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Spring 2019 MW Calendar
Date
Description
Assignment
Jan 28 Introduction to the course. Introduction to Ability-based learning and the Portfolio. Research, Assignments, and other Matter. Model Paper.
Jan 30 What is analysis? Read 1.1: An Argument Framework in Academic Writing. Skim my bit on Class Preparation.
Feb 4 Read Chapter 2.1 and 2.2 in Academic Writing. Research-based writing and the research process. This day we’ll cover academic, professional, and other types of sources you’re likely to encounter in research. Some amount of this discussion will introduce Standards of Evaluation for sources and documentation. Supplementary subjects: weblogs, journals, newspaper sources (articles and opinions), bookmarking and organizing.
Feb 6 Sample analysis. Read Keynes on Economic Possibilities.
Feb 11 Project One discussion. Process Assignment Review. Read the Research Process Assignment and complete the tutorials assigned in the assignment. The tutorials can be found in this course’s Blackboard area in the Course Content folder.
Feb 13 The “debate” section. Analysis 1 review. Read Erik Hurst’s article titled Video Killed the Radio Star. Process Assignment due.
Feb 18 No Class–President’s Day
Feb 20 Read Chapter 2.3 in Academic Writing. More on modeling analysis. Read on the love crisis and another report on a different issue. Choose one of these readings and briefly describe how the author either makes an effective or ineffective case or story.  Response due.
Feb 25 Moving From Summary to Analysis. The Technique of Synthesis.
Feb 27 Analysis 2 review: types of argument in the context of “the debate”; how to find influencers and angles. Working with the idea of Bias. Read Chapter 3.1 in Academic Writing. Analysis 1 due by end of day in Blackboard

(Summary writing).

March 4 Evaluation and Conclusion Making, Part 1. Read Chapter 3.2 in Academic Writing.
March 6 Analysis 2 review. Types of argument and rhetorical modes.
March 11-13 Semester Break
March 18 Research Case Study. Read Chapter 3.3 in Academic Writing.  Analysis 2 due in class.
March 20 Read Chapter 5.1 in Academic Writing. Techniques of Comparison.
March 25 Introductions, Synthesis, and the Debate Section. Analysis 3 due.
March 27 Group work. Editing. Bring two copies of your draft of Project 1 to class. This is a must attend session. Project One Drafts due
April 1 Project One wrap up. How did we get here and what did we do? Project 2 discussion. Broadening the scope of Project One: the Argument and History sections. Project One due.
April 3 Read Chapter 4.1 in Academic Writing. Evaluation and Conclusion Making, Part 2.
April 8 Read Chapter 4.2 in Academic Writing. Read Alice Hamilton.
April 10 Review Chapter 3.1 in Academic Writing. Read The Tragedy of the Commons. How does Hardin make the case for his position?
April 15 Research and Debate study. Read The Myth of the Tragedy of the Commons and Elinor Ostrom And The Digital Commons. What are the counter points to Hardin?
April 17 Read The Case for Reparations. How does Coates go about making his case? Analysis 4 due
April 22 Research and Debate study. Read The Impossibility of Reparations. What techniques does Frum use in his arguments against Coates. Coates Responds.
April 24 Analysis 5 review.
April 29 Read Chapter 6.1 in Academic Writing. Thinking about the whole and its parts. Analysis 5 due. This week’s Works Consulted page due.
May 1 Review Chapter 6.1. Modeling structure.
May 6 Modeling structure continued.
May 8 Peer review Project 2 Due for peer review
May 13 Portfolio discussion and technical review.
Directions for the Portfolio Cover Letter.
Portfolios due at the beginning of class.
May 15 Last Day of Spring 2019 Session