Homework CCSF ENGL 96 sec 029 TTR 11:10-12:25

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Homework Due Thursday, August 21:

  1. Fill out the Student Information and Syllabus Acceptance form (linked here). You may either email a copy to me as an attachment or print it out and hand it in next class.
  2. Buy course texts
  3. Read Robinson (Texts and Contexts by William Robinson and Stephanie Tucker) p.3-8 and type summary sentences for the exercises on p.7-8. A PDF of these pages is linked here for those who have not been able to purchase the book yet. The instructions also ask you to underline the general statements and mark “S” by the specific – you do not need to do this. Submit your homework via email (msmith70 at mail.ccsf.edu) and print out a copy to bring to class for discussion.

Thu 8/21 textbook(s) to bring: Robinson

Homework Due Tuesday, August 26:

  1. If you have not already filled out the Student Information and Syllabus Acceptance form (linked here), please do so. It is an assignment for credit.
  2. Read Robinson p.12-19. (A PDF of these pages is linked here for those who do not have the book yet). Annotate the essay “Fatigue” p.16-19 in the same fashion as the example on p.14-15. Nothing needs to be turned in for the annotating but bring your marked up print-out or book to class.
  3. Read Hacker (Rules for Writers by Diane Hacker) p.523-32 on “MLA Manuscript Format; sample paper.”
  4. Read Sentence Development Tutorial #9 on Homonyms from the course website. Tutorial  linked permanently at menu on right under Sentence Development Tutorials and here: Homonyms. Please ignore the instructions within the tutorial to take your work to the lab. That is not necessary. (Optional: do exercises for practice; I will check your work if you like.)
  5. Read posted instructions for Essay #1. Detailed instructions linked permanently at menu on right and here: Essay 1 – Summary of “Fatigue”. We will discuss and outline the essay in class on Tuesday and a rough draft of the one paragraph essay will be due Thursday. The final draft will be due the following Tuesday (9/2).

Tue 8/26 textbook(s) to bring: Robinson

Homework Due Thursday, August 28:

  1. Write a rough draft of your summary paragraph for the essay “Fatigue” (p.16-19 Robinson). Email your work to me for pre-writing credit, but also print out a copy to discuss in class. This will count as your first pre-writing for Essay 1 – Summary of “Fatigue”.
  2. Read Hacker (Rules for Writers by Diane Hacker) “repair sentence fragments” p.180-186. 

Thu 8/28 textbook(s) to bring: Robinson

Homework Due Tuesday, Sep 2:

  1. Final draft of Essay 1 – Summary of “Fatigue” is due. You may either turn in a hard copy in class or email it to me by midnight.
  2. Many people did not turn in their self-review for “Fatigue” at the end of class as I asked. So bring it with you on Tuesday to turn in. A copy of the questions is linked here: Self-Review for “Fatigue” Summary
  3. Read and annotate “The Myth of Violence in the Old West” p.20-23 in the same fashion as we did “Fatigue” and the example on p.14-15. Pay particular attention to noting the Main Supporting Points, often found in the Topic Sentences of each paragraph. A PDF of the selection is linked here.
  4. On page 20 of Robinson, the author describes an exercise: “Go through the essay looking only at the first sentence of each paragraph. In that sentence find the word (or words) that tell the reader what the paragraph will be about. Write down these words in order, paragraph by paragraph, along with the number of each paragraph.” You should end up with a list of 17 words.  Email your work to me for pre-writing credit, but also print out a copy to discuss in class.  This will count as your first pre-writing for Essay 2 – Summary of “Myth”.
  5. Read Hacker: Run-on Sentences p.188-193.

Tue 9/2 textbook(s) to bring: Robinson

Homework Due Thursday, Sep 4:

  1. Rough draft of Essay 2 – Summary of “Myth” is due. You must bring a substantial draft to class for credit. Failure to do so will result in a deduction for the rough draft credit and the peer-review credit. If possible, please print out and bring 2 copies of your draft for peer review.

Thu 9/4 textbook(s) to bring: Robinson

Homework Due Tuesday, Sep 9:

  1. Final draft of Essay 2 – Summary of “Myth” is due. You may either turn in a hard copy in class or email it to me by midnight. Use your classmate’s peer review of your rough draft (if you agree with their comments) and the peer-review scale (linked here) to revise your draft.
  2. Read Hacker on Signal phrases p.473-479; on MLA in-text citations p.479-483; on MLA list of works cited p.490-493, 532.
  3. Read and annotate “His Talk, Her Talk” in Robinson p.30-32.

Tue 9/9 textbook(s) to bring: Robinson

Homework Due Thursday, Sep 11:

  1. Read and annotate “Man To Man, Woman To Woman” p.32-35. In addition to the usual annotation (highlighting, underlining, etc) take notes on the article, noting the similarities and differences between this on and “His Talk, Her Talk.” You should be able to identify the thesis and main points of each article.

Thu 9/11 textbook(s) to bring: Robinson

Homework Due Tuesday, Sep 16:

  1. Create Points of Comparison Grid: As a class we talked about Points of Comparison & Contrast between “His Talk, Her Talk” and “Man To Man, Woman To Woman.” Type up your version of this grid: the points you will compare in your essay and the details from each source essay that fit those points. Submit your completed work via email AND print out a copy to bring to class for discussion. This will be a pre-writing steps for Essay 3. Look over the detailed instructions for Essay 3 linked at menu on right and here:  Essay 3 – Report on Gender and Conversation. At the bottom of the instructions is a template for the Points of Comparison Grid. I have suggested the first point to compare: the different tone of each article. Now you come up with 4 more categories to compare in the two pieces.
  2. Read Hacker: Subordinate clauses p.395–98, Conjunctions p.376, Conjunctive adverbs and transitional phrases p.315, Sentence structures p.398.

Tue 9/16 textbook(s) to bring: Robinson

Homework Due Tuesday, Sep 23:

  1. Rough draft for Essay 3 – Report on Gender and Conversation. Submit the rough draft via email AND print out a copy to bring to class.
  2. Read Hacker on capitalization (362-367) and apostrophes and possessives (321-326)
  3. Read Robinson 152-4 (no need to do exercises, we’ll do them in class).
  4. Read and Annotate Robinson p.136-49: “Advertising’s Fifteen Basic Appeals” by Jib Fowles.

Tue 9/23 textbook(s) to bring: Robinson

Homework Due Thursday, Sep 25:

  1. Final draft of Essay 3 – Report on Gender and Conversation. is due. You may either turn in a hard copy in class or email it to me by midnight. Either way, bring your classmate’s peer review of your rough draft to class to turn in to me.
  2. We’ll begin talking about “Advertising’s Fifteen Basic Appeals” by Jib Fowles so make sure to have finished reading it.

Thu 9/25 textbook(s) to bring: Robinson

Homework Due Tuesday, Sep 30:

  1. Bring in 3 ads which are:
    • All from the same issue of one magazine
    • Full page
    • Advertising a single product (clarification: the individual ads should be for one product, not a group of products, but the 3 ads should all be for different products)
    • Not part of an article or photo-pictorial
  2. Type a set of notes for each of the three ads identifying the appeal you see at work in them. These may be brief but do more than name the appeal. Describe elements of the ad (not just the product) which create the appeal: model(s), color, graphics, layout, font, language. Submit online and print out a copy to bring to class.

Tue 9/30 textbook(s) to bring: Robinson

Homework Due Thursday, Oct 2:

  1. Find 7 more ads to create a packet of 10 (or more) to analyze for Essay 4 – How Do Advertisers Try to Manipulate Us?. Again, type notes for each ad analyzing its appeal(s). Email your notes for credit and bring your ads to class.

Thu 10/2 textbook(s) to bring: Robinson plus packet of ads

Homework Due Tuesday, Oct 7:

  1. Rough draft 1 for Essay 4 – How Do Advertisers Try to Manipulate Us?: one rough body paragraph explaining how one of the dominant appeals appears in at least of your ads. Do not email to me. Just bring a copy to class for discussion.
  2. Note that for Thursday you will need two more body paragraphs, so I recommend you start work on all three body paragraphs. do not wait for the short break between Tue and Thu.

Tue 10/7 textbook(s) to bring: Robinson plus packet of ads

Homework Due Thursday, Oct 9:

  1. Rough draft 2: full essay body (no intro or conclusion needed) for Essay 4 – How Do Advertisers Try to Manipulate Us?. Bring a copy of your essay draft (bring 2 print-outs if you can: we may need them and you may get more ideas and input on your draft). Also bring all of your ads.

Thu 10/9 textbook(s) to bring: Robinson plus packet of ads

Homework Due Tuesday, Oct 14:

  1. Intro and conclusion for Essay 4 – How Do Advertisers Try to Manipulate Us?. Bring a copy of both to class. Also bring all of your ads.
  2. Remember to bring the worksheet on thesis statements back to class for more work and discussion.
  3. Read Hacker on Misplaced or Dangling Modifiers p. 127-135.

Tue 10/14 textbook(s) to bring: Robinson plus packet of ads

Homework Due Thursday, Oct 16:

  1. Review pages 152-6 of Robinson. We’ll do exercises in class. We’ll also do some exercises based on Hacker on Misplaced or Dangling Modifiers p. 127-135.

Thu 10/16 textbook(s) to bring: Robinson

Homework Due Tuesday, Oct 21:

  1. Final draft Essay 4 – How Do Advertisers Try to Manipulate Us? due. Bring to class or email by midnight. Either way, make sure to bring your packet of ads to class to turn in.

Tue 10/21 textbook(s) to bring: Robinson

Homework Due Thursday, Oct 23:

  1. Read Robinson p. 100-108 on analyzing the job market.
  2. As discussed in class, complete exercises for “Look Up and Say ‘Cheese'” on pp. 166-167. You may type or handwrite. Bring your work to class.
  3. We’ll continue watching Robert Reich’s film Inequality for All. The viewing questions that you will need to answer for Tuesday are linked here: ENGL 96 Study Questions and permanently on the menu to the right.

10/23 textbook(s) to bring: Robinson

Homework Due Tuesday, Oct 28:

  1. Bring to class your answers to the viewing questions on Robert Reich’s film Inequality for All. They are linked here: ENGL 96 Study Questions and permanently on the menu to the right.

Tue 10/28 textbook(s) to bring: Robinson

Homework Due Thursday, Oct 30:

  1. Students: sorry about the last minute notice but CLASS TODAY IS CANCELLED
  2. Complete worksheets A and B from Robinson p. 100-103.

Thu 10/30 textbook(s) to bring: Robinson

Homework Due Tuesday, Nov 4:

  1. Moved up from Thursday: Complete worksheets A and B from Robinson p. 100-103.
  2. Read Robinson 109-117.
  3. Find two articles – online or in print magazines – about the job and career forecasts for the near future, much like the essay above from the Dept of Labor (Robinson 109-117). The articles should at least include mention of your chosen field. Make sure to print out the articles so you can bring them to class Tuesday.

Tue 11/4 textbook(s) to bring: Robinson

Homework Due Thursday, Nov 6:

  1. For each of your two articles, fill out the following information:1.Thesis (topic)2.Forecast for your job: growth, stability, reduction3.Rate of change (what % will jobs rise or fall? are any other numerical predictions given?)4.Quality of change:

    a)Demand – will the demands for workers change and why

    b)Supply – are too many or too few going into this job?

    c)Description – will the job description change due to new technology or economic shifts?

    d)Qualifications – will employers start requiring new skills or more schooling

    If your article does not give any of this information, you may need to seek out a new article. Submit via email and print out and bring to class.

Thu 11/6 textbook(s) to bring: Robinson

Homework Due Tuesday, Nov 11:

  1. Continue the work you began in class on Thursday: Using the 2 articles from the Robinson book and 2 (or more) articles found on the web and elsewhere, write a rough draft of the first body paragraph of your essay. This is the quantitative section (Part II. A) where you give the forecast of how your partner’s chosen profession will do in the near future. Will the number of available jobs grow, shrink or stay about the same. By what percentage or raw numbers? What market or social forces with affect this change? Will the available jobs move to new cities, states, or countries? Print out your rough paragraph and bring to class.
  2. Read over the detailed instructions for Essay 5 – Analyzing the Job Market (linked here and permanently on the right). On Thursday a rough paragraph draft of the qualitative section (Part II. B 1-2 ) of your essay will be due for so begin working on that over the long weekend as well.
  3. Type an answer for Passages 1 and 2 of Critical Analysis Chapter 2: What Words or Phrases Are Ambiguous? (linked here and along right margin). Submit your completed work via email AND print out a copy to bring to class for discussion. We will go over the answers in class and you will be able to write notes on your papers with the corrected answers.

Thu 11/13 textbook(s) to bring: Robinson

Homework Due Thursday, Nov 13:

  1. A rough paragraph draft of the qualitative section (Part II. B 1-2 ) of your essay is due. Print out a copy and bring to class for workshopping. 

Thu 11/13 textbook(s) to bring: Robinson

Homework Due Thursday, Nov 13:

  1. A rough paragraph draft of the qualitative section (Part II. B 1-2 ) of your essay is due. Print out a copy and bring to class for workshopping. 

Thu 11/13 textbook(s) to bring: Robinson

Homework Due Tuesday, Nov 18:

  1. A rough paragraph draft of the Conclusion section (Part III) of your essay is due. This part will show how well your writing partner’s job preferences match with the forecast. You will also make recommendations for adjusting plans based upon your research: whether to seek more or different education, to get more training, to adjust goals, etc. Print out a copy and bring to class for workshopping. 
  2. Type answers for Passages 1 and 3 of Critical Analysis Chapter 5: Are There Any Fallacies in the Reasoning? (linked here and along right margin). Submit your completed work via email AND print out a copy to bring to class for discussion. We will go over the answers in class and you will be able to write notes on your papers with the corrected answers.

Tue 11/18 textbook(s) to bring: Robinson

Homework Due Thursday, Nov 20:

  1. A complete rough draft of Essay 5 – Analyzing the Job Market is due. Print out a copy and bring to class for a peer review. If possible, please bring two printouts of your essay. 

Thu 11/20 textbook(s) to bring: Robinson

Homework Due Tuesday, Nov 25:

  1. Reminder: There will be no class meetings Tue 11/25 and Thu 11/27.
  2. Essay 5 – Analyzing the Job Market is due via email.

Homework Due Tuesday, Dec 2:

  1. Begin reading Distracted: The Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark Age by Maggie Jackson. Read the intro and part I of the book, p.11-123.

Tue 12/2 textbook(s) to bring: Distracted

Homework Due Thursday, Dec 4:

  1. Read Chapter 5 of Distracted.

Thu 12/4 textbook(s) to bring: Distracted

Homework Due Tuesday, Dec 9:

  1. Read Chapters 6 – 8 of Distracted.

Tue 12/9 textbook(s) to bring: Distracted

Homework Due Thursday, Dec 11:

  1. Read Chapter 9 of Distracted.
  2. I just saw the notice that due to inclement weather, the school will be closed. That means us too: class is cancelled.

Thu 12/11 textbook(s) to bring: Distracted

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Final Exam: 12/16 tue 10:30-12:30

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