EN 105 First Yr Wrtng Seminar I:Critical Reading,Writing andThinking Across Contexts.
F1J 2010 PV
Edwards, Gregory M.
Senior Adjunct Faculty
BA English, University of Missouri-Kansas CityMA Literature, Baker University
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08/16/2010 to 10/10/2010
5:30 - 9:50 PM
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Educational Philosophy: The instructor believes in the importance of effective communication through writing, and that such a skill will enhance the human experience in all pursuits. Lecture, writing, and the analysis of one's own writing as well as the writing of others, are effective ways to improve writing skills.
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:
=1000 points possible (100%)
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Assignments submitted after the due date will lose 10% of the earned points unless prior arrangements are made and approved by instructor.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Reading and writing in this course will be extensive. Although a portion of class time will be used for reading and writing, you will need to set aside time outside of class for focused supplemental work.
Course topics and assignments may be altered or adjusted at the instructor’s discretion.
Further expectations will be provided at the first class meeting.
Students are encouraged to read the Introduction (pp1-7) in text Portfolio Keeping prior to first class meeting.
Essay draft 1 due; In-class work; Lecture and discussion; Prewriting, Process and Focus; For Week 3 read chapter 3 in COR; Additional reading and writing assignments.
Essay draft 2 due; Peer Review 1; In-class work; Lecture and discussion; Reading Analysis; For Week 4 read chapter 6 in COR and Part 1 of Portfolio Keeping; Additional reading and writing assignments.
Essay draft 3 due; Peer Review 2; In-class work; Lecture and discussion; Structure and Organization; Portfolio Keeping; For Week 5 read chapters 5 and 8 in COR; Additional reading and writing assignments.
In-class work; Lecture and discussion; Audience and Purpose; Development and Revision; For Week 6 read chapter 9 in COR; Additional reading and writing assignments.
Revision 1 due; In-class work; Lecture and discussion; Self-Analysis; For Week 7 read chapter 10 in COR and Part 2 in Portfolio Keeping; Additional reading and writing assignments.
Revision 2 due; In-class work; Lecture and discussion; Clarity and Portfolio Keeping; Portfolio and Final Exam review. Additional reading and writing assignments.
Portfolio due; Lecture and discussion; Final exam.
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated. Contact instructor if you have questions.
All work for this course must be initiated after course begins.
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 92-93Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Contact instructor if you have any questions.
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96If a student misses class s/he is responsible for work missed. Work missed due to unexcused absences can be made up, but no points will be given. Assignments missed due to excused absences, as determined by the instructor, can be made up, however, no in-class work can be made up in any case, as it involves classroom peer interaction that the student missed. Late arrivals and early departures may result in a loss of points.
Disability Guidelines:Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .Advise the instructor of any special needs.
Last Updated:7/19/2010 2:04:08 PM