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English 4650 schedule, spring 2019

Updated 1/11/19

Note that this schedule of meeting and assignments is tentative. I will make adjustments as need arises, giving ample notice in class and on the web when making changes in the schedule.

 
  Day/Date Readings/assignments due Face-to-face
Week 1
Mon. Jan. 14
Drop/add ends
Style, by Williams and Bizup, Lessons 1-2, pp. 2-26 Introduction to course
Course syllabus
What, exactly, is style?
Fri. Jan. 18 Paragraph assignment 1  
Week 2
Mon. Jan. 21
MLK Day holiday MLK Day holiday
Wed. Jan. 23 Style, Lessons 3-4 (pp. 28-63) "Actions and Characters"
Fri. Jan 25 Writing exercise 1 (D2L)  
Week 3
Mon. Jan. 28
Style, Lessons 5-6 (pp. 64-92) Cohesion and Emphasis
Fri. Feb. 1 Paragraph assignment 2  
Week 4
Mon. Feb. 4 Style, Lessons 7-8 (pp. 93-120) Clarity of Form
Fri. Feb. 8 Writing exercise 2 (D2L)  
Week 5
Mon. Feb. 11 Style, Lessons 9-10 (pp. 121-59) Grace: Concision and Shape
Fri. Feb. 15 Paragraph assignment 3  
Week 6
Mon. Feb. 18 Style, Lessons 11-12 (pp. 160-92) Elegance and Ethics
Fri. Feb. 22 Writing exercise 3 (D2L)  
Week 7
Mon. Feb. 25 Style, Appendix I (pp. 193-212) What, exactly, is editing?
Fri. March 1 Paragraph assignment 4
Editing exercise 1
 
Week 8
Mon. March 4 Elements of Style, Part I: Elementary Rules of Usage Editing: tools and practical methods
Fri. March 8 Writing exercise 4 (D2L)  
Week 9 Mon. March 11 Elements, Part II: Elementary Principles of Composition Political aspects of editing
Fri. March 15 Editing exercise 2  
 
Mon. March 18-
Fri. March 22
 Spring break  Spring break
Week 10
Mon. March 25 Elements, Part III: Matters of Form Editing: scale and scope, types of editing
Fri. March 29 Writing exercise 5 (D2L)  
Week 11
Mon. April 1 Elements, Part IV: Words . . . Commonly Misused Editing: audience, rhetoric, and more audience
Fri. April 5 Editing exercise 3  
Week 12
Mon. April 8 Elements, Part V: An Approach to Style Editing your own work, especially
Editing by genre
Fri. April 12 Writing exercise 6 (D2L)  
Week 13
Mon. April 15 Editing project 1 Editing others' writing, especially
More editing by genre
Fri. April 19 Editing exercise 4  
Week 14
Mon. April 22   Editorial wisdom through the ages
Fri. April 26 Editing exercise 5  
Week 15
Mon. April 29   Reflecting on what matters in what we've learned
Fri. May 3
by 9:00 p.m.
Editing project 2