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CLASS # IN-CLASS ACTIVITIES HOMEWORK
I. THEME: Shopping, WRITING SKILLS: Finding a Voice; Developing a Narrative
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Introductions

  • You and Writing
  • Overview of Class

Assignment #1

  • Letter to Me
  • Rose. "Shopping as a Spiritual Adventure." (Handout)
  • Johnson."Rolex." (Handout)
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Syllabus

  • Elements of the Essay: Voice and Sensibility
  • Shopping as part of our lives

Assignment #2

  • Gopnik. "The Winter Circus . . ."
  • Begin Journals.
3

Service Learning

  • What makes an Essay?

Assignment #3

  • Essay I - 1st Draft
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Workshop: Essay I

  • Introduce Research Project

Assignment #4

  • Brubach. "Mail-Order America."
II. THEME: Advertising, WRITING SKILLS: Analysis; Forming a Thesis
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Return drafts and discuss

  • The Secret Life of Words (Word Power)
  • Discuss "Mail-Order America"
  • Advertising and Manipulation

Assignment #5

  • Revise Essay I
  • Gladwell. "The Science of Shopping." (On line)
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Techniques of Persuasion

  • Reading values in Texts and Pictures

Assignment #6

  • Rushkoff. "They Say."
  • Gladwell. "Listening to Khakis." (On line)
  • Bring Ads to Class for Essay II
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"They Say" and "Listening to Khakis"; Evidence and Argument

  • Work with Ads

Assignment #7

  • Essay II
8 Workshop: Essay II

Assignment #8

  • Jarrell. "A Sad Heart at the Supermarket."
  • * Proposal for Research Project
III. THEME: Critiquing Consumer Culture, WRITING SKILLS: Engaging in Conversation with Other Writers--Representing Their Ideas Accurately; Connecting Writers' Ideas; Critiquing Writers' Ideas
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Return Drafts and Discuss; Work on Essay II

  • Discuss "Sad Heart"

Assignment #9

  • Revise Essay II; Catch up with Journals
10 Video: Merchants of Cool

Assignment #10

  • Annotated Bibliography for Research Project
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Discuss Research Essay Topics & Sources

  • Thesis Clinic

Assignment #11

  • Schor. Intro. to The Overspent American
12 Critiquing Consumer Culture: The Overspent American

Assignment #12

  • Twitchell. "Two Cheers for Materialism."
  • Cross. "Irony of the Century."
13 Discuss "Two Cheers" and "Irony"

Assignment #13

  • Research
  • Singer. "The Singer Solution."
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Critiquing Consumer Culture: The Claims of the Poor

  • Paragraph Clinic

Assignment #14

  • Berry. "Getting Along with Nature."
  • Berry. "Back to the Land."
  • Research
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Critiquing Consumer Culture: The Claims of the Environment

  • Defining Terms

Assignment #15

  • Bring notes for Essay III to class
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Discuss Singer's Solution

  • Pre-Writing for Research Essays

Assignment #16

  • Essay III
  • Bring sentences to work on to class
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Introduce Essay IV

  • Clinic: Polishing Sentences

Assignment #17

  • Respond to your group's Research Essays
  • Klein, Excerpt from No Logo
18 Workshop: Essay III

Assignment #18

  • Re-revision of Essay II
19

Return Drafts of Essay III and discuss

  • Klein: Consumer Activism

Assignment #19

  • Begin Essay IV
20 Work on Essay IV

Assignment #20

  • Continue w/Essay IV
21 Workshop: First Part of Essay IV

Assignment #21

  • Write last 2 letters for Essay IV
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Revision Concerns?

  • Workshop: Essay IV and hand in to me

Assignment #22

  • Prepare Oral Presentation
23 Pointers for Oral Presentations

Assignment #23

  • Revise Essay III
24 Oral Presentations

Assignment #24

  • Revision as Needed
25 Oral Presentations

Assignment #25

  • Revise Essay IV; Prepare Portfolios
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Oral Presentations

  • Evaluations; Summing Up