Syllabus

English 102:
Freshman Composition

Section 46
Spring 1999
The University of Mississippi
Department of English

All reading and writing assignments listed are to be done before the respective class meeting time. Additional and/or other reading or writing assignments may be announced in class. You should be prepared to turn in any writing assignments upon request. Note: This syllabus is subject to frequent and abrupt changes. Proceed with caution.
 
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Jan. 12  
Thought for Food
Read Juxtapositions, pp. 218-32 
Write journal responses to both essays.
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Language and Word Choice
Read Writer's Brief Handbook, "Word Choice" (pp. 157-86) 
Write 500-word journal essay on language in food labeling or advertising
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Mickey Mouse: An American Myth
Read Juxtapositions, pp. 234-59 
Write journal responses to at least two essays.
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Writing Arguments
Read Writer's Brief Handbook, pp. 265-75 
Write 500-word journal essay on some easily recognized American symbol, character, or icon.
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ESSAY 1, DRAFT DUE IN CLASS 

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Using Sources 1
Read "Using Sources" Lesson on course website and do the online exercise.
Write responses to each of your peer critiques, explaining which ones you find useful and why.
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Feb. 2 
Meaning on the Mall
Read Juxtapositions, pp. 280-97
Write journal response to one of the essays.
TURN IN ESSAY 1 Revision
Meaning on the Mall, 2
Read Juxtapositions, pp. 298-302
Write 500-word journal essay on one of the "Suggestions for Writing on the Juxtapositions" on pp. 302-303.
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Why Is Weight so Weighty?
Read Juxtapositions, pp. 260-79
Write journal responses comparing at least two essays.
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Mirror, Mirror
Read Juxtapositions, pp. 418-39
Write 500-word journal essay on one of the "Suggestions for Writing" on p. 439.
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ESSAY 2, DRAFT DUE IN CLASS

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Formatting and Document Design
Read Writer's Brief Handbook, pp. 245-64
Write responses to each of your peer critiques, explaining which ones you find useful and why.
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Language and Manners
Read Juxtapositions, pp. 324-33
Write a one-page journal entry detailing your position on "vulgar" speech.
TURN IN ESSAY 2 Revision
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The Power of Naming
Read Juxtapositions, pp. 334-45
Write 500-word journal essay on one of the "Suggestions for Writing" on p. 345.
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ESSAY 3, DRAFT DUE IN CLASS

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The Library/The Research Paper
Read Writer's Brief Handbook, pp. 287-322
Meeting place to be announced
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SPRING BREAK
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Regulating Speech
Read Juxtapositions, pp. 388-401
Write 500-word journal essay on one of the "Suggestions for Writing" on p. 401.
TURN IN ESSAY 3 Revision
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Language as Power
Read Juxtapositions, pp. 402-17
Write journal responses to each of the three essays.
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ESSAY 4, DRAFT DUE IN CLASS

 
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Mothers
Read Juxtapositions, pp. 98-119
Writing Assignment TBA
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Fact and Fiction: Two Accounts ... 
Read Juxtapositions, pp. 120-49
Writing Assignment TBA
TURN IN ESSAY 4 Revision
April 1
Reimagining a Fairy Tale
Read Juxtapositions, pp. 304-21
Writing Assignment TBA
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ESSAY 5, DRAFT DUE IN CLASS

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Essay Portfolio Selection 1
Bring all essay drafts for first three essays to class.
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Essay Portfolio Revision Workshop
Bring essay drafts to class for revision.
TURN IN ESSAY 5 Revision
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Essay Portfolio Selection 2
Bring all essay drafts for first three essays to class.
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In-class Writing Workshop
Bring essays to work on.
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Essay Portfolio Selection 3
Bring all remaining essay drafts to class.
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Reflective Writing
Write a 500- to 1000-word essay reflecting upon the contents of your writing portfolio. Bring it to class for peer critique.
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Turn in Final Portfolio

 


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