Sunday, February 3, 2008

Class Schedule

Grossmont College English 98

Class Schedule
*All scheduled tasks may change according to time or other constraints

Week 1

1/29: Introduction, go over syllabus, interview each other; in-class writing, discuss writing process; introduction to narration, prewriting for narration
HW: Read Skills 3-34, 203-205, 451-454; complete review test p. 453-4 choose topic for narration (topics p. 215, 217—writing assignment 1 or 2) and complete 10-minute freewrite

1/31: Discuss writing process, subject-verb identification, parts of speech
HW: Read Skills 35-45; complete activities 10-14 Read 116-117; choose details for narration paragraph, and create outline.

Journal Assignment: Write a page about what your goals are for this class. What do you plan to achieve, and how will what you achieve affect your future as a college student?

Week 2

2/5: Quiz; organization of narration, details, topic sentences, compound sentences
HW: Read Skills 46-63, 414-429, 166-175; draft narration paragraph

2/7: Workshop, discuss topic sentences for narration, create topic sentences in pairs; discuss fragments
HW: Read Skills 64-82, 192-206; complete activities 11-15 p 66-75; revise narration paragraph
Journal Assignment: Write a page detailing your proudest victories and/or your greatest strengths. INCLUDE AT LEAST FIVE COMPOUND SENTENCES.

Week 3

2/12: NARRATION PARAGRAPHS DUE; introduce process
HW: Read Skills 83-94, complete activities 1-3 p. 88-94 (where it states to underline, list the answers on a piece of paper ); read 250-263 choose topic for process paragraph and complete listing prewriting activity

2/14: Quiz, go over activities
HW: Read Skills 95-104, complete activities 4-10 p. 95-101 read 117-119; draft process paragraph
Journal Assignment: Interview the most positive person you know, and write a page describing this person’s “secret” for being so positive. Include at least three complex sentences.

Week 4

2/19: Workshop, discuss complex sentences
HW: Read Skills 106-115; complete activities 1-4, read 430-444, 265-275; revise process paragraph

2/21: PROCESS PARAGRAPHS DUE, Quiz, discuss description (topics p. 282-283, writing assignment 5 or 6), run-ons
HW: choose topic for description and complete 10-minute freewrite; read Skills 116-122, complete activities 7-10, read Skills 445-462, 276-283
Journal Assignment: Interview an instructor. Ask the instructor five questions related to the class he/she teaches, and ask five personal questions such as hobbies, goals, etc.

Week 5

2/26: Continue description, go over activities, discuss verbs
HW: choose details for description and create rough draft; read Skills 123-136, complete review tests 1-5; read Skills 483-487

2/28: Quiz, workshop; continue description; discuss adjectives and adverbs
HW: Revise description paragraph. Read Skills 137-147; complete activities 1-5; read Skills 463-469, 221-233
Journal Assignment: Visualize your greatest goals and dreams in college and in life, and write a page describing that vision.

Week 6

3/4: DESCRIPTION PARAGRAPHS DUE; begin comparison contrast (topics p. 233), discuss subject-verb agreement
HW: Choose topic for comparison contrast and do dividing and listing activity; Read Skills 148-159 complete activities 6-9; read 234-241, 470-476
3/6: Quiz, Continue comparison contrast, discuss organization; review for mid term
HW: Create outline for comparison contrast. Read Skills 160-163; complete activities 111-12; read Skills 477-482

Journal Assignment: Read Skills 701-710, complete Comprehension 1-10, Critical 1, 2
Week 7

3/11: MID TERM EXAM, Continue comparison contrast, workshop outline
HW: Draft comparison contrast. Read Skills 488-494, complete Review Tests 1,2

3/13: Quiz; workshop
HW: Revise comparison/contrast, Read Skills 176-183, 501-509; complete Activities 1-3

NO Journal Assignment

Week 8
Spring Break

3/26: COMPARISON CONTRAST PARAGRAPHS DUE; begin Exemplification (topics p. 185 writing assignment 2)
HW: Choose topic for exemplification and complete listing prewriting activity, Read Skills 184-190

3/28: Quiz, continue Exemplification
HW: Draft exemplification; read Skills 510-512, complete activities 1-2

Journal Assignment: Read Skills 732-739; answer comprehension questions 1-10, Critical Reading and discussion questions 1-2

Week 9

4/1: Workshop, discuss numbers and abbreviations
HW: Revise exemplification, Read Skills 514-530; complete activities 1-3

4/3: Quiz, workshop, discuss quotation marks
HW: Revise exemplification; read Skills 531-539; complete activities 1-6, Read Skills

Journal Assignment: Read Skills 628-630, complete Comprehension 1-10 and Critical Reading and Discussion 1, 3
Week 10

4/8: EXEMPLIFICATION PARAGRAPHS DUE, begin cause and effect, discuss commas
HW: Read Skills 207-219, 540-544; choose topic for cause and effect paragraph and create clustering prewriting activity with topic as both cause and effect

4/10: Quiz, continue cause and effect--outlining, discuss punctuation
HW: Draft Cause and Effect, Read Skills 565-574; complete Review Tests 1-2
Journal Assignment: Read Skills 662-671 Complete Comprehension 1-10, Critical Reading and Discussion 1-2

Week 11

4/15: Workshop, discuss homonyms
HW: Revise cause and effect, Read Skills 327-340, 575-580, complete Review Test

4/17: Workshop, Quiz, discuss effective word choice
HW: Revise cause and effect
Journal Assignment: Read Skills 634-638; answer comprehension questions 1-10, Critical Reading and Discussion questions 1, 3.
Week 12

4/22: Workshop, begin argument
HW: Choose topic for argument, and do two prewriting activities of your choice; read Skills 341-354; complete mastery tests 1-4 p. 595-598

4/24: CAUSE AND EFFECT PARAGRAPHS DUE, Continue argument
HW: Choose three supporting points for argument; complete mastery tests 5-8 p. 599-602
Journal Assignment: Read Skills 686-689, Complete Comprehension 1-10, Critical Reading and Discussion 1, 4

Week 13
4/29: Continue argument
HW: Create outline of argument essay, Complete Editing Tests 1-4 603-607

5/1: Workshop outline, Quiz
HW: Draft argument essay
Journal Assignment: Read Skills 693-696; complete Comprehension questions 1-10, discussion questions 1-8.

Week 14

5/6: Workshop, discuss CAT
HW: Revise Argument, complete editing tests 5-10, p. 608-613

HW: Complete editing tests 11-12 p. 614-615

Journal Assignment: Read Skills 740-742, Complete Comprehension 1-10, Discussion 1, 5, 6

Week 15

5/13: Workshop
HW: Revise argument essay

5/15: JOURNALS DUE, workshop
HW: Proofread and edit argument essay

No Journal Assignment

Week 16

5/20: Final Argument Essays Due
HW: Review for final

5/22: Review for final

Final Exam: Tuesday, May 27, 7:30-9:30 a.m.

Quick Reference Guide

Misplaced & Dangling Modifiers
Capital letters
Numbers and Abbreviations
Quotation Marks
Other Punctuation
Homonyms/ Commonly Confused Words
Slang, Cliché, Pretentions Words

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