ENG 101-18, English Composition
Fall 2001, McIver 140, MWF, 1:00
ENG 101 focuses on the four main purposes of expository writing: to report, explain, argue and reflect, while emphasizing the art of critical revision. You will write one major paper (3 - 5 pp) for each kind of writing, plus a text/image paper. Throughout the course, you will also be asked to complete in-class and out-of-class assignments, many of these are scheduled assignments. Notice as well, drafts of your papers have specific due dates. Additionally, we will read the collection of short stories by Andrea Barrett.
Your work will undergo serious consideration and subsequent reconstruction. You are responsible for becoming a critical reader of your own work and the work of your classmates. Your drafts will be studied throughout each paper, and three required conferences are scheduled into the course. My office hours are listed below, and I am happy to meet with you then to supplement our conferences and classwork.
What you need to know about me is that I take your writing seriously. When you turn in a paper, I will read it wholistically, asking these questions: How does the paper succeed as an entity? Where does it shy away or detour from itself? We will discuss these issues, and your papers will be returned to you with comments, not grades.
At midterm (see schedule) you will receive a letter grade based on all of your work: participation, presence, the development of your critical eye towards written work, etc. You will receive a final letter grade at the end of the semester based on your willingness to work and develop your writerly identity, particularly as shown throughout the course, and finally in your end-of-term portfolio. When you have questions about your progress, please come see me during office hours.
Due dates are scheduled to provide you plenty of time to complete your work without missing class. Plan to attend every classyou know why attendance is important; I won
You are bound by the UNCG Honor Code. Understand what constitutes plagiarism.
The Writing Center is located in McIver 101. I urge you to take advantage of it. x 4-3125