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English 102 Online-- Spring 2013

Date

Description

Textbook reading assignments 
Little, Brown Handbook (12th ed.)   Companion website

 1/14-18

Check in  (post a message to the "Jeopardy" folder in Angel)

  

  

Paper 1 -- Introductory essay

    Link to assignment file

Ch. 1 -- The Writing Situation (subject, purpose & audience)
2 -- Discovering & shaping ideas (thesis development)
3 (g) -- Responding to others' writing
Four secrets of successful writing

 1/23  Wed.

DUE:  Paper #1 -- Introductory essay

 

 1/28  Mon.

DUE:  Responses to Paper #1

  

  

Paper 2 -- Recommendation memo

3 (a-f) -- Drafting, revising & editing 
4 -- Writing & revising paragraphs
11 (a) -- Business memo format

 2/4  Mon.

DUE:  Paper #2

  

 2/8  Fri.

DUE:  Responses to Paper #2

 

 

Paper 3 -- Synthesis essay

6, 7(a) & 8 -- Analyzing & evaluating arguments
31 -- Selecting & formatting quotations
43 -- Working with sources
44 -- Avoiding plagiarism
46 -- Documenting sources (MLA formats)
MLA notes

 2/20  Wed.
 

DUE:  Paper #3
DUE:  Responses to Paper #3

 

 2/25  Mon.

DUE:  Paper #3 revision  (optional)

  

 

Paper 4 -- Background report & topic proposal memo

9 -- Writing an argument
11 (c) -- Writing proposals
41 -- Planning a research project
42 -- Finding sources
45 -- Writing the paper
Taking and organizing notes from sources

 3/15  Fri.

 DUE:  Working bibliography for Paper #4  (optional)

Review: 46 -- Formats for Works Cited & MLA notes
Citing sources from the Web

 3/16-24 

 Spring break

 

 4/1  Mon.

DUE:  Paper #4  (Background report & topic proposal)
DUE:  Responses to Paper #4 & memo

 

 4/6  Sat.
 

DUE:  Paper #4 revision

 

  

Paper 5 -- Formal Research Report

5 (a & b) -- Designing and formatting documents
47 -- Sample research papers in MLA style
Review:  9 -- Writing an argument
Review:  31 -- Selecting & formatting quotations 
Review:  46 -- Documenting sources (MLA formats)

 5/9  Thu.

DUE:  Paper #5

 

 

 

Additional textbook readings (optional, but highly recommended):

   23, 24, 25 & 26 -- Effective sentences

   33, 34, 35 & 36 -- Mechanics (capitals, italics, abbreviations, numbers)

   37, 38, 39 -- Choosing words & writing concisely

Other dates:
1/14 ------ Spring courses begin
1/20 ------ Last day to drop with 100% refund
1/21 ------ Martin Luther King holiday (College closed)
1/28 ------ Last day to drop with 50% refund
2/28 ------ Professional Development Day (no on-campus classes)
3/8 ------- Midterm  (S/U midterm grades posted on 3/11)
3/16-24 -- Spring vacation  (College closed)
5/2 ------- Last day to withdraw with W grade
5/9 ------- Last day of on-campus classes
5/13-17 -- Final exam period
5/20 ------ Final grades posted

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