Writing 122- Cora Agatucci
English Composition [Argumentation & Critical Reading-Response]

WR 122 COURSE PLAN - Winter 2002
CRN Sections #10563, #10566
WR 122 Course Plan is tentative & subject to change with advance notice
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*NOTE ON READING ASSIGNMENTS:
Aims of Argument (abbreviated AofA) reading assignments are due in advance of the class meeting
when they will be discussed. When I ask you to read all or part of a chapter, do not do any exercises
that may be included in that chapter unless Cora specifically assigns them.

Wk #1 Assignments Due:  In Class . . .
Mon. 
1/7
  Introduction to Course: Syllabus & Course Plan
Discuss "Following Through"
(AofA p. 10)
Assign WP#1 and Chs. 1 & 2 Summary Ex. 
Wed.
1/9
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Read Syllabus, Course Plan handouts & bring questions

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WP#1 (Survey of WR 121 Exit Competencies)

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Read AofA Chs. 1 & 2

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Ch. 1 & 2 Summary Ex.: List/summarize main points of Chs. 1 & 2
Discuss Questions re: the Course
Aims of Argument & Critical Reading:
Discuss Chs. 1 & 2 Summary Ex.
Example Formal Academic Summaries (online handout):
Communication Barriers & Facilitators;
Critical and Connected Thinking
Assign Ch. 13 Summary Ex.
Fri.
1/11
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Read AofA Ch.13, pp. 503-528: "Gay & Lesbian Rights," Nickel, Hamill, Gomes, Alter, & Rauch

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Ch. 13 Summary Ex. on two assigned Ch. 13 arguments, [including MLA-style Works Cited entries: See AofA "Credits," pp. 773-776]
Assign Formal Academic Summary
& discuss
Example Formal Academic Summaries

Discuss Ch. 13 Summary Ex.

 

Wk #2 Assignments Due:  In Class . . .
Mon.
1/14
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Preliminary Drafts of Formal Academic Summary  - 3 readable copies
Writers Workshop:  Preliminary Drafts of Formal Academic Summary
Wed.
1/16
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Final Draft of Formal Academic Summary (to be graded), & attach all copies of preliminary drafts

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Read AofA Ch. 3

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Ch. 3 Analysis Ex: Chart  thesis claim, reasons, evidence, & refutation in Young argument 
Exchange Reading: Formal Academic Summaries
Analyzing an Argument & discuss Ch. 3 Analysis Ex.
Distribute "I Have a Dream(online handout)  

NOTE:  As discussed in class on Wed., 1/16,
the Ch. 6 Analysis Ex. originally due for Fri., 1/18 has been eliminated.

Fri.
1/18
Revised
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Read AofA Ch. 6: "...Arguing to Persuade," pp. 107-134

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Read "I Have a Dream," by Martin Luther King, Jr. (online handout)
Analyzing Audience & Arguing to Persuade: Appeals to Reason, Character, Emotion, & Style
Discuss Ch. 3 Ex. 
Discuss Week #3 Speaker: Elizabeth Eckford (online handout) & 
Assign Eckford Ex.

Fri., 1/18: Tuition Deadline & End of 100% Refund Period

 

Wk #3 Assignments Due:  In Class . . .

MON, 1/21: MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY - NO CLASSES

Tues., 1/22:  Begin Late Registration Fee of $30

Wed.
1/23
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Attend Eckford Presentation & prepare Eckford Ex.: 
Attend MLK Day Presentation:
Elizabeth Eckford
Hitchcock Auditorium
12 noon or 7:30 pm
Fri.
1/25
Assignments due on Fri., 1/25, will be collected on Mon., 1/28 Class Canceled:  Cora was ill

 

Wk #4 Assignments Due:  In Class . . .
Mon.
1/28
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Eckford Ex. (Summary & Response)

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Review AofA Part Two Readings: Issues & Arguments [Chs. 10-17]
Return graded Formal Academic Summary & distribute Grade Reports to date
Assign Writer's Profile #2
(handout)
Discuss Eckford Ex. & "I Have a Dream" - analysis of Appeals to Reason, Character, Emotion/ Values, & Style/Language 
Make Class Choices:
  Part Two Issue [selected from Chs. 10-17] and common Week #4 reading assignments
Assign Part Two Summary & Analysis Ex.
Distribute WR 122 Course Plan for Weeks #4 - Finals
Wed.
1/30
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Writer's Profile #2 (Formal Academic Summary Competencies) handout

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Read AofA selected Part Two chapter intro, 3 arguments (2 selected by the class on Mon., 1/29; & 1 additional argument from the selected chapter), including Header Notes

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Part Two Summary Ex. on the 2  class-selected arguments
Discuss Part Two Summary Ex. & Methods of Analysis (handout)  
a. Rhetorical Context (Ch. Intro, Header Notes, Works Cited, Authors' Purposes & intended Audience);
b. Self-Analysis: Prior Knowledge & Biases on the issue
c. Summary: Identifying Thesis Claim & Major Points 
d.  Careful Notetaking: In-Text Citation (quotation, paraphrase & summary)
Assign Part Two Analysis Ex.
Fri.
2/1
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Read/Review AofA Resources on Methods of Analysis (online handout)

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Part Two Analysis Ex.
Discuss Part Two Analysis Ex. & Methods of Analysis Continued:  
e.
Analyzing Argument Structure
f. Analyzing Appeals of Logic (Toulmin method): claims, reasons, evidence

Assign Logical & Persuasive Appeals Ex.

 

Wk #5 Assignments Due:  In Class . . .
Mon.
2/4
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Read/Review AofA Resources on Methods of Analysis

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Logical & Persuasive Appeals Ex.
Discuss  Methods of Analysis Continued:  
g. Analyzing Persuasive Appeals
of Character (Ethos), Emotion & Values (Pathos), Style & Language
Wed.
2/6
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Review Example Student Analysis-Evaluation Essays #1 online 
Assign Essay #1: AofA Argument Analysis & Evaluation (handout)
Assign Essay #1 Prep Ex.: (Self-Analysis to help you choose an AofA argument for Essay #1)
Fri.
2/8
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Essay #1 Prep. Ex.: Self-Analysis & decide on AofA Argument for Essay #1
Discuss Essay #1 Prep. Ex., Constitute Workshop Groups, and assign AofA Workshop group readings
Assign Essay #1 Analysis Notes / Outline

 

Wk #6 Assignments Due:  In Class . . .
Mon.
2/11
bullet Essay #1 Analysis Notes / Outline - 3 readable copies
bullet (Re)Read your Workshop Group's AofA arguments
Workshop:  Discuss group readings & Essay #1 Analysis Notes / Outline
Wed.
2/13
bullet Preliminary Draft of Essay #1 with 3 readable copies
Workshop:  Begin reading & discussing Preliminary Drafts of Essay #1
Essay #1 Grading Criteria & Revision Checklist (online handout)
Fri.
2/15
See Revised Week #7 below Class canceled (Cora was sick)

Revised Week #7 Course Plan

Wk #7 Assignments Due:  In Class . . .

MON, 2/18: PRESIDENTS' DAY - NO CLASSES - COLLEGE CLOSED
MONDAY CLASSES MEET ON TUES., 2/19; and
REGULAR TUESDAY CLASSES ARE CANCELED.

Tues.
2/19
bullet Reader's Reports on Workshop group's Preliminary Drafts
Workshop:  Discuss Reader's Reports on Preliminary Drafts of Essay #1, and formulate Revision plans (as needed)
Wed.
2/20
bullet Bring AofA to class: Review/Skim Different Aims & Types of Arguments:
Ch. 4 "...Arguing to Inquire," including "A Sample Exploratory Essay," pp. 64-66;
Ch. 5 "...Arguing to Convince"--including Box & Spidel's essay pp. 102-106. 
Ch. 6 "...Arguing to Persuade," including Box & Shanks' essay, pp. 142-145;
Ch. 7: "Negotiation & Mediation...," including analysis & "The Mediatory Essay, pp. 163-190
Preview Essay #2 Assignment (Argument Using at least 3 Sources) &
Overview of Different Types & Aims of Argument (Chs. 4, 5, 6, 7)
Fri.
2/22
bullet Final Draft of Essay #1
bullet Attach Prep. Ex., & all copies of Outlines, signed Preliminary drafts incl. Workshop Readers Reports
bullet Begin exploring Topic ideas, reading/research for Essay #2
bullet Read/ Review AofA Ch. 9: "Researching Arguments"
Assign Essay #2 (Argument Using at least 3 Sources) - handouts - &
Discuss Topic Proposal & Audience Analysis Ex. (see Essay #2 Preparation handout)
Discuss Questions & Topic Ideas re: Essay #2 assignment
Fri., 2/22:  Last day to drop classes with no grade on transcript,
Last day to change grading status and to add classes.
Note: Students may drop classes by calling (541) 383-7250

 

Wk #8 Assignments Due:  In Class . . .
Mon.
2/25
bullet Essay #2 Topic Proposal - with 3 readable copies
Introduce Topic Issue;
Identify type/s of argument;
Identify at least 3 sources to be cited/used  (see Essay #2 Preparation handout)
bullet Prepare questions for Audience Analysis Exercise (see Essay #2 Preparation handout)
Survey Essay #2 topics and constitute Workshop Groups
Workshop:  Discuss Essay #2 Proposals & conduct Audience Analysis Exercise. (see Essay #2 Preparation handout)
Discuss Comparative Source Analysis Ex. (see Essay #2 Preparation handout)
Wed.
2/27
bullet Comparative Source Analysis Ex. - with 3 readable copies (see Essay #2 Preparation handout)
Workshop: Finish Audience Analysis Ex. (as needed) & discuss Comparative Source Analysis Ex.
(see Essay #2 Preparation handout)
Fri.
3/1
bullet Preliminary Drafts of Essay #2 with 3 readable copies
Workshop:  Begin reading & discussing Preliminary Drafts of Essay #2

 

Wk #9 Assignments Due:  In Class . . .
Mon.
3/4
bullet Bring Preliminary Drafts of Essay #2
Cora plans to Return graded Essay #1 & distribute Grade Reports to date
Assign Writer's Profile #3
(handout)
Continue Workshop: Discuss Readers Reports on Essay #2 Preliminary Drafts, & formulate Revision Plans (as needed)

More Models for Citing Sources (online handout)
http://www.cocc.edu/cagatucci/classes/wr122/handouts/citationmodels.htm

Wed.
3/6
bullet Final Draft Essay #2:
two copies required
bullet Attach to Cora's copy all copies of Topic Proposals,
Audience Analysis Ex.,
Comparative Source Analysis Ex., Preliminary Drafts & Readers Reports (plus any Essay #2 outside sources if applicable)

Assign Student Argument Analysis (handout) 
Distribute copy #2 of student's Essay #2 to designated student analyzer
Assign Student Argument Analysis Ex. (Notes)
.
Workshop:  Begin reading & summarizing another student's Essay #2

 
Fri.
3/8
bullet Writer's Profile #3 (Argument Analysis & Evaluation Skills)
bullet Student Argument Analysis Ex. (Notes)
bullet Bring copy of other student's Essay #2 that you are analyzing
Continue Workshop:  Discuss Student Argument Analysis Ex. (Notes)

 

Wk #10 Assignments Due:  In Class . . .
Mon.
3/11
bullet Preliminary Draft of Student Argument Analysis, with 2 readable copies
Workshop:  Read & discuss preliminary drafts of Student Argument Analysis
Wed., 3/13:  Last Day to Withdraw & receive "W" Grade
Note Well:  Instructor's Signature Required
Wed.
3/13
bullet Final Draft of Student Argument Analysis, with Student Argument Analysis Ex. & Preliminary Drafts attached
Return graded Essay #2  & distribute Grade Reports to date
Exchange readings of Final drafts & written responses by student author
Fri.
3/15
bullet DUE:  All late, make-up, extra credit work (deadline extensions can be negotiated with Cora)
Assign Final Writer's Profile: Self-Evaluation & Course Reflections
Course Evaluation & Conclusion

 

Finals Week - Mar. 18 - 22, 2002

Mon., Mar. 18, 10 a.m.:  Graded Student Argument Analysis will be available for pick up from the plastic holder outside Cora's office, Deschutes 14.

Scheduled Final Exam Meetings:
bullet CRN #10566 (1:00 Class)
Thurs., Mar. 21
1:00 – 3:00, JEF 101 
bullet Final Writer's Profile (Self-Evaluation & Course Reflections - may be submitted in advance or completed during scheduled Final Exam period)
bullet Optional Revisions if allowed (original graded version & evaluation sheet must be attached!) accepted through Fri., Mar. 22, noon.

Check WebGrade for updated grade reports & final course grade.

bullet CRN #10563 (11:00 Class)
Fri., Mar. 22, 
10:15 – 12:15, PON 103

 

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