Persuasive/Argumentative Paper for Social Security
Paper for Interpreter of Maladies
Research Paper associated with Outliers
Final For English ENGWR 300
Tim Kahl (916) 714-5401 (Please no calls after 9:30 PM) also appears as Victor Schnickelfritz
M., Tu., Wed., Thur. 6:00-8:05 [6 Weeks]
Davis Center Davis 210, Course Code: 11096
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|A work requires a compliance with the guidelines and the stated purpose of the assignment. Content is clear and balanced. There are no tangled sentences. A varied length of sentences is present and correct sentence structure is used. The pattern of development is clear and apparent and demonstrates forethought regarding the desired effect upon the reader. The styleand tone are appropriate to the topic and audience. There may be an occasional mistake in mechanics. The topic of the paper should aim to be fresh and original and should attempt to stretch the academic horizons of the writer.|
|B work requires a compliance with the guidelines and the stated purpose of the assignment. Content is generally clear and balanced, but there may be some instances in which there are some confusing or awkward sentences, though these do not detract from the overall effect of the paper. A somewhat limited variety of sentences may exist, but the sentence structure is generally correct. The pattern of development is apparent, but may deviate at times. The style and tone of the paper are generally appropriate to the topic and audience. There are relatively few mistakes in mechanics. The topic may not demonstrate any original thinking or particularly or novel approach to the assignment.|
|C work requires a fair amount of compliance with the guidelines and the stated purpose of the assignment, but may miss the stated objectives to some degree. Content is generally clear and balanced, but there may be several points where the sentence structure becomes jumbled and confused and this interferes with the flow of the paper. A limited variety of sentences is readily apparent. The pattern of development may be vague and unclear, but there is more than a semblance of formal constraint apparent. The style and tone may be somewhat varied and inappropriate for both the topic (misnomers) and the perceived audience. The topic does not demonstrate any novel approach to the given assignment. There are a distracting number of mistakes in mechanics.|
|D work demonstrates a minimal amount of compliance with the guidelines and the stated purpose of the assignment. Content is unclear and unbalanced and there may be a significant amount of jumbled and confused sentences. The pattern of development is unapparent and it demonstrates a lack of forethought on thm part of the writer. The style qnd tone of the paper are wildly varied and inappropriate0for both the topic and the perceived audience. The topic does not dmmonstrate any no~el appzoach to the given assignment. There are an overwhelming number of mistakes in mechanics. In general, the paper demonstrates a hurried and haphazard approach devoid of any forethought (i.e. the paper that is written the night before).|
|F work demonstrates a minimal amount of compliance with the guidelines and the stated purpose of the assignment. Any work deemed to be completely unsatisfactory with regard to content, pattern of development, style, $ tone, topic, or mechanics. A paper in this category demonstrates an absolute minimum of effort.|
|M June 23||
Introductions and Syllabus
|Tu June 24||
Read Social Security Privatization materials for Question Set #1
|W June 25||Read Social Security Privatization materials for Question Set #2|
|Th June 26||Read Social Security Privatization materials for Question Set #3|
|M June 30||
Rough drafts of Social Security Privatization papers due. Discussion of student rough drafts, Discussion of MLA parenthetical citation.
|Tu July 1||
Rough drafts of Social Security Privatization due. Discussion of student rough drafts
|W July 2||
Final drafts of Social Security Privatization due
Begin reading Interepreter of Maladies. Question Set #1 due
|Th July 3||reading Interepreter of Maladies. Question Set #2 due|
|M July 7||
Read Interepreter of Maladies. Question Set #3 due
|Tu July 8 *||
further discussion of Interpreter of Maladies
|W July 9||Rough drafts of Interpreter of Maladies paper due|
|Th July 10||
Rough drafts of Interpreter of Maladies paper due; Grammar Review
|M July 14||
Final draft of Interpreter of Maladies paper due
Outliers study questions #1 due
|Tu July 15||
Outliers study questions #2 due; Grammar Review;
|W July 16||Outliers study questions #3 due; Grammar Review; outline and thesis due|
|Th July 17||Outliers study questions #4 due; Grammar Review;|
|M July 21||
Outliers study questions #4 continued. Grammar Review; Additional Research Day
|Tu July 22||
discussion of outlines and theses; Grammar Review; Review of previous student rough draft
|W July 23||Review of previous student rough draft|
|Th July 24||Rough drafts of research papers due|
|M July 28 *||Grammar Review; rough drafts of research paper due|
|Tu July 29||Rough drafts of research papers continued|
|W July 30||Final draft of the research paper due/Discussion of Final|
|Th July 31||Final|