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Course Schedule

The following schedule offers a provisional plan for all work throughout the semester. We may revise it as needed. PDF readings are available for download at EMU Online (see Doc Sharing).

The class also meets for the August 596 Workshop, M-F, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., August 19-23 and 26-30.

1.Week of Sept. 9-13
Dethier, C. 8, "Avoiding Stress," 108-133
Macrorie, Uptaught, 1-23
Fri.13 FYW Committee Mtg, 12 p.m., PH211

2.Week of Sept. 16-20
Freadman, "Anyone for Tennis?"
Dirk, "Navigating Genres"

3.Week of Sept. 23-27
Crowley, C. 1-3, pp. 1-45
Fri.27 Grade-in (Project One), 12-3 p.m., PH211

4.Week of Sept. 30-Oct. 4
Peer Teaching Observations
Crowley, C. 4-6, pp. 46-131

5.Week of Oct. 7-11
Peer Teaching Observations
Crowley, C. 7-9, pp. 132-214
Sat..12 WIDE-EMU Conference, All day, Pray Harrold

6.Week of Oct. 14-18
Stedman, "Annoying Ways People Use Sources"
Fri.18 FYW Committee Mtg, 12 p.m., PH211

7.Week of Oct. 21-25
Crowley, C. 10-12, pp. 215-265
Wiki entry planning
DUE: Observation reports

8.Week of Oct. 28-Nov. 1
Mueller, "Worknet Pedagogy" (draft, PDF)
Lanham, "Paramedic Method" (PDF)
ENGL121 Syllabus

9.Week of Nov. 4-8
DUE: Wiki entry draft (Google Drive)

10.Week of Nov. 11-15
Murray, "Teaching Writing as a Process Not Product" (PDF)
Breuch, "Post-Process 'Pedagogy': A Philosophical Exercise" (PDF)
Fri.15 FYW Committee Mtg, 12 p.m., PH211
Fri.15 Wiki-in, 1-3 p.m., PH313

11.Week of Nov. 18-22
Readings from journals or journal profiles, self-selected

12.Week of Nov. 25-29
Brent, "The Research Paper and Why We Should Still Care" (PDF)
Citation Project Pedagogical Principles (PDF)
Citation Project Graphs and Tables - Sources Cited and Source Use (PDFs)
Howard, Serviss, and Rodrigue, "Writing from Sources, Writing from Sentences" (PDF)

13.Week of Dec. 2-6
Sirc, "Box-Logic" (PDF)
Krause, The Process of Research Writing
ENGL121 Syllabus and Materials: Example 1 and Example 2
Th.5 Celebration of Student Writing, 4-5:30 p.m., Student Center Ballroom

14.Week of Dec. 9-13
ENGL121 Materials Workshop

15.Week of Dec. 16-17
DUE: ENGL121 Materials

Contact Information

Derek N. Mueller, PhD
Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Writing
Director of Composition
Department of English
Virginia Tech
Office: 315 Shanks Hall
Spring 2019 Office Hours: T, 12-3
Phone: +1-734-985-0485

"It is our job as writers to create a context in which we can write, and it is our job as teachers of writing to create a context that is as appropriate for writing as the gym is for basketball" (228). Donald Murray, "First Silence, Then Paper," Fforum: Essays on Theory and Practice in the Teaching of Writing

"[W]hat we teach our students is a consequence of what we understand writing to be" (215). Mary Lou Odom, Michael Bernard-Donals, and Stephanie Kerschbaum, "Enacting Theory: The Practicum as the Site of Invention," Don't Call It That: The Composition Practicum

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