Class: TR, 2:00
Instructor: Julie Funderburk Office: McIver 136-F
Phone: 334-5837 Hours:
By appointment; W 11
In this course you will read and write critically about texts, ideas, and experience from an individual point of view. Most of you are just beginning your college career, and this class provides you an opportunity to affirm yourself as a student, as one who actively seeks knowledge and understanding and one who endeavors to communicate effectively.
Student Learning Goals:
You will develop skills that include the ability to write for a variety of purposes, to consider the demands of audience, to understand how style and voice contribute to communication, to challenge your own ideas by investigating the ideas of others, and to revise your work. By the end of the course, given your efforts in class and outside of class, you should:
Be aware that it takes multiple drafts to create and complete a successful text
Develop strategies for revising, editing, and proofreading
Understand the collaborative and social aspects of writing processes
to critique your own and others
Develop knowledge about structure, paragraphing, tone, and mechanics
Control such features as syntax, grammar, punctuation, and spelling
Integrate your own ideas with those of others
Understand the relationships among language, knowledge, and power
Fields of Reading, Motives for Writing, 6th ed. Comley, Hamilton, Klaus, Scholes, and Sommers.
The Selected Stories. Richard Bausch.
A number of handouts. You must make it your responsibility to keep these handouts in one available and sacred place.
Your own writings and your classmates
Attendance is required. You are
You are required to come to class having read
the material, ready to actively participate in class discussion. You should
always bring the appropriate text with you. There will be in-class writing
assignments and group activities that will require you to have pen and
loose-leaf paper on-hand. There will be 4 formal papers of at least 4 pages
each (you will also hand in drafts), required conferences (probably 3), at
least 4 short papers of 1
50% participation (includes, but is not limited to, attendance; class and group discussion, activities, and writing assignments; midterm portfolio; and any presentations or quizzes).
50% final portfolio (at least 20+ pages of polished writing, including four formal papers).
Late work policy:
There are numerous writing assignments for this class, so in order for things to run smoothly, they must be kept simple. That means no late work. If you are absent, you must make arrangements for the assignment to be turned in prior to class. All writing assignments must be typed or computer generated, double-spaced. I always expect 12-point type and 1-inch margins. Missed assignments receive zeroes, which lower your participation grade (which is 50% of your final grade).
We will schedule three one-on-one conferences. If you forget or miss your conference, it counts as an absence in class. You may schedule additional conferences as needed. If you are experiencing difficulties in the class for any reason, feel free to talk to me.
The Writing Center is located in 101 McIver
and is open Monday