Eng 102-14: English Composition II
Instructor: Lisa Wenger Phone: 334-5867 (w) or (336) 775-2255 (h)
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Mailbox: 133 McIver
ENG 102 is similar to ENG 101 in its emphasis on writing. However, 102 expands the field to include spoken communication as well. This course is both writing and speaking intensive.
è Interpret and evaluate argumentative discourse, including writing and speech
è Construct cogent arguments
è Communicate those arguments clearly, coherently and effectively
è Locate, synthesize, and evaluate relevant information
è Demonstrate an understanding of the aims and methods of intellectual discourse
è Weight evidence and evaluate arguments of differing viewpoints
This course will utilize group work and group projects, informal and formal speeches, discussion, written assignments, and research to strengthen both your speaking and writing abilities. Peer and instructor feedback, as well as revision, will be utilized to enhance and expand these skills. You also will build researching skills through various projects that call for argument analysis, argument evaluation, and argument development.
Worthen: The Harcourt Anthology of Drama, Brief edition
Aaron: The Little, Brown Essential Handbook for Writers, 3rd edition
This course is graded on a point system, building toward a cumulative total which is then calculated at the end of the semester into percentage grades.
Freewritings 5 points each
Peer Evaluation Forms 10 points each
Impromptu Speech 15 points
Participation 100 points
(includes group work, class discussions, etc)
Playbill Project & Presentation 100 points
Group Discussion Lead & Papers 150 points
Character Monologue & Script 150 points
Drama Research Paper & Presentation 200 points
Act Rewrite & Paper 150 points
Final Portfolio 100 points
You are allowed 2 absences. After the 2nd absence, your grade will be lowered one letter grade for each absence. If you miss more than 4 classes, you will be dropped.
Your final grade will also be docked if you are repetitively late.
Missing due dates: Unless you have a valid reason for missing (i.e. doctor’s note, funeral, etc…), if you do miss a class when an assignment was due, or an in-class writing or activity was done, you will get a zero. Additionally, your final participation grade will be lowered.
Late Papers: Papers will be docked 10% of the final grade for each day they are late. Hence, papers that are 10 days late automatically get a 0.
As ideas and information will freely flow in class, respect for others is imperative. Disrespectful behavior toward classmates will not be tolerated, and students will be asked to leave the classroom and marked absent for the day.
Additionally, cell phones and pagers should be turned off during class.
In any writing class, plagiarism is a great risk. Plagiarism includes the use of the words or ideas of another person or organization without clearly naming the original source. All sources must be credited properly and any use of the original source’s wording must be enclosed in quotation marks.
Plagiarism is a violation of the Academic Integrity Policy (see student handbook or www.uncg.edu/saf/studiscp/Honor.html). If you have any questions are concerns regarding accidental plagiarism in an assignment, please see me before the paper is due.
If you need help with your
writing, please take advantage of the
THE SPEAKING CENTER
If you would like to request accommodations for a disability that could affect your performance in this course, please contact me and/or the office of Disability Services at 334-5440
This syllabus is subject to change. Students are responsible to note any such changes.