Basic Writing


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Vocabulary Assignments:
Choose 10 words from the article assigned (or chosen).
Write word, definition, and sentence using that word correctly.
If you cannot locate any vocabulary in the article,
choose vocabulary from this list:
https://www.msu.edu/~defores1/gre/vocab/gre_vocab.htm
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Course Schedule


COURSE AT A GLANCE
In-Class on that date
Assignments
Diagnostic
Interview, Prewriting - Chpt 1
Syllabus & schedule
Diagnostic Essay


Freewrite

Pre-Writing Strategies 1
Prewriting - Cubing, Listing, Matrixing

Thesis statements
Narration
Reading Writing Connection – Chpt 8
Thesis Statements – Chpt 2
Narration – Chpt 12






Read: “What is Poverty” Handout

Vocabulary 1
Narrative Essay 1st draft
DUE @ beginning of NEXT MEETING (50 points)



Vocabulary Assignments:
Choose 10 words from the article assigned (or chosen).
Write word, definition, and sentence using that word correctly.
If you cannot locate any vocabulary in the article,
choose vocabulary from this list:
https://www.msu.edu/~defores1/gre/vocab/gre_vocab.htm
Introductions
& conclusions
Beginnings and Endings – Chpt 4
Narration – Chpt 12
Peer Revision 1
Drafting/Revising – Chpt 5




Narrative Essay Final Draft
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Read: “Salvation” pg 352
Vocabulary 2

Body Paragraphs
Compare/Contrast
Body Paragraphs – Chpt 3
Compare/Contrast pgs 227-248
Using Sources/Quotes


Compare/Contrast Research
Read: Compare/Contrast Student Essays – pgs 233-239
Vocabulary 3
Research Scaffold





Basic Sentences
Compare/Contrast
Compare/Contrast pgs 227-248
Using Sources/Quotes
Sentences – Chpt 6





Compare/Contrast 1st Draft
DUE @ beginning of NEXT MEETING (50 points)


Basic Word Use
Compare/Contrast
Compare/Contrast pgs 227-248
Word Logic – Chpt 7




Compare/Contrast Final Draft
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Cause/Effect
How to Outline
How to Research
Causal Analysis pgs 274-285
Begin Benchmark – Topic & Outline





Benchmark Research
Read: Student Essay and “Some Lessons...” pgs 279-284
Vocabulary Benchmark
Research Scaffold



Problem/Solution
Drafting
Causal Analysis pgs 274-285
Grammar Review – Chpt 20


Benchmark 1st Draft (50 points) DUE @ beginning of NEXT MEETING
Peer Revisions
Grammar Help
Benchmark - Peer Review
Grammar review/clean up



Benchmark Final Draft
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Prepare oral presentation




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