English 101-28Fall '01 Tue/Thur 9:30-10:45 McIver 139a www.uncg.edu/~scstewar/nook.html
Shannon C. StewartPetty 01F Tue/Thur 12:45-2:15 & by appointment firstname.lastname@example.org
This class is an introduction to college-level composition and textual interpretation and evaluation. We will practice critical thinking, composition skills, organization, editing and revision with an emphasis on forms appropriate to collegiate writing. The main goal of English 101-28 is to develop your ability to write effective essays that have a variety of purposes and audiences. Your work in this course should help prepare you to think and to write effectively in your other college courses, on the job, and in the world beyond college.
The Call to Write(Trimbur), Writing Matters 2001-2002, Ship Fever (Barrett), and any college-level writing guide
folder with pockets, computer disk, and an email account that you check regularly
By the End of the Semester You Should Be ABle to:
plan papers through the process known as prewriting, which helps you generate ideas, choose a subject, refine your thesis, define your readers, develop a purpose for writing the paper and explore strategies to achieve your purpose;
compose papers that are unified, fully developed, logically organized, clearly written, and engage your readers
evaluate, revise, edit, proofread, and otherwise improve your own writing;
interpret and evaluate what you read and hear through the study of a variety of readings and presentations, including those of other students as well as published authors;
demonstrate a working knowledge of the grammatical and mechanical conventions of standard written English.
Instructional & Evaluative Methods:
Classes will take a variety of forms including lecture, workshops, group work, and in-class writing and will reflect a decided focus on collective learning. However, you will also write and read outside of class on your own. My goal is for you to become a more confident writer, and this can only happen if you participate in all class activities, complete assignments on time and ask questions when you do not understand something.
Since our focus is on writing as a process, I will evaluate and make extensive comments concerning each piece of writing you submit, but I will not assign grades to individual papers. Instead, I will give you a midterm "so far" grade which, in combination with the comments I make on your papers and our discussions in conferences, should give you a sense of how you are doing in the course. Your final grade will be based on your timely and successful completion of all course requirements, your active class participation, your willingness to revise and rethink your writing (25%), and your mid-term (25%) and final (50%) portfolios of polished writing.
4-5 essays (20 pages of revised writing), in-class writings, group activities, one-on-one conferences with me, writing portfolios (collections of your work), and a journal (details will be given in class)
All work for this class MUST be done in the spirit of the UNCG Academic Integrity Policy, which can be found in your student handbook and online. Do not plagiarize! (Don
Attendance & Late Work Policies:
You are expected to be here and to be on time. This course involves a great deal of in-class and group workthe sort that is impossible to make up outside of class. If you miss more than three classes (excused or unexcused), I will suggest that you drop the course. Excessive tardies and absences will significantly and negatively affect your grade, and if you miss work, YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO MAKE IT UP. (Read that sentence againI am serious!). If, however, you know that you will have to miss class, make arrangements with me prior to your absence. Deadlines will be adhered to strictly, and late work will be accepted only in the most extreme circumstances.
I cannot overemphasize the importance of getting feedback on your writing. In the form of the Writing Center, UNCG offers this service for free in 101 McIver. Please go by the Center for a consultation during any stage of your assignments (brainstorming, planning, organizing, composing, revising, editing, or proofreading) from 9-8 Monday through Thursday and 9-3 on Fridays. Drop in, or call 334-3125 to make an appointment!
8-21 & 23 Week One INTRODUCTION TO COURSE & TO EACH OTHER
8-28 & 30 Week Two RETHINKING READING & WRITING
RHETORICAL TRIANGLE & FIRST COLLEGE ENGLISH ESSAY
9-4 & 6 Week Three CAPTURING & ORGANIZING IDEAS
DOING GROUP WORK WELL & WORKSHOP OF PAPER ONE
9-11 & 13 Week Four READING, CAPTURING, ORGANIZING & EVALUATING IDEAS
9-18 & 20 Week Five TALKING ABOUT IDEAS
MANDATORY CONFERENCES IN THE COFFEE SHOP
9-25 & 27 Week Six GAINING CONTROL
WORKSHOP OF PAPER ONE
10-2 & 4 Week Seven PULLING IT ALL TOGETHER
SPECIAL TOPIC JUST FOR YOU
THE REST OF THE DAILY SCHEDULE WILL BE POSTED AFTER FALL BREAK
clear your schedule NOW because this is mandatory--we will meet during the afternoon on
we will meet during the scheduled exam time