University of North Carolina
English Composition 101-24
Gretchen Martin, Fall 2002
"Writing For Life"
Meeting Time: TR 9:30 - 10:45 HEHP 336
Office: Petty Science Building O1H
Phone: 334-3294 Home: 691-9780
Office Hours: MW 9am-11am
Models for Writers
Rules of Thumb: a guide for writers
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman - Ernest Gaines
Although we will be reading quite a bit of text, the bulk of the class work will center around your writing. You will be writing for the rest of your college career so use
this class as a place to get comfortable with writing. I expect you to keep up with assignments and come prepared for each class period. Only those who complete
all the required course work will receive a passing grade.
I will get back assignments in a timely fashion and make myself available during office hours and other hours as needed.
At the completion of this course, you 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
Attendance and Assignment Policy
This course will be very activity and group work oriented and regular attendance and class participation are crucial to your success in this course. After 3 absences of any kind, your grade will be dropped a third of a grade for each absence thereafter. I do not distinguish between excused and unexcused absences.
*Assignments will be handed in on time or they will not be accepted unless prior arrangements have been made with me. Please see me if you anticipate missing a deadline.
*Plagiarism will not be tolerated.
*Appropriate spelling, punctuation, and grammar is expected on all work turned in.
Your final grade will be based on the following percentages:
Narration Essay 20%
Expository Essay 20%
Argument Essay 20%
Research Annotated Bibliography 10%
Participation 10% (this is not a give-away; you must earn this grade)
Final Portfolio 10%
This is a resource open to all students at the university for getting feedback on drafts in progress. The writing center is located at 101 McIver. Hours: M-R 9am-8pm, F 9am-3pm.
T: Grammar - Intro 1-4
R: Nuts & Bolts
T: Narration "In Praise of the F Word"
T: Narration Essay Due - Workshop
R: Narration Essay Due
T: Expository (Thesis) "Anxiety: Challenge by Another Name"
R: Expository Activity
T: Expository Activity
R: Expository Essay Due - Workshop
T Conferences - Miss Jane Pittman p. 1-46:
R: Conferences - Miss Jane Pittman p. 46-106
T:Argument - Complete Jane Pittman
T: Debate Prep
R: Debate Prep
T: Debate Presentation
R: Argument Essay Due - Workshop
Week 13 Nov 12 & 14
T: Thanksgiving Break
R: Thanksgiving Break
R: Presentations - Last Day of Class - Portfolio Due
*This syllabus is subject to change, so bring it with you to class each day.