Schedule

Reading as a Writer, Writing as a Reader

Week 1 January 18-24
Tuesday (Section 04) / Wednesday (Section 31):  Introduction and discussion of course theme and book selection

Thursday (Section 04) / Friday (Section 31): In-class discussion of writing sequence 1: texts and contexts.

Week 2 January 25-31
Due: Monday at 5 PM: E-mail to mlong@keene.edu your book choice and the Rationale: a one-page single-spaced explanation why you chose the book. This piece of writing will talk about your interest in the subject matter, and will note relevant information about the author (academic or intellectual training, cultural background, etc.), the context or time period when the book was written/published, the genre of writing, and the field of study or inquiry. Attach the document to your e-mail and format the document using the “Standard-Manuscript Format” (though in this case single-space the whole document).

Tuesday (Section 04) / Wednesday (Section 31): In-class discussion of book selections. Order books no later than Wednesday

Thursday (Section 04) /Friday (Section 31): Writing Workshop: reading as a writer

Week 3 February 1-7
Tuesday (Section 04) / Wednesday (Section 31): Writing Workshop: writing as a reader

Thursday (Section 04) / Friday (Section 31): Due: two-page list of quotations (with page numbers) and two-page close reading (“page about a page”)

(Mark will be off campus on Friday and so section 31 will not met. Please send the list of quotations and the close reading “(page about a page”) as e-mail attachments to mlong@keene.edu.)

Week 4 February 8-14
Tuesday (Section 04) / Wednesday (Section 31): Due: two-page summary or précis of the book

Thursday (Section 04) / Friday (Section 31): Due: two-page commentary on issues in book that discusses the text and the relevant context(s) for reading the book (biographical, social, historical, cultural, literary). Sign up for individual conference.

Assistant from the Center for Writing will visit class on Thursday and Friday to talk about the resources and opportunities for writers at the Center and to “demystify Thinking and Writing” from a student’s  perspective

Week 5 February 15-21
No class meetings this week: Individual Conferences in Mark’s office, 206 Parker Hall. Bring 2 Copies of your Statement of Purpose and Motivation to the conference. If you are writing the optional Book Review (see grading and assignments page), please bring the Review with you to the conference.

Week 6 February 22-28
Tuesday (Section 04)Wednesday (Section 31): Research Installment #1: From Topics to Questions

Thursday (Section 04) / Friday (Section 31): Writing Workshop. This class session will be dedicated to working with our research and technology fellow

Week 7 March 1-7
Tuesday (Section 04) / Wednesday (Section 31): Writing Workshop: Writing with Sources

Thursday (Section 04) / Friday (Section 31): Research Installment #2

Mark will be off campus on Friday and so section 31 will not met. Please send the Research Installment #2 as an e-mail attachment to mlong@keene.edu

Week 8 March 8-14
Writing Project Schedule All of our class sessions will be run as writing workshops. We will talk about challenges of specific stages in the writing process. We will solve problems and learn from one another how to overcome challenges. We will talk about your writing and the elements of effective writing. And we will collaborate with a research fellow from the library and a writing assistant from the Center for Writing. Please note that deadlines are deadlines. I am unable to accept late work. 

Tuesday (Section 04) / Wednesday (Section 31): Writing Workshop: Bring a Draft for your essay to class. We will be working with your draft.

Thursday (Section 04) / Friday (Section 31): Due: Version 1 of Essay. Sign up for post-break conference with Mark and a conference at the Center for Writing

Week 9 March 15-21
No classes: Spring Break

Week 10 March 22-28

This week you will be working on the second version of your essay. Mark will hand back written comments on your first version. You will attend a an Individual Conference with a Writing Assistant in Center for Writing.

Tuesday (Section 04): Writing Workshop
Wednesday (Section 31): no class, Mark out of town
Thursday (Section 04) / Friday (Section 31): no class, Mark out of town

Week 11 March 29-April 4

Tuesday (Section 04) / Wednesday (Section 31): Writing Workshop: Questions, Problems, Arguments, Claims

Thursday (Section 04) / Friday (Section 31): Writing Workshop: Questions, Problems, Arguments, Claims

Week 12 April 5-11
Tuesday (Section 04) / Wednesday (Section 31): Writing Workshop

Thursday (Section 04) / Friday (Section 31): Writing Workshop. Due: Version 2 of Essay (please include version 1 of the essay with my comments)

Week 13 April 12-18
Tuesday (Section 04) / Wednesday (Section 31): Writing Workshop
Thursday (Section 04) / Friday (Section 31): Writing Workshop

Week 14 April 19-25
Tuesday (Section 04) / Wednesday (Section 31): Writing Workshop

Thursday (Section 04) / Friday (Section 31): Writing Workshop

Week 15 April 26-May 2

Tuesday (Section 04) / Wednesday (Section 31): Writing Workshop on Editing and Copy Editing

Thursday (Section 04) Class session will be an optional in-class writing workshop. Please come with questions. If you are submitting your portfolio, please bring to class at 8 AM.

Friday (Section 31): no class as I will be off campus on Friday

Deadline for Submitting Writing Portfolio and Final Version of Essay is 2 PM in my office, 206 Parker Hall.

Week 16 May 3-9

Reading Day: Portfolios due in my office between 9-2.

Finals Week (no class)