Schedule: ENG 104

Date Topic Due
WEEK 1

1/6/14 (M)

Course goals and syllabus review  
1/8/14 (W) Discuss overall research goal, reading, and general urban legends, etc. LLL Introduction (Sagan, “The Burden of Skepticism”)
1/10/14 (F) Share examples, discuss in regards to research potential Bedford Ch. 1, list of urban legends, etc.
WEEK 2

1/13/14 (M)

Library day; introduce WP 1 Bedford Ch. 2 and 3
1/15/14 (W) Primary research methods Bedford Ch. 10; LLL Sass, “A Patently False Patent Myth—Still”
1/17/14 (F) In-class research time Primary research plan
WEEK 3

1/20/14 (M)

MLK Day—No class  
1/22/14 (W) Computer day: set up and introduce blogs WP 1; bring laptop
1/24/14 (F) Introduce WP 2 and lit review; discuss blogging Blog post #1
WEEK 4

1/27/14 (M)

Examine/discuss source examples for quality Bedford Ch. 4 and 5
1/29/14 (W) Plagiarism and attribution Bedford Ch. 6 and 7
1/31/14 (F) Using citation resources and finding key information Blog post #2; Bedford Ch. 20 and skim the chapter on the style you want
WEEK 5

2/3/14 (M)

Logical fallacies An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments (online)
2/5/14 (W) Logical fallacies identified in LLL Bedford Ch. 13; LLL Posner, “A Not-So-Psychic …”
2/7/14 (F) Research Day (substitute) Blog post #3
WEEK 6

2/10/14 (M)

Integrating sources Complete bibliography, Bedford Ch. 15
2/12/14 (W) Use of sources in LLL LLL National Science Board, “Science Indicators 2000 …”
2/14/14 (F) Peer review of WP 2 Blog post #4, Draft for peer review
WEEK 7

(conferences all week)

2/17/14 (M)

Introduce WP 3; synthesis methods WP 2
2/19/14 (W) History in LLL LLL Nickell, “Bone (Box) …”
2/21/14 (F) Thesis Blog post #5; Bedford Ch. 11 and 12
WEEK 8

2/24/14 (M)

Workshop proposals Revised proposal
2/26/14 (W) No class  
2/28/14 (F) No class Blog post #6
WEEK 9

3/3/14 (M)

LLL; TV clips LLL Waxman, “Mind Over Media …”; find example of this online
3/5/14 (W) Workshop outlines Outline
3/7/14 (F) Outline to draft Blog post #7; Bedford Ch. 14
WEEK 10

3/8–3/16

Spring Break  
WEEK 11

3/17/14 (M)

LAST DAY TO WITHDRAW

Style in LLL

LLL both Hall pieces in Ch. 3; Bedford Ch. 16
3/19/14 (W) Peer review Partial draft for peer review
3/21/14 (F) In-class revision Blog post #8; Bedford Ch. 17; bring partial draft
WEEK 12

3/24/14 (M)

Flex day to deal with common issues  
3/26/14 (W) LLL LLL Plait, “The Disaster …”; 2012 parallels
3/28/14 (F) Peer Review Blog post #9, complete draft for peer review
WEEK 13

3/31/14 (M)

Introduce WP 4 WP 3
4/2/14 (W) Design Bedford Ch. 18 and 19
4/4/14 (F) Examples Blog post #10
WEEK 14

4/7/14 (M)

Conferences Multimodal Proposal
4/9/14 (W) Conferences  
4/11/14 (F) Conferences Blog post #11
WEEK 15

4/14/14 (M)

Workshop Workshop material
4/16/14 (W) LLL group work LLL (selected on M)
4/18/14 (F) LLL discussions  
WEEK 16

4/21/14 (M)

Metacognition (in-class writing) Blog
4/23/14 (W) Presentations Multimodal Written Portion
4/25/14 (F) Presentations, cont’d  
WEEK 17

4/28/14 (M)

Presentations, cont’d  
Finals Presentations, cont’d  

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