WRITING 121 Fall 2017
COURSE SCHEDULE #1
This schedule is for the first month or so, during which we will be working mostly on college preparation. This is a tentative course schedule. You are responsible for changes made to this schedule announced in class. An asterisk * and italics indicate homework to be completed for the next class period.
7/8 Syllabus & intro. Textbooks and credit. Introduction of students. ’17 Advice. Diagnostic. College vs. high school essay. Go over grading standards. Sample essays. College Etiquette.
*Read “Articulation” (handout).
11/12 Discuss “Articulation.” Asking for Letters. Sample essay. College terms & overview. Deep breath. Start Sr. Year Inventory. Start Assignments 1-7: 1) Update Naviance; 2) Group grading of essays; 3) Resume; 4) College Application; 5) Letter of Rec sheet for teachers on Naviance; 6) College catalog WS; 7) Update and print CIS Activity Chart. Start portfolio conferences
*Read “No Loans: How to Graduate from College Debt-free” (handout). Laptops ok next class. Bring names and phone numbers of 3 references (not relatives). TALK to your parents.
13/14 14th: Counselors in. Portfolio conferences. Complete assignments 1-8 during conferences.
15/18 15th: Counselors in. Portfolio Conferences. Summary/response instructions.
*Read article on college admissions (handout). Summary/Response due next class.
19/20 DOL, Set 1, Day 1. Assignments 1-8 due. Summary/Response due. ASSIGN: College Admissions Essay. Review “Admissions Essay” handout. Read examples. Letters of Recommendation.
21/22 DOL. CAE: More examples. Narrative writing. Introductions. Common Errors. Practice.
*Draft your CAE.
25/26 DOL. Common Errors quiz. Weekly scheduling activity.
*Draft your CAE.
27/28 DOL. PEER REVIEW: College Admissions Essay. Two, typed, full-length drafts due in class.
*Revise your CAE.
29/02 DOL. End of unit summary.
*Read pages 1-20 in Signs of Life.
03/04 DOL Quiz. Final College Admissions Essay due. Finish summary. Discuss Intro to Signs of Life and pop culture. Practice semiotic analysis.
*Read pages 71-79 in Signs of Life: “Consuming Passions: The Culture of American Consumption.”