Unit I Syllabus (8/21-9/22)

Week 1
Monday, 8/21

  • Introduction to the course

Wednesday, 8/23

  • Electronic resources
  • In-class diagnostic test

Friday, 8/25

  • StoryCorps videos
  • Narration (108-27)
  • Assignment prompt

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Week 2
Monday, 8/28

  • Have topic sentence at the beginning of class
  • Typed answers to questions due (regarding “My Turnaround”)
  • Basic sentence structure
  • Subjects & verbs – in class
  • Fragments (325-37)

Wednesday, 8/30

  • Portal assignment in class — Fragments I
  • Portal assignment due — Subjects and Subjects and Verbs I
  • Comma splices & run-ons (338-51)

Friday, 9/01

  • Portal assignment due — Subjects and Verbs II
  • Subjects/verbs/fragments – in class
  • In-class writing
  • Rough draft due – NP (end of class)

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Week 3
Monday, 9/04

  • Labor Day holiday

Wednesday, 9/06

  • Portal assignment due — Fragments II
  • Portal assignment due — Run-on sentences
  • Peer review
  • Editing

Friday, 9/08

  • NP due
  • Grammar review
  • Introduction to description

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Week 4
Monday, 9/11

  • Quiz over pages 150-170 – focus on essay about Fallujah
  • Subject-verb agreement (352-362)
  • DP#1 prompt and topic sentence

Wednesday, 9/13

  • Subject-verb agreement quiz
  • In-class writing

Friday, 9/15

  • Portal assignment due — Subject/noun-verb agreement I
  • Rough draft due – DP#1
  • Self-evaluation

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Week 5
Monday, 9/18

  • Portal assignment before class– Subject/noun-verb agreement II
  • DP#1 due
  • Prompt for DP#2
  • Topic sentence

Wednesday, 9/20

  • In-class writing for DP#2

Friday, 9/22

  • In-class exam review
  • Self-review
  • Rough draft due – DP#2
  • Grammar test on Monday

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