Sample MWF Calendar


Sample ENWR 110 Monday/Wednesday/Friday Semester Calendar
by Carrie Lindley, theme: "Biography & Autobiography"

Please note: It's usually easier for new instructors to begin with argument, not problem statements. (See Betsy Winakur Tontiplaphol's TR syllabus, or just swap Carrie Lindley's plans
for months 1 & 2.)


Month 1 | Month 2 | Month 3

Student Syllabus | Daily Class Plans | Essay Assignments and Workshops

 

Month 1

Week

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

1

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Introduction to the course

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Problem Statements

2

Introductions

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Destabilizing Conditions; Conceptual Problems

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The Problem Structure of an Introduction; Introduction Workshop 1

3

Asking Good Questions about the Readings

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Introduction Workshop 2

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Turnings Good Questions into Problem Statements

4

Review Introductions and Discuss Readings

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Introduction Workshop 3; Argument

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Thinking about problem statements and questions for your first paper

5

Workshop Paper #1

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Paper Revision; Discussion of Readings

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Individual student conferences

 

Month 2

Week

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

6

The 5 Parts of Argument

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Review Argument; Claims

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Citations; Claims Workshop

7

Argument Outline Workshop

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The Five Maxims of Quality Evidence

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Workshop

8

(Reading Holiday)

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Issues, Points, Discussion

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Claims, Reasons & Evidence in Readings

9

Paper Revisions; Prepare for Video Screening

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View Video

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Discuss Video

10

Acknowledgement & Response

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Warrants

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Workshop Presentation Arguments; Game

 

Month 3

Week

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

11

Persuasive Presentations

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Persuasive Presentations

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Persuasive Presentations; Discuss next paper

12

Workshop

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Discuss Film, Create Possible Claims

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Discuss Film; Discuss Claims in Groups

13

(Thanksgiving Recess)

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(Thanksgiving Recess)

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(Thanksgiving Recess)

14

Introduction Workshop 4

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Discuss Final Portfolio; Workshop

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Old to New Information

15

Topic String Patterns; Coherence vs. Cohesion

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Stress Position; Workshop

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Evaluations; Final Argument Game

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