English 100: Schedule

Schedule

Week #1
  • Sep 6: Introduction to the Course and the Syllabus
  • Sep 7: Introduction to Your Classmates
  • Sep 9: Jane Lytvynenko, “Yet More Instances of Plagiarism from Margaret Wente
    • C1: “Planning” to “Blogging” (3-9)
Week #2
  • Sep 13: Simon and Garfunkel, “The Sound of Silence”
    • A1-a: “Reading and Writing Critically” to “Asking ‘So What?’” (71-74)
  • Sep 14: W3 “Active Verbs” (175-178), GRAMMAR QUIZ (in-class)
  • Sep 16: “The Sound of Silence” (continued)
    • A1-b: “Outline a Text to Identify Main Ideas” to A1-C “Summarize to Deepen Your Understanding” (74-77)
    • PLAGIARISM ESSAY (by email) [link to assignment]
Week #3
  • Sep 20: Bruce Cockburn, “Lovers in a Dangerous Time”
    • A4-e: “Support Your Claims with Specific Evidence” to “Citing Expert Opinion” (103-105)
    • C5-c: “Choose a Suitable Pattern of Organization” to “Examples and Illustrations” (46-47)
  • Sep 21: ESSAY #1: OUTLINE (in-class)
  • Sep 23: “Lovers in a Dangerous Time” (continued)
    • C1-c: “Draft and Revise a Working Thesis Statement” to “Using a Problem/Strategy Approach to Revise a Working Thesis” (9-12)
    • A1-d “Analyze to Demonstrate Your Critical Thinking” to “Drafting an Analytical Thesis Statement” (78-79)
Week #4
  • Sep 27: David Suzuki, “The Beauty of Wind Farms”
    • C5: “Writing Paragraphs” to “Develop the Main Point” (43-45)
    • C1-d “Draft a Plan” to “When to Use a Formal Outline” (13-15)
  • Sep 28: ESSAY #1: EXAMPLE ESSAY (in-class)
  • Sep 30: C5-d: “Making Paragraphs Coherent” to “Adjust Paragraph Length” (51-57)
Week #5
  • Oct 4: The Times Colonist, “Wind-farm Sites Need Closer Look”
    • C5-c: “Comparison and Contrast” to “Analogy” (48-49)
  • Oct 5: B1-g: “Conjunctions” (339-340), GRAMMAR QUIZ
  • Oct 7: S1: “Parallelism” to S1-c “Repeat Function Words to Clarify Parallels” (129-132)
    • S6-f: “Using Parallel Structures for Emphasis” (153)
    • C5-d: “Using Parallel Structures” (53)
Week #6
  • Oct 11: Kelly Crowe, “Latest MS ‘Miracle’ Treatment Overshadows the Real News”
    • MLA-1c: “Use Sources to Inform and Support Your Argument” to “Anticipating and Countering Objections” (397-399)
    • MLA-2: “Citing Source; Avoiding Plagiarism” to “When to Use a Summary” (399-403)
  • Oct 12: ESSAY #3: OPENING PARAGRAPH (in-class)
  • Oct 14: MLA-3: “Integrating Sources” to “Using Ellipsis Mark and Brackets” (403-405)
    • MLA-3b “Use Signal Phrases to Integrate Sources” to “Putting Source Material in Context” (406-409)
Week #7
  • Oct 18: Library Instruction Day, Room 340 (3rd floor computer lab) [new!]
  • Oct 19: L5: “Integrating Quotations from the Text” to L5-d “To Indicate Changes in a Quotation, Use Brackets and the Ellipsis Mark” (592-595) and R3-e: “Construct an Annotated Bibliography” to “Revise” (386-389)
  • Oct 21: ESSAY #3: COMPARISON ESSAY (in-class)
Week #8
  • Oct 25: The Toronto Star, “Making Judges More Diverse”
    • R3-b: “Select Sources Worth Your Time and Attention” to “Selecting Appropriate Versions of Digital Sources” (377-380)
  • Oct 26: S6-a: “Coordinate Equal Ideas; Subordinate Minor Ideas” (147-148)
    • GRAMMAR QUIZ
  • Oct 28: R3-c: “Read with an Open Mind” to “Assessing Multimodal Sources with Your Research Question in Mind” (381-386)
Week #9
  • Nov 1: Chris Wattie, “Welcome Back, Long-form Census”
    • R1-c: “Map Out a Research Strategy” to “Using a Variety of Online Tools…” (362–367)
  • Nov 2: P1-e: “Use Commas to set of nonrestrictive elements…” (290-291)
    •  GRAMMAR QUIZ
  • Nov 4: R1: “Thinking Like a Researcher; Gathering Sources” to “Getting the Big Picture” (357-358) and “Thinking Like a Researcher” (360, orange box)
Week #10
  • Nov 8: New Zealand Herald, McDonalds Pay Rise for US Workers ‘a Stunt’
    • R1-b: “Pose Questions Worth Exploring” to “Finding and Entry Point in a Research Conversation” (359-361)
  • Nov 9: B1-g: “Conjunctions” (339-340), (conjunctive adverbs)
    • GRAMMAR QUIZ
  • Nov 11: Remembrance Day, No Classes
Week #11
  • Nov 15: The Daily Mail, “A Real Living Wage.”
    • Review – C1-c, “Draft and Revise a Working Thesis Statement” to “Using a Problem/Strategy Approach to Revise a Working Thesis” (9-12)
  • Nov 16: ESSAY #4: RESEARCH PAPER, ROUGH DRAFT (in-class)
  • Nov 18: C2-d: “Managing Your Files” (21)
    • R2-c: “Takes Notes Carefully to Avoid Unintentional Plagiarism” to “Avoiding Plagiarism from the Web” (371-375)
Week #12
Week #13
  • Nov 29: Review – A1-b: “Outline a Text to Identify Main Ideas” to A1-C “Summarize to Deepen Your Understanding” (74-77)
  • Nov 30: B1-g: “Conjunctions” (339-340) (correlative conjunctions)
    • GRAMMAR QUIZ
  • Dec 2: Review for Final Exam
Finals Week
  • Dec 8, 5:30pm  (Friday): Final Exam
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