Homework: Due 9/11 reading assignment : Please read Madden's Introduction to Narration on pgs. 9-11



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Week 1 - Wednesday 9/6 and Friday 9/8

Wednesday 9/6--introduction to course

Friday 9/8--writing sample

Homework: Due 9/11

READING ASSIGNMENT : Please read Madden's Introduction to Narration on pgs. 9-11.

Week 2 - Monday 9/11, Wednesday 9/13 and Friday 9/15

Monday 9/11-- Discuss Intro to Narration & Grammar Lesson - Imagery, Voice, Cliches

Homework: Due 9/13

Bring New Voices to class

Wednesday 9/13--Discuss New Voices Essays

Homework: Due 9/15

From Madden, please read the following essays:

"A Chase" by Annie Dillard - pgs. 13-17

"Salvation" by Langston Hughes - pgs. 19-21

Friday 9/15--Discuss Dillard & Hughes Essays & Form Permanent Small Groups!!!

Homework: Due 9/18

READING ASSIGNMENT: Please read Madden's Introduction to Description on pgs. 29-30 & Bring New Voices to class.

Week 3 - Monday 9/18, Wednesday 9/20 and Friday 9/22 (on Friday 9/22 we meet online, in an asychronous forum, not in person)

Monday 9/18--discuss Madden, New Voices essays and the assignment for essay #1

Homework: Due 9/20 & 9/22

1)Please read and review "How to Post on HyperNews." Instructions can also be read online at:

http://www.csun.edu/~hceng017/hyper.html

2)Post a response, during Friday's online class, in our Welcome to English 098 online HyperNews Discussion Forum (follow the forum question and directions AND have fun!).

"Welcome to English 098" HyperNews Forum

http://hyper.vcsun.org/HyperNews/ntaylor/get/w098.html

3)READING ASSIGNMENT: From Madden, please read the following essays:

"The Way to Rainy Mountain" by N. Scott Momaday - pgs. 31-37

"The Death of the Moth" by Virginia Woolf - pgs. 39-42

Wednesday 9/8--discuss Madden essays and our first online class on Friday 9/22 Friday 9/22--CLASS MEETS ONLINE IN WHOLE-CLASS HYPERNEWS FORUM

"Welcome to English 098" HyperNews Forum:

http://hyper.vcsun.org/HyperNews/ntaylor/get/d098.html

Homework: Due 9/25 & 9/27

1)WRITING ASSIGNMENT: Type a first draft of Paper Assignment #1. Xerox copies for ALL of your groupmates for next week's workshop.

Week 4 - Monday 9/25, Wednesday 9/27, and Friday 9/29 (on Friday 9/29 we meet online, in an asychronous forum, not in person)

Monday 9/13--discuss rough drafts and writing techniques

Homework: Due 9/15

1)Read "Footsteps of My Life" (pgs 266-273) and answer question #7 on page 273

Wednesday 9/15--Discuss "Footsteps"

Homework: Due 9/17

1)Please read and review "How to Post on HyperNews." Instructions can also be read online at:

http://www.csun.edu/~hceng017/hyper.html

2)Post a response in our Welcome to English 098 online HyperNews Discussion Forum (follow the forum question and directions AND have fun!).

"Welcome to English 098" HyperNews Forum:

http://hyper.vcsun.org/HyperNews/ntaylor/get/w098.html

Friday 9/17--CLASS MEETS ONLINE IN WHOLE-CLASS HYPERNEWS FORUM

"Welcome to English 098" HyperNews Forum:

http://hyper.vcsun.org/HyperNews/ntaylor/get/w098.html

Homework: Due 9/20

1)bring in a typed two page (minimum) draft of personal Essay #1 for workshop

Week 5 - Monday 9/20, Wednesday 9/22, and Friday 9/24

Monday 9/20--workshop essay #1

Homework: Due 9/22

1)Revise Essay #1 incorporating workshop suggestions

Wednesday 9/22--descriptive exercises

Homework: Due 9/24

1)Essay #1 due for instructor comments: please bring in the final copy and any drafts you have worked on. Please bring a stapler with you to class!

Friday 9/24--turn in Essay #1--more word and descriptive exercises

Homework: Due 9/27

1) read the preface to Eats, Shoots, and Leaves (xvii-xxvii)

2)Sign up for Conferences next week

Week 6 - Monday 9/27, Wednesday 9/29, Friday and 10/1

Monday Wednesday and Friday will be conferences; we will not have "official" class those days; rather you will meet with me in my office JR219A for conferences on your first essays!

Homework: Due 10/4

1)Read "TV Families" pgs 87-96 and answer questions 1,2 and 3 on page 96 under Analyzing Content and Technique

Week 7 - Monday 10/4, Wednesday 10/6, and Friday 10/8

Monday--Discuss "TV Families"

Homework: Due 10/6

1)Read "Teenagers in Crisis" pgs 97-106 and answer questions 1-4 on page 105

Wednesday--Discuss "Teenagers in Crisis" and How to write an opinion paper: or essay #2 explained!

Homework: Due 10/8

1)Read selected New Voices Essays

Friday--Discuss New Voices Essays

Homework: Due 10/11

1)Work on Essay #2 and bring Eats, Shoots, and Leaves to class on 10/11

2)visit our hypernews forum to post a response between 10/12 and 10/16.

Television:

http://hyper.vcsun.org/HyperNews/ntaylor/get/tv.html

Week 8 - Monday, 10/11, Wednesday 10/13 and Friday 10/15 - (On Wednesday and Friday Class Meets Online in HyperNews Forum!!!

Monday 10/11--Discuss Eats, Shoots, and Leaves

Wednesday 10/13 and Friday 10/15 CLASS MEETS ONLINE!!

Please visit our television hypernews forum to post a response between 10/12 and 10/16.

http://hyper.vcsun.org/HyperNews/ntaylor/get/tv.html

Homework: Due 10/18

1)Bring a rough draft of essay #2 for workshop

Week 9 - Monday 10/18, Wednesday 10/20, and Friday 10/22

Monday 10/18--Workshop Essay #2

Homework: Due 10/20

1)Begin Reading Into the Wild

2)Read "Breaking Silence" pgs. 387-390 and answer questions 1-6 on page 390 under Analyzing Content and Technique

Wednesday 10/20--Discuss "Breaking Silence"

Homework: Due 10/22

1)Continue Reading Into the Wild

2)Turn in a draft of Essay #2 for instructor comments

Friday 10/20--Turn in Essay #2 for instructor comments

Homework: 10/25

1)Finish reading through page 97 of Into the Wild and bring a list of 3-4 questions you have about of the book

Week 10 - Monday 10/25, Wednesday 10/27, and Friday 10/29

Monday 10/25 begin Into the Wild discussion

Wednesday 10/27 continue Into the Wild discussion

Friday 10/29 CLASS MEETS ONLINE IN WHOLE-CLASS HYPERNEWS FORUM

http://hyper.vcsun.org/HyperNews/ntaylor/get/wild1.html

Homework: Due 11/1!!

1)Finish reading Into the Wild and bring a list of 3-4 questions you have about the book!

Week 11 - Monday 11/1, Wednesday 11/3, and Friday 11/5

Monday 11/1 finish Into the Wild discussion; discuss essay #3

Homework: Due--11/3!!!

1)work on essay #3

2)bring New Voices and Eats, Shoots, and Leaves to class

Wednesday 11/3--discuss New Voices and Eats, Shoots, and Leaves

Homework: Due--11/5!!!

1)work on essay #3

Friday 11/5 CLASS MEETS ONLINE IN WHOLE-CLASS HYPERNEWS FORUM

http://hyper.vcsun.org/HyperNews/ntaylor/get/wild2.html

Homework: Due--11/8!!!

1)Turn in Essay #3 for instructor comments

2) Bring New Voices

Week 12 - Monday 11/8, Wednesday 11/10, and Friday 11/12

Monday 11/8--turn in essay #3 for instructor comments; discuss in-class essay

Wednesday 11/10--in-class essay

Friday 11/12--discuss in-class essays and cover letters

Homework: Due the week of 11/12!!!

1) work on cover letters

2) FROM THIS POINT ON YOUR HOMEWORK IS TO BE CONSTANTLY REVISING YOUR PORTFOLIO!!

Week 13 - Monday 11/15, Wednesday 11/17, and Friday 11/19

Monday 11/15--cover letter workhop

Wednesday 11/17--in-class essay

Friday 11/19--portfolio workshop

Homework: Due 11/22

1) KEEP REVISING THOSE PORTFOLIOS!!

Week 14 - Monday 11/22 and Wednesday 11/24

Monday 11/22--PORTFOLIO WORKSHOP

Wednesday 11/24--ON YOUR OWN WORK ON PORTFOLIOS!!

Week 15 - Monday 11/29 PORTFOLIOS DUE AT THE BEGINNING OF CLASS!! NO EXCEPTIONS ALLOWED

Monday 11/29--PORTFOLIOS DUE AT THE BEGINNING OF CLASS!! NO EXCEPTIONS ALLOWED!!



Wednesday 12/1--By appointment only!


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