Thursday, October 28, 2010

Revised calendar

Update: This revised schedule has now been revised. Please see the post of November 1 for the revised revised calendar.

As we discussed in class Thursday, here is an outline of the days ahead:
  • Tuesday, 11/2 -- Test over research methods & plagiarism. I'll also be available in-class to discuss your paper with you individually
  • Thursday, 11/4 -- Research paper workship. Bring your outline, rough draft, and works-cited page with you. Students will be working in groups to help each other out with the papers. I'll also be available to help you with the paper, and we'll have sign-ups for one-on-one conferences.
  • Tuesday, 11/9 -- One-on-one conferences. I'll meet with each of you for five minutes to discuss briefly the progress of your paper. If you need more time, we can meet again after class.
  • Thursday, 11/11 -- To be determined.
  • Tuesday, 11/16 -- To be determined.
  • Thursday, 11/18 -- Research papers due.
I'll update the 11/11 and 11/16 listings soon.

Monday, October 25, 2010

No class Tuesday

I'm feeling pretty ill this evening, and the way this sickness has been building, I won't be coming to class on Tuesday. I suppose it's possible that I'll wake up well and re-energized, so it might not hurt to check this page first thing Tuesday morning. But unless you hear otherwise from me, Tuesday's class is canceled. One thing I've learned this semester is not to come to work when I'm too sick to do my job.

In short, my sickness is your respite. We'll simply do Tuesday's class on Thursday, and Thursday's test will have to be postponed till next Tuesday.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Assignments for Tuesday, 10/26/10

  • Vocabulary words on p. 355, Patterns for College Writing (As always, it helps to understand meanings before doing the following reading)
  • "Guns and Grief," Patterns for College Writing, pp. 350-53
  • "Gun Control's Twisted Outcome"

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Essay assignment, due Thursday, 10/21/10

Write a 500-word process essay describing the process of writing a 5- to 6-page research paper. You may use your own work as an example.

Readings for Thursday,10/14/10

"The Terms of Child Neglect Have Changed"
"The Trouble With Wikipedia"

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Assignment for Tuesday, 10/12/10

Vocabulary (For best results, learn meanings before reading article)
  • collateral
  • consensual
  • draconian
  • euphemism
  • exacerbate
  • monotony
  • nuance
  • odious
  • pervasive
  • philistine
  • pretense
  • remnant
  • repugnant
Reading: "The Drug War's Collateral Damage"