Course Schedule

(Subject to Change)

Week 1

Mon., Jan. 27

  • In Class:
    • Introductions
    • Syllabus Review
    • Writing Diagnostic
  • Homework:
    • Register for the Commons and sign up for our course
    • Log into Blackboard

Wed., Jan. 29

  • In Class:
    • “Taking My Parents to College”
    • Group Activity: Campus Scavenger Hunt
  • Homework:
    • Write: Campus Scavenger Hunt reflection

Week 2

Mon., Feb. 3

  • In Class:
    • Active Reading and Annotations
    • Due: Campus Scavenger Hunt Reflection
  • Homework:
    • Read: They Say, I Say Introduction pgs 1-18

Wed., Feb. 5

  • In Class:
    • They Say, I Say Practice
    • COW: Posting to the Commons (2 pm)
    • Pre-reading “The Next Environmental Revolution”
  • Homework:
    • Read: “The Next Environmental Revolution” from Welcome to Your World pgs 1-19 (Readings Page of Blackboard)
    • Write: Answers to study guide questions

Week 3

Mon., Feb. 10

  • In Class:
    • Discuss “The Next Environmental Revolution”
    • Group Activity: Study Guide Google Doc (COW 2 pm)
  • Homework:
    • Read:
      • They Say, I Say 1 ‘They Say’: Starting with What Others Are Saying pgs 19-29
      • They Say, I Say 2 ‘Her Point Is’: The Art of Summarizing pgs 30-41
      • They Say, I Say 3 ‘As He Himself Puts It’: The Art of Quoting pgs 42-54
    • Write: Top 3 take-aways from each chapter

Wed., Feb. 12 college closed: No Classes at Hostos

Week 4

Mon., Feb. 17 college closed: No Classes at Hostos
Wed., Feb. 19 No class due to travel issues

Week 5

Mon., Feb. 24

  • In Class:
    • They Say, I Say Reading Quiz
    • They Say, I Say Practice
    • Discuss Essay 1: Summary Essay
    • Writing Center Presentation (Shaneka)
  • Homework:
    • Write: draft of Essay 1: Summary Essay

Wed., Feb. 26

  • In Class:
    • Practice Summarizing
    • Success Coaches 12:30
      • (COW 2pm)
  • Homework:
    • Write  Draft of Essay 1

Week 6
Mon., Mar. 2

  • In Class:
    • Essay 1 Draft due to Blackboard and in hard copy in class
    • Essay 1 Draft Workshop
    • Pre-reading Nonstop Metropolis “City of Women,” pgs 85-90 
  • Homework:
    • Read:
      • They Say, I Say 4 ‘Yes/ No/ Okay, But’: Three Ways to Respond pgs 55-67
      • Read Nonstop Metropolis, “City of Women,” pigs 85-90
      • Answers to Study Guide Questions
    • Write:
      • Answer Study Guide Questions
      • Final Draft of Essay 1

Wed., Mar. 4

  • In Class:
    • Discuss Nonstop Metropolis “City of Women,” pigs 85-90
    • Practice Responding
  • Homework
    • Read: They Say, I Say 5 ‘And Yet’: Distinguishing What You Say from What They Say pgs 68-77
    • Write:
      • Blog post
      • Draft Essay 2

Week 7
Mon., Mar. 9

  • In Class:
    • Final Draft of Essay 1 Due on Blackboard and in Hard Copy
      • Practice Distinguishing What You Say from What They Say
      • Assign Essay 2: Critical Analysis
  • Homework:
    • Work on Essay 2: Critical Analysis
    • Read Nonstop Metropolis ‘Trash in the City’ pgs 142-146
    • Answer Study Guide Questions

Wed., Mar. 11

  • In Class:
    • Discuss Nonstop Metropolis ‘Trash in the City’ pgs 142-146
  • Homework:
    • Draft Essay 2: Critical Analysis

Week 8
Mon., Mar. 16

  • In Class:
    • Essay 2: Critical Analysis Workshop
  • Homework:
    • Read Nonstop Metropolis Mother Tongues and Queens pgs 194-198

Wed., Mar. 18

  • In Class:
    • Discuss Nonstop Metropolis Mother Tongues and Queens pgs 194-198
    • Midterm Review
  • Homework:
    • Study for Midterm
    • Finish Essay 2: Critical Analysis

Week 9
Mon., Mar. 23

  • In Class:
    • Essay 2: Critical Analysis Due on Blackboard and in Hard Copy
    • Midterm
    • Assign Research Assignment
  • Homework:
    • Research Assignment Step 1: Brainstorming a Topic

Wed., Mar. 25

  • In Class:
    • Research Assignment Step 2: Narrowing a Research Question
    • Work on research (COW 2pm)
  • Homework:
    • Finalize 3 Research Questions

Week 10

Mon., Mar. 30

  • In Class:
    • Library Session on Research
  • Homework:
    • Research Assignment Step 3: Find and summarize 3 sources

Wed., Apr. 1

  • In Class:
    • Research Assignment Step 4: Create an argument

Week 11
Mon., Apr. 6

  • In Class:
    • Online Session (No meeting at Hostos today): Peer Review Research Projects
  • Homework:
    • Finalize Research Project Steps

Tues., Apr. 7 Class follows Wed. schedule

  • In Class:
    • Research Project Steps 1-3 Due on Blackboard
    • Research Project Step 4 written and submitted in class
  • Homework:
    • Read:
      • They Say, I Say 6 ‘Skeptics May Object’: Planting a Naysayer in Your Text pgs 78-91
      • Nonstop Metropolis City of Walkers pgs 94-101
    • Write:
      • Answer Study Guide Questions

Week 12
Mon., Apr. 13 Spring Recess

Wed., Apr. 15 Spring Recess

Week 13
Mon., Apr. 20

  • In Class:
    • Practice Planting a Naysayer
    • Discuss Nonstop Metropolis City of Walkers pgs 94-101
    • Assign Essay 3: Argumentative Essay
  • Homework:
    • Read: They Say, I Say 7 ‘So What? Who Cares?’: Saying Why it Matters pgs 92-104

Wed., Apr. 22

  • In Class:
    • Practice Saying Why it Matters
    • Work on Essay 3: Argumentative Essay
  • Homework:
    • Read:
      • They Say, I Say 8 ‘As a Result’: Connecting the Parts pgs 105-120
      • Nonstop Metropolis Brooklyn Villages pgs 165-170
    • Write:
      • Work on Essay 3: Argumentative Essay
      • Answer Study Guide Questions

Week 14
Mon., Apr. 27

  • In Class:
    • Practice Connecting the Parts
    • Work on Essay 3: Argumentative Essay
  • Homework:
    • Read: Nonstop Metropolis Mysterious Land of Shaolin pgs 147-157
    • Write:
      • Work on Essay 3: Argumentative Essay
      • Answer Study Guide Questions

Wed., Apr. 29

  • In Class:
    • Discuss Nonstop Metropolis Mysterious Land of Shaolin pgs 147-157
    • Course Evaluations (COW 2pm)
  • Homework:
    • Read: They Say, I Say 10: ‘But Don’t Get Me Wrong’: The Art of Metacommentary pgs 129-138
    • Write: Draft Essay 3: Argumentative Essay

Week 15
Mon., May. 4

  • In Class:
    • Practice Metacommentary
    • Essay 3: Argumentative Essay Draft Workshop
  • Homework:
    • Review for Final
    • Finish Essay 3: Argumentative Essay

Wed., May. 6

  • In Class:
    • Final Exam Review
  • Homework:
    • Read and Annotate Final Exam Readings

Week 16
Mon., May. 11

  • In Class:
    • Final Exam Preparation

Wed., May. 13

  • In Class:
    • Final Exam Preparation