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English 1101.07A schedule, fall 2021

Updated 8/31/21

This schedule of readings and assignments is tentative.  I will make additions and adjustments as need arises, giving ample notice in class and on the web when making changes in the schedule.

Day/Date Assignments due Readings due In class
Thursday, August 12  

Course syllabus
1101 syllabus supplement
1101 grades and grading

Introduction to course
Monday, August 16 Drop/add ends
Tuesday, August 17 Student info (online)
Simple Stuff
Golden rules 1-5

Writing exercise 1

Thursday, August 19 Writing exercise 2 Golden rules 6-10  
Tuesday, August 24 Golden rules exam (D2L quiz)

Little, Brown Reader (LBR):
  "Hollow Claims about Fantasy . . ." 109-11

Writing exercise 3
Thursday, August 26 Class canceled Class canceled Class canceled
Tuesday, August 31   LBR: "Letting Go" 164-66
   "Big Mother Is Watching" 428-31
Writing exercise 4
Paper 1 assigned
Thursday, Sept. 2

Paper 1 proposal due in D2L by 1:30 p.m.

  Discussion: outline to draft
Tuesday, Sept. 7 Paper 1 draft due in D2L by 11:00 a.m. On plagiarism
Definition of Plagiarism (mga.edu)
Thursday, Sept. 9 Writing Center visit (999 grade)  

Peer response 1

Tuesday, Sept. 14

Paper 1 final draft due in D2L by midnight

Thursday, Sept. 16   LBR: "Class Dismissed" 294-96  
Tuesday, Sept. 21   Word problems
Handout: "Why Do American Kids Learn So Little?"
Thursday, Sept. 23 Online: "10 Qualities of Good Teachers"  
Tuesday, Sept. 28 Paper 1 corrections

LBR: "Proposal to Abolish Grading" 312-14
  "In Defense of Testing" 315-16
  "Two Cheers for Examinations" 317-20

Paper 2 assigned

Thursday, Sept. 30 Word problems exam (D2L quiz)
Persuasive format Writing exercise 5
Tuesday, October 5 Paper 2 proposal
Persuasive format sample 2 Persuasive format
Thursday, October 7     In-class essay (D2L quiz)
Tuesday, October 12 Paper 2 draft
  Peer response 2
Wednesday, Oct. 13 Last day to withdraw 
with "W" grade
Thursday, Oct. 14

Nuggets quiz

LBR: "Work" 331-36
Handout: "What You Do Is What You Are"
Tuesday, October 19 Nuggets exam (D2L quiz)
Paper 2 final draft
due in D2L by midnight
LBR: "Brains as Well as Brawn" 337-38
  "Case for Working with Your Hands" 338-47
Thursday, Oct. 21 In-class essay corrections Quotations 1-3  
Tuesday, October 26   Handouts: "Work, Labor and Play"
  "The Importance of Work"
Paper 3 assigned
Thursday, Oct. 28 Paper 3 proposal Quotations 4-5  
Tuesday, November 2 Quotations quiz
Paper 3 draft in D2L by 10:00 a.m.
Online: "Barbie Doll"
LBR: "I Want a Wife" 150-51
Thursday, November 4 Paper 2 corrections    
Friday, November 5

Quotations exam (D2L quiz)
Peer response 3

Tuesday, November 9 Paper 3 final draft LBR: "Women's Brains" 223-28
  "You Are What You Say" 368-73

  "The Second Shift" 144-49
Thursday, November 11      
Tuesday, November 16   Online: "Hard Rock"
: "The Male Myth" 229-31
Handout: "The 'Act Like a Man' Box"
Thursday, November 18      
November 22-26
Thanksgiving holiday
Tuesday, November 30 Paper 4 proposal Handouts: "Men as Success Objects"
    "The Men We Carry in Our Minds"
Paper 4 assigned
Final exam
Monday, December 6
Final exam essay (D2L quiz)
Paper 3 corrections
in D2L
Paper 4 final draft in D2L
Papers 1-3 rewrites (optional)