Carr Kizzier
Instructor, Department of English CCBC Essex
Office: E331
Phone: 410-780-6638

 

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ENGL 102X Assignments (due before you come to class)

R 4/28 - Revision
Revise:
1. rewrite your intro paragraph to include more vivid description -- ie more specific concrete details.
2. Rewrite a part of your essay where you lose the scene. Bring us back to the time and place where the action is occurring.

T 4/26 - First Draft
Submit:
bring a hard copy of your First Draft of the Immersion Project: 6 pages TYPED plus a Works Cited page in MLA format.
Observation Notes: bring your last 3 pages of observation notes
Blog: react to the movie we saw in class this week, and discuss its relevance to America in 2011.

T-R 4/19,21 - Spring Break

T 4/12 - Final Interview Essay
Submit:
Bring a hard copy of your final draft of your interview essay to class.
Blog: Discuss the most important things you learned about your topic in your research.

R 4/7 - 4 Sources
Submit:
Bring a hard copy of your Summaries of 4 Sources for your Immersion Project. Details are in the Immersion Project assignment sheet.

T 4/5 - Interview Essay
Submit:
Observation notes 2 (3 pages, can be handwritten)
Workshop: bring as hard copy ofm your draft of your 2-page Interview Narrative, an essay about your experience interviewing someone for your project. Details are in the Immersion Project assignment sheet.

R 3/31 - No Class
Attend Creative Writing Forum for extra credit:
Workshops from 4-5:15pm in J-100
Dinner 5:30-6:45 in B-213-15
Reading 7pm with Stanley Plumly in J-137

T 3/29 - Int Questions
Submit:
2nd batch of Interview questions (6x2)

T 3/22 - Workshop of Observation Essay
Bring:
a hard copy of your two-page observation essay. Include two separate intro paragraphs, at least one of which should imitate the style of the "Kobe" essay. TYPED, double-spaced.

R 3/17 - Troublemakers
Read: "Troublemakers"

T 3/15 - Observe Troublemakers
Submit:
your first three pages of observation notes. These can be handwritten.
Read: "Troublemakers"
Blog: Respond to the question of whether the two essays "Kobe" and "Like Jesus" are overall positive or negative portrayals of their subjects (Kobe Bryant and the Child Evangelism Fellowship). Use three examples from the text to support your view.

R 3/10 - Kobe and Jesus
Blog:
Respond to the question of whether the two essays "Kobe" and "Like Jesus" are overall positive or negative portrayals of their subjects (Kobe Bryant and the Child Evangelism Fellowship). Use three examples from the text to support your view.

T 3/8 - Interview Questions
Submit: Interview questions. 4 general questions, along with 6 specific questions for two interviewees. Indicate that you have done some research in your questions.
Read: "Kobe Bryant Doesn't Want Your Love"
Blog: Using "Kobe" and "Jesus", respond to the following: 1. What is the FRAME? 2. What is the MAIN IDEA? 3. Choose 3 pieces of info that came from research and 3 pieces that came from interviews.

R 3/3 - What I Know
Submit: bring a hard copy of your final draft of Part 2 of the Immersion Project: "What I Know." Typed and double-spaced.
Read: "Like I Was Jesus" As you read, notice the process the author went through to gain access and observe.

T 3/1 - Research Question
Submit:
your research question -- part 1 of the Immersion Project. Make sure it is TYPED and double-spaced.
Read: "How Susie Bayer's Tshirt Ended up on Yusuf Mama's Back"
Blog: 1. What is the FRAME of the essay? 2. What is the author doing in the intro? 3. What is the MAIN IDEA? 4. List 3 interview questions that aren't stated directly. 5. List 3 research facts.

R 2/24 - Syllabus Quiz
Be prepared to take a quiz on the syllabus. Log into kizzier.com and blogger.com
Read: "How Susie Bayer's Tshirt Ended up on Yusuf Mama's Back"
Blog: Comment on the FRAME, INTRO, and MAIN IDEA of the essay.

T 2/22 - Intro to Course
Icebreaker/Writing Sample: Write a brief narrative essay about your name. Then present it to the class.
Login: login to kizzier.com; create your blogger.com account and blog

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