English Composition I
ENG 1101. Sinclair Community College
Juan Pablo Melo
INTRODUCTION: ESSENTIAL MECHANICS
3. Topic of Study
4. What is writing?
a. Steering the Craft: Punctuation and Grammar and Sentence Length and Complex Syntax (pg. 11 – 35)
UNIT 1: REFLEXIVE WRITING
Reading: Ta-Nehisi Coates. “I’m Not Black, I’m Kanye.” https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2018/05/im-not-black-im-kanye/559763/?src=longreads
Week 3 (Essay draft due on Sept 9 by midnight)
1. Reading: Jo Ann Beard. “The Fourth State of Matter."
1. Peer Review + Writing Workshop I
1. Reading: Baldwin. "Notes of a Native Son."
1. In class writing exercises.
Week 5 (Essay draft due on Sept 23 by midnight)
1. No Reading, focus on your draft, due by Monday, Sept 23.
1. Peer Review + Writing Workshop II
1. Reading: "We are all Flint." Catherine Fennell. https://limn.it/articles/are-we-all-flint/
1. No Class
UNIT II: ARGUMENTATIVE/RESEARCH WRITING
Week 7 (Unit I Essay due October 11 by midnight)
1. Reading: https://reallifemag.com/networked-dream-worlds/
2. Writing assignment: write an abstract for the piece we read from October 8 or October 10.
3. Writing Assignment: Find an deductie, inductive, or abductive argument being made in one of these pieces. Is the argument based on truth, rightness, or truthfulness propositions? A mix of them? Is the information relied upon solid? What are the weaknesses of the argument?
1. Reading: https://theintercept.com/2018/12/05/green-new-deal-proposal-impacts/
Week 9 (Abstract due Oct 28 by midnight)
1. Writing assignment: take one article from October 15, and one from October 17. Outline the primary arguments in each article. Identify the thesis, the main propositions that make up the argument, and the conclusion. What kind of propositions make up the argument? Are they truth, rightness, or truthfulness propositions? Label them. Is the primary argument deductive or inductive? Do the propositions link up logically and do they add up to the conclusion? What weaknesses can you identify in the argument? Outline a counter-argument that undermines one of the propositions or arguments from these pieces.
1. Reading: http://www.lapsuslima.com/minimal-maintenance/
1. Reading: https://anatomyof.ai/?fbclid=IwAR1EIwsnK-zk_aZYm_sDijdmM3DXQpjRrUKDZSMPSVQ08vxsVFRxqbt_lyY
2. Writing assignment, due at the beginning of class: summarize this piece. What is the problem it deals with? What thesis does it propose? What are its main arguments and examples? What are its conclusions? List three types of sources it is using to make its argument. Use parphrasing, quotation, and block quotes to complete your summary.
1. No class:
1. No class
Week 13 (Essay draft due by November 18 by midnight)
1. Review + Writing Workshop
November 28: Holiday, no class
Week 15: (Essay draft due by Dec. 2 by midnight).
1. Review + Writing Workshop
Week 16 (FINAL VERSION OF THE RESEARCH ESSAY DUE DEC 15 by MIDNIGHT)
1. Writing Workshop
1. Writing Workshop and Wrap Up (Final Paper due Dec. 15)