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Writing and Fighting

Professor Nancy Kidder

October 2019

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9:45am-11am: WRTG 101

1-2pm Office hours

Class Topic:

“Making Connections through Writing: Metaphors & Critical Thinking”

Assignments:

-Metaphor Exercise

-Chap. 6 Discussion Questions

-Watch “Assault in the Ring” on YouTube

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9:45am-11am:WRTG 101

Class Topic:

“Hot Topics in Combat Sports, including Gender &

Corruption”

Assignments:

-Chap. 7, WWF

-“Crashing The Party,” Chuck Mindenhall

- Discussion Questions for both readings

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8:00am

UFC

MAIA VS ASKREN

Singapore

 

 

Top Rank Boxing Shakur Stevenson vs. Joet Gonzales ESPN+

Reno

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9:45am-11am: WRTG 101

1-2pm Office hours

Class Topic:

The King of the World: Geopolitical Implications of Boxing and MMA”

Assignments:

-Midterm Assigned (Due November 5th)

-WWF Chap. 7 and Discussion Questions

-Listen to Luke Thomas interview Karim Zadan on Chechen military dictator Romzan Kadryrov (YouTube)

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Assignment # 2 Take A Shot Due at Midnight via Blackboard

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November 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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9:45am-11am:WRTG 101

Class Topic:

“Race and Ethnicity: The Great White Hope”

Assignments:

-Continue to work on Midterm (Due Tuesday, November 5th)

-WWF Chap. 8 & 9 and Discussion Questions

- watch clips of Ken Burns “Unforgivable Blackness” on YouTube

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UFC 244 in NYC

Diaz vs. Masvidal 

Canelo Vs. Kovalev

Las Vegas

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9:45am-11am: WRTG 101

 

1-2pm Office hours

Class Topic:

“Race and Ethnicity: The Great White Hope”

Assignments:

-Archetype 1-page assignment:

-WWF, Chap. 10, 11, 12 and Discussion Questions

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9:45am-11am: WRTG 101

Guest Speaker: Josh Rosenblatt, author of Why We Fight

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UFC 2:00pm

Moscow

Moskva

Russia

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 9:45am-11am: WRTG 101

1-2pm Office hours

Class Topic:

“Race and Ethnicity: The Great White Hope” &

“The Writer is the Fighter”

Assign Writing Project # 3: Going the Distance: Focusing an Argument

about Combat Sports and Society`  (Due Dec 10th via Blackboard at Midnight)

Assignments: (choose 2 of 3)

-Julie Kedzie: This is what it feels like to cut weight for an MMA fight

-Ian Heinisch You Ever Been to Rikers?

-Tiffany Van Soest- Soul Bomb # 1

-Ariel Helwani- After 3 drug overdoses, Jared Gordon has goals greater than becoming UFC champion.

- Discussion Qs Due at Conference (11/19)

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9:45am-11am: WRTG 101

Guest Speaker:

Derrick Jefferson

 

Meet in Bender Library, Room 150 (T&E) on the main floor in the back towards the left.

Assign Cinema Film Activity

Assignments:

-Pre-Writing Assignment Due.

- Assign One-page Proposal & Annotated Bibliography. 

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8pm

UFC Brazil

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Class canceled for student conferences;  B-1 in the basement of Battelle for pre-arranged 30 minutes sessions. (9:30am-6:30pm)

-Prof. Kidder will return Assignment # 2 with Oral Feedback. (Optional: Revisions for Assignment # 2 due Sunday, December 1sth).

 -Prof. Kidder will review your one-page proposals. Please include one sample annotated bibliography.

- Discussion Qs Due at Conference (11/19)

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9:45am-11am: WRTG 101

Guest Speaker:

Nikol Aguirre, MMA fighter, trainer and coach will be Skyping in from San Diego.

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9:45am-11am: WRTG 101

1-2pm Office hours 

Class Topic:

Guest Speaker:

Jaime Rebner, MMA journalist and mental coach will be Skyping in from Montreal.

Assignments:

-Reading TBA

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Thanksgiving

Break!

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Submit 1st Drafts of Assignment # 3 for workshop via BB at Midnight 

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December 2019

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Revisions for Assignment # 2 due Sunday, December 1st at Midnight

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9:45am-11am: WRTG 101

 

1-2pm Office hours

Class Topic:

Peer Writing Workshop

Assignments:

-Reading TBA

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9:45am-11am: WRTG 101

(last class)

Class Topic:

Class Review; Can you ever win the fight game?

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Ruiz vs. Joshua 2

Diriyah, Saudi Arabia

 

8:00pm

Overeem  VS Harris

DC

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 Writing Project # 3 Due via Blackboard at midnight

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 Final Exam: 8:10AM-10:40AM

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10:00pm

UFC Vegas