Writing 1

Week 14

Classwork

  • Peer editing.
  • Explanation of final paper grading.

    Homework

  • Based on the feedback you received in class, revise your rough draft (several times) and submit it to as an email attachment. The due date is Feb 20, 23:59.

    Week 13

    Classwork

  • Free writing.
  • Review.
  • Mind map peer editing.
  • Useful phrases for citing.
  • Organizing your paper.

    Homework

  • Based on your revised mind map, write a first draft with citations and references.

    Upload your mind map here.

    Resources

    Week 12

    Classwork

  • Free writing activity.
  • Winter break writing activity.
  • Final assignment discussion and topic selection.
  • Resources for writing.

    Homework

  • Practice using Grammarly, Refme, and Hemingwayapp.
  • Begin to read about the topic and use Refme to keep track of your references.
  • Make a mind map of your ideas about the final paper topic. Upload it using the link below.
    Upload your mind map here.


    Week 11

    Classwork

  • Final peer editing of midterm writing test.
  • Providing evidence.

    Homework

  • None. Enjoy your holidays.


    Week 10

    Classwork

  • Review of in-class midterm.
  • Peer editing of midterm.

    Homework

  • Revise your in-class midterm paragraph. There is no upload this week.


    Week 9

    Classwork

  • In-class midterm.


    Week 8

    Classwork

  • Review.
  • Peer editing.
  • Introduction to process/how-to paragraphs.
  • Process explanation practice.
  • Explanation of in-class writing midterm scheduled for week 9.

    Homework

  • Make a how-to mind map based on the topic we decide upon in class. Make sure to include sufficient details so that another person could complete the task. Upload your MindMup using the link below.

    Upload your process MindMup here.


    Week 7

    Cancelled.


    Week 6

    Classwork

  • Review from first class.
  • Homework check and peer editing.
  • Topic sentence practice.
  • Paragraph structure.

    Homework

  • Write a list order paragraph for the topic we decide on in class. Make sure you have three supporting sentences that directly connect to the controlling idea, and one or two detail and example sentences. Upload your homework using the link below.

    Upload your homework here.


    Week 5

    Classwork

  • Review.
  • Peer editing.
  • Example of a list order paragraph.
  • Topic sentence practice.

    Homework

  • Write 10 topic sentence about school or education. Submit your homework using the link below.

    Upload your homework here.

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    Week 4

    Classwork

  • Review.
  • Peer editing.
  • Too general and abstract ideas.
  • Brainstorming, ranking, and using mind maps.

    Homework

  • Brainstorm about 10 ideas for the topic. Then choose the best 3-4. Brainstorm 3 supporting ideas for each of the ideas you chose.Then choose the best one. Brainstorm 2 details or examples for each supporting idea. Save your mind map as a PDF and upload it using the link below.
  • Write one paragraph using your mind map. Make sure to revise it at least two times before submitting it. I suggest you have a classmate peer edit your paragraph before you submit it using the link below.

    Upload your homework here.


    Week 3

    Classwork

  • Review.
  • Peer editing.
  • Introduction to topic sentences.
  • More on paragraphs.

    Homework

  • Brainstorm and mind map the academic skills students need to be successful students.
  • Write a paragraph about the academic skills students need to be successful.


    Week 2

    Classwork

  • Review.
  • Peer editing.
  • Being concrete and the problem with adjectives.
  • Using measurable data.
  • The 12 word sentence rule.

    Homework

  • Revise your room description without using adjectives and as many quantitative measures as possible.


    Week 1

    Classwork.

  • Course introduction.
  • Link to syllabus
  • What is academic writing?

    Homework

  • Write a description of your room if you live with your family, or your apartment if you live alone.