English 1B

Syllabus: ENGL1B (SP16FT)

Class Updates:

  • Abridged notes (Wk7, Tues) posted
  • If you would like your essay 3 commented on and returned to you after the semester, email me by Friday (05/06)
  • If you will be using your one time late paper pass, email me and let me know so that I can reopen the assignment for you.
  • Proposal #3 Comments posted on 04/26
  • Submit ALL necessary parts for your rewrite to be accepted; I do not accept rewrites without Language Success Center tutoring slips. Turn this rewrite in at any time before 7:00 PM, Tuesday, May 10, 2016
    • Your Essay 1 or 2 can be submitted for a rewrite if…
      • Your essay was turned in on time (i.e. a late paper pass was not used for this essay).
      • Your essay was peer-reviewed during an in-class workshop with your classmates.
      • Your essay did not involve plagiarism.

One Revised Essay Policy (optional):

You may choose either Essay 1 or Essay 2 to revise the graded final draft and submit again for a possibly higher grade. In addition to (1) substantially revising the essay itself, you are to (2) attend a tutoring session at the Language Success Center; the writing tutor can help you to implement strategies for improvement. (3) Please attach this tutoring slip to the Rough, Final, and Revised Draft (all stapled together as one packet). You may turn this in at any time before the last class.*

*NOTE: You MAY NOT revise an essay (1) that was not peer reviewed during an IN-CLASS WORKSHOP, (2) an essay that was turned in LATE, or (3) an essay that involved PLAGIARISM.

grade scale

Grading scale (reproduced from syllabus):

  • There are 100 points possible in this course, and you are expected to keep track of your own points. Passing (“C” or better) requires that you have a minimum of 70 points.

Language Success Center

Textbooks:

  1. As a part of the One Book, One College initiative, we’ll be reading Anna Deavere Smith’s Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 in addition to the class textbook.
  2. In addition to Twilight, we will be using Rottenberg and Winchell, Elements of Argument: A Text and Reader. 11th edition. Rottenberg and Winchell. Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2015. ISBN-13: 978-1-4576-6236-2.

Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992

  • LA Times, “How much has L.A. really changed since the 1992 riots?”
  • LA Times, LA Riots: Retrospective Photo Gallery
  • CNN, LA Riots Fast Facts
  • From LA 1992 to Furguson 2014
    • thinkprogress.org blog post reflecting on police incidents since 1992

Forgive the quality of the scan and the markings as it was a used copy.

  • twilight-intro-scan
  • twilight-prologue-scan
  • twilight_1992_theterritory

Abridged Lecture Notes:

  • Week 2
  • Week 3
  • Week 4
  • Week 5
  • Week 6
  • Week 7 Tues

Handouts:

Class Discussion:

  • Chesterfield Cigarettes
  • Maslow’s hierarchy of needs (1954) p. 201 in EOA
  • Tillet, The Return of the Protest Song, The Atlantic
  • TLA Soundtrack SP16
  • Logical Fallacy Exercise (answers to this exercise were given out in class)
  • Fallacious Pitch
  • 15 Basic Appeals in Advertising
  • Ad Analysis (group)

Peer Review Sheet: Note: in your final draft packet, you must include your two PR sheets, and all parts must be completed to receive credit

  • For “Writing Workshop” days, in addition to the two copies of your rough drafts, bring two copies of the “Peer Review Sheet.”
  • Complete the first portion of PR sheet ahead of time, filling out your name, title, and four concerns you have and would like your reviewer to focus on.
  • Your peer will fill out the middle section, and you will respond in the last section

The Thesis Machine

Sample Annotation for Assigned Readings:

  • To receive credit for your reading and preparation, provide substantial responses in each section. Comment throughout the reading, look up at least a handful of new topics, events, or vocabulary, and be able to relate the reading back to previous readings/topics so as to build comprehension and contribute to class discussion.
  • Reading Annotation (sample). Aim for one page minimum.
MLA and Citation Guides:
  1. Quinebaug Valley Community College Library
  2. Ohio State Library MLA guide

Annotated Bibliography:

Given that there is an abundance of information about how to do an annotated bibliography on the web as well as in reference manuals, professors can vary in their preferences. Below are some sources to give you an idea about what one looks like, useful information, and overall tips to writing one.

  • Chaffey College’s English Handbook: Annotated Works Cited. — Use the link as a reference to get an idea about how annotated bibliographies are written and some tips. “A How To for Annotated Bibliographies” provides useful information about how to write an annotated bibliography as well as a sample.
  • For additional reference, refer to p. 413 in Elements of Argument (11th ed.)
  • Purdue Online Writing Lab: Annotated Bibliographies
That said…
For MY CLASS, you will be using the “combination pattern” below:
  • For this assignment, you must provide a list of four (4) scholarly/academic sources (no Wikipedia or personal websites); vary the type of sources.
    • Once you cite your source in MLA format, write a short annotation underneath:
      • Write one or two sentences summarizing the main argument of the text or describing the content. This is in third person.
      • Write one or two sentences providing an evaluation (how is this source useful to your argument? how does it compare with your other sources?) (You may use first person here, if you like.)
  • Your citations must be alphabetized and use a hanging indentation.
  • Remember to edit and review your annotations before submission–they should be direct and substantial.
Essay 1 Materials 
  • Essay 1 Prompt, Proposal Instructions, Grading Rubric
    • Proposal due online at 6:00 pm, Tuesday, March 29
    • Essay 1 Outline (Skeleton) to help you with your proposal and rough draft
    • Student Essay 1 Sample Theses
  • Final Draft (w/Works Cited if you included research) due online 6:00 pm, Tuesday, April 5.
  • Final Essay Packet due at the beginning class:
    • Attached Essay 1 Grading Rubric
    • Final Draft (with Works Cited if you included research)
    • 2x Completed Peer Review Sheets
    • 2x Rough Drafts (w/peer comments)
    • Proposal (w/my comments)
Essay 2 Materials:
  • Essay 2 Materials (includes prompt, directions for proposal, directions for annotated bibliography as well as sample annotations, and grading rubric). Note: page minimum does not include works cited page.
    • Proposal due online at 6:00 PM, Thursday, April 7
    • Annotated Bibliography of four sources due Tuesday, April 12
    • Rough Drafts due Thursday, April 14
  • Essay 2 Final Draft (with Works Cited page) due online by 6:00 PM, Tuesday, April 19 
  • Final Essay 2 Packet due at the beginning of class:
    • Attach Research Grading Rubric
    • Final Draft (w/Works Cited page)
    • Research print-outs/copies of all sources used.
      • On each source, label and highlight your citation so I am able to match them up with your Works Cited page.
    • 2x Completed Peer Review Sheets
    • 2x Rough Drafts (w/peer comments)
    • Annotated Bibliography
    • Proposal
Essay 3 Materials:
  • Essay 3 Materials
    • (includes prompt, directions for proposal with thesis starters, directions for annotated bibliography as well as sample annotations, and grading rubric). Note: page minimum does not include works cited page.
    • Proposal due online at 6:00PM, Thursday, April 21
    • Annotated Bibliography of four sources due Tuesday, April 26
    • Rough Drafts due Thursday, April 28
  • Essay 3 Final Draft due online (w/Works Cited page) due online by 6:00 PM, Tuesday, May 3
  • Final Essay 3 Packet due at the beginning of class:
    1. Attach Research Grading Rubric (15 point scale)
    2. Final Draft (w/Works Cited page)
    3. Research print-outs/copies of all sources used.
      • On each source, label and highlight your citation so I can match them up with your Works Cited page.
    4. 2x Completed Peer Review Sheets
    5. 2x Rough Drafts (w/peer comments)
    6. Annotated Bibliography
    7. Proposal (either the one you brought to class or the one w/my comments)
Final Presentation Materials:
  • Final Presentation Materials
    • Includes prompt and helpful tips
    • Includes schedule of presenters
    • Includes grading rubric
      • Attach rubric, ad, and write up together and turn in packet before presenting
  • Resources to help you with your ad analysis:
    • Student Samples:
      • Each presentation is slightly different depending on the type of ad and the student’s emphasis; however, Student 3’s presentation, in particular, combines (and previews) thesis, TBSW, and rhetorical appeals clearly.
    • In Elements Of Argument, review Chapter 1, 3, 5, 6, and 7 for more information; chapter 3 focuses on advertisement specifically
    • Maslow’s hierarchy of needs (1954) p. 201 in EOA
    • Fowles’s 15 Basic Appeals in Advertising
    • Week 6 Lecture and discussion of Logos, Pathos, Ethos

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