Schedule


Note: Schedule is approximate and subject to change throughout semester.

Week One

July 6-July 9

Monday:

Tuesday:

  • Launch professional sites: on themes, plug-ins vs. widgets, pages vs. posts
  • Begin work on “About Me”

Wednesday:

  • Discuss Unit 1: Rhetorical Analysis of Academic Communities of Writing and Discourse

Thursday:

    • Work on Unit 1
Week Two

July 13-July 16
Monday:

  • Unit 1/Part 1 due
  • Presentations on Unit 1/Part 1

Tuesday:

  • Library website/Subject Guides
  • Find & bring in to class / be prepared to discuss (on Wednesday) 5 major Peer-Reviewed Journals from your field

Wednesday:

  • Discourse Communities Workshop: Rhetorical Analysis of Scholarly Communities in Print
  • In-Class Research (find 5 articles from your 5 journals, 1 article per journal)
  • H/W: draft 1 of Unit 1 (due for Peer-review Monday, July 20); finish building professional site; include a “What I am Reading” page w/ link and 1-2 sentence annotated intro to selected journals and articles (use proper citation convention for your field)

Thursday:
Writing Lab

Draft of Unit 1 Part 2 due Monday in class for peer review. Post as a blog.

Begin to clean site up for site assessment:

  • content on all pages (no blank or empty pages)
  • “leave a reply” (look under Settings>Discussion to enable/disable, or under individual pages)
  • Menu structure is correct, up to date, and points to blog posts as well as pages
  • about me
  • no extraneous out-of-the-box features (get rid of “hello world” blog post etc.)
Week Three

July 20-July 23
Monday:

  • Peer Review Unit 1 Part 2

Tuesday:

  • Continue working on Unit 1 Part 2

Wednesday:

  • Site Assessment and Development
  • Begin Unit 2

 

Thursday:

  • Unit 2 | Identify professional discourse community and 3 representative companies/organizations/institutions
  • H/W: First part of Unit 2 (everything except for headnote)
Week Four

July 27-July 30

Monday

  • Peer Review Unit 2

Tuesday

  • Continue working on Unit 2

Wednesday

  • Begin to formulate research topics and questions

Thursday

  • Unit 2 due
  • Unit 3 Research Day
  • H/W Draft of Annotated Bibliography due Monday
Week Five

August 3-August 6
Monday

  • Peer Review, Annotated Bibliography:

Read and leave feedback for two of your colleagues. Focus on: what is working? What seems to need further development? How and where is the writer doing the work of summarizing/evaluating content, and how/where does the writer evaluate and analyze? What’s the balance between summary and evaluation/analysis. How does the writer indicate how each source will be used toward their larger research problem? What can you say about the tone/the imagined audience?
Tuesday

    Conferences

Wednesday

    Conferences

Thursday

    Peer Review of Annotated Bibliography
Week Six

August 10-August 13
Monday

      Unit 4 research and drafting:

 

In working with any unfamiliar genres (cover letter, cv, memo, standard operating procedures, report, conference abstract, review, training manual, fact sheet/one-sheet, press release), think about this model:

> locate models/examples

> rhetorical analysis of those examples (structure, tone, organization, length, word choice)

> analyze your audience (values, expertise: who are they? what do they know/need to know?)

> analyze your purpose (what’s the point?)

> gather your materials (evidence, notes, brainstorms) and draft

> workshop/gather feedback/proofread (writing not a solo activity)

> revise and repeat

Tuesday

    No class.

Wednesday

    Unit 3 Annotated Bibliography due

Thursday

    Unit 4 draft due for initial peer review
Week Seven

August 17-August 20
Monday

    Continue working on Unit 4

Tuesday:

    Final website evals

Wednesday:

      Course wrap-up

 

    Unit 4 due Thurs 8/20.