Lesson Plans
College Academic Writing 4th Q 15.16 Lesson Plans
Week: 04/04/2016 Instructor: Duane Hannan Academics
Pronoun-antecedent agreement--basic definitions: pronoun/antecedent; pronoun types: personal, possessive personal, demonstrative, indefinite, relative, reflexive, interrogative, reciprocal, intensive; for examples of each see <http://grammar-monster.com/lessons/pronouns_different_types.htm>

with personals, agreement in number and gender (when the antecedent is male/female/neuter and when the antecedent is singular or plural; also, how to deal with sexist conventions):

do exercises (36), (503), (658), (659), (660), (87); due Wednesday

The 2nd reflection paper--focus: evolving skills in managing information, evolving skills in finding information; scope: 1-1.5 pages, smooth prose, focused paragraphs; due Wednesday, end of day

2nd Annotated Bibliography--smooth prose, appropriate focus (summary, description, evaluation, mixed), MLA formatted; due Wednesday


Pronoun-antecedent agreement--with indefinite pronouns: three groups--always singular: anybody, anyone, anything, each, either, everybody, everyone, everything, neither, nobody, no one, nothing one, somebody, someone, something each; always plural: both, few, many, several; and switch-hitters: all, any, more, most, none, some;

compound antecedents joined by "and": plural pronoun; compound antecedents joined by "or" or "nor": use singular pronoun, but revise for clarity

read (in big green book) 535-538

do exercises (37), (38), (39), (161), (236), (360), (571)

Do 163, 661, 996 together; pronoun reference: 165, 1000, 1001, 1003, 235, due Tuesday

Intro to reasoned argument paper--reasoned argument, "offers plausible reasons and acknowledges other points of view" (refutes): based on evidence, logic;

Organizational models: the classical, Rogerian, Toulmin--slide show, handout; a practical application of the classical/Toulmin models using a "questions" perspective: <http://www.groundsforargument.org/drupal/argument/build/see-it>, do "See it in Writing" to "Try it Out", due Tuesday

read 264-274: use the questions to break Statsky into its classical/Toulmin elements, questions/answers from groundsforargument due Tuesday

Mixed Blood--8:30