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Schedule of Assignments and Readings

The current schedule of assignments and readings is reproduced below. The professor 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 the first class meeting that week.

Week 1 (13-17 January)
Reading Due
• Kirszner and Mandell, 3-22. “An Introduction to Argument”.
• Swales, “Characteristics of a Discourse Community“.
In Class
• Welcome to ENG 1123: Syllabus and Policy review.
• Genre and purpose.
• Rhetorical situation.

Week 2 (20-24 January)
MLK JR. HOLIDAY: NO CLASSES 20 JANUARY
Reading Due
• Kirszner and Mandell, 23-82. “The Four Pillars of Argument” and “Thinking and Reading Critically”.
In Class
• Introduction to Project 1.
• Types of arguments.
• Rhetorical analysis.
• Persuasive appeals.

Week 3 (27-31 January)
Assignment Due
Reading Response 1.
Project 1 Draft.
Reading Due
• Johnson, “Obstructions on Learning“.
• PathosEthosLogos, “Ethos, Pathos, and Logos: The Modes of Persuasion“.
In Class
Project 1 Draft Workshop.
• Moving from general to particular (organisation).
• Essay structure.

Week 4 (3-7 February)
Assignment Due
Reading Response 2.
Project 1 Final.
Reading Due
• Hazlitt, “My First Acquaintence with Poets“.
• Kirszner and Mandell, 99-122. “Writing a Rhetorical Analysis”.
• Carroll, “Backpacks vs. Briefcases“.
• Purdue Online Writing Lab, “Research and Citation Resources“.
In Class
• Introduction to Project 2.
• Developing Claims.

Week 5 (10-14 February)
Assignment Due
Reading Response 3.
Project 2 Draft.
Reading Due
• Johnson, “Authors Inattentive to Themselves“.
• Kirszner and Mandell, 123-190. “Understanding Logic and Recognizing Logical Fallacies”.
In Class
Project 2 Draft Workshop.
• Developing inquiry and research questions.
• Working with quotes.

Week 6 (17-21 February)
Assignment Due
Reading Response 4.
Project 2 Final.
Reading Due
• Lewis, “The Law of Human Nature“.
• Kirszner and Mandell, 287-328. “Finding and Evaluating Sources”.
In Class
• Introduction to Project 3.
• Library research strategies.

Week 7 (24-28 February)
Assignment Due
Reading Response 5.
Project 3 Research Questions.
Reading Due
• Hazlitt, “On the Fear of Death“.
• Kirszner and Mandell, 329-344. “Summarizing, Paraphrasing, Quoting, and Synthesizing Sources”.
In Class
Project 3 Idea Workshop.
• Writing about research.
• Research argumentation.
• Library visit (on Thursday/Friday).

Week 8 (2-6 March)
Assignment Due
Reading Response 6.
Project 3 Draft (due for in-class workshop only on Monday/Tuesday).
Project 3 Final (due on Thursday/Friday).
Reading Due
• Churchill, “Moses: The Leader of a People“.
• Kirszner and Mandell, 345-416. “Documenting Sources: MLA” and “Using Sources Responsibly”.
In Class
Project 3 Draft Workshop.
• Writing about research.

Week 9: SPRING HOLIDAY, NO CLASSES (9-13 March)

Week 10 (16-20 March)
Assignment Due
Reading Response 7.
Project 4 Proposal (due on Thursday/Friday).
Reading Due
• Orwell, “Shooting an Elephant“.
• Kirszner and Mandell, 253-286. “Planning, Drafting, and Revising an Argumentative Essay”.
In Class
• Introduction to Project 4.
• Developing thoughtful reader response to writing.

Week 11 (23-27 March)
RESEARCH DAY 1: NO CLASS MEETING 23 & 24 MARCH
Assignment Due
Reading Response 8 (due on Thursday/Friday).
Project 4 Outline (due on Thursday/Friday).
Reading Due
• Lewis, “Men without Chests“.
• Kirszner and Mandell, 417-516. “Definition Arguments” and “Cause-and-Effect Arguments”.
In Class
Project 4 Idea Workshop.
• Types of arguments.
• The ‘conversation’ of discourse.
• Types of research.
• Academic discourse.

Week 12 (30 March – 3 April)
RESEARCH DAY 2: NO CLASS MEETING 30 & 31 MARCH
Assignment Due
Reading Response 9 (due on Thursday/Friday).
Project 4 Draft 1 (due on Thursday/Friday).
Reading Due
• Orwell, “Why I Write“.
• Kirszner and Mandell, 517-588. “Evaluation Arguments” and “Proposal Arguments”.
In Class
Project 4 Draft Workshop 1.
• Citation Workshop.
• Effective Integration of Sources.

Week 13 (6-10 April)
EASTER HOLIDAY: NO CLASSES 9-10 APRIL
Assignment Due
Reading Response 10.
Project 4 Draft 2 (due for in-class workshop only).
Reading Due
• Churchill, “Shall We Commit Suicide?“.
• Kirszner and Mandell, 589-644. “Ethical Arguments” and “Combining Argumentative Strategies”.
In Class
Project 4 Draft Workshop 2.
• Citation Workshop.
• Orienting to reading the conversation.
• Establishing knowledge in your paper.

Week 14 (13-17 April)
Assignment Due
Project 4 Final.
Reading Due
• Balliet, Amy. “The Dos and Don’ts of Infographic Design“.
In Class
• Introduction to Project 5.
• Piktochart visual rhetoric.
• Genre analysis with infographic samples.
• Synthesis of data and drafting.

Week 15 (20-21 April)
DRAFTING DAY: NO CLASS MEETING 23 APRIL
CAPSTONE CONFERENCE: NO CLASS MEETING 24 APRIL
Assignment Due
Project 5 Draft.
In Class
Project 5 Draft Workshop.
• Composing in text and with visuals/genre affordances.

Week 16 (27 April – 1 May)
Assignment Due
Project 5 Final and Presentation.
• All Outstanding Revisions.
In Class
Project 5 Presentations.

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