Monthly Archives: October 2015

Writing English Essays: Syllable Revision

Hello all. I would like to make a minor revision in our syllabus. I think we might go a little faster on the issues of basic structure, and spend more time on evidence and quotation, based on the skill levels and needs of our group. Please message me if this isn’t clear.

Date                           Text        Lecture                                 Activity                          Assigns

  • Mon Sep 7           Ch. 1      Introduction; purposes     Diagnostic
  • Mon Sep 14         Ch. 2      Planning, outlining             Sample essays             Blog post 1
  • Mon Sep 21         Ch. 3      Thesis arguments              Practice, discussion
  • Mon Oct 5            Ch. 4      Structure                             Peer edit                       Blog post 2
  • Mon Oct 12          Ch. 5      Rhetoric and evidence      Sample essays             Paper due
  • Mon Oct 19          Ch. 6      Researching sources         Review of papers
  • Mon Oct 26         Ch. 7      Reference systems             Workshop                     Blog post 3
  • Mon Nov 2           Ch. 8      In-text citation                    Sample essays
  • Mon Nov 9           Ch. 9      Quotation and citation      Workshop
  • Mon Nov 16         Ch. 9      Paraphrasing, ethics          Workshop, peer edit  Blog post 4
  • Mon Nov 23        Ch. 10    Editing Workshop                                                      Paper due
  • Mon Nov 30        Ch. 11    Abstracts and lit reviews    Review of papers
  • Mon Dec 7           Ch. 12    Presenting, other writing   Peer edit                      Blog post 5
  • Mon Dec 14         Ch. 14    Resumes                              Conference
  • TBA                       Final exam                                           Exam                            Paper due