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GEN 100

Writing Workshop

Class Log

Weeks 7 ~ 8

In our previous classes:

  • We went over remaining steps for Essays #1 and #2;
  • We covered most of the chapters on Punctuation.
  • We still have to finish Punctuation; we will cover the rest of the material on Wednesday, and then have a quiz on Friday, and a test the following Wednesday.

Homework Assignments

#1

Punctuation

Be sure to read the relevant chapters in the HHH:

  • 12a ~ 12f (comma)
  • 14a ~ 14b (semicolon)
  • 16a ~ 16d (quotation marks)
  • 17a ~ 17h
    • 17a - The Period
    • 17b - The Question Mark
    • 17c - The Exclamation Point
    • 17d - The Colon
    • 17e - The Dash
    • 17f - Parentheses
    • 17g - Square Brackets
    • 17h - Ellipses

Also download and refer to the Apple Keynote and PowerPoint versions of the presentation on Punctuation.

Due Date: Be ready to finish discussing Punctuation on Wednesday (6/16), take a quiz on Friday (6/18), and a test on next Wednesday (6/23).

#2

Essay #2

I will make sure that my final approvals for your Essay #2 outlines are given as soon as I can tonight (several people just handed them in today), and I want you to finish the first draft (E2D1) by Sunday, June 20, at 9:00 p.m.

Due Date: Sunday, June 20, at 9:00 p.m.

#3

E1D2

My very next job before class on Thursday will be to comment and grade your E1D1. Once I do so, you will have until June 23 to finish E1D2.

Due Date: Wednesday, June 23, at 9:00 p.m.

#4

MLA Handout

Please download and read the MLA Style Handout.

Due Date: We will begin to discuss it in Wednesday's class this week.

Week 6, Class 2

Today:

  • We took the Midterm Exam (35 minutes);
  • We discussed Essay #1;
  • We discussed the next step in the process for Essay #2.

Homework Assignments

#1

E1D2

You must finish E1D1 by tonight (Friday, June 4) at 11:00 p.m. Wait for me to grade your E1D1, then begin working on E1D2. Here is the handout explaining E1D2.

Remember: the corrections and grading for E1D1 wil mostly be about things you were supposed to do for E1D1. My corrections are not the only thing you must work on! After fixing the points I made comments about, youmust also look at the grading chart for E1D2 and then make corrections for errors which I did not mark with comments. Sentence structure, expanded detail, clarity, and other points are categories of possible errors which you must find and correct.

Good documents to have:
#2

Essay #2 Focus

You will have a few more steps to take for Essay #2 over the weekend:

  • Read the Essay #2 Assignment explanation & instructions;
  • Make sure that your list of examples is completed:
    • You must have a documents in your Essay #2 folder with a list of 10 examples of Tiger Family stories;
    • Each item must have a summary of the part of the story that you wish to emphasize;
    • You must have added a summary of a story from your upbringing in which your parents used a parenting technique which contrasts with the Tiger Family story.
  • Read each example pair, and just below each one of them, write any of a variety of topics that the example pair will highlight. Here are some examples of possible focuses:
    • Academic achievement
    • Stress / Pressure
    • Social skills & development
    • Independence
    • Control over your own life
    • Motivation
    • Mental or emotional health
    • Positive vs. Negative reinforcement
    • Freedom
    • Personal responsibility
    • Self-esteem
    • Personal identity
  • After you finish the step above, review the possible topics for each one. See if you can find three strong examples which all share the same focus.
  • Make sure that the stories are not very similar to each other, and each demonstrates a different aspect of the focus.
  • Using the Thesis statement guide that I sent by email (), create a thesis statement based on those three example pairs and their common focus.

By Sunday evening, send me an email. In the email, copy and paste the three complete Example Pairs you chose (Author, title, link, Summary, and your story), followed by your thesis statement.

Due Date: Sunday, June 6, by 11:00 p.m.

#3

Reading Assignments

Please read:

Due Date: By the start of class, Wed., June 9

Week 6, Class 1

In this class:

  • We went over many example sentences with dependent clauses so we could tell the difference between them;
  • I gave the class a Clauses Test;
  • We went over Essay #2; I gave everyone an explanation of our upcoming steps for the essay;
    • I showed a handout which explains the Essay #2 Assignment and went over a few details;
    • I explained that the next step is to expand you list of personal stories about your family; I explain this step below and in more detail in an email;
  • I explained what will be on the Midterm exam, and I provide a list below in the Homework listing. Please reveiw the list. Essentially, everything covered in the class could be on the midterm exam, including readings for textbooks and web pages that we did not discuss in class.

Homework Assignments

#1

Essay #2 Personal Examples - Expand Your List

You should have already created a document to list Tiger Family stories, using Google Search and/or the Lakeland online databases.

Re-read your list of Tiger Family summaries. As you read the list, try to think of stories from your family which had similar situations. For example, if you found a story about Amy Chua rejecting her daughter's birthday card because it was too lazy, try to think of a story from your life where you gave your parents a poor gift, or performed poorly for them, and explain how they reacted.

Add these extra stories to your list of ten Tiger Family examples, as I show in the email that I sent.

Due Date: By the start of the 2nd class this week.

#2

Prepare for the Midterm Exam

Review all the Class Logs and see the reading assignments for HHH, PCW, and our web site pages; make sure that you have read all of them and are familiar with the matierial.

Review all the handouts that I gave you (links are in the Class Logs).

Review the videos I assigned for you to watch; make sure that you have viewed all of them and understand them.

The Midterm Exam will be a web page test. It will have three sections with a total of 35 questions plus another 5 extra credit questions:

  • General Essay Writing (7 questions, plus 1 extra credit)
  • Parts of Speech & Sentence Structure (12 questions, plus 2 extra credit)
  • Phrases & Clauses (16 questions, plus 2 extra credit)

It will be a mix of different question types, including multiple choice, fill in the blank, true/false, and checkbox (with multiple selections possible).

If there is anything of which you are not certain, write down questions and ask them in class before we begin the exam.

To prepare for the Midterm Exam, please View This Handout on Midterm Exam Topics.

Due Date: By the start of the 2nd class this week.

#3

Continue Work on E1D1

Everyone should have started making changes to your E1D1 based upon the notes I gave you.

This is not a new draft; I will not give you detailed notes of everything that you should be changing, or should have changed. I gave you rough notes on what, if anything, you need to improve. The idea was to help anyone who really did not understand how to write an essay and made big mistakes. This will help you get a better start on Essay #1.

Due Date: The Final version of E1D1 is Due at 11:00 p.m. on Friday, June 4

Week 5, Class 1

In this class:

  • I reminded everyone of the work due on Essay #1;
  • We went over Absolute Phrases everyone submitted over the weekend;
  • We had a test on Phrases;
  • We went over Clauses;
  • We reviewed how to access the Library Databases to help search for Tiger Family Stories.

Homework Assignments

#1

Work on E1D1

Everyone should have started writing E1D1, and hopefully you have written at least a few paragraphs by now. Don't forget to underline your topic sentences, and make your major supporting detail sentences bold.

I will push back the due date for E1D1 from end of Friday to end of Saturday.

Due Date: E1D1 is Due at 11:59 p.m. on May 29 (new date)

#2

Work on E2 Brainstorming

See the emails I have sent on researching Tiger Family experiences. You must collect at least ten (10) examples. You should have started the file already.

In my email, I showed what information I expect you to collect. Make sure that the article you link to has actual stories from people in tager families. In the future, you will be comparing these to your own experiences.

The format of each entry should be:

Author: put the author's name here
Title: put the title of the article
Link: put the link to the article here

Summary: write 2~3 sentences explaining the main experience you found in the article. This should be about that person's experience with tiger family life, and example of how tiger families are.

Due Date: Finish this assignment by 9:00 p.m. Friday, May 28.

#3

Clauses

Continue to study Clauses. We will finish up clauses on Friday, and take a quiz.

Due Date: Friday, Start of Class

#4

Conjunctions

Read HHH: p. 34-37 (1g: Conjunctions...);

Please read:

Due Date: Be ready to discuss in Friday's class, if we have time to get to this.

Week 4, Class 2 (May 21)

In this class:

  • We went over phrases submitted as homework;
  • I asked if anyone had any questions about Phrases;
  • We took the Quiz on Phrases;
  • I asked how people were doing on their Essay #1 assignments;
  • We went over the Essay Structure;
  • We went over the types of Parenting, preparing for Essay #2;
  • I assigned homework to brainstorm and research examples for Essay #2.

Homework Assignments

#1

Essay #1

I reviewed your completed Full Outlines. From today, you will be able to start writing Essay 1, Draft #1 (E1D1). You will have until the end of Friday, May 28 to finish the first draft.

Before you start writing the first draft, carefully read all nine pages of the handout for Essay #1 Draft #1 Instructions. A few points about this assignment:

  1. Read all the instructions;
  2. Do Step 3A, and brainstorm vocabulary that you may use in the essay;
  3. Make a plan for how you will write E1D1, deciding how much work you will do every day;
  4. Watch the video I made on Introductions and Conclusions;
  5. Over the Weekend, read and re-read the four web pages on Essay Structure, Introductions, Body paragraphs, and Conclusions.
  6. When you begin writing the essay, start by writing the body paragraphs first, and then write the introduction and conclusion last.
  7. Don't forget that all minor supporting details for the examples must be a minimuk of six sentences, must focus on the person and their character point, must tell a story about a single event that happened at one time, and must have many strong, vivid, detailed descriptions, just like the two examples I gave (Pepper the Cat and Bob cheating on the ticket sales report). Refer to these example writings so you can better understand what you should do in your essay.
  8. Don't forget to underline your topic sentences, and make your major supporting detail sentences bold. This is important!

Due Date: E1D1 is Due at 11:59 p.m. on May 28

#2

Research for Essay #2

You have finished your Chua reading reaction homework.

Next, you want to begin researching about Tiger Parents. In class, we discussed types of parents and what type your parents have been. In Essay #2, you will be contrasting your parents to tiger parents.

To prepare for this, you must continue looking up stories about tiger family life, as told by children of tiger families. Use Google Search to find such stories. Any story is OK, as long as you are sure that it was a true story about the child of a tiger family. Try to find reliable sources—newspapers, magazines, or other established publications.

YOu can also use Library Research Databases. I sent you an email about this. I cannot put the information here because it contains a password. Check the email I sent you to get better information on how to do this.

In Google Drive, go to your Shared GEN100 folder, and then open up the Essay #2 folder. Create a new Google Doc, and give it the title Yourname - Tiger Parent Internet Research. Create the header and top-left information.

Try to find at least 10 (ten) different stories about tiger families. In the Google Docs file, list (1) the name of the Author, (2) the Title of the Article/page, and (3) copy the URL link to that source's web page. Also add a

Soon, we will learn more about how to make citations. For now, just keep this information.

Due Date for 3 Stories: Saturday, May 22, by 11:00 p.m.

Due Date for 10 Stories: By Start of Week 5 Class 1 (Wednesday, May 26)

#3

Absolute Phrases

Do the Phrase Homework again, but this time, in a new document in your "Other Work" folder, make 4 (four) sentences with an Absolute Phrase in each one.

Be careful this time! The last time, more than half the sentences students made were not absolute phrases.

Due Date: Sunday, May 23, by 11:00 p.m.

#4

Continue Other Assignments

Make sure that you complete these assignments:

  • Finish your Descriptive Paragraph Assignment by 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 22.
  • Do the readings that I assigned in the previous Class Log.
  • Make sure that you watch my new video on Introduction and Conclusion Techniques.
  • Study for the Chapter Test on Phrases that we will take next Wednesday.
  • Study the various Dependent Clauses that I mentioned earlier.

Week 4, Class 1 (May 19)

In this class:

  • We discussed Phrases;
  • I explained a Homework assignment on Phrases to be finished the evening before Week 4 Class 2;
  • I explained an assignment for the end of this week where everyone shall write a single paragraph with two examples, explained below.
  • We wrapped up talking about plagiarism; I will correct everyone's plagiarism quiz by the end of the week and ask anyone who missed any questions to retake the quiz.
  • We discussed our progress in Essay #1 and Essay #2.
  • In Friday's class, we will talk about Essay Structure, including Introductions, Thesis statements, Introduction Techniques, Body paragraphs, Topic sentences, Major supporting detail sentences, Minor supporting details, and detail development.

Homework Assignments

#1

Finish Current Essay #1 Assignments

Many have finished the Mini Outline and are now working on the Full Outline, which is due the evening before the next class.

#2

Writing Sentences with Phrases

Everyone must write nine sentences: three complete sentences each with the following phrases in them:

  • Three sentences with a Participial phrase
  • Three sentences with a Gerund phrase
  • Three sentences with an Absolute phrase

Begin by going to your Other Work folder in your Shared GEN100 folder. Create a new Google Docs file. Give it the title Yourname - Phrase Sentences. Put the header with page number and your family name, then the top-left information, a title, and then the three sentences.

Each sentence should begin with the type of phrase; for example, Gerund Phrase: [write sentence here].

It can all be single-spaced, but in this one case, add a blank line between each of the three sentences that you write.

Due Date: by 10:00 p.m. the evening before your second class this week.

#3

Descriptive Paragraph

Read the Descriptive Paragraph Assignment Handout.

You will write one paragraph with a topic sentence and two examples. Each example will have an introductory sentence (a "major supporting detail sentence"), and then 6 or more sentences of specific, descriptive details. See the "Pepper the Cat" paragraph shown in the handout, as well as the Body Paragraph Detail Handout I gave you last week.

For the topic, you may use the character point of a pet, or of a person you brainstormed in Step 1A but did not use for Essay #1. The character point will be the topic sentence for the paragraph. Use two examples to support it, in body paragraph structure. This assignment will have no introduction, no conclusion, and no thesis statement, just a single body paragraph.

To do the assignment, go to the Descriptive Paragraph folder in your GEN100 Shared folder. Create a new Google Docs file. Give it the title Yourname - Descriptive Paragraph. Put the header with page number and your family name, then the top-left information, a title of your choosing (try to make it interesting and fun), and then the full paragraph.

Write it in the same style I have directed so far for the real Essay #1.

Due Date: The paragraph is due at 9:00 p.m. the day after your second class this week.

#4

Essay Structure Readings

In addition to the PCW readings I have already assigned, please read the following:

Also read HHH pages 28-33 (1f: Clauses), and the Web Page on Clauses.

Due Date: By the start of class, Week 4, Class 2.

Week 3, Class 2 (May 14)

In this class:

  • I asked if there were any questions about Parts of Speech and Sentence structure;
  • We took a second quiz on those topics;
  • We finished discussing the PCW Reading on Thesis statements;
  • We continued to discuss plagiarism;
  • We talked about Tiger Parenting, and I gave a more detailed weekend assignment for researching about tiger families;
  • We discussed the next steps (outlining) in Essay #1;
  • I reviewed the Phrases (Noun, Verb, Gerund, Participial, and Infinitive)—we will continue with the rest next week;

Homework Assignments

#1

Essay #1: Mini Outline

As I approve your Step 1D homework, you must move on to doing Step 2A: Making a Mini-Outline. I will set a due date of Saturday or Sunday, but please make sure that you work on the Mini-Outline and finish it as soon as you can. Students still working on 1D may be given deadline extensions if they have been doing their work in a timely manner.

Watch this video about Creating a Mini-Outline in Google Docs.

Due Date: This weekend.

#2

Essay #1: Full Outline

After I approve your Mini Outline, you must go ahead and start immediately on your Full Outline, which is a more detailed version of your Mini Outline. Please read this handout of Step 2B: Creating a Full Outline.

The purpose of this outline is to help you test the examples you chose, and get a better idea of whether or not you can really fill up the example with specific details.

Due Date: Tuesday, May 19, at 9:00 p.m.

#3

Phrases & Clauses

Review your readings on Phrases, and then watch this video about Dependent Clauses, which we will study after we finish Phrases.

Also read HHH pages 28-33 (1f: Clauses), and the Web Page on Clauses.

Due Date: by the start of Week 4 Class 1.

#4

Tiger Parenting: Slightly More Formal Research

Please do the following by class on Tuesday:

  • Research as many different types of parenting as you can find (e.g., tiger, dolphine, free-range, etc.);
  • Using Google or whatever other research tools you wish, find three stories about actual life in tiger families. Be ready to discuss them.

Due Date: by the start of Week 4 Class 1.

Week 3, Class 1 (May 12)

In this class:

  • We discussed Sentence Structure;
  • We took a Quiz on Sentence Structure.
  • I gave everyone a handout about Doing Step 2A: Making a Mini-Outline.
  • I gave everyone a handout about Body Paragraph Example Details.
  • We talked about your next step in Essay #1, Creating an Outline, and practiced in Google Docs.
  • We started to discuss the PCW reading on Thesis Statements
  • We will continue discussion of Amy Chua and Tiger Parents, as well as Plagiarism, on Friday.
  • Homework Assignments

    #1

    Coninue On

    You should:

    • Finish Doing Essay #1 Step D
    • Make sure that you have finished your Chua reading recation assignment
    • Make sure you have reviewed the materials on Phrases
    • Make sure you have read the PCW reading assignments from before
    • Make sure that you have completed the Plagirism Quiz
    • Be ready for a Parts of Speech and Sentence structure test for the first class next week.
    #2

    Create Sentences with Complements

    Make a new Google Doc in your "Other Work" folder in your shared GEN 100 folder. Make sure that it is in the correct format.

    Write a total of six sentences:

    • Write two sentences with a direct and indirect object;
    • Write two sentences with a subject complement;
    • Write two sentences with an object complement.

    Make sure that each sentence uses a different verb than the others.

    Due Date: Bring to the class for the Week 3, Class 2 lesson

    #3

    Begin Informal Research on Tiger Families

    Surf the web. Look for stories. Find explanations. See if you can discover anything about different types of parenting. Look for positive and negative information about tiger parenting. Take notes. There is nothing to hand in, just be ready to discuss.

    Due Date: By start of class Week 3, Class 2

Week 2, Class 2 (May 7)

In this class:

  • We took a quiz on Parts of Speech;
  • We discussed the PCW reading on Brainstorming;
  • We went over the current steps in Essay #1, Step 1C; I made a few points about the examples
  • I then demonstrated how to do the next step, Step 1D, showing how to group the examples into Aspects, which will become your essay's topic sentences;
  • We further reviewed plagiarism by looking at test questions;
  • We confirmed everyone understanding Step 2 of the Google Drive handout;
  • We went over Sentence Structure, going over the Subject, Predicate, Complements, and Adjuncts;

Homework Assignments

#1

Essay #1, Step 1D

Read this handout on Essay #1 Step 1D to see how to do the next step in Essay #1.

Also, watch this video showing how to do Step 1D. In the video, I say "1C," but please ignore that. The video is about Step 1D. (I changed the number of steps after I made this video.)

Go to your shared folder, then enter your Essay #1 folder. Create a new Google Docs file, and give it the name Yourname - E1 Aspects. Copy your list of examples from Step 1C, and paste them here. Then follow the instruction in the handout and the video.

Due Date: by 11:00 p.m., Thursday, May 13.

#2

Read HHH, pages 20-27 (1e: Phrases); we will discuss phrases in class next week in the first class.

In addition, please watch the video about Phrases.

Finally, also read the Web Page on Phrases. After these readings and video, I hope you will understand Phrases in general. Please be prepared to ask any questions about Phrases in class in the first class meeting next week.

Due Date: by the Start of Class, Week 3 Class 1.

#3

PCW Reading

Please read PCW: pages 40-45; (Ch. 2: Thesis Statements).

Due Date: by the Start of Class, Week 3 Class 1.

#4

Do the previousy assigned Amy Chua Reading Reaction assignment.

Re-read the Amy Chua reading, but this time, prepare to find and write about the following:

  1. Go to your Essay #2 Folder in your shared folder; open it up. Inside, create a new document. Give it the filename "Yourname - Chua Reading Reaction."
  2. In that file, write down the best possible Thesis statement for the entire article. It will probably not be written down in the article; instead, it will be implied. The best way to find it is to read the entire article, and try to summarize it in one clear, general sentence.
  3. Find at least three Main Ideas that Chua expresses (not the thesis statement, but supporting ideas). Each idea may take 2, 3, or more paragraphs to express. Summarize each main idea into a single sentence. Give me three of these.
  4. In response to the reading, write a paragraph (at least 10 sentences) giving your personal reactions and ideas to the article. Do not summarize it, or explain it. Write down your own feelings about what she discussed. You can choose any focus you wish.

Due Date: 6:00 p.m., the day before Week 3 Class 1.

Week 2, Class 1 (May 5)

In this class:

  • We finished covering the Parts of Speech; there will be a quiz on Friday;
  • We discussed Amy Chua's writing about tiger parents;
  • We talked about plagiarism and looked at examples of quoting text and paraphrasing;
  • We looked a little bit more at Google Drive, and how to do Homework using it.
  • We will do Sentence Structure in the second class this week.
  • In the next class (W2C2):
    • We will discuss Sentence Structure
    • We will cover more about Plagiarism
    • We will cover a little more about Google Drive and Docs
    • We will discuss the next step in Essay #1
    • If we have time, we will discuss the PCW reading

Homework Assignments

#1

Essay #1

You should be finishing Essay #1 Step 1C, Making a list of examples that could be used for your essay, based on your topic of a choice of a person and their character point. When you finish, your homework should look like the example shown in the handout.

After you finish Step 1C, then you can move on to Step 1D. In the second class this week, I will give you a handout on this next step, and you can watch a video showing you what to do for it. That will be homework for the weekend.

Due Date: Finish Step 1C at the time I mentioned to you previously.

#2

Read PCW (Patterns for College Writing)

Please read Chapter 2 ("Invention") in PCW, pages 27 ~ 40

Due Date: Before the Start of Week 2 Class 2

#3

Amy Chua Reading (due next week)

Re-read the Amy Chua reading, but this time, prepare to find and write about the following:

  1. Go to your Essay #2 Folder in your shared folder; open it up. Inside, create a new document. Give it the filename "Yourname - Chua Reading Reaction."
  2. In that file, write down the best possible Thesis statement for the entire article. It will probably not be written down in the article; instead, it will be implied. The best way to find it is to read the entire article, and try to summarize it in one clear, general sentence.
  3. Find at least three Main Ideas that Chua expresses (not the thesis statement, but supporting ideas). Each idea may take 2, 3, or more paragraphs to express. Summarize each main idea into a single sentence. Give me three of these.
  4. In response to the reading, write a paragraph (at least 10 sentences) giving your personal reactions and ideas to the article. Do not summarize it, or explain it. Write down your own feelings about what she discussed. You can choose any focus you wish.

Due Date: Tuesday at 6:00 p.m., the day before Week 3 Class 1.

#4

Sentence Structure

You should have watched the video and read the HHH assignments about Subjects, Predicates, Complements, and Adjuncts.

You must also read this page: Web Page on Sentence Structure as well as the Video on Sentence Structure.

Due Date: Before the Start of Week 2 Class 2.

Week 1, Class 2 (Apr. 30)

In Week 1, Class 2:

  • I asked if everyone viewed the Syllabus video, and if anyone had any questions;
  • I noted that I had received most of the Essay #1 Brainstorming submissions, but had not yet had time to organize or view them;
  • I explained more about the Essay #1 assignment, and gave a basic homework assignment for the weekend;
  • I asked if everyone had done the readings and watched the videos for "Parts of Speech," and then I reviewed the material and asked for questions;
  • I went over the basic definitions of Plagiarism, and noted that we will discuss it further in the next few weeks;
  • I asked everyone to take the Plagiarism Quiz after reading and reviewing the "What is Plagiarism?" handout. I noted that this quiz will not be graded and can be done at any time until next week's first class.
  • We went over Step 2 from the Google Drive Handout.

Be prepared for a quiz on Parts of Speech next week.

Homework Assignments

#1

Amy Chua — Tiger Mothers

Make sure that you have read the handout before Week 2 Class 1. Be ready to discuss parenting techniques in class.

Due Date: Start of class, Week 2 Class 1

#2

Essay #1: Choosing a Topic, Brainstorming Examples

This step in Essay #1 has two parts:

  1. Choose the best person and character point from your mapping (Due Saturday, May 1);
  2. Brainstorm a list of examples about that person's character, which you can use in your essay (Due Wed/Thu).

Please read this handout on E1 Steps 1B & 1C which explain and exemplify what you should do for this homework assignment.

Due Date: See the Handout for Section Deadlines

#3

Sentence Structure

After Parts of Speech, we will look at Sentence Structure, including Subjects, Predicates, Complements, and Adjuncts.

Please read the following pages in HHH:

  • HHH: p. 11-12 (1b: Subjects and predicates)
  • HHH: p. 13-16 (1c: Complements)
  • HHH: p. 17-20 (1d: Basic sentence patterns)

In addition, watch this video on Sentence Structure; you can also view the presentation files used for the video (PowerPoint and Keynote.)

Due Date: Start of class, Week 2 Class 1

#4

Plagiarism

Please read/re-read the "What is Plagiarism?" handout.

Take the Plagiarism Quiz. It will not be graded. We will discuss plagiarism more next week.

Due Date: Start of class, Week 2 Class 1

#5

Google Drive / Google Docs

In class, we reviewed Steps 1 and 2 of the Google Drive Handout. Please Do all of Step #2 as well (all the rest of the instructions for the handout).

Due Date: Start of class, Week 2 Class 1

Week 1, Class 1 (April 28)

Welcome to Writing Workshop!

In Week 1, Class 1:

Homework Assignments

#1

Read the Syllabus

I gave everyone the class syllabus. Please read the syllabus thoroughly.

Also, please watch the Syllabus Points Video, which goes over basic points about the syllabus which I did not cover in the class meeting.

Due Date: Week 1, Class 2

#2

Parts of Speech

Read the Hodges' Harbrace Handbook (which I will refer to as "HHH") pages 2-10 (1a: Parts of speech);

Go over the information on the web page on this site about Parts of Speech;

Also, watch the 1-hour video on Parts of Speech that I prepared.

Due Date: Week 1, Class 2

#3

Essay #1

Read the handout on the Essay #1 Basic Assignment. It will explain what Essay #1 will be about, and what steps you will take over the semester.

Then, do the Mapping Assignment which is described in the handout titled E1 - First Step: Brainstroming Assignment. Please also watch the video on the Essay #1 Mapping Assignment.

Do the assignment on paper, and then scan or photograph the finished work, and send it to me by email before the start of the second class.

Due Date: Week 1, Class 2

#4

Plagiarism

We will discuss plagiarism in detail in this class. We will begin with the handout on Plagiarism, which you must read before the next class.

Due Date: Week 1, Class 2

#5

Google Drive

Read the Google Drive Handout, and be prepared to do the actions described in the handout during our second class this week. If you want to do the steps by yourself before the class, you may also do that.

Due Date: Week 1, Class 2

#6

Amy Chua Reading

Read the article. Take notes about your thoughts and reactions to it. Be ready to discuss the details of this article in the first class next week.

Due Date: Week 2 Class 1