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English 104 - CRITICAL THINKING AND ARGUMENTATION - Groper

Assignment Sheet

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

Wednesday 2/17 In class: Introduction and Syllabus Overview

Introduction to Class Electronic Resources

Hwk: 1. Electronically connect with Professor Groper (e-mail and/or facebook) by 6 pm Friday (2/19)

2. Open Turnitin.com Account by 6 pm Friday (2/19)

class ID – 12107006

password – Groper104 (case sensitive)

3. Read The Structure of Argument Ch. 1

1. Pages 17-18 answer questions 2, 3, 4, & 5

2. Page 24 answer questions 4 & 5

3. Page 32 answer questions 1, 2, & 4 (Submit answers to Turnitin.com by 8:10 am on 2/22)

Week 2

Monday 2/22 In class: Discuss Ch. 1

Hwk: Read The Structure of Argument Ch. 2

1. Page 53 complete “Writing Assignments” 1 & 2 (paragraphs must be minimum 150 words each, submit to Turnitin.com)

Wednesday 2/24 In class: Discuss Ch. 2

Hwk: 1. Read The Structure of Argument Ch. 4

2. Read Dewey “The story behind Jar'Edo Wens . . .” (handout)

3. Sparking Questions

Week 3

Monday 2/29 In class: Discuss “The story behind Jar'Edo Wens . . .”

Hwk: 1. Read The Structure of Argument Ch. 5

2. Sparking Questions

Wednesday 3/2 In Class Essay: Meet in AD 238 (remember to bring a flashdrive)

Hwk: 1. Read The Structure of Argument Ch. 10

2. Pages 318-21 answer all of the practice questions

Week 4

Monday 3/7 In class: Discuss Ch. 10

Hwk: 1. Read Carr excerpts from The Shallows (handout)

2. Sparking Questions

Wednesday 3/9 In class: Discuss The Shallows

Hwk: 1. Read Thompson excerpts from Smarter Than You Think (handout)

2. Sparking Questions

Week 5

Monday 3/14 In class: Discuss Smarter Than You Think

Hwk: Read Pinker “Mind Over Mass Media” (handout)

Wednesday 3/16 In class: Discuss “Mind Over Mass Media”

Essay #1 assigned

Hwk: 1. Read The Structure of Argument Ch. 6

2. Work on Essay #1

Week 6

Monday 3/21 In class: Discuss Essay #1

Hwk: 1. Read The Time Traveler’s Wife “Prologue” – “After The End” (Note: There will be a quiz during the first 10 minutes of class!)

2. Sparking Questions

Wednesday 3/23 In class: Discuss The Time Traveler’s Wife

Hwk: 1. Read Boyd excerpts from It’s Complicated (handout)

2. Sparking Questions

Friday 3/25 Essay #1 Due

Week 7

Monday 3/28 In class: Discuss It’s Complicated

Hwk: 1. Read The Time Traveler’s Wife “Christmas Eve, One . . .” – “Christmas Eve, Three” (Note: There will be a quiz during the first 10 minutes of class!)

2. Sparking Questions

Wednesday 3/30 In class: Discuss The Time Traveler’s Wife

Hwk: 1. Read Thamel “Tracking Twitter . . .” (handout)

2. Read Verardi “Teen Online Activity . . .” (handout)

3. Sparking Questions

Week 8

Monday 4/4 In class: Discuss readings

Excerpts from Sexy Baby

Essay #2 Assigned

Hwk: 1. Read The Time Traveler’s Wife “Home is Anywhere . . .” – “Library Science Fiction” (Note: There will be a quiz during the first 10 minutes of class!)

2. Sparking Questions

Wednesday 4/6 In class: Discuss The Time Traveler’s Wife

Hwk: Work on Essay #2

Week 9

Monday 4/11 Spring Break

Wednesday 4/13 Spring Break

Week 10

Monday 4/18 In class: Discuss Essay #2

Hwk: 1. Read The Time Traveler’s Wife “A Very Small Shoe” – “Birthday” (Note: There will be a quiz during the first 10 minutes of class!)

2. Sparking Questions

Tuesday 4/19 Essay #2 Due

Wednesday 4/20 In class: Discuss The Time Traveler’s Wife

Hwk: 1. Read The Time Traveler’s Wife “Secret” - End (Note: There will be a quiz during the first 10 minutes of class!)

2. Sparking Questions

Week 11

Monday 4/25 In class: Discuss The Time Traveler’s Wife

Hwk: t.b.a.

Wednesday 4/27 In class: Discuss The Time Traveler’s Wife

Essay #3 Assigned

Hwk: Work on Essay #3

Week 12

Monday 5/2 In class: Discuss Essay #3

Hwk: Work on Essay #3

Wednesday 5/4 In class: Shaming: Monica Lewinsky, Jonah Lehrer

Hwk: 1. Read Ronson excerpts from So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed (handout)

2. Sparking Questions

Week 13

Monday 5/9 In class: Discuss So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed

Hwk: Finish Essay #3

Tuesday 5/10 Essay #3 Due

Wednesday 5/11 In class: Final Project Assigned

Hwk: Begin research for Final Project

Week 14

Monday 5/16 In class: Work on Final Project

Wednesday 5/18 In class: Work on Final Project

Week 15

Monday 5/23 In class: Work on Final Project/Research Paper

Wednesday 5/25 In class: Work on Final Project/Research Paper

Hwk: Finish Research Paper

Friday 5/27 Research Paper Due

Wednesday 6/1 Final Presentations 9:10-11:30

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