English 1A: Composition and Reading

Greetings! On this site I will post important documents and announcements for the following Spring 2015 English 1A courses: 
  • English 1A-06: T/Th 8:00-9:50; F 9:00-9:50, Room 6307
  • English 1A-11: T/Th 10:00-11:50; F 11:00-11:50, Room 6409
Office hours will be held in room 6016 at the following times: 
  • Tuesdays 12:00-1:00
  • Thursdays 12:00-1:00 
  • Fridays 12:00-1:00 


Recent Announcements

  • Prewriting Assignment Attached (Due Tues., 5/26) This assignment didn't make it into the course reader for some reason. It is attached below.
    Posted May 22, 2015, 1:15 PM by Richard Mills
  • Our Fowles Analyses (Thursday, 5/21) Attached below you will find the notes everyone took as part of our in-class activity today. Each explains a particular appeal from Fowles, how it shows up in a ...
    Posted May 21, 2015, 2:03 PM by Richard Mills
  • Lecture from Thursday 5/14, including links to ads Below you'll find the PowerPoint I used on Thursday. In it you'll find links to all the ads we analyzed. If the PowerPoint presentation is in "slide show ...
    Posted May 15, 2015, 8:02 PM by Richard Mills
  • Our Critical Reading, Thinking, and Writing Strategies Attached below are the results of our reflective conversation about useful reading, thinking, and writing stratefies. Please read these for homework as part of your preparation for the midterm. 
    Posted May 12, 2015, 12:58 PM by Richard Mills
  • Refutation & Quotation Lectures Attached below, you will find the lectures and activities explaining refutation and how to integrate and cite quotations
    Posted May 10, 2015, 7:36 PM by Richard Mills
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Homework Assignments

  • Weeks 8 and 9 Homework (5/25-6/5) Tuesday, 5/26 *Bring WRAC. 1. Read "Men's Men and Women's Women" by Steve Craig. Course Reader, p. 57-67 OR "The Parable of the Democracy of Goods ...
    Posted May 21, 2015, 9:31 PM by Richard Mills
  • Week 7 Homework (5/18 - 5/22) TUESDAY, 5/19: MIDTERM EXAM 1. Review "Our Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing Strategies" before prepping for midterm. (Website à “Announcements”)   2. Read "Options for a Second Source." Course Reader ...
    Posted May 18, 2015, 11:27 AM by Richard Mills
  • Revised Weeks 5 & 6 Homework Schedule (5/4-5/15) Tuesday, May 5 1. Read "Quotations." Course Reader, p. 93-94 2. Read "Sample Essay #1." Course Reader, p. 122-127. Write a response to two questions (*25 HW points ...
    Posted May 11, 2015, 10:31 AM by Richard Mills
  • Week 4 Homework (4/27-5/1) Tuesday, April 28 1. Read "Essays: An Introduction." Course Reader, p. 97-103 (Optional). 2. Read Course Reader, p. 91-92. “Thesis Statements”, “PIE Paragraphs”  3. Complete Prewriting Assignment. Course ...
    Posted Apr 27, 2015, 12:08 PM by Richard Mills
  • Week 3 Homework (4/20-4/24) Tuesday, 4/211. Read "What Life Asks of Us" and "If it Feels Right" by David Brooks, Course Reader, p. 12-15. (1 Reading Response for both: Q1, brief ...
    Posted Apr 17, 2015, 10:08 AM by Richard Mills
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