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Schedule, Fall 2014
  • Mondays
  • 13h00 - 16h00
  • 8 Jan - 23 April
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  • 0040 Pav. Fac. Am√©nagement
  • Final Exam: April. 23rd, B-4265¬† Pav. 3200 J.-Brillant
  • Course Plan

Class notes (updated weekly, this is the document that I work on in class)

News and notes: Your email address will be put on the course emailing list; if you want a different address used, send me a message from that address saying so.

One: January 8th Two: January 15th Three: January 22nd





Planning your essay: determining you audience, your purpose, and your persona (APP)

Generally Speaking

Introductions for 5-paragraph essays

Some student intros with revisions

Chapter 4


Writing Evaluation Checklist (this also includes a description of the grade categories)

Additional materials that will be useful throughout the course:

Chapter 1 (zipped for download)

Paragraph structure, focus, and development

Paragraph entry from the Oxford Companion

Assertions, Opinions, and Facts

Development of your points and strategies for the first essay

Three-part paragraph structure (from Style, lesson 8)

An overview of punctuation


Evaluation criteria for the first essay


Four: January 29th Five: February 5th Six: February 12th

Sentences: Put the main character in the subject and the action in the verb.

Due at the beginning of class: Essay 01 (both a printed copy and an emailed copy) Review of the first essays
Sentences: Stressed point at the end leads into the next   Funny example of faulty writing . . . text
Paragraph structure: Present the issue, state your point, make your point with a strategy

Good exercise on Audience & Voice

Purpose, Audience, Tone, and Content


Preparation for the midterm

Seven: February 19th Eight: February 26th March 5th No Class ~ Reading Week
Midterm Exam, 25% Review of the midterm exam Nine: March 12th
  three types of problems The Death of Expertise -- a good article for analysis (check out the conclusion)

review of some essay exerpts



left-right brain myth - an example of one structure we are using, as shown in my annotated version

Ten: March 19th Eleven: March 26th Twelve: April 2nd
  Due this week: Essay 02 (bring your current version to class) how to write clearly
in-class revisions participial phrases Conjunctions -- introduction
coherence: concrete techniques
parallel structures  
Thirteen: April 9th Fourteen: April 16th Fifteen: April 23rd
Due at the beginning of class: Essay 03 (both a printed copy and an emailed copy)  

Final Exam (30%)


Everything that can be thought at all can be thought clearly. Everything that can be said can be said clearly. Ludwig Wittgenstein

Have something to say, and say it as clearly as you can. That is the only secret of style. Matthew Arnold






Plagiarism ~ Be informed!

Dictionaries and Writing Sites



Topics to be placed in the calendar (maybe) or at least covered:

  1. Argumentation & related expressions
  2. Coordination and Subordination
  3. Connectors and transitions
  4. Chronological order and related expressions
  5. Causes and effects and related expressions
  6. Parallelism
  7. Participial phrases
  8. Comparisons and contrasts and related expressions (note "that" as in "not that big")
  9. Coherence
  10. Chapter 7: Comparison/Contrast Essays
  11. Chapter 9: Argumentative Essays
  12. Chapter 13: Adverb Clauses
  13. Chapter 14: Adjective Clauses

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