English 101 Schedule

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This page contains materials relevant to my sections of English 101, taught in or around Seattle, Washington. Its purpose may be obscure to the general public, but you're more than welcome to read anything of interest. For class members, due dates can be found on the Canvas site for your section.

Assignments and policies

Syllabus
Article critique
Research argument
Revision plan
Creative paper
Workshopping

WEEK 1

Monday

Introductions
Syllabus
Log in to Canvas and look around. Your grades and attendance will be recorded here.
Create an account at Wikipedia

Reading for tomorrow

  1. "Evaluating Wikipedia"
  2. "Students have dismaying inability to tell fake news from real"

"The students displayed a "stunning and dismaying consistency" in their responses, the researchers wrote, getting duped again and again."

Tuesday

Information literacy, WikiEdu, & Wikipedia

Reading due tomorrow

Google, democracy, and the truth about internet search

"We are talking about the most powerful mind-control machine ever invented in the history of the human race. And people don’t even notice it."

Wednesday

Introduction To Wikipedia

Thursday

Library open session

WEEK 2

Monday

Martin Luther King Jr Day. No class.

Tuesday

Finding Reliable Resources
Thesis Structure
"Flawed Thesis Statements" handout
The Power of Nightmares, a film by Adam Curtis
Article Critique


Wednesday

Library visit

Thursday

Library visit

WEEK 3

Monday

"The Story of Stuff"

Tuesday

Share research paper topics — discuss narrowing and broadening
Cultural Criticism
Research argument
Pass out sample paper

Wednesday

MLA style
Go over MLA template
Go over sample paper

Thursday

Optional "Wiki help" in class.

WEEK 4

Monday

Logical Fallacies and Misuses of Language

Tuesday

Logical Fallacies and Misuses of Language

Wednesday

Share fallacy/misuses examples

Thursday

Extra citation help.

WEEK 5

Monday

Revision Plan
Creative Paper

Tuesday

Brainstorming

Wednesday

Workshopping

Thursday

Dialog
Dialog mistakes

WEEK 6

Monday

Point Of View

Tuesday

Description
"I Like To See It Lap The Miles"

Wednesday

"Literary" themes vs "Folk" themes

Thursday

Plot
Irony, Satire, and Parody
Revision plans due

WEEK 7

Monday

President's Day holiday. No class.

T - Th

Workshops

WEEKS 8 & 9

Workshops

WEEK 10

Publication

Possible Additional Topics

The Old Ladies of Fiction
Process Writing
Poetry
The Dunning-Kruger Effect