English 225: Writing on A Theme: Issues in Education
Instructor: Ann Rasmussen
Spring 2013

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Your Course Syllabus Fall 2012

Fall 2012 Final Examp Schedule

Final Exam: December 12, Wednesday 10:45-1:15

Revised Syllabus Due Dates and Schedule

Oct. 10 W: MLA
Oct. 12: F: Presentation: "Imagination"
Oct. 15: M: MLA Quiz Take Home
Oct. 17: W: Meet in Michener 3rd floor 303
Oct. 19: F: Meet in Michener finish library search
Oct. 22: M: Meet in Ross Computer Lab 1240 to work on Annotated Bibliography

Due Dates

Oct. 12: F: Working Thesis
Oct. 15: M: MLA Quiz Graded in Class
Oct. 19: F: Library Search
Oct. 22: Proposal and Outline
Nov. 2: Annotated Bibliography

Text:A Write

r's Reference by
Diana Hacker and Nancy Sommers

The Elements of Teaching
by J
ames M. Banner, Jr. and Harold C. Cannon

Readings for 225: These are PDF files that you will bring and bring to class for discussion.

John Dewey: Democracy and Education: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Education:

Section 1: "Renewal of Live by Transimitions"

Frank McCourt Excerpts from Teacher Man (PDF)

A Reason To Teach: Chapter 4 (PDF)
Mark Edmundson"On the Uses of a Liberal Educaton" (link)
Jean M. Twenge and W. Kenneth Campbell The Narcissism Epidemic: Living in the Age of Entitlement (PDF)

Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4

Preparing Teachers for a Changing World Chapter 7 from Peparing Teachers for a Changing World (PDF)
Paulo Freire: "Teahers as Cultural Woprkers: Letters to Those Who Dare to Teache Fourth Letter: On the Indispensible Qualities of Progressive Teachers for their Better Performane. (PDF)
Notes from Kraver
Notes from Kraver
Links to Teacher Education Organizations
More Teacher Organizations

Helpful Hints for Writing Your Essay

When to Use Quotations and a list of words to introduce borrowed material

Using the World Wide Web for Academic

The Owl at Purdue Online Writing Lab an online writing center for grammar and MLA rules

Class Power Point Lectures (files will download to your hard drive)

How to do a Close Reading of Scholarly Works


Writing the Group Summary:

The Assignment: Summary Paper

Article Summary Template

Summary Scoring Rubric

Group Powerpoint Pressentation

Group Presentation Rubric

This I Believe Statement

Interview for Problem Solving Essay

Proposal and Outline for Problem Solving Essay

Annotated Bibliography for Problem Solving Essay

Problem Solving Essay

Group Power Point Presentations

Group 1:
Group 2:
Group 3: Order: Oct. 1
Group 4: Imagination Oct. 17
Group 5: Patience Oct. 19
Group 6: Character Oct. 29

Response/Narrative Essay due

This I Believe Statement

Michener Library






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Weekly Assignments

Week 1: Jan. 15-17: Course introduction; Syllabus, general discussion on American education