Monday, March 15, 2010


English 201 Class Notes

SPHE Quizzes:
Quiz 1MLA, 2 Pronoun Agreement, 3. Pronoun Case, 4. Ellipses, 5. Parallel Structure, 6. Be Verbs, 7. Subject Verb Agreement, 8. Possessives.

Grammar Exam 1, (Wednesday, March 17)

*Note: The quizzes are given in class; we grade them together and I am keeping a record of scores. For the essays, students will develop templates for the errors, write an essay analyzing the errors and resubmit the revised essay along with the error analysis essay for a passing grade.

Each student can revise an essay once; for subsequent revisions the grade drops one to one- half point (my discretion). After SPHE, I expect students to be experts at revision and editing. If a student isn’t careful, a 4.0 can slip to 2.0.

Grammar Exam 2: Monday, May 3
For Pidd, we will complete 2-3 essays a month (so keep up). Pidd Essays: 1, 2, 3, 4 (at home). The other essays are in-class essays.

SPHE Essays: Midterm (3/18) or Synthetica, Point of View, Possessives, Parallel Str.,
*Template Essays (where needed) for Half the Sky, Book Report, and SE Essay

Half the Sky
Planning March 15-17
Planning Sheet, Outline, Thesis due March 17_________
First Draft March 24_________
Final Draft by email due March 26__________

In package include Half the Sky freewrites, also include reading logs
Turn all of this in with essay. Students can email me the essay and print me a copy as well.

March Presentations
Bring book to class Wednesday, March 17 to share________
Women’s History Month presentations: Monday, March 31__________
Bring in a song, poem, speech of a woman you admire to share___________
There will be a cyber assignment attached to this assignment (250 words) due April 1, 2010__________

War Stories
We will also look at the Poetry of War March 17 (freewrite handout)__________
Spring Break is April 4-10. Finish your book.__________

Book Report
Planning April 12___________
Planning Sheet, Outline, Thesis___________
First Draft Wednesday, April 14___________
Final Draft Friday, April 16 via email____________
Presentations: Monday-Wednesday, April 19-21___________

Book Report Presentations: Monday-Wednesday, April 19-21
Grade is an “A”for all presentations or “-0-“ for opting out. The presentation is a quarter of the grade for this assignment

(the last three are cyber-posts, which should be included in the portfolio)

Social Entrepreneur
Planning Due by Monday, April 26 (share)_____________
On-line Frontline World (on-line responses 3) Start Wednesday, April 14-21_______
Library Research sheet: Wednesday, April 21 _______________
Website Evaluation completed (worksheet) by April 21 (in-class)_____________
List of sources (5) minimum in MLA format due Monday, April 26 (share in class)___________

Essay: Planning Sheet, Outline, Thesis__________
First Draft May 3-5 (Wednesday, May 5, peer review)__________
Final Draft Monday- Wednesday, May 10-12 (during class time: appointments with professor to check off essay______________

SE Presentations: Monday, May 17-19___________
The presentation is a quarter of the grade.

Love Essay__________
Love presentation____________
Frontline World responses to videos______________
New Hero essay responses____________

Other cyber-assignments
Women's History Month presentation__________
Student comments to posts___________
Reflections on presentations_______________
Martin King Sermon Response___________
Women’s History Month_____________
Book Report______________
Social Entrepreneur Essay______________

Extra Credit essays: Half the Sky event, Mirrors in Every Corner. Speak Out: Tim Wise, Pistols and Prayers_____________________

May 12-18 Portfolio assembly
Workshops May 19-20_______________

Portfolios due: Monday-Wednesday, May 24-26 electronically. Make sure you receive a receipt for your submission. No paper copies, no exceptions.

Final Grade
Portfolio checklist _____________
Portfolio Essay 1_______________
Portfolio Essay 2_______________
Portfolio Grade_________

Course Grade_________

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