Course Syllabus

Writing Political Theory (Fall 2011)

 

Date

In-Class Focus

For Class

Writing From

9/6

What’s your thesis?

Giving & getting feedback

Lipson, Part I


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

Ned

9/13

Framing your inquiry;


Dedicating time to your project

Lipson, Part II & Ch. 15

Post a work schedule

Alexia & Cameron

9/20

Why do you write?

Research strategies

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

Cora & Kalie

9/27

The experience of research

What a good opening can do

Kirsch, “Introduction”; Lipson, Ch. 8-10.

Peter & Ned

10/4

Staying on Task

Lipson Part V


Alexia & Cora

10/11

The call of the project

Kirsch Chapter 1

Cameron & Kalie

10/20

Summarizing another’s argument

Post annotated bibliography (See Lipson 84-85)

Peter & Ned

10/27

How not to write

Orwell, "Politics & the English Language

Alexia & Cameron

11/1

Read the World

Kirsch, Chapter 2

Cora & Kalie

11/8

Making Connections

Kirsch, Chapter 4

Peter & Ned

11/15

Think of things in themselves

Kirsch, Chapter 15

Alexia & Cameron

11/22

Thanksgiving

 

 

 

 

11/29

Final Class

 

 

 

12/7

 

 

 

 

Senior I's drafts due

 

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