How does a 16-week semester get to be 17 weeks?
We’re coming up on the end of fifth week, and that leaves 12 more long weeks to drag up to the campus and fill an hour and a half of class time per day. I’ve got short-timer’s syndrome in a bad way. I just. want. this. semester. to. get. over!
Of the nine paydays this semester, one has come and gone. Eight remain. In the other-dimensional world of the adjunct, “biweekly pay” translates into “you get paid a month after you start working.”
Don’t get me wrong: it’s not that I’m not grateful to have had this job when I needed something, anything, to keep from dining on canned beans by the campfire under the freeway overpass. I am. I’m very grateful. Adjunct teaching saved my tuchus in the year after I was laid off. That was a difficult time.
And with that decision made, I can’t wait to get on down the road…
|4/5||6 SEND COURSE PACKS||7||8||9||10|
|11/12||13||14||15||16 Pick up 102 packets||17|
|1/2Week 3||3 NO CLASS||7|
|15/16Week 5||20 Eng. 101Library; credible sources, avoiding plagiarism||21|
|22/23Week 6||24 Eng. 102How to define a C.A. in your topic. Groups. Make them write it down. Remind about research requirement. .||25 Eng. 101MLA style: in-text citation||26 Eng. 102Basics Reviews 1 & 2||27 Eng. 101MLA style: Works Cited; ASSIGN an MLA/Plag. exercise due Tuesday.||28|
|(29/30)Week 7||1 Eng. 102Basics Reviews3 & 4Make reading assignment: Gup, page 498||2 Eng. 101MLA & plagiarism exercise due.Make them grade each others’ exercises in class||3 Eng. 102Discuss Gup article.||4 Eng. 101Report on comp/cont papersDraft comp/contrast Due||5|
|8 Eng. 102Report on C.AThesis/Paragraph/Citation Due||9 Eng. 101Computer commonsE 148||10 Eng. 102Report on C.A.||11 Eng. 101Comp/Cont DueCause & effect as rhet. method; strategies & uses||12|
|13/14Week 9Week 1
|15 Eng. 102FIRST DAY – 235Computer commons
|16 Eng. 101Have them read something fairly heavy on education, C&E; discuss.||17 Eng. 102Causal Analysis Due– 235 Syllabus Response
What’s a position paper? Give them a reading assignment.
|18 Eng. 101Define a C&E theme for your topic; get in groups to brainstorm.||19 – 235Intro dueSyll resp.|
|20/21Week 10Week 2||22 Eng. 102How to define a position in your topic. Make them write it down. Groups. Remind about research requirement.||23 Eng. 101Peer review strategies||24 Eng. 102How to write a long paper in 7 days. How to organize research.||25 Eng. 101Revising & editing strategies||26Market Res. Rept|
|27/28Week 11Week 3||29 Eng. 102How to organize research for a long paper.||30 Eng. 101Report on C&E papers||31 Eng. 102Have them read or read to them something fairly heavy on topic, pref. a position. Discuss.||1 Eng. 101Report on C&E papersReminder about number & quality of sources.
TP&C for C&E
|2Interv. 4 profile|
|3/4Week 12Week 4||5 Eng. 102One on one meetings for those who want them.Query for profile||6 Eng. 101Computer commonsE 148||7 Eng. 102Library. Turn in list of sources found, in correct MLA style.
Continue meeting, if need be.
|8 Eng. 101C&E DueWhat is an argumentative paper? How to work sources into an argument paper. ?? TP&C?||9Profile|
|10/11Week 13Week 5||12 Eng. 102– 235 Query How-toReport on Pos. Paper
|13 Eng. 101Have them read an argument on some aspect of education. Discuss. Even have them write out their responses.||14 Eng. 102Report on Pos. PaperTP&C for Pos. Paper
|15 Eng. 101Defining an argument theme in your topic. Make them write it out.||16 – 235How-to Due|
|17/18Week 14Week 6||19 Eng. 102Computer CommonsE 140
|20 Eng. 101– 235: Query PEAnother MLA citing & documenting exercise (in handout)||21 Eng. 102Position Paper Due||22 NO CLASS||23PE Intervu|
|24/25Week 15Week 7||26 Eng. 102– 235: Interview PE duePanel discussions||27 Eng. 101Report on C&E papers||28 Eng. 102Panel discussions||29 Eng. 101Report on ArgumentTP&C for Argument||30 – 235PE Due|
|½Week 16Week 7||3 Eng. 102 Panel discussions||4 Eng. 101Computer commonsE 148||5 LAST MW DAY Eng. 102Panel discussions||6 LAST TTh DAY Eng. 101Argument Paper DueXX Things I’d like you to remember||7 – 235Brite Due|
|8/9Week 17||10 7:30 – 9:20MW Final Eng. 102||11||12||13 9:20 – 11TTh Final Eng. 101||14|