Unit 1 Schedule

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WEEK 1

W, 1/17
In class: Introductions, syllabus overview, Google Drive & WordPress setup
HW:  Complete survey, read articles


WEEK 2

M, 1/22
In class: Unit 1: What is post-truth? Look at some example blogs and set up WordPress.
HW: Read Caulfield 1-6 and brainstorm facts to check

W, 1/24
In class: Checking emotions, fact-checking sites, linking and embedding in WordPress
HW: Caulfield 7-11; write your first post on WordPress (WP #1)


WEEK 3

M, 1/29
In class: Going upstream
HW: Caulfield 12-18; WP #2

W, 1/31
In class: Improving fact-checking with WordPress
HW: Caulfield, 16-17; WP #3


WEEK 4

M, 2/5
In class: Reading laterally, filter bubbles
HW: Eli Pariser’s TED talk, WP #4

W, 2/7
In class: Filter bubbles, part 2
HW: Caulfield chapters, WP #5


WEEK 5

M, 2/12
In class: Recent studies and 3 ideas for your final, Truth-O-Meter post
HW: Work on final Truth-O-Meter drafts

W, 2/14
In class: Share and discuss Truth-o-meter drafts with support from Rowan Writing Center tutors.
HW: Finish Truth-O-Meter and post by midnight M, 2/19; turn it in on W, 2/21 if you visit the Writing Center.