Dr. William Major
Schedule
ENB 224

LS=Life Studies
RR=Rules for Writers

Note: This schedule may change as the semester progresses.

Week One (Sept.  6-7)
Introduction to course and each other
Freewriting/Brainstorming
RR, ch. 1: Generating Ideas

Week Two (Sept. 10-14)
Begin Description Paper
LS, ch. 7: “Possessions” (Focusing by Writing due)
RR, ch. 2: Roughing Out an Initial Draft
RR, ch. 4: Building Effective Paragraphs
Workshop

Week Three (Sept. 17-21)
Draft of paper #1 due (Description)
RR, chs. 19, 20: Sentence Fragments and Run-on Sentences
RR, ch. 32, 33: Commas and Unnecessary Commas
 Workshop

Week Four (Sept. 24-28)
Begin Exemplification Paper
LS, ch. 3: “Significant Others” (Focusing by Writing due)
Paper #1 due (Description)
RR, ch. 8: Coordination and Subordination
RR, ch. 34: Semicolon
 Workshop

Week Five (Oct. 1-5)
Draft of paper #2 due (Exemplification)
RR, chs. 16, 17, 18: Wordy Sentences, Appropriate Language, Exact Words
 Workshop

Week Six (Oct. 8-12)
Begin Narration with Analysis Paper
LS, ch. 1: “Self-Images” (Focusing by Writing due)
Paper #2 due (Exemplification)
RR, ch. 15: Variety
 RR, ch. 4: Sections on Focus (pp. 36-38) and Coherence (pp. 50-56)
Workshop

 
Week Seven (Oct. 15-19)
Draft of paper #3 due (Narration with Analysis)
RR, ch. 4: Thesis (revisited—pp. 19-20, 24-26, 50-51)
RR, chs. 21, 22: Agreement
 Workshop

Week Eight (Oct. 22-26)
Begin Cause/Effect Paper
LS, ch. 4: “Group Pictures” (Focusing by Writing due)
Paper #3 due (Narration with Analysis)
 RR, ch. 23: Pronoun Reference
RR, ch. 14: Emphasis
Workshop

Week Nine (Oct. 29-Nov. 2)
Draft of paper #4 due (Cause/Effect)
 RR, ch. 10: Parallel Ideas
Workshop

Week Ten (Nov. 5-9)
Begin Comparison/Contrast Paper
LS, Various Chapters (Focusing by Writing due)
Paper #4 due (Cause/Effect)
RR, ch. 11: Mixed Constructions
Workshop

Week Eleven (Nov. 12-16)
Draft of paper #5 due (Comparison/Contrast)
 RR, ch. 12: Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers
Workshop

Week Twelve (Nov. 19-23)
LS, ch. 9: “Dilemmas”
Paper #5 due (Comparison/Contrast)
 RR, chs. 48, 49, 52: Research Guide
RR, Chs. 46, 47: Argument
Workshop
 Thanksgiving Recess

Week Thirteen (Nov. 26-30)
Begin Final Paper (Dilemmas)
 
Week Fourteen (Dec. 3-7)
Draft of paper #6 due (Dilemmas)
RR, ch. 53: Integrating Information
 Workshop

Week Fifteen (Dec. 10-14)
Paper # 6 due (Final Paper)
 Workshop