Introduction to Academic Writing at the University

ENG 105 – University of Miami, Fall 2019


Course Description
Course Requirements
Grading & Rubrics
Assignments & Prompts
Schedule


Schedule

(subject to change—any changes will be announced with due notice.  Homework is due for the next class session)

PART ION IDENTITY

Week 1
M 8/19 – Syllabus day, “What is Writing?” in-class assignment
Homework: Read “Academia, Love Me Back” by Tiffany Martínez

W – Discuss “Academia, Love Me Back” by Tiffany Martínez; Discuss Essay 1 Assignment
Homework: Read “The Pressure to Cover” by Kenji Yoshino; post question on Blackboard

F – Discuss “The Pressure to Cover” by Kenji Yoshino
Homework: Post on Blackboard answer to “What is my identity?”

Week 2
M 8/26 –  What is identity?
Homework: Post on Blackboard answer to “When was a time when I felt insecure?”

W – What is insecurity?
Homework: Post on Blackboard answer to “When was a time when I conformed?”

F – What is conformity?
Homework: Post draft thesis on Blackboard

Week 3
M 9/2 –  Brainstorm paper theses
Homework: Post feedback for your peers’ theses (respond to at least 3 of your peers, 150-200 words each)

W – Peer review theses; Last day to drop course without a “W”
Homework: Draft introductory paragraph

F – Introductory paragraphs
Homework: Draft paper (bring 2 printed copies of paper); look over Owl at Purdue MLA style guide and bring in any questions

Week 4
M 9/9 –  Review MLA style; Discuss “What is Peer Review?”; Peer review drafts; turn in copy of draft to professor
Homework: Write peer review letter, email to partner (cc professor)

W – In-class conferences
Homework: Work on Essay 1

F – In-class conferences
Homework: Essay 1 due Monday

Week 5
M 9/16 –  Essay 1 due; Post-mortem; Review Essay 2 Assignment
Homework: Read “Beside Oneself: On the Limits of Sexual Autonomy” by Judith Butler

W – Discuss “Beside Oneself: On the Limits of Sexual Autonomy” by Judith Butler
Homework: Read “Networked Politics from Tahrir to Taksim: Is There a Social Media-Fueled Protest Style?” by Zeynep Tufekci

F – Discuss “Networked Politics from Tahrir to Taksim: Is There a Social Media-Fueled Protest Style?” by Zeynep Tufekci
Homework: Post on Blackboard an answer to the question “How do politics define our identity?”

Week 6
M 9/23 –  How do politics define our identity?
Homework: Post on Blackboard an answer to the question “What about social media is exciting?”

W – How do we use social media?
Homework: Post on Blackboard an answer to the question “How does social media help me define/perform my identity?”

F – How does social media help me define/act out my identity?
Homework: Post draft thesis on Blackboard

Week 7
M 9/30 –  Brainstorm paper theses
Homework: Post feedback for your peers’ theses (respond to at least 3 of your peers, 150-200 words each)

W – Peer review theses
Homework: Draft introductory paragraph

F – Introductory paragraphs
Homework: Draft paper (bring 2 printed copies of essay)

Week 8
M 10/7 –  Peer review drafts; turn in copy of draft to professor
Homework: Write peer review letter, email to partner (cc professor)

W – In-class conferences
Homework: Work on Essay 2

F – In-class conferences
Homework: Essay 2 due Monday

PART IION CULTURE

Week 9
M 10/14 –  Essay 2 Due; Post-mortem; Review Essay 3 assignment
Homework: Read the “Introduction” from Culture and Imperialism by Edward Said

W – Discuss “Introduction” of Culture and Imperialism by Edward Said
Homework: Read “Do Muslim Women Really Need Saving?: Anthropological Reflections on Cultural Relativism and Its Others” by Lila Abu-Lughod

F – NO CLASS / FALL BREAK
Homework: Read “Do Muslim Women Really Need Saving?: Anthropological Reflections on Cultural Relativism and Its Others” by Lila Abu-Lughod

Week 10
M 10/21 –  Discuss “Do Muslim Women Really Need Saving?: Anthropological Reflections on Cultural Relativism and Its Others” by Lila Abu-Lughod; Last day to drop a class (Review “W” on transcript)
Homework: Post on Blackboard an answer to the questions “What is culture? How is it created?”

W – What is culture? How is it created?
Homework: Post on Blackboard an answer to the question “What would I define my own culture as being?”

F – Who decides what culture is?
Homework: Post draft thesis on Blackboard

Week 11
M 10/28 –  Brainstorm paper theses
Homework: Post feedback for your peer’s theses (respond to at least 3 of your peers, 150-200 words each)

W – Peer review theses
Homework: Draft introductory paragraphs

F – Introductory paragraphs
Homework: Draft paper (bring 2 printed copies of essay)

Week 12
M 11/4 –  Peer review drafts; turn in copy of draft to professor
Homework: Write peer review letter, email to partner (cc professor)

W – In-class conferences
Homework: Work on Essay 3

F – In-class conferences
Homework: Essay 3 due Monday

Week 13
M 11/11 –  Essay 3 due; Post-mortem; Review Essay 4 assignment
Homework: Read “In Texas, a Decades-Old Hate Crime, Forgiven but Never Forgotten” by Audra D.S. Burch

W – Discuss “In Texas, a Decades-Old Hate Crime, Forgiven but Never Forgotten” by Audra D.S. Burch
Homework: Post on Blackboard an answer to the question “How has race defined culture?”

F – How has race defined/created culture?; DAMN by Kendrick Lamar
Homework: Read “Worlds Apart: How Neoliberalism Shapes the Global Economy and Limits the Power Of Democracies” by Patrick Iber and post on Blackboard an answer to the question “How has economics defined culture?”

Week 14
M 11/18 –  How has economics defined/created culture?; Review article research, MLA in-text citation, and analysis of sources
Homework: Post draft thesis on Blackboard; Find article using library database that would be a good source for this drafted thesis, cite it on your post after your thesis, and explain briefly how you see it fitting with your argument

W – Brainstorm paper theses, sources
Homework: Post feedback for your peers’ theses and sources (respond to at least 3 of your peers, 200-250 words each)

F – Peer review theses and sources
Homework: Draft introductory paragraph

THANKSGIVING BREAK 11/23-12/1

Week 15
M 11/25 –  Introductory paragraphs
Homework: Draft paper (bring 2 printed copies of essay)

W – Peer review drafts; turn in copy of draft to professor
Homework: Write peer review letter, email to partner (cc professor)

F – In-class conferences
Homework: Work on final paper

Week 16
M 12/2 –  Final day of class; In-class conferences
Homework: Final paper due Monday, Dec. 9