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Schedule of Assignments and Readings
The current schedule of assignments and readings is reproduced below. The instructor reserves the right to amend this list as necessary by adding, substituting, or removing readings, assignments, conferences, and other course materials.

Unless instructed otherwise, each week’s assignments are due at the start of class on Monday.

Week 1 (28 August)
In Class
– Welcome to ENG 1020: Syllabus and Class Overview
– Genre and purpose
– Rhetorical situation

Week 2 (4 September)
NO CLASS MEETING MONDAY, 2 SEPTEMBER: LABOUR DAY
Reading Due
– Greene/Lidinsky: “Foreword” and “Introduction”; Chapters 2, 7, 9, and 13
In Class
– Introduction to Project 1
– Types of arguments
– Rhetorical analysis
– Persuasive appeals

Week 3 (9 & 11 September)
Assignment Due
Project 1 Draft
Reading Due
– “Briefcases vs. Backpacks”
– pathosethoslogos.com
In Class
– Moving from general to particular (organisation)
– Essay structure
– Developing Claims
– Draft workshop

Week 4 (18 September)
NO CLASS MEETING MONDAY, 16 SEPTEMBER: STUDY GROUP DAY
Assignment Due
Project 1 Final Version (due on Wednesday)
Reading Due
– Greene/Lidinsky chapter 8
– OWL MLA and Chicago guides
In Class
– Introduction to Project 2
– Understanding the I-Search as a genre
– Drafting I-Search questions

Week 5 (23 & 25 September)
Assignment Due
Project 2 Questions and Introduction Draft
Reading Due
– Greene/Lidinsky chapter 10
– “What’s Worth Knowing?”
In Class
– Developing inquiry and research questions
– Working with quotes

Week 6 (2 October)
NO CLASS MEETING MONDAY, 30 SEPTEMBER: LIBRARY RESEARCH DAY
Assignment Due
Project 2 Research Log and Source Write-Up (due on Wednesday)
Reading Due
– Greene/Lidinsky chapter 5
In Class
– I-Search introduction organisation
– Library research strategies
– Draft workshop (Wednesday)

Week 7 (7 & 9 October)
Assignment Due
Project 2 Draft
Reading Due
– Elbow “Revising by Reading Aloud”
In Class
– Project 2 Draft Workshop
– Writing about research
– Research argumentation

Week 8 (16 October)
NO CLASS MEETING MONDAY, 14 OCTOBER: COLUMBUS DAY
Assignment Due
Project 2 Final Version (due on Wednesday)
In Class
– Introduction to Project 3A
– Drafting workshop
– Writing about research

Week 9 (21 & 23 October)
Assignment Due
Project 3A Proposal
Reading Due
– Greene/Lidinsky chapters 4 and 11
In Class
– Drafting workshop
– Developing thoughtful reader response to writing

Week 10 (28 & 30 October)
Assignment Due
Project 3A Annotated Bibliography
Reading Due
– Greene/Lidinsky chapter 12
– Academic journals and additional sources
In Class
– The ‘conversation’ of discourse
– Types of research
– Academic discourse

Week 11 (4 & 6 November)
Assignment Due
Project 3A Draft 1
Reading Due
– Further additional sources
In Class
– Project 3A Drafting Workshop 1
– Effective Integration of Sources
– Citation Workshop

Week 12 (13 November)
NO CLASS MEETING MONDAY, 11 NOVEMBER: LIBRARY RESEARCH DAY
Assignment Due
Project 3A Draft 2 (due Wednesday)
Reading Due
– Greene/Lidinsky chapter 3
In Class
– Project 3A Drafting Workshop 2
– Citation Workshop
– Orienting to reading the conversation
– Establishing knowledge in your paper

Week 13 (18 & 20 November)
Project 3A Final Version
Project 3B Draft (due on Wednesday)
Reading
– Balliet, Amy. “The Dos and Don’ts of Infographic Design”
– Piktochart Layout Cheat Sheet
– Purdue Online Writing Lab: Visual Rhetoric
– Greene/Lidinsky chapter 6
In Class
– Introduction to Project 3B
– Piktochart Tutorial
– Visual analysis readings
– Genre analysis with infographic samples
– New layer of analysis (visual, aesthetic)
– Infographic samples
– Project 3B Drafting Workshop

NO CLASS MEETING 25 & 27 NOVEMBER: THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

Week 15 (2 & 4 December)
Assignment Due
Project 3B Final Version
In Class
– Project 3B Presentations
– Introduction to Project 4

Week 16 (9 December)
NO CLASS MEETING WEDNESDAY, 11 DECEMBER: EXAM WEEK
Assignment Due
Project 4 Draft
– All Outstanding Revisions
Project 4 Final Version (due before the end of the day on Friday, 13 December; late submissions cannot be accepted)
In Class
– Project 4 Drafting Workshop
– End-of-Term Business

—End-of-Term—

 

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