Course Syllabus

Writing Political Theory (Fall 2011)

Date

In-Class Focus

For Class

Writing From

9/8

What’s your thesis?

Giving & getting feedback

Lipson, Part I
Post a preliminary reading list (see pp. 29-33 in Lipson).

Josh

9/15

Framing your inquiry
Dedicating time to your project

Lipson, Part II & Ch. 15

Post a work schedule

Shea

9/22

Why do you write?

Research strategies

Orwell, “Why I write”; Lipson, Part III

Austin & Elias

9/29

The Writing Life

What a good opening can do

Dillard, pick an essay; Lipson, Ch. 8-10.

Ethan & Grace

10/6

Staying on Task

Lipson Part V

Josh & Shea

10/13

How not to write

Orwell, “Politics & the English Language”

Julianna & Drew

10/20

Summarizing another’s argument

Post annotated bibliography (See Lipson 84-85)

Sam & Elias

10/27

Keeping it short and sweet

Dillard, Chapter 1

Josh & Shea

11/3

The beauty of the counter argument

Dillard, Chapter 2

Ethan & Grace

11/10

What’s your main point?

Dillard, Chap. 3

Austin & Drew

11/17

Memorable Endings


Julianna & Elias

11/24

Thanksgiving



12/1

Final Class (Poster Session)



12/9



Senior I’s drafts due

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