Schedule – ENG 101

ENG 101 - Fall 2014

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Submit Make-Up Work Here

Meeting Times

Section 051

MW 4:00-5:15pm

STV 250-J

Section 057

MW 5:30-6:45

STV 250-A

Instructor: Ryan Edel

Office Hours

Wednesday 1:00-3:00pm and By Appointment

STV 424B

Contact the Instructor

E-mail Ryan via ISU English

E-mail Ryan via 12Writing

Required Text: GWRJ

Grassroots Writing Research Journal (GWRJ) 5.1 – Fall 2014 (available at the Alamo)

Readings and Assignments are Due By the date listed.

Week

1

Learning Objectives: Composition as Critical Inquiry

In-Class Discussion / Activities

Monday

8/18/2014

Project 0: Understanding Writing Research

Wednesday

8/20/2014

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

Week

2

Cultural-Historical Activity Theory / Rhetorical Genre Studies

In-Class Discussion / Activities

Monday

8/25/2014

What is CHAT?

Due: Ticket In

CHAT Mapping – How It Works

Slide Shows in Google Docs

Wednesday

8/27/2014

CHAT Map #1

Moved to 9/3

Week

3

Distribution and Trajectory / Activity and Ecology

In-Class Discussion / Activities

Monday

9/1/2014

Labor Day – No Class

Wednesday

9/3/2014

Social Media Distribution, Trajectory, and Uptake

Quiz on Social Media Readings

Discussion: Connecting Examples to Topic Statements

(Reference responses to  Vampires and CHAT Ticket-In)  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.

Week

4

Reception and Socialization

In-Class Discussion / Activities

Monday

9/8/2014

Music as Social Relationship

Ticket In for Music and Social Media

Notes:

  • Grades – Points Posted
  • Posting Make-Up Work
  • Project 0 shortened

Review:

Activity: CHAT Map #1

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

Video: Google Docs – Working with Heading Styles

Groups for CHAT Map #2

Wednesday

9/10/2014

(250/500): Due Before Class: Write-Up #2 from Project 0.

Submit Write-Up to 9/10 Folder on Google Drive

Complete CHAT Map #1

Activity: CHAT Map #2

Activity: The activity system of music videos.

Activity: Revising Ticket-In Responses

Week

5

Representation / Transfer

In-Class Discussion / Activities

Monday

9/15/2014

Completed CHAT Map Due Before Class

Readings Moved to 9/22:

  • GWRJ: Amanda K. Rinehart – Scientist to Librarian
  • GWRJ: Kylie Wojciechowski – Academic Journals

CHAT Map Workshop

Discussion: Self- and Group-Member Evaluation

PSA: Buy Index Cards

Project 1: Analyzing a Genre

Wednesday

9/17/2014

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:

Don’t Forget the Readings for Monday

Moved to 9/24:

CHAT Map Observations

CHAT Freewriting

Discussion: The Genres of My Passion

Week

6

Research Methods

In-Class Discussion / Activities

Monday

9/22/2014

Readings: In-Class Quiz

  • GWRJ: Amanda K. Rinehart – Scientist to Librarian
  • GWRJ: Kylie Wojciechowski – Academic Journals

Moved to 9/26:

Library Modules: E-mail or Print Certificate for Credit

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?

Wednesday

9/24/2014

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.

Due Friday 9/26 Midnight: Library Modules

E-mail or Print Certificate for Credit

Demonstration: Milner’s Search Anything.

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

Week

7

Research Methods (cont.)

In-Class Discussion / Activities

Monday

9/29/2014

Genre Research

  • GWRJ: Jillian Burgess – “Mashup”
  • GWRJ: Angela Sheets – “Angela Rides the Bus”
  • GWRJ: “How Many Presidential Scholars…?”

Submitting to Grassroots

Choosing Sources

Project 1: Analyzing a Genre

Wednesday

10/1/2014

Due at Class Time: 5 Sources

Submit to Google Docs

Due Friday Midnight: (500) Write-Up with Citations: How do your five sources link your genre to the social activities of your topic?

Submit to Google Docs (in the same file as the 5 Sources)

Readings Cancelled

Social Media Activity as a Function of Ecology

Sources Workshop

Each Group decides the Best Source from each author, and then you help each other prepare the best write-up for that best source.

Group Assignments and Directions

Folder for Group Documents

Week

8

Research

In-Class Discussion / Activities

Monday

10/6/2014

  • Read your Sources

Due: 10 Sources and 10 Research Cards

Submit to Google Docs (in the same file as the 5 Sources)

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

Sources Workshop #2

Wednesday

10/8/2014

Due: 10 Sources and 30 Research Cards

Research Quotes Workshop

What is a Genre?

How do we define a Topic centered on a Genre?

Week

9

Bias in Research

In-Class Discussion / Activities

Monday

10/13/2014

Due: 10 Sources and 30 Research Cards

Cognitive Bias

Critical Inquiry

Composing Thesis/Topic Statements

Bias: Passenger-Miles versus Flight-Hours

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

Wednesday

10/15/2014

Due: Genre Research Outline

Outline Workshop

Week

10

Scholarship vs Plagiarism

In-Class Discussion / Activities

Monday

10/20/2014

Due: 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.

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

Wednesday

10/22/2014

(1,500) Due: Project 1 Paper (and Research Materials)

Due: Readings

Citation vs. Plagiarism vs. Fair Use

Grammar and Syntax Workshop: 250 words per person.

Discussion: Identifying and Avoiding Plagiarism

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

Week

11

Ethics and Critical Inquiry – Racism in America

In-Class Discussion / Activities

Monday

10/27/2014

Project 2: Applying Genre Research

Wednesday

10/29/2014

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

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

Week

12

Code Switching vs. Code Meshing

In-Class Discussion / Activities

Monday

11/3/2014

Due by Midnight: Project 1 Paper (1,500 words) and Research Materials (Index Cards and Outlines)

Language, Syntax, and Identity

Project 3: Metacognition

Individual Project Contracts

Code Switching in Contemporary Culture

Wednesday

11/5/2014

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 to Google Docs

Week

13

Metacognition

In-Class Discussion / Activities

Monday

11/10/2014

Wednesday

11/12/2014

(~500) Rough Draft of Project 2 Genre

Grammar and Syntax Workshop: Project 2 Genre

M/MLA Conference – November 13-16

Ryan will be traveling to Detroit to present at the conference.

Week

14

Readings / Assignments

In-Class Discussion / Activities

Monday

11/17/2014

Groups 1, 2, and 3

Genre Presentations Part 1

Wednesday

11/19/2014

Groups 4 and 5

Genre Presentations Part 2

Week

15

Readings / Assignments

In-Class Discussion / Activities

Monday

11/24/2014

Thanksgiving Break

Wednesday

11/26/2014

Thanksgiving Break

Week

16

Readings / Assignments

In-Class Discussion / Activities

Monday

12/1/2014

(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.

Wednesday

12/3/2014

Last Day of Class

Due Friday 5pm: Final Portfolio

Week

17

Readings / Assignments

In-Class Discussion / Activities

Monday

12/8/2014

Finals Week

Wednesday

12/10/2014

No Final for this course.

Week

18

Readings / Assignments

In-Class Discussion / Activities

Monday

12/15/2014

Tuesday

12/16/2014

Grades Due - Tuesday, 16-Dec, Noon