EN 105 First Yr Wrtng Seminar I:Critical Reading,Writing andThinking Across Contexts.
S1J 2011 IN
Senior Adjunct Instructor
B.A. (English, Psychology)B.S.Ed. (English, Social Sciences) MO Secondary Life CertificationM.A. (English,Philosophy), Graduate Fellow, Univ. of MO - Columbia (British/American Lit.; Philosophy)
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10 January - 6 March 2011
5:30 - 9:50 PM
Additional Resources: Additional resources will be provided by the instructor or readily available at the McAfee Library, the public library, or on the internet. (NB: A word of caution - though this applies mainly to EN106 and courses requiring more research, it is worth noting that internet sources are often HIGHLY SUSPECT and frequently will not be acceptable for research support and documentation. Much will be said about this as we address the necessity of permanence as an aspect of a viable civilization and examine some ways by which each of us can avoid being bamboozled by sloppy, biased, or erroneous thinking.)
"Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence."
- Carl Sagan
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Educational Philosophy: Writing is the most effective way of preserving knowledge through time. Writing is hard work and should not be taken lightly because it provides the whole world with a portrait of the writer's mind running naked in public and leaves few secrets (as recent events regarding the Wikileaks problem make clear). Writing must be studied seriously, but "serious" doesn't mean "grim," and the production of good prose is almost universally satisfying. Because writing is necessarily eclectic, the course will be eclectic, including lectures, discussions, dramatic and analytical readings, demonstrations using artifacts from world cultures, video essays, vocabulary and concept exercises, and prescriptive grammar, documentation, and mechanics reviews. Some writing will be done impromptu, in class (good practice for taking tests), and there will be long and short take-home assignments (as indicated below). The overall goal is to produce a body of work that shows clarity, intellectual integrity, and significance; something of which to be proud.
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:
Late Submission of Course Materials: Assignments may be submitted late with the instructor's permission, but only if there is time to evaluate the work properly. Barring only exceptional circumstances (hospitalization or asteroid impacts), all work must be submitted by the last night, including a copy of the portfolio and Core Assessment essay.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Please remember to turn off cell 'phones or place them on silent notification mode. Class will break for food about 6:40 and again to enjoy the amenities of civilization about 8:15. If you wish to bring food or drink, please do so, and anyone who wishes to use a recorder or lap-top computer is also welcome to do so, but do bring plenty of paper and pens as it will be necessary to submit work in hard copies.
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 92All University rules governing academic integrity will be strictly enforced.
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 occurs in three forms: global, incremental, and patchwork, and in all three, it is stealing. Avoid even the appearance of it; it is actionable and Park University has zero tolerance for it.
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 95-96An education is the one thing Americans seem willing to pay for and not get. Having paid for EN105 and a certain implied product, why not come and collect? If you must come late, do so. (MUCH better late than never!) If you know in advance you must miss, discuss it with the instructor and plan how to fill in the gaps. If the absence is unplanned, communicate with the instructor as fast as possible to have the absence recorded as "Excused" and to find ways to catch up. NB: Although no specific number of "points" is assigned for attendance, inability to be in class and keep up with the work - for whatever cause - is almost the only block to reasonable success. This instructor is committed to adapting as much as possible to unavoidable circumstances, but in the end, each class member must honor the commitment of time necessary to fulfill course obligations. NB: If you must be absent for work or military duty, copies of travel orders should be submitted to the instructor or the camnpus director.
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 .Any appropriate adjustments to the room arrangement or general class environment that will be academically helpful to class members should be suggested to the instructor and will then be made as soon as possible.
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