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ENC 1102 Schedule

All readings should be completed before Tuesday's class of each week unless otherwise indicated.

 

Week 1: 10-12 Jan

Welcome & Introduction

What is an Argument? (And, who cares, anyway?)

Structure this, buddy!

“The Allegory of the Cave”

Assign Argument Analysis (Participation, 10 points)

Plagiarism Quiz

Recommended Viewing: The Matrix (the first in the series); The Truman Show

 

Week 2: 17-19 Jan

Read 7-14, 21, 27-28 in WA

Print editorial “We've slipped from the moral high-ground”: http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/living/columnists/leonard_pitts/13138039.htm?template=contentModules/printstory.jsp

Diagnostic Argument Analysis Due 19 th

Assign Editorial

Assign HW #1 Summary

Discussion

Recommended Viewing: Shawshank Redemption

 

Week 3: 24-26 Jan

Summary HW #1 (10 points) due 24 th

Review 33-37 in AW ; Read 45-48; 67-70

Classical Argument Structure & Delayed Thesis

MLA Documentation & Quiz: Print and complete http://collegewriting.us/FrontPageDocuments/MLAQuiz.htm (HW #2 10 points)

Recommended Listening: Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue"

Discussion Please note that this link will become inactive immediately if students fail to take notes.

 

Week 4: 31 Jan-2 Feb

Draft Editorial Due / Peer Review 31 Jan (25 points)

Editorial due 2 Feb (100 points)

Assign Blogs: Style and Current Research & Arguments

Blogs begin 7 Feb and end 20 April

Review Summary, Paraphrase, Response

Recommended Viewing: Fantasia 2005

 

Week 5: 7-9 Feb

Read 75-86 in WA ; Chapter 1 Style

Assign Film Analysis : Fight Club or Contact

For list of alternate films to analyze, please see me.

In-class viewing: Fight Club or Contact

 

Week 6: 14-16 Feb

Read 87-90; 101-103; 104-107; Chapter 2 Style

Assign HW #2 Summary of FC (no more than 1 page) (10 points)

The Enthymeme: I AM a Man

Evidence, Reason, Claim, Premise

Ethics: the good, the bad, the moral

Arguing Strategies: What do we see in Fight Club?

Review Supporting Clips

HW #2 Due 16 Feb

Please note: ALL blogs are due by Midnight of each week in order to receive a grade.

Recommended Viewing: I, Robot

 

Week 7: 21-23 Feb

Read 129-139 WA ; Chapter 3 Style

Discuss Analysis

Film Analysis Draft / Peer Review 23 rd (25 points)

HW #2 Due 21 Feb <-- Revised due date

Assign This I Believe : http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4538138

HW #3 Summary of your choice of This I Believe essays. Please use MLA documentation.

Recommended Viewing: Dead Poet's Society

 

Week 8: 28 Feb-2 Mar

Chapter 4 Style ; Essay Writing Tips http://www.npr.org/thisibelieve/guide.html

More This I Believe tips

Film Analysis due 28th (100 points)

HW #3 Due 2 Mar (10 points)

Quiz on WA readings to date (10-25 points, TBA)

Fallacies of Argument

Recommended Viewing: Minority Report

 

Week 9: 7-9 Mar

Chapter 5 Style

Draft This I Believe / Peer Review Due 7 Mar (25 points)

In-class style workshop 9 Mar

Recommended Listening: Bach's "Brandenburg Concerto No. 5" (they are all good tho)

 

Week 10: 14-16 Mar

SPRING BREAK: waste it well.

Recommended Viewing: Animal House

 

Week 11: 21-23 Mar

Chapter 6 Style ; Read 140-150 WA

This I Believe Due 23 Mar

Assign Position Paper

Signs, signs, everywhere there's signs…but where the hell is an argument?

Assign HW #4: Find and summarize a Visual Argument (20 points)

Recommended Reading: Animal Farm

 

Week 12: 28-30 Mar

Chapter 7 Style ; Read 165-172 WA

HW #4 Due (20 points)

Review Argumentative and Persuasive writing techniques

Charged and Thematic language

Argument Structures

 

Week 13: 4-6 April

Chapter 8 Style ; Read 172-178 WA

Discuss Chapter 17: Using, Citing and Documenting

Charged and Thematic language

Logical Fallacies

Recommended Viewing: Shattered Glass

 

Week 14: 11-13 April

Chapter 9 Style ; Read 179-186 WA

 

Week 15: 18-20 April

Chapter 10 Style ; Read 186-189 WA

Draft Position Paper / Peer Review Due 18 April (25 points)

Final copy due 20 April

Assign Portfolio Analysis

 

Week 16: 25-27 April

Final Portfolio Analysis Due 25 April

 


 

 

 

 

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