Welcome to Expostion. The following is the Expo Syllabus and the assignments, journal entries and lectures.
Emphasis of the course is to prepare students for successful writing. Areas of emphasis include working on ideas for developing papers, grammar, punctuation, revision of material, work on a research paper, improvement of vocabulary, study skills and independent outside work .
REQUIRED MATERIALS: blue or black pen
folder and notebook
RECOMMENDED MATERIALS: Standard English Pocket Dictionary
READING MATERIALS: Writing Clear Essays
12 Easy Steps to Successful Research Papers
compare and contrast
cause and effect
research paper (required for passing and counts for semester exam)
WRITTEN WORK: No late work will be accepted. Papers will be typed and double-spaced. All papers must have a proper heading and title.
JOURNALS: Journals are to be kept in class on a daily basis and will count for a grade.
VOCAB QUIZZES: Vocab will be given weekly, and you will be expected to use some of the words in your daily writing. Quizzes will be given every Friday.
Expo Assignments (11/09- 12/3)
Nov. 9th- collect topics for research papers; finish meeting with students
Mon. Nov. 12th- process paper lecture; final drafts due Mon. Nov. 19th;
Tues. Nov. 13th- work on process papers; discuss research papers as needed
Wed. Nov. 14th- classtime to work on bibliographies (due Thurs.)
Thurs. Nov. 15th- collect bibliographies; help students with initial outlines and thesis
Fri. Nov. 16th- hand back bibliographies; collect outlines and thesis; work on notecards in class- one due at the end of class (will count as 1 of the 5 due mon)
Mon. Nov. 19th- collect notecards (will be graded and handed back by Tues.); collect process paper
Tues. Nov. 20th- notecards with comments handed back; classtime to work
on notes; 25 due on Mon. Nov. 26th
Wed. Nov. 21st- classtime to work on notecards
Mon. Nov. 26th- collect 25 notecards at beginning of class for grade; return papers to students
Tues. Nov. 27th- Fri. Nov. 29th- classtime to work on notecards; check each day on student progress- should complete about 10 per day; vary sources and topics; 25 cards due at beginning of class on Fri. Nov. 29th
Mon. Dec. 3rd- 45 notecards due; meetings with students on Mon- Wed 5th on paper’s progress; final outline due Thurs. Dec. 6th- rough draft due Dec. 12th;