English 101 Section 29 Policies Spring 2003
Instructor: Ken Rumble Office: 136E McIver
Mailbox: 132 McIver Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours: MWF and by appointment
Office Phone Number: 334-5837 Course Location: Graham 203
Course Time: M, W, F
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
The Art of the Tale edited by Daniel Halpern
Easy Writer by Andrea Lunsford
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.
Student Learning Goals: 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
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%
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 will undertake. Therefore, keep all the graded copies of your papers.
English 101 Section 29 Syllabus Spring 2003
Instructor: Ken Rumble
TEWW -- Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
AT -- The Art of the Tale edited by Daniel Halpern
WM -- Writing Matters
Mon. 13. Introduction
to course and course materials.
Wed. 15. WM 11 - 22. College writing. Introduction to paper 1 -- Narrative.
Fri. 17. AT 94 - 97.
Mon. 20. Martin Luther King Jr. Day -- No Class
Wed. 22. AT 77 - 81.
Fri. 24. WM 38 - 43. Narrative examples.
Mon. 27. AT 411 - 416.
Wed. 29. Thesis and sentence and paragraph coherence. Peer review practice.
Fri. 31. Peer review. WM 86 - 101.
Mon. 3. Conferences.
Wed. 5. Paper 1 due. Introduce paper 2 -- Description. WM 44.
Fri. 7. AT 318 - 322.
Mon. 10. AT 341 - 346. Descriptive exercise.
Wed. 12. Descriptive fieldtrip.
Fri. 14. AT 323 - 330.
Mon. 17. AT 184 - 196.
Wed. 19. Peer review.
Fri. 21. Conferences.
Mon. 24. Paper 2 due. Introduce Research paper. WM 57 - 58.
Wed. 26. MLA documentation. Plagiarism. WM 102.
Fri. 28. Library research visit.
Mon. 3. TEWW Chapters 1 - 3.
Wed. 5. TEWW Chapters 4 - 5.
Fri. 7. TEWW Chapters 6 - 7.
Mon. 10. No Class -- Spring Break
Wed. 12. No Class -- Spring Break
Fri. 14. No Class -- Spring Break
Mon. 17. TEWW Chapters 8 - 11.
Wed. 19. TEWW Chapters 12 - 13.
Fri. 21. TEWW Chapters 14 - 15.
Mon. 24. TEWW Chapters 16 - 18.
Wed. 26. TEWW Chapters 19 - 20.
Fri. 28. Research paper examples WM 58 - 72.
Mon. 31. Peer review.
Wed. 2. Conferences.
Fri. 4. Paper 3 due. Introduce argument paper. WM 49 - 50.
Mon. 7. AT 18 - 27.
Wed. 9. AT 110 - 121.
Fri. 11. AT 488 - 501.
Mon. 14. AT 612 - 621.
Wed. 16. AT 481 -487.
Fri. 18. No Class -- Spring
Mon. 21. Argument paper examples WM 50 - 56.
Wed. 23. Peer review.
Fri. 25. Conferences.
Mon. 28. Paper 4 due. Introduce Revision assignment.
Wed. 30. Revision exercise.
Fri. 2. Peer review.
Mon. 5. Conferences.
Tue. 6. Last Day of Class. Revision due. Portfolio due.