Dr. Dean Taciuch
George Mason University

Summer 2010


English 302: BN1 & BN2
Course Schedule

Week 1 (June 7 - 11): Summaries and paraphrases
Gibbons, “A New Kind of Ancestor: Ardipithecus Unveiled.”
Dalton, “What's in a name? Fly world is abuzz: Nature News.”
Wu, "Network Neutrality FAQ"
Response 1
Summary Assignment due June 11

Week 2 (June 14 - 18): Audience
Katnelson, “Researchers Start Up Cell with Synthetic Genome"
Gibson, et al. “Creation of a Bacterial Cell Controlled by a Chemically Synthesized Genome.”
Response 2
Short Report due June18

Week 3 (June 21 - 25): Research and Evaluation
Editors of The Lancet, "Retraction—Ileal-lymphoid-nodular hyperplasia, non-specific colitis, and pervasive developmental disorderin children."
Response 3
Research Proposal due June 25

Week 4 (June June 28 - July 2): Reports and Synthesis
White, et al. “Ardipithecus ramidus and the Paleobiology of Early Hominids.”
Response 4

Week 5 (July 5 - 9) Documentation
Online Style Guides
Response 5
Literature Review due July 9

Week 6 (July 12 - 16): Style and Clarity
Style and clarity Exercises
Annotated Bibliography due July 16

Week 7 (July 19 - 23): Revising, Editing, Proofeading
Editing Exercises

Final Research paper due Monday July 26th


Dr Taciuch Home

Course Syllabus