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English 101 - FRESHMAN ENGLISH - Groper

Use this to stay on top of assignments and to plan ahead!

BRING YOUR BOOKS TO EVERY CLASS!!

This schedule will help you prioritize, organize, and manage your time effectively to meet course deadlines.  Read it carefully, use it like a checklist, do the work, and you should be successful in this course.  Assignments may change at the instructor’s discretion with advance notice.  Please remember that in-class exercises, writing assignments, and quizzes cannot be made up!

 

Week 1

Tuesday 2/21              In class: Introduction and Syllabus Overview

                                    Hwk: 1. Open Turnitin.com Account by 6 pm Wednesday (2/22)

                                                class ID – 14707568

                                                password – Groper101  (case sensitive)

                                                2. Electronically connect with Professor Groper (e-mail or

facebook) by 6 pm Friday (2/24)

3. Read Writing and Revising Chapter 1 and 2

            4. Read and Annotate Reading Packet (be prepared for an In Class

Essay Thursday!)

 

Thursday 2/23                        In class: Meet in AD 238

                                                What are Sparking Questions?

                                                In Class Essay

                                    Hwk: Read Writing and Revising Chapter 4

 

Week 2

Tuesday 2/28              In class: Discuss Chapter 4 and Practice Strategies for Generating Ideas

                        Hwk: 1. Read The Hunger Games ch. 1-10 (Note: There will be a quiz during

the first 10 minutes of class!) 

2. Sparking Questions #1

 

Thursday 3/2              In class: Reading quiz

                                                Discuss The Hunger Games

 

Saturday 3/4              Deadline to Drop class without a “W” and receive a refund

 

Week 3

Tuesday 3/7                In class: Introduction to MLA format

                                    Hwk: 1. Read Jackson’s “The Lottery” (on CampusGuide)

                                                2. Sparking Questions #2

                                                3. Review MLA for quiz

 

Thursday 3/9              In class: MLA quiz

                                                Discuss “The Lottery”

Hwk: 1. Read The Hunger Games ch. 11-18 (Note: There will be a quiz

during the first 10 minutes of class!)

                                                2. Sparking Questions #3

 

Week 4

Tuesday 3/14              In class: Reading quiz

                                                Discuss The Hunger Games

            Hwk: 1. Read Le Guin’s “The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas”

                                                (on CampusGuide)

                                                2. Sparking Questions #4

 

 

Thursday 3/16                        In class: Discuss “The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas”

                                                Essay #1 Assigned

                                    Hwk: 1. Response Journal #1

                                                2. Read The Hunger Games ch. 19-end (Note: There will be a quiz

                                               during the first 10 minutes of class!) 

                                                3. Sparking Questions #5

 

Week 5

Tuesday 3/21              In class: Reading quiz

                                                Discuss The Hunger Games

                                                Discuss Essay #1

                                    Hwk: 1. Picking Effective Quotes Worksheet

2. Read Writing and Revising Chapter 5

 

Thursday 3/23                        In class: Discuss Essay #1

                                    Hwk: 1. Read Writing and Revising Chapter 6

                                                2. Work on Essay #1

 

Week 6

Tuesday 3/28              In class: Discuss Essay #1

                                    Hwk: 1. Read Lem and Hassel’s “’Killer’ Katniss . . .” (handout)

                                                2. Work on Essay #1

 

Thursday 3/30                        In class: Discuss “’Killer’ Katniss . . .”                                               Essay #1 Due

                                                Research Paper assigned

                                    Hwk: Research Assignment #1

 

Week 7

Tuesday 4/4                In class: Film: The Hunger Games

                                    Hwk: Response Journal #2

 

Thursday 4/6              In class: Film: The Hunger Games

Essay #2 Assigned

            Hwk: 1. Response Journal #3

2. Read Catching Fire ch. 1-12 (Note: There will be a quiz during the first 10 minutes of class!)

                                                3. Sparking Questions #6

 

Week 8

Tuesday 4/11              In class: Reading quiz

                                                Discuss Catching Fire

Discuss Essay #2

            Hwk: Response Journal #4

 

Thursday 4/13                        In class: Meet in AD 238

                                                In Class Essay

Hwk: 1. Work on Essay #2

            2. Research Assignment #2

 

Week 9

Tuesday 4/18              Spring Break

 

Thursday 4/20                        Spring Break

 

 

Week 10

Tuesday 4/25              In class: Discuss Essay #2

Hwk: 1. Read Catching Fire ch. 13-18 (Note: There will be a quiz during the

first 10 minutes of class!

                                                2. Sparking Questions #7

 

Thursday 4/27                        In class: Reading quiz                                                              Essay #2 Due

                                                Discuss Catching Fire                                      

                                                Discuss Essay #2

Hwk: 1. Complete Essay #2

            2. Read Catching Fire ch. 19-end (Note: There will be a quiz during the

first 10 minutes of class!)

                                                3. Sparking Questions #8

 

Week 11

Tuesday 5/2                In class: Reading quiz                                                             

                                                Discuss Catching Fire

                                    Hwk: tba

 

Thursday 5/4              In class: tba

Hwk: 1. Read Mockingjay ch. 1-9 (Note: There will be a quiz during the first

10 minutes of class!)

2. Sparking Questions #9

 

Week 12

Tuesday 5/9                In class: Reading quiz

                                                Discuss Mockingjay

                        Hwk: 1. Read Mockingjay ch. 10-18 (Note: There will be a quiz during

the first 10 minutes of class!)

                                                2. Sparking Questions #10

 

Thursday 5/11                        In class: Reading quiz

                                                Discuss Mockingjay

                                                Essay #3 Assigned

                        Hwk: 1. Read Mockingjay ch. 19-end (Note: There will be a quiz during the first

10 minutes of class!)  

                                                2. Sparking Questions #11

                                                3. Response Journal #5

 

Week 13

Tuesday 5/16              In class: Reading quiz

                                                Discuss Mockingjay

                                                Discuss Essay #3

                                    Hwk: Work on Essay #3

 

Thursday 5/18                        In class: Discuss Essay #3

                                    Hwk: 1. Work on Essay #3

                                                2. Research Assignment #3

 

Saturday 5/20                        Deadline to withdraw from class with a “W”

 

 

 

 

Week 14

Tuesday 5/23              In class: Discuss Research Paper

                                    Hwk: 1. Work on Essay #3

                                                2. Bring all three Hunger Games books to next class

 

Thursday 5/25                        In class: Final Project Assigned                                                          Essay #3 Due

                                    Hwk: 1. Complete Essay #3

2. Work on Final Project

 

Week 15

Tuesday 5/30              In class: Work on Final Project

                                    Hwk: Work on Final Project

 

Thursday 6/1              In class: Work on Final Project

                                    Hwk: Work on Research Paper

 

Week 16

Tuesday 6/6                In class: Meet in AD 238                                           Research Paper Due

                                                Work on Research Paper

                                    Hwk: Finish Research Paper

 

 

Thursday 6/8              9:10-11:30 Final Project Presentations (9:10 class)

                                    11:50-2:10 Final Project Presentations (10:45 class)

 

 

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