Homework assignments are listed in red. They are due at the beginning of class on the date they are listed. Other assignments will be completed during class. While each class may not have a specific in-class activity listed, some work will be assigned and due during each class. You should check the schedule at least once a week, preferably before each class meeting, as new in-class assignments may be posted in response to the progress of other assignments.

August 23

  • Intros

August 28

  • Review Syllabus
  • Join our Online Discussion group and introduce one of your classmates by posting a message to the group.

August 30

September 4

September 6

  • Read PowerPoint is Evil and Learning to Love Power Point and write a summary and analysis where you discuss both articles together.
  • Bring to class a sample technical document from your disclipine (criminal justice, computers, communication, English) area that has sections/headings, etc. (Online documents are great examples.) We will share these in class.
  • FYI Top Jobs for 2006.
  • In groups of 3 or 4 share summaries and analyses for Power Point Articles. As a group come up with 3 or 4 points for summary and 3 or 4 point for analyses. Turn in one list for each group. analyses
  • In groups of 3 or 4 take at least one example and list ways that visual rhetoric is used in the document. Turn in one list for each group.

September 11

September 13

  • In Class, find one article on a possible topic for your paper and write a summary/analysis/application for the article.

September 18

  • Meet in the Writing Center (Library 2nd floor).
  • Find one source from the library databases related to the topic you think you want to explore for your topic for the semester. Write a summary/analysis/application for each resource and provide complete documentation for sources.

September 20

  • Meet in the Writing Center.
  • Find one source from the library databases related to the topic you think you want to explore for your topic for the semester. Write a summary/analysis/application for each resource and provide complete documentation for sources.

September 25

September 27

October 2

  • Read "The Visual Dimension of Writing," by James E. Richardson. Very interesting and different approach to thinking about writing using elements of visual rhetoric. Write about how you are beginning to define visual rhetoric and how this information has helped you to do that.
  • Work on Portfolios
  • Find examples of recommendation reports and put together a plan for writing a recommendation report for The Current State of Finding a Job assignment.

October 4

October 9

October 11

  • Guest speaker from Career Services

October 16

October 18

October 23

  • Meet in the Writing Center (Library 2nd floor). You don't have to come both days to the Writing Center this week, but if you don't come, send me an email or otherwise let me know that you won't be in class so I won't count you absent.
  • Bring your portfolio writing and have a fellow student, Writing Center Consultant, and/or Dr G review the document.
  • Continue to work on finding sources for your portfolio projects.

October 25

  • Meet in the Writing Center (Library 2nd floor). You don't have to come both days to the Writing Center this week, but if you don't come, send me an email or otherwise let me know that you won't be in class so I won't count you absent.
  • Bring your portfolio writing and have a fellow student, Writing Center Consultant, and/or Dr G review the document.
  • Continue to work on finding sources for your portfolio projects.

October 30

  • Bring to class two more sources for your Paper. Write a summary/analyses/application for each source and the correct documentation for each source.
  • Also write at least one page about how you are narrowing your focus on your topic and how you plan to frame your conversation in your Paper.
  • Work on visual formats for writing projects.

November 1

  • Work on visual formats for writing projects.

November 6

November 8

November 13

  • Send and email to the class (at engl1302fa07@googlegroups.com) and attach your visual format work that we have been working on in class using the Parade essay layout as an example.
  • No in class meeting today.

November 15

  • Meet in the Writing Center (Library 2nd floor) to pick up your second porfolios and go over feedback. If you still need more sources for your project, use this time to work with a Writing Center Consultant and/or Library personnel to find those sources.

November 20

November 22 - Thanksgiving Holiday

November 27

  • Bring final version of projects. This will count for 30% of the Turn in for Third GradeFinal Portfolio.
  • Last day to turn in rewrites of second Portfolio.
  • From this point until December 6 when the final portfolio is due, you can turn in to me the work you have completed and I will give you feedback on revisions you need to make as well as some indication of what your grade for the project will be based on what you have at that point. I do require that you also give me written info on your audience and purpose for your writing, and questions you need help with. This will guide me in helping you. If you do not give me this information I will return the work to you and wait for you to give me that info.

November 29

  • No regular class meeting. If you want to meet with me individually to go over your projects, come to my office, FC 267 between 4 and 5pm.
  • No First Year Celebration since it is over at 3pm. Instead we will share final versions of projects with each other in class next week.

December 4

  • Work on final portfolios. Bring an electronic copy of your project to share (meaning on a flash drive, email attachment, etc.)
  • Review writing projects using the Review function in Microsoft Word.

December 6

  • Turn in Portfolio for Third (and final!) Grade