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English 1A Tentative Schedule: Tuesday/Thursday



Below is my take on the semester as of today. Major plans are given, as are major dates, but the schedule is skeletal rather than exhaustive. Not all due dates are listed below, nor are all class plans. Consistently attending class is the best way to ensure that you are caught up at all times. I reserve the right to alter the schedule if/as needed.


Week 1 (Feb 3/5):

Introduction to Class; Syllabus

Diagnostic In-Class Essay


Week 2 (Feb 10/12):

Thesis Statements; Purpose/Audience; Essay Structure

Thurs, Feb 12: Last day to drop a semester-length course (refund; no W)


Week 3 (Feb 17/19):

Topic Sentences; Development

Mon, Feb 16: Washington Day, Holiday

Fri, Feb 20: Last day to drop a semester-long course (no refund; no W)


Week 4 (Feb 24/26):

Critical Reading and Glossing; Writing a Response Paper; Summarizing


Week 5 (Mar 3/5): Class in smart class on Thursday, March 5!

Paper 1 Assigned; Formatting

Finding Sources; Creating a Works Cited Page

Mon, Mar 2: Last day to file for Associates' degrees (AA) and certificates


Week 6 (Mar 10/12):

Paper 1 Explorations Due; Evaluating Sources; In-Text Citations



Week 7 (Mar 17/19):

Paper 1 Workshop Draft Due; Workshopping

Prepare for Midterm


Week 8 (Mar 24/26):

Paper 1 Final Draft Due

Midterm Essay Exam


Week 9 (Mar 31-April 4): Spring Break!


Week 10 (April 7/9):

Paper 2 Assigned

Types of Appeals


Week 11 (April 14/16):

Paper 2 Explorations Due

Altering Quotes


Week 12 (April 21/23):

Paper Two Workshop Draft Due; Workshopping

Emotional Appeals


Week 13 (April 28/30):

Paper 2 Final Draft Due; Research Paper Assigned; Argumentation

Emotional Fallacies

Friday, May 1: Last day to withdraw from a semester-length course (W)


Week 14 (May 5/7):

Research Paper Part 1 Due; Logical Fallacies



Week 15 (May 12/14):

Research Paper Part 2 Due



Week 16 (May 19/21):

Research Paper Workshop Draft Due; Preparation for the Final


Week 17: Final Draft Research Paper Due; F451 Final Exam

Tuesday/Thursday Final: Thursday, May 28

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