English 105

Thursdays, Oct 2011 - Jan 2013
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Teri Tosspon
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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
Due @ next class meeting
Week 110/20
Interview, Prewriting - Chpt 1
Syllabus & schedule
Diagnostic Essay


Freewrite

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

Week 2
10/27
Reading Writing Connection – Chpt 8
Thesis Statements – Chpt 2
Narration – Chpt 12






Read: “What is Poverty” Handout
http://more.headroyce.org/research/writing/definition/poverty.html
Vocabulary 1 - Choose 10 words from "What is Poverty".
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
Narrative Essay 1st draft
DUE @ beginning of NEXT MEETING (50 points)



Week 3
11/03
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
Week 4
11/10
Body Paragraphs – Chpt 3
Compare/Contrast pgs 227-248
Using Sources/Quotes




Compare/Contrast 1st Draft
DUE @ beginning of NEXT MEETING (50 points)
Read: Compare/Contrast Student Essays – pgs 233-239
Vocabulary 3
Research Scaffold




Week 5
11/17
Compare/Contrast pgs 227-248
Using Sources/Quotes
Sentences – Chpt 6






Compare/Contrast Final Draft
email to ttosspon@gmail.com
before class!

Week 6
11/24
Thanksgiving Holiday - No Class

Week 7
12/01
Causal Analysis pgs 274-285
Begin Benchmark – Topic & Outline
Word Logic – Chpt 7







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



Week 8
12/08
Causal Analysis pgs 274-285
Grammar Review – Chpt 20


Benchmark 1st Draft (50 points) DUE @ beginning of NEXT MEETING
Week 9
12/15
Benchmark - Peer Review
Grammar review/clean up



Benchmark Final Draft
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Prepare oral presentation
12/22
Winter Break – No class
12/29
Winter Break – No class
Week 10
01/05
Oral presentations

Week 11
01/12
Oral presentations
Final Exam



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