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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 readings and assignments are required to be completed before the start of class on Tuesday.

Week 1 (8 & 10 January)
Reading Due
Wadsworth Guide to Research. “Chapter 1: Research and the Rhetorical Situation.”
– Swales, John. “The Concept of Discourse Community.”
In Class
– Syllabus overview
– Discourse communities
– Introduction to Project 1

Week 2 (15 & 17 January)
Assignment Due
– Project 1-1 Draft (Due on Thursday)
Reading Due
Wadsworth Guide to Research. “Chapter 5: Conducting Primary Research.”
– Porter, James E. “Intertextuality and the Discourse Community.”
In Class
– Discuss research experiences and questions
– Peer-review draft workshop

Week 3 (22 & 24 January)
Assignment Due
– Project 1-2 Final
Reading Due
Wadsworth Guide to Research. “Chapter 2: Writing Processes.”
– Bawarshi, Anis. “The Genre Function.”
In Class
– Introduction to Project 2
– Developing writing processes

Week 4 (29 & 31 January)
Assignment Due
– Project 2-1 Draft
Reading Due
Wadsworth Guide to Research. “Chapter 4: Finding Resources through Secondary Research.”
– Carter, Michael. “Ways of Knowing, Doing, and Writing in the Disciplines.”
In Class
– Developing research questions
– Creating a research plan
– Peer-review draft workshop

Week 5 (5 & 7 February)
Assignment Due
– Project 2-2 Final
– Project 3A-1 Research questions and plan (due on Thursday)
Reading Due
Wadsworth Guide to Research. “Chapter 6: Rhetorically Reading, Tracking, and Evaluating Resources.”
– Bolderston, Amanda. “Writing an Effective Literature Review.”
In Class
– Introduction to Project 3A
– Research methodology

Week 6 (12 & 14 February)
Assignment Due
– Project 3A-2 Launch texts and research path
Reading Due
Wadsworth Guide to Research. “Chapter 3: Identifying a Topic.”
– Zorn, Ted and Nittaya Campbell. “Improving the Writing of Literature Reviews through a Literature Integration Exercise.”
In Class
– Mapping the field
– Learning the essentials of a discpline discourse

Week 7 (19 & 21 February)
Assignment Due
– Project 3A-3 Annotated bibliography
Reading Due
Wadsworth Guide to Research. “Chapter 7: Understanding Plagiarism and Integrating Sources.”
– Bazerman, Charles. “A Relationship between Reading and Writing: The Conversational Model.”
In Class
– Information visualisation (grids, maps, and trees)

Week 8 (26 & 28 February)
Assignment Due
– Project 3A-4 Draft
Reading Due
Wadsworth Guide to Research. “Chapter 9: Selecting and Integrating Evidence.”
– Berkun, Scott. “Why and How to Give a Successful Ignite Talk.”
In Class
– Peer-review draft workshop.
– Introduction to Project 3B
– Learning about Ignite Talks

Week 9 (5 & 7 March)
Assignment Due
– Project 3A-5 Final (due with Project 3B Presentation)
Reading Due
Wadsworth Guide to Research. “Chapter 10: Sharing the Results.”
– Sommers, Nancy. “Revision Strategies of Student Writers and Experienced Adult Writers.”
In Class
– Project 3B Presentations

Spring Holiday: 11-16 March (NO CLASS MEETING)

Week 10 (19 March)
NO CLASS MEETING, THURSDAY 21 MARCH – EDITING DAY

Reading Due
Wadsworth Guide to Research. “Chapter 8: Developing an Argument.”
– Swales, John. “Create a Research Space Model of Research Introductions.”
In Class
– Introduction to Project 4

Week 11 (26 & 28 March)
Assignment Due
– Project 4-1 Draft: Introduction with research questions following Swales CARS method
– Project 4-2 Draft: Revised Introduction (following Swales CARS), 2pp. min. (due on Thursday)
Reading Due
– Review Wadsworth Guide to Research. “Chapter 3.”
In Class
– Peer-review draft workshop

Week 12 (2 & 4 April)
Assignment Due
– Project 4-3 Draft: Cornell notes and colour-coding with Revised Literature Review
– Project 4-4 Draft: Proposal, Methodology, Discussion (due on Thursday)
Reading Due
– Review Wadsworth Guide to Research. “Chapter 6.”
In Class
– Peer-review draft workshop

Week 13 (9 April)
NO CLASS MEETING, THURSDAY 11 APRIL – REVISION DAY

Assignment Due
– Project 4-5 Final
Reading Due
– Review Wadsworth Guide to Research. “Chapter 9.”
In Class
– Introduction to Project 5
– Selection of appropriate self-evidence

Week 14 (16 & 18 April)
Assignment Due
– Project 5-1 Draft
– All outstanding revisions (due on Thursday)
– Project 5-2 Final (due before the end of the day on Friday, 19 April. Late submissions cannot be accepted.)
In Class
– Peer-review draft workshop

Exam Week (NO CLASS MEETING)

 

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