Dr. Dean Taciuch

George Mason University

Summer 2016

English 302: BB1
Course Schedule

Week 1 (June 5 – 11): Consensus and Controversy
Writing Commons "Identifying a Conversation"
Perdue OWL "Using Rhetorical Strategies"
Discussion Post 1: Scholarly Controversies and Arguments
Discipline Awareness I assignment due June 11

Week 2 (June 12 – 18): Finding a Topic
Writing Center Quick Guide "How to Write a Research Question"
Discussion Post 2: Research Questions
Research Proposal due June 18

Week 3 (June 19 – 25): Research Methods
Using the Library and Databases
Writing Commons "Understanding Library Resources"
GMU Library Tutorials (Scholarly and other sources)
GMU Library tutorial on UlrichsWeb database
Discussion Post 3: Source Evaluations
Library Research Assignment
due June 25

Week 4 (June 26 – July 2): Plagiarism and Use of Sources
Writing Commons "Avoiding Plagiarism"
GMU Writing Center Guide "Plagiarism"
GMU Honor Code
Discussion Post 4: Plagiarism Policies
Plagiarism Policy Essay due July 2

Week 5 (July 5 – 9): Evaluation and Documentation
UNC Lit Review Handout
Writing Commons "Evaluating Sources"
Discussion Post 5: Source Evaluations
Annotated Bibliography due July 9

Week 6 (July 10 –16): Synthesis and Analysis
Writing Commons "Synthesizing Your Research Findings"
Perdue OWL Research and Citation guides
Discussion Post 6: Paraphrase practice
Peer Review Assignment due July 16

Week 7 (July 17 – 23): Revising, Editing, Proofreading
UNC Handout: "Revising Drafts"
GMU Writing Center handout "Revising"
Discussion Post 7: Lit Review Thesis
Literature Review Assignment due July 23

Week 8 (July 24 –27): Next Steps
Discussion Post 8: Next Steps
Discipline Awareness II assignment due July 27


Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.


Dr Taciuch Home

Course Syllabus