Friday, April 15, 2011

Assignments for Friday, April 29, 2011

  • Complete classification & division essay (PCW, p. 503, numbers 1-3, 5-8, or 10)

  • Read "Social Harmony" (vocabulary: exemplar)

  • Read "One Man, Many Wives, Big Problems"

  • Read "False Pretense for War in Libya?" (click through to whole article) (vocabulary: dupe, humanitarian, mandate, poignant, pretense, propaganda)

  • Read "Is Sugar Toxic?" (vocabulary: chronic, correlation, deleterious, erroneous, metabolize, salient)

  • Turn in your rewritten essay. Remember to include your original, graded and marked essay with your rewrite.
Although we're not meeting next Friday, we can't afford to miss another full week of class, so the readings (especially "Sugar") are longer than usual this time; it's a good idea to pace yourself.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Look forward to seeing you this week

Despite an error on the tentative course schedule, our class will be meeting this week on Friday, April 15. The good Friday holiday this year is Friday, April 22. I look forward to seeing you in class this week.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Assignments for Friday, April 15, 2011

  • Turn in comparison and contrast essay

  • Read "College Pressures" in Patterns, pp. 462-68; learn vocabulary, p. 469

  • Read introduction to argumentation in Patterns, pp. 547-55

  • Read the Declaration of Independence in Patterns, pp. 575-78; learn vocabulary, p. 579

  • Read "Letter from Birmingham Jail" in Patterns, pp. 588-601; learn vocabulary, p. 602

Friday, April 1, 2011

Assignments for Friday, April 8, 2011

  • Complete MLA works cited exercise
  • Read “Two Ways to Belong in America” (Patterns, p. 411) and learn vocabulary words, pp. 414-15
  • Read “Swollen Expectations” (p. 422) and learn vocabulary words, p. 430
  • Read Patterns, pp. 447-59 (Classification & Division)
  • Read “The Ways We Lie” (p. 485) and learn vocabulary words, p. 493
  • Read “On the Internet, There’s No Place to Hide” (p. 495) and learn vocabulary words, p. 499
  • From the topics on p. 445 in Patterns, choose from topics 1-3, 5-8, 10, or 11 for a 500-word comparison & contrast essay due Friday, April 15, 2011. Bring your prewriting and, if applicable, rough draft to class on April 8.