Course Outline SP18

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All assignments will be posted on the blog. All work will be submitted on the blog. No paper will be exchanged.

  1. The Assignments Menu at the top of the blog is a good place to look for links to every assignment and deadline.
  2. Portfolio Assignments are those that will be included in your end-of-semester Portfolio, which accounts for 75% of your semester grade. They are identified by a prefix starting with P, beginning with P01. Portfolio assignments can be rewritten as often as you like for grade improvement, until the Portfolio deadline.
  3. Non-portfolio assignments are required but do not become part of your portfolio. Together with Exercises and Daily Notes, they account for 25% of your semester grade. They may be rewritten once for grade improvement. They are identified by a prefix starting with A, beginning with A01.
  4. Exercises are usually begun in class, often completed in class, and are not rewritten. If they’re numbered, the numbers start with E, beginning with E01.
  5. Class Notes are taken every day during class and are recorded as Replies to the daily Agenda page. They are awarded 1, 2, or 3 points depending on their degree of completeness and efficacy. They are the only way to earn credit for Class Participation.

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Deadlines and Penalties

MIDNIGHT SUN and MIDNIGHT TUE.
Unless otherwise indicated in the official assignment, the deadline for “weekend assignments” is Sunday just before midnight. The deadline for “midweek assignments” is Tuesday just before midnight.

Weekend Assignments:
For example, if an assignment is due before class MON JAN 22,
the deadline for publishing your draft is 11:59PM SUN JAN 21.

Midweek Assignments:
For example, if an assignment is due before class WED JAN 24,
the deadline for publishing your draft is 11:59PM TUE JAN 23.

Penalties for late posting are as follows:

  • Early posts are eligible for early feedback before the first draft is graded.
  • On-time posts published before midnight on the due date: Full Credit
  • 0-24. Posts published within 24 hours of the deadline: 10% Grade Penalty
  • 24-48. Posts published 24-48 hours late: 20% Grade Penalty
  • 48+. Posts published more than 48 hours late: 50% Grade Penalty. Posts published after 48 hours can’t pass, but they can avoid the 0/100 grade that can devastate a semester’s work.

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  Course Outline by Week


Before The 1st Day of Class

WEEK OF JAN 08

  • Send Email to Class
  • Introduce the Class to the Blog
  • Explain the value of Usernames to protect anonymity
  • Students Reply to email, acknowledging receipt
  • Students join the Blog, create a Username, share that Username via email
  • Students complete Preview Survey

Week 1

WED JAN 17
Link to the Daily Class Agenda

  • Class Photos
  • Text your Professor at (856) 979-6653
    • Text your Name plus C2 SP18
  • Introduction to Blogging
    • Open and Write a Post
    • Check off the appropriate Categories
    • Publish
    • Open in Edit, Revise, Update
    • Find in the Sidebar
  • Lecture/Demonstration: Narrowing the Topic to a Counterintuitive Hypothesis
  • Exercise E01: My Hypothesis
    • Start in class today WED JAN 17
    • DUE before class MON JAN 22

Week 2

MON JAN 22
Link to the Daily Class Agenda


WED JAN 24
Link to the Daily Class Agenda


Week 3

MON JAN 29
Link to the Daily Class Agenda


WED JAN 31
Link to the Daily Class Agenda

  • Lecture/Demonstration: Stone Money
  • Lecture/Demonstration: Cows and Chips
  • Cows and Chips Lecture/Demo/Exercise
    • I have revised this post to avoid confusion. It contains lecture material, demonstrations of the “Cows and Chips” technique in action, examples of advice I have given other student authors for enlivening their posts with livestock, and the details of a simple assignment.
  • Class Discussion Stone Money Source Material
  • Assignment A02: Stone Money
    • DUE WED FEB 07 
    • Incorporate the lesson of Purposeful Summary
    • Incorporate the lesson of Cows and Chips
    • Use Informal In-Text Citation and References Page (APA style)

Week 4

MON FEB 05
Link to the Daily Class Agenda


WED FEB 07
Link to the Daily Class Agenda


Week 5

MON FEB 12
Link to the Daily Class Agenda

  • Research Tips
    • I Can’t Find Any Sources!
  • Exercise E03: Good Citation Mechanics
    • DUE TODAY IN CLASS MON FEB 12
  • Portfolio Assignment P03: White Paper Second Draft
    • DUE MON FEB 19 
    • 5 New Sources
    • Purposefully Summarize New Sources
    • Use Research Tips to find New Sources at Google Search or Rowan’s Campbell Library Database

WED FEB 14
Link to the Daily Class Agenda


Week 6

MON FEB 19
Link to the Daily Class Agenda


WED FEB 21
Link to the Daily Class Agenda


Week 7

MON FEB 26
Link to the Daily Class Agenda


WED FEB 28
Link to the Daily Class Agenda


Week 8

MON MAR 05
Link to the Daily Class Agenda

  • Brevity and Clarity of Claims
    • Help for revising your White Paper Proposal section

    Counterintuitive Lecture: Ag-Gag Laws

  • Exercise E05: Not Because
    • DUE IN CLASS TODAY MON MAR 05
  • Portfolio Assignment P07: White Paper, Third Draft
    • DUE MON MAR 19

WED MAR 07
Agenda: Link to Agenda


SPRING BREAK
MON MAR 12—SAT MAR 17


Week 9

MON MAR 19
Link to the Daily Class Agenda


WED MAR 21
Link to the Daily Class Agenda


Week 10

MON MAR 26
Link to the Daily Class Agenda


WED MAR 28
Link to the Daily Class Agenda


Week 11

MON APR 02
Link to the Daily Class Agenda

  • Works Cited
  • Exercise E10: By Verbing
    • DUE in class today MON APR 02
  • Portfolio Assignment P11: White Paper, Fourth Draft
    • DUE MON APR 09

WED APR 04
Link to the Daily Class Agenda

  • Portfolio Assignment P12: Rebuttal Argument Rewrite
    • DUE WED APR 11

Week 12

MON APR 09
Link to the Daily Class Agenda


WED APR 11
Link to the Daily Class Agenda

  • Exercise E11: “Only” Abuse and Misuse
    • DUE in class today WED APR 11
  • Portfolio Assignment P14: 3000-word Researched Position Paper
    • DUE WED APR 18

Week 13

MON APR 16
Link to the Daily Class Agenda


WED APR 18
Link to the Daily Class Agenda


Week 14

MON APR 23
Link to the Daily Class Agenda

  • Final Polish Workshop
    • Live Feedback on Grammar and Rhetoric

WED APR 25
Portfolio Readiness Double-check


Week 15—FINALS WEEK

MON APR 30
Final Grade Conferences


WED MAY 02
Final Grade Conferences


GRADES POSTED TO BANNER BY 11:59PM FRI MAY 04