Weekly Syllabus
 
Week One: August 26-September 30

Introduction: course goals and objectives
Establish writing priorities
Review "Atteberry's Tips to Better Writing"
Begin Journals
Thursday August 29: Brief Quiz over "Atteberry's Tips to Better Writing"
Friday, September 30: Two Journal Entries Due


Week Two: September 2-6

Examine student papers: discuss grade priorities
Introduction to narration: topics provided and discussed
Friday, September 6: Online quiz over grammar videos 48-49-50 (noun/pronoun agreement)


Week Three: September 9-13

Analysis of student samples
In-class writing
Individual Appointments
Narration Papers Due


Week Four: September 16-20

Introduction to description: topics provided and discussed
Examination of student samples
Individual Appointments
Friday September 20: Online Quiz over Grammar Videos 57-58-59 (Pronoun reference)


Week Five: September 23-September 27

In-class writing assignment
Description papers due
Introduction to illustration: topics provided and discussed
Individual Appointments
Friday, September 27: Online Quiz over Grammar Videos 60-61 (possessives)


Week Six: September 30-October 4

Introduction to comparison/contrast: topics provided and discussed
In-class editing assignment
Individual Appointments
Illustration Papers Due
Friday, October 4: Online Quiz over Grammar Videos 62-63 (usage and parallelism)


Week Seven: October 7-October 11

Comparison/Contrast papers due
Introduction to classification
Individual Appointments
Examine student samples


Week Eight: October 14-October 18

Further discussion of student samples
Classification papers due
In-class writing


Week Nine: October 21-October 25

Introduction to definition: Topics provided and discussed
In-class writing
Examine student samples
Individual Appointments
In-class writing


Week Ten: October 28-November 1

Definition papers due
In-class editing assignment
Introduction to analysis: topics provided and discussed
Individual Appointments


Week Eleven: November 4-November 8

Examine student samples
In-class writing assignment
Individual Appointments


Week Twelve: November 11-November 15

Analysis papers due
In-class editing assignment
Individual Appointments


Week Thirteen: November 18-November 22

Introduction to argument: topics provided and discussed
In-Class writing assignment
Individual Appointments


Week Fourteen: November 25-November 29

No Class--Thanksgiving Break


Week Fifteen: December 4-December 8

Argument papers due
Review for final