Homework assignments are listed in red. 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 24

  • Intros

August 29

August 31

  • Post a message to the Online Discussion area stating that you have read and understand the syllabus, and post any questions you have about the syllabus and the course.
  • Read pages vi-2 and 7-9 in Every Audience Has a Different Purpose (EA)
  • Review Plan for Writing
  • Review Projects

September 5

  • Read pages 11-15 in (EA) and post your questions/responses for the Respond activity on page 15 in the Online Discussion area.
  • In-class activity
  • Visit from John Besignano, Infomatics Nurse from Christus Spohn to talk to us about project ideas.
  • Decisions that Writers Make

September 7

September 12

  • Read pages 3-6 in EA and in the Online Discussion area talk about your definition of revising and your definition of editing. How are they different?
  • Bring to class a first draft of your Plan for Writing document (like the one on page 7). First draft does not mean you must have the entire document written, but you should have something to start with.
  • Visit from Renee Gonzales from the Graduate and Research Office to talk to us about project ideas. Take notes on the information she gives us and turn those end at the end of class or post here SOP Information.

September 14

  • Read page 10 and in the Online Discussion area talk about how you feel about the way writing is assessed. (Graded may be a more familiar word for you.) Also talk about your habits when you have a written assignment due. Do you wait until the last minute, and if you do why? If you don't, describe your usual timeline and why you follow it. Also, make sure that you reference the reading in the textbook so that I know you have done the reading.
  • Participate in Writing Workshop with at least one other student to go over the first draft of your Plan for Writing. Feedback at this point should be about content. For example, your reader could give you feedback in terms of what does or does not make sense to the reader at this point. Show me that you have completed this step before you leave class so that I can give you credit.
  • Write up SOP info that you gathered on Tuesday and turn those in at the end of class, either a hard copy or post to SOP Information.

September 19

  • Planning Document is due.
  • Take notes on SOP process for grant writing. Turn in notes at end of class or post to SOP Information

September 21

  • Read pp 19-33. Post in the Online Discussion area either a question you may have about the Writing on the Job Portfolio, or some info about what you are planning to do for the portfolio.
  • Begin to develop Questions for Interviews for Writing on the Job Portfolio.
  • Discuss Pre-Award info to prepare for Tuesday's class. SOP Information.
  • Visit the Writing Center.

September 26

  • Read pp 35-41 in EA and post in the Online Discussion area how the information in the article helped you to rewrite the paragraph you chose for the Respond activity on p 41.
  • Share and discuss the paragraphs you rewrote. Be sure to bring the original to class as well.
  • Take notes over Pre-Award stage of grant writing presented by Sandra Garcia. Turn in notes at end of class or post to SOP Information

September 28

  • No regular class meeting today. Use this time to complete your interview for the Career Writing Interview Report.

October 3

  • Read pp 42-51 in EA and post in the Online Discussion area an example of something you have read where it would have been clearer and better written if the writers had written more like they talk. Also talk about whether or not you agree or disagree with Zinsser that people should write more like they talk.
  • Write up SOP info for Pre-Award Process that you gathered last Tuesday and turn those in at the end of class, either a hard copy or post to SOP Information.

October 5

  • Read pp 52-58 in EA and in the Online Discussion area talk about which pitfall(s) you have the most trouble with. Also, do you have any advice for how you avoid these pitfalls, or do you have other pitfalls that you would like to add to the list?
  • Bring to class the sample report and analysis for the Respond activity on p 58 in EA to share in class.
  • Write up SOP info for Pre-Award Process that you gathered last Tuesday and turn those in at the end of class, either a hard copy or post to SOP Information.

October 10

October 12

October 17

  • Take notes over Post-Award stage of grant writing presented by Laura Rosales. Turn in notes at end of class or post to SOP Information

October 19

  • Read "The Visual Dimension of Writing," by James E. Richardson. Very interesting and different approach to thinking about writing using elements of visual rhetoric. In the Online Discussion area write about how you are beginning to define visual rhetoric and how this information has helped you to do that.
  • Review instructions for Portfolio Two
  • Write up SOP info that you gathered on Tuesday and turn those in at the end of class, either a hard copy or post to SOP Information.

October 24 & 26

  • No regular class meetings this week. Choose a time to Meet with Dr. G to turn in Portfolio One and go over plans and questions for the Writing to Get a Job portfolio.

October 31

  • FYI Top Jobs for 2006
  • Review Portfolio One
  • Review Portfolio Two and rest of schedule

November 2

  • Read Camensen and complete Read and Respond for the reading. Bring your response to class for in-class discussion
  • Review Portfolio Three requirements

November 7

  • Read Munschauer and Beatty and complete Read and Respond for the two readings. Bring your response to class for in-class discussion.
  • In-class develop planning document for Portfolio Three project.

November 9

  • Bring drafts of your work for Portfolio Two for Writing Workshop in class. Review pp 3-6 in EA.

November 14

  • Turn in Portfolio Two
  • In-class cover how to use the Review function in Word for the assignment coming u pon November 21.
  • Turn in rewrites of Portfolio One

November 16

  • In-class meetings to review progress for Portfolio Three. Bring copies of work to date, questions, and Post a Progress Report stating what you have completed and what you have left to do and how and when you will complete it.
  • Read the Harris article and bring the Project Worksheet for the meeting also.

November 21

  • Re-read pp 3-6 in EA and conduct Writing Workshop online. Send a draft of your the document you are working on for Portfolio Three to another student for feedback. Post on the Sign up for Online Review page who you will be sending your draft to. Make the comments using the Review function in Microsoft Word and send the document back, and copy me in the email.
  • In-class meetings to review progress for Portfolio Three. Bring copies of work to date, questions, and Post a Progress Report (if you have not done so already) stating what you have completed and what you have left to do and how and when you will complete it.

November 28

  • Read Mathes and Stevenson and complete read and respond activity
  • Bring drafts of work for Portfolio Three for in-class Writing Workshop. Develop Feedback Questions for the project document(s). See pg. 144 in EA.

December 1

  • Read Huff and complete read and respond activity
  • Bring final drafts of work for Portfolio Three for in-class Writing Workshop
  • Turn in rewrites of Portfolio Two (or by next Tuesday at the latest if you need more time)

December 5

  • Turn in Portfolio Three so that I can give you feedback and you can work on it again and turn it in before the December 12th deadline. After I grade your work I will leave it in the box outside my door (FC267?) for you to pick up. Then you can do another rewrite before turning it in for a final grade no later than 12-12.

December 12

  • Last day to turn in Portfolio Three