Fall 2017 Course Schedule:

  • Students, for course related questions please contact me at HRichie@tfc.edu.
  • This schedule is a supplement to your syllabus and standardized rubric.
  • Check back often. The schedule is not designed to change, but is subject to minor changes.

WEEK ONE

Monday, August 21
In today’s class, we discuss narrative essays.
– Make sure you purchase your textbook and review MLA Style.
– Read Annie Dillard’s eclipses essay before class on Wednesday.

Wednesday, August 23
In today’s class, we discuss narrative essays and reading according to genre.
– Read Jonah 1 and this commentary from Oxford Biblical Studies Online for class Friday.

Friday, August 25
In today’s class, we cover the basics of narratology: diegesis, mimesis, prolepsis, and analepsis. and manipulating time in narrative.
Quiz 1
Paper 1 Due: 300-500 words narrating your eclipse experience in note/draft form.

WEEK TWO

Monday, August 28
In today’s class, we continue our discussion of manipulating time in narrative.
(Optional/just for your reference: Click here for a link to today’s class resource.)
– Submit your Essay #3 request.
– Read The Pleasure of Reading Recipes and Keeping Receipts for class Wednesday.

Wednesday, August 30
In today’s class, we discuss alternative narrative form of recipes.  We pair off and write our own recipes. We begin a discussion of oral histories.
(Optional/just for your reference: Click here for todays’s class resource.)
Essay #1 Draft Due: 1,500-1,750 words narrating your eclipse experience using  at least one example each of prolepsis and analepsis, and containing a clear conflict.

Friday, September 1
In today’s class, we discuss alternative narrative form of oral histories. We compare methods seen here (text with accompanying audio), here (still images with audio), here (film), and here (text with streamline audio and photographs) and discuss the importance of choosing a narrator, ambient noise, dialog, and transitions.
Quiz 2
– Register for a free Knight Lab account by clicking on “Make A Story Map” button found here

WEEK THREE

Monday, September 4
In today’s class, we discuss alternative narrative form of maps. We watch this fun nugget for our discussion. We review examples of narrative maps. We choose our story maps, and begin drafting them.
Essay #1 Draft Returned

Wednesday, September 6
In today’s class, we continue drafting our story maps. Maps must contain at least 8 events of 50 words each, and an image. Images must be credited.
(Optional/just for your reference: Click here for today’s class resource.)
Quiz 3
– Complete your story maps before Friday.

Friday, September 8
In today’s class, we present our story maps.
Plagiarism Exam Due
– Read this summary of Aristotle’s three appeals for Monday’s class.

WEEK FOUR

Monday, September 11
In today’s class, we begin our mastery of the argumentative essay by discussing Aristotle’s three rhetorical appeals: ethos, pathos, and logos, as well as the element of kairos. Today we focus on ethos.
(Optional/just for your reference: Click here for today’s class resource.)
Essay #1 Revision Due

Wednesday, September 13
In today’s class, we focus on pathos.
(Optional/just for your reference: Click here for today’s class resource.)
Quiz 4

Friday, September 15
In today’s class, we focus on logos and kairos.
Paper 2 Due: 750-1,000 words defending Jonah read as a narrative genre, or as metaphor/simile. You must cite one source in addition to the one shared in class and the Bible.
– Read this summary of the New Testament before class on Monday.

WEEK FIVE

Monday, September 18
In today’s class, we discuss the epistolary genre.
– Read The Screwtape Letters 1-3 by C.S. Lewis before class on Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 20
In today’s class, we continue our discussion of the epistolary genre.  We examine The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis.
Quiz 5

Friday, September 22
In today’s class, we continue our discussion of the epistolary genre.
Paper 3 Topic Due: What will you write your own Screwtape Letter about?
Essay #2 Draft Due: 2,000-2,500 word expository essay on the epistolary genre in the New Testament. You must cite at least three scholarly sources in addition to the Bible.

WEEK SIX

Monday, September 25
In today’s class, we discuss performatives and affecting change in the world.
(Optional/just for your reference: Click here for a link to today’s class resource.)
Essay #2 Draft Returned
– Read SMH pages 344-366 before class on Wednesday.
– Begin your change-maker project.

Wednesday, September 27
In today’s class, we continue our discussion of performatives and affecting change in the world.
Quiz 6

Friday, September 29
In today’s class, we share our change-makers.
Paper 3 Due: Your 300-500 word Screwtape Letter.

WEEK SEVEN

Monday, October 2
In today’s class, we hold 
Essay #2 Peer Workshop.

Wednesday, October 4
In today’s class, we have our Midterm Review.

Friday, October 6
In today’s class, we have our Midterm Exam. Bring A Scan-Tron To Class.
– Read SMH pages 208-209 before class Monday.

WEEK EIGHT

Monday, October 9
In today’s class, we discuss interviewing as primary source.
We consider the following examples:
Example 1
Example 2
Example 3
– Read SMH pages 199-207 before class Wednesday.
– Optional: Find your own example of recent journalism that handles interview well or uniquely, and be ready to share it Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 11
In today’s class, discuss conducting research.
Paper 4 Interview Questions Due
– Read SMH pages 212-231 before class Monday.

Friday, October 13
No Class – Fall Break

WEEK NINE

Monday, October 16
In today’s class, we discuss evaluating sources and taking notes
Essay # 3 Topic Proposal Due
– Read SMH pages 212-231 before class Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 18
In today’s class, we discuss writing with sources.
(Optional/just for your reference: Click here for a link to today’s class resource.)
– Read SMH pages 232-249 before class Friday.
Quiz 8

Friday, October 20
In today’s class, we continue our discussion on writing with sources.
Paper 4 Due: A 300-500 word interview with your family member about your ancestory.
– Read SMH pages 631-635, 660-664, and 672-677 before class Monday.

WEEK TEN

Monday, October 23
In today’s class, we discuss clarity and style.
(Optional/just for your reference: Click here for a link to today’s class resource.)
Essay #3 Draft Due: 2,500-3,000 word argumentative essay. 

Wednesday, October 25
In today’s class, we continue our discussion of clarity and style and begin our discussion of grammar and punctuation.
(Optional/just for your reference: Click here for a link to today’s class resource.)
-Read SMH pages 590-597 and 686-703 before class Friday.

Friday, October 27
In today’s class, we discuss grammar and punctuation.
(Optional/just for your reference: Click here for a link to today’s class resource.)
Paper 5 Book Choice Due
Essay #3 Draft Returned

WEEK ELEVEN

Monday, October 30
In today’s class, we discuss humor writing.We read from Harrison Scott Key.
(Optional/just for your reference: Click here for today’s class resource.)
– Choose any entry from Harrison Scott Key’s Oxford American column and read it before class Wednesday.

Wednesday, November 1
In today’s class, we evaluate the humor of Harrison Scott Key, and discuss verbal irony.(Optional/just for your reference: Click here for today’s class resource.)
Quiz 10
Essay #3 Revision 1 Due

Friday, November 3
In today’s class, we discuss situational irony.
(Optional/just for your reference: Click here for today’s class resource.)
Essay #3 Revision 1 Returned

WEEK TWELVE

Monday, November 6
In today’s class, we hold Essay #3 Peer Workshop.
– Read SMH pages 300-303 before class Wednesday.

Wednesday, November 8
In today’s class, we discuss writing criticism and the art of the review.
Quiz 11

Friday, November 10
In today’s class, we continue our discussion of writing criticism and the art of the review.
Essay #3 Revision 2 Due

WEEK THIRTEEN

Monday, November 13
In today’s class, we discuss authority and writing.
(Optional/just for your reference: Click here for today’s class resource.)
Paper 5 Due: 300-500 word review of a fiction or non-fiction book you’ve read in the last 24 months.
– Read Authority and American Usage before class Wednesday.

Wednesday, November 15
In today’s class, we continue our discussion of authority and writing.
(Optional/just for your reference: Click here for today’s class resource.)
Quiz 12

Friday, November 17
In today’s class, we discuss responding to literature.
(Optional/just for your reference: Click here for today’s class resource.)
Essay #3 Revision 2 Returned

WEEK FOURTEEN

Monday, November 20
In today’s class, we discuss Essay #3.
Quiz 13

Wednesday, November 22
No Class – Thanksgiving Break

Friday, November 24
No Class – Thanksgiving Break

WEEK FIFTEEN

Monday, November 27
In today’s class, we discuss nominalizations and the book of Ecclesiastes.
(Optional/just for your reference: Click here for today’s class resource.)

Wednesday, November 29
In today’s class, 
we discuss the genre of fiction, and write a short story in class.
(Optional/just for your reference: Click here for today’s class resource.)
Quiz 14

Friday, December 1
In today’s class, we will review course material for the final exam.
Essay #3 Revision 2 Due

FINALS WEEK

Week of December 4
Final Exam – Time and Date TBD