Does one article feel more complete?
GWRJ - Editors, Wilfinger, McDuffie
Do images function differently than texts? Are there differences in the approach to research?
GWRJ - Van Tress, Qabazard, Gradea
Martin Luther King Day
Genres of Use
(wait..aren’t useful genres the boring ones??)
GWRJ - Safran, Koehler
Genres of Entertainment
Is entertainment educational? Why do we need to study the genre conventions of so-called “creative” writing?
GWRJ - Lucas, Zwick
Due 5pm: 3pp Write-Up
What is Writing Research?
Genres of Personal Expression
(then again...aren’t they all?)
Nave, Kniss, Phillips
Genres of...What, exactly?
(yes, that’s right...your instructor wrote an article about velociraptors, and then got it accepted into an academic journal about writing.)
Perform an Act of Personal Writing Research
For the assignment, examine your own approach to a genre of writing. Select a work of writing from outside of class (e.g. an e-mail, a paper for another course, etc.) and then write about it. The outside work does not count in the 5pp assignment.
Due 5pm: 5pp Write-Up
Discuss an Example of Your Approach to Writing Research.
4, 6, 8 Feb
Projects 1 and 2 Begin
18, 20, 22 Feb
25, 27 Feb, 1 Mar
4, 6, 8 Mar
Choose Dates for Project 3
11,13,15 Mar - Spring Break
18, 20, 22 Mar
25, 27, 29 Mar
1, 3, 5 Apr
8, 10, 12 Apr
Complete Project 2
15, 17, 19 Apr
22, 24, 26 Apr
29 Apr, 1, 3 May - Last Week of Class
Complete Project 3