Writing 2

Week 14

Classwork

  • Peer editing of drafts.
  • In-text citation phrases.

    Homework (final paper due 6 February 2018)

  • Revise your drafts based on the feedback you receive in class.
  • Include citations to support your ideas. Use APA style references.
  • Use in-text citation phrases when you cite.
  • Make sure to include a references section.


    Week 13

    Classwork

  • Review.
  • Some tools you might want to use. See the resources section below.
  • Revise mind maps based on peer evaluation.
  • Outline of final paper.

    Homework

  • Use your mind map and outline to write a first draft of your paper. Please make sure each paragraph is structured properly with a topic sentence, supporting sentences, detail and example sentences, and proper citations in English. You should also include a references section. Please upload your first draft using the link below.

    First draft upload.

    Resources

  • Grammar and proofing: Grammarly.
  • Style, passive voice, adverb use, readability: Hemingway Editor.
  • Cliche check: Cliche Finder.
  • Online writing tool: Draft.
    * This is a useful set of writing tools, especially the versioning feature. Versioning means being able to look at the different versions of your documents. It also has a nice commenting function.


    Week 12

    Classwork

  • Free writing activity.
  • Describing a past event writing activity.
  • Peer editing.
  • Referencing and citations review.
  • Final paper schedule.
  • Final paper topic discussion.

    Homework

  • Based on the topic chosen in class, make a mind map and/or outline of your ideas.
  • After making your mind map, find articles or books that support your ideas. Use a reference manager to keep records.
  • Include your references in your mind map/outline.


    Week 11

    Classwork

  • Peer editing of midterm writing test.

    Homework

  • Based on the feedback you received from your classmates, revise your paragraph.


    Week 10

    Classwork

  • Midterm writing check.

    Week 9

    Classwork

  • Review.
  • Homework review and revision.
  • Detail and example practice.

    Homework

  • For each of your five revised reasons, write two detail and example sentences. Minimally, one of the two sentences should have a citation from an English source. Upload your homework using the link below.


    Week 8

    Classwork

  • Review.
  • Homework check.
  • Free writing practice.
  • More practice on providing evidence.

    Homework

  • Provide five reasons why student-centered learning is "better" than traditional teaching. For each reason, provide cited support. Upload your homework below.


    Week 7

    In class writing check.


    Week 6

    Classwork

  • Review.
  • Homework check.
  • In-text citations, references, and bibliographies.
  • Citaion styles: APA and MLA.
  • Reference managers.

    Homework

  • Use a reference manager of your choice to properly format your references in MLA or SPA style.


    Week 5

    Classwork

  • Review.
  • Homework check and peer editing.
  • Using evidence to support your ideas.
  • How to use Google Scholar.

    Homework

  • Write 10 specific and focused statements about education.
  • Find supportive evidence for each of your statements. Use the APA style to cite your sources.
  • Find negative evidence for each of your statements. Use the APA style to cite your sources.


    Week 4

    Classwork

  • Review.
  • Working with mind maps.
  • Organizing ideas.
  • Topic sentences.

    Homework

  • Write 5 topic sentences about skills students need to be successful in college.
  • Make a mind map of each topic sentence and include supporting ideas and details.
  • Choose the "best" topic sentence and ideas. Then write one paragraph about that idea.


    Week 3

    Classwork

  • Review.
  • Peer editing.
  • Instructor feedback.
  • Paragraphs types and structure.

    Homework

  • Based on the feedback you received about your paragraph, please do the following:
    1. Make a new mind map of your ideas using MindMup. Save it as a PDF.
    2. Use your new mind map to revise/rewrite your paragraph.


    Week 2

    Classwork

  • Review.
  • Homework check.
  • Reasons to write.
  • Paragraph review.
  • Introduction to thesis statements.

    Homework

  • Free writing (everyday)
  • Make a mind map on this topic sentence: University students should use IT for writing assignments.
  • Write one paragraph based on your mind map.

    Week 1

    Classwork

  • Course introduction.
  • Syllabus.
  • First writing and peer editing task.
  • Useful apps and services.


    Goals

    By the end of this course you will be able to write an expository essay of at least 3-4 pages that contains a clear thesis statement, coherent and cohesive introductory, body, and concluding paragraphs, as well as in-text citations and a bibliography. Additional essay level writing skills, such as outlining, writing drafts, revising, and editing will also be developed.