FYW 102: Summer

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BRIDGING PASSION & PROFESSION: Research Writing

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Instructor: Marlen Elliot Harrison, MA, PhD
About the Instructor: Marlen’s CV
Courses: English 102 SUMMER
Phone: 954-913-2261
Email: meharrison@ut.edu

  • TR  01:00-05:10PM
  • 07/08/2013 -08/17/2013
  • MAIN/ PH/ 354

OVERVIEW

Writing and research will prepare you to undertake your own college-level research projects, and to write about, present and discuss these projects in professional arenas. During the course, we will learn about qualitative and quantitative research methods, critical information management, analyzing sources, appropriate conventions for formatting, methods of data collection and data analysis, genres of research writing and their audiences, and many other facets of research writing. In addition to actually performing and writing about research, we will also consider publication and presentation of our research projects. For example, we will have numerous opportunities to practice and perfect methods of presentation including but not limited to poster presentations, panel presentations and PowerPoint/Prezzi presentations. The ultimate goal of this course is to instill a sense of enthusiasm and confidence when approaching research related to your own interests and intended careers.

  1. Primary Research Article – You will develop a research question that interests you, review at least 10 critical sources on that topic, and plan original primary research that answers that question in an “academic journal article” posted to your blog (all sources must be cited according to formal conventions; 5-7 page minimum, double-spaced).
  2. Individual Presentation – You will individually introduce your critical analysis topic to a small group of your classmates using a presentation aid (poster, handouts, powerpoint, etc; 10 minutes + 5 minutes q&a,). You will post your presentation aids and a brief outline of your presentation on your blog.
  3. Group Presentations – You will collaborate with no more than 3 other classmates in order to identify and discuss a pertinent issue in your discipline based on your individual presentations (10 minutes). You may assign a reading or other pre-class activity for students so they can better benefit from your presentation.
  4. Digital Identity – You will be required to create a digital identity via a WordPress.com blog where you post the above information (note: this blog may be public or private, it will be your choice). Because our lives are increasingly digital, and it is useful to share our research and ideas, this digital identity will also introduce you to communicating to the world in English via the internet. You will also complete a number of brief activities that will scaffold your learning in this course and post them to your blog.
  5. Participation – Your instructor will assess your in-class participation and award points accordingly. Your final reflective letter, meetings with Marlen, being prepared for and arriving on time to class, and regular participation in class activities all constitute participation.

Rationale for Coursework: In order for you to gain experience in research reading, writing and communication, you will consider what you are passionate about in your field and begin to develop a professional identity reflecting this passion. Your primary research/critical analysis will require you to apply your academic reading skills while also helping you practice your research/analytical writing. Your oral presentation will be your first-step toward communicating/presenting to a large group. You may later collaborate with these classmates to create a panel presentation (for the rest of the class) that is geared toward a professional conference in your field, e.g. etc. Your instructor will provide more information about required coursework during the course. Assessment of the above (#1-#5) will be based largely on your: presentation skills, interaction with classmates and instructor, professional vocabulary, language quality, fluency, and pronunciation.

OUTCOMES

By the end of the course you can:

  • select and apply strategies in different writing, reading, speaking and listening situations, distinguishing between formal and informal situations in academic and workplace contexts
  • create a research proposal
  • create an online website/blog/portfolio
  • work purposefully in groups, negotiating and building on the contributions of others to complete tasks
  • present information clearly and persuasively to others using visual aids and written text
  • locate and retrieve information in your field from a variety of resources (e.g. libraries catalogs, databases, Internet)
  • identify the purposes of texts, analysing and evaluating how writers structure and organise ideas to shape meaning for particular audiences and readers
  • compare and summarise information from different texts both orally and in writing and use it to form your own ideas, arguments and opinions
  • use dictionaries and online tools critically for developing your vocabulary and field-specific vocabulary
  • use universal formatting conventions for your writing, e.g. APA
  • identify future pathways for research and scholarship in your field
  • be more aware of different cultural norms and communication styles as a result of interacting with your instructor and/or classmates.

The Writing Center: Please remember that UT has an incredible Writing Center located in Plant Hall. http://www.ut.edu/academic-support/saunders/. They have walk-in and appointment times, and can assist you in a number of ways. Please consider visiting the Writing Center if you’re feeling anxious or stressed about your writing for this class. They will not help you with grammar, punctuation, etc, but they will help you to organize your thoughts, plan your projects, and develop your ideas! And best of all, it’s FREE!

****ALL STUDENTS WHO VISIT THE WRITING CENTER AT LEAST ONCE DURING THE COURSE WILL EARN A 25 POINT BONUS TOWARD THEIR FINAL GRADES. THE WRITING CENTER WILL GIVE ME INFORMATION PROVING YOU VISITED AND REVIEWING WHAT YOU WORKED ON.

Plagiarism Statement: “Unacknowledged borrowing of ideas, facts, phrases, wordings, or whole words in a paper, as well as the copying of another Students’ work all constitute plagiarism and are unacceptable in the university community. Students turning in plagiarized work may receive a failing grade for the project or for the entire course. For more information, see the university policy on plagiarism in your student handbook, or ask me. We will also be discussing this topic more in class” (Schragel, 2006, Plagiarism statement).

Schragel, J. (2006). English 101 syllabus. Retrieved August 20th, 2007, from http://www.people.iup.edu/gxzl/ENGL101.htm

(N)etiquette and Respect: All learners should consider and abide by the following (click the links to read more):

ADA Compliance: The University of Tampa fully supports the efforts and welfare of all its students. The University faculty and staff are mindful of the diversity of the student body and act in ways to promote the academic success of each individual. One such avenue of support lies in the provision of reasonable accommodations to eligible students who may have disabilities as defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). UT is fully committed to act in compliance with all ADA mandated requirements. The Academic Center for Excellence, under which Student Disability Services fall, is committed to the principles and practices of universal design, and provides students with disabilities their needed accommodations that equalize students’ access to the educational experience. If there is any student who has special needs because of a disability, please go to Jennifer Del Valle at the Office of Student Disability Services in North Walker Hall Room 102 to report your needs and provide documentation of your disability for certification. Please feel free to discuss this issue with me, in private, if you need more information.

Attendance and Participation: You will receive points for every class you attend, based on your communication and participation. These points will be part of your final grade and cannot be made up if lost.

Absences:

  • Let’s face it, everyone thinks that class is boring and quiet when you’re not there, so please try to plan on 100% attendance. More than one absence may result in a lowering of your final grade.
  • Welcome to college…a place where it is your responsibility to complete all assignments by their due date, whether you are present in class or not. LATE WORK FOR ANY REASON WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Period. Done Deal. No questions asked. No excuses. No discussion. But of course, you should still complete the work!!!!!!! This shows maturity and participation.
  • I worry about my students. So, when you are absent, you will email/text me and inform me of your absence and the reason for this absence. In addition, you will state the name and email address of the student you will contact to ask about what you missed due to your absence. You will then email that student (and cc your instructor) to inquire about missed work. I will not contact you about missed work or conferences.

Participation is defined (but is not limited to) as follows:

  • Being prepared for class (supplies, texts, etc)
  • Actively participating during class activities
  • Completing all assignments (including readings) by their due dates
  • Asking and answering questions during discussions and volunteering your thoughts
  • Showing up to class on time and being ready to work when your instructor begins class

EVALUATION: You may EARN the following points…

  • Blog Assignments (notes and reflections): 150 pts (10 pts each x 15; all must be completed on time in order to receive full credit; one late/missed assignment allowed; pass/fail)
  • Reflective Comments on Blogs: 40 pts (2 pts each x 20; pass/fail)
  • Peer Editing Projects: 105 pts (35 pts x 3; pass/fail)
  • Presentations: 100 pts (Individual 50pts (15/35); Panel 50pts (15/35) pass/fail)
  • Proposal: 15 pts (1-2 pgs; pass/fail)
  • Anno Bib: 15 pts (1-2 pgs; pass/fail)
  • Main Project Draft 1 (Anno Bib + Proposal Revision; Lit Review + References 2-3 pgs): 25 pts
  • Main Project Draft 2 (Anno Bib + Proposal Revision; Lit Review Revision + References Revision; Methods + Intro 2-3 pgs): 25 pts
  • Main Project Final Draft: 200 pts, must include all REVISED sections (Abstract; Lit Review; Methods; References; Proposal; Anno Bib) SAMPLE RUBRIC
  • Portfolio Cover Letter (portfolio instructions): 50 pts (excellent (50)/satisfactory (30)/unsatisfactory (0))
  • Final Exam: 100 pts (completed/pass (100); completed/fail (50); incomplete (0))
  • Reflective Letters: Mid-term, 25 pts; Final, 50 pts (pass/fail)
  • Participation: 100 pts (10 pts x 10 days)

A 920-1000 pts; AB 880-919 pts; B 820-879; BC 780-819; C 720-779; CD 680-719 pts; D 600-679 pts; F 599 pts and below

NOTE ABOUT QUALITY OF WORK

  • I reserve the right to deduct points from any pass/fail assignment should the work be incomplete/incorrect (poor grammar/spelling/mechanics; missing references; incorrect formatting; too brief; etc).

NOTE ABOUT REVISIONS:
When revising an essay, please follow these instructions:

  • Please post the revision on the same website page as your original writing and clearly designate which is the original and which is the revision.
  • Rather than creating a new set of goals, I would like you to thoroughly explain the changes you made from the previous draft. BE SPECIFIC. I will not accept revisions without a strong explanation statement (200-300 words minimum)! Same goes for your peer-editing projects.

 


READING LIST

WATCHING LIST


SCHEDULE (UT ACADEMIC CALENDAR)
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SYLLABUS (subject to change)

Remember the Spartan Code! As a member of The University of Tampa Spartan community, I agree and pledge that I will…

  • promote and practice academic and personal honesty.
  • commit to actions that benefit the community, as well as engage in activities that better others.
  • discourage intolerance and acknowledge that diversity in our community shapes our learning and development.
  • conduct myself in a manner that makes me worthy of the trust of others.
  • recognize the ideas and contributions of all persons, allowing for an environment of sharing and learning.
  • accept full responsibility and be held accountable for all of my decisions and actions.


T 7/9 INTRODUCTIONS

Today in class we will:

  • Get to know each other better
  • Review course requirements
  • Create websites
  • Choose topics for course and brainstorm project topics via mindmap
  • Consider the relationship between reading and writing
  • Explore the various genres of writing we find in academia and in our communities of practice
  • Examine samples of research
  • Critical information: identifying and evaluating sources
  • Scientific Power of Thought 
  • Get started on writing projects and articles

Homework (due Thursday):

  • A. Set up and design your website
    Visit http://Wordpress.com. You’ll find information about setting up your website in WordPress Support.
    1) Go to WordPress.com and click the orange “get started” icon.
    2) Add your email address.
    3) Add your website address and username…

    • last name followed by first name, e.g. Angelina Jolie = jolieangelina
    • no dots, dashes or spaces;
    • no special characters like ä or ö;
    • This site has no relation to the UT university website and email. Pick a password.
    • Write down (or store in your computer or smartphone) your username and password so that you don’t forget them.

    4) Next, click CREATE blog (free) at the bottom of the page. Check your email and click the activation link.
    5) Login to your website if not already logged in and click MY BLOGS in the top menu of WordPress.com. Find your website and click BLOG ADMIN to get to your website’s DASHBOARD. We’ll do more in class on the first day so please have at least these steps completed.

  • Add your website info at the bottom of this page as a comment. Please include: your name and website address, e.g. Angelina Jolie, http://jolieangelina.wordpress.com. I will use this info to make a master list of website links for the class.
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  • B. PAGES:
    Pages are blank spaces where we can post information and will comprise the majority of your class-related work on writing & learning. The contents of these pages are not immediately visible on the front page of your website. Unlike posts (explained below), we cannot assign pages to categories. Create 7 new PAGES on your website by scrolling over PAGES in your DASHBOARD. You will use these later in this course: NOTES, PAPER, COMMENTS, PEER REVIEW, LETTERS, PRESENTATION, & GOALS. With the existing ABOUT page, you will have 8 pages total.

    • ABOUT: Edit the pre-existing ABOUT page (found in PAGES in your DASHBOARD), delete the existing text and include a short bio, research topic and a clear photo of your face (via ADD MEDIA above the text editor). Make sure to mention why you’ve chosen your magazine topic.
    • GOALS: Goal-setting is an important tool for learning. In your GOALS page, make a list of at least 3 goals you have for yourself while in this course and explain for each goal how you will go about achieving them. For example: “I want to improve my confidence in speaking to a group. To do this I will speak out in class more often than I usually do.” Part of your participation grade in this course will depend on your final reflective letter which will include an explanation of why and how you either met or did not meet these goals. Feel free to include images, quotes, outside sources, video, links, etc. Please format all information that is neither your own idea nor common knowledge according to APA/MLA/AMA/CMS/etc rules with in-text citations and a final Works Cited/References as needed. page: GOALS
    • READING & NOTICING #1: Please post reflections on a new NOTES WK 1 page and then move it under your general NOTES page in your custom menu. You may respond to each reading separately or in unison. As you reflect on what you noticed in the readings, first summarize the most important information that relates to you, a student writer. Next, respond to the article(s) with your own opinions or highlighting what you feel is most important making sure to quote, paraphrase and summarize as necessary. Feel free to include images, quotes, outside sources, video, links, etc. Please format all information that is neither your own idea nor common knowledge according to APA/MLA/AMA/CMS/etc rules with in-text citations and a final Works Cited/References as needed. page: NOTES WK 1 (placed under NOTES in menu)

      • READING 1: OWL Purdue’s Intro to Research (all 5 sections including “Writing…”; “Choosing…”; “Identifying…”; “Genre…”; and “Where…”)
      • READING 2: Now consider the following and how it is different from what you just read OWL Purdue’s Conducting Primary Research (please also choose two additional subsections such as ethics, pitfalls, analysis, etc.)
      • READING 3: Lisa See on Nu Shu (in your notes, briefly reflect on the significance of research in Lisa See’s novel Snowflower and the Secret Fan; for example, considering your OWL readings, what kind of research did she do?)
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  • C. POSTS:
    Posts will generally show up on the front page of your website in chronological order and will comprise the majority of your website’s themed content.

    • POST #1, INTRODUCE YOUR TOPIC: In your dashboard, scroll over POSTS and click ADD NEW. You’ll find the category option just below or next to your text editor; choose Course Writing. Explain to your audience – a group of people whom you feel are interested in your topic – the relationship between you and your topic and why you are interested in developing a research project about it. You may want to reflect on what you already know about the topic; what you might like to know more about; what most excites you about this topic; why and for whom you feel the topic is significant (who IS your audience and who might benefit?); etc. 3-5 paragraphs. Feel free to include images, quotes, outside sources, video, links, etc. Please format all information that is neither your own idea nor common knowledge according to APA/MLA/AMA/CMS/etc rules with in-text citations and a final Works Cited/References as needed.
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  • REFLECTION: As learners, we usually start with a great deal of enthusiasm and lose energy as a course progresses. Because of this, the beginning of this course is quite intense and the majority of the workload comes at the beginning. Jump in and do as much as you can now and you will find that the pace slows down considerably and that you have much more freedom in terms of your schedule towards the end.

Th 7/11 – GENRES; SOURCES; MODELS

Today when you arrive in class, please immediately begin reading your BLOGROLL group members’ writing (ABOUT, NOTES and/or POST#1). We’ll use the first 5-10 minutes of every class as time to read and comment. You’ll need to continue reading and commenting outside of class in order to fulfill the course requirement of at least 20 website comments for your group members throughout the semester. Today we will also review reading strategies, website use/development including security, review the basic requirements of the course again, and get started on our first writing project.

Homework for 7/16:

  • COMMENTS: Please find your blog groups (see Blogroll link above week 1 schedule on this syllabus, or in BLOGROLL menu at the top of any page). Please review and offer commentary on your group members’ blogs.
  • POST #2 ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPGHY: Begin researching the topic you think you’ll most enjoy writing about. Your topic should be one that you have a natural curiosity about and that you feel you can successfully write about. Find at least 5 sources, 4 critical and one from any other source, that relates to your topic in some way. Remember that you will need at least 6 more critical sources cited in your final papers, so start considering various apsects of your project. Summarize the sources in one paragraph for each source (5-7 sentences) and include a formatted reference. The following will help you: Purdue Owl: Annotated Bibliographies and Purdue Owl: Examples of Anno Bibs
  • READING & NOTICING #2: Please post reflections on a new NOTES WK 2 page and then move it under your general NOTES page in your custom menu. You may respond to each reading separately or in unison. As you reflect on what you noticed in the readings, first summarize the most important information that relates to you, a student writer. Next, respond to the article(s) with your own opinions or highlighting what you feel is most important making sure to quote, paraphrase and summarize as necessary. YOU MAY WANT TO COMPARE ONE READING TO ANOTHER. Feel free to include images, quotes, outside sources, video, links, etc. Please format all information that is neither your own idea nor common knowledge according to APA/MLA/AMA/CMS/etc rules with in-text citations and a final Works Cited/References as needed. page: NOTES WK 2 (placed under NOTES in menu)
  • PLEASE BRING: Your first printed or pdf journal article that you intend to use as a critical source. We will need it for an in-class activity.
  • WATCHING: Procrastination (be prepared to discuss this video in class next time we meet)

T 7/16 – Research Proposal; AB Expansion; Lit Review as Genre

  • Review blog set-up and use
  • Discuss choosing a topic for academic writing
  • Discuss critical & primary/secondary sources for academic writing and how to find them.
  • View SAMPLE RUBRIC
  • Examine Rhetorical Situation; Rhetorical Strategies 1; Rhetorical Strategies 2
  • Review AB’s and how to expand them
  • Discuss writing the research plan; examine model research plans
  • Begin our discussion of the lit review; examine model lit reviews
  • Deep Reading 1
  • Enjoy a chat with two guest presenters:

Homework for 7/16:

  • READING & NOTICING #3: Please post reflections on a new NOTES #3 page and then move it under your general NOTES page in your custom menu. You may respond to each reading separately or in unison. As you reflect on what you noticed in the readings, first summarize the most important information that relates to you, a student writer. Next, respond to the article(s) with your own opinions or highlighting what you feel is most important making sure to quote, paraphrase and summarize as necessary. YOU MAY WANT TO COMPARE ONE READING TO ANOTHER. Feel free to include images, quotes, outside sources, video, links, etc. Please format all information that is neither your own idea nor common knowledge according to APA/MLA/AMA/CMS/etc rules with in-text citations and a final Works Cited/References as needed. page: NOTES WK 2 (placed under NOTES in menu)
  • PROPOSAL (Due 7/23): Choose your research topic and answer the following questions on your blog in a POST titled PROPOSAL. You will edit this throughout the term as you continue to develop your project and fine tune your question. PLEASE WRITE THIS IN AN ESSAY FORMAT WITH CLEARLY TITLED SECTIONS AND SUBSECTIONS. Please format all information that is neither your own idea nor common knowledge according to APA/MLA/AMA/CMS/etc rules with in-text citations and a final Works Cited/References as needed:
    • 1) QUESTION: What is your major research question or concern? Write your working title as a question! For example, “Why is steroid use use so common in professional sports?” Now answer ALL of the following: Why are you curious about this; what led you to have an interest in this topic? What is the overall purpose/goal of this project? Who will this project benefit and why (a.k.a. WHO CARES)?
      2) HYPOTHESES: State or list at least 5 assumptions about this topic that answer your research question and be specific. For example, “I think that steroid use is not regulated as strongly as it could be in American professional football.” Next, re-write these as specific research questions that you can answer in your writing. The previous question could be written in a number of different ways – I want you to write as many possible questions as you can! For example, “Who is responsible for regulating….?”; “Why is steroid usage so prevalent in…?”; “What attempts have been made to prevent steroid use in…?” These questions will help you create the majority of your research writing.
      3) CRITICAL SOURCES: Answer ALL of the following: Regarding your topic, what has already been done? How is your research different? What contribution will your research make? The above questions in #2 should help you identify what types of research may have already been carried out. You should list at least THREE peer-reviewed sources.
      4) METHODS: Describe the methodology you will use to undertake this research. For example, will you carry out interviews? Will you develop a questionnaire? Be as explicit as possible and explain every step of your research and then go back and explain again in even greater detail! Make sure you address the following: methods of collection; methods of analysis; participants; time frame; budget (if any); research setting; protecting participant confidentiality/privacy; informed consent/permissions; resources needed.
      5) List at least 3 conferences where you can reasonably submit your manuscript as a poster or presentation (e.g. ECP, EPSA, SEP). List at least 3 journals where you can reasonably submit your manuscript for publication (e.g. JBV, JAAH, JPC). Create a link to each source’s information for authors.
      ***Here are some previous student proposals: CLICK ME. Check out the students’ Research Plans (002) or Proposal pages (004 & 009).
  • COMMENTS: Please find your blog groups (see Blogroll link above week 1 schedule on this syllabus, or in BLOGROLL menu at the top of any page). Please review and offer commentary on your group members’ blogs.
  • PLEASE BRING: Your second printed or pdf journal article that you intend to use as a critical source. We will need it for an in-class activity.

 

Th 7/18 – Planning the Lit Review; Planning the Presentation

Homework for 7/23:

  • Complete your RESEARCH PROPOSAL and add 6 more critical sources to your ANNO BIB!
  • READING & NOTICING #4: Please post reflections on a new NOTES #4 page and then move it under your general NOTES page in your custom menu. You may respond to each reading separately or in unison. As you reflect on what you noticed in the readings, first summarize the most important information that relates to you, a student writer. Next, respond to the article(s) with your own opinions or highlighting what you feel is most important making sure to quote, paraphrase and summarize as necessary. YOU MAY WANT TO COMPARE ONE READING TO ANOTHER. Feel free to include images, quotes, outside sources, video, links, etc. Please format all information that is neither your own idea nor common knowledge according to APA/MLA/AMA/CMS/etc rules with in-text citations and a final Works Cited/References as needed. page: NOTES WK 2 (placed under NOTES in menu)
  • COMMENTS: Please find your blog groups (see Blogroll link above week 1 schedule on this syllabus, or in BLOGROLL menu at the top of any page). Please review and offer commentary on your group members’ blogs.
  • PLEASE BRING: Your third printed or pdf journal article that you intend to use as a critical source. We will need it for an in-class activity.

 T 7/23 – Presentation Draft; Peer Review

  • Review blog set-up and use
  • Discuss choosing a topic for academic writing
  • Discuss critical & primary/secondary sources for academic writing and how to find the
  • Practice giving written feedback: Work with a partner to create a rubric that can be used to evaluate  School Clubs. Your rubric should be simple and allow for both specific and holistic commentary about writing mechanics and research design. We are more interested in the effectiveness of the research, its ability to create a story for the reader, and its ability to address its audience than in its use of language. Post your completed rubric and all comments on your blog’s Peer Review page. SAMPLE RUBRIC

Homework for 7/25:

  • Complete PEER REVIEW #1 for 7/30 rubric and post it under your PEER REVIEW page on your blog. You are reviewing your partner’s anno bib and proposal.
  • REFLECTIVE LETTER #1 (25 points): In 2-3 paragraphs, explain or discuss any aspect of your learning so far in this course. Remember that this is a letter to Marlen, so treat it as such, e.g. “Dear Marlen…”. For example, you might reflect upon the development of your writing style, something new you’ve learned about yourself as a result of the readings or class discussions, or you might identify an area or issue for further development or learning. This will be posted to your blog on its own unique page (title the page REFLECTIVE LETTER #1 and then place it under LETTERS in your custom menu in the APPEARANCE section of your dashboard).
  • READING & NOTICING #5: Please post reflections on a new NOTES #4 page and then move it under your general NOTES page in your custom menu. You may respond to each reading separately or in unison. As you reflect on what you noticed in the readings, first summarize the most important information that relates to you, a student writer. Next, respond to the article(s) with your own opinions or highlighting what you feel is most important making sure to quote, paraphrase and summarize as necessary. YOU MAY WANT TO COMPARE ONE READING TO ANOTHER. Feel free to include images, quotes, outside sources, video, links, etc. Please format all information that is neither your own idea nor common knowledge according to APA/MLA/AMA/CMS/etc rules with in-text citations and a final Works Cited/References as needed. page: NOTES WK 2 (placed under NOTES in menu)
  • INDIVIDUAL PRESENTATION:  Prepare for your 10-15 minute presentation which will cover the information from your Research Proposal. You must use a presentation aid (poster, handout, Prezzi, PowerPoint, etc). You must assume your audience to have little to no prior knowledge of your topic. Please post your presentation aid to your Presentation Page. Here are some useful links to help you (not required reading):
  • COMMENTS: Please find your blog groups (see Blogroll link above week 1 schedule on this syllabus, or in BLOGROLL menu at the top of any page). Please review and offer commentary on your group members’ blogs.

Th 7/25 – 1st Draft Presentation; English Workshop 1

  • Presentations
  • English Workshop 1

Homework for 7/30:

  • POST #3: In a 2-3 paragraph blog post, discuss how you perceived your presentation went today and what you will do to further develop for Tuesday.
  • Lit Review: 2-3 pages, posted to your blog on “PAPER” page,  formatted with references/notes/works cited at end. If your formatting does not successfully transfer to WordPress, just upload the document into your page as a file like you did with your photo on your ABOUT page.
    • ***Remember Shitty First Drafts!!! (LOL)
    • Before you begin, write a 1-2 paragraph goal statement (on the same blog page just before your lit review) clearly and THOROUGHLY explaining in future tense: 1) The purpose of this lit review – how will it help you? how will it help the reader? how will it differ from other sections of your overall project; 2) Your goals for this section – what do you hope to/will you accomplish by the end of this section? 3) Your target audience – who is this prepared for? Who do you hope will read this? How will you tailor your writing for this audience?
    • At the end, on the same page as above, write 1-2 paragraphs clearly and THOROUGHLY responding to the same questions but in past tense this time, explaining how you accomplished these goals/challenges. You will need to have your paper proofread by at least one other person in order to complete this assignment and get feedback, especially for questions 3.
    • MOST IMPORTANTLY: You MUST have your work read out loud to you by another person while you follow along on your own copy with a highlighter/pen or while the file is open. Reading out loud to yourself won’t be enough. You’ll be shocked how many mistakes you find this way and wonder why no one ever made you do this before. Trust me!
  • COMMENTS: Please find your blog groups (see Blogroll link above week 1 schedule on this syllabus, or in BLOGROLL menu at the top of any page). Please review and offer commentary on your group members’ blogs.
  • PLEASE BRING: Your fourth printed or pdf journal article that you intend to use as a critical source. We will need it for an in-class activity.
  • Don’t forget your peer review #1 and revised anno bib/proposal (in essay form) for Tuesday.

 T 7/30 – Review Current Drafts; Revised Presentations; Methods 1

  • Presentations
  • Review drafts
  • Introduction to methods of data collection

Homework for 8/6:

  • READING & NOTICING #6: Please post reflections on a new NOTES #4 page and then move it under your general NOTES page in your custom menu. You may respond to each reading separately or in unison. As you reflect on what you noticed in the readings, first summarize the most important information that relates to you, a student writer. Next, respond to the article(s) with your own opinions or highlighting what you feel is most important making sure to quote, paraphrase and summarize as necessary. YOU MAY WANT TO COMPARE ONE READING TO ANOTHER. Feel free to include images, quotes, outside sources, video, links, etc. Please format all information that is neither your own idea nor common knowledge according to APA/MLA/AMA/CMS/etc rules with in-text citations and a final Works Cited/References as needed. page: NOTES WK 2 (placed under NOTES in menu)
  • POST #4: In a 2-3 paragraph blog post, discuss how you perceived your presentation went today and what you did to further develop from Thursday.
  • PEER REVIEW #2: Please choose a partner and review his/her full draft thus far. Please follow Straub’s advice in Responding to Other Student’s Writing and write comments on a printed draft or using “insert comments” function in a word processing program. Please also summarize your comments in 2-3 paragraphs and post it along with the commented manuscript to your blog’s PR #2 page. To make this as easy as possible for your partners, please make sure your paper is a) properly formatted, b) has the complete, revised anno bib & proposal along with the first draft of your lit review and methods combined into one document, and c) has a revision statement explaining to your partner what you did to improve your drafts as you revised.
  • METHODS: 1-2 pages, posted to your blog on “PAPER” page,  formatted with references/notes/works cited at end. If your formatting does not successfully transfer to WordPress, just upload the document into your page as a file like you did with your photo on your ABOUT page.
    • ***Remember Shitty First Drafts!!! (LOL)
    • Before you begin, write a 1-2 paragraph goal statement (on the same blog page just before your lit review) clearly and THOROUGHLY explaining in future tense: 1) The purpose of this lit review – how will it help you? how will it help the reader? how will it differ from other sections of your overall project; 2) Your goals for this section – what do you hope to/will you accomplish by the end of this section? 3) Your target audience – who is this prepared for? Who do you hope will read this? How will you tailor your writing for this audience?
    • At the end, on the same page as above, write 1-2 paragraphs clearly and THOROUGHLY responding to the same questions but in past tense this time, explaining how you accomplished these goals/challenges. You will need to have your paper proofread by at least one other person in order to complete this assignment and get feedback, especially for questions 3.
    • MOST IMPORTANTLY: You MUST have your work read out loud to you by another person while you follow along on your own copy with a highlighter/pen or while the file is open. Reading out loud to yourself won’t be enough. You’ll be shocked how many mistakes you find this way and wonder why no one ever made you do this before. Trust me!
  • COMMENTS: Please find your blog groups (see Blogroll link above week 1 schedule on this syllabus, or in BLOGROLL menu at the top of any page). Please review and offer commentary on your group members’ blogs.
  • PLEASE BRING: Your fifth printed or pdf journal article that you intend to use as a critical source. We will need it for an in-class activity.

Th 8/1 – CATCH-UP DAY

  • No in-class meeting, today. You owe me 4hrs 10 minutes of out of class time.

Homework for 8/6:

  • COMMENTS: Please find your blog groups (see Blogroll link above week 1 schedule on this syllabus, or in BLOGROLL menu at the top of any page). Please review and offer commentary on your group members’ blogs.
  • REVISE your 10 source anno bib, proposal, lit review if necessary.
  • PLEASE BRING: Your sixth printed or pdf journal article that you intend to use as a critical source. We will need it for an in-class activity.
  • WATCHING (use NOTES page): History of Informed Consent and The Need for Informed Consent

T 8/6 –  Introductions

  • Review introductions

Homework:

  • COMMENTS: Please find your blog groups (see Blogroll link above week 1 schedule on this syllabus, or in BLOGROLL menu at the top of any page). Please review and offer commentary on your group members’ blogs.
  • INTRODUCTION (for 8/13): Please revise your literature review and methods, and add your shitty first draft of your introduction.
    • ***Remember Shitty First Drafts!!! (LOL)
    • Before you begin, write a 1-2 paragraph goal statement clearly and THOROUGHLY explaining in future tense: 1) The purpose of this introduction section – how will it help you? how will it help the reader? how will it differ from other sections of your overall project; 2) Your goals for this section – what do you hope to/will you accomplish by the end of this section? 3) Your target audience – who is this prepared for? Who do you hope will read this? How will you tailor your writing for this audience?
    • At the end, on the same page as above, write 1-2 paragraphs clearly and THOROUGHLY responding to the same questions but in past tense this time, explaining how you accomplished these goals/challenges. You will need to have your paper proofread by at least one other person in order to complete this assignment and get feedback, especially for questions 3.
    • MOST IMPORTANTLY: You MUST have your work read out loud to you by another person while you follow along on your own copy with a highlighter/pen or while the file is open. Reading out loud to yourself won’t be enough. You’ll be shocked how many mistakes you find this way and wonder why no one ever made you do this before. Trust me!

Th 8/8 – Abstracts

  • Review abstracts

Homework for 8/13:

  • COMMENTS: Please find your blog groups (see Blogroll link above week 1 schedule on this syllabus, or in BLOGROLL menu at the top of any page). Please review and offer commentary on your group members’ blogs.
  • PEER REVIEW #3: Methods + Intro + Lit Review + References/Lit Review
  • ABSTRACT: Before you begin, write a 1-2 paragraph goal statement clearly and THOROUGHLY explaining in future tense: 1) The purpose of this abstract section – how will it help you? how will it help the reader? how will it differ from other sections of your overall project; 2) Your goals for this section – what do you hope to/will you accomplish by the end of this section? 3) Your target audience – who is this prepared for? Who do you hope will read this? How will you tailor your writing for this audience?
    • At the end, on the same page as above, write 1-2 paragraphs clearly and THOROUGHLY responding to the same questions but in past tense this time, explaining how you accomplished these goals/challenges. You will need to have your paper proofread by at least one other person in order to complete this assignment and get feedback, especially for questions 3.
    • MOST IMPORTANTLY: You MUST have your work read out loud to you by another person while you follow along on your own copy with a highlighter/pen or while the file is open. Reading out loud to yourself won’t be enough. You’ll be shocked how many mistakes you find this way and wonder why no one ever made you do this before. Trust me!

T 8/13 – Panel Presentations Drafts, Portfolio Letters, Results/Discussions/Conclusions

  • 1st draft of panel presentations
  • Review how to write Portfolio Letters
  • Discuss Final Reflective Letter

Homework for 8/15:

  • POST #5 REFLECTION: In a 2-3 paragraph blog post, discuss how you perceived your presentation went today and what you will do to further develop for next week.
  • COMMENTS: Please find your blog groups (see Blogroll link above week 1 schedule on this syllabus, or in BLOGROLL menu at the top of any page). Please review and offer commentary on your group members’ blogs.
  • FINAL REFLECTIVE LETTER: Write a reflective letter to your instructor discussing your experience in the course, post it to its own page titled LETTER #2, and then place it under Letters in your custom menu. This should not be an essay, but rather an actual “letter” that addresses any or all of the following:
    * What grade (0-1000) do you think you deserve and why? Look at the rubrics and evaluation section above to help you explain.
    * What were your goals/expectations of a) your own performance and b) the course overall and a) how did you meet or not meet your own goals/expectations and b) how did the course meet or not meet your goals/expectations?
    * What was the most useful activity or assignment in terms of advancing your knowledge of Academic Research Writing? Why?
    * What would you have done differently if taking the course a second time? What recommendations can you make to your instructor to improve this course for future students? What could your instructor have done differently in order to receive an “A” from you for his teaching and course design?
    * What was your greatest challenge in this course and how did you successfully or unsuccessfully meet this challenge?
    * How will this course be useful to you in the future?
    * If you have taken more than one course with me, how did the courses go together? What has your overall experience been while working with me and how have you developed as a student, person, writer, etc?
    Note: You are not limited to the above questions; feel free to write about anything you want your instructor to know.

Th 8/15 – Panel Presentations, Final Exam, Final Review

  • Discuss final exam
  • Enjoy revised panel presentations
  • Review checklist of assignments
  • Discuss objectives and outcomes

Homework for Midnight 8/16:

  • FINAL DRAFT OF PAPER WITH ALL SECTIONS: Please make sure to include your INTRO/LIT REVIEW/METHODS along with an ABSTRACT and WORKS CITED/REFERENCES
  • PORTFOLIO COVER LETTER: Posted to a new PAGE titled PORTFOLIO.
  • COMMENTS: Please find your blog groups (see Blogroll link above week 1 schedule on this syllabus, or in BLOGROLL menu at the top of any page). Please review and offer commentary on your group members’ blogs. Make sure you have completed (and pasted into your comments page) at least 20 comments to fulfill this part of the course.
  • POST #6 REFLECTION: In a 2-3 paragraph blog post, discuss how you perceived your presentation went today and what you did to further develop the first draft.
  • FINAL EXAM: Started in class, completed at home. Imagine you must write a conclusion section of your planned or in progress research project. In-3-5 paragraphs, at the end of your current manuscript, add a Conclusion/Future Directions section that:
    • a. Summarizes your question, related hypotheses, and purpose of your question.
    • b. Re-states the gap in the research and the general benefit of your project.
    • c. Plans out the steps for completion including overcoming obstaccles like time, resources, lack of participants, etc.
    • d. Recommends specific communities/journals/conferences in which this project could be shared and how it fits into related conversations.

Don’t forget…by Midnight on Friday, August 16th.

  • 20 comments
  • 15 blog posts
  • 2 reflective letters
  • 3 peer reviews
  • 2 presentations
  • final exam
  • portfolio cover letter
  • final draft of paper with all sections

 

GENERAL RESOURCES


AUTOETHNOGRAPHY SOURCES

ADDITIONAL AE SOURCES


ACADEMIC RESEARCH PAPER OUTLINE

I. Intro
a. Question
b. Purpose
c. Hypotheses
d. Forecasting
II. Lit Review
a. Restatement of problem
b. Hey! Did you know…?
c. Summary of reviewed lit & identification of gap
d. Forecasting
III. Methods
a. Who?
b. When?
c. Where? Etc
IV. Results
a. Just the info, please!
V. Discussion
a. What does it all mean?
b. How does it relate to lit review?
VI. Conclusion
a. Restate question and answer it.
b. Limitations?
c. Recommendations?

 

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  1. Marlen says:

    Leave a comment down here with your name and blog address.
    For example:

    Angelina Jolie
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  2. James Angelo says:

    http://angelojames.wordpress.com/ (I archived the old pages under “FYW101” in order to keep the same URL).

  3. James Angelo says:

    Artem is not able to comment for some reason, so I’m posting for him:

    https://artemkozub.wordpress.com/

  4. Kyle Franken says:

    frankenkyle.wordpress.com

  5. I don’t know why I am not able to comment

  6. Hi everyone, hope you are going to get an A in this class !!! ^_^

    Good luck everyone !!!

  7. this is ahmed alraeesi

  8. How to embed a video in your PowerPoint:
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  9. Hi Dr. Harrison,
    Could you please explain the following sentence “Any method of data collection, however, from observation to content analysis, can be and has been used in survey research” (I was thinking that surveys are a method of data collection so how can we use other methods in a survey research???!!!) taken from
    Marshall. (2006, February 6).Data Collection Method. Accounting information systems (“Questionnaires and Surveys”), 11, 126.

  10. Hi Dr. harrison, in my conclusion/ Final exam do I have to include a paragraph about the following:
    d. Recommend specific communities/journals/conferences in which this project could be shared and how it fits into related conversations.
    I went back to the research I used as sources and none of them talks about conferences or jounals in the conclusion.

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