EN 106 First Yr Wrtng Seminar II:Academic Research & Writing
S1J 2011 DN
Edwards, Gregory M.
Senior Adjunct Faculty
BA English, University of Missouri-Kansas CityMA Literature, Baker University
Daytime (816) 833.0524 ext 4304 (CST)
Evenings and Weekends (816) 721.3535 (CST)
1/10/11 – 3/6/11
5:30 - 9:50 PM
EN 105 or equivalent
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
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Educational Philosophy: The instructor believes in the importance of effective communication in academic conversation 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 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:
Research Paper Thesis 25 pts
Research Paper Outline 35 pts
Draft Research Paper 80 pts
Final Research Paper 150 pts
1000 points possible
Late Submission of Course Materials:
In-class work cannot be made up, as it involves classroom discussion and other group activity.
At instructor's discretion alternatives may be utilized.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
All students are expected to be fully prepared, on time and in attendance for all classes. Respect yourself and others. Do not allow phones or other disturbances to disrupt class. Only persons enrolled in the course may be present during class.
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 work.
Course topics and assignments may be altered or adjusted at the instructor’s discretion. Additional reading may be assigned by instructor.
Essays and papers must be submitted electronically to the course’s online eCompanion before any credit will be applied.
Students are encouraged to read the Introduction (pp1-7) in text Portfolio Keeping prior to first class meeting.
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 originate after the 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 95-96Instructor will determine whether an absence is excused or unexcused. If a student misses class s/he is responsible for missed work and lecture material. In-class work cannot be made up, as it involves classroom discussion and other group activity. Late arrivals and early departures will 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 .Please inform instructor of any special needs during first week of class.
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