EN 106 First Yr Wrtng Seminar II:Academic Research & Writing
F1J 2010 DN
Klingensmith, Eric L.
Adjunct Instructor of English
MA in EnglishBS Ed in English, Speech and Theatre
Downtown Room 808 prior to class
By Appointment Only
August 16-October 10, 2010
5:30 - 9:50 PM
EN105 or its equivalent
Portfolio Keeping: A Guide For Students, Reynolds and Rice. 2nd ed. Boston: Bedford, 2006, ISBN: 978-0-312-41909-7
Easy Writer: A Pocket Handbook, Lunsford. 4th ed. Boston: Bedford, 2010, ISBN: 978-0-312-55425-5
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The instructor's educational philosophy is student-centered in that all aspects of the course are designed with interactive discussions and much student input. The basis of this course includes lectures, readings, quizzes (announced and unannounced), examinations, internet/website assignments, in-class writings, peer evaluations, and formal writing assignments. The instructor will engage the student using disputatious learning to encourage the active discussion of ideas, issues, and theories.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Every course has a Core Assessment, which is one assignment given in all sections of the course. For En 106 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:
Grading: 615 points total
Portfolio is worth 200 points
Annotated Bibs and Proof of Research—35 points
Revised Outline—15 points
Rough Draft of Essay—50 points
Rough Draft of Works Cited page—25 points
Peer Evaluations—30 points
Final Drafts of Essay and Works Cited—100 points
Class Participation and Attendance—25 points
Media Center Research Exercise--25 points
Final Exam—50 points
F—59% and below
Late Submission of Course Materials: The late submission of course material will not be accepted for a grade. All assignments are due on or before the due date. Only special circumstances which have been approved via e-mail or in class by the instructor will be accepted beyond the due date.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are responsible for clicking on the link below and thoroughly reading each Online course policy. If you have questions about any of these policies, please contact your instructor for clarification.
Online Course Policies
Instructor Contact - Throughout the course, you will have questions about assignments and other matters. You have several channels available to you for communicating course concerns with your instructor. Email is generally the most convenient channel, but you should also take advantage of posting questions that might benefit your peers in the Office area and contacting your instructor by phone as needed. I will make every effort to respond to all messages and inquiries within 48 hours and return all formal grades within one week of the deadline for completion of the work.
Class 1—Portfolio Keeping Discussion and Chapters 1 and 2
Class 2—Chapters 3, 4, and 5 with selected essays from Part II
Class 3—Chapters 6 and 7 with selected essays from Part II
Class 4—Chapters 8, 9, and 10 with selected essay from Part II
Class 5—Discovery, Narrow Topic, Develop Research Questions, Create Thesis, and Outline Essay
Class 6—Research using computer lab and other databases as well as the library on campus; create annotated bibs and extended version of the outline with research
Class 7—Peer Evaluations in class
Class 8—Final Exam and Portfolios Due
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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 92-93
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 95-96
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 .
Last Updated:7/16/2010 1:08:12 PM