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Unit 1: Introduction to the disciplines

 

Week One: Jan 11th - Jan 12th
Jan 10th Thur

Welcome

Homework:

  1. Read & take notes on K&S Introduction and be prepared for an open-notes quiz tomorrow.
  2. Refer to the webpage "How to take effective notes." If you follow these guidelines, scoring well on quizzes should be easy.
  3. Carefully r ead the "course description" section of the course website.

 

Jan 11th Fri

Introduction to the disciplines and further course introduction

  • Open-notes reading quiz from K&S introduction, review answers
  • Review each major assignment

Homework:

  1. Read only pages 66-78 in "Introducing Students to Disciplinary Genres" by Linton et al. and take Cornell Notes to aid your comprehension to make the summary-writing process easier.
  2. Formal writing sample: write a formal 1.5-2 page summary for use in class on Monday. I will be looking especially for your ability to summarize and paraphrase key information; in other words, can you read difficult texts, extract meaning from them, and then represent key meaning in your own words?
  3. Make sure to read & refer to the handout "How to write an effective summary" before reading Linton and before you write your summary.
  4. Carefully read the "Policies" section of the course website.
Week Two: Jan 14th - Jan 18th
Jan 14th Mon

Investigating the similarities and differences among the disciplines

  • Debrief the weekend's summary assignment.
  • Academic disciplines graphic organizer & categorization activity

Homework:

  1. Finish the graphic organizer, print, and bring to class on Tuesday. Counts as one quiz grade.
  2. Read and summarize popular and academic source by class on Thursday, Jan 17th. Type up your notes and save as a Word document.
Jan 15th Tue

Effective summary and paraphrasing skills

  • Course website treasure hunt
  • Debrief on disciplines activity
  • Review the highlights of the Project A assignment sheet
  • Introduce the dual-entry journal concept
  • Begin dual-entry journal for popular piece

Homework:

  1. Carefully reread the assignment sheet and rubric for Project A.
  2. Read and summarize popular and academic source by class on Thursday, Jan 17th. Type up your notes and save as a Word document. Have this document ready for me to check in class (either printed or eletronically). In other words, you are completing only the left side of the dual-entry journal for both articles. The completion of the dual-entry journal counts as one quiz grade.
End of Unit One; Go to Unit Two.