Mary Stevenson

EGL 100

Fall 2003

 

Assignments:  EGL 100, MW Metro Center

 

Readings will come from your textbooks:  WW for Writer’s Workbook and RW for Rules for Writers, fifth edition.  Note: “read” means to look over and study pages; “do” means to write out the exercises/activities in the textbook. We will also be reading the Book Bridge Project title, Esmeralda Santiago’s When I Was Puerto Rican (WIW).  I will give you a timetable and questions for this book later, but buy and begin to read.  Take notes too.  Some homework assignments will be checked at the beginning of class and assigned points.  Throughout the semester, I’ll also have unannounced checks for points on homework done in the textbook. 

 

Week One:     Diagnostic Work, Writing Process: Prewriting

 

8/25                 Introduction, writing sample, handouts

                        Homework:  Read WW 1-19

 

8/27                 Writing Process

                        Homework:  Read WW 33-59

 

Week Two:     Writing Paragraphs

 

9/1                   Labor Day

 

9/3                   Book Check.  Diagnostic grammar test

                        Homework:      Do WW 37, 39, 45-46, 50-51

 

Week Three:  Writing Process: Prewriting, Revising, Editing, Proofing; Sentence Parts

 

9/8                   Finish diagnostic work. Using WW and Brushup. Handout: plan for paragraph #1, begin prewriting 

                        Homework:      Write, revise plan for paragraph # 1                                                                                          Read WW 60-63, 65-73; 484-497

Study example 2, page 70 and 143

Do WW 492-3, 496-7, 497

 

9/10                 Support/coherence. Sentence parts. Due plan paragraph #1; Second hour:  write rough draft and final draft of paragraph #1 in class. Handout paragraph #2.

.                       Homework:      Write plan paragraph #2

                                                Read  WW 134-159; 498-506.

                                                Do WW 137-8, 138-9, 500-01, 501-02, 503-4

 

Week Four:  Using the Handbook, Fragments, Example papers

 

9/15                 Due plan paragraph #2.  Catch up on grammar. Using a handbook. Bring RW to class.

                        Homework:      Write rough draft paragraph #2.

                                                Read  WW 524-529

                                                Do WW 140-1, 142-143, 526-7

 

9/17                 Due rough draft of paragraph #2.  Revisions. Fragments

                        Homework:      Write, revise, edit, and proofread final draft paragraph #2

                                                Read WW 260-268

                                                Do WW  528-9

 

Week Five: Introduction to the Essay, Fragments

 

9/22                 Due final draft paragraph #2.  Handout on essay #1, thesis statement

                        Homework:      Write plan essay #1

                                                Read WW 269-292, RW 156-163

                                                Do WW 268, RW exercise 1, pages 162-3

 

9/24                 Due plan essay #1. Bring RW to class. Fragment Test.

Homework:      Write introductory paragraph essay #1

                                                Read WW 306-311, 517-524

Do WW 289-290, 521, 521-524

 

Week Six:       Example essays, Run ons

 

9/29                 Due introductory paragraph essay #1.

                        Homework:      Write complete rough draft of essay #1

                                                Read  WW 294-304, RW 164-170

Do RW 171

 

10/1                 Due complete rough draft essay #1. Bring RW to class.Test on run ons.

                        Homework:      Write, revise, edit, proof final copy of essay #1

                                                Read WW 182-194, 530-36

                                                Do WW 189-190, 190-191, 533, 534

 

Week Seven:  Cause and Effect papers; Standard Verbs

 

10/6                 Due essay #1. Handout essay #2;

            Homework:      Write prewriting/plan for essay #2

                                                Read WIW 3-18, WW 20-30, 198-209, 316-320

                                                Do WW 535, 536

 

Note: Begin reading WIW; your goal is to complete your readings in the book by 10/27

10/8                 Due plan essay #2.  verbs. Taking notes: quoting, paraphrasing, summarizing. Bring WIW to class.

                        Homework:      Write, revise plan essay #2

                                                Read Brushup 32-33, RW 172-175, 214, 220-226

                                                Do RW 226

 

Week Eight: Midterm, Verbs

 

10/13               Discuss revisions. Midterm—begin in class essay #2 second hour.

                        Homework:      Read  WW 234-243, 248-256, 536-538

                                                Do WW 235-6, 236-38

 

10/15               Finish final draft essay #2.  Handout essay #3

                        Homework:      Write plan essay #3

                                                Read 324-332, RW 215-219

                                                Do RW 219-20

 

Week Nine:    Similarities and Differences, Irregular Verbs

 

10/20               Due plan essay #3, bring RW to class

                        Homework:      Write introduction with hook essay #3

Review standard and irregular verbs

 

10/22               Due introduction essay #3. Test standard/irregular verbs.  Bring RW to class.

Homework:      Write rest of rough draft essay #3

                                                Read WW 422-433, RW 172-183

                                                Do  WW 426-7, 428-9, 431-3, RW 183, 184

 

Week Ten:     Polishing Style, Subject/Verb Agreement 

 

10/27               Handout on essay #4. Due rough draft essay #3. Bring RW to class

                        Homework:      Write, revise, edit, proof final draft essay #3

                                                Read WW 433-445, 538-541, RW 398-400

                                                De WW 437-6, 444, 540, 541

 

10/29               Professional Development Day—no classes

                        Use this free day to catch up on your notes for WIW               

 

Week Eleven: Notetaking; Subject/Verb Continued

 

11/3                 Due final draft essay #3. Handout essay #4. Review verbs.

                        Homework:      Write, complete your notes on WIW

Read WW 445-448, 541-544

Do WW 543, 544

 

11/5                 Due notetaking exercise. Test on subject/verb agreement..Bring RW to class

                        Homework:      Write thesis essay #4

                                                Read WW  450-453, 546-549, RW  402-406

                                                Do WW 547-9

 

Week Twelve: Writing from Sources, Documentation, Pronouns

 

11/10               Due thesis for essay #4, documentation, bring RW  and WIW to class

Homework:      Write plan essay #4, include page numbers from WIW that you might use in your essay

                                                Read  WW 454-464, 549-551, RW 406-413

                                                Do WW 551

 

11/12               Due plan essay #4

                        Homework:      Write introduction for essay #4

                                                Read WW 464-473, 551-555

                                                Do WW 554, 555

 

Week Thirteen:  Documentation continued, Parallelism, Modifiers

 

11/17               Due introductory paragraph for essay #4, pronouns

                        Homework:      Write rough draft of body for essay #4

                                                Read WW 473-481, 560-2 RW 88-91, 413-423

                                                Do WW 561-62, RW 91-2

 

11/19               In text citations. Bring RW to class

                        Homework:      Write rough draft conclusion, essay #4

                                                Read WW 564-576, RW 424-444 (note 432-438)

                                                Do WW 567, 569-570, 571

 

11/21               Last Day to Withdraw from classes

 

Week Fourteen:  Punctuation

 

11/24               Due rough draft essay #4.  Checking documentation, commas, bring RW to class

                        Homework:      Write, revise, edit draft and correct documentation

                                                Read WW 576-580

                                                Do WW 573, 575-6, 580

 

11/26               Questions on documentation. Parallelism, misplaced, dangling modifiers

                        Homework:      Write, edit and proof final revisions of essay #4

 

11/27—11/30 Thanksgiving Holiday

 

Week Fifteen: Grammar Review

 

12/1                 Due final draft essay #4.

                        Homework:      Organize records, prepare questions for grammar review          

 

12/3                 Check records, bring RW to class

Homework:  Review grammar, prepare for make up assignment

 

Final:               9 – 10:50, Monday 12/8

                        11 – 12:50, Wednesday 12/10

Comprehensive grammar test and make up session