Calendar

Unit 1:  Using Personal Narrative to Communicate an Argument

WEEK 1: Intro to the Course and to the Writing Process

Tue. 1/22

Introduction to the Course

Thu. 1/24

Introduction to Writing Process and Workshops

READING DUE: Anne Lamott “Shitty First Drafts”, Anne Lamott “Writing Groups”

WEEK 2: Introduction to Voice and Rhetorical Situation

Tue. 1/29

Practice Workshop and Intro to Voice

WRITING DUE: Writing Exercise 1

READING DUE: Ken Macrorie “The Poison Fish “

Thu. 1/31      Intro to Voice

READING DUE: Jay Szczepanski “Hearing Voices…”; Mindy Kaling “‘Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?’”; Mindy Kaling “Day Jobs”

WEEK 3: Intro to Argument in Personal Narrative

Tue. 2/5         Workshop Day and Intro to Argument in Narrative Writing

WRITING DUE: Writing Exercise 2

READING DUE: Justin Chin “Hid and Found”

Thu. 2/7         Argument in Personal Narrative: Language

Coffee Hour Presentations

READING DUE: David Sedaris “You Can’t Kill The Rooster”; Amy Tan “Mother Tongue”

WEEK 4: Argument in Personal Narrative (Continued)

Tue. 2/12       Workshop Day

WRITING DUE:          Draft of Concluding Essay 1

READING DUE:          Mike Rose “I Just Wanna Be Average”

Thu. 2/14      Coffee Hour Presentations

READING DUE:          Lucy Grealy “Masks”

Unit 2:  Researching the People and Places Around Us

WEEK 5: Intro to Narrative Research

Tue. 2/19       Intro to Investigating People and Places Around Us

WRITING DUE: Concluding Portfolio 1

In-Class Activity: Listen to This American Life

Thu. 2/21      Analyzing Narrative Research; Intro to Unit 2 Project

WRITING DUE: This American Life Activity

READING DUE: Lee Gutkind “The Creative Nonfiction Police”

WEEK 6: Examining Argument in Narrative Research

Tue. 2/26       Analyzing Examples of Argumentative Narrative Research Writing

WRITING DUE: Writing Exercise 1

READING DUE: John O’Connor  “Badlands”

Thu. 2/28      Coffee Hour Presentations; Analyzing Arguments in Narrative

WRITING DUE: Topics to Questions Worksheet

READING DUE: Rebecca Skloot “The Truth About Cops and Dogs”

WEEK 7: Beginning Research and Finding Sources

Tue. 3/5         Finding Sources Day

WRITING DUE: Writing Exercise 2

Thu. 3/7         Coffee Hour Presentations

READING DUE: David Foster Wallace “Consider the Lobster”

WEEK 8: Using Research to Make an Argument

Tue. 3/12       Workshop Day

WRITING DUE: Draft of Concluding Essay 2

READING DUE: James Dao “A Soldier’s Requiem”

Thu. 3/14      NO CLASS – Annika at a conference

WEEK 9: Fine Tuning Your Argumentative Narrative Research Paper

Tue. 3/19       Using Evidence and Citing Sources

Thu. 3/21      Coffee Hour Presentations

Fri.  3/22 by 5:00PM

WRITING DUE: Portfolio 2

Unit 3: Using Narrative Arguments to Meet Community Needs

WEEK 10: Intro to Narrative Arguments that Address Community Needs

Tue. 4/2

In-Class Activity: Examples and Brainstorming Community Needs

Thu.  4/4          Analyzing Argumentative Narrative Research in Multimedia

WRITING DUE: Narrative Artifact Activity

READING DUE: Daley “Expanding Literacy” (on Learn@UW)

WEEK 11: Analyzing Multimodal Arguments cont’d

Tue. 4/9           Workshop Day

WRITING DUE: Writing Exercise 1

Tue.  4/11        Planning Your Project and Thinking about Relevance

In-Class Activity: Making Arguments in Multimedia Forms

READING DUE: They Say/I Say – So what? (Learn@UW)

WEEK: 12 Research Ethics

Tue. 4/16

HOMEWORK DUE: Make at least one contact for your project (someone to interview, a site to visit, or make a DesignLab appointment)

READING DUE: Guidelines for Research Ethics pp. 8-24 (Learn@UW)

Thu. 4/18         Class Canceled – Annika at a conference

WORK ON YOUR PROJECTS

WEEK 13: Intro to Statement of Goals and Choices (SOGC) and Project Exhibit Assignment

Tue. 4/23         Conferences with me and with others during class

Go over Statement of Goals and Choices Guidelines

Thu. 4/25         Conferences with me and with others during class

WEEK 14: Wrap up project exhibit assignment and SOGC

Tue. 4/30         Workshop Day and Go Over Project Exhibit Guidelines

WORK DUE: Bring a full draft of your Unit 3 Project

Thu.  5/2          Workshop Day: Begin Planning Statements of Goals and Choices

WRITING DUE: Bring a 1-2 page rough draft or outline of your SOGC

WEEK 15: Project Exhibits

Mon. 5/6          5-7pm  End of Semester Presentations/Celebration

Tue. 5/7           NO CLASS / 5-7pm  End of Semester Presentations/Celebration

Thu. 5/9           Reflections and Good-bye’s

WEEK: 16 Project Exhibits

Mon. 5/13 @ midnight Final Project and Final Statement of Goals and Choices Due in Dropbox