EN 105 First Yr Wrtng Seminar I:Critical Reading,Writing andThinking Across Contexts.
F2T 2010 DL
Cynthia Whitesel, Ph.D.
Senior Instructor, Adjunct
Ph.D. Education Policy Studies, Curriculum Theory, and LeadershipMA Comparative LiteratureBA Comparative Literature
online in Nottingham, PA
anytime 24/7 via chat or email
610-998-0302 Call after 9:00 a.m. and before 9:00 p.m. Eastern TZ
610-613-5653 (Verizon cell phone less reliable)
10/18/2010 - 12/12/2010
TBA - online
Textbook: Text: 50 Essays: A Portable Anthology.
Cohen, Ed. 2nd Ed. Bedford St. Martins, 2007.
Text: The Craft of Revision.
Murray. 5th Ed. Thomson/Wadsworth, 2007.
Text: Portfolio Keeping, 2nd Ed.,
Reynolds and Rice, Bedford St. Martins, 2009.
Text: Easy Writer: A Pocket Reference, 4th Ed.,
Author: Lunsford, Bedford St. Martins, 2009.
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
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My teaching philosophy is reflected in guiding you through this course experience, being available to you when you have questions or need some additional help, and assisting you in your efforts toward success. Together, we will explore writing and ideas about writing, critical thinking and writing and writing to think. This course will help you find your own writing voice. In this class, we use journals, collaborative discussions, dialog, written work, and revisions to help you practice your new learning and understanding. I believe it is important for students to take a proactive stance when it comes to seeking out guidance. When I give you comments on each of your essays, I emphasize different aspects of writing, not just grammar and mechanics, but also development, organization, style, diction, and tone. Emphasis is placed on class discussions as part of the critical thinking and writing process.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Every course has a Core Assessment, which is one assignment given in all sections of the course. For En 105 the Core Assessment consists of one final-draft essay from each student’s portfolio, chosen by the student, plus a Reflective Essay. Written at the end of term, the Reflective Essay must describe in significant detail the student’s strengths and a discussion of opportunities for improvement as revealed in the complete portfolio. The reflective essay must also analyze the student’s overall development as a writer over the duration of the semester/term.
Although all students in all sections will present a portfolio that includes evidence of prewriting and multiple drafts, the Core Assessment will consist only of one final-draft essay and the Reflective Essay.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
All graded components of the course include detailed assignment descriptions and grading criteria.
Grading: The grading scale for EN 105 maintains an “A” as 90-100%; a “B” as 80-89%, and so on.
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
We will treat one another with respect in our postings, discussions, and emails. All peer reviews will be constructive, respectful, and authentic in content. Students, please address one another by name and sign your own name, since the threads can be confusing.
Active Reading, Critical Thinking, Effective Writing
Read/Discuss: Readings from Murray and Reynolds and Rice, additional reading located in “Document Sharing.”
Write: Post introduction; begin writer’s journal. Week 1 journal is due each Saturday at noon.
Rhetorical Analysis and Persuasion
Focus on Focus
Development and Organization
All Writing is Revising
Reflecting as a Writer
Academic Research and Writing: Looking Ahead
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Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92-93I do have plagiarism checking software and will use it if necessary.
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Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96You should plan on coming to class at the beginning of each week to see what is due that week and when it is due. Checking in early and frequently is important to your success!
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