Dr. Dean Taciuch

George Mason University

Summer 2020

English 302: BM3 & B10
Course Schedule

Week 1 (June 1 – 7): Consensus and Controversy
Writing Commons "Identifying a Conversation"
Purdue OWL "Using Rhetorical Strategies"
GMU Library InfoGuide: Discipline Awareness Assignment
Discussion Post 1: Scholarly Controversies and Arguments
Discipline Awareness I assignment due June 7

Week 2 (June 8 – 14): Finding a Topic
Writing Center Quick Guide "How to Write a Research Question"
Discussion Post 2: Research Questions
Research Proposal due June 14

Week 3 (June 15 – 21): 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 21

Week 4 (June 22 – 28): 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 June 28

Week 5 (June 29 – July 5): Evaluation and Documentation
UNC Lit Review Handout
Writing Commons "Evaluating Sources"
Purdue OWL Research and Citation guides
Discussion Post 5: Source Evaluations
Annotated Bibliography due July 5

Week 6 (July 6 –12): Synthesis and Analysis
Writing Commons "Synthesizing Your Research Findings"
Purdue OWL Research and Citation guides
Discussion Post 6: Lit Review Working Thesis
Lit Review Thesis and Subtopics Outline due July 12

Week 7 (July 13 – 19): Revising, Editing, Proofreading
UNC Handout: "Revising Drafts"
GMU Writing Center handout "Revising"
Discussion Post 7: Revision Practices
Literature Review Assignment due July 19

Week 8 (July 20 –25): Next Steps
Discussion Post 8: Next Steps
Discipline Awareness II assignment due July 25
(note: the assignment is due on Saturday, the last day of Summer term B)


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