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Writing 501B Teaching Resources for Composition

If you are in English 501B, then you are at a "home" you have in cyberspace to find out answers to your questions about teaching writing. This page of resources is intended for you to use as you need, and it will be updated weekly as the quarter progresses. If you have additional sites you would like to see added, then email me at cdean@writing.ucsb.edu.

I'm guessing that you might have a few immediate questions, so those "guesses" will be the start of the FAQ page.

501 A Materials

Syllabi:

  • Debra's Guckenheimer's Syllabus: WordPDF
  • Nuno's Sena's Syllabus: Word, PDF

Syllabi and Schedules from Fall 2006

  • Andy Heidman's Syllabus For Writing 1E: WordPDF
    • Andy Heidman's Schedule: Word, PDF
  • Ben Shockey's Syllabus For Writing 2: Word, PDF
    • Ben Shockey's Schedule for the Humanities Unit: WordPDF
    • Ben Shockey's Schedule for the Soical Science Unit: WordPDF
    • Ben Shockey's Schedule for the Science Unit: WordPDF
  • Brett Brinkman's Syllabus For Writing 2: Word, PDF
    • Bret Brinkman's Schedule for the Humanities Unit: WordPDF
    • Bret Brinkman's Schedule for the Soical Science Unit: WordPDF
    • Bret Brinkman's Schedule for the Science Unit: WordPDF
  • Cassandra Nichols's Syllabus For Writing 2: WordPDF
    • Cassandra Nichols's Schedule for the Humanities Unit: WordPDF
    • Cassandra Nichols's Schedule for the Soical Science Unit: WordPDF
    • Cassandra Nichols's Schedule for the Science Unit: WordPDF
  • Danielle La France's Syllabus For Writing 2: WordPDF
    • Danielle La France's Schedule: WordPDF
  • Dan Pecchenino's Syllabus For Writing 2: WordPDF
    • Dan Pecchenino's Schedule for the Humanities Unit: WordPDF
    • Dan Pecchenino's Schedule for the Soical Science Unit: WordPDF
    • Dan Pecchenino's Schedule for the Science Unit: WordPDF
  • Gerald Egan's Syllabus For Writing 2:: Word, PDF
    • Gerald Egan's Schedule: WordPDF
  • Heather Salazar's Syllabus For Writing 2: WordPDF
  • Katherine Voll's Syllabus For Writing 2: WordPDF
    • Katherine Voll's Schedule for the Humanities Unit: WordPDF
    • Katherine Voll's Schedule for the Soical Science Unit: WordPDF
    • Katherine Voll's Schedule for the Science Unit: WordPDF
  • Katie Baillargeon's Syllabus For Writing 2: Word, PDF
    • Katie Baillargeon's Schedule for the Humanities Unit: WordPDF
    • Katie Baillargeon's Schedule for the Soical Science Unit: WordPDF
    • Katie Baillargeon's Schedule for the Science Unit: WordPDF
  • Ken Brown's Syllabus For Writing 2:  WordPDF
    • Ken Brown's Schedule for the Humanities Unit: WordPDF
    • Ken Brown's Schedule for the Soical Science Unit: WordPDF
    • Ken Brown's Schedule for the Science Unit: WordPDF
  • Kim Knight's Syllabus For Writing 2: PDF
    • Kim Knight's Schedule: PDF
  • Laura Miller's Syllabus For Writing 2: Word, PDF
    • Laura Miller's Schedule: WordPDF
  • Nhu Le's Syllabus For Writing 2: WordPDF
  • Rob Montgomery's Syllabus For Writing 2: WordPDF
    • Rob Montgomery's Schedule: WordPDF
  • Sarah Hirsch's Syllabus For Writing 2: Word, PDF
    • Sarah Hirsch's Schedule For Writing 2:: WordPDF
  • Susan Elizabeth Cook's Syllabus For Writing 2: Word, PDF
    • Susan Elizabeth Cook's Schedule: WordPDF

Assignments and Rubrics:

  • Science Writing Prompt: WordPDF
  • Social Science Critique Paper: Word, PDF
  • Social Science and Social Issues Paper Option: Word, PDF
  • Social Science Pilot Study Paper: Word, PDF
  • Social Science Rubric: Word, PDF
  • Writing About the World Humanities Prompt: Word, PDF
  • Writing About the World Humanities Rubric: Word, PDF

Assignments and Rubrics From Writing 501B, Fall 06:

  • Andy Heidman (Writing 1E):
    • Personal Narrative Paper Prompt: Word, PDF
      • Personal Narrative Paper Rubric: PDF
    • "Summary Into Synthesis" Paper Prompt: Word, PDF
      • "Summary Into Synthesis" Paper Rubric: PDF
    • Persuasion Paper Prompt: Word, PDF
  • Ben Shockey (Writing 2):
    • Humanities Paper Prompt: Word, PDF
      • Humanities Unit Paper Rubric: WordPDF
    • Social Science Unit Paper Prompt: Word, PDF
      • Social Science Unit Paper Rubric: WordPDF
    • Science Unit Paper Prompt: Word, PDF
      • Science Unit Paper Rubric: Word, PDF
  • Brett Brinkman (Writing 2):
    • Humanities Paper Prompt: Word, PDF
      • Humanities Unit Paper Rubric: Word, PDF
    • Social Science Unit Paper Prompt: Word, PDF
      • Social Science Unit Paper Rubric: WordPDF
    • Science Unit Paper Prompt: Word, PDF
      • Science Unit Paper Rubric: WordPDF
  • Cassandra Nichols (Writing 2):
    • Humanities Paper Prompt: Word, PDF
    • Social Science Unit Paper Prompt: Word, PDF
    • Science Unit Paper Prompt: Word, PDF
      • Science Unit Paper Rubric: Word, PDF
  • Danielle La France (Writing 2):
    • Humanities Paper Prompt: Word, PDF
      • Humanities Unit Paper Rubric: WordPDF
    • Social Science Unit Paper Prompt: Word, PDF
      • Social Science Unit Paper Rubric: WordPDF
    • Science Unit Paper Prompt: Word, PDF
  • Dan Pecchenino (Writing 2):
    • Humanities Paper Prompt: Word, PDF
    • Social Science Unit Paper Prompt: Word, PDF
    • Science Unit Paper Prompt: Word, PDF
  • Gerald Egan (Writing 2):
    • Humanities Paper Prompt: Word, PDF
      • Humanities Unit Paper Rubric: Word, PDF
    • Social Science Unit Paper Prompt: Word, PDF
      • Social Science Unit Paper Rubric: Word, PDF
    • Science Unit Paper Prompt: Word, PDF
      • Science Unit Paper Rubric: Word, PDF
  • Heather Salazar (Writing 2):
    • Humanities Paper Prompt: Word, PDF
      • Humanities Unit Paper Rubric: WordPDF
    • Social Science Unit Paper Prompt: Word, PDF
      • Social Science Unit Paper Rubric: WordPDF
    • Science Unit Paper Prompt: Word, PDF
      • Science Unit Paper Rubric: Word, PDF
  • Katherine Voll (Writing 2):
    • Humanities Paper Prompt: Word, PDF
    • Social Science Unit Paper Prompt: Word, PDF
    • Science Unit Paper Prompt: Word, PDF
      • Science Unit Paper Rubric: Word, PDF
  • Katie Baillargeon (Writing 2):
    • Humanities Paper Prompt: Word, PDF
      • Humanities Unit Paper Rubric: WordPDF
    • Social Science Unit Paper Prompt: Word, PDF
      • Social Science Unit Paper Rubric: WordPDF
    • Science Unit Paper Prompt: Word, PDF
      • Science Unit Paper Rubric: Word, PDF
  • Ken Brown (Writing 2):
    • Humanities Paper Prompt: Word, PDF
    • Social Science Unit Paper Prompt: Word, PDF
      • Social Science Unit Paper Rubric: WordPDF
  • Kim Knight (Writing 2):
    • Kim Knight's Papers and Rubrics: PDF
  • Laura Miller (Writing 2):
    • Humanities Paper Prompt: Word, PDF
      • Humanities Unit Paper Rubric: WordPDF
    • Social Science Unit Paper Prompt: Word, PDF
      • Social Science Unit Paper Rubric: WordPDF
    • Science Unit Paper Prompt: Word, PDF
      • Science Unit Paper Rubric: Word, PDF
  • Nhu Le (Writing 2):
    • Humanities Paper Prompt: Word, PDF
      • Humanities Unit Paper Rubric: WordPDF
    • Social Science Unit Paper Prompt: Word, PDF
  • Paxton Hehmeyer (Writing 2):
    • Humanities Paper Prompt: Word, PDF
      • Humanities Unit Paper Rubric: WordPDF
    • Social Science Unit Paper Prompt: Word, PDF
      • Social Science Unit Paper Rubric: WordPDF
  • Rob Montgomery (Writing 2):
    • Rob Montgomery's Assignments and Rubrics: WordPDF
  • Sarah Hirsch (Writing 2):
    • Sarah Hirsch's Assignments and Rubrics: WordPDF
  • Susan Elizabeth Cook (Writing 2):
    • Humanities Paper Prompt: Word, PDF
    • Social Science Unit Paper Prompt: Word, PDF
    • Science Unit Paper Prompt: Word, PDF

Peer Review:

  • Humanities Peer Review Sheet: Word, PDF
  • Social Science Peer Review Sheet: Word, PDF

Unit Schedules:

  • Humanities Unit Schedule: WordPDF
  • Science Unit Schedule: Word, PDF
  • Social Science Unit Schedule: Word, PDF

Writing About the World Additional Materials from 501A

  • Close Reading of a Poem: Word, PDF
  • Pablo Neruda Close Reading Exercise: Word, PDF
  • Question of the Day for Hall Reading: Word, PDF
  • Question of the Day for Reich Reading: Word, PDF
  • Question of the Day for Eisler Reading: Word, PDF
  • Writing About the World Humanities Close Reading Handout: Word, PDF
  • Writing 501 A "Archive Hits": Word, PDF

Additional Readings for Science Unit: Academic Pieces

Many of the articles listed below were found with “Elsevier ScienceDirect”, which you can access via the UCSB library’s online databases at http://www.library.ucsb.edu/eresources/databases/data-frames.html.

Cross Cultural Science

  • The Culture Of War.(Symposium: The Costs Of War). Paul Fussell. Society v33.n6 (Sept-Oct 1996): pp53(4). [SYMPOSIUM PRESENTATION]. This piece can be reached by clicking here.
  • War, Gender And Culture: Mozambican Women Refugees. Social Science & Medicine, Volume 56, Issue 4, February 2003, Pages 713-724. Tina Sideris. [ARTICLE]. This piece can be reached by clicking here.

The Environment in Global Contexts

  • Protecting the Natural Environment in Wartime: Ethical Considerations from the Just War Tradition. Gregory Reichberg; Henrik Syse. Journal of Peace Research. Vol. 37, No. 4, Special Issue on Ethics of War and Peace (Jul., 2000), pp. 449-468. Stable URL: http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0022-3433%28200007%2937%3A4%3C449%3APTNEIW%3E2.0.CO%3B2-7. [ARTICLE]. This piece can be reached by clicking here.
  • Science In The Intifada: Cutting-Edge Genetics Takes Great Discipline And Skill--Try Doing It In A War Zone. (Bethlehem University geneticist studies hereditary deafness). Sam Jaffe. The Scientist 17.9 (May 5, 2003): p50(2). [SHORT ARTICLE]. This piece can be reached by clicking here.

Race, Gender Oppression and Science

  • Life On The Frontlines: One Woman's Evolution From Warrior To Diplomat. Mary Kirk. NWSA Journal 17.1 (Spring 2005): p45(13). [FULL ARTICLE]. This piece can be reached by clicking here.
  • On The Battlefield Of Women's Bodies: An Overview Of The Harm Of War To Women. Women's Studies International Forum, Volume 27, Issues 5-6, November-December 2004, Pages 431-445. H. Patricia Hynes. [FULL ARTICLE]. This piece can be reached by clicking here.

War and Peace

  • Life On The Frontlines: One Woman's Evolution From Warrior To Diplomat. Mary Kirk. NWSA Journal 17.1 (Spring 2005): p45(13). [FULL ARTICLE]. This piece can be reached by clicking here.
  • On The Battlefield Of Women's Bodies: An Overview Of The Harm Of War To Women. Women's Studies International Forum, Volume 27, Issues 5-6, November-December 2004, Pages 431-445. H. Patricia Hynes. [FULL ARTICLE]. This piece can be reached by clicking here.
  • Protecting the Natural Environment in Wartime: Ethical Considerations from the Just War Tradition. Gregory Reichberg; Henrik Syse. Journal of Peace Research. Vol. 37, No. 4, Special Issue on Ethics of War and Peace (Jul., 2000), pp. 449-468. Stable URL: http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0022-3433%28200007%2937%3A4%3C449%3APTNEIW%3E2.0.CO%3B2-7. [ARTICLE]. This piece can be reached by clicking here.
  • The Culture Of War.(Symposium: The Costs Of War). Paul Fussell. Society v33.n6 (Sept-Oct 1996): pp53(4). [SYMPOSIUM PRESENTATION]. This piece can be reached by clicking here.
  • War, Gender And Culture: Mozambican Women Refugees. Social Science & Medicine, Volume 56, Issue 4, February 2003, Pages 713-724. Tina Sideris. [ARTICLE]. This piece can be reached by clicking here.

Other Interesting Texts

  • A Reconsideration Of The Idealistic Vision Of Science For Peace. Technology in Society, Volume 23, Issue 3, August 2001, Pages 441-450. G. Schméder. [SHORT ARTICLE]. This piece can be reached by clicking here.
  • The Social Process Of Science. (editorial). Gerard Piel. Science v231.(Jan 17, 1986): pp201(1). [SHORT ARTICLE]. This piece can be reached by clicking here.
  • Pieces I’ve Used:
    • This first piece is from a science unit on iPods and hearing loss. It is from a popular magazine. Gregory Mott. “The iPod and the Fury” From January 17, 2006 Washington Post. [NEWPAPER ARTICLE]. This piece can be reached by clicking here.
    • This piece is referred to in the piece, and it is the actual research. Brian J. Fligor and L. Clarke Cox. “Output Levels of Commercially Available Portable Compact Disc Players and the Potential Risk to Hearing”. Ear & Hearing • Dec 2004. [ARTICLE]. This piece can be reached by clicking here.

First Days of Class

Chris' First Day of Writing 2: Below are a cluster of sources that I used on the first day of class at the beginning of fall 2005. The things most useful to you are probably the following: "Syllabus Run Through Overhead", "Getting to Know You Handout," "Scavenger Hunt Handout," and "Syllabus." You might also want to look at "Week One Lesson Plans" to see how all of this comes together.

Icebreakers on the Web: Below are four good sites loaded with "ice breaker" activities that you can use to get your class interacting and getting to know each other.

Diagnostic Writing Prompts: Below are a few sites that might help you get a bead on how students are writing. Getting a writing sample on the first or second day of class is really important, so you can begin to get to know your students.

Good General Sites on College Writing to Explore

Below are some good resources to being looking at to get a sense of the field of composition and the teaching of Composition

Materials for the Teaching of Writing

Do not Fret, there are many more materials to come over the next few days, weeks and months. What is below is just a start.

Materials for the Teaching Reading

Do not Fret, there are many more materials to come over the next few days, weeks and months. What is below is just a start.

Peer Review

Do not Fret, there are many more materials to come over the next few days, weeks and months. What is below is just a start.

Again, welcome, and if you need to contact me, then email me at cdean@writing.ucsb.edu. I look forward to working with you this semester--both face-to-face and in cyberspace.


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