Below is a list of major assignments and due dates. Please note that I reserve the right to make changes to the syllabus, including due dates. These changes will be announced as early as possible. I may assign additional day‐to‐day reading or homework that are not listed here.

Unit 1 Writing in the Natural Sciences Due Date
Feeder 1.1 Generating a Research Question September 8, 2016
Feeder 1.2 Annotated Bibliography September 20, 2016
Unit Project Literature Review September 27, 2016

 

Unit 2 Writing in Business Due Date
Feeder 2.1 ??? + Business Cards October 6, 2016
Feeder 2.2 Resume and Cover Letter October 18, 2016
Unit Project Job Interview October 25 and October 26, 2016
by appointment*

*Note: We will not be meeting in class on October 25. Rather, we will schedule individual appointment slots during which your final unit project, the job interview, will be conducted.

Unit 3 Writing in the Humanities Due Date
Feeder 3.1 Text Analysis November 10, 2016
Feeder 3.2 Preface and Front Cover Design November 22, 2016
Unit Project Digital Companion to… December 1, 2016

Final Portfolio:

Your final portfolio will be due on December 7,  2016. It will consist of:

  • A short reflection on the course
  • Your entire “ENGL 105 Course Journal”
  • Feedback on the effectiveness of your writing group members’ peer review
  • Commentary on the revision process of one unit project

Course Schedule:

Date: Tuesday: Date: Thursday:
8/23 Course Introduction 8/25 Introduction to Unit 1: Writing in the Sciences
8/30 Brainstorming and Choosing Topics 9/1 Using Library Databases – meet in UL 124
9/6 Evaluating Sources 9/8 Feeder 1.1 due/Summarizing and Integrating Sources
9/13 Introductions and Conclusions 9/15  Organization
9/20 Feeder 1.2 due/Scientific Style 9/22 Workshop complete draft
9/27 Unit 1 project due/Introduction to Unit 2/Emails 9/29 Elevator Pitches/Career Services
10/4 Business Cards + InDesign 10/6 Feeder 2.1 due/Resumes
10/11 Cover Letters 10/13 Sentence Structure
10/18 Feeder 2.2 due/Interview etiquette 10/20 October Break – no class!
10/25 Unit 2 project due 10/27 Introduction to Unit 3
11/1 Close-reading 11/3 Integrating primary quotations/citations
11/8 Conducting Group Discussions 11/10 Feeder 3.1 Due/Prefaces + Cover Images
11/15 InDesign workshop 11/17 Secondary Research + Thesis Statements
11/22 Feeder 3.2 Due/Style + Organization 11/24 Happy Thanksgiving!
11/29 Workshop + Troubleshooting 12/1 Unit 3 project due
12/6 Final Portfolio Due Have a great winter break!