EI 301 Academic Writing I
FA 2010 HOB
MA TESLMA FrenchBSE English and French
August 16 - December 10, 2010
T - Th
1:00 - 2:15 PM
Additional Resources: Addiitional materials will be provided by instructor
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This course introduces the advanced-level student to different rhetorical styles of writing, such as narrative, comparison/contrast, process, and so on, along with the requisite grammar.
The instructor believes that students are best able to achieve their learning goals in a secure environment. Mutual respect and cooperation are therefore essential at all times in the classroom. By working closely with both the instructor and classmates, students will become more aware and independent language learners. The instructor's ultimate goal is to equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge so that they may take control of and direct their own learning.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Your core assessment in this course will consist of two portfolios, one due at the midterm and one due at the end of term. These portfolios will consist of grammar exercises and quizzes, vocabulary exercises, written work such as journal entries, and essay drafts and final versions. For each portfolio, a complete list will be furnished one week before it is due. DO NOT DISCARD ANY OF YOUR WORK. Portfolios should be presented neatly organized in a binder, with name and date of submission clearly marked on the front.
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Late Submission of Course Materials:
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
EI301 Academic Writing
Read article (due Aug 26)
Subjects, Fake Verbs, Complements
Online quiz on article due 8/25
Complements, cont., Compounds
Purposes for Writing
Assigned exercises; online quiz for vocabulary from article due Sept 7
Test on Verbs/Subjects/Complements
Go over test
Continue with Willy Wilkins
Independent and dependent clauses
Comma splices and fused sentences
Writing in class
Read “Rapping Nasty”
Discuss “Rapping Nasty”
Discuss “Rapping Nasty”
Ordering of details
Revising a paragraph
Vocabulary test over “Rapping Nasty”
Online vocabulary test due by Oct 8
Fall break – no class
Write an introductory paragraph; critique with a partner; revise.
Test on clauses, comma splices, fused sentences, faulty parallelism and dangling modifiers Oct 26
Write a concluding paragraph; critique with a partner; revise
Words of transition
Final paper due Nov 2
Read “Fire, Hope and Charity” by Nov 4
Go over test
Final copy of paper due in dropbox by Wednesday 11:59
Discuss “Fire, Hope and Charity”
Vocabulary test Nov 16
In class writing
Veteran’s Day – no class
Online vocabulary test due 11/17
Read “Pursuit of Happiness”
Discuss “Pursuit of Happiness”
Interview 3 people for final paper
Thanksgiving – no class
In class writing
Online vocabulary test due Dec 3
FINAL 1-3 p.m.
This schedule is subject to change.
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 92
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 95-96Five unexcused absences in the semester will result in the student's grade being lowered one letter grade.
Three tardies (without a valid reason) will constitute an unexcused absence.
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 .
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