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Please note this calendar is subject to change. Assignments may be added, moved and deleted. Be sure to always check the Questions forum and Recent Announcements for any updates or changes.


Details and instructions for each task listed here can be found in the module for the corresponding week. Instructions for each discussion forum are inside the forum itself.


All work is due by midnight Sunday (Pacific time) and has an additional 24-hour grace period unless noted otherwise. (Work can be turned in through midnight Monday without a points penalty, although the system will mark it as "Late.")


Week 1 (August 18th---24th)
Read and complete all tasks in the Getting Started module (in Modules)


Read and explore all the information and links in the Course Info section (in Course Info)


Read and complete all tasks in the Week 1 module


Submit Verification 1 (in Assignments, Tests and Surveys)
        Be sure to complete all the required tasks


Participate in the Introductions discussion (in Discussion and Private Messages)


Complete Reflection 1 (in Assignments, Tests and Surveys, after all other work is complete)


Post lots of questions in the Questions forum ;-)


Week 2 (August 25th---31st)
Read and complete all tasks in the Week 2 module


Familiarize yourself with the Darn Details module (in Modules)


Note the contents of the student user guide for Etudes
        (This is located at the end of the Modules section.)


Buy all required books


Read "How to Be an Active Reader," page 7
        of Reader for Riba Taylor's course


Read and mark up the Brenda Ueland excerpt
        (under Readings in Handbook for Riba's Class)


Read and mark up the Natalie Goldberg piece
        (under Readings in Handbook for Riba's Class)


Complete the Darn Details quiz (in Assignments, Tests and Surveys)


Post any questions that arise in the Questions forum


Participate in the optional Brenda Ueland discussion? (in Discussions)


Complete Reflection 2 (in Assignments, Tests and Surveys)


(Last day to drop a full-semester class without a "W" is August 29th)


Week 3 (September 1st---7th)
September 1st is a school holiday

Read and complete all tasks in the Week 3 module


Read "Freewriting," page 1 in reader


Read "Learning to Write," page 4 in reader


Post any questions or comments that arise in the Questions forum


Practice freewriting by hand


Complete practice essay 1 (in Assignments, Tests and Surveys)


Complete the Reading Skills quiz (in Assignments, Tests and Surveys)


Participate in the Reading & Writing discussion (required, in Discussions, plus extra credit option)


Complete Reflection 3 (in Assignments, Tests and Surveys)


Week 4 (September 8th---14th)
Read and complete all tasks in the Week 4 module


Read "Writing in Response to Reading," page 25


Read "Your Writing Process," page 33


Read "Three Ways of Meeting Oppression" (King piece in handbook)


Read assigned pages in your chosen book


Complete the revise/edit practice on the King piece---both parts! (in Assignments, Tests and Surveys)


Complete the learning styles assignment (in Modules, not submitted)


Participate in the Reading & Writing discussion (note extra credit option, too, in Discussions)


Participate in the King discussion (in Discussions)


Submit Reflection 4 (in Assignments, Tests and Surveys)


Week 5 (September 15th---21st)
Read and complete all tasks in the Week 5 module


Read "Essay Structure," page 14


Review "Three Ways of Meeting Oppression" (from last week)


Review "How to Summarize," page 29 (from last week)


Read assigned pages in your chosen book


Complete the sentence structure practice (in Assignments, Tests and Surveys)


Write and submit Summary 1 for King piece (in Assignments, Tests and Surveys)


Complete participation in the King discussion---reply to my reply (in Discussions)


Participate in the optional Aha! discussion? (in Discussions)


Participate in the optional Rubric Practice forum? (in Discussions)


(Last day to apply for pass/no pass grade option for semester-length classes is September 19th)


Week 6 (September 22nd---28th)
Read and complete all tasks in the Week 6 module


Read "Description," page 48


Read "Dawn Watch," page 57


Review pages 39--41 from "Your Writing Process"


Read assigned pages in your chosen book


Complete practice essay 2 (in Assignments, Tests and Surveys)


Complete the revise/edit practice for descriptive paragraphs (in Assignments, Tests and Surveys)


Participate in the Dawn Watch forum (in Discussions)


Participate in the optional descriptive practice forum? (in Discussions)


Participate in the optional Rubric Practice forum? (in Discussions)


Week 7 (September 29th---October 5th)
Read and complete all tasks in the Week 7 module


Read "Narration," page 67


Read assigned pages in your chosen book


Write your descriptive paragraph and post for peer feedback (in Discussions)


Post two complete sets of peer feedback in the descriptive paragraph forum (in Discussions)


Participate in the Chosen Books forum (required, in Discussions, plus extra credit option)


Participate in the optional Rubric Practice forum? (in Discussions)


Submit Reflection 5 (in Assignments, Tests and Surveys)


Week 8 (October 6th---12th)
Read and complete all tasks in the Week 8 module


Review "Narration," page 67


Read "Black Men and Public Space," page 78


Read "Beauty: When the Other Dancer Is the Self," page 82


Read assigned pages in your chosen book


Revise/edit and submit your final descriptive paragraph (in Assignments, Tests and Surveys)


Complete the revise/edit practice for the timed essay (in Assignments, Tests and Surveys)


Consult with me as needed on your project


Participate in the Walker and Staples narratives forum (in Discussions)


Participate in the Chosen Books forum again for extra credit? (in Discussions)


Preview Reflection 6 (due end of next week, Week 9)


Week 9 (October 13th---19th)
Read and complete all tasks in the Week 9 module


Read assigned pages in your chosen book


Complete practice essay 3 (in Assignments, Tests and Surveys)


Consult with me as needed on your project


Participate in the Staples and Walker---Round 2 forum (in Discussions)


Submit Reflection 6 (in Assignments, Tests and Surveys)


Week 10 (October 20th---26th)
Read and complete all tasks in the Week 10 module


Read assigned pages in your chosen book


Complete and submit Summary 2 on the Brent Staples piece (in Assignments, Tests and Surveys)


Complete the Citation Practice (in Assignments, Tests and Surveys)


Begin working on your project thesis and introduction


Post to the Project Choices forum (in Discussions)


Participate in the Chosen Books as Narratives forum (in Discussions)


Submit Reflection 7 (in Assignments, Tests and Surveys)


Weeks 11 and 12 (October 27th---November 2nd and November 3rd---9th)
(Note due dates below and in the discussion forums)


Read and complete all tasks in the Weeks 11 and 12 module


Complete timed Essay 4 (due by the end of Week 12 in Assignments, Tests and Surveys)


Post your project thesis and introduction (due by end of Week 11 in Discussions)


Post peer feedback on project thesis and intro (due by end of Week 12 in Discussions, plus extra credit option)


Begin working on one main point for your project


Participate in the Chosen Books forum (Weeks 12---14 in Discussions)


Submit Reflection 8 (due by end of Week 12 in Assignments, Tests and Surveys)


Weeks 13 and 14 (November 10th---16th and November 17th---23rd)
November 10th is a school holiday

All work due by end of Week 14 except main points and discussions (see Discussion page for due dates)


Read and complete all tasks in the Weeks 13 and 14 module


Revise and resubmit Summary 2 (if needed for Top Two)


Complete the revise/edit practice for fragments and run-ons (in Assignments, Tests and Surveys)


Post one main point for your project for peer feedback (due by the end of Week 13)


Participate in peer feedback for the main points (due by the end of Week 14, plus extra credit option)


Participate in the Chosen Books forum (Weeks 12---14 in Discussions)


Submit Reflection 9 (in Assignments, Tests and Surveys)


(Last day to drop a full-semester class with a W is November 14th)


(Last day to apply for fall graduation is November 20th)


Week 15 (November 24th---30th)
November 27th and 28th are school holidays

Contact me by Monday if need to take the make-up essay (due by end of the week)


Read and complete all tasks in the Week 15 module


Read "Cathedral" in your reader


Wrap up work on your project (due next week in Discussions)


Participate in the Cathedral forum (in Discussions)


Participate in the optional Nuggets of Learning forum? (in Discussions)


Week 16 (December 1st---7th)
No module this week :)


Submit final project (in Discussions---no grace day! due Sunday!)


Participate in project forums (during this week and next, plus extra credit option)


Participate in the optional Nuggets of Learning forum? (in Discussions)


Submit Reflection 10 (in Assignments, Tests and Surveys)


Finals week (December 8th---12th)
All work must be submitted by midnight Tuesday, December 9th! No grace day!
(Last day of the semester is Friday, December 12th)

Complete your participation in the project forums (in Discussions, plus extra credit option)


Complete anonymous survey (in Assignments, Tests and Surveys)


Participate in the farewells forum (in Discussions)