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1108 WEEKLY ASSIGNMENT
       
with Dates

Fall 2017
(most recent update: Aug. 2017)

This page gives you:

"Part 1": A quick look at all 17 weeks and their calendar dates.

"Part 2": A detailed listing, week by week, of what is due and what we will do in class. Print this web page and the weekly assignments, and keep it close to you!

"Part 3": A description of how to deliver assignments in alternative ways--my home, email, or regular mail.

The weekly assignment list is long,  but it is very detailed and, once you get to know it, fairly simply to read.  Come back to this page each week to find out what is due both in the current and the following week.  Assignments are always due for the week given.  They are due on the 2nd class day of that week.  So, for example, in "Week 7" below, the assignments listed there are actually due  - and should be turned in - on the 2nd class day of Week 7.

    

"PART 1"
WHAT ARE THE DATES AND HOLIDAYS FOR ALL 17 WEEKS OF THE SEMESTER?

NOTE: There are significant time and location changes in our schedule in Weeks 5 and 6! Be sure to watch out for them!

WEEK

(Mon.-Sat.)

Fall 2017 WEEKLY GENERAL INFO:
Eng 1108-05 meets Tu. & Th., 12-1:40 pm, in B-210.

This is an LCOM course--paired with Eng 2235.

Week 1:

Aug. 21-26
Mon.-Sat.

Note: There are NO D2L discussion board classes in this class.

Prepare for early papers by reading the Course Packet's "Draft 1-A Cover Sheets."

Week 2:

8/28-9/2

 

Week 3:

9/5-9. No school M.

No school Monday - holiday

Week 4:

9/11-16

Prepare for required Draft 2 pprs. by reading Course Packet's "D-2 Cover Sheets."

Week 5:

9/18-23

Thurs. class in Library: Learn researching for your big research paper at the IHCC Library from a librarian.  Go directly to Library 102  (Library's computer lab). Don't go to regular classroom.

Note: All late Wk. 1-5 homework must be turned in by Wk. 7.

Week 6:

9/25-30

No regular day classes Wed.--SSD.

Tues.: Do not meet on Tuesday. Tuesday class is replaced by required attendance at SSD on Wednesday (required-- anytime on Wed., or online 24/7) for about two sessions or 1 hr. and 40 min., and writing 400 words about it, no double credit (from two teachers) allowed.

Thurs.: Our computer lab days start on Thurs.--go directly to computer lab B-142 from now on, on Thursdays. Important!: learn NoodleTools (required bibliography maker for all). 
Note
: All late Wk. 1-5 homework due by Wk. 7 at latest.

Wk. 7:

10/2-7

Note: All late Wks. 1-5 homework is due THUR. BY 2:30 PM under my B-136 office door, or in class by the end (unless you bring it to my Mpls. condo office by Sun. 11:59 pm, & email me afterward). 

Wk. 8:

10/9-14.

 

Week 9:

10/16-18 No school Th.-Sat.

No classes Th.-Sat.: Faculty development/MEA weekend.

Prepare for your required Draft 3 paper by reading the Course Packet's "Draft 3 Cover Sheets."

Wk. 10:

10/23-28

Note: All late Wk. 6-10 homework must be in by Wk. 12.

Prepare for your optional Draft 4 paper by reading the Course Packet's "Draft 4 Cover Sheets."

Wk. 11:

10/30-11/4

Note: All late Wk. 6-10 homework must be in by Wk. 12.

Wk. 12:

11/6-9 &11 No school Fri.

No school Fri.: Veteran's Day holiday.

Note: All late homework is due THUR. BY 2:30 PM under my B-136 office door, or in class by the end (unless you bring it to my Mpls. condo office by Sun. 11:59 pm, & email me afterward). 

Wk. 13:

11/13-18

Computer Labs start on Tuesdays, as well, in the same lab: B-142.

Wk. 14:

11/20-22. No school Th.-Sat.

No classes Th.-Sat.: Thanksgiving

This Mon.: last chance to WP ("Withdraw Passing") from 1108.

Wk. 15:

11/27-12/2

 Last wk. for all Wk. 1-14 extra credit & for Wk. 11-14 makeup.

Wk. 16:

12/4-8

Last week of regular classes..

(First exam day is Sat.)

Wk. 17:

12/11-14

Finals Sat.-Th. Start break Fri.

FINALS Mon.-Thurs.  Required Final Exams Schedule No reg. class, just one 2-hr. final. Final is worth 2 X's of attend. (All tutoring extra credit is due at the Final.)

Grades will be turned in Tues. noon of following week (after Wk. 17).

  
Note: The dates and weeks above and below are somewhat common, but use them for this course only, unless otherwise noted.  Other teachers may use a different week numbering.

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"PART 2"

WHAT IS YOUR ASSIGNMENT EACH WEEK?

PLEASE PRINT THIS ENTIRE WEB PAGE with TWO-SIDED COPYING,

AND BRING IT TO OUR CLASSROOM MEETINGS.  

                                              

 Week 1: How To Start; Readings; Writing Summaries  
  (See "Assignment Dates," above, for dates.)

   
These ENG 1108 A
SSIGNMENTS due at the beginning of the last day of 1108 class in the week. (For night class once per week, assignments are due at the beginning of the night class.)

Do Miscellaneous Eng 1108 Assignments and Study Notes:

  • Choose your grammar handbook.  If you want a physical copy (one that may be required in your Comp II course later on), you can buy Diane Hacker's Rules for Writers.  I think it costs about $60.  (Let me know if I'm wrong!)  This is one of the most popular and successful grammar handbooks in the nation for two-year college students.  Or you can choose to use the Online Grammar Handbook, which I put together as a directory to hundreds of grammar web resources around the world, and is online at www.OnlineGrammar.org, and is free.  There also are links to it at my professional website, www.RichardJewell.net, and at the English Department website, http://depts.inverhills.edu/English.

  • Buy your first book of reading assignments from the bookstore. [Note: Much of this paragraph is a shortened repeat of what is said about these books in the "Textbooks" page of this website. Please go there to see more details--to go there, simply go to the top of any page in this website and click on "Textbooks."] You may choose one of these books:

    • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by Rowling (or any other of the seven Harry Potter books)

    • The Hobbit by Tolkien [or any of the three Lord of the Rings books--(1) Fellowship, (2) Two Towers, and (3) Return]

    • Hunger Games, Book One, by Collins (or one of the other two, Catching Fire or Mockingjay, in the series)

    • The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Book One of Narnia series by Lewis (or any other of the seven Narnia books)

    All four are relatively inexpensive paperbound books, especially if you buy them ahead of time used (allow 1 wk. for delivery). All are equally easy to read (though Lord of the Rings is probably one grade level higher than all the others).   

  • Write Journal #1: a "Hello Richard" letter, 300+ w. (due Th. at the end of Wk. 1):  I would enjoy hearing 300+ words saying hi to me, telling me about your past experiences, good and bad, with writing, how they have affected you, how you feel about this class, what you would like to learn, who and what you are in general, how you feel about school, etc.  (As with all of your writings in this class, I never share them with other students or teachers without your permission.)  To find out how to format all "Journals," "Study Notes," and "Summaries," please see below, "How To Present the Weekly Papers."  This assignment is for credit. (To see examples of related student journals, click here: Sample Student Journals.)

  • Write Journal #2: a Summary of the 1108 Web Site (due Th. at the end of Wk. 1):  Write a 300+ words summary of the course Web site, with eight subtitles (one for each of the major web pages in this website, as shown at the top this website in the navigation bar. There are nine links shown there, but you only need to summarize eight of them for about 40+ words each:
     - Home
     - Dates/Assignments
     - Readings
     - How To Do Papers
     - Grading
     - Attendance
     - Course Packet
     - FAQs
       (Note: This assignment is for credit.)

  • Make two copies of the "1108 Course Packet": both should be single sidedYou will need single-sided sheets from both copies during Weeks 2-7 of the semester, and you will need single-sided sheets from one or both copies in other weeks.  (You may also have to return to the Course Packet to make additional copies of some of the sheets.) ALWAYS BRING AT LEAST ONE "COURSE PACKET" COPY TO CLASS EVERY CLASS DAY!
               
    To find out how to make these copies, click here or go back to the HOME page and look there or in the TEXTBOOKS & RESOURCES page for "Course Packet."  This assignment is for credit.

  • Complete and turn in your Eng 1108 "Information and Photo Sheet."  (If you missed getting one, ask me for it.)  Please return the whole sheet to me physically with your photo on it.  Wait until you have the photo--something I can keep, even if you have to copy it.  You can copy and enlarge a driver's I.D. photo if you have nothing else.  This assignment is for credit.

  • Read the Eng 1108 online writing textbook chapters for this week, chapters 24, 25, & 26--and do Study Notes for them, 150+ w. (This is due the second time we hold class.  To do Study Notes, you may first read all three chapters and then take Study Notes; or you may do the Study Notes as you read the three chapters.  You must do a minimum of 50+ words of Study Notes on each chapter: 150+ w. total for all three. 
     

    Please note: This is not a textbook you buy.  Rather, you read it free online: simply go to www.WritingforCollege.org online (as shown in the first week of class). 

    Again, do this assignment on chapters 24-26. Do six separate bullet points or paragraphs separated by a full line space between each. Please write your 150+ w. with six or more bullet points or paragraphs about two or more points or parts of chapter 24, another two or more about chapter 25, and a final two or more about chapter 26 (six or more bullet points or paragraphs, total; 150+ w., total). How should you do the study points? You may: (a) summarize six parts, (b) respond with what you think about six different parts, and/or (c) respond with what six different parts make you feel or remember.

          

    For more details on this assignment:

    The Study Questions for the Study Notes are in your online writing textbook: WritingforCollege.org. (or the shortcut web address WforC.org).  Go to that web address, and click in the lower-left corner, on "Study Questions."  Once you're in the textbook, look near the bottom of the left-hand column.  You'll see "Study Questions" listed there.  Click there to see what kinds of Study Questions you can use for taking your Study Notes.  Basically, you can use any of the first three types of Study Notes--from simple summarizing to deeper discussion--that you want, as long as you show me through your Study Notes that you have read each chapter.  Just be sure to make a total of six points, at least two per chapter this week, and write a total of 150+ w. for all three chapters.  (Do not write 150 words per question; you do not need to write 150 w. per chapter--just 50 w./chapter, or 150+ w. total for all three chapters.)
              
    To find out how to type or hand write all "Journals," "Study Notes," and "Summaries," please see below, "How To Present the Weekly Papers."  This assignment is for credit. 

Also:

  • Check out this 1108 Web site: take a few minutes to discover the main parts of it and how to move around in it.   

  • Prepare for your required Draft 1 papers by reading the Course Packet's "Draft 1-A Cover Sheets."

  • Please fill out your email address on the sheet I pass around in class.  (You may just ask for the sheet if you missed it.)

  • In the Eng 1108 Classroom: Classroom time is divided into two periods of meeting each week.  a normal "class hour" = 50 min., and Eng 1108 has four "class hours, which means 200 minutes. We have only two periods , which means that each of our classroom periods will be 100 minutes.  In any semester in which I am teaching two on-campus sections of this course that meet for an entire seventeen weeks, then the two sections are interchangeable: i.e., if you want to make up a class period by coming to the same period in the other section, feel free to do so: simply show up, and when I take attendance, remind me to give you your own section's attendance sheet.  If you want to change permanently to the time the other section meets, I can do that for two or three people, but ask me first!

  • Nots and Don'ts: Please:
     - do not work on your assignments during time spent in our class.  Class time is not a time for working on any homework assignments of any kind, for this course or another. 
     - Do not use any kind of electronic device at all, for any purpose, and have all electronic devices off--cell phone, tablet, and laptop.  The only exception is if you are using a laptop or tablet to take notes for this class with no other pages up (no social media, no websites, not email, not anything unrelated to this Eng 1108 class). 
     - Do not hold in your lap, have on your body, or place near you any cell phone or other device on which you are texting--whether sending or receiving.  The only exception is if you are waiting for a true emergency call, and then you must first inform me.
     - Do not turn in your homework assignments at the middle or end of class.  The assignments are due at the beginning of the class for homework credit.  (If you miss the homework deadline, then you may turn in late homework as extra credit, instead.: mark them as "extra credit" and tell me how many minutes you spent working on them.) 

ADDITIONAL WEEK 1 INFORMATION:

HOW TO PRESENT THE WEEKLY PAPERS (8-'15)

Should you type or handwrite your weekly homework papers? Either way is fine--pen or typing. But either way, use dark ink--no pink or green writing, please. Also, don't use pencil! It's too light, too. Can you write on both sides? Definitely! It's not required, but it saves paper. However, if you have two different assignments (e.g., some "Study Questions" and a "Journal," do write them on two entirely different sheets.   

How should you label them? Label each different type of assignment in the upper-right hand corner (please not the upper left). Then if they are lost, both you and I stand a better chance of getting them sent to us on campus. Also, both of us can keep track better of all your writing for the different types of assignments and different weeks.

Please label them as follows (in the upper-right corner of your paper):

Name (First & Last)

for Jewell, Eng 1108-Section/Time

Week Number

Study Questions, Journal, Summary, Draft 1 Thesis, or ???

[for Study Questions:] Set A: 6 Responses
or
Set B: 6 Points
or Set C: Answers about Chapter
or Set D: Answers about Samples

Here's an example:

Chris Lee

for Jewell, Eng 1108-01, 1 p.m.

Week 3
Study Questions
Set B: 6 Points

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Do I read every last word of every sheet of your weekly homework
?  Mostly I just skim. Why? I have up to 300 papers like this to look at each week. The important thing is your practicing and thinking about these subjects. Research surveys show that when people write about what they have read, they are two to three times more likely to remember it. (And your writing gives me a good way, too, of knowing you've read the assignment.)

I do check each paper to see if you've met the requirements and have done the reading.  And sometimes something grabs me and I read part or all of a paper. In addition, if you do want me to notice something or answer a question, write a note at the top of the first page, like, "Please read this!" or "Please see question at end of paper!" or something like that.  Then I'll be glad to check it out.

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 Week 2: How To Write Analysis Papers  
  (See "Assignment Dates," above, for dates.)

These ENG 1108 ASSIGNMENTS due by Day 2 of Class  (W. for M/W, Th. for T/Th., F. for W/Fr., same night for a night class)

1. 1108 Miscellaneous Assignments:    

  • Read your fantasy reading book. Read the first required reading in your reading book, below. You will have to write a 500+ word draft about it as described below, so be sure to read it well.

    Here is a graph of the assignments; choose one for each week.

    Reading Assignments

    Rd. for Wk. 2:

    for Week 3:

    for Week 4:

    Harry Potter & Sorc.
    (rdng. level: ages 12-15)

    1st third

    2nd third

    final third

    Hobbit
    (reading level: ages 16+)

    1st third

    2nd third

    final third

    Hunger Games #1
    (rdng. level: ages 14-17)

    1st third

    2nd third

    final third

    Narnia Series
    (reading level: ages 9-12)

    Magician  or

    The Lion  or

    Prince 1st half


    NOTE: If you have recently read one of the assigned books above, please feel free to read, instead, any other book in the same series. Also, after the first reading, if you want to change to a different book or series, you may. (If you're reading one of the other books from the above series, see weeks 5-8 for the number of pages you should read each week from that series.)

  • Fill out your email address on the sheet I pass around in class, if you haven't already done so (just ask me for it).

  • Complete and turn in your "Information and Photo" sheet.  (If you missed getting one, ask me for it.)  Please return the whole sheet to me physically with your photo on it.  Give me a photo I can keep, even if you have to copy it.  You can copy and enlarge a driver's I.D. photo if you have nothing else.

  • Show me your printed copies--or at least one copy--of your "Course Packet" if you haven't already done so (see "Week 1 Assignments").

  • Hand in your summary of the 9-10 parts of the course Web site, if you haven't already done so (see "Week 1 Assignments").

Write 1108 Study Notes on Ch. 27, "Analysis Papers," 150+ w.  Read "Chapter 27. Analysis Papers" in our online textbook, WritingforCollege.org (shortcut: WforC.org); then do Study Notes for it.  To find the Study Questions for doing your Study Notes, go to the same web site and, on the home page, in the lower-left corner, find and click on "Study Questions."  Because Chapter 27 has sample papers, you must confine yourself, in the Study Questions, to using ONLY Study Questions type "C." or type "D," using prompts like those--or summary--to write about the chapter. To write about the chapter:

  1. Find the five different web pages for the chapter at the top of the page.

  2. Read the "Introduction/Home Page."

  3. Read and write 4+ points on the "Basics" and/or the "Advanced" web pages. To make your 4+ points, use 4+ bullet points or 4+ paragraphs separated by line spaces. Summarize, discuss, or respond in some way to "Basics" and/or "Advanced" in your 4+ points.

  4. Then read and write 2+ points on the "Samples" web page: read at least two of the more developed samples, writing at least 1 point about each one.

  5. OR, instead, you may read the "Introduction" and "Basics" and/or "Advanced web pages, and then write all 6+ points/paragraphs on the "Samples" web page--but you must write about at least three of the more developed sample papers. Be sure to describe something about the title and contents of the samples in such a way that I can tell you read them.

  6. Write a total of at least 150+ words. (More is not necessary but is okay.)

Doing any of your weekly homework: Please remember that if you are handwriting a paper of any kind and it is longer than one page, simply turn the sheet over and do the rest on the back of that same sheet.  (However, write each type of paper--for example, a Journal and a set of Study Notes--on entirely separate sheets of paper.)  Also, do not write homework during class time.  Class time is not a time for working on other assignments of any kind, for this class or another.   All homework assignments due on a specific day for this class must be turned in at the beginning of the class to get credit for them.   

Please note in the upper-right corner of your Study Notes which set you are doing: ("6 Responses," 6 Points," "6 Questions about Chapter," or "6 Questions about Samples")!  You must write 150+ words.  To read how to present all "Journals" and "Study Notes," please see above, "How To Present the Weekly Papers."

3. 1108 Draft 1 Paper: Write Paper A, (Draft 1-A Analysis Paper), your first analysis paper, using the directions in the "Course Packet" for writing a "Draft 1-A: Analysis Paper."  You also must attach the "Course Packet" cover sheets--two pages--for "Draft 1-A Analysis." Attach them as two 1-sided sheets (NOT as one 2-sided sheet) to the top of the paper that you turn in.

4. Choose a 2nd book to read in Wks. 5-8 from the list of four books above and below (or one in the same series) and go buy it. Here are ways to get your 2nd book:

1. IHCC Bookstore: I have asked the IHCC bookstore to have a few copies (like five copies of some, two of others) of some of the books.  But these may be sold out quickly.

2. Other Bookstores: Call a regular bookstore to get the book, but you better call 2-3 wks. ahead of time in case the bookstore has to order it from a distance.  A few of the books are hard to find.

3. Buy on Web Weeks Ahead of Time: Buy the book 2-3 weeks ahead of time from a place like www.amazon.com, new or used at widely varying prices and shipping charges.

4. Buy on Web Late for a Higher Price: Buy the book 1 week ahead of time from a place like www.amazon.com and pay a bunch of extra money for 2-3 day shipping.

6. Find Copy at Any Library with Longer Borrowing Time and/or Renewable Time: See if you can find a copy to check out from a library's regular holdings.  The IHCC library might have its own copy to check out for longer, and other libraries might, too.  Do this as soon as possible--weeks in advance, and then renew it as needed--because other people will be trying to get it, too.

5. In the 1108 Classroom: How to turn in Draft I's and how to do the Draft I-A Analysis Paper.  Other activities: (a) What's due next? Discuss getting the 2nd reading book.  Questions?  (b) Discussion of reading, if time allows, and/or more practice of working on analysis papers.

Please let me remind you of two things about "Study Notes" and "Journals."  (a) First, if one of them is longer than one page, simply turn the sheet over and do the rest on the back of that same sheet (if you are handwriting it).  (b) Second, please remember to turn each one in with the proper identifying information on each one in the upper-right corner (Why?  See "Additional Week 1 Information," above), as follows:

Name (First & Last)
Course and Section or Time

Week Number

Type of Assignment

Instructor Name

Here's an example:

Chris Lee

Eng 1108-01, 1 p.m.

Week 3

Study Notes, Set B [or Journal #3]

Jewell

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 Week 3: More on Analysis Papers
  (See "Assignment Dates," above, for dates.)

These ENG 1108 ASSIGNMENTS due by Day 2 of Class  (W. for M/W, Th. for T/Th., F. for W/Fr., same night for a night class)

1. Study Notes on Chapter 31, "Way of Arguing," 150+ w. total. This chapter has no sample papers, and is only one web page, so you may use Study Notes type "A," "B," or "C" (your choice), as long as you have at least 6 points showing that you read the entire chapter.  Remember that the textbook is at WritingforCollege.org  (or WforC.org), and that on its home page, you can click on the Study Questions near the top of the left-hand column.

2a. Read your fantasy reading book. Read more of your required reading in your reading book, below. You will have to write another, new, 500+ word draft about it as described below, so be sure to read it well:

Reading Assignments

Rd. for Wk. 2:

for Week 3:

for Week 4:

Harry Potter & Sorc.
(rdng. level: ages 12-15)

1st third

2nd third

final third

Hobbit
(reading level: ages 16+)

1st third

2nd third

final third

Hunger Games #1
(rdng. level: ages 14-17)

1st third

2nd third

final third

Narnia Series
(reading level: ages 9-12)

Magician  or

The Lion  or

Prince 1st half


NOTE: You may change books, or read a different one in these four series. If you're reading a different book in one of the series, see weeks 5-8 for the number of pages you should read each week from that series. If you are going to suggest to me an entirely different book for now or for Wks. 5-8, it must be fantasy fiction, and you must show it to me preferably at least a week in advance to find out (a) if it is acceptable and (b) if it is, then how many pp./wk. to read.)

2b. Choose a 2nd book to read in Wks. 5-8 from the list of four books above and below (or one in the same series) and go buy it. Here are ways to get your 2nd book:

1. IHCC Bookstore: I have asked the IHCC bookstore to have a few copies (like five copies of some, two of others) of some of the books.  But these may be sold out quickly.

2. Other Bookstores: Call a regular bookstore to get the book, but you better call 2-3 wks. ahead of time in case the bookstore has to order it from a distance.  A few of the books are hard to find.

3. Buy on Web Weeks Ahead of Time: Buy the book 2-3 weeks ahead of time from a place like www.amazon.com, new or used at widely varying prices and shipping charges. (You may be too late, now, for this option.)

4. Buy on Web Late for a Higher Price: Buy the book 1 week ahead of time from a place like www.amazon.com and pay a bunch of extra money for 2-3 day shipping.

6. Find Copy at Any Library with Longer Borrowing Time and/or Renewable Time: See if you can find a copy to check out from a library's regular holdings.  The IHCC library might have its own copy to check out for longer, and other libraries might, too.  Do this as soon as possible--weeks in advance, and then renew it as needed--because other people will be trying to get it, too.

3. 1108 Draft 1 Paper: Write Paper B, your second Analysis Paper, using the directions in the "Course Packet" for writing a "Draft 1-A: Analysis Paper."  You also must attach the "Course Packet" cover sheets for "Draft 1-B Analysis." Attach them as two 1-sided sheets (and NOT as one 2-sided sheet) to the top of the paper that you turn in.

4. In the Classroom: What's due next?  Discuss Student Success Day (SSD).  Questions?  Questions specifically about analysis writing.  (a) Practice more on doing analysis writing.  (b) Practice dialogic argument writing.  Also, if time allows: what did the reading do to/for you?  Film?  Misc.: e.g., circle sentencing, other activities.  

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Week 4: Writing Dialogic Arguments; Writing Draft 2's
(See "Assignment Dates," above, for dates.) 

These ENG 1108 ASSIGNMENTS due by Day 2 of Class  (W. for M/W, Th. for T/Th., F. for W/Fr., same night for a night class)

1. Write 1108 Study Notes on Ch. 32, "Dialogic Arguments," 150+ w.  Read the chapter in our online textbook, WritingforCollege.org (shortcut: WforC.org); then do Study Notes for it. 

To find the Study Questions for doing your Study Notes, go to the same web site and, on the home page, in the lower-left corner, find and click on "Study Questions."  Because this chapter has sample papers, you must confine yourself, in the Study Questions, to using ONLY Study Questions type "C." or type "D," using prompts like those--or summary--to write about the chapter. To write about the chapter:

  1. Find the five different web pages for the chapter at the top of the page.

  2. Read the "Introduction/Home Page."

  3. Read and write 4+ points on the "Basics" and/or the "Advanced" web pages. To make your 4+ points, use 4+ bullet points or 4+ paragraphs separated by line spaces. Summarize, discuss, or respond in some way to "Basics" and/or "Advanced" in your 4+ points.

  4. Then read and write 2+ points on the "Samples" web page: read at least two of the more developed samples, writing at least 1 point about each one.

  5. OR, instead, you may read the "Introduction" and "Basics" and/or "Advanced web pages, and then write all 6+ points/paragraphs on the "Samples" web page--but you must write about at least three of the more developed sample papers. Be sure to describe something about the title and contents of the samples in such a way that I can tell you read them.

  6. Write a total of at least 150+ words. (More is not necessary but is okay.)

2a. Read your second fantasy reading book. Read more of your required reading in your reading book, below. You will have to write another, new, 500+ word draft about it as described below, so be sure to read it well:

Reading Assignments

Rd. for Wk. 2:

for Week 3:

for Week 4:

Harry Potter & Sorc.
(rdng. level: ages 12-15)

1st third

2nd third

final third

Hobbit
(reading level: ages 16+)

1st third

2nd third

final third

Hunger Games #1
(rdng. level: ages 14-17)

1st third

2nd third

final third

Narnia Series
(reading level: ages 9-12)

Magician  or

The Lion  or

Prince 1st half


NOTE: You may change books, or read a different one in these four series. If you're reading a different book in one of the series, see weeks 5-8 for the number of pages you should read each week from that series. If you are going to suggest to me an entirely different book for now or for Wks. 5-8, it must be fantasy fiction, and you must show it to me preferably at least a week in advance to find out (a) if it is acceptable and (b) if it is, then how many pp./wk. to read.)

2b. You're out of time to choose a 2nd book to read starting this week for Wks. 5-8.  Buy it, read it, and write about it by the beginning of class on the writing assignment due date this week. If you have waited until this week (or a few days earlier) to buy it, here are your options:

1. IHCC Bookstore: I have asked the IHCC bookstore to have a few copies (like five copies of some, two of others) of some of the four main books.  (But these may have sold out, already.)

2. Other Bookstores: Call a regular bookstore to get the book: call first, as some bookstores may only have expensive hardbound editions instead of the cheaper paperback or trade-paperbound versions.

3. Buy on Web Late for a Higher Price: Buy the book 1 week ahead of time from a place like www.amazon.com and pay a bunch of extra money for 2-3 day shipping.

4. Find Copy at Any Library with Longer Borrowing Time and/or Renewable Time: See if you can find a copy to check out from a library's regular holdings.  The IHCC library might have its own copy to check out for longer, and other libraries might, too.  Do this as soon as possible--weeks in advance, and then renew it as needed--because other people will be trying to get it, too.

3. Draft 1 Paper: Write a Draft 1-C "Dialogic" paper:.  To write it, follow the directions in your "Course Packet" for the "Draft 1-C and D Dialogic Paper."  You may write a very, very rough-draft paper--just follow the directions for it.  Attach the same sheet of directions to the top of your rough draft paper when you turn it in.  (Please note also that if you don't have time to type it or make it long enough, or you are missing the directions page, turn it in anyway with at least 300+ words of very rough draft handwriting, and it will be on time.  However, do not write it during class time.  Class time is not a time for working on other assignments of any kind, for this class or another.   All assignments due on a specific day for this class must be turned in at the beginning of the class to get credit for them.   

4. Prepare for your required Draft 2 papers by reading the Course Packet's "Draft 2 Cover Sheets."

5. Turn in a 2nd Source for your 1st Draft 2 Paper.  Your first Draft 2 paper (an analysis or dialogic paper) must have three bibliography sources.  They are as follows:

  • (a) your reading (Half the Sky or Slave)

  • (b) a "Print" source (from a library or bookstore shelf) and

  • (c) a "Web" source (found on/through a computer or tablet). 

This week, you must turn in a rough-draft bibliography showing "b" or "c."

This assignment is worth two X's.  (Or you may turn in all three sources to take care of both this week's and next week's bibliography requirements, and receive four X's.)

6. In the Classroom: What's due next?  Discuss Student Success Day (SSD), which is next week.  Questions?  Questions about how to do the Draft 1's in general?  What questions do you have about dialogic writing?  (a) Discuss how to do Draft 2 papers.  (b) Work on dialogic argument more.  Other activities:  What did the reading do to/for you?  Film?  Misc.: e.g., circle sentencing, other activities.  

7. All late Wk. 1-5 papers/make up absolutely due Wk. 7! The deadline for acceptance of any late homework and make up is Week 7.  None will be accepted later!  

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Week 5: Writing a Dialogic Paper 
(See "Assignment Dates," above, for dates.)
 

These ENG 1108 ASSIGNMENTS due by Day 2 of Class  (W. for M/W, Th. for T/Th., F. for W/Fr., same night for a night class):

NOTE: Student Success Day, a day with different types of classes, is on the 5th Wednesday of every fall (and the 5th Tues. of every spring).  You will be required to attend for at least 2 hrs.  We will skip a day of our class this week or next (even if that day may be different than when SSD is held) so that you can spend 2+ class hrs. at Student Success Day on Wed.  (You will not have any other regular classes--just alternative SSD events--on this Wed.; however, if you normally don't come to campus on Weds., you may use SSD Online anytime, 24/7.)

1. Study Notes on Chapters 7, 8, & 9, about organizing, 150+ w.: Read the chapters in www.WritingforCollege.org and write 150+ w. of Study Notes about all three chapters, together (about 50+ w. per chapter--150+ w. total, not 150 words on each chapter). 

2a. Read 1st part of your second book.  Then write a second dialogic paper about it (as mentioned below).  If you were reading Half the Sky, you may, instead, read another 30-35 pages in it.

2b. Choose and start reading a 2nd fantasy book from the books/series below. You may choose another of the four main books listed below, or you may continue in the same series (or a different series). Or you may, well in advance, suggest a fantasy book to me, preferably at least a week in advance.   

Reading Assignments

Wk. 5

Wk. 6

Wk. 7:

Wk. 8:

Harry Potter #1-7 (rdg. level: ages 12-14)

90 pp.

90 more
pages

90 more

90 more

Hobbit (level: 16+) or LOTR #1-3 (18+)

70 pp.

70 more

70 more

70 more

Hunger Games
#1-3 (ages 14-17)

80 pp.

80 more pp.

80 more

80 more

Narnia Series
(#1-7) (ages 9-12)

120 pp.
(includes pics)

120 more (includes pics)

120 more (includes pics)

120 more (includes pics)

Each book is about $10-20 at the IHCC Bookstore. The books in all four series are popular fantasy fictions. Note again: You may NOT depend on a book you've already read--you must read or reread it this semester, page by page. (Note again, too, that you may choose any book in each of the four series.) And you may not simply watch the movie--you'll have to provide specific quotations with page numbers from your books when you write papers about them.

You're out of time to choose a 2nd book to read starting this week for Wks. 5-8.  Buy it, read it, and write about it by the beginning of class on the writing assignment due date this week. If you have waited until this week (or a few days earlier) to buy it, here are your some remaining possible options:

1. IHCC Bookstore: I have asked the IHCC bookstore to have a few copies (like five copies of some, two of others) of some of the four main books.  (But these may have sold out, already.)

2. Other Bookstores: Call a regular bookstore to get the book: call first, as some bookstores may only have expensive hardbound editions instead of the cheaper paperback or trade-paperbound versions.

3. Buy on Web Late for a Higher Price: Buy the book 1 week ahead of time from a place like www.amazon.com and pay a bunch of extra money for 2-3 day shipping.

4. Find Copy at Any Library with Longer Borrowing Time and/or Renewable Time: See if you can find a copy to check out from a library's regular holdings.  The IHCC library might have its own copy to check out for longer, and other libraries might, too.  Do this as soon as possible--weeks in advance, and then renew it as needed--because other people will be trying to get it, too.

3. Draft 1 Paper: Write a Draft 1-D "Dialogic" paper:.  To write it, follow the directions in your "Course Packet" for the "Draft 1 C & D Dialogic Paper."  You may write a very, very rough-draft paper--just follow the directions for it.  Attach the same sheet of directions to the top of your rough draft paper when you turn it in.  (Please note also that if you don't have time to type it or make it long enough, or you are missing the directions page, turn it in anyway with at least 300+ words of very rough draft handwriting, and it will be on time.  However, do not write it during class time.  Class time is not a time for working on other assignments of any kind, for this class or another.   All assignments due on a specific day for this class must be turned in at the beginning of the class to get credit for them.   

4. Turn in all three sources for your 1st Draft 2 Paper.  Your first Draft 2 paper (an analysis or dialogic paper) must have three bibliography sources.  They are as follows:

  • (a) your reading (Half the Sky or Slave)

  • (b) a "Print" source (from a library or bookstore shelf) and

  • (c) a "Web" source (found on/through a computer or tablet). 

This week, you must turn in a rough-draft bibliography showing all three of these sources.  (This assignment is worth two X's.)

5. In the Classroom:

(i) Tues. class: Attend Student Success Day instead of class Tues. or Wed.

(ii) Thurs. class: Tentative--Library.  Meet in Library 102 Wed./Thurs. (depending on which day we normally have class). 

 
6. All late Wk. 1-5 papers/make up are absolutely due Wk. 7! The deadline for acceptance of any late homework and make up is Week 7.  None will be accepted later!  

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 Week 6: Dialogic Writing, continued  
  (See "Assignment Dates," above, for dates.) 

These ENG 1108 ASSIGNMENTS due by Day 2 of Class  (W. for M/W, Th. for T/Th., F. for W/Fr., same night for a night class)

1. Study Notes on Ch. 34, "Thesis Papers," 150+ w.: Read the chapter in www.WritingforCollege.org and write 150+ w. of Study Notes about the chapter.  

To find the Study Questions for doing your Study Notes, go to the same web site and, on the home page, in the lower-left corner, find and click on "Study Questions."  Because this chapter has sample papers, you must confine yourself, in the Study Questions, to using ONLY Study Questions type "C." or type "D," using prompts like those--or summary--to write about the chapter. To write about the chapter:

  1. Find the five different web pages for the chapter at the top of the page.

  2. Read the "Introduction/Home Page."

  3. Read and write 4+ points on the "Basics" and/or the "Advanced" web pages. To make your 4+ points, use 4+ bullet points or 4+ paragraphs separated by line spaces. Summarize, discuss, or respond in some way to "Basics" and/or "Advanced" in your 4+ points.

  4. Then read and write 2+ points on the "Samples" web page: read at least two of the more developed samples, writing at least 1 point about each one.

  5. OR, instead, you may read the "Introduction" and "Basics" and/or "Advanced web pages, and then write all 6+ points/paragraphs on the "Samples" web page--but you must write about at least three of the more developed sample papers. Be sure to describe something about the title and contents of the samples in such a way that I can tell you read them.

  6. Write a total of at least 150+ words. (More is not necessary but is okay.)

2. All late Wk. 1-5 papers/make up absolutely due Wk. 7! The deadline for acceptance of any late homework and make up is Week 7.  None will be accepted later!  

3. Read more from your 2nd fantasy book from the books/series below. You may change books at any time for any reasons. You may use another of the four main books listed below, or you may continue in the same series (or a different series). Or you may, well in advance, suggest a fantasy book to me, preferably at least a week in advance.

Reading Assignments

Wk. 5

Wk. 6

Wk. 7:

Wk. 8:

Harry Potter #1-7 (rdg. level: ages 12-14)

90 pp.

90 more
pages

90 more

90 more

Hobbit (level: 16+) or LOTR #1-3 (18+)

70 pp.

70 more

70 more

70 more

Hunger Games
#1-3 (ages 14-17)

80 pp.

80 more pp.

80 more

80 more

Narnia Series
(#1-7) (ages 9-12)

120 pp.
(includes pics)

120 more (includes pics)

120 more (includes pics)

120 more (includes pics)

Note again: You may NOT depend on a book you've already read--you must read or reread it this semester, page by page. (Note again, too, that you may choose any book in each of the four series.) And you may not simply watch the movie--you'll have to provide specific quotations with page numbers from your books when you write papers about them.

You're out of time to choose a 2nd book to read starting this week for Wks. 5-8.  If you haven't found your 2nd book, yet, see Wk. 5, above, for some options for finding it.  

4. Draft 1 Paper: Write a Draft 1-E "Thesis Paper":  To write it, follow the directions in your "Course Packet" for the "Draft 1 E & F Thesis Paper."

5. Draft 2's: Your first Draft 2 is due, now, as immediately as possible.  Write your Draft 2's as soon as you can from your Draft 1's.  You can choose only one Draft 1 A/B/C/D and one Draft 1 C/D/E/F to change into two Draft 2's.  Each of these Draft 2's will be the same paper as the Draft 1 you chose; however, it will be longer and will have a bibliography with two additional sources added to it, along with quotations in the paper that come from those sources.  Draft 2 still is only a rough draft, but it does need sources added to help support what you say in your paper, and it also does need to have twice as many quotations and a bibliog.  To find out just what to do, read the Course Packet's "Cover Sheet 2--Details" and come to class regularly.  Helpful tip: You DO NOT HAVe to complete all your Draft 1's to do a Draft 2.  In fact, if you want, you can take your very first Draft 1 and turn it into a Draft 2 right away, if you like it well enough. 

6. In the Classroom:

(i) NOTE: On Thursday, we will start meeting every Thursday in Computer Lab B-121. After this, come to B-121 every Thursday.

(ii) On TUESDAY we will not meet at all. Instead, please do Tuesday's attendance by going to SSD ("Student Success Day")--required. SSD happens every fall and spring in Week 5 or 6: a day of changing most regular classes (ask your other teachers) to sessions and keynotes on how to succeed in different kinds of college work, and free food. Day classes usually are cancelled, and night classes may or may not meet until after 7 pm. Whenever you arrive for SSD, sign up in the lobby of Heritage Hall to get a complete schedule and your ticket for food.

If you cannot attend SSD on the day it happens, you can attend online at www.inverhills.edu/SSD. If you do not want to attend, you may need to make up this missed attendance day with extra credit. You also may attend more than 2 hrs. of sessions at SSD for extra credit--as long as you are not attending them for another teacher's requirement. (8-'15)

(iii) What's due next? Questions?  How do you do the Draft 3's, and what does "research" mean?  What did the reading do to/for you?  Film?  Misc.: e.g., circle sentencing, other activities.  How do you write a thesis paper?

7. All late Wk. 1-5 papers/make up are absolutely due Wk. 7! The deadline for acceptance of any late homework and make up is Week 7.  None will be accepted later!  

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 Week 7: Writing Thesis Papers
  (See "Assignment Dates," above, for dates.)

These ENG 1108 ASSIGNMENTS due by Day 2 of Class  (W. for M/W, Th. for T/Th., F. for W/Fr., same night for a night class)

1. Reading about Research: You may choose to read about research from your printed grammar handbook, Rules for Writers by Diana Hacker, if you bought it.  Or you may choose to read several chapters about research from our online textbook www.WritingforCollege.org.  Either one is acceptable (or you may read both for extra credit):

Hacker, Rules for Writers, read chapters (NOT pages!)

CHAPTER 53, CHAPTER 54, and CHAPTER 55

OR

Jewell, www.WritingforCollege.org:

CHAPTERS 36, 37, and 38

Then write 50+ w. each on each chapter, a total of about 150+ words for all three chapters together.  Use three Subtitles or numbers: "Chapter __," "Chapter __," and "Chapter __." Write 50+ w. for each, describing or responding to what you read in it in such a way that I can tell you read the entire chapter. 

2. All late Wk. 1-5 papers/make up absolutely due this week! The deadline for acceptance of any late homework and make up is this week.  None for Wks. 1-5 will be accepted after this week!  

3. Read more from your 2nd fantasy book from the books/series below. You may change books at any time for any reasons. You may use another of the four main books listed below, or you may continue in the same series (or a different series). Or you may, well in advance, suggest a fantasy book to me, preferably at least a week in advance.

Reading Assignments

Wk. 5

Wk. 6

Wk. 7:

Wk. 8:

Harry Potter #1-7 (rdg. level: ages 12-14)

90 pp.

90 more
pages

90 more

90 more

Hobbit (level: 16+) or LOTR #1-3 (18+)

70 pp.

70 more

70 more

70 more

Hunger Games
#1-3 (ages 14-17)

80 pp.

80 more pp.

80 more

80 more

Narnia Series
(#1-7) (ages 9-12)

120 pp.
(includes pics)

120 more (includes pics)

120 more (includes pics)

120 more (includes pics)

Note again: You may NOT depend on a book you've already read--you must read or reread it this semester, page by page. (Note again, too, that you may choose any book in each of the four series.) And you may not simply watch the movie--you'll have to provide specific quotations with page numbers from your books when you write papers about them.

You're out of time to choose a 2nd book to read starting this week for Wks. 5-8.  If you haven't found your 2nd book, yet, see Wk. 5, above, for some options for finding it.  

4. Draft 1 Paper: Write a Draft 1-F, another "Thesis Paper":  To write it, follow the directions in your "Course Packet" for the "Draft 1 E & F Thesis Paper."  

5. Draft 2 Paper: If you haven't already done so, turn in your first Draft 2 paper as quickly as possible.

6. In the Classroom: (i) What's due next? Questions?  How do you write a thesis paper, especially starting with a specific reading?  What did the reading do to/for you?  Film?  Misc.: e.g., circle sentencing, other activities.  How do you report multiple viewpoints for making a decision (e.g., pro, con, and compromise) to the company president or vice-president at a professional job?      

Questions for next several weeks: 

What are the differences between quotations, paraphrases, and your own thoughts?  

How do you use the sandwich method of adding quotations?  How can you practice this in groups (sent. circling)

How do you use MLA and APA style to write quotations and paraphrases? (group practice?) 

How do you develop, order, and type a bibliography in college?  (group practice?)            

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 Week 8: Summary Writing 
  (See "Assignment Dates," above, for dates.)  

These ENG 1108 ASSIGNMENTS due by Day 2 of Class  (W. for M/W, Th. for T/Th., F. for W/Fr., same night for a night class)

1. Study Notes on Chapters 10, 11, and 12, on paragraphing," 150+ w.: Read the chapters in www.WritingforCollege.org and write 150+ w. of Study Notes about the chapters, total (do NOT write 150 w. for each chapter). 

2. Read more from your 2nd fantasy book from the books/series below. You may change books at any time for any reasons.

Reading Assignments

Wk. 5

Wk. 6

Wk. 7:

Wk. 8:

Harry Potter #1-7 (rdg. level: ages 12-14)

90 pp.

90 more
pages

90 more

90 more

Hobbit (level: 16+) or LOTR #1-3 (18+)

70 pp.

70 more

70 more

70 more

Hunger Games
#1-3 (ages 14-17)

80 pp.

80 more

80 more

80 more

Narnia Series
(#1-7) (ages 9-12)

120 pp.
(includes pics)

120 more (includes pics)

120 more (includes pics)

120 more (includes pics)

Note again: You may NOT depend on a book you've already read--you must read or reread it this semester, page by page. (Note again, too, that you may choose any book in each of the four series.) And you may not simply watch the movie--you'll have to provide specific quotations with page numbers from your books when you write papers about them.

After reading your assignment from your chosen book, write a "Summary Paper" about it (as mentioned below with directions below).

3. Summary Paper: Write "Paper G.": a rough-draft Summary Paper.  It should be a page by page "Summary" of this week's reading of your 2nd chosen reading book.   It should summarize every 1-3 pages of this week's reading with a sentence or two, and be sure you have a total of 300+ words.  For each 1-3 pages you summarize, either summarize what happens in one to three sentences (e.g., you may do just one sentence for all three pages, or you can do three sentences for each page--your choice), or write down the most important 1-3 ideas in those 1-3 pages: for example, 

pp. 1-3  Here the author describes xxxxxx.  He gives as reasons xx and xx.
pp. 4     He says that xxxxx.

p. 5-6    He adds that xxxxx. 

You must be detailed and specific so anyone reading your summary will know that you read the assignment and also will be able to tell from your sentences exactly what is in each page.  You also must write in complete sentences.  The purpose of practicing this kind of summary is to prepare you for future academic classes or jobs in which you may have to accurately, carefully, and in detail describe people, events, or writings you have seen.  We'll only do this once this semester, so do it carefully so that you may learn this as an important and accurate mechanical thinking tool.

4. Draft 2's: Your second Draft 2 is due, now.  Helpful tip: You don't have to have all your Draft 1 papers done, yet, to write a Draft 2.  In fact, you don't need to have both A and B (or both C & D, or both E & F) of Draft 1 papers done to choose between them: you can just go ahead and use the first of the two papers to create your Draft 2, if you want.

5. Draft 3's: Your Draft 3 also is due.  (You only need to do one D-3 for the course.) Please turn it in as quickly as possible.  Your Draft 3 should be developed from one of your two Draft 2's.  To do a Draft 3, read the "Draft 3 Cover Sheets" in the Course Packet.  There are a lot of directions, so take notes--and then reread the whole thing again. Writing the Draft 3 involves four main activities: better organizing, better paragraphing, better typing, and correct sentence structure (no fragments or comma splices). You'll also need to add 1 additional source. Look on the page before or after the "Draft 3 Cover Sheets" to find more details especially about how to type your papers. 

Helpful tip: You don't have to have all your Draft 1 and Draft 2 papers done, yet, to write a Draft 3.  Just use a Draft 2 that is done and get started on a Draft 3!  Remember: Draft 2's are worth more X's than Draft 1's; a Draft 3 is worth even more X's, and a Draft 4 is worth the most X's.  So, if you get behind in doing some of the beginning drafts, just do enough to help you move on quickly to at least one of your Draft 2's, and then a Draft 3.  You can come back later to complete the early Draft 1's and another Draft 2.  

6. In the Classroom: What's due next? Questions?  How do you write a "Summary" paper?  How do you do the Draft 3's?  What did the reading do to/for you?  Film?  Misc.: e.g., circle sentencing, other activities.  How do you write a disagreement with a reading (if not already done in Wk. 6).  

Questions for next several weeks: 

What are the differences between quotations, paraphrases, and your own thoughts?  

How do you use the sandwich method of adding quotations?  How can you practice this in groups (sent. circling)

How do you use MLA and APA style to write quotations and paraphrases? (group practice?) 

How do you develop, order, and type a bibliography in college?  (group practice?) 

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 Week 9: Finding & Using Resources Continued  
  (See "Assignment Dates," above, for dates.)

These ENG 1108 ASSIGNMENTS due by Day 2 of Class  (W. for M/W, Th. for T/Th., F. for W/Fr., same night for a night class)

1. Reading about Research: Again this week (as in Wk. 7), may choose to read about research from your printed grammar handbook, Rules for Writers by Diana Hacker, if you bought it.  Or you may choose to read several chapters about research from our online textbook www.WritingforCollege.org.  Either one is acceptable (or you may read both for extra credit):

Hacker, Rules for Writers, read chapters (NOT pages!):

CHAPTERS 56 through 60

OR

Jewell, www.WritingforCollege.org:

CHAPTERS 39, 40, and 41

Then write 3050+ w. each on each chapter, a total of about 150+ words for all chapters together.  Use three to five Subtitles or numbers: "Chapter __," "Chapter __," etc. Write 30-50+ w. for each, describing or responding to what you read in it in such a way that I can tell you read the entire chapter. 

2. We are done with "Reading Books" for the semester so that you may spend more time researching and writing Drafts 2 and 3 (and 4).

3. Draft 1 Paper: Write a Draft 1-F, another "Thesis Paper":  To write it, follow the directions in your "Course Packet" for the "Draft 1 E & F Thesis Paper."  

4. Draft 2's & 3's.  Get them to me as quickly as possible!  

5. Turn in a 2nd Source for your 2nd Draft 2 Paper.  Your second Draft 2 paper (a dialogic or thesis paper) must have three bibliography sources.  They are as follows:

  • (a) your reading (Half the Sky, Slave, or your 2nd reading book you chose)

  • (b) a "Print" source (from a library or bookstore shelf) and

  • (c) a "Web" source (found on/through a computer or tablet). 

This week, you must turn in a rough-draft bibliography showing "b" or "c."

This assignment is worth two X's.  (Or you may turn in all three sources to take care of both this week's and next week's bibliography requirements, and receive four X's.)

6. Prepare for your required Draft 3 paper by reading the Course Packet's "Draft 3 Cover Sheets." If you've already read it, read it a second time--there's a LOT of info there!

7. In the Classroom: What's due next? Questions?  What did the reading do to/for you?  How do you write the type of business or professional argument called a "Proposal" [need, solution/prop., method--people/jobs/$$/steps/dates, outcomes/results]?  How can such devices as Big Ten Commas, Peacock Sentences, Soft Periods, and Hard Commas help your writing  (with practice/game)?  How can you help each other with your Draft 2's and/or 3's (in small groups if time allows).

8. All late Wk. 6-10 papers/make up are absolutely due Wk. 12! The deadline for acceptance of any late Wk. 6-10 homework and make up is Week 12.  None will be accepted later (except extra credit to add to attendance X's or points)!  

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 Week 10: How To Write Draft 4's  
  (See "Assignment Dates," above, for dates.)

These ENG 1108 ASSIGNMENTS due by Day 2 of Class  (W. for M/W, Th. for T/Th., F. for W/Fr., same night for a night class)

1. Journal # 3 on any 2 chapters from chapters from www.WritingforCollege.org, chapters 1-6, 21-22, or 36-42, 300+ w.: This week, write a 300+ word journal instead of Study Notes.  Read your choice of chptrs. 1-6, 21-22, or 36-42.  You'll have the opportunity to read and write about more of these same chapters later.

2. No more readings from Half the Sky or your 2nd book you chose.

3. No new Draft 1 Papers to do. 

4. Draft 2's & 3's.  Get them to me as quickly as possible! 

5. Doing a Draft 4? Then prepare for your optional Draft 4 (but required for getting an "A") by reading the Course Packet's "Draft 4 Cover Sheets." Ask me, Richard, questions about it.

6. Turn in all three sources for your 2nd Draft 2 Paper.  Your second Draft 2 paper (a dialogic or thesis paper) must have three bibliography sources.  They are as follows:

  • (a) your reading (Half the Sky, Slave, or your 2nd reading book you chose)

  • (b) a "Print" source (from a library or bookstore shelf) and

  • (c) a "Web" source (found on/through a computer or tablet). 

This week, you must turn in a rough-draft bibliography showing all three of these sources.  (This assignment is worth two X's.)

7. Draft 4: Your first Draft 4 is due.  It should be developed from your first Draft 3.  See the "Draft 4 Cover Sheet" in the Course Packet for directions.  The main emphasis in the Draft 4 is to carefully edit your Draft 3 paper.  You also will need to add 3 paraphrases--1 to each section.

8. In the Classroom: What's due next? Questions?  How do you write Draft 4's?  How can such devices as Big Ten Commas, Peacock Sentences, Soft Periods, and Hard Commas help your writing  (with practice/game)?  How can you help each other with your Draft 2's and/or 3's (in small groups if time allows)?  

NOTE: In spring 2015, there is a replacement activity for regular Wed./Thurs. class. Instead of regular class, attend the state English Conference on campus Wed.-Thurs. (or do some extra credit).

9. All late Wk. 6-10 papers/make up are absolutely due Wk. 12! The deadline for acceptance of any late Wk. 6-10 homework and make up is Week 12.  None will be accepted later (except extra credit to add to attendance X's or points)!  

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 Week 11: Grammar & Punctuation; Library Use  
  (See "Assignment Dates," above, for dates.)  

These ENG 1108 ASSIGNMENTS due by Day 2 of Class  (W. for M/W, Th. for T/Th., F. for W/Fr., same night for a night class)

1. Journal #4 on any 2 chapters from chapters from www.WritingforCollege.org, chapters 1-6, 21-22, or 36-42, 300+ w.: This week, write a 300+ word journal instead of Study Notes.  Read your choice of chptrs. 1-6, 21-22, or 36-42.  You'll have the opportunity to read and write about more of these same chapters later.

2. No more readings from Half the Sky or your 2nd book you chose.

3. No new Draft 1 Papers to do.  Old Draft 1,'s; new or revised Draft 2's,  3's, & 4's: get them to me as quickly as possible!  The 2nd day of class this week is the last day on which you can turn in a 1st-time Draft 2 (Second-time Draft 1's & 2's may be still be turned in.) 

4. In the Classroom: What's due next? Questions?  How can such devices as Big Ten Commas, Peacock Sentences, Soft Periods, and Hard Commas help your writing  (with practice/game)?  How can you help each other with your Draft 2's and/or 3's (in small groups if time allows)?  We may be spending many of our remaining Weds./Thurs. in a computer lab or the library so that I can consult with each of you individually while you continue to work on your papers.

5. All late Wk. 6-10 papers/make up are absolutely due Wk. 12! The deadline for acceptance of any late Wk. 6-10 homework and make up is Week 12.  None will be accepted later (except extra credit to add to attendance X's or points)!  

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 Week 12: Grammar, Punctuation, & Library Continued
  (See "Assignment Dates," above, for dates.)

These ENG 1108 ASSIGNMENTS due by Day 2 of Class  (W. for M/W, Th. for T/Th., F. for W/Fr., same night for a night class)

1. Journal #5 on any 2 chapters from chapters from www.WritingforCollege.org, chapters 1-6, 21-22, or 36-42, 300+ w.: This week, write a 300+ word journal instead of Study Notes.  Read your choice of chptrs. 1-6, 21-22, or 36-42.  This is the last time you'll be writing about two of these chapters (unless you do more on your own for extra credit).   

2. All late Wk. 6-10 papers/make up are absolutely due this week! The deadline for acceptance of any late Wk. 6-10 homework and make up is Week 12--this week--by Wed. 3:30 pm at school under my office door, or by Sat. midnight if brought in person to my condo (for directions, see www.richardjewell.net/contact.htm).  None will be accepted later (except extra credit to add to attendance X's or points)!  

3. Revised Draft 1,'s & 2's; new/revised Draft  3's & 4's.  Get them to me as quickly as possible!  

4. In the Classroom: What's due next? Questions?  How can such devices as Big Ten Commas, Peacock Sentences, Soft Periods, and Hard Commas help your writing  (with practice/game)?  How can you help each other with your Draft 2's and/or 3's (in small groups if time allows)?  We may be spending many of our remaining Weds./Thurs. in a computer lab or the library so that I can consult with each of you individually while you continue to work on your papers.

5. Deadline for all Wk. 6-14 homework is  Week 15: Deadline for all late Wk. 6-14 homework & make ups& all extra creditis  Wk. 14!  None is accepted later (except for tutoring help)!

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 Week 13: Finishing Papers Continued  
  (See "Assignment Dates," above, for dates.) 

These ENG 1108 ASSIGNMENTS due by Day 2 of Class  (W. for M/W, Th. for T/Th., F. for W/Fr., same night for a night class)

1. No more Study Notes or Journals until Wk. 16.  No more readings from Half the Sky or Slave.

2. Miscellaneous Assignments: All Extra Credit Papers and All Make Ups for Weeks 6-14 are due Week 15 (except from tutoring credit from the Writing Center, which is due on our Finals Day).

3. Draft 1,'s, 2's,  3's, & 4's.  Get them to me as quickly as possible!  The 2nd day of class this week is the last day on which you can turn in a 1st-time Draft 3(Second-time Draft 1's, 2's, & 3's may be still be turned in.)

4. In the Classroom: What's due next? Questions?  How can such devices as Big Ten Commas, Peacock Sentences, Soft Periods, and Hard Commas help your writing  (with practice/game)?  How can you help each other with your Draft 2's and/or 3's (in small groups if time allows)?  We may be spending many of our remaining Weds./Thurs. in a computer lab or the library so that I can consult with each of you individually while you continue to work on your papers.

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 Week 14: Grammar, Punctuation, & Library Continued
 
(See "Assignment Dates," above, for dates.)

These ENG 1108 ASSIGNMENTS due by Day 2 of Class  (W. for M/W, Th. for T/Th., F. for W/Fr., same night for a night class)

1. Miscellaneous Assignments: All Extra Credit Papers and All Make Ups for Weeks 6-14 are due next week (except from tutoring credit from the Writing Center, which is due on our Finals Day).

2. Draft 1,'s, 2's,  3's, & 4's.  Get them to me as quickly as possible!  

3. In the Classroom: (i) NOTE: In spring, there is a replacement activity for part of regular class. Instead of one regular class, attend the IHCC Annual Student-Faculty Research Conference. This is the conference at which you have the option to present your D-4 paper for 10-12 min. in order to receive an A for this course (instead of writing a final, well-edited Draft 4). 

(ii) What's due next? Questions?  How do you write Draft 4's?  How can such devices as Big Ten Commas, Peacock Sentences, Soft Periods, and Hard Commas help your writing  (with practice/game)?  How can you help each other with your Draft 2's and/or 3's (in small groups if time allows)?  

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 Week 15: Grammar, Punctuation, & Library Continued
  (See "Assignment Dates," above, for dates.)

These ENG 1108 ASSIGNMENTS due by Day 2 of Class  (W. for M/W, Th. for T/Th., F. for W/Fr., same night for a night class)

1. Miscellaneous Assignments: All Extra Credit Papers and All Make Ups for Weeks 6-14 are due this week (except for tutoring credit from the Writing Center, which is due on our Finals Day).  (The Writing Center generally is open only the first two days of Finals Week and closed the last two days.)  

2. Draft 1-3's: Keep them coming--revise them as quickly as you can--within a few days, if possible--as time runs out quickly for turning in enough drafts to pass the class or do well in it.

3. Deadlines on Draft 4's: This week is the last week for turning in a first-time Draft 4!  (Revised Draft 4's--ones I've already marked--may still be turned in next week.  I have this deadline for first-time Draft 4's because everyone must revise a Draft 4 once or twice, and after this deadline, there is no time to turn in a new Draft 4 and get it back in time to revise it.  

4. In the Classroom: How can you help each other with your Draft 2's, 3's, and/or 4's (in small groups if time allows)

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  Week 16Final Matters
  (See "Assignment Dates," above, for dates.

These ENG 1108 ASSIGNMENTS due by Day 2 of Class  (W. for M/W, Th. for T/Th., F. for W/Fr., same night for a night class)

1. Miscellaneous Assignments: 

  • All make ups for Weeks 1-15 were due last week.  Any make ups for just this week and next (16-17) are due on Finals Day next week.  (However, any extra credit or make ups from tutoring at the Writing Center will be accepted until the class Finals day.  The Writing Center generally is open only the first two or three days of Finals Week and closed the last two or three days.)

  • "Goodbye Richard" Journal #6, 300+ w.:  I would enjoy hearing your final comments!  Please tell be about what you think you've learned, how things went for you, the class, the course, the people, what you liked most and disliked most, how life in general is working out for you in this semester of college, and whatever else you'd like to add.  I don't return these journals, so if you have a question to ask me, please send it by separate note or email, or come see me.

2. Draft 1-3's: Get them to me by our last class this week and ask me to mark them in/after class, and you will still have time to revise them again before the Final.

3. Draft 4's: Get them to me now--if there's time, have me check them after class--to see whether you need to work on them more and turn them in at the Final.  (Last week was the last time to turn in 1st-time Draft 4's.)  

4. In the Classroom: Wk. 16 is usually shortened, with next week--Finals Week--starting Saturday or sooner.  We'll still meet Mon. and Wed. of this week for this class.  Our two-hour Final will be next week on one day.  What happens next? Final Questions?  Marking of papers in class for the last time, so you can revise them again by the end of this short week.  

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(If you want to bring a paper to my house up until midnight of the day of our Final, please go to "Contact Richard" in www.richard.jewell.net for instructions and directions.)

If you want to send a paper to me online, follow these instructions:

Copy & paste cover pages:

1. Copy the two pages of the cover sheet.

2. Paste them at the very beginning of your manuscript (they will become pp. 1-2).  
    (Don't worry about the formatting of their margins, yet.)

3. Write-- in the blank area where "Comments" go-- whether this is a first-time version of this draft or, 
    if it is not, then write in the comments that I made on your previous version of this draft.

Next, format them:

4. Highlight (mark with your mouse) these two cover-sheets pages (first two pages only);

5. Set margins: go into "File/Page Setup/Margins" and set them as follows:
    Top=.23, Bottom=.23, Left=.25, Right=.25, 
    and below these, set "Preview/Apply to" on "Selected sections."

Add other pages:

6. Copy & paste your bibliography to the end of your paper.
    (Please do not send the bib. as a separate attachment.)

Rename and attach your files:

7. Rename your file so the names are accurate (e.g., "Shawn  S. D-2c 2nd time").

8. Attach them to an email to me with a properly labelled subject matter (e.g., "D-2c 2nd time").

9. Rename & attach a file for the previous paper, too, if you have it (e.g., "D2c 1st time").

  Week 17--Final Exams Week: Our "Finals" Day--New Time
  (See "Assignment Dates," above, for dates.  NOTE: Exams often run on an odd schedule and not Monday-Saturday.)

ASSIGNMENTS due at the Official 2-hour Final

1. Miscellaneous Assignments: 

  • All Make Ups for just Weeks 16-17 are due at the Final, as are any extra credit or make ups from tutoring at the Writing Center.  (Extra credit and older make ups were due in Week 15.)  (However, any extra credit or make ups from tutoring at the Writing Center will be accepted until the class Finals day.  The Writing Center generally is open only the first two days of Finals Week and closed the last two days.)

  • Goodbye Richard Journal #3 was due last week, but I'll still accept it this week.   

2. Draft 1-4's: Get them to me on the day of the Final, no later! 

3. In the Classroom at the official "Finals" time--often different from the usual class time, and longer: This is the course "Final."  We meet for 1:40 (one hour and forty minutes) officially.  There is no final test in my courses.  However, we are required to meet during this time. So, we'll discuss your final questions, comment on the class, and say goodbye to each other. Please be on time in order to get attendance credit, especially as we may adjourn slightly earlier than the official time.  Thanks for all your hard work!  And thanks for whatever you've shared with me and others in the class this semester.  As always, I have learned from you, too.    

4. (If you want to bring a paper to my house up until midnight of the day of our Final, see below.
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"PART 3"

Turning in a Paper at My House,
 by Mail, or by Email
(7-'13)

To turn in a paper at my house 24/7, see the directions to my house in www.RichardJewell.net/contact.htm .  You should copy the instructions instead of relying on GPS because there are many and one-way and dead-end streets around my house.  You may buzz my own condo 11 am-10 pm; at other times, please go next door (to 400 Groveland Ave.), where my condo association has a 24/7 security office right in front, leave the paper with the security person in the front office, and then email me that it is there (because the security people usually don't tell me when someone has dropped off a paper for me).

To turn in a paper by mailing it, beware of how long it may take.  Usually it will get to me within 1-3 days, but one person regularly sent me her papers from her suburb, and each time the paper would take 10-13 days to arrive.  If you need to be extra sure, send it by 1-day delivery--which costs about $11-12.  Then it will take 1-2 days to get to me. 

To turn in a paper by email, first you should know that I prefer you to turn in most papers at school simply because papers given to me at school are easier and faster for me to grade.  However, if you need to send me a paper online--like during a weekend or holiday or when you've missed class--you can do it by email.  However, you must follow these specific instructions:

A. ARE YOU REVISING?  GIVE ME, AT SCHOOL, THE OLD COVER SHEETS WITH NO X'S ON THEM, YET:

If you are doing this with an old Draft 1, 2, 3, or 4--which you are revising/fixing to get your X's on it--then you must
(1) FIRST hand me an extra copy of the old cover sheets AT SCHOOL
(2) and hand me the old paper, as well, AT SCHOOL:  This is because I need to see my written comments on both the old cover sheet and the old paper.  (If I didn't write any comments on the old paper, you may simply tell me that in a note.) 
(3) Give it to me with a note saying you'll send the paper later by email attachment.

OR

B. ARE YOU DOING A NEW, FIRST-TIME DRAFT?  GIVE ME, AT SCHOOL, THE NEW, FIRST-TIME COVER SHEETS AND THE OLD COVER SHEETS.
If you are doing this with a first-time Draft 2, 3, or 4 (one that you're turning in for the first time as a new draft), then you must

(1) FIRST hand me the new cover sheets AT SCHOOL:
(2) Be sure your name, type of paper, and all the other blank lines are filled in!!! 
(3) SECOND, hand me the previous draft's cover sheets AT SCHOOL.  This is so I can see the X's I gave you on that old cover sheet.   Put this under the new cover sheet.
(4) Give it to me with a note saying you'll send the paper later by email attachment.

AND THEN

C. SEND YOUR PAPER BY EMAIL.
Then send the paper by email attachment:
(1) Do NOT send the bibliography as a separate attachment; rather, copy it into the end of your paper, as is proper, so you are sending me only one attachment for your paper. 
(2) And in the email, tell me:
 - (a.) who you are (if your email address doesn't use your first and last name),

 - (b.)  which class and section you are in (please remind me because even though I know you by name, I sometimes have trouble remembering which of my 2-3 writing classes and sections/times you are in--and I need to be able to go to your records quickly and easily), and

 - (c.)  which type of paper you are trying to do (e.g., "new draft 2-a," "revision of draft 3-b," etc.).

NOTE: If you do not give me all of the info above, I may be unable to grade your paper until I get more information from you.  Also, please  remember that I check email only once a day, Mon.-Sat.  If you send something to me by 10 am Mon.-Sat.,  I almost always will see it that same day.  Also remember also that even if you send me a paper by 10 am on a day when I am teaching on campus, I won't have time to grade your paper before coming to campus.  The common expected time by which professors normally finish grading papers is one week.  I try to do it in less, if possible, but I almost never can do it in just one day. 

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Tips for
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(1) Printing This Schedule: Please print a paper copy of this entire schedule and bring it with you to class each week. For a description of the homework for any single week, click on the week either in the left column or in the middle column. If you'd like to make your own one-page paper copy of the "Overview of the Semester" in the middle column just below, copy it with your cursor; then paste it into an MS Word new page, adjust the margins if you want to, and then print it.
     
(2) Keeping Up:
You get points for completing the assignments for this class: the more points you get, the higher your grade.  There's no way around skipping a lot of assignments.  It is wise, therefore, at the very beginning - before you understand the point-grading system, that you try to do all the assignments in the first three weeks.  However, after that, there are shortcuts: (1) you can determine what grade you will get and then decide how maniy points (and which assignments) you can miss.  (2) You can learn to skim/read assignments faster.  (3) Learn to write fast for rough drafts: it not only saves you time but also may help your creative process.


    

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