Readings and Assignments are DUE by class time on the day they appear on the calendar (unless you are told otherwise).

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

6 WEEK 1

LESSON: Canvas Orientation

7 January

READ: Part 1 of Feed

LESSON: Syllabus and Introduction to Feed

8

READ: Part 2 of Feed

LESSON: Research Paper Overview

9

LESSON: Topic Selection and Brainstorming

LESSON: Preliminary Research (the internet)

10

READ: the rest of Feed (parts 3 and 4)

13 WEEK 2

Quiz 1 (Topics) closes

POST: 4 Research Questions

LESSON: Topic Narrowing

 

14

In the Resource Room

EXERCISE: The Reference Section

15

READ: Basic Essay Structure

REVIEW: Thesis and Structure

 

16

LESSON: Annotated Bibliography

LESSON: Works Cited

17

In the Resource Room

DUE: Draft 1 Topic, Argument, and Preliminary Research

EXERCISE: Periodical Databases

20 WEEK 3

 

No Class

Martin Luther King Day

 

21

Quiz 2 (Research) closes

EXERCISE: Works Cited Documentation

 

22

READ: MLA formatting and Citations

LESSON: MLA formatting and in-text citations

23

In the Resource Room

EXERCISE: MLA Formatting Practice

 

24

LESSON: Source Book

LESSON: Citation and Plagiarism

DUE: 5 Source Annotated Bibliography

27 WEEK 4

Quiz 3 (MLA) closes

READ: Paraphrasing Tips

EXERCISE: Citations

 

28

POST: Opposing view paragraph containing a paraphrase

LESSON: The uses of paraphrases

29

EXERCISE: Paraphrase Workshop

(bring your source book)

 

30

POST: Revised Paraphrase

EXERCISE: Paraphrase Workshop - continued

(bring your source book)

31

LESSON: Source Evaluation (CRABA)

DUE: Draft 2 (w/ Source book) MLA Formatting, Citations and Works Cited

3 WEEK 5

Quiz 4 (Citations) closes

READ: Critical Thinking

LESSON: Critical Thinking and Bias

4 February

In the Resource Room

READ: Source Evaluation

EXERCISE: Source Evaluation

5

READ: Logical Fallacies

LESSON: Logical Fallacies and Academic Studies

6

POST: Analysis Paragraph (bring source book)

 

7

READ: Misleading Statistics

DUE: Source Evaluation Exercise

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

10 WEEK 6

Quiz 5 (Source Eval) closes

READ: Gould, "Sex, Drugs, Disaster, and the Extinction of Dinosaurs"

LESSON: Expanded Structure

11

LESSON: Outline Assignment

LESSON: Transitions and Templates

12

EXERCISE: Logic and Citation Review

 

13

LESSON: Narrative Arc in Research Writing

LESSON: Introductions

 

14

LESSON: Academic style

DUE: Draft 3 (w/ Source book) Analysis and Source Quality

 

17 WEEK 7

 

No Class

Presidents' Day

 

18

Quiz 6 (Logic) closes

REVIEW: Introductions and Conclusions

 

 

19

POST: Revised Introduction and Conclusion

 

 

20

DUE: Topic Sentence Outline of Draft

EXERCISE: Academic style review

21

Last Day to Drop

LESSON: Convincing Evidence

DUE: 10 Source Annotated Bibliography

24 WEEK 8

Quiz 7 (Acad Style) closes

POST: Support Paragraph

LESSON: Research Presentation

25

 

No Class

Advising Day

 

26

LESSON: Supportive Reasoning and Explaining Evidence

REVIEW: Proofreading and Grammar

27

REVIEW: Proofreading and Grammar

28

DUE: Draft 4 (w/ Source book) Structure, Support, and Audience

ACTIVITY: Presentation Prep

3 WEEK 9

Quiz 8 (Grammar) closes

ACTIVITY: Presentation Prep

4 March

DUE: Research Presentations

5

ACTIVITY: Research Presentations

6

ACTIVITY: Research Presentations

DUE: Peer Review

7

ACTIVITY: Research Presentations

10 WEEK 10
ACTIVITY: Research Presentations

11

LESSON: APA Documentation

12

EXERCISE: APA Practice

13

No Class Drafting and Proofreading

14

DUE: Final Research Paper w/ Source book

17 WEEK 11

Quiz 9 (APA) closes

LESSON: APA Review

18

DUE: APA Conversions

19

Quiz 10 closes at midnight (9:30)

20

Quiz 10 closes at midnight (10:30)

21

 

No Class Finals