Lesson Plans
College Composition 3rd Q 14.15 Lesson Plans
Week: 01/12/2015 Instructor: Duane Hannan Academics
Explaining a concept essay--review basic features, strategies for development, purpose and audience; discuss ex. 13.1 p. 601: Statsky (270) analysis--the progression of defining terms related to the claim--the kids' sports problem becomes "overzealous" becomes "adult standards" becomes "developmentally inappropriate" physically and psychologically becomes body paragraphs, consider the evidence, consider the sources, note the nice transition the opposing viewpoint in 10 to the solution in 11 which becomes the buried thesis in 12; forecasting statements--discuss Ngo (132) ex. 13.2 p. 602: problematic categories; discuss O'Malley (326) ex. 13.3 p. 603: note the warrant->evidence-from-source structure, discuss ex. 13.4 p. 604

Definition, extended definition, stipulative definition--defining strategies: sentence--announce, subordinate, appositive, do ex. 16.1 p. 640-41: any one using one each of the three sentence patterns; what pattern does Ngo use in his 1st sentence para. 5?; extended definition strategies: comparison, example, synonym, classification; do 16.3 p. 643: a para (about a half page), list what strategy(s) used; do ex. 16.4 p. 643: list Friedman's strategies only; do ex. 16.5 p. 644: do any one (use the OED); define "anthropocentric" using only the example on p.645; do ex. 16.7 p. 646: do any one

Email me the Google document assignments by 8:00 a.m. Wed.
Review exercises from Monday

Accessing the SMSU Library--http://www.smsu.edu/library; boolean searches: OR, NOT, AND-- (http://camellia.shc.edu/literacy/tablesversion/lessons/lesson4/boolean.htm); the indexed databases; the Points of View Reference Center: debatable topics, the scope, the structure, the bibliography, writing strategies

thesis->forecasting: abortion a big issue->what people need to know->arguments for/against, laws restricting, surgical procedures, discuss; select a debatable topic and list what people need to know

Select a debatable topic by next Tuesday beginning of class (send an email message)

Extended definition strategy--classification--read 647-652

Extended definition--read Ngo 132-135; what examples does he use; map the classification of cannibalism in para. 6-11

Email the Google document assignments by 8:00 a.m. Fri.

Review debatable topic ex., Review Explain a Concept essay--the debatable topic: what's the reader need to know to understand the debate?

Read <http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20141219-will-religion-ever-disappear>: a focus on the religion issue--why it endures, where it comes from, where Nuwer uses classification

Extended definition strategy--comparison/contrast: read 653-658; note the transition between para. from Tompkins: contrast transitions: on the other hand, in opposition, differing, list/discuss; do ex. 18.3 p. 656; laws that allegedly don't result in equal or fair treatment for women become analogously . . .

Email the Google document for the ex. by Mon. 8:00 a.m.

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