Professor Rodgers College Writing Course Fall 2014

Week Topic Reading WritingHandouts
 1What Is Writing?: An Introduction to the Course and the Question     
Course Syllabus

Introduction to What Is Writing?

What Is Writing?: A Brief Introduction to Writing as an Act of Communication

Fromkin, "What Is Language?"
 

Active Reading

Assignment:
RWA1: What Is This Class About?

Journal: 
LJ1: Yourself

 

What Is Rhetoric?

What Is the MLA?

Taking Notes


 2Reading Is (a) Conversation(s): Reading as a Writer       

Alexie, Sherman. "Superman and Me"

Tan, Anzaldua, Smith

Bazerman Chapter 2

OPTIONAL

Ways of Reading

Assignment: 
RWA2: Responding to Reading


Journal:
LJ2: Yourself and Reading
 
Essays I'd Like to Teach This Semester:

Smith, "Speaking In Tongues"

 
Fromkin, "What Is Language?"

Lessig, "Some Like It Hot"

 3Writing Is a Process:  Writing for Yourself and for Readers
Tan, Anzaldua, Smith (in college writing reading packet)

Smith "Speaking in Tongues"
text
audio: http://www.nypl.org/audiovideo/speaking-tongues-zadie-smith

Bazerman Chapter 2

Assignment:
RWA3: Your Strengths as a Communicator

Journal:
LJ3: How Do You Write?
 Critical Reading
 4Writing Is (a) Conversation(s):  Brainstorming and Drafting
Rodgers, "10 Things You Need To Know About Writing As A Process"

 
RWA4: Brainstorming and First Draft Literacy Narrative Essay

LJ4: Words and Images
Norton Writing Literacy Narratives
 5Writing Is (a) Conversation(s):  Writing With and About Texts
Gee
McCloud, Scott.  "Show and Tell."
Watkins
Galaga



RWA5: Read and Describe Some Texts
Writing About Texts

Norton:  Writing Textual Analyses
 6Introduction to Argumentation
Smith
Tan
 RWA6: Analyze Some Texts
What Is a Thesis Statement?

Norton: Thesis Statements

Norton: Arguing a Position
 7Midterm Exam

 RWA7: Analyze Some Texts
Norton: Taking Essay Exams
 8Revision Is a Process:  Peer Review and the Three Stages of Revision

Norton: Assessing Your Own Writing
  
 9Writing About TextsMcCloud, Scott
Gee, James Paul
Carr, Nicholas

They Say I Say
  
 10Research for AdvocacyMcCloud, Scott
Gee, James Paul
Carr, Nicholas

They Say I Say
  
 11Research for Advocacy
 Norton: Research  
 12Research Projects
 Norton: Research  
 13Research Projects
 Norton: Research  
 14Research Projects
 Norton: Taking Essay Exams  
 15Final Exam
 Norton Beginnings and Endings

Lamott

Essays on Dialects

Mellix
  
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