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Date

Class Activity

Reading Due

Writing Due

M

1/9

Introduction to course; discuss place and poem

Visit course website and blog

 

W

1/11

Introduce Parable of the Sower

 

In-class Essay #1

M

1/16

MLK Holiday—Campus closed

But you have homework! See below.

 

W

1/18

Watch Food, Inc.

 

Parable of the Sower, ch.1-7 (pp1-85)

Reading Journal #1 due (Parable ch 1-7)

M

1/23

Discuss audience, purpose, genre; introduce food issues

Discuss Food, Inc. and food issues

“We Are What We Eat”  and “Unhappy Meals” (both on blog)

 

W

1/25

Discuss Style: Rules and Myths

Parable, ch.8-14 (pp 86-166; “A System That Doesn’t Hold Water” (blog)

Reading Journal #2 due (Parable ch 8-14)

M

1/30

 

 

In-class essay #2 on food

W

2/1

Discuss revision process; revision workshop (peer review)

Parable, ch. 15-19 (pp 167-244)

Bring 3 copies of draft to revise;  Reading Journal #3

M

2/6

 Introduction to water in California; writing modules

 

Revision #1 due

W

2/8

Discuss Parable

Style: characters & actions

Parable, ch. 20-25 (pp 245-329)

Reading Journal #4 (Parable ch 20-25)

M

2/13

Watch Chinatown (1974)

 Read two “water” articles on blog

 

W

2/15

Finish Chinatown

Discuss Chinatown and water in California

Read two more “water” articles on blog

Assign essay #3

M

2/20

Discuss “water” articles; work on essay #3

 

 

W

2/22

Brainstorm for “letter” topics

Style: Concision, Coherence, and Cohesion

 

Essay #3 on water due.

M

2/27

Letter formatting

Knowing your audience: The Art of Persuasion

 

 

W

2/29

Share letter topics

Style: Your sentences

 

Essay #4 (letter) due

M

3/5

Peer Review

 

Rewrite of Revision #1 due; Bring one essay to class for Revision #2 (bring three photocopies)

W

3/7

Individual conferencing in my office

We will conference the rewrite of Revision #1.

Revision #2 due

M

3/12

Individual conferencing in my office

We will conference Revision #2

 

W

3/14

Last minute revision work; prepare for final essay topic

 

 

M

3/19

Final in-class essay/reflection

8:00-10:30 am for Section 02

 

Turn in Portfolio

W

3/21

Final in-class essay/reflection

8:00-10:30 am for Section 07

 

Turn in Portfolio

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