English 301 Expository Writing
Mr. Vail

Spring Semester

Texts: The Millennium Reader
The Everyday Writer
 

Course Schedule: (all readings are from The Millennium Reader and are in boldface)



2/9: Distribution of syllabus, meeting each other.

2/11: Introduction to course; what is style?

2/16: Intro to Personal Narrative. Orwell 34-40, Peters 40-44, Barry 49-51

2/18: Nelson 52-55, Gersi 67-71, Dillard 208-211

2/23: Peer editing of personal narratives: Bring THREE copies of your draft

2/25: Boswell 98-102, Williams 109-118, Soseki 71-82

3/2: *ESSAY 1: Personal Narrative due*--lecture

3/ 4: Intro to Compare/Contrast. Aristotle 205-208, Tan 350-355

3/9: Discussion/Reading of Essay 1

3/11: Twain 177-182, Gould 223-227, Conroy 315-320

3/16: O'Connor 150-163

3/18: Peer editing of compare/contrast essays: Bring THREE copies of your draft

3/23: Zinsser 537-547, FitzGerald 643-650, Bierce 650-658

3/25: *ESSAY 2: Compare/Contrast due*--lecture

3/30: Discussion/Reading of Essay 2

4/1: Intro to Cause/Effect. Forster 128-131

4/6-4/10: SPRING BREAK

4/13: Angelou 282-286, Douglass 278-282, Skinner 556-562

4/15: Greenfield 875-882, Morrow 882-885

4/20: Peer editing of cause/effect essays: Bring THREE copies of your draft

4/22: Intro to Argument.

4/27: *ESSAY 3: Cause/Effect due*--lecture

4/29: Wooley 44-49, Weintraub 784-792

5/4: *One-page arguments due*--be ready to read yours in class

5/6: Lecture-library techniques

5/11: Wilson 547-555, Hentoff 320-327

5/13: (to be announced)

5/18: Film: 12 Angry Men

5/20: Film: 12 Angry Men-course evaluations *RESEARCH PAPER DUE*