WRITING 123 *Tentative* Course Plan - Spring 2010
English Composition III (Research Writing)
CRN # 21137  - 3 credits - Instructor: Cora Agatucci
Mon & Wed 12:45 - 2:00 pm, Jefferson Rm 101
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See also Academic Calendar & Final Exam Schedule for 2009-10:
http://current.cocc.edu/Degrees_Classes/calendar/default.aspx


UNIT 1: COURSE INTRODUCTION & RESEARCH PROPOSAL (Weeks #1 - 4)

WK #1 ASSIGNMENTS DUE & IN-CLASS ACTIVITIES PLANNED
Mon.
3/2
9
 

 

IN-CLASS:  Take roll, deal with Wait List, & introduce WR 123: Syllabus & Course Plan & Assign WR 123 Student Survey - Week #1  (handouts)
Discuss WR 123 Recommended Prerequisites, LIB 127 skills & knowledge, WR 123 Learning Outcomes; step-by-step process approach & major assignments, BR textbook survey
Assign Exploratory Research & Topic Selection:  Preview BR Ch. 1: "Getting Started," BR  Ch.2: "Exploring and Narrowing Your Topic," & Informational Search skills (LIB 127 & BR Part III: "Collecting Information" - chs. 8, 9, 10, 11, 12)
Recommend/Demonstrate:
Tina Hovekamp's LIB 127 web (online only):
http://web.cocc.edu/thovekamp/lib127/lib127home.html
--Getting Help from Two Great Databases: CQ Researcher & Opposing Viewpoints:
 http://web.cocc.edu/thovekamp/lib127/researchideas/PART4amain.html
 http://web.cocc.edu/thovekamp/lib127/researchideas/PART4bmain.html
Wed.
3/31
 

 

ASSIGNMENTS DUE:
(1) DUE:
WR 123 Student Survey - Week #1  (handout & online)
http://web.cocc.edu/cagatucci/classes/wr123/surveyWk1.htm
(2) Read BR "Introduction for Writers"
(pp. xv-xxiii) & Survey BR textbook
(3) Read BR Ch. 1 "Getting Started" &
BR Ch. 2 "Exploring and Narrowing Your Topic"
(4) Begin Exploratory Research & Topic Selection
IN-CLASS:  Discuss student questions re: WR 123 & Day 1 handout/s, textbook, etc., & then
Collect completed
WR 123 Student Survey - Week #1.
Discuss BR textbook survey & assigned readings (Chs. 1 & 2), student Topic ideas (so far), and  Exploratory Research & Topic Selection cont'd including:
--Considering Essay Genre & Audience/s (review Day 1 advice & BR Chs.1 &  2);
--Directing your Exploratory Research & Search Strategies (review BR 2a & preview BR Chs. 8 & 12 on planning and managing your informational search; also revisit LIB 127 and BR Part III: "Collecting Information" - Chs. 8, 9, 10, 11, 12);
--Keeping track of & Citing full bibliographical information on your sources (preview BR Table 12.1, p. 170; BR Ch. 19, & BR 12a, on developing a Working Bibliography, "Understanding Documentation Systems" & saving/organizing sources)
Assign Week #2 Informal Written Progress Report - Directions:
   (a) list topics & issues explored thus far;
   (b) list exploratory research methods/types of sources explored so far
;
   (c) Identify & briefly describe the topic question/issue that seems most promising/interesting so far, and explain why you think so;
   (d) Give complete bibliographical information on at least 3 relevant sources found & reviewed so far, and identify the documentation style you used to cite these 3+ sources (for help, see BR Table 12.1 "INFORMATION YOU SHOULD LIST IN A WORKING BIBLIOGRAPHY" (p. 170); BR ch. 19 "Understanding Documentation Systems." and apply what you've learned from previous WR courses & LIB 127);
   (e) Identify any questions and concerns you may have so far.

Week #1 - FYI:  (1) Fri. 4/2/10: Last Day to Add a New Class
(2) COCC CAP Center
- Career Services, Academic Advising, Personal Counseling
Week #1 Drop-in Advising (COCC Barber Library lower level):
CAP Center Information: http://cap.cocc.edu/ 
(3) COCC Registration - Week #1 Extended Hours in BEC
(Boyle Education Center):
COCC Registration Information: http://current.cocc.edu/Advising_Registration/default.aspx

UNIT 1 (cont'd)

WK #2 ASSIGNMENTS DUE & IN-CLASS ACTIVITIES PLANNED

Week #2 - FYI: (1) Mon. 4/5/10: Academic Warning Petitions due to Enrollment Services in BEC;
(2)
Admissions & Records (BEC: Boyle Education Center) & CAP Center (lower level of COCC Barber Library) extended open hours every Wednesday until 6:00 p.m.

Mon.
4/5
 

 

ASSIGNMENTS DUE:
(1)
DUE: Week #2 Informal Written Progress Report (See Directions already given above in Course Plan Week #1) -  Cora will collect workshopped copy at end of class, so be sure to save/keep an additional copy for yourself!
(2)  Read BR Ch. 3
"Developing Your Research Question and Proposal," Ch. 4 "Reading Critically," & Ch. 6 "Taking Notes"

(3) Continue Exploratory Research . . .
IN-CLASS:  Writers Workshop 1 on Week #2 Informal Written Progress Report; then Cora will collect workshopped copy (by end of workshop)
Distribute & discuss
handouts Research Proposal Directions & Student Example Research Proposal & BR textbook help - disclaimers re: Palmquist's Ch. 3 advice on Research Proposals vs. Following Cora's Research Proposal Directions, beginning with:
--RP 1a & 1b: Topic Introduction & Rationale
--RP 3a & 2a: Developing research questions & selecting THE Leading Research Question (review BR Ch. 3 on developing research questions & the Leading Research Question);
--RP 3a & 2b: Developing tentative answers to research questions & selecting THE Working Hypothesis or preliminary Thesis, based on exploratory research findings and your own ideas (review  BR Ch. 4b & preview BR Ch. 13a);
--RP 3b: Using varied college-level search strategies (review BR 2a, Ch. 8, LIB 127, & BR Part III: "Collecting Information" - Chs. 8, 9, 10, 11, 12); distinguishing between "search strategies" (means) vs. sources (ends); distinguishing among "primary" vs. "secondary" vs. "tertiary" sources; and evaluating sources (preview BR Ch. 5)
--Discuss Working with Your Sources: BR Ch. 4 "Reading Critically" & BR Ch. 6 "Taking Notes"; Preview BR Ch. 7 "Avoiding Plagiarism" . . .
Wed.
4/7
ASSIGNMENTS DUE:
(1) READ/Bring handouts Research Proposal Directions & Student Example Research Proposal - and your questions
(2) READ/Review relevant BR textbook sections
(3) Continue Exploratory Research . . .
IN-CLASS:  Cora plans to return & discuss scored Week #2 Informal Written Progress Reports, and explain how to "View Grades" in Blackboard.
Continue discussing Research Proposal (RP) Directions, Student Example Research Proposal, and BR textbook help, including: 
--RP 1c: Documentation Style
(e.g. APA, MLA, etc.) must be appropriate to the field/discipline of your selected topic and Cora must approve (preferably in advance so there will be no surprises), & review BR Ch. 19 "Understanding Documentation Systems");
--RP Part 4: Working Annotated Bibliography: bibliographical entries and annotation paragraphs (trying to follow approved documentation style, meeting formatting and content requirements, & demonstrating you have already read/reviewed at least 7 relevant sources on your chosen topic (review BR 12 on "Managing Information" & creating an Annotated Working Bibliography)
--Presentation: Documentation Styles: Purposes & Practices - e.g. preparing complete bibliographical entries in correct APA style, MLA style, & other styles (as needed)
--See also Bb resources on Documentation & Avoiding Plagiarism
Time will also be made at end of class for Impromptu conferences with Cora (as needed) to discuss feedback on Week #2 Informal Written Progress Reports, on topic choices or changes, on approved Documentation Style, and/or on any other individual questions/concerns regarding Research Proposal directions.

Week #2 - FYI:  Fri., 4/9/10, 5:00 pm: Spring 2010 Tuition due
to Enrollment Services (BEC) & 100% Tuition Refund period ends.
See also COCC 2009-2010 Academic Calendar: Important Dates:
http://new.cocc.edu/Degrees_Classes/CalendarRef/default.aspx

UNIT 1 (cont'd)

WK #3 ASSIGNMENTS DUE & IN-CLASS ACTIVITIES PLANNED

Week #3 - FYI:  Mon., 4/12/10: Late payment fees & Late registration fees begin

Mon.
4/12
 

 

ASSIGNMENTS DUE:
(1) READ BR chapter devoted to your pre-approved Documentation style (e.g. Ch. 21 on APA style OR Ch. 20 on MLA Style OR Ch. 22 on Chicago-Humanities style OR see Cora!), review  other recommended Documentation resources relevant to your pre-approved Documentation style
(2) READ BR Ch. 7 "Avoiding Plagiarism," BR Ch. 15 "Integrating Sources," & review BR 6b
(3) Review/BRING
handouts  Research Proposal Directions & Student Example Research Proposal (paper handout only), relevant BR textbook sections - and your questions about the Research Proposal assignment
(4) Continue Exploratory Research on your selected topic, AND (if applicable) come to class prepared to discuss with Cora any topic changes, (re)approval of topic-appropriate documentation style, sources you don't know how to document, other questions . . .
IN-CLASS:  Continue discussing Research Proposal (RP) Directions, Student Example Research Proposal, and BR textbook help, including: 
--Integrating In-Text Citations--esp. in RP Parts 1a, 3a, 2 & 4--to demonstrate that you have read your sources & are applying what you have learned (so far) from your exploratory research; and to avoid plagiarism (review BR Ch. 7)
--Review BR Ch. 6 on "Taking Notes" & discuss BR Ch. 15 "Integrating Sources," including Direct Quotation vs. Paraphrase vs. Summary vs. Common Knowledge; & using Author Tags & Signal Phrases
--Discuss relationship between RP Part 4 bibliographical entries and RP Parts 1, 2, & 3 in-text citations--which must be  "matchable"
--See also Bb resources on Documentation & Avoiding Plagiarism
Distribute & discuss
Research Proposal Evaluation Checklist (handout)
Time will be made at end of class for Impromptu conferences with Cora (as needed) to discuss topic choices or changes, approval of topic-appropriate Documentation Style, and/or any other individual questions/concerns re: Research Proposal assignment directions.
Wed.
4/14
 

 

ASSIGNMENTS DUE:
(1)
DUE: Preliminary Draft of Research Proposal  - 1 readable paper copy to be workshopped in class
(2) Bring to class Research Proposal Evaluation Checklist & Research Proposal Directions
(handouts), BR textbook, sources you don't know how to document, & your questions
IN-CLASS:  Writers Workshop 2 on Preliminary Drafts of Research Proposal to be critiqued and signed by workshop members during class, using Research Proposal Evaluation Checklist and Research Proposal Directions (handouts) as guides.
Discuss Research Proposal Submission Requirements (due Mon. 4/19/2010 - see below)
Time will be made during Workshop & at end of class for Impromptu conferences with Cora (as needed)

APA Style References bibliographical citation for freely available World Wide Web source:

Recognizing and avoiding plagiarism: Exercises. (2005). Cornell University College of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved December 20, 2009, from http://plagiarism.arts.cornell.edu/tutorial/exercises.cfm

MLA Style Works Cited bibliographical citation for freely available World Wide Web source:

"Recognizing and Avoiding Plagiarism: Exercises." [Tutorial.]  Cornell U College of Arts and Sciences, 2005. Web. 20 Dec. 2009. <http://plagiarism.arts.cornell.edu/tutorial/exercises.cfm>.

Finish UNIT 1 & Begin Unit 2: RESEARCH PROCESS COMPETENCIES (Weeks #4 - 7)

WK #4 ASSIGNMENTS DUE & IN-CLASS ACTIVITIES PLANNED REVISED
Mon.
4/19
REV
 

 

ASSIGNMENTS DUE:
CORA WAS ILL & CLASS HAD TO BE CANCELED!
(1) DUE: Research Proposal - Electronic Version emailed to Cora - cagatucci@cocc.edu - today by 4:00 PM.
(2) DUE: Research Proposal - Paper Version (correctly formatted)
at the beginning of class today.
NOTE:  Print Version of Research Proposal will NOT be graded UNTIL after the Electronic Version has been received and submitted to generate a Turnitin Originality Report for instructor's review.
(3) ATTACHMENT: Preliminary Draft of Research Proposal signed by Workshop reviewers is also due with Research Proposal Paper Version at the beginning of class today.
IN-CLASS: 
CORA WAS ILL & CLASS HAD TO BE CANCELED!
Wed.
4/21
REV
REV. DEADLINES (from Mon. 4/19/10)- ASSIGNMENTS DUE:
(1)
DUE: Research Proposal - Electronic Version emailed to Cora - cagatucci@cocc.edu - today by 4:00 PM.
(2) DUE: Research Proposal - Paper Version (correctly formatted)
at the beginning of class today.
NOTE:  Print Version of Research Proposal will NOT be graded UNTIL after the Electronic Version has been received and submitted to generate a Turnitin Originality Report for instructor's review.
(3) ATTACHMENT: Preliminary Draft of Research Proposal signed by Workshop reviewers is also due with Research Proposal Paper Version at the beginning of class today.
(4)
Continue research . . .
IN-CLASS: 
Cora will collect Research Proposal Paper Version (correctly formatted) & required Attachment.
NOTE WELL: Electronic Versions of Research Proposals are also due TODAY by 4:00 PM!
Overview of Unit 2: Research Process Competencies & upcoming graded assignments:
--Search Strategies Inventory
--Annotated Working Bibliography
--In-Text Citations
--Recommend Online Self-Test: "Recognizing & Avoiding Plagiarism: Exercises" (Cornell Univ.)
: http://plagiarism.arts.cornell.edu/tutorial/exercises.cfm

UNIT 2 (cont'd)

WK #5 ASSIGNMENTS DUE & IN-CLASS ACTIVITIES PLANNED REVISED
Mon.
4/26
REV
 

 

ASSIGNMENTS DUE:
(1) Continue conducting research on your focused topic, reading/annotating & evaluating additional sources . . .
IN-CLASS:  Cora will provide Update on Research Proposal Paper Versions and/or E-Versions not yet received.
--Discuss necessary Course Plan Revisions (in progress) . . .
--
Distribute handouts & discuss Unit 2 Research Process Competencies assignments 1 & 2:
   1. Search Strategies Inventory: Directions, Examples, Evaluation
(handout)

   2. Annotated Working Bibliography: Directions, Examples, Evaluation
(handout)
Review relevant Bb resources on Documentation & Avoiding Plagiarism

--Distribute & discuss What Is Plagiarism? (paper handout  - also available in our Bb course under "Avoiding Plagiarism"), and Recommend the following WWWeb sources (also accessible in our Bb course under "Avoiding Plagiarism"):
    --Read Academic Dishonesty (COCC Student Rights and Responsibilities)
 
  URL: http://studentlife.cocc.edu/Policies/Rights+and+Responsibilities/default.aspx
    --Do Self-Test - Recognizing and Avoiding Plagiarism: Exercises (Cornell Univ) "
 
 
 URL: http://plagiarism.arts.cornell.edu/tutorial/exercises.cfm
--Distribute & assign Practice Plagiarism Quiz (paper handout  - also available in our Bb course under "Avoiding Plagiarism")
--Discuss source processing/notetaking goals, & preview BR 12a and BR Part II "Working with Sources" chs. 4, 5, 6, 7 (to help you manage your sources, read critically, evaluate your sources & select the "best" ones, develop a good "notetaking" system, & avoid plagiarism)
Wed.
4/28
REV
ASSIGNMENTS DUE:
(1) Read & Bring Research Process Competencies 1 & 2 assignments handouts
(& come prepared to raise questions you have (so far) regarding):
     --1. Search Strategies Inventory: Directions, Examples, Evaluation
(handout)

     --2. Annotated Working Bibliography: Directions, Examples, Evaluation
(handout)
(2) Read & Bring What Is Plagiarism? (paper handout  - also available in our Bb course under "Avoiding Plagiarism"),
plus recommended Academic Dishonesty (COCC Student Rights and Responsibilities) & Self-Test - Recognizing and Avoiding Plagiarism: Exercises (Cornell Univ)
(3) Do & Bring Practice Plagiarism Quiz (paper handout  - also available in our Bb course under "Avoiding Plagiarism"), which we'll go over together in class today & then Cora will collect for scoring
(4) On your approved documentation style (e.g. APA or MLA), read/review relevant BR chapter & Blackboard content
IN-CLASS: 
Discuss student questions re: Research Process Competencies 1 & 2 assignments handouts:
    --1. Search Strategies Inventory: Directions, Examples, Evaluation (handout)

    --2. Annotated Working Bibliography: Directions, Examples, Evaluation
(handout)
Discuss student questions re: What Is Plagiarism? (paper handout  - also available in our Bb course under "Avoiding Plagiarism"),
plus recommended Academic Dishonesty (COCC Student Rights and Responsibilities) & Self-Test - Recognizing and Avoiding Plagiarism: Exercises (Cornell Univ)
Go over together & correct Practice Plagiarism Quiz (paper handout  - also available in our Bb course under "Avoiding Plagiarism") - after which Cora will collect for scoring
--Distribute handout & discuss Research Process Competencies assignment 3:
    
3. In-Text Citations: Directions, Examples, Evaluation (handout)

UNIT 2 (cont'd)

WK #6 ASSIGNMENTS DUE & IN-CLASS ACTIVITIES PLANNED REVISED

Week #6 - FYI:  Midterm Grade Reports due from all COCC instructors
(meanwhile, please check your "View Grades" in our Blackboard course)

Mon.
5/3
 

 

ASSIGNMENTS DUE:
(1)  BR 12a and BR Part II "Working with Sources" chs. 4, 5, 6, 7
(to help you manage your sources, read critically, evaluate your sources to select the "best" ones, develop a good "notetaking" system, & avoid plagiarism)
(2) Read & Bring Research Process Competencies 3 assignment handout (& come prepared to raise questions you have so far regarding):
    --3. In-Text Citations: Directions, Examples, Evaluation (handout)
(3) Continue conducting research on your focused topic, updating your Search Strategies Inventory & Annotated Working Bibliography, reading/annotating & evaluating sources . . .
IN-CLASS:  Cora will return & discuss graded Research Proposals, discuss revision option (if allowed), and encourage students to check "View Grades" in Blackboard.
Discuss assigned BR readings and student questions re: In-Text Citations: Directions, Examples, Evaluation (handout)
Some in-class time will be set aside for impromptu conferences with Cora to discuss graded Research Proposals and revision suggestions.
Wed.
5/5
ASSIGNMENTS DUE:
(1) Work on completing In-Text Citations, as well as on completing other Research Process competencies assignments . . . 
(2) Continue conducting research on your focused topic, updating your Search Strategies Inventory & Annotated Working Bibliography, reading/annotating & evaluating sources
IN-CLASS: TBA

Finish UNIT 2 & Begin Unit 3: CRITICAL RESEARCH PAPER  (Weeks #7 - Finals)

WK #7 ASSIGNMENTS DUE & IN-CLASS ACTIVITIES PLANNED  - REVISED
Mon.
5/10
 

 

ASSIGNMENTS DUE:
(1)
DUE: Preliminary Draft of Search Strategies Inventory (1 readable paper copy to be workshopped in class)
(2) DUE:
Preliminary Draft of Annotated Working Bibliography (1 readable paper copy to be workshopped in class)
(3)
DUE: Preliminary Draft of In-Text Citations (1 readable paper copy to be workshopped in class)
(4) Bring relevant handout directions & BR textbook to class, as well as any sources you don't know how to document
IN-CLASS: 
Review assignment requirements & evaluation criteria given in relevant Research Process assignment directions handouts for Search Strategies Inventory, Annotated Working Bibliography, & In-Text Citations
Writers Workshop 3 on Preliminary Drafts of Search Strategies Inventory, Annotated Working Bibliography, & In-Text Citations, to be critiqued and signed by workshop members during class, using assignment directions handouts and BR textbook as guides
Cora will circulate during the Workshop to answer questions about assignment drafts and source documentation, and will be available afterwards for impromptu conferences.
Wed.
5/12
 

 

ASSIGNMENTS DUE:
(1)
DUE: Search Strategies Inventory - paper copy to be graded
--and ATTACH
workshopped Preliminary Draft (from 5/10/10)

(2) DUE:
Annotated Working Bibliography - correctly formatted paper copy to be graded
--and ATTACH
workshopped Preliminary Draft (from 5/10/10)
(3)
DUE: In-Text Citations - correctly formatted paper copy to be graded
--and ATTACH
workshopped Preliminary Draft (from 5/10/10)
(4) BRING BR Textbook
IN-CLASS: 
--Cora collected Search Strategies Inventory "Final" Draft  for grading, and required Attachment (workshopped Preliminary Draft from 5/10/10) for scoring
--Cora collected Annotated Working Bibliography "Final" Draft for grading, and required Attachment (workshopped Preliminary Draft from 5/10/10) for scoring
--Cora collected In-Text Citations "Final" Draft for grading, and required Attachment (workshopped Preliminary Draft from 5/10/10) for scoring
--Cora previewed upcoming Critical Research Paper assignments schedule - rest of Revised WR 123 Course Plan Weeks #8 - Finals Week -see Week #9 below.
--Cora discussed Week #8 meeting schedule & assignments due on Thurs. 5/20/10:
   (1) Cora assigned CRP (Critical Research Paper essay) Informal Plan/Outline, distributed & discussed Example CRP Plan/Outline (paper handout, also available in Blackboard), and recommended BR Ch. 13 for help on developing/revising students' CRP essay thesis & on organizing students' CRP essay
   (2) Cora assigned reading/review of BR textbook Chs. 13, 14, & 15; and of example student research essays provided at the ends of BR Chs. 20, 21, & 22.

Week #7 - FYI: 
(1) Fri. 5/14/10: Last Day to Drop full-term classes with NO grade on transcript
(instructor's approval is NOT required)
(2)  Fri. 5/14/10: Fall 2010 Registration begins

UNIT 3 (cont'd)

WK #8 ASSIGNMENTS DUE & IN-CLASS ACTIVITIES PLANNED - REVISED

Week #8 - FYI:  Mon. 5/17/10: Begin Instructor's approval required to Withdraw
from classes and "W" will appear on transcript

Mon.
5/17
REV
ASSIGNMENTS DUE:
(1) Finish up Research
(2) Work on getting organized & ready to write your Critical Research Paper essay
by developing your CRP Informal Plan/Outline (see Wk #7, 5/12/10, above), reading/reviewing BR Chs. 13, 14, & 15, and reading/reviewing example student research essays provided at the ends of BR Chs. 20, 21, & 22
(3) Review "View Grades" in Blackboard to check your course assignment/grade records to date, and contact Cora if you have any questions/concerns ASAP
IN-CLASS:  Individual Conference/Work Period
Cora will be available in class for impromptu conferences with students who show up - e.g. to discuss students' questions/concerns regarding work in progress, Blackboard "View Grades" assignment/grade records to date, research completion; previous & upcoming assignments, documentation/citation practices following approved style, etc.
Wed.
5/19
REV
ASSIGNMENTS DUE:
(1) DUE: CRP Informal Plan/Outline - 1 readable paper copy required for today's In-class Workshop, to be collected at end of class for Cora's review & scoring.
(2) Review Example CRP Plan/Outline
(paper handout - also available in Blackboard)
(3) Read/review in our BR textbook:
--
Ch. 13 "Developing, Supporting, and Organizing Your Ideas," pp. 179-202;
--
Ch. 14 "Drafting," pp. 203-221;
--Ch. 15 "Integrating Sources," pp. 222-237'
--Example student research essays included at the ends of Chs. 20, 21, & 22
IN-CLASS:  Cora plans (hopes to be ready) to return and discuss students' graded Search Strategies Inventory, Annotated Working Bibliography, and In-Text Citations assignments, and scored attachments; to discuss Revision options; and remind students to review "View Grades" in Blackboard.
--Cora reviewed assigned BR readings, encouraged students to start drafting their CRP essays (using their Informal Plan/Outline & BR readings as guides), previewed MLA vs. APA requirements for the Critical Research Paper (using example student research papers included at the ends of Chs. 20 & 21)
--In-Class Writers Workshop #4:
Read & provide helpful feedback on at least two other students' CRP Informal Plan/Outline assignments,
to be critiqued and signed by workshop members during class, using relevant handouts, Cora's instructions, and BR textbook sections as guides. 
--Cora collected students' workshopped CRP Informal Plan/Outline assignments at end of class for scoring and comment.
Cora circulated during the Workshop to answer questions & offer advice, and made time at end of class afterwards for impromptu conferences.

UNIT 3 (cont'd)

WK #9 ASSIGNMENTS DUE & IN-CLASS ACTIVITIES PLANNED
Mon.
5/24
ASSIGNMENTS DUE:  NO NEW Homework, but Strongly Recommended:
(1)
You should have started your CRP Preliminary Draft -  using your Informal Plan/Outline, as well as relevant BR readings & Cora's in-class advice as guides
(2) Bring to class sources (or info on sources) that you don't yet know how to document
IN-CLASS:  Cora will return & discuss students' graded Search Strategies Inventories, Annotated Working Bibliographies, and In-Text Citations, & Revision options (if allowed); Cora will return
students' scored CRP Informal Plan/Outline assignments (if submitted on Wed. 5/19/10); and encourage students to check Blackboard "View Grades" to date.
--Distribute WR 123 Course Plan Weeks 9 - Finals (handout),
Review Recommended & Required Assignments due Wed., 5/26/10, & remaining opportunities for Revisions, Late/Make-Up work
Cora will make in-class time for impromptu conferences with students to discuss graded assignments, revision suggestions, critiques of Informal Plan/Outline assignments, documentation of sources, etc.
Wed.
5/26
ASSIGNMENTS DUE:
(1) Recommended:
Your Informal Plan/Outline (Revised as needed) for CRP essay: 1 readable paper copy for student In-Class Workshop #5, plus 1 additional paper copy or electronic copy for Cora IF you want Cora's critique
(2) DUE:
Your Preliminary Draft for CRP essay: 1 readable paper copy required for student In-Class Workshop #5, plus 1 additional paper copy or electronic copy for Cora IF you want Cora's critique
(3) DUE:
Your References (APA style) OR Works Cited (MLA style) list for CRP essay: 1 readable paper copy required for student In-Class Workshop #5, plus 1 additional paper copy or an electronic copy for Cora IF you want Cora's critique
IN-CLASS: 
Cora will discuss directions for In-Class Workshop #5
--Begin In-Class Workshop #5 (on two other students' sets of Plans/Outlines, Preliminary Drafts, and References or Works Cited lists) - to be annotated & signed by workshop members and returned to student authors at end of workshop
--Cora will also collect her paper copies and/or acknowledge receipt of her e-copies of students' (Revised) Plans/Outlines, Preliminary Drafts, and References or Works Cited lists for Cora's critique
Cora will make in-class time for impromptu conferences with students to discuss  questions/concerns regarding Critical Research Paper , documentation of sources, etc.

UNIT 3 (cont'd)

WK #10 ASSIGNMENTS DUE & IN-CLASS ACTIVITIES PLANNED

MON. 5/31/10: Memorial Day Holiday: NO Classes & College is Closed

Wed.
6/2
ASSIGNMENTS DUE:
(1)
DUE: LAST CHANCE to submit ALLOWED REVISION/S (IF you haven't done so already) of Research Proposal, Search Strategies Inventory, Annotated Working Bibliography, and/or In-Text Citations assignments --TO WHICH ORIGINAL Final Draft GRADED VERSION/S WITH CORA'S CRITIQUES MUST BE ATTACHED OR REVISIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED FOR RE-GRADING CONSIDERATION.
(2) DUE: LAST CHANCE to submit/complete any LATE/MAKE-UP work
(noting that late penalties will be applied)
(3)
Read BR Ch. 16 "Writing with Style" (pp. 239-250) & Ch. 17 "Revising and Editing" (pp. 251-261)
(4) Recommended: Bring readable paper copy of additions/revisions to your CRP Preliminary Draft and References or Works Cited for Workshop #5 review.
IN-CLASS:  Cora plans to return her critiques of students' (revised) informal Plans/Outlines, Preliminary Drafts, and References (APA) or Works Cited (MLA) lists IF they were submitted to Cora on Wed., 5/26/10
--Cora will collect "Last Chance" Revisions & Late/Make-Up work
--
Review Submission requirements for Critical Research Paper and required attachments.
--Remind students (as stated in WR 123 Syllabus): "
NO LATE Critical Research Papers will be accepted for grading and NO revision option will be permitted.  The Critical Research Paper is the Final for this class."
--Assign WR 123 Exit Student Survey (handout)
--Finish In-Class Workshop #5
I
n-class time will be made for follow-up impromptu conferences with Cora regarding her critiques of students' informal Plans/Outlines, Preliminary Drafts, and References (APA) or Works Cited (MLA)

WED. 6/2/10: Last Day to Withdraw from Classes and
Instructor's approval is required.

FINALS WEEK (June 7 - 11, 2010)
See also Spring 2010 Final Exam Schedule:
http://current.cocc.edu/UserData/Documents/current/FinalExamSchedule.pdf
COCC 2009-2010 Academic Calendar: Important Dates:
http://new.cocc.edu/Degrees_Classes/CalendarRef/default.aspx

WR 123  Scheduled Final: Finish UNIT 3

June 9, 2010:
WED.
1:00 pm
JEF 101
ASSIGNMENTS DUE:  
(1)
DUE: Critical Research Paper - Electronic Version emailed to Cora - cagatucci@cocc.edu - no later than 4:00 pm today
(2) DUE: Critical Research Paper - Paper Version (correctly formatted) at the beginning of class today
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NOTE WELL:  Print Version of Critical Research Paper will NOT be graded UNTIL after the Electronic Version has been received by Cora via email and submitted to generate a Turnitin Originality Report for instructor's review.
(3) ATTACH: Workshopped paper copies of informal Plan/Outline, Preliminary Draft, and References or Works Cited list
(from Weeks #9-10) with Workshop members' names/comments.
(4) Also ATTACH Cora's critiques of informal Plan/Outline, Preliminary Draft, and References or Works Cited list (from Weeks #9-10)
(5) Check "View Grades" in Blackboard & contact Cora OR come to our FINAL meeting prepared to discuss with Cora any questions/concerns re: your score record and overall grade to date
IN-CLASS:
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Cora will collect Critical Research Papers (correctly formatted paper versions) and paper Attachments (see above)
--Cora will remind students that CRP Electronic Version must also be emailed to Cora no later than 4:00 pm today or else your Final CRP paper version will NOT be graded!
--Complete and submit WR 123 Exit Student Survey (handout)--if you haven't done so already.

Spring 2010 Term Final Course Grades &

Tues., June 15, 2010: Spring 2010 Final Course Grades due from all COCC instructors (and it is very likely that Cora will not finish grading until this deadline).
Thurs., June 17, 2010: Spring 2010 Final Course Grades available for student review on COCC web.
Mon., June 21, 2010:  COCC Summer 2010 term classes begin.

NOTE WELL:  Cora is NOT teaching in Summer 2010, will NOT be on campus
during Summer 2010, and does NOT officially report back to work until September 2010.
HOWEVER . . .
(1) If you have any questions or concerns about your Spring 2010 final course grade,
please contact Cora via email: cagatucci@cocc.edu
(2) As for retrieving your Final and any other coursework left in my possession,
you can either make arrangements with me to do so before the end of Spring 2010 term
OR you can contact me at the beginning of Fall 2010 term.
I keep student papers and grade records for at least one term following
(i.e. through the end of Fall 2010 quarter).


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Last updated: 02 June 2010

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