English 101 Section 08 Fall 2002
Instructor: Ken Rumble Office: 136E McIver
Mailbox: 132 McIver Email: email@example.com
Office Phone Number: 334-5837 Course Location: Curry 331
Course Time: M, W, F 10am - 10:50am
A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines
The Art of the Tale edited by Daniel Halpern
Objectives: This is an introduction to writing course. Our goals are to develop the skills that will allow us to write in a scholarly and persuasive way. To accomplish these goals we will read contemporary and classic short stories and a novel.
At the completion of this course, the student will be able to:
· Interpret and evaluate argumentative discourse, including writing and speech
· Construct cogent arguments
· Communicate those arguments clearly, coherently and effectively
· Locate, synthesize, and evaluate relevant information
· Demonstrate an understanding of the aims and methods of intellectual discourse
· Weigh evidence and evaluate the arguments of differing viewpoints
· The skills knowledge, and/or attitudes engendered should be foundational and applicable to a significant range of discourse
· The proposal should indicate how the course will satisfy both these expectations
Requirements: In order to pass this course (with a "C") you must satisfactorily fulfill the following requirements:
- Write four papers. Each paper must be submitted in a folder (not a three-ring binder), along with the rough drafts, signed peer review comments from draft workshops, and other materials and notes that represent the various stages of the paper's development (including notes and photocopies and printout from any sources you have used.) Papers must be handed in by the end of class the day they are due. Late papers will lose one whole letter grade per day (B to C).
- Revise a paper.
- Complete all homework assignments (reading and writing).
- Maintain regular attendance and active participation as both reader and writer in draft workshops, in class exercises, and classroom discussions.
Attendance: Regular attendance is required. Your grade will be lowered for poor attendance, down to and including an "F." Specifically, you have three unexcused absences. Absences beyond that will lower your grade. If you miss class it is your responsibility to get the assignments from another student and complete the work. If you miss more then eight classes you automatically fail this course, no exceptions. If you miss class as a result of illness, family emergency, or religious obligation, it will be excused if you bring a note from an appropriate person (doctor, family member, etc.) Being late to class three times equals an unexcused absence. English 101 depends on your presence and participation every day.
Grades: When figuring your overall grade, I will use the following formula:
Paper #1 10%
Paper #2 15%
Paper #3 20%
Paper #4 25%
Homework (Draft workshop) 15%
Office Conferences: Think of my office as an extension of the classroom and use my office hours to discuss any aspect of your reading or writing: problems, questions, papers you're working on, ideas you wish to develop, strategies you'd like to try, and so on. Plan on having at least two conferences with me this semester to discuss your work and your progress in the course.
Plagiarism: Plagiarism demonstrates contempt for ethical standards, your instructor, and your classmates. If you commit plagiarism, you will fail this course. You will also be referred to the Dean of Students who may recommend expulsion for academic dishonesty.
Format: Your papers must be typed in black ink, double spaced, on one side of the page only, and have no title page. Place your name, date, class, and name of the assignment in the upper right hand corner of the paper. Place the title at the top of page one. Number all pages. Staple all papers securely together.
Paper Extensions: I will grant extensions on papers only if: the request is submitted in writing with the proposed deadline, and the request is submitted, at the latest, by the end of the class period before the paper is due. No explanation is necessary for an extension.
If you have a disability that will effect your participation in this course, please let me or the Dean know so that we can accommodate your full participation in class.
Reminder: At the end of the semester, you will submit a portfolio of your work including all the major papers as well as any revision that you and I have agreed you wi ed you will undertake.
English 101 Section 08 Syllabus Fall 2002
Instructor: Ken Rumble
LBD -- A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines
AT -- The Art of the Tale edited by Daniel Halpern
WM -- Writing Matters
Mon. 19. Introduction to course and course materials. Reading and writing.
Wed. 21. WM 11 - 22. College writing. Introduction to paper 1.
Fri. 23. AT 94 - 97.
Mon. 26. AT 411 - 416.
Wed. 28. AT 77 - 81.
Fri. 30. WM 38 - 43. Narrative examples.
Mon. 2. No Class -- Labor Day
Wed. 4. Thesis and sentence and paragraph coherence. Peer review practice.
Fri. 6. Peer review. WM 86 - 101.
Mon. 9. Conferences.
Wed. 11. Paper 1 due. Introduce paper 2. WM 44.
Fri. 13. AT 318 - 322.
Mon. 16. AT 341 - 346.
Wed. 18. Descriptive fieldtrip.
Fri. 20. AT 323 - 330.
Mon. 23. AT 184 - 196.
Wed. 25. Peer review.
Fri. 27. Conferences.
Mon. 30. Paper 2 due. Introduce Research paper. WM 57 - 58.
Wed. 2. MLA documentation. Plagiarism. WM 102.
Fri. 4. Library research visit.
Mon. 7. LBD Chptrs 1 - 4.
Wed. 9. LBD Chptrs 5 - 8.
Fri. 11. LBD Chptrs 9 - 12.
Mon. 14. No Class -- Fall Break
Wed. 16. LBD Chptrs 13 - 18.
Fri. 18. LBD Chptrs 19 - 21.
Mon. 21. LBD Chptrs 22 - 26.
Wed. 23. LBD Chptrs 27 - 31.
Fri. 25. Research paper examples WM 58 - 72.
Mon. 28. Peer review.
Wed. 30. Conferences.
Fri. 1. Paper 3 due. Introduce argument paper. WM 49 - 50.
Mon. 4. AT 18 - 27.
Wed. 6. AT 110 - 121.
Fri. 8. AT 612 - 621.
Mon. 11. AT 488 - 501.
Wed. 13. AT 481 -487.
Fri. 15. Argument paper examples WM 50 - 56.
Mon. 18. Peer review.
Wed. 20. Conferences.
Fri. 22. Paper 4 due. Introduce revision assignment.
Mon. 25. Review.
Wed. 27. No Class -- Thanksgiving Break
Fri. 29. No Class -- Thanksgiving Break
Mon. 2. Revision exercise.
Wed. 4. Peer review.
Fri. 6. Conferences.
Mon. 9. Last day of class. Revision and portfolio due.