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Day: | 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 |
Week Day WebAssignments
(Web01A. . .)
The New St. Martin's Handbook Assignments
(H01A. . .)
Readings TBA
(R01A. . .)
Writing Assignments
(W01A. . .)
01 (01)

Tues.
16 Jan.

Read "FAQ: Writing Online," pp. 2-3, from the Handbook, and check out the St. Martin's "The Writing Process" WebPage.

Then check out one of the four online sites listed in the margins on pp. 2-3

Then read TBA (R01A). And then check WebSite, and post a response to the "Welcome" message on the COMPforum discussion board identifying yourself

Also checkout A Directory of Web Sites for Writers for The New St. Martin's Handbook

p. 669, "Writing Portfolio"

Ch. 1, "Writing, Reading, and Research"

TBA

Handbook, Exercise 1.2, p. 11 (Use Baldwin article)


(02)

Thurs.
18 Jan.

Answer TBA using the Web "POST FOLLOWUP" option of the COMPforum board. (Respond to the message "Web Assignment (Web02), Verburg. . . .")

The next day respond to someone else's followup posting

Ch. 52, "Working with Hypertext and Multimedia"

Ch. 2, "Considering Purpose and Audience"

TBA
see (Web02)

Handbook, Exercise 2.4, p. 23 (P#1A)

Draft ("Freewrite") Incident Report (P#1A) (bring to class)

02 (03)

Tues.
23 Jan.

Read "FAQ: Grammar Online," p. 136 in the Handbook, and check out Grammar and Style Notes by Jack Lynch

Then check out the Sentence Grammar WebSite from St. Martin's

Ch. 3, "Exploring, Planning, and Drafting"

Ch. 42, "Using Sources"

TBA

Make bibliography and note cards on the TBA article (to hand in)

Finish Late Draft of Incident Report (to hand in)

After you're done with your description, add 20 - 30 min. of analysis (to hand in) [Identify this section as "Analysis"]


(04)

Thurs.
25 Jan.

Answer TBA using the Web "POST FOLLOWUP" option of the COMPforum board. Ch. 4, "Revising and Editing"

Ch. 51, "Designing Documents"

TBA

Schedule Interview for (P#2)

03 (05)

Tues.
30 Jan.

Read "FAQ: Sentence Conventions Online," p. 212 of the Handbook, and look again at Grammar and Style Notes by Jack Lynch

Then check out the Sentence Conventions WebSite from St. Martin's

Ch. 40, "Becoming a Researcher"

Ch. 41, "Conducting Research"

TBA
Schedule / Prepare for / Do Interview (P#1) (Bring interview schedule -- "questionnaire" -- to class)

(06)

Thurs.
01 Feb.

Answer the [first] two questions of TBA using the Web "POST FOLLOWUP" option of the COMPforum board Ch. 6, "Constructing Paragraphs"
TBA
see (Web06)

Handbook, Exercise 6.5, p. 115

Conduct Interview and Write Up Draft (bring to class)

04 (07)

Tues.
06 Feb.

Read "FAQ: Sentence Style Online," p. 248 of the Handbook, and have a look at Elements of Style, Strunk and White

Then check out the Sentence Style WebSite from St. Martin's

Ch. 7, "Constructing Grammatical Sentences"

Ch. 19, "Constructing Effective Sentences"

TBA
(P#2) Finish draft of interview report (to hand in)

Begin (P#3) Newsletter article

(P#4) Think about developing a speech from interview and / or readings


(08)

Thurs.
08 Feb.

Answer TBA using the Web "POST FOLLOWUP" option of the COMPforum board Ch. 43, "Writing a Research Essay"
TBA

(P#2) Prepare Interview final draft (to hand in)

Freewright (P#3), Newsletter article

05 (09)

Tues.
13 Feb.

Read "FAQ: Effective Words Online," p. 286 of the Handbook, then check these online sites:

Then check out the Effective Words WebSite from St. Martin's

Ch. 54, "Understanding Verbs and Verb Phrases"

Ch. 9, "Using Verbs"

TBA

(P#3) Bibliography (3 - 5 sources)

Prepare to discuss finding information on (P#3)

Review Handbook Section 3d-e, Make Outline for (P#3)

Finish a "rough draft" of newsletter piece (bring to class)


(10)

Thurs.
15 Feb.

Finish additions to your basic WebPage Ch. 20 "Creating Coordinate and Subordinate Structures"

Then read Tannen's' essay (R10A) with an eye to coordination and subordination

TBA

Finish close-to-final draft of (P#3) newsletter piece

(bring to class) Use Ch. 43 of The New St. Martin's Handbook

Select topic for (P#4), analytic speech

06 (11)

Tues.
20 Feb.

Read "FAQ: Punctuation Online," p. 350 of the Handbook, then check out Grammar and Style Notes by Jack Lynch, and Punctuation by Mary McCaskil.

Then check out the Punctuation WebSite from St. Martin's

Ch. 21, "Creating and Maintaining Parallel Structures"
TBA

(P#5) Finish newsletter article (to hand in) Bracket best written paragraph for audience. Write short essay on how you would change article for a high school audience.

Write 1 good question about writing on a "3 X 5" card (Bring to class)

Think about topic for (P#5) argumentative proposal or argumentative essay (Order whatever MINITEX materials you may need.)


(12)

Thurs.
22 Feb.

Put your best piece of writing on your WebSite Ch. 48 "Understanding Disciplinary Discourse"

Handout: Hairston, "What Business People Think about Grammar and Usage"

Ch. 49 (optional) "Writing about Literature" (If you are interested in literature and writing about literature have a look at this chapter.)

TBA

(P#4) Take notes from five or more sources, and integrate into your writing of (P#4) (bring to class)

Define thesis statement in writing

07 (13)

Tues.
27 Feb.

Read "FAQ: Mechanics Online," pp. 404-405 of the Handbook, then look again at Grammar and Style Notes by Jack Lynch, and check out Capitalization by Mary McCaskil.

Then check out the Mechanics WebSite from St. Martin's

Ch. 50, "Making Oral Presentations"
(See also materials from Hariston.)
Oldenburg and Brissett, "The Essential Hangout"
(an, argum/pers)

"The Third Place" (an, argum/pers)

2 Note cards: Bring writng techniques and substance questions on Oldenburg and Brissette essays (R13B/C) (to hand in)

Make a revised/edited outline for Paper #4. Indicate your audience at the top of the outline

Draft "Coffee and Conversation" paper (P#4)

Begin Paper #5 "prewriting" and "freewriting" (cf., Day 16)


(14)

Thurs.
01 March

See Annabella

Then work on your WebPage to get the following the way you want them:

  • background
  • font colors/styles
  • images
  • midi
  • HomePage messages
  • points to other things
  • Your Writings page
  • Ch. 22, "Varying Sentence Structures"

    Ch. 23, "Creating Memorable Prose"

    TBA
    Revise/edit Paper #4, complete late drafts

    Write a press release for P#4

    Write main problem with this paper on paper

    Incubate: assignment is to do no work on Paper #5.

    08 (15)

    Tues.
    06 March

    Read "FAQ: Research Online," pp. 430-431 of the Handbook, then check

    Then check out the Research WebSite from St. Martin's

    Ch. 27, "Considering Diction"

    Ch. 28, "Considering Language Variety"

    Ch. 29, "Considering Others: Building Common Ground"

    TBA
    Analyze TBA using the "Paramedic Method"

    Finish Paper #4 (to hand in)

      Audience?
      Best Feature?
      Why effective?
      Press release

    Research and freewrite for (P#5)


    (16)

    Thurs.
    08 March

    Critique (to them) the WebPages of
    the other two people in your lab group.

    (Lab groups are listed at the bottom
    of the W99 Class WebPage page.)

    One of the Following:
    • Ch. 44, "Documenting Sources: MLA Style"
    • Ch. 45, "Documenting Sources: APA Style"
    • Ch. 46, "Documenting Sources: CBE Style"
    • Ch. 47, "Documenting Sources: Chicago Style"
    TBA
    Revise proposal / essay (P#5), write full draft
    09 (17)

    Tues.
    20 March

    Read "FAQ: Academic Writing Online," pp. 620-621 of the Handbook, then check these online

    Then check out the Academic Disciplines WebSite from St. Martin's, including

    Ch. 5, "Thinking Critically: Constructing and Analyzing Arguments"

    Page through the remainder of Part 2 of The New St. Martin's Hand book, "Sentences: Making Grammatical Choices." Chs. 7 - 12

    TBA
    Revise / edit proposal / essay (P#5)

    Write out thesis statement, list support

    Write abstract

    See The New St. Martin's Handbook, One of Chs. 44-47 on "Documenting Sources"


    (18)

    Thurs.
    22 March

    Check the library resources available at Useful WebSites Page through the remainder of Part 3 of The New St. Martin's Handbook, "Sentences: Making Conventional Choices," Chs. 13 - 18
    TBA
    List why your argument is effective

    Finish "rough draft" of proposal / essay (P#5)

    10 (19)

    Tues.
    27 March

    Read "FAQ: Considering Media Online," p. 644 of the Handbook, then check these online:
  • Background Patterns

  • Graphics Links

  • Beginner's Guide to HTML

    Then check out the ACA Rhetoric and Public Address Library WebSite from St. Martin's

  • Page through the remainder of Part 4 of The New St. Martin's Handbook, "Selecting Effective Words," Chs. 24 - 26

    TBA

    Revise / Edit (P#5) (To hand in)

    • Evidence against?
    • Best features?
    • Why well written?

    (20)

    Thurs.
    29 March

    Read "FAQ: Multilingual Writers Online," p. 684 of the Handbook, then check the For Multilingual Writers WebSite from St. Martin's, and

  • The Comenius English Language Center

  • Dave's ESL Cafe

  • English for Internet
  •  

  • ESLPartyland

  • Grammar Safari -- Intensive English Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • schMOOzeU

  • WordWatch

  • If you have not already done so, page through Chs. 30 - 39
    TBA

    Think about TBA


    (21)

    Tues.
    03 April

    Web assignment: check out Writing Labs, etc. On-Line Review Chs. 1 - 56
    TBA
    Hanks, Tom, "[Write] well the part, for therein lies the glory"

    (P#6) Use your writing skills to help make the world a better place for the young ones who follow

    16 (31)

     

    Web assignment: Surf happily off into the setting sunset. Review Chs. 1 - 56 over and over again
    TBA
    Write well, as needed, appropriate for the purpose and audience

    Revise / edit (P#6) from Day 21

     

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