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Thayne's Composition Schedule:

Date Assignment Given Assignment Due
4/13

Discussed: Basic Grammar Principles.

Assigned: Workbook 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, and 4.5

 
4/15

Discussed: Basic principles of essay writing (see first 4 chapters of the Handbook and Confident Writer).

Assigned: Stephen King essay found in the Confident Writer ("Ever Et Raw Meat?") on page 93, and answer all 6 questions at the END of the essay (approximately pages 98-99).

Handbook 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, and 4.5
4/20

Discussed: Further essay techniques (see notes on 4/15, above).

Assigned: Freewriting on a song that means something to you or is important to you in some way

Stephen King essay found in the Confident Writer ("Ever Et Raw Meat?") on page 93, and answer all 6 questions at the END of the essay (approximately pages 98-99).
4/22

Discussed: Group Editing/Writing/Researching. Sentence fragments, run-ons, comma splices. Overview of the writing process. See syllabus for associated reading.

Assigned: 5-paragraph Narrative Essay Rough Draft (due 4/29)
-Description of a song that is meaningful to you
-Thesis, 3 supporting points, conclusion
Workbook 13-2 and 14-4 (first 5 questions each)

Prewriting

Workbook 13-2 and 14-4 (first 5 questions each)

4/27

Discussed: Refining your paragraphs using structure and form (see Handbook topics beginning with Inductive and Deductive reasoning and on through all form techniques).

Assigned: Begin refining your paragraphs to have a solid, effective organization and a consistent, effective form.

Narrative Essay Rough Draft

Workbook 13-2 and 14-4 (first 5 questions) for those not in class

4/29

Discussed: Refining paragraphs. Applying structure and form to existing paragraphs.

Assigned: Workbook 15-1 through 15-3

 
5/4

Discussed: Refining your entire essay. Narrowing your topic. Developing a strong thesis. Using word processing programs to help with grammar and spelling.

Assigned: Workbook <coming soon>

Workbook 15-1 through 15-3
5/6
  1st Revision of Illustrative Essay due.
5/11
  Workbook assignment from 5/4
5/13
   
5/18
   
5/20
   
5/25
   
5/27
   
6/1
   
6/3
   
6/8
   
6/10
   
6/15
   
6/17
   
6/22
   
6/24
   
6/29
   
7/1
   
7/6
   
7/8