specialized documents

writing proposals


week 1: course introduction

27 August | introductions
Post a brief introduction to yourself on the weekly discussion forum. Include your experience with proposal writing. Read over the syllabus, and post any questions to the housekeeping area of the discussion boards.

week 2: introductions to proposals

1 September
Read Johnson-Sheehan chapter 1 (pp.1-8) and the introduction to Mikelonis, Betsinger, and Kampf (pp.1-12). Post a 300-word response to the readings in the weekly discussion forum by midnight.

3 September
Post 2, 150-word responses to your peers' reading responses to the weekly discussion forum by midnight.

week 3: foundations in genre theory

8 September
Read Miller's "Genre as Social Action" and Yates and Orlikowski's "Genre Systems." Post a 300-word response to the readings in the weekly discussion forum by midnight.

Annotated Bibliographer: Kelly Keck

10 September
Post 2, 150-word responses to your peers' reading responses to the weekly discussion forum by midnight.

week 4: genre theory to genre ecologies

15 September
Read Spinuzzi's "Four ways to investigate assemblages of texts" and "Modeling Genre Ecologies." Post a 300-word response to the readings in the weekly discussion forum by midnight.

Annotated Bibliographer: David Cowsert

17 September
Post 2, 150-word responses to your peers' reading responses to the weekly discussion forum by midnight.

week 5: researching proposals and proposal writing

22 September
Read Kent-Drury's "Bridging Boundaries," McIsaac and Aschaer's "Proposal writing at Atherton Jordan," Moeller and Christensen's "System Mapping," and Zachry, Spinuzzi, and Hart-Davidson's "Researching proposal development."Post a 300-word response to the readings in the weekly discussion forum by midnight.

Annotated Bibliographers: Quinn Grover and Karen Scarfone

24 September
Post 2, 150-word responses to your peers' reading responses to the weekly discussion forum by midnight.

week 6: semester project proposals

29 September
Post project proposal drafts to the weekly discussion forum by midnight.

1 October
Post 2, 150-word peer reviews of your classmates' proposal drafts to the weekly discussion forum by midnight.

4 october
Post project proposals to assignment dropbox by midnight.

week 7: proposals as tools for managing change

6 October
Read Johnson-Sheehan chapters 2 and 4 (pp.9-33 and 55-75) and Mikelonis, Betsinger, and Kampf part 1 (pp.13-72). Post a 300-word response to the readings in the weekly discussion forum by midnight.

Annotated Bibliographers: Liza Huang

8 October
Post 2, 150-word responses to your peers' reading responses to the weekly discussion forum by midnight.

week 8: researching tools

13 October
Read Mikelonis, Betsinger, and Kampf part 2 (pp.73-132) and look over the resources TBA. Post a 300-word response to the readings in the weekly discussion forum by midnight.

Annotated Bibliographer: Sarah Velasquez

15 October
Post 2, 150-word responses to your peers' reading responses to the weekly discussion forum by midnight.

week 9: strategic planning

20 October
Read Johnson-Sheehan chapter 3 (pp.34-54) and Mikelonis, Betsinger, and Kampf part 3 (pp.133-98). Post a 300-word response to the readings in the weekly discussion forum by midnight.

Annotated Bibliographers: Cindy Averett and Linda Shaver

22 October
Post 2, 150-word responses to your peers' reading responses to the weekly discussion forum by midnight.

week 10: designing proposals

27 October
Read Johnson-Sheehan chapters 6-7 and 10 (pp.99-140 and 182-202) and Mikelonis, Betsinger, and Kampf chapters 8-9 (pp.199-250). Post a 300-word response to the readings in the weekly discussion forum by midnight.

Annotated Bibliographers: Heather Crognale

29 October
Post 2, 150-word responses to your peers' reading responses to the weekly discussion forum by midnight.

week 11: assessment and evaluation

3 November
Read Johnson-Sheehan chapter 5 (pp.76-98) and Mikelonis, Betsinger, and Kampf chapters 10-11 (pp.251-289). Post a 300-word response to the readings in the weekly discussion forum by midnight.

Annotated Bibliographers: Gayle O'Scanlon

5 November
Post 2, 150-word responses to your peers' reading responses to the weekly discussion forum by midnight.

week 12: budgets, graphs, and figures

10 November
Read Johnson-Sheehan chapters 8 and 11 (pp.141-160 and 203-219) and Mikelonis, Betsinger, and Kampf chapter12 (pp.290-316). Post a 300-word response to the readings in the weekly discussion forum by midnight.

Annotated Bibliographers: Debra Bartlett and Lisa Meiman

12 November
Post 2, 150-word responses to your peers' reading responses to the weekly discussion forum by midnight.

week 13: front and back matter

17 November
Read Johnson-Sheehan chapter 12 (pp.220-234) and Mikelonis, Betsinger, and Kampf part 5 (pp.317-374). Post a 300-word response to the readings in the weekly discussion forum by midnight.

Annotated Bibliographers: Lauren Campbell and Kathleen Hegemann

19 November
Post 2, 150-word responses to your peers' reading responses to the weekly discussion forum by midnight.

week 14: thanksgiving break

24 November
Strategize revisions to semester projects.

25-27 November
Thanksgiving holiday observed

week 15: final checks and afterthoughts

30 November
Read Mikelonis, Betsinger, and Kampf part 6 (pp.373-417).

3 December
Post drafts of your semester projects to the peer review discussion forum.

6 December
Provide at least two peers with feedback on their final project in separate, 150-word, constructive responses.

finals week

10 December
Final projects due by midnight.