• Complete Feeder 3.2 and submit one PDF file per group to Sakai > Assignments
  • Locate a journal article with which to engage in your final chapter. Post to Sakai > Forums > Unit 3: They Say / I Say with the name of the article and three sentences:
    • Summarize the article
    • Respond to the article (agree, disagree, complicate)
    • State your thesis, or argument, that this conversation

TUESDAY, 11/15

  • Each person should come to class with a PDF of their cover design
  • Each group should come to class with a Word Doc of their Front Matter (Table of Contents, Notes on Contributors, and Introduction). It will be helpful to continue playing with text layout in InDesign in preparation for the final book, but you do not need to have text laid out in InDesign by Thursday.
  • Read chp. 4 of They Say / I Say


  • Complete draft of Feeder 3.1 Response Paper
    • Note: The poem you choose for this paper should be the poem that you will focus on for the final unit project
  • Circulate poems to your group. By Tuesday, each group member should have closely read every poem that will be discussed in your “Companion” book
  • Each group member should come in with three discussion questions for their poem.
    • Note: Effective discussion questions should challenge or investigate an understanding of the poem and, overall, FOSTER DISCUSSION. Effective discussion questions include analysis questions (“Why…”; “What is the importance of…”; “How would you explain…”); cause and effect questions (“How would you compare…”; What is the relationship between…”); and clarification questions (“What is meant by…”; Explain how…”)


  • Perform a close-read of one of your poet’s poems that has not been looked at in class. Bring your marked-up/annotated text to class on Thursday
    • We’ll be looking at a few of them in class!
  • Continue reading the works of your poet. Start thinking about which poem you would like to focus on for the final unit project


Come to class prepared to briefly (~1 minute) present:

  • Name of your publishing house
  • Name of the poet that you are focusing on
  • Brief historical background (Where they are from, when they wrote)
  • What interests your group about this poet, based on your preliminary reading and investigation?

TUESDAY, 10/25

TUESDAY, 10/18

  • Sign up for an interview time slot for Unit Project 2.
  • Prepare for your final interview (taking place either 10/25 or 10/26) by filling out the pre-interview preparation worksheet.
    • REMEMBER: you MUST email or bring this completed worksheet to me when we meet for the interview.
    • As you prepare, keep the following in mind:
      • Be confident and enthusiastic
      • Practice clear, articulate responses
      • Wear attire appropriate to your interview
      • Bring one copy of your resume and one copy of your cover letter
      • Send a follow-up to me 1-2 days after the interview


  • Revise resume and cover letter. Submit to Sakai “Assignments” by midnight, 10/18.

TUESDAY, 10/11

  • Complete resume and cover letter draft. Bring to class (Word Doc or print-out) for peer review on Thursday


  • Draft your resume. Sections should include:
    • Contact information/header
    • Education
    • Experience
    • Extracurricular Activities/Awards/Skill
  • Finalize your elevator pitch and business card. Come prepared to orally present your elevator pitch in class to complete Feeder 2.1!


  • Complete a draft of your business card using InDesign. Print on standard paper (I’m not asking you to pay $$$ for a high-quality printing job if you don’t want to!) and bring print-out to class
    • print actual size: 2.5″ x3″
    • If you have not been able to download InDesign, you should go to IT support in the Undergrad Library Basement to have them install it


  • Explore Careerolina! Find a position that you’d like to “apply” to for Unit 2 on Careerolina, if you don’t already have one in mind. This position might be something that you can feasibly apply to this year, or a position that you’d be interested in pursuing after UNC.  Post the job description to Sakai > Forums > “Unit 2: Job Descriptions.”
  • Refine your 30-second elevator pitch to suit your chosen job/field. I’ll ask a few people to deliver their elevator pitch to the class on Tuesday. Remember to include:
    • Who you are
    • What is the job/field you’re interesting in pursuing
    • Why your skills or experience make you the ideal candidate for that job
  • Draft your business card (be as colorful/creative as you’d like). Include:
    • Your name
    • Your institution or affiliation (ie, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ’20)
    • Appropriate contact information
  • Download Adobe Creative Cloud:


  • Practice using a professional email tone (!) by emailing me a description of what you might be interested in applying to in Unit 2. A job, internship, fellowship? Something related to your field of study? Something related to a hobby or outside interest? A fun summer job? CC your group mates.
  • Sign up for office hours with me via Sakai “Sign up” if you have not done so already


  • Complete Unit 1 Project and upload via Sakai “Assignments” by 9/27, 11:59 PM.


  • Bring complete unit project draft draft to class on Thursday
  • Review Unit Project Evaluation Rubric on Sakai>Resources>Unit 1 Resources


  • Submit Annotated Bibliography via Sakai “Assignments” by 9/20, 12 PM.
  • Post to Sakai “Forum” – “Beginning to Write the Literature Review”
    • Outline chart for your literature review
    • Draft of Introduction
    • Draft of one subtopic
  • Email TWO (class appropriate – ie not overloaded with swears) songs to me at I’ll create a class playlist for our workshop session on Tuesday. Email me your songs by Tuesday, 9/20, 12 PM.


  • Complete draft of Feeder 1.2, the Annotated Bibliography. Come to class on Thursday with your Feeder 1.2 draft saved as a word doc (“LastName_Feeder1.2_Draft”) or printed.


  • Draft one source entry for your annotated bibliography and submit it via Sakai Forum Post: “Unit 1: Annotated Bibliography Entry”
    • NOTE: Your complete annotated bibliography draft is now due on Thursday, 9/15. The final will be due by 12 PM on Tuesday, 9/20.
  • Complete “Citation Exercise Handout” located in Sakai>Unit 1 Resources. Submit via Sakai “DropBox”.
  • If you feel you need more clarification on in-text citations, refer to pp. 93-100 of THWG.
  • If you feel you need more clarification on paraphrasing and summarizing, check out (also added to our Additional Resources page)


  • Submit Feeder 1.1 via Sakai “Assignments.” Be prepared to communicate your topic to the class on Thursday.
  • Complete this handout for two different peer-reviewed scientific articles


  • Complete draft of Feeder 1.1. Come to class on Tuesday with your Feeder 1.1 draft saved as a word doc (“LastName_Feeder1.1_Draft”).
  • Read this blog post – an introductory guide to reading and understanding a scientific research paper.


  • Respond to “Establishing Background Knowledge” in Sakai
  • Read pp. 77-86 in THWG
  • Draft of Feeder 1.1 is due 9/6


  • Find a literature review online and complete a DOCS analysis (Design, Organization, Content, and Style) for the literature review. Post link to the review and complete analysis to Sakai “DropBox”
  • Post to Sakai “Forums” 3 possible topics for your scientific literature review
    • Note: You may want to use the natural sciences disciplines listed in the THWG as a guide to begin topic selection, but keep in mind that “topic” is not the same as “discipline.” For example, you may know that you want to write a literature review within the discipline of environmental science, but what environmental science topic interests you? Renewable energy? Mining? Forestry? On Tuesday we will work on further defining our topics to fit the scope of a literature review.
  • Review the Unit 1 Overview (found in Sakai “Resources”). Come to class prepared with any questions.


  • By noon on Thursday: Complete Student Questionnaire (found in Sakai “Resources”) and email as an attachment to me. In the body of the email, include your definition of “writing”
  • Use the “comment” feature to mark up the Course Syllabus GoogleDoc (found in Sakai “Resources”). You may want to comment if:
    • you find any of the assignment descriptions vague
    • you are unclear about university policy
    • you would like clarification on course structure or policies not included
    • if you see spelling or grammar errors
    • you’re excited about any aspect of the syllabus
  • Read pp. 3-23 in THWG